Crime

St. Louis County officer hit by car, injured on Interstate 55

Pictured above: St. Louis County police from the Affton Southwest Precinct and first responders investigate a fire in October. Photo by Erin Achenbach. A St. Louis County police officer was hit by a car and injured on Interstate 55 in south county Monday morning while responding to an earlier accident. The officer, who was outside

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Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

Pictured above: St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell unveils his ‘Bell Plan,’ which outlines his plans to tackle the opioid epidemic and decrease crime in St. Louis County on Jan. 8. Bell did not comment on whether or not he would reopen the Ferguson investigation. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com

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Threat to Affton school didn’t happen, police say

Before the Affton School District got out for winter break last week, parents made social-media posts alleging a middle-school student was overheard making a threatening comment to another student on a bus. But the St. Louis County Police Department says it didn’t happen. “St. Louis County Police have investigated this claim and have found that

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Green Park officers watching for prostitution

The St. Louis County Police Department and the city of Green Park have received tips about possible prostitution at Mobil On the Run at 5840 S. Lindbergh Blvd. and McDonald’s at 5904 S. Lindbergh Blvd. At the Nov. 19 Green Park Board of Aldermen meeting, the city’s two St. Louis County police officers reported that

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Police union speaks out against Belmar after chief fires officers for ‘misleading’ bureau

Pictured above: Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the new special response unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Police Department’s union is speaking out against Chief Jon Belmar after he fired two police officers he said gave misleading statements to superiors over their involvement

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