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Is St. Louis a real contender to land Amazon’s HQ2? Video included

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St. Louis is one of the numerous cities competing for Amazon’s second headquarters and the billions of dollars of investment that some say will come with it

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News 4 Investigates: New approach to a tax scam Video included

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Scammers stealing tax returns is nothing new. However, those behind the scam are finding new targets. 

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Alderwoman under scrutiny after lobbying for body camera company Video included

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Last month, a company offered to outfit every St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer with a camera for one year for free.  Now, Investigative Reporter Lauren Trager has learned one elected official is getting paid by that same company. 

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House sold for unpaid taxes? How to get it back Video included

Sanders told News 4 she paid her taxes in full, but city records reflect otherwise. (Credit: KMOV) Sanders told News 4 she paid her taxes in full, but city records reflect otherwise. (Credit: KMOV)
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A woman told News 4 she paid her taxes in full, but city records reflect otherwise.

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News 4 Investigates: All Seasons contractor sentenced Video included

Leo Patrick Richard was sentenced to eight years in prison, but according to the Missouri Attorney General's office, the sentence was suspended.  Credit: KMOV Leo Patrick Richard was sentenced to eight years in prison, but according to the Missouri Attorney General's office, the sentence was suspended.  Credit: KMOV
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Leo Patrick Richard was sentenced to eight years in prison, but according to the Missouri Attorney General's office, the sentence was suspended.

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How a former missile silo could be yours Video included

The site of a former missile silo is for sale in Missouri. Credit: KMOV The site of a former missile silo is for sale in Missouri. Credit: KMOV
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A property in Missouri is receiving a lot of attention after recent hurricanes and concern about nuclear conflict with North Korea

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Tickets written by MHP in St. Louis City to be prosecuted

A ticket written by Missouri Highway Patrol. Credit: KMOV A ticket written by Missouri Highway Patrol. Credit: KMOV
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If you've gotten a highway patrol speeding ticket in St. Louis recently get ready to pay up.

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In jail phone call, grandmother arrested at Galleria says protests are 'effecting change'

Karla Frye. Credit: St. Louis County PD Karla Frye. Credit: St. Louis County PD
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For the first time, we are hearing from a grandmother who was protesting at the Galleria and was arrested after police gave the order to disperse. 

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News 4 Investigates: Two public officials battle over vacant lot

Mo. State Representative Karla May and City Comptroller Darlene Green are battling over this vacant lot. Credit: KMOV Mo. State Representative Karla May and City Comptroller Darlene Green are battling over this vacant lot. Credit: KMOV
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A political battle is brewing over a vacant lot in St. Louis. This particular lot sits next door to the home of a long-serving city official. Now a Missouri state representative is crying foul after being told she can't buy the property and it's the reason for the rejection that has her so upset.

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Mother, daughter say they are fighting with bank to get paid back after being hit by scammer Video included

The Blacks' bank account at one point reached a negative of almost $1 million. (Credit: KMOV) The Blacks' bank account at one point reached a negative of almost $1 million. (Credit: KMOV)
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A North St. Louis County mother and daughter said thousands of dollars were drained from their bank account by a scammer. Now, they are fighting with the bank to get their money back.

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MO city accused of extortion after driver forced to pay extra fee for speeding ticket Video included

The attorney for a St. Louis County woman is accusing a small town north of Hannibal, MO of extorting extra fees from drivers. (Credit: KMOV) The attorney for a St. Louis County woman is accusing a small town north of Hannibal, MO of extorting extra fees from drivers. (Credit: KMOV)
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The lawyer for a local driver who was ticketed for speeding in a small town north of Hannibal, Missouri, says the city tried to force his client to pay an extra $100 fee for a speeding ticket.  

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Police logging OT during protests

Police in riot gear in downtown St. Louis Sunday night.  Credit: KMOV Police in riot gear in downtown St. Louis Sunday night. Credit: KMOV
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Police have been working long hours during protests

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Answering viewers' questions about Anthony Smith's criminal history

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News 4 continues to stay on top of protests following the Jason Stockley verdict. Protesters say it's about much more than the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, saying this is just the latest case of a police officer getting away with murder

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St. Louis police say 123 arrested during protest Sunday night

Police arresting someone during demonstrations in downtown St. Louis Sunday night. Credit: KMOV Police arresting someone during demonstrations in downtown St. Louis Sunday night. Credit: KMOV
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St. Louis police say 123 people were arrested Sunday night downtown. 

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News 4 Investigates: Separating fact from fiction in the Stockley verdict protests

A lot of speculation has sparked conversations in the St. Louis area and around the globe following the non-convictions of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. (Credit: KMOV) A lot of speculation has sparked conversations in the St. Louis area and around the globe following the non-convictions of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. (Credit: KMOV)
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A lot of speculation has sparked conversations in the St. Louis area and around the globe following the non-conviction of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. 

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West County man accused of living life of luxury on other people's money Video included

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Standing in front of a stalled construction project Laurie Rao doesn't mince words

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St. Louis City Sheriff takes precautions ahead of Stockley verdict

(Credit: The St. Louis City Sheriff said he is taking precautions ahead of the Jason Stockley verdict. (Credit: The St. Louis City Sheriff said he is taking precautions ahead of the Jason Stockley verdict.
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The St. Louis City Sheriff said he is taking precautions ahead of the Jason Stockley verdict. 

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How long is too long to render verdict? News 4 Investigates examines other cases ahead of Stockley verdict

Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley (Credit: Police) Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley (Credit: Police)
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Only a judge is deciding the guilt or innocence of the former St. Louis officer.

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Be wary of exit companies asking for money up front, real estate commissioner says

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A year-and-a-half after paying to exit his timeshare, Gary Newton is still waiting.  The timeshare agreement he signed said the timeshare exit should take between three-to-nine months to complete. But nearly two years and $3600 later, Newton said he is still waiting. 

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Stenger calls for watchdog's firing following News 4 investigation Video included

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He was hired to be a watchdog for your tax dollars, but the IRS is after him for owing a whopping amount in back taxes. 

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Chesterfield Mobile Home Park residents celebrate small victory, still worry about future Video included

The Chesterfield Mobile Home Park is located in the heart of Chesterfield just south of Interstate 64 and west of Chesterfield Parkway West. (KMOV) The Chesterfield Mobile Home Park is located in the heart of Chesterfield just south of Interstate 64 and west of Chesterfield Parkway West. (KMOV)
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Residents of Chesterfield's only mobile home park won a small victory after a city planning commission meeting on Monday night. 

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$50 fine, no police service: News 4 investigating SLMPD's false alarm policies

The crime was easy to see on surveillance video: a burglar riffling through the back office, stuffing cash into his pockets and then trying to open cash boxes by slamming them on the ground. (Credit: Retreat Gastropub) The crime was easy to see on surveillance video: a burglar riffling through the back office, stuffing cash into his pockets and then trying to open cash boxes by slamming them on the ground. (Credit: Retreat Gastropub)
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It's as plain as day, a burglar rifled through a popular local business and stole handfuls of cash.

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Local business robbed; police ignore alarm over an outstanding $50 fine Video included

The crime was easy to see on surveillance video: a burglar riffling through the back office, stuffing cash into his pockets and then trying to open cash boxes by slamming them on the ground. (Credit: Retreat Gastropub) The crime was easy to see on surveillance video: a burglar riffling through the back office, stuffing cash into his pockets and then trying to open cash boxes by slamming them on the ground. (Credit: Retreat Gastropub)
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A burglar caught on camera stealing from a popular Central West End restaurant. The business' security system immediately calling police.  But then they didn't come.

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Steam system that burned toddler now under new management Video included

Lila stepped on a manhole cover marked “Steam” in the park, just for a split-second, and badly burned her bare feet. (Credit: KMOV) Lila stepped on a manhole cover marked “Steam” in the park, just for a split-second, and badly burned her bare feet. (Credit: KMOV)
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A little girl burned in Kiener Plaza. A historic restaurant manager concerned for customers' safety. An explosion of a manhole cover downtown. They've all got one thing in common: the steam system in St. Louis. Now News 4 has learned new owners are taking over. 

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Mother says former congressional candidate took advantage of her grief Video included

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A former congressional candidate is accused of taking advantage of a grieving mother after her son committed suicide. 

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News 4 Investigates: How to know lifeguards are paying attention at pools?

A lifeguard at a pool in Kirkwood. Credit: KMOV A lifeguard at a pool in Kirkwood. Credit: KMOV
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It's been a hot summer and St. Louis area pools have been busy, but how do you know lifeguards are actually paying attention to what's happening in the water?

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Family of Anthony Smith speaks out as they await verdict in former officer murder case Video included

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Thursday, the family of a man shot and killed by a St. Louis police officer is anxiously awaiting a judge's decision in the case.

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Most critical evidence judge now weighs in murder case against former officer

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The fate of a former St. Louis police officer now hangs in the balance as a judge considers all of the evidence in the murder case against Jason Stockley

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Stockley takes stand in murder trial; says he carried AK-47 because he valued life Video included

Jason Stockley enters the courthouse for the third day of trial (Credit: KMOV) Jason Stockley enters the courthouse for the third day of trial (Credit: KMOV)
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Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley took the stand Tuesday.

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