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  • Spire truck stolen in Shrewsbury; thief arrested in Grand Center

    ST. LOUIS – A suspected car thief was arrested Monday afternoon in the Grand Center neighborhood. The truck was stolen from the 4100 block of Shrewsbury Avenue in Shrewsbury, according to Spire officials. Authorities located in the stolen vehicle in Troy, Illinois due to the fact the vehicle has an active GPS.  Eventually, the vehicle encountered Marine Illinois police officers who had heard a broadcast for the stolen Spire pickup.  They pursued the pickup on I-70 for some time trying […]

  • Man was fleeing police in stolen vehicle before fatal wrong-way crash

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The 29-year-old driver responsible for a wrong-way accident on Highway 54 that claimed the lives of three people was fleeing police in a stolen vehicle just before the crash. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around noon on Sunday, September 15 on US Highway 54 in Cole County. Investigators said a stolen 2013 Chevy Silverado crossed the highway median and began traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it collided head-on with […]

  • School bus and Metro bus involved in accident

    ST. LOUIS – First responders were called to the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood in north St. Louis City late Monday afternoon following an accident involving a Metro bus and school bus. The accident occurred near the intersection of N. Grand and Palm. Four passengers were on the Metro bus at the time of the accident. One person on the bus requested medical attention. Three students were on the school bus. No injuries were reported. The bus was dropping kids off from George […]

  • Police: Man, woman found shot in Midtown near SLU campus

    ST. LOUIS – Two people were found shot Monday afternoon near the St. Louis University campus in Midtown. According to Jack Wang, a spokesman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the victims were located at S. Grand Avenue and Laclede Street. A man was shot in the leg and a woman was shot in the torso, Wang said. Both victims were said to be conscious and breathing. The shooting does not involve any SLU students, a university spokesperson said. […]

  • Blues players’ names engraved on Stanley Cup

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues are now forever linked with sports’ greatest trophy. The names of players, coaches, and ownership were engraved onto the Stanley Cup. The team shared a picture of the freshly engraved Cup on social media Monday afternoon. Stanley has never looked better. #stlblues #StanleyCup — St. Louis Blues 🏆 (@StLouisBlues) September 16, 2019

  • Paul DeJong to purchase missing ‘M’ on Big Mac Land sign

    ST. LOUIS – For nearly a month, section 272 in Busch Stadium has been given an unofficial new nickname: “Big Ac Land.” On August 20, Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong belted a towering home run in the team’s 3-0 win over the Brewers. The home run ball smashed into the ‘M’ on Big Mac Land and broke the lights inside. Staff at Busch removed the ‘M’ from the sign. On Tuesday, DeJong will visit Ronald McDonald House in Central West End […]

  • Man accused of robbing woman he met to make online purchase

    FLORISSANT, Mo. – A 21-year-old Spanish Lake man was charged Monday for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint whom he’d met online and arranged to meet in order to buy something from her. According to a spokesperson for the Florissant Police Department, the robbery took place September 11 in the parking lot at the Schnucks grocery store at Cross Keys. Police said the suspect, Joseph Johns Jr., met the victim at an online marketplace to inquire about buying a video […]

  • 13-year-old shot and killed in Spanish Lake

    SPANISH LAKE, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department were called to Spanish Lake Thursday afternoon to investigate a homicide. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed around 6 p.m. near Bellefontaine and Larimore Parkway. The victim was walking with two friends who are relatives when he was shot. Police do not believe this was a random act and Granda said the case has a high probability of being […]

  • Man accused of raping several St. Louis County girls turns himself in

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A 19-year-old accused of raping several girls is now under arrest. He turned himself in at the St. Louis County Justice Center late Wednesday night. Earlier this summer, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Dominic Yocco with four counts of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, two counts of third-degree assault, and one count of first-degree statutory rape. The incidents were said to have taken place between November 17, 2016 and July […]

  • Man charged for police chase that injured St. Ann officer

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An innocent bystander and a St. Ann police officer both remain hospitalized with serious injuries after a violent crash Tuesday night. “We are extremely sorry that this incident happened,” said St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez. The incident was caught on a nearby surveillance camera. Jimenez said a St. Ann police detective slammed into a van on Adie Road as he was rushing to help a fellow officer who had been assaulted, leading to a chase. […]

  • Trump EPA set to officially roll back clean water regulation

    The Environmental Protection Agency is set Thursday to announce the repeal of the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands, according to a source familiar with the details of the announcement. The announcement is scheduled to take place at the National Association of Manufacturers, a trade group in Washington, DC. The 2015 regulation, commonly known as WOTUS, defined what bodies of water are protected under the federal Clean Water Act […]

  • Arnold man accused of kidnapping 18-year-old he met on Facebook

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An Arnold man is in custody at St. Louis County for allegedly kidnapping an 18-year-old he met online while attempting to steal the teen’s car. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the incident unfolded around 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday. Officers responded to Lindbergh and Tesson Ferry Road for a reported abduction. They located the vehicle described in the report and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. However, […]

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