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No one injured in drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road, case still unsolved

No one injured in drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road, case still unsolved

August 7, 2020

A drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road two weekends ago is still unsolved. Officers from the South County Precinct received a call for shots fired at roughly 2:30 a.m. July 25 in the 800 block of Lemay Ferry Road. The officers contacted the reporting party, a woman who had not been injured. She said...

Truck drives through wall of South County Health Center, injures woman trapped in debris

Truck drives through wall of South County Health Center, injures woman trapped in debris

August 6, 2020

A woman at the South County Health Center was seriously injured Thursday when a man crashed his truck through a wall of the health clinic in Sunset Hills. A 77-year-old man driving a pickup truck drove the truck through the wall around 11:10 a.m., with the truck coming to a stop partially inside the ...

St. Louis County officers uninjured as helicopter rotor breaks off in training flight

The helicopter is shown with its tail rotor missing, after it broke off mid-flight.

August 6, 2020

Two police officers were uninjured and able to successfully land one of the St. Louis County Police Department's helicopters when the tail rotor broke off Thursday during a training flight, but no one was injured. Members of the Metro Air Support Unit — which services the entire St. Louis metropoli...

Man in custody after shooting at Affton gas station

John Fox

August 6, 2020

An Imperial man is charged with shooting a man in a gas station parking lot in Affton after they got into an argument. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call at roughly 4:45 p.m. July 23 reporting a shooting in the parking lot of the Phillips 66 gas station in the 9700 block of Ma...

Woman attacks employees at arcade who asked her to wear a mask

A sign on the front door of Incredible Pizza Company in South County Aug. 4  advises customers that they must wear a mask when inside the building at all times, except when eating or drinking.

August 4, 2020

A woman attacked three employees Sunday at America’s Incredible Pizza Company in South County, pushing, shoving and pepper-spraying them after she was asked to wear a mask, as required by St. Louis County mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police said the woman was part of a group that was as...

Police identify man found dead in South County fire, classifying it as homicide

Officers and firefighter-medics respond to the site of the officer-involved shooting at Nottingham Estates in March 2019.

August 3, 2020

Police have identified the man whose body was found in an apartment fire in South County, in a case now being investigated as a homicide. Investigators identified James Kwiatkowski, 62, of the 4000 block of Nottingham Estates Drive, 63129, as the man whose body was found after a fire consumed his apart...

Investigation underway after man’s body found in South County apartment fire

Officers and firefighter-medics respond to the site of the officer-involved shooting at Nottingham Estates in March 2019.

August 3, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating a suspicious death after a man’s body was found following an apartment fire Sunday in South County. Police arrived to a call about smoke in an apartment in the 4000 block of Nottingham Estates Drive, near Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill roads, at...

Man shot at Affton gas station after ‘altercation’ in parking lot

The parking lot of the Phillips 66 gas station in Affton had returned to normal Friday, July 24, following a shooting Thursday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 24, 2020

A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting a man in a gas station parking lot in Affton. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call at roughly 4:45 p.m. Thursday reporting a shooting in the parking lot of the Phillips 66 gas station in the 9700 block of Mackenzie Road. The victim,...

St. Louis County courts shut down after employees contract coronavirus, return to hearings by video

St. Louis County courts shut down after employees contract coronavirus, return to hearings by video

July 23, 2020

After several employees tested positive for the coronavirus, the St. Louis County Circuit Court is returning to “Operating Phase Zero,” shutting down in-person court cases and restricting public access to the courthouse. The decision by Presiding Judge Michael D. Burton means that, for the next...

County police to be reviewed top-to-bottom, with some pushback

Officers and sergeants from the St. Louis County Police Department applaud as fellow officer and union representative Derek Machens calls for raises at an Oct. 12, 2017, hearing at the County Council.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 22, 2020

A promised “top-to-bottom” review of the St. Louis County Police Department is a centerpiece of County Executive Sam Page’s campaign for county executive, but not everyone is welcoming outsiders giving their opinions on what should be done about policing in St. Louis. The review, announced by Page June ...

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