Missouri Shooting Suspect Arraigned; Officer Still Critical

Jul 11, 2016
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  The suspect in the shooting of a suburban St. Louis police officer made his first court appearance Monday morning as the officer remained hospitalized.

Antonio Taylor was arraigned on charges of assault of a police officer, armed criminal action and possessing a firearm as a felon. He's accused of ambushing Ballwin police officer Michael Flamion during a traffic stop on Friday.

St. Louis County police spokesman Benjamin Granda said Flamion remains in critical but stable condition.

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St. Louis' law officers will work in pairs until further notice because of the killings of five Dallas law enforcers during a mass shooting Thursday night.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says all officers also must wear bullet-resistant vests when on duty outside of police stations. The directive applies to St. Louis police officers, park rangers and marshals.

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Larger American Airline planes will start flying out of Columbia Regional Airport to Chicago and Dallas early next year.

"Our airport does appear to be expanding and we are very happy about that. That's been our objective and that's been the objective of the mayor and the Council all along," Airport Advisory Board member Leon Hoffsette said.

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Columbia Regional Airport has a tentative agreement with American Airlines to offer two daily flights to Dallas, and one flight a day to Chicago, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announced Thursday.