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Multiple investigations opened into the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer in pro-Trump riots

Police confront pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 (photo by Alex Kent).
By Ariana Figueroa, Missouri Independent January 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — A Capitol Police officer died late Thursday from injuries he sustained while a violent mob breached the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were set to vote to certify the presidential election results. The...

Police defend response to mob takeover at Capitol

The U.S. Capitol building.
By Laura Olson, Missouri Independent January 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — A day after a violent mob seeking to overturn the election forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, the chief of the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting that building and those...

Prosecutors try to keep people out of pandemic-clogged courts through diversion programs

Wesley Bell is sworn in as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney by Judge George W. Draper III on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after defeating former Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in an historic upset. Bell is the first Black prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County in its history.
By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent January 7, 2021

When Julia Fogelberg was a public defender in St. Louis County, she saw how the criminal justice system could often do more harm than good. Now working on the prosecutor side, she’s grateful that...

Serial business burglar charged with stealing from businesses across South County

Angelo Poole
January 5, 2021

A man St. Louis County police are calling a serial business burglar has been charged with a series of break-ins at gas stations and liquor stores across South County. County prosecutors on Monday charged...

Suspect charged following shooting at Gravois Bluffs

Kenneth Dotson
December 23, 2020

A suspect is in custody after a shooting Tuesday at Gravois Bluffs, police said. A man has been charged with first-degree assault for a shooting at Gravois Bluffs that left the victim in critical condition. St....

Jeff Jensen, U.S. Attorney for Missouri Eastern District, resigns ahead of Biden administration

Jeff Jensen
December 18, 2020

U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen, 54, of St. Louis, Missouri, announced Thursday that he will resign effective midnight Dec. 30. After his resignation, he plans on joining a private law firm in the St. Louis...

UPDATED: St. Louis County Parks truck among equipment stolen in overnight burglary in South County

This photo provided by the St. Louis County Police Department shows what the stolen truck looks like, although it is a different truck.
December 16, 2020

Editor's note: This article has been updated after the truck was found due to a citizen's tip. A truck was among the St. Louis County Parks equipment stolen in South County in an overnight burglary investigated...

Pedestrian hit, killed while crossing Watson Road

Pedestrian hit, killed while crossing Watson Road
December 10, 2020

A pedestrian crossing Watson Road in Sunset Hills was killed Wednesday when she was hit by a car. Officers from the Sunset Hills Police Department responded at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, to the 10500...

Police chokeholds, no-knock warrants like South County raid spark debate in Missouri House committee

State Rep. Shamed Dogan speaks on the Missouri House floor (photo courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications).
By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent November 16, 2020

As state lawmakers mull the idea of restricting police use of chokeholds or no-knock warrants, they are facing pushback from law enforcement organizations who contend decisions should be made at the local...

Page issues stay-at-home advisory and restricts businesses, gatherings as COVID cases climb

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home in late April with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 13, 2020

With COVID-19 cases overwhelming hospitals, St. Louis County residents will be encouraged for the next month to stay home and only leave to go to work, school, medical care, grocery shopping and other...

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