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‘Pulpits to Porches’ expanding its reach Video included

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The St. Louis Police Department is showing its support to Pulpits to Porches and the Neighborhood Alliance. More>>

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#EndViolenceStL: Now is the Time Part 4

(KMOV.com) - Community and political leaders discuss what must be done to solve the problem of gun violence in the St. Louis area.Copyright 2015 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. More>>

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(KMOV.com) - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay spoke to News 4's Andre Hepkins about efforts people can undertake to reduce violent crime and improve the St. Louis community as a whole.Copyright 2015 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. More>>

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(KMOV.com) - Average citizens and officials talk about what must be done to reduce violent crime and poverty in the St. Louis region.Copyright 2015 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. More>>

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(KMOV.com) - Better Family Life's James Clark discusses why violent crime in St. Louis has been on the rise and what can be done to help those who need help the most.Copyright 2015 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. More>>

Man working to end violence through positive billboards

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A north city man is doing what he can to end the violence in St. Louis and is asking for others to join him in his efforts.  More>>

Councilwoman speaks on violence in North County

St. Louis County Councilwoman Hazel Herby speaks on District One's gun problem and the violence that impacts her community. St. Louis County Councilwoman Hazel Herby speaks on District One's gun problem and the violence that impacts her community.
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Missouri (KMOV) – A councilwoman speaks out about the violence in her community following the shooting death of a 21 month old boy.  More>>

RAW VIDEO: Mother of paralyzed veteran speaks out against violence

"My son lives in Houston and asked me 'Mom, what do you want for your birthday?' I said I wanted to go to a game with all of you, all my boys," said Candis Sanna, the victim's mother. "And this is what happens." More>>

Students work to reduce crime in Dutchtown neighborhood

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With crime up nearly twenty percent in the Dutchtown neighborhood, a group of local people are cleaning up the area in hopes to bring crime back down. More>>

Mothers unite to stop violence in St. Louis

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Hundreds gathered at Fairground Park on Saturday in order to make a difference in St. Louis and stop the violence. More>>

Expert: St. Louis could be in store for another violent summer

Scene of 3 teens shot in drive-by shooting at bus stop in north St. Louis (Credit: Nick Zervos KMOV) Scene of 3 teens shot in drive-by shooting at bus stop in north St. Louis (Credit: Nick Zervos KMOV)
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After three shootings involving young people in three days, one of them deadly, crime is increasing in the St. Louis area. 

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Mother makes plea to find murderer as numerous cases go unsolved

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Two months after her son was gun downed in the streets of St. Louis, Renee Whitfield hopes with each passing day that police will call to tell her they have found her son’s killer. But many cases throughout the city remain unsolved. More>>

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'Save Our Sons' program providing job training in North County

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The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis started the Save Our Sons program in response to the unrest in Ferguson to provide young African American men in North County with job training. More>>

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Pastors walk North City streets at night to stop violence

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A group of pastors who walk crime riddled streets late at night are adding another night to their weekly rounds. More>>

Violence, break-ins force youth program to shut its doors

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Violence and a series of break-ins means a North St. Louis County youth program is closing its doors. More>>

Mother speaks after charges against son's alleged killer are dropped

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A St. Louis mother still reeling two years after her 16-year old son was murdered in North St. Louis is now expressing even more pain after charges against the accused killer were dropped. More>>

Owner of Crown Candy Kitchen: We’re not going anywhere Video included

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Despite a recent uptick in violent crime, and the perception that north St. Louis is dangerous, Crown Candy Kitchen owner Andy Karandzieff says the famous soda fountain is not closing or re-locating. More>>

Mother’s persistence leads to catching of daughter’s killer Video included

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The persistence of Rochelle Cook, who’s daughter Aniya was murdered in 2012, was instrumental in catching Aniya’s killer. More>>

Children, ages 9 and 10, in car when driver shot Monday

A woman in her 50's was shot at the Crown Food Mart in the 4600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive around 11:00 Monday night. A woman in her 50's was shot at the Crown Food Mart in the 4600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive around 11:00 Monday night.
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A woman in her 50's was shot at the Crown Food Mart in the 4600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive around 11:00 p.m. on Monday.  More>>

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Better Family Life renovates home as part redevelopment plan

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As part of a plan to revitalize distressed neighborhoods, Better Family Life is renovating rundown homes. More>>

Ferguson business owner fights to keep business afloat Video included

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Entrepreneur Steve Moore nearly lost his business in Ferguson after last year's unrest in the community. More>>

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Mother of woman killed in front of son wants more witnesses to shootings to speak up Video included

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The mother of a woman who was killed in front of her 5-year-old son wants witnesses to cooperate with police more often. More>>

A call for community help as city reaches grim homicide mark Video included

A man was found killed in the 3800 block of St. Louis Avenue in North St. Louis. A man was found killed in the 3800 block of St. Louis Avenue in North St. Louis.
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St. Louis hit a grim mark Thursday, reaching 159 homicides in 2015, matching the total from 2014.St. Louis is on pace to have the highest number of homicides since 2008 when 167 people killed.  More>>

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Woman affected by gun violence vows to change crime-ridden neighborhood

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A woman who has lost her son and niece to gun violence is trying to change the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood, one of the most dangerous in St. Louis. More>>

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Family of man killed after peace rally frustrated witnesses won’t talk Video included

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The family of a man who was killed shortly after a rally to end gun violence said they are frustrated that witnesses are not talking to police. More>>

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Students at West County private school work to clean up crime-ridden neighborhood Video included

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Students at the Whitfield School are teaming up with Better Family Life to clean up the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood, one of the most dangerous in the city. More>>

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#EndViolenceStL: Woman goes from welfare to opening a business

(KMOV.com) - A single mom who has been on welfare is on her way to opening a business thanks to Better Family Life. More>>

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Man with criminal past determined to turn around neighborhood

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A man who served five years in prison is devoting all his efforts to turn around a crime-stricken St. Louis neighborhood. More>>

Community helps boy who witnessed fatal stabbing of mother

Sharetta Day and her son Nicolas were allegedly stabbed by Alvin Harris, 38. Nicolas survived but Sh Sharetta Day and her son Nicolas were allegedly stabbed by Alvin Harris, 38. Nicolas survived but Sh

(KMOV.com) - People in Swansea are stepping up to help Nicolas Day, who witnessed the fatal stabbing of his mother. More>>

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Raw: Officer who tried to save Jamyla Bolden speaks

(KMOV.com) - The officer who tried to save Jamyla Bolden, who was shot and killed in bed while doing her homework, spoke to News 4 how the killing has affected him. More>>

Memorial Baptist Church holds peace rally

Community members will gather to take a stand against violence in the St. Louis area Saturday morning. Community members will gather to take a stand against violence in the St. Louis area Saturday morning.
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Memorial Baptist Church is holding a stop the violence march at 9:30 Saturday morning. More>>

Ferguson parents say their kids need after-school programs

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Parents in Ferguson worry their kids need after-school programs to keep them away from the things that could lead to big problems. More>>

Chief Dotson talks about efforts to curb violent crime Video included

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St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson spoke to News 4 what his department can do counter a recent trend of rising violent crime in St. Louis. More>>

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Mayor Slay announces program aimed at helping inmates transition from jail to jobs Video included

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On Tuesday St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay will announce a program aimed at helping people transition from jail to jobs. More>>

Peace rally at Fresno's Diner

Community members will gather to take a stand against violence in the St. Louis area Saturday morning. Community members will gather to take a stand against violence in the St. Louis area Saturday morning.
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Another end violence campaign will be hosted for the community in the St. Louis area on Saturday.  More>>

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Group hopes to build park in East St. Louis to keep kids out of trouble

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A non-profit is busy fundraising to turn a muddy field into a park to give young people in East St. Louis something to do. More>>

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Youth development program helped push woman towards success

(KMOV.com) - A program known as Urban Future helped open opportunities to a north St. Louis woman.Copyright 2015 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved More>>

Jamyla Bolden's classmates get teddy bears, books that honor her memory

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The Center for Social Empowerment and Justice gave teddy bears to classmates of Jamyla Bolden and the entire student body of Koch Elementary Monday morning. More>>

Ira DeWitt speaks on why she's paying for Jamyla Bolden's funeral

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Family and friends lay Jamyla Bolden to rest and say their goodbyes to the little girl who died in a senseless shooting.  More>>

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Event to promote peace to be held Saturday in Forest Park

PeaceFest will take place Saturday in Forest Park PeaceFest will take place Saturday in Forest Park
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Better Family Life will be holding a special event Saturday aimed at curbing the violence in the St. Louis area. More>>

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What motivates those who shoot at children?

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Experts who study the motivations of violent criminals told News 4 retaliatory shootings take precedent over life in minds of many. More>>

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Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed on how the city can reduce violent crime

(KMOV.com) - St. Louis Aldermanic President Lewis Reed spoke to News 4 about what is being done in St. Louis City to reduce violent crime. More>>

Chief Belmar on gun violence involving children, part 2

(KMOV.com) - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar speaks on the impact violence against children has on society. More>>

Chief Belmar on gun violence involving children, part 1

(KMOV.com) - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar speaks on the impact violence against children has on society. More>>

Local women’s group pushing for gun safety in light of recent shootings involving children

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The group Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice is pushing for a change in gun culture in light of recent gun deaths involving children. More>>

Ferguson Mayor confident Jamyla Bolden's killer will be caught

(KMOV.com) - Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said he is confident authorities will bring the killer of Jamyla Bolden, 9, to justice. More>>

Thousands of dollars available to victims of violent crime

Homicide was requested after a man was shot in the 5420 block of Wabada Monday night Homicide was requested after a man was shot in the 5420 block of Wabada Monday night
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A government program is available to victims who have suffered loss due to violent crime involving bodily harm or psychological injury. More>>

Anonymous cop takes boy who witnessed mom's murder on shopping spree Video included

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An anonymous St. Louis County Police officer and his wife have stepped forward to help a 5-year-old boy who witnessed the murder of his mother. More>>

Police still asking for public's help in identifying suspect in Jamyla Bolden's death Video included

Police are searching for the suspect in the homicide of 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden. Police are searching for the suspect in the homicide of 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden.
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St. Louis CrimeStoppers has received at least 25 tips with information connected to the homicide of 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden, but authorities said they still need more help identifying a suspect. More>>

Parents of child, 6, killed near park in North City speak Video included

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The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was fatally shot near O’Fallon Park in March said recent shootings involving children have re-opened wounds for the family. More>>

Peggy Hubbard speaks to News 4 about her viral plea to end violence Video included

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In a viral video posted over the weekend, an Illinois woman voiced her frustration about the violence impacting the St. Louis area.  More>>

Man who helped bring attention to Jamyla Bolden's death speaks to News 4 Video included

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Throughout the weekend residents of Ferguson continued to show their support for Jamyla Bolden’s family. Bolden, 9, was killed while working on her homework in her Ferguson home last week. More>>

Raw: Moment when Jamyla Bolden's family finds out wife of Cards executive will cover funeral costs

(KMOV.com) - Jamyla Bolden's father spoke News 4's Kelly Davis about his daughter's death and in the middle of the interview he received a call informing him that the wife of Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III would cover all of Jamyla's funeral expenses. More>>

North St. Louis woman fed up with violence speaks out

WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE(KMOV.com) – The shooting of Jamyla Bolden,9, the most recent officer-involved shooting, and protests in north St. Louis are sparking more and more debate.One video in particular is getting a lot of attention. Peggy Hubbard grew up in north St. Louis and is disturbed by recent events. More>>

Raw: Man with 'Stand up for Jamyla' sign speaks

(KMOV.com) - Shawn Williams, who stood on a street corner hold a sign saying "Stand for Jamyla," spoke with News 4' Alissa Reitmeier about his mission to end violence in the St. Louis region. More>>

Officer who tried to save Jamyla Bolden, 9, breaks down at vigil Video included

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Hundreds of people gathered at a vigil Thursday night to remember Jamyla Bolden, 9 who was murdered as she laid in bed Ferguson. More>>

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The impact violence has on children

(KMOV.com) - James Clark of Better Family Life, and Erica Jones, whose grandson witnessed the murder of his mother, discuss how violence impacts children. More>>

#EndViolenceSTL - Whitney's Story

James Clark from Better Family Life and Erica Jones share the heartbreaking story of her daughter Whitney's death and talk about ending the violence in our city. Click here to visit a GoFundMe page for her family.
 
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Arrest made in QT homicide; victim was 3rd slain sibling Video included

59-year-old Silver Franklin is charged in connection with Donte Woodson's killing at a QT. He is charged with murder and armed criminal action. 59-year-old Silver Franklin is charged in connection with Donte Woodson's killing at a QT. He is charged with murder and armed criminal action.
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The mother of a man who was killed in the bathroom of a Quik Trip in north St. Louis County said cannot believe she has lost three sons to gun violence. More>>

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Man affected by gun violence leading effort on gun buyback program in St. Louis Video included

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A St Louis man is leading an online effort to help get guns off the streets. More>>

Recent cases involving armed teens raises concern

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Criminal cases involving armed teenagers have become more prevalent in recent months, according to St. Louis officials. More>>

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Saturday morning event to place mothers at forefront of anti-violence campaign Video included

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Saturday morning, several community members will gather to take a stand against violence in the St. Louis area. More>>

Raw video: Mother of woman killed in drive-by shooting issues passionate plea

(KMOV.com) - The mother of the woman who was killed in front of her 5-year-old son in a drive-by shooting is pleading for the violence to stop. More>>

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Ex-convict spreads message of non-violence, but it isn't always easy

Kenny Boyd speaks to a Ferguson protester on West Florissant on Wednesday Kenny Boyd speaks to a Ferguson protester on West Florissant on Wednesday
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Kenny Boyd, a former convict turned community activist, drove around north St. Louis County with News 4's Ray Preston to share his message of nonviolence with community members. More>>

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New push in St. Louis City to fight crime by identifying criminals using their social media activity

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A new push is underway by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce to get the public to report violent threats posted online. More>>

Better Family Life, area leaders host small business networking event to reduce violence Video included

3-year-old grazed by bullet in a shooting Saturday night. 3-year-old grazed by bullet in a shooting Saturday night.
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One proposed solution to violence in the St. Louis area is to increase small business opportunities. Former St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, former Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr., CEO of Better Family Life Malik Ahmed are hosting a networking mixer on Thursday night in Forest Park as part of Better Family Life's 30th annual Family Week. More>>

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32nd annual National Night Out taking place Tuesday

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A yearly event aimed at highlighting crime and drug prevention in neighbors across the country will take place Tuesday night. More>>

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Man plans to live on top of billboard until St. Louis has homicide-free week

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The owner of an advertising agency said he will live on a billboard until St. Louis goes seven straight days without a shooting.. More>>

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Local organization holding anti-violence rally Friday afternoon

A homicide unit was requested after a body was found on North Euclid and Hooke Monday morning. A homicide unit was requested after a body was found on North Euclid and Hooke Monday morning.
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A local organization is getting involved and hoping to promote peace throughout the City of St. Louis. More>>

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Man on a mission to restore city's Ward 3 Video included

James Hudson has a vision to improve the city's Ward 3 by opening a community center. James Hudson has a vision to improve the city's Ward 3 by opening a community center.
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James Hudson, a longtime resident of St. Louis's Ward 3, told News 4's Andre Hepkins about his mission to restore the Hyde Park and College Hill neighborhoods of the city by building a new community center.  More>>

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March to promote peace takes place in St. Louis Video included

A march to promote peace and reduce violence will be held on Saturday. A march to promote peace and reduce violence will be held on Saturday.
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Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation hosted the "march to promote peace, justice and healing: Reduce family, community and police violence" in St. Louis on Saturday. More>>

Alderman speaks on ways to reduce violent crime

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Ward 22 Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, who recently lost his nephew to gun violence, spoke to News 4’s Steve Savard about what must be done to reduce gun violence in St. Louis. More>>

What is Mayor Slay doing about the rise in violent crime? Video included

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said he has a comprehensive plan to combat violent crime in St. Louis. More>>

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Raw video: Alderman Jeffrey Boyd speaks on the murder of his nephew and gun violence in St. Louis

(KMOV.com) - Ward 22 Alderman Jeffrey Boyd spoke to News 4 right after his nephew was murdered.Boyd said he is frustrated that gun violence in St. Louis continues to rise. More>>

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In video, child says violence in St. Louis must end

In a viral video, 7-year-old Nasir says he's tired of the violence in St. Louis In a viral video, 7-year-old Nasir says he's tired of the violence in St. Louis
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(KMOV.com) – In a video that has gone viral online, a 7-year-old boy aims to inspire change and stop the violence that is problematic in St. Louis.The boy spoke to News 4’s Jasmine Huda. More>>

#EndViolenceStL Forum: Dotson, Alderman Boyd speak about recent shootings, community impact

Matt sat down with Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Criminologist Richard Rosenfeld to talk about what can be done to make a change in our community and end violence in St. Louis.  More>>

Ferguson non-profit starts project to empower youth

Communities in Unity is a non-profit working to provide funding for youth programs in Ferguson. Communities in Unity is a non-profit working to provide funding for youth programs in Ferguson.
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A new non-profit organization in Ferguson said it is planning to turn a vacant strip mal linto a thriving business plaza and cultural center to empower young people. More>>

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Hours after officer shot, St. Louis Mayor Slay addresses gun violence

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Hours after a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Sergeant was shot in the Central West End, Mayor Francis Slay spoke out about gun violence within the city. More>>

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22 people murdered in June, making it the deadliest month in 4 years

Detectives and prosecutors on the scene of a homicide. Detectives and prosecutors on the scene of a homicide.
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June was the deadliest month the City of St. Louis has seen in the last four years, according to newly released crime statistics.Throughout the month, 22 people were murdered, bringing the total number of homicides since the beginning of the year to 92. More>>

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Mother of victim in East St. Louis cold case speaks to News 4

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The mother of a teen who was killed in a drive by shooting in East St. Louis in 2008 spoke to News 4 about her frustration with the violence and the lack of progress in the investigation. More>>

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St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department using social media to help solve cases

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The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is using various social networking sites to help solve cases More>>

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Circuit Attorney Joyce: Everyone can get involved to stop gun crimes Video included

Detectives and prosecutors on the scene of a homicide. Detectives and prosecutors on the scene of a homicide.
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Even though many News 4 viewers want to participate in stopping violent crime in the St. Louis area, most are not sure how they can help. Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce developed a website to tell St. Louis resident how they can make change. More>>

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Group of former protesters helping Ferguson youth Video included

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A group of former protesters is offering a new option to help youth in Ferguson. More>>

North City resident: 'We can't keep living like this'

Shantay Fitzpatrick told News 4's Robin Smith she is sick of the gun violence in the City of St. Louis Shantay Fitzpatrick told News 4's Robin Smith she is sick of the gun violence in the City of St. Louis
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Moments after a man was fatally gunned down in north St. Louis, News 4's Robin Smith caught up with a woman who is sick of the gun violence in the area. More>>

'Anybody is at risk' in interstate shootings, MoDOT cameras not equipped to assist Video included

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As the sixth so far in 2015 and at least the eleventh interstate shooting in the past year, residents are voicing concerns. More>>

#EndViolenceSTL: Mothers impacted by murder speak out on ending violence Video included

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The mother of a murder victim and the mother of one of the teens convicted in his murder speak out about ending violence in St. Louis.? More>>

Organizers ask everyone to wear orange Tuesday for gun violence awareness

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Tuesday is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and event organizers asked everyone to wear orange to highlight the problems plaguing the St. Louis area. More>>

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Trayvon Martin's father speaks on how to end gun violence Video included

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Tracy Martin spoke to News 4 about how jobs and resources are key to reducing gun violence in St. Louis and around the country. More>>

Pastors, community leaders unite in a march to stop violence in St. Louis

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St. Louis has seen lots of crime in the past month. From fatal shootings involving adults to even young children, no one has been exempt from the violence. More>>

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