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  • FAA approves fleet of 324 commercial drones

    NEW YORK — It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a drone. The Federal Aviation Administration approved a fleet of 324 commercial drones — the largest fleet ever OK’d at one time. Measure, the company that owns the drones, said in its petition to the FAA that the drones would be used for “aerial data acquisition.” According to the FAA, commercial drones are commonly used in movie making, “precision agriculture” and real estate photography. Measure provides its services to companies […]

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    Vigil held for missing Sunset Hills woman

    SUNSET HILLS, MO (KPLR) – A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night for a missing Sunset Hills woman who hasn’t been seen for three months. The vigil will be held for 57-year-old Linda McLaughlin who was seen on June 1st in the Kirkwood area. Her vehicle was found four days later in South St. Louis. The vigil is expected to start at 7pm at the corner of Meadowglen and Hedgefield Lane in Sunset Hills. If you have any information related […]

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    Charges filed in fatal stabbing of Swansea woman

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – St. Clair County State’s Attorney ​Brendan Kelly has announced first degree murder and aggravated battery charges have been filed against the former boyfriend of 38-year-old Sharetta L. Day, who was stabbed to death this past Saturday.  Authorities say Alvin Harris, Jr. stabbed Ms. Day and her 9-year-old son at her apartment Saturday as neighbor saw part of the attack that occurred outside of her apartment in Swansea. The 9-year-olds knife wound was so severe that it […]

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    St. Louis police investigating homicide in South St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Homicide detectives from the St. Louis police department are on the scene of a homicide in South St. Louis that happened on Texas.  Officers were dispatched to Texas just before 7:30 pm Sunday night for multiple persons shot. Police say a 40-year-old female was shot in the right knee and is in stable condition. Two male victims were transported to the hospital, but one of the victims died at the hospital. An investigation is ongoing.

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    Fatal fire in North St. Louis County

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police and Bomb and Arson are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in North St. Louis County late Saturday afternoon. Police were called to Ortega Drive around 4:15 pm for a house fire, but when officers arrived on scene the home was fully engulfed with smoke forcing officers to retreat. Authorities say three children and their grandmother escaped the burning flames. After fire personal extinguished the fire, officers found a […]

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    Arrest make in Pizza Plus fire in Lincoln County

    WINFIELD, MO (KPLR) – An arrest has been made it the fire that destroyed a popular pizzeria in Winfield Missouri on July 13th of this year. Tuesday night the Winfield Police Departments announced they had arrested 57-year-old Herb Crosby of Winfield in connection to the fire that destroyed the Pizza Plus. Crosby was arrested for 2nd degree arson and 1st degree personal property damage. Crosby’s cash only bond has been set at $100,000.

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    Visitation and funeral services set for Officer Peggy Vassallo

    (KPLR) – Visitation and funeral services have been set for a Bellfontaine Neighbors police officer killed in an off-duty accident Monday morning. Visitation for Sergeant Peggy Vassallo is Friday from 2 pm to 9 pm at Grace Church on Creve Coeur Mill Road in Maryland Heights. Her funeral will be held this coming Saturday morning at 11 am at the same church.

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    Reward being offered in Florissant homicide

    FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – The Major Case Squad is still investigating the murder of 57-year-old Alan Roach at auto repair shop in Florissant. Investigators say they have a new lead in the case and are asking for the publics’ help to locate a dark gray or black 2010 to 2013 Acura MDX. Authorities say this is the type of vehicle that was used by suspects to get away after the shooting. Police believe the murder was part of a robbery […]

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    Police on the lookout for car thief that stole a car with toddler inside

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The St. Charles County Police are looking for a suspected car thief that made off with a customer’s vehicle at the Pit Stop gas station in West Alton Sunday. Police say the suspect made off with the vehicle around 10 pm. Unbeknownst to the thief, a 2-year-old child was in the backseat of car. Both the child and car were recovered safe in Jennings Missouri. The suspect is described as an African-American male in […]

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    Westbound lane of I-64 closed for new ramp

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed one lane of westbound I-64 between Third Street and Tudor Avenue in East St. Louis to facilitate the completion of a new ramp connecting eastbound Martin Luther King Bridge to westbound I-55/64. The closure is expected to last till spring of 2016.

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    East St. Louis man charged in pointing weapon at officer

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office Monday charged Louis D. Cooper of East St. Louis with aggravated assault, domestic battery, and criminal damage to property while pointing a weapon at a police officer. The incident occurred on Ohio Street in East St. Louis. Police say Cooper also struck a family member in the head. Copper is being held on a $50,000 bail.

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    Alton man sentenced to prison for murder

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – An Alton man has been sentenced to 57 years in prison for killing Demetrius Lucas on February 5, 2014. Justin Vaughan was convicted by a jury on June 19th and sentenced Monday it an Edwardsville court. The murder occurred at the Storey Manor Apartment complex in Cottage Hills. Authorities say the two men had gotten into an argument over a dice game during a party for Vaughan that led to the fatal shooting.

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