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    Suspect charged in shooting of rookie police officer

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Monday evening the Circuit Attorney of the City of St. Louis formally charged the suspect involved in the shooting of a rookie St. Louis city police officer. 23-year-old Walther Saddler has been charged with 4 felonies:  Assault on a law enforcement officer, Armed Criminal Action, Resisting Arrest and Carrying a concealed weapon. The charges stem from a Sunday night incident when two St. Louis police officers on patrol spotted a suspicious man in North St. Louis […]

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    St. Louis police officer shot in North St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A St. Louis police officer has been shot in North St. Louis near College Avenue and Carter Avenue.  The shooting occurred just before 10 pm Sunday night. The officer was transported to a St. Louis hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder. Chief Sam Dotson says a suspect has been taken into custody near the scene of the shooting. At press briefing, Chief Dotson said the officer that was shot, was a recent […]

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    Deer hunters asked to help in search for missing Ste. Genevieve County woman

    STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A Missouri lobbyist is making a plea to deer hunters to help find his missing wife.  She disappeared from their home more than a year ago. This weekend marks the beginning of deer hunting season with firearms, and that’s when the largest group of hunters will head out into the woods. Kerry Messer is hoping they will not only look for deer, but evidence that could lead to his wife. 52-year-old Lynn Messer disappeared […]

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    St. Charles house shot at in drive-by

    St. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – The St. Charles Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting on the 1600 block of Timberlane, near First Capitol Drive.  A police spokesperson says the shooting occurred around 8:20 pm, with several shots being fired at the home. At the time of the shooting, a juvenile was at the home alone. Police say the shots were fired from gold or silver mini-van that has a black left front fender. At this point, police have no […]

  • Fatal Shooting N Grand

    Woman killed, man wounded in St. Louis shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR)-A woman was shot and killed and a man was wounded Sunday night at N. Grand and Natural Bridge in north St. Louis. That’s near Fairground Park.  When officers arrived at the scene around 8:15pm, they found the victims inside a car in a parking lot. The woman, identified by St. Louis Police as Sherita Dickson, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 34-year-old man was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to his arms and […]

  • Man Killed On Train Tracks

    Person struck and killed by train near Pevely MO

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) -A Jefferson County man was walking down the middle of railroad track near Pevely, MO, when he was struck from behind and killed Sunday. The accident happened at Cherry Lane and Market Street, where an empty BNSF coal train was traveling north. The victim’s is identified as John Bowling, 24, of Pevely. Railroad police are  handling the investigation.


    Silver Alert issued for Defiance man

    (KPLR) – Authorities have issued a silver alert for 81-year-old Harold Johnson of Defiance, Missouri.  Johnson was last seen Tuesday in Defiance.  Police say he’s 5’8” and 160 pounds and was driving a 2001 Buick LeSabre.

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    Former Hazelwood East football star returns home to play against the Rams

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis mom Patrice Kirksey stood in front of the dome with pride on Sunday. That`s because her son Christian a Cleveland Browns linebacker is playing in his hometown for the first time ever against the Rams. As for her favorite jersey it’s lucky number 58. Kirksey played at Hazelwood East and helped his team mates win the state championship back in 2008. His team-mate and St. Louis native defensive back Pierre Desir is also playing […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Church arson fires

    (KPLR) – Federal and local law enforcement officers are investigating a series of church fires in north St. Louis city deliberately set by an arsonist. The front doors of six churches have been set on fire. Investigators believe the person responsible for the church attacks is under stress and is trying to send a message. An award is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, we’ll take a closer look at the […]

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    Off-duty Memphis police officer killed; details ‘sketchy’ An off-duty Memphis, Tennessee, police officer was shot multiple times and killed in unknown circumstances, the city’s police director said Sunday, adding details are “very, very sketchy.” A suspect is in custody, Director Toney Armstrong said. He identified the officer as Terence Olridge, 31, who had been with the Memphis Police Department since September 22, 2014. He leaves behind a fiancee who is four months pregnant, Armstrong said. Police responded to the shooting at 12:52 p.m. in a residential […]

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    Humane Society breaks ground on new facility

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – The Humane Society of Missouri Wednesday broke ground on a new facility to replace its aging building in Maryland Heights. The new $16 million dollar center will be a state of the art facility to shelter animals and provide veterinary care. The building will be located at Page and Schuetz and feature new treatments such as laser therapy and hydrotherapy.

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    Fatal rollover accident in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The St. Charles County Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that occurred on Seeburger Road Saturday evening.  The accident happened just after 6pm, killing a female passenger.  A male passenger was injured and transported to an area hospital. Accident reconstruction is on the scene.  Seeburger Road will remain closed till the investigation is complete.


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