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  • Perry County substitute teacher fired after hunting rifle left in vehicle on campus

    PERRYVILLE, Mo. – A substitute teacher in Perry County School District 32 will not be allowed to work in the district again after a rifle was found in his vehicle Friday afternoon. According to the Perryville Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Perryville Career and Technology Center around 1:30 p.m. for a report of a weapon in a vehicle. Students at the center noticed the rifle in the teacher’s car and told an instructor. The school resource officer got the […]

  • Alton man convicted in August 2015 murder case

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – After appearances before two different juries in the last year, a third jury convicted a 19-year-old Alton man was for an August 2015 murder. According to the Madison County State’s Attorney Office, Aryion Sanders killed 41-year-old James Hubbard after shooting him from behind at point-blank range. Sanders was charged with first-degree murder on August 14, 2015. In August 2017, the trial was continued after two witnesses failed to appear. The following month, jurors deliberated for nearly six hours […]

  • Would-be robber shot, killed at Arnold pawn shop

    ARNOLD, Mo. – An employee at a pawn shop in Arnold shot and killed a would-be robber Thursday afternoon. According to police, a person came into the Pawn King on Jeff Co Boulevard around 4 p.m. attempting to rob the store. The suspect, who was armed, was shot and killed inside the building. At present, it’s unclear who else was in the store when it happened. A longtime customer said that the store owner, his wife, and brother were almost always […]

  • Red Bud man pleads guilty to child porn charges

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A 43-year-old Rose Bud, Illinois man pleaded guilty Thursday to child pornography charges, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald Boyce said. Michael B. Stephens Jr. was indicted on two counts of production of child pornography. According to court documents, Stephens used cellphones and tablets to record himself engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor female on at 25 occasions in 2016. Stephens will be sentenced June 29. He faces between 15 and […]

  • Former Webster Groves teacher accused of sexual contact with student

    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a former Webster Groves High School teacher Wednesday for having sexual contact with a student several years ago. According to Captain Stephen Spear, a spokesman for the Webster Groves Police Department, the incidents occurred on campus during the 2009-2010 school year. Earlier this month, district officials contacted Webster Groves police after learning of an inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher, identified as 58-year-old David Mendelson Jr. The […]

  • Missouri mother and child found safe

    Update:  The mother and child have been located.  Police say they are safe. POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – A Missouri mother and child are missing from Poplar Bluff. A statewide alert has been sent to search for Sara Ann Brown, 32, and 18-month-old Geneva Genova.  Brown’s family said she’d recently shown signs of mental instability and were concerned for their safety. Brown and her and daughter had been living at her mother’s home until March 7, 2018. They left and did not give […]

  • Shiloh man charged in domestic battery; still at large

    SHILOH, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 28-year-old Shiloh man Tuesday in a domestic battery case. According to Jodie Nikolaisen, a spokesperson for the Shiloh Police Department, the incident took place March 11 at an apartment in the 100 block of Yorkshire Lane. The victim did not require medical treatment but was not injured. During the investigation, the suspect attempted to flee the apartment but got into a traffic accident in the parking lot. The suspect […]

  • 21-year-old charged in January murder

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 21-year-old in connection with a January double shooting that left one woman dead and another person injured. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred January 20 just before 10:45 a.m. in the 5300 block of Claxton Avenue, located in the Mark Twain neighborhood. Police responded to that location and found 42-year-old Genna Clements on the ground, suffering from multiple […]

  • St. Louis alderwoman robbed at gunpoint; suspects arrested

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged an East St. Louis man for allegedly robbing a St. Louis alderwoman and a friend over the weekend. According to court documents, the robbery happened in the 2800 block of Michigan Avenue, located in the Tower Grove East neighborhood. Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia was sitting on the front of the residence with a friend when they were approached by two young men in dark clothing. Both men were armed and demanded […]

  • Man charged with raping, impregnating 11-year-old

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a St. Louis County man with raping and impregnating an 11-year-old, who later gave birth as a result. According to the probable cause statement from the O’Fallon Police Department, the incidents occurred between April 19, 2017 and May 11, 2017 at a home on Downing Street. O’Fallon police spoke with the victim, who said the defendant, identified as 32-year-old Cornelius Lee Page, had forced intercourse with her […]

  • Prostitution bust at Mt. Vernon massage parlor

    MT. VERNON, Ill. – Mt. Vernon police conducted an undercover operation at a local massage parlor and arrested a suspected prostitute at the business. According to a spokesperson for the Mt. Vernon Police Department, detectives went to the Yin Yin Spa Massage parlor in the 4400 block of Broadway on March 13. Tipsters had alerted police to illegal activity at the massage parlor. Police arrested 57-year-old Quiju Zhang on a prostitution charge. Zhang posted bond and was subsequently released, pending trial. […]

  • Western Missouri man charged with sex assault in St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Belton, Missouri in connection with a sexual assault case. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the incident occurred March 11 in the 2900 block of University Meadows Drive. The victim, an 18-year-old man, woke to find a stranger standing in his bedroom. The victim told the individual to leave, but the suspect took out a firearm and threatened the victim. […]