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  • Police ID teen killed in 7-person shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department have identified a teenager who was killed in a shooting in a north city neighborhood that left six other people injured. According to police, the shooting occurred around 6:20 p.m. on Friday, March 24 in the 5100 block of Palm Street, located in the Kingsway West neighborhood. Police said a group of people were hanging out in front of the home when three people came up to […]

  • Suspect in custody for MetroLink shooting, Dotson says

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 19-year-old man is in custody for an assault and fatal shooting that took place on a MetroLink train and platform, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said Friday. A 19-year old male suspect is in custody in connection with the Metrolink homicide. Good police work by all. The investigation continues. — Chief Sam Dotson (@ChiefSLMPD) March 24, 2017 The incident happened March 19 just after 10:50 p.m. at the MetroLink station on S. 8th Street […]

  • Jogger struck in downtown St. Louis last week dies

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A man who was struck by a car last week while jogging in downtown St. Louis has died. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, 69-year-old James Koch was hit by a vehicle around 7:30 a.m. on March 17 while crossing Market and 14 streets. Koch crossed against the light when he stepped into the crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and waited for police. Authorities said the driver had the […]

  • Michigan sex offender arrested in Lincoln County on child porn charges

    TROY, MO (KPLR) – A man with multiple convictions in Michigan involving sex crimes against children was arrested earlier this week in Moscow Mills and faces new child pornography charges. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, detectives with the St. Charles County Internet Crimes Against Children division launched an investigation in November 2016 into an unknown computer suspected of promoting child pornography via a peer-to-peer network. Investigators traced the computer to the town of Moscow Mills and alerted local […]

  • Victim identified in fatal hit ‘n run in north county

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Investigators with the St. Louis County Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating the person responsible for a fatal hit ‘n run accident north county. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, the accident took place at 8:10 p.m. on N. Lindbergh Boulevard at Mondoubleau Lane. The victim, identified as 68-year-old Erick Kimani, was found dead in the middle of the road. The suspect vehicle is a four-door passenger car, […]

  • Franklin County firefighters discover body in burning wooded area

    ST. CLAIR, MO (KPLR) – A 65-year-old St. Clair man was found dead in a burning wooded area Thursday morning in Franklin County. According to Sheriff Steve Pelton, firefighters responded to a property fire in the 2100 block of W. Springfield Road around 4 a.m. Firefighters found the body while working to extinguish the fire. Investigators identified the body as Billy Barrett, who lived on the property. Barrett had been suffering from undisclosed medical conditions and had been confused over […]

  • Mother sentenced for infant son’s death

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – A St. Louis woman will spend the next 25 years in prison for the October 2012 death of her infant son, the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office said. According to prosecutors, 23-year-old Wallisha Bland pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on December 30, 2016, one week before her trial was set to begin. Bland must serve 100 percent of her sentence without the possibility of parole. Alton police were dispatched to an apartment in the 3200 block […]

  • Police release photos of new ‘persons of interest’ in MetroLink shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Just hours after clearing a teenager as a “person of interest,” the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released surveillance images of six new persons of interest tied to an assault and fatal shooting on a MetroLink train and downtown platform. The incident happened Sunday, March 19 just after 10:50 p.m. at the MetroLink station on S. 8th Street next to Busch Stadium. A group of four young men and two young women accosted a 51-year-old man […]

  • Woman found dead near I-44 exit ramp, had been in accident days before

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A St. Peters woman found dead near an exit ramp off Interstate 44 was killed days earlier in a crash at that location, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. According to a police spokesperson, a utility worker found the woman’s body just off the roadway at eastbound I-44 and Lafayette Street on March 17. The woman, identified as 44-year-old Gretchen Roberdes, was believed to have been struck by a car and killed. Investigators eventually determined Roberdes […]

  • Teen no longer ‘person of interest’ in MetroLink shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department identified and met with a person of interest in connection with a fatal shooting on a downtown MetroLink platform and concluded the individual to no longer be a person of interest. According to Leah Freeman, a police spokeswoman, the incident happened Sunday, March 19 just after 10:50 p.m. at the MetroLink station on S. 8th Street next to Busch Stadium. A group of four young men and […]

  • Two killed in wrong-way crash on NB I-55 in south county

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Two people died early Wednesday morning in a two vehicle accident caused by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 55 in south St. Louis County. The accident happened around 3 a.m. in the northbound lanes between Lindbergh Boulevard and Reavis Barracks Road. The northbound lanes were shutdown for about an hour and traffic was being diverted off the interstate at Lindbergh Blvd. After the scene was secured, northbound traffic was able to pass the accident […]

  • Man who supplied fatal heroin dose to St. Louis County Exec’s nephew sentenced

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 26-year-old St. Charles man will spend more than a decade in federal prison for supplying the fatal dose of heroin that killed the nephew of St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, David Bollinger pleaded guilty in July 2016 to one felony count of distribution of heroin. Prosecutors said Mitch Stenger contacted Bollinger on December 3, 2014 and asked about acquiring heroin. Bollinger initially refused, but eventually agreed to deliver […]