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Man dies after he was hit by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville

Man dies after he was hit by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville

February 10, 2020

A pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville by the Arrowhead Estates subdivision at Championship Boulevard. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that Robert T. Kleist, 37, of High Ridge, died after being hit by two cars crossing Telegraph Road about 7:01 p.m. ...

‘Time for him to be set free’: State House bill could reform criminal sentencing for minors

'Time for him to be set free': State House bill could reform criminal sentencing for minors

February 2, 2020

By Skylar Webb Missouri News Network JEFFERSON CITY — Bobby Bostic wasn’t supposed to see freedom after his prison conviction at age 16 — his sentence was for more than two centuries. But House Bill 2201 could change this. Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, is working with the judge who con...

Missouri legislators look to increase prison time for armed criminal action, weapon crimes

The St. Louis County Police Department investigates at apartments along Marble Arch Lane in Affton after a woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 27, 2020

By Seth Bodine Missouri News Network JEFFERSON CITY — Efforts to reduce gun violence in Missouri were on the minds of both Senate Republicans and House Democrats last week. Three Republican senators proposed bills that aim to modify or increase penalties for crimes related to gun use during a Sena...

Homeless man charged with murder in stabbing of Affton man

Quentin Jackson

January 27, 2020

A homeless man is accused of stabbing an Affton man to death last week. St. Louis County prosecutors on Friday charged Quentin Jackson, 37, with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and stealing a car in the Jan. 13 killing of Justin Leeman, 41. Jackson's address is listed as the St. Lou...

Valley Park man charged with two burglaries in South County

Shawn Overstreet

January 22, 2020

A Valley Park man was charged Friday with two burglaries in South County in November. Shawn Overstreet, 48, of the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue in Valley Park, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary. Police allege in a probable-cause statement that Yorkshire Cleaners and the Affto...

Police looking for two suspects in armed robbery of Sunset Hills BP gas station

The Sunset Hills Police Department drives in the SunCrest Fest parade in September 2018. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 20, 2020

Sunset Hills police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery Monday morning at the BP gas station on South Lindbergh. The BP gas station, 4504 S. Lindbergh Blvd., was robbed about 5:10 a.m. Monday by two men who entered the store and displayed a gun, the Sunset Hills Police Department ...

Man found dying on front porch in Affton was stabbed to death

The St. Louis County Police Department investigates at apartments along Marble Arch Lane in Affton after a woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 15, 2020

The man found dying on his porch in Affton Tuesday was stabbed to death, police said. Justin Leeman, 41, of the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue in Affton, died after being stabbed in his upper body, police said. Detectives are investigating Leeman’s death as a homicide. Officers from the Affto...

Death of man found on porch in Affton classified as homicide

Death of man found on porch in Affton classified as homicide

January 14, 2020

Police are classifying the death of a man found on a porch in Affton as a homicide. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a call for a “person down” around 12:49 p.m. Tuesday in the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue in Affton. A man in his...

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

January 9, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the leaked news that nonprofit organization Better Together was proposing a sweeping city-county merger that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one new “megacity” that would be one of the largest cities in the nat...

Break-in at Grasso Plaza store appears to be isolated incident

Pictured above: The window at the Phone Geeks store in Affton is boarded up Tuesday after a weekend burglary in Grasso Plaza. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 7, 2020

A break-in at Grasso Plaza in Affton last weekend appears to be an isolated incident, police said Tuesday. The Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department received a call at 6:41 a.m. Saturday about a break-in at Phone Geeks, 75 Grasso Plaza. The smashed window and break-in at the phone store happ...

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