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Series of bathroom threats at Bernard Middle appear to be copycat incidents after Washington Middle School evacuation

Series of bathroom threats at Bernard Middle appear to be copycat incidents after Washington Middle School evacuation

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 2, 2021

Threats were scrawled in two different bathrooms at Bernard Middle School the last two days, in what could be copycat incidents imitating bathroom threats that prompted students’ evacuation from Washington...

Washington Middle School evacuated due to threat, but police find nothing

Washington Middle School evacuated due to threat, but police find nothing

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor March 30, 2021

Students and staff at Washington Middle School were evacuated for several hours Tuesday morning after someone wrote a threat on a wall at the school, but everyone is now safely back in the building after...

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South County woman charged with arson and animal abuse for setting fire, interfering with firefighters

March 29, 2021

A South County woman was charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to the Colonial Woods condos last week and then interrupting firefighters who responded to the scene. Police from the St. Louis...

This shows the kiosks available for the public to use at the new satellite St. Louis County Courts facility at The Crossings at Northwest in St. Ann.

St. Louis County Court opens satellite court facility in North County to increase access to hearings

March 16, 2021

St. Louis County is opening a satellite court location in North County, after delays in opening due to the rise in COVID-19 cases over the winter. St. Louis County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Michael...

Couple in 40s found dead due to COVID-19 in South County, police say

Couple in 40s found dead due to COVID-19 in South County, police say

March 3, 2021

A couple in their 40s was found dead in their South County home in February, and the deaths are believed to be due to COVID-19. Officer from the St. Louis County Police Department's South County Precinct...

Demetrius Owens, left, and Ryan Jones, right.

Serial burglars charged with stealing more than $50,000 of perfume, merchandise from Ulta Beauty

March 1, 2021

Two men face charges that they robbed a series of Ulta Beauty stores across St. Louis, including the store in South County. St. Louis County prosecutors have charged Demetrius Owens, 18, and Ryan Jones,...

Death of woman found in Crestwood creek believed to be a 'tragic accident'

Death of woman found in Crestwood creek believed to be a ‘tragic accident’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

The body of a 79-year-old woman was found in a creek in Crestwood Tuesday near the intersection of Watson Road and Blackthorn Drive. The Crestwood Police Department believes the death was an accident,...

Death of man found in snow on Watson Road is not suspicious, police say

Death of man found in snow on Watson Road is not suspicious, police say

February 22, 2021

The Sunset Hills Police Department said Sunday that the death of a man found in the snow Friday on Watson Road is “not suspicious in nature,” and the name of the man will not be revealed. Officers...

This photo of the sisters was posted to the GoFundMe page raising money for the family. Pictured left is Heather Derickson and right, Hailey Webb.

Two sisters, recent Oakville High School graduates, killed in Lemay Ferry crash

February 9, 2021

Two young sisters from Oakville were killed in a single-vehicle car crash on Lemay Ferry Road in Oakville Sunday night.  St. Louis County Police officers from the South County Precinct responded to...

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

Missouri takes steps toward tightening police accountability, chokehold ban

By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent February 5, 2021

Brian Williams grew up in Ferguson, where Michael Brown Jr.’s shooting death sparked a national movement for police accountability in 2014.  Four years later, he was elected to the Missouri Senate...

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