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Are police throughout the country holding back on law enforcement in the wake of demonstrations that started with the shooting death of Michael Brown? A recent Senate hearing and a conversation with St. Louis County Police chief Jon Belmar gave a variety of perspectives.

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, has posted bond and been released from jail. Van Dyke was captured on dashcam video shooting the black teen 16 times. A Cook County judge set bail at $1.5 million and Van Dyke posted the required $150,000.

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With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, you may be making plans to enjoy a concert or a Cardinal game when the opportunity arises. However, there is always a chance to get scammed when you make your ticket purchase. When you arrive at the ballpark or concert arena and find out your ticket is no good -- but a fake -- it can ruin an otherwise enjoyable outing. How can you avoid this situation?

    

Update: 2-28-15 2:28 p.m.:

The Texas County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday afternoon released the names of the remaining three victims in the Thursday evening shooting spree that killed 8, including the gunman.

Carey Dean Shriver, 46, and Valirea Love Shriver, 44, were husband and wife. Carey’s father, Darrell Dean Shriver, 68, was also killed. A surviving victim, a 67-year-old female from Tyrone, continues her recover, according to a news release. Her name was not given and no additional details were provided.

Police say a gunman is among nine people found dead in south-central Missouri, following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night. The man was 36; police say he died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The attacks happened in Texas County, Mo., and the gunman's body was found in nearby Shannon County. Police say an elderly woman whose body was found in a residence seems to have died from natural causes. Seven other people died of gunshot wounds; one person who was wounded is in the hospital.

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