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  • Police warn public about 12-year-old approached by stranger

    O’FALLON, MO – The O’Fallon Missouri Police Department is reporting stranger danger incident that occurred in the Monticello Estates Subdivision Tuesday.  Police say a 12-year-old female was confronted by a white male in mini-van asking if she wanted to get in the vehicle. The girl ran to a neighborhood pool, telling a lifeguard what had happened.  The lifeguard contacted the police, who searched the surrounding area. The minivan and man were located during the search. At this point, police don’t […]

  • Mother of former St. Louis police chief sentenced on fraud charges

    ST. LOUIS – Carl J. Dotson, the mother of former St. Louis city Police Chief Sam Dotson was sentenced to 36 months in a federal prison Tuesday in Federal Court. Dotson was sentenced on fraud charges involving the embezzlement of over $2-million dollars from a commercial real estate property management company based in Olivette, MO. Dotson was an office administrator for the company, writing checks for large amounts of cash for herself to pay for the care of her mother, […]

  • 2.2 earthquake hits Sikeston Mo area

    NEAR SIKESTON, MO – Just before 7:30 pm Monday night, a 2.2 earthquake was registered by the United States Geological Survey.  The quake’s epicenter was located just over 13 miles south of Sikeston, at a depth of a little over 7 miles on the New Madrid fault. There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

  • Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny

    ST. LOUIS – Saturday night the St. Louis Cardinals fired Mike Matheny who was in his 7th season with the Redbirds as manager. Matheny was fired along with hitting coach John Mabry, and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller. Matheny was hired as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on November 14, 2011.  He was the team’s 49th manager and had compiled a record of 591-473 wins-losses.  He led the Cardinals into the postseason in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 winning […]

  • KPLR viewers send in pictures of Saturday’s storm

    ST. LOUIS – While the St. Louis Metro Area topped out at 100-degrees, with a heat index at 106, plenty of KPLR viewers captured pictures of the spot thunderstorms that rolled through the area.

  • Thunderstorms roll through St. Louis Metro Area

    ST. LOUIS – As temperatures soared to the upper 90’s, and the heat index topped out at 106 degrees, spot thunderstorms started forming around the Metro Area.  Many in the viewing area saw high winds, with heavy localized rainfall.  Downtown St. Louis experienced wind gust near 60 mph, with rainfall producing some flash flooding, high water in low lying areas, downed power lines and some damage to brick structures. In the Metro East, some areas received up to 2 inches […]

  • Feed and read events helping residents around Murphy Park battle the roots of crime

    ST. LOUIS – Some say the effort to beautify Murphy Park in north St. Louis has gone much deeper than what’s visible on the surface.  A collaboration of community organizations is getting to the root of crime problems.  Several community groups head to the park each Saturday for what’s known as a feed and read event, thanks to a federal grant secured by the City of St. Louis. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Larry Dampier helps give out sandwiches and […]

  • Motorcyclist killed on I-55

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – The Illinois State Police is reporting a motorcyclist was killed on I-55 southbound in St. Clair County Wednesday around 1:20 p.m. Police say the motorcyclist came upon traffic stopped on the interstate, served, causing him to rear-end a vehicle. The driver was ejected. The 52-year-old Tichnor, Arkansas man was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital where he later died from his injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

  • State Farm to layoff 136 people at Earth City facility

    EARTH CITY, MO – State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company announced Wednesday that they would be laying off 136 people at its Earth City facility. The company says the facility will not be closed, but expect the layoffs to be permanent.

  • American Airlines set to close pilot crew base in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – American Airlines notified the State of Missouri Wednesday that it plans to close its St. Louis pilot crew base by the end of September 2018. The move comes after a decision to retire the MD80 aircraft. The closure will affect 155 positions, 153 of them pilots. American says all of the pilots will be transferred to other locations. It’s unclear as to what will happen with the 2 positions not staffed by pilots.

  • Metro East man charged with failing to register as a sex offender

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged 45-year-old Delbert E. Smith, Jr. with failing to register as a sex offender. Smith is currently not in custody and his whereabouts are unknown. Authorities believe he may be living in the Dupo/Cahokia area. In 2017 he was charged with the same offense. His bond has been set at $30,000. “These offenders statistically tend to be repeat offenders, and it has become an important duty of […]

  • Police looking for strong-arm robbery suspect

    ST. LOUIS – Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a robbery suspect. The strong-arm robbery occurred June 30th at 8 a.m. in the 4200 block of Michigan Avenue in south St. Louis. Police say the suspect walked up to the female victim and pointed a handgun at her demanding her property and wallet.  The suspect then fled on foot. The suspect is 20 t0 25 years-old, 5 foot 4 inches tall, 140-145 pounds. If you know the […]