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Mo. neighborhood fights off a ... police station?

By Heather Ratcliffe ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Copyright 2006 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Inc.
MANCHESTER- Strip clubs, landfills, halfway houses -- people often fight to keep those out of their backyards. This month, some residents of Manchester added a police station to the list.

More precisely, they fought to keep an existing St. Louis County police precinct office from moving about 50 yards closer to their homes. Some opponents said they fear it would bring more crime.

Last week, the Board of Aldermen voted down the move, leaving 55 officers assigned to a tiny station that was supposed to be temporary as their bosses decide what to do next.

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