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At least 10 suspects steal dozens of handguns, rifles from Affton gun store

Southside Pawn and Jewelry as seen on Google Maps, next to Sharpshooters Grill.

June 1, 2020

A gun store in Affton was robbed early Sunday morning, with dozens of guns stolen by at least 10 suspects. An alarm went off at roughly 1:10 a.m. Sunday at Southside Pawn and Jewelry, 8101 Gravois Road. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded and found evidence of a burglary, with a window o...

St. Louis protests turn violent in Ferguson, six arrests made

The Michael Brown Chosen for Change Foundation posted this photo of Michael Brown Sr. and his youngest daughter Mikelle taken before the press conference on Facebook.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

Police made six arrests overnight in Ferguson as protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis again turned violent as the sun set, echoing a pattern seen across the country. Although protesters Saturday night broke several of the windows at the Ferguson Police Department, police made no...

House of Pain wins another delay by taking St. Louis County’s lawsuit to federal court

House of Pain wins another delay by taking St. Louis County's lawsuit to federal court

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 18, 2020

The gyms that are staying open despite St. Louis County’s stay-at-home order have won another delay in the county’s lawsuit trying to force them to close. At a Monday morning hearing, House of Pain Gym attorney Chris McDonough said that he filed a last-minute motion to take the case to federal court. It is t...

Hearing rescheduled in county gym lawsuit over stay-at-home order

Hearing rescheduled in county gym lawsuit over stay-at-home order

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 14, 2020

A hearing is set for Thursday afternoon in the lawsuit St. Louis County filed against two gyms staying open despite the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. The case was set for a videoconferenced hearing in front of Circuit Judge John Lasater Wednesday afternoon, but a last-minute change postponed the case un...

House committee passes Koenig’s bill to promote sexual assault survivors’ rights

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Maria Benevento, Missouri News Network

May 11, 2020

A bill that aims to promote sexual assault survivors’ rights and improve evidence collection and processing unanimously passed a Missouri House committee Wednesday. The House Children and Families Committee voted 13-0 in favor of SB 569, sponsored by Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester. The bill has already made it through the Senate, where Koenig’s original text was combined with two other bills. It would give survivors access to a tracking system for sexual assault evidence, require all hospitals to offer forensic examinations and create a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Missouri Hospital Association and the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization that works agai...

Man accused of throwing dachshund out car window in Jefferson County gets 10 years on gun charge

Flick, a dachshund dog, was found by a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy bound with duct tape in a ditch in February 2019. The deputy matched a fingerprint on the duct tape to Paul Garcia, who was charged in the case. Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

May 7, 2020

A man who was charged with animal abuse in Jefferson County for throwing a dachshund out of his car last year, its muzzle and legs bound with duct tape, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday on an unrelated charge. Paul “Paco” Garcia, 40, of Barnhart, Missouri, appeared Thursday before U...

St. Louis County stay-at-home order will end ‘gradually’ starting May 18; masks required

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

St. Louis County could start to end its stay-at-home order Monday, May 18, but the new freedom will come with restrictions: Employees and customers will be required to socially distance and wear face masks in public. “Be prepared to wear a mask, be prepared to stay 6 feet apart,” County Executi...

‘Cruisin’ Lindbergh’ gets a lot of attention, but seems unlikely to happen again

In this still from a YouTube video of the 'Cruisin' Lindbergh' event April 18, a car prepares to do a burnout on the Ronnie's Plaza parking lot as onlookers gather.

April 29, 2020

It’s a pastime many area drivers have participated in for decades, but cruising South Lindbergh Boulevard never got so much attention as it did two Saturdays ago, when crowds descended on the famous road despite stay-at-home orders in effect due to the coronavirus outbreak. An event planned out of the Facebo...

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

April 21, 2020

A man is recovering in a hospital after he was shot Tuesday afternoon while driving on Interstate 55 in South County. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call about the shooting and responded around 2:13 p.m. The man said he was driving his car on southbound I-55 near Union Road when he was...

Body found in burned trailer identified as Lemay man

Body found in burned trailer identified as Lemay man

April 19, 2020

The man who was found burned to death inside a box trailer in Lemay has been identified by police. The homicide investigation is still active into the suspicious death of Kenneth Booth Jr., 49, of the 9900 block of Clyde Avenue in Lemay, whose body was found in a box trailer next to the railroad tr...

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