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Burglary in South County leads to four-hour standoff with police

Burglary in South County leads to four-hour standoff with police

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

A homeowner interrupted a burglary in South County Sunday night, leading to a four-hour standoff between police and two men who now face felony charges. St. Louis County prosecutors filed first-degree burglary charges Monday against Joseph MacDonald, 40, of the 6000 block of Fyler Avenue in South...

Burned body inside box trailer leads to homicide investigation in South County

Burned body inside box trailer leads to homicide investigation in South County

March 29, 2020

Authorities opened a homicide investigation in South County Saturday night after a box trailer was burned with someone inside in Lemay. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call around 7:45 p.m. that led them to the 200 block of Avenue H in South County, by the railroad tracks. Responding...

St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 21, 2020

St. Louis County will join states like Illinois, California and New York with a stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus, under a decree issued by County Executive Sam Page that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in...

Businessman in Stenger case sentenced to 17 months in prison

Businessman in Stenger case sentenced to 17 months in prison

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 5, 2020

The businessman who urged former County Executive Steve Stenger to give him lucrative county contracts in exchange for campaign donations was sentenced to 17 months in prison Thursday — lower than federal guidelines. John Rallo, 54, now of Utah and formerly of St. Louis County, is the final person ...

County settles Wildhaber case for $10.25 million

County settles Wildhaber case for $10.25 million

February 20, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by an Oakville police sergeant Feb. 10, going into a debt that taxpayers will be paying off for the next 30 years. In a case that made national headlines, now-Lt. Keith Wildhaber said he...

Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session

Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A little over a month into the 2020 Missouri General Assembly, lawmakers are hard at work in Jefferson City trying to pass their sponsored legislation. South County legislators filed bills this year related to issues such as flooding, prope...

Belmar retiring; Page says he wasn’t forced out as the chief

Belmar retiring; Page says he wasn’t forced out as the chief

February 17, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Chief Jon Belmar announced last week that he will retire as the head of the St. Louis County Police Department, effective April 30, but County Executive Sam Page said the chief is not being forced out of the job after six years. The announc...

Sunset Hills police release photos of gas station armed robbery; case remains unsolved

Sunset Hills police release photos of gas station armed robbery; case remains unsolved

February 12, 2020

Sunset Hills police are still trying to identify two suspects captured on video while robbing the BP gas station on South Lindbergh Boulevard Jan. 20. The case remains under active investigation and no suspects have been apprehended, the department confirmed Wednesday. Police released still surveillance ima...

Belmar announces he’ll retire as chief of St. Louis County Police Department

Belmar announces he’ll retire as chief of St. Louis County Police Department

February 10, 2020

Chief Jon Belmar announced Monday that he will retire as the head of the St. Louis County Police Department, effective April 30. The announcement comes in the wake of County Executive Sam Page appointing new members to the police board following a $10 million settlement of a discrimination lawsuit aga...

Man dies after he was hit by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville

Man dies after he was hit by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville

February 10, 2020

A pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville by the Arrowhead Estates subdivision at Championship Boulevard. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that Robert T. Kleist, 37, of High Ridge, died after being hit by two cars crossing Telegraph Road about 7:01 p.m. ...

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