Crime

Affton man indicted on charges of molesting young children

A county grand jury indicted an Affton man Friday on charges that he took videos of young children while he molested them. Jonathan Askew, 49, of the 4800 block of Heidelberg Avenue, 63123, is charged with seven felonies, including four counts of sodomy or attempted sodomy on a person younger than 14 years old and

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Governor indicted on felony charge by St. Louis grand jury

Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge by a grand jury in St. Louis city. Relying on testimony from three witnesses, including the alleged victim, a standing grand jury in the city indicted Greitens on a felony rather than a misdemeanor for allegedly taking a photo against the will

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Jury convicts Lemay murder suspect of beating girlfriend

A Lemay man charged with murder in St. Louis city was found guilty by a St. Louis County jury in an unrelated case this week of felony domestic assault after allegedly beating his girlfriend in 2016, but was acquitted on gun charges. Desmond Artez Mills, 33, has listed various addresses in court documents over the

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Car crashes into church on Telegraph Road, four teens injured

Pictured above: The Chevrolet Impala driven by a 16-year-old is pictured after the car crashed into a south county church. Photo by Brad Bierman. A 16-year-old driver and his three teenage passengers went to the hospital with serious injuries after the car they were in crashed into a church on Telegraph Road Friday night. The

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Police cars in Oakville targeted for guns, police say

Pictured above: A reader submitted this photo of the scene after a county police car was broken into overnight on Jan. 26. The police car broken into is in the middle of the photo behind the two silver cars. Criminals are specifically targeting police cars to steal guns, police said after the latest incident in

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Police turn out in force to nab Target shoplifters

Photos by Gloria Lloyd. Police officers swarmed the south county Target store Wednesday night, but they were responding only to a fairly routine shoplifting call. At least eight police cars and an ambulance from the Mehlville Fire Protection District were parked outside the Target store, 4250 Rusty Road, around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Police took a

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Two police cars broken into overnight in Oakville, guns stolen

Two police cars were broken into overnight in Oakville last week, and two guns were stolen from a county police car. A marked St. Louis County Police Department car was broken into during the overnight hours the morning of Jan. 12, police said. The break-in happened in the Southcrest Subdivision in Oakville sometime from midnight

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