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    Homicide detectives investigating murder in North St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police homicide detectives are investigating a murder in North St. Louis near the intersection of Hodiamont and Lotus. Police say an EMS crew found the body of an African-American male in a vehicle who had been shot. The victim was unresponsive when he was transported to the hospital.  He later died at the hospital. An investigation is ongoing.

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    Missing 90-year-old man located safe and unharmed

    UPDATE:  John Byrne has been located safe and unharmed. ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis city police are on the lookout for a 90-year-old man missing in North St. Louis. Police say John “Jack” Byrne was last seen around 8:45 am in the 700 block of Lake Lane. He was on foot and wearing a black and brown knit skull cap, blue and black fleece zipper jacket, blue long-sleeved t-shirt, black jogging pants, white socks and white tennis shoes. Mr. […]

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    Woman says bacon helped her celebrate 109 years

    MARSHALL, Ill. — A 109-year-old woman from southern Illinois has some advice for living a long life. “I never smoked a cigarette in my life, I never drank liquor in my life, and I had one husband for 43 years,” said Ruth Benjamin. “And I love bacon! Ruth just celebrated her 109th birthday. She was born in 1908 as one of her parents’ six children. Later in life, she worked at Quakemaid in Terre Haute for 43 years. While her life […]

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    Detectives called to homicide on North Euclid

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis homicide detectives were called to the 900 block of North Euclid Wednesday night shortly before 10pm. Police say a deceased victim of a shooting was found that at the location not far from Fountain Park on the city’s northside. An investigation is ongoing.

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    Police capture fleeing suspects following crash

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Wednesday afternoon suspects fleeing police crashed at Dunn Road and New Florissant Road.  St. Louis County Police were conducting surveillance on a group of individuals suspected of committing a string of felonies. Officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle until they came upon the crash with another vehicle.  Four suspects fled the vehicle, while one suspect remained on scene.  The four fleeing suspects were apprehended after a brief foot chase. The driver of […]

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    Clear video captures burglars breaking into south St. Louis home

      ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The dogs don’t seem to mind the men coming in through the window. Security cameras captured this crystal-clear view of a break-in this Wednesday morning at a home in the 3000 block of Shenandoah in south St. Louis. The video was posted to the Compton Heights “Next Door” neighborhood page. Police say that they received a call about the break-in at around 11:30am. The caller, who was not at the home, said there was […]

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    Cuba Mo woman’s body found in Phelps County ditch

    PHELPS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of woman found in a ditch along a county road.  Authorities say the body was discovered Tuesday afternoon just before 1 pm near the intersection of County Road 3000 and County Road 3220. The body was discovered by a county resident. The sheriff’s department has identified the woman as 25-year-old Kayla R. Wilson of Cuba, Missouri. An autopsy has been schedule to determine the cause of […]

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    Stray Rescue to reopen Thursday

    (KPLR) – This Thursday (01/19/2017) Stray Rescue will reopen its doors to take in abandoned animals.  The no kill shelter was forced to closed its doors this past October following a deadly outbreak of distemper that killed 43 dogs. The shelter run by Randy Grimm will reopen at 11 am with a ceremony to honor the dogs that lost their lives. Stray Rescue is also revamping its adoption process by scrapping adoption fees.  The fee will now be paid for […]

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    Madison County begins trial to commit James Lopes

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Tuesday the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office went to trial to force accused sex offender James Lopes to be committed indefinitely and possible for life to a state institution. Lopes cause outrage on social media in April 2016, when he was accused of passing out cards to children printed with his views on sex between adults and children as a religious rite. Lopes was charged with 3 felony counts of grooming and 3 counts of disorderly […]

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    Driver flees after crashing into south city church

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The search is on this morning for a driver who crashed a car into the side of a south St. Louis church overnight. The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. when the vehicle hit the Rectory of the Gateway Southern Baptist Church on Tholozan Avenue at Roger Place. The driver fled the scene. No one was injured.

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    Monday Mascot – Roxy

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – This week’s Monday Mascot is a 6-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix named Roxy. She came to the APA from Sikeston Humane Society. If you want to adopt Roxy, just visit to the APA on Hanley Road. Here is the information that you’ll need: 1705 South Hanley Road 314-645-4610 http://www.apamo.org/home.aspx Is your pet lost? Try looking at stllostpets.org

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    Bomb and Arson called to funeral home fire

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Bomb and Arson is investigating a two alarm fire at a funeral home Saturday afternoon. It happened at the “William C. Harris funeral directors and Cremation Service” on Halls Ferry in North St. Louis County. Funeral CEO William C. Harris says he had just left the funeral home with a service when he got a call from his wife that the funeral home garage was on fire. Investigators tell Harris […]