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Missouri has a new law that makes carjacking a crime, after push by Gregory

Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, left, greets a member of the public and her dog at a food distribution event at Mehlville High School hosted by Gregory and Rep. Jim Murphy Sept. 3, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2020

Missouri officially has a law on the books that establishes the crime of vehicular hijacking for carjacking crimes, passed by the Missouri General Assembly this legislative session as part of a broader crime bill after efforts last year by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills. Senate Bill 600, sponsored by Sen. Ton...

Woman dies in Telegraph Road crash, hit by car after exiting SUV

Woman dies in Telegraph Road crash, hit by car after exiting SUV

October 9, 2020

A woman was killed when a car hit her while she was standing outside her car Friday morning on Telegraph Road in Oakville. Traffic has been stopped both ways on Telegraph Road at Greymonte Estates Drive, the 6400 and 6500 blocks of Telegraph Road, for three hours after the fatal crash, but the St. Lo...

Body found in Green Park industrial area identified as police investigate ‘suspicious death’

Body found in Green Park industrial area identified as police investigate 'suspicious death'

October 8, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating what the department is calling a suspicious death in the industrial area in Green Park. The body of an adult man was found around 8:46 a.m. Wednesday in 2 feet of water on the banks of a quarry at 10328 Lake Bluff Drive, in the industrial park i...

Missouri lawmakers abruptly end session without approving all of governor’s crime bills

Gov. Mike Parson, above left, signs legislation for nursing home cameras into law in July as bill sponsor Rep. Jim Murphy of Oakville, right, looks on.

By Adam Jackson and Wicker Perlis, Missouri News Network

September 30, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY — The special session on crime ended unexpectedly when the Missouri House voted to adjourn without taking up three of the session’s five crime bills. Two bills had passed both chambers the week of Sept. 14 and reached the governor’s desk to sign. House Bill 46 loosened residency ...

Have a citation pending in St. Louis County Municipal Court? You can now resolve it, virtually or in person

Have a citation pending in St. Louis County Municipal Court? You can now resolve it, virtually or in person

September 29, 2020

The St. Louis County Municipal Courts have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they will open back up for optional appointments to resolve cases, either virtual or in person. The county said the program is “continuing efforts to engage with communities and keep the justice system mov...

Jefferson County man charged with murder of man found dead in apartment fire

Brandon Gaertner

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 24, 2020

A Jefferson County man has been charged with murder for allegedly killing a man whose body was found after a fire consumed his apartment along Lemay Ferry Road. St. Louis County prosecutors charged Brandon Gaertner, 27, of the 4500 block of Richard Drive in Arnold, 63010, with one count of second-degree...

South County Precinct police cars race to scene for prank shooting call, but similar pranks are rare

Police SUVs respond to the scene of a prank call saying a child had been shot at Covington Place apartment complex Sept. 11.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 24, 2020

Multiple police cars and an ambulance raced to the scene of what had been reported as a shooting along Lemay Ferry Road earlier this month, but it turned out to be a prank call. At least five police SUVs and an ambulance from the Mehlville Fire Protection District raced to the Covington Place apartmen...

Affton man faces charges for shooting roommate

David Colubriale

September 21, 2020

An Affton man faces felony charges for shooting his roommate, according to police. St. Louis County prosecutors charged David Colubriale, 26, of the the 6400 block of Vita Drive, with one count of first-degree assault and one count of armed criminal action for allegedly shooting his roommate about 11...

Known for work with federal courts, Doug Burris tapped as head of troubled St. Louis County jail

The Buzz Westfall St. Louis County Justice Center, as seen in June 2019. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 16, 2020

The troubled St. Louis County jail will get its third director in three weeks in Doug Burris, a nationally known retired federal probation officer who will take the job as acting jail director starting Sept. 28 and then become permanent director once the County Council approves. After the Aug. 28 re...

Sunset Hills doctor pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography related to 16-year-old wife

Ashu Joshi

September 16, 2020

A Sunset Hills doctor pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing child pornography. Ashu Joshi, 48, of Sunset Hills, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge John A. Ross, signing on to a plea deal that says the former St. Louis University Hospital doctor began a relationship with a 16-year-old...

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