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Zoo Association buys union property in north county for conservation area

Zoo Association buys union property in north county for conservation area

March 9, 2018

The St. Louis Zoo is set to build a conservation area in north county after purchasing 425 acres of land from the St. Louis Plumbers and Pipefitters Association for $7.1 million, the Zoo Association announced Friday. After running out of room on its century-old Forest Park main campus, the zoo origi...

Man accused of theft, striking officer with van arrested, charged

Man accused of theft, striking officer with van arrested, charged

March 9, 2018

A man accused of striking an off-duty county police officer with a van Wednesday night has been charged with stealing, assault and resisting arrest. The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney’s office on Thursday charged Willie Washington, 39, of the 2700 block of Arlington Avenue, St. Louis with...

Oakville man wanted for Chesterfield shooting captured

Oakville man wanted for Chesterfield shooting captured

March 8, 2018

An “armed and dangerous” Oakville man wanted for allegedly shooting into a house in Chesterfield is in critical condition after leading police on a chase in Arkansas Wednesday night and then trying to kill himself, police said. Phillip Stroisch, 42, of the 500 block of Susan Road in Oakville, ...

Off-duty officer struck by van while arresting alleged shoplifters shoots at suspect

Off-duty officer struck by van while arresting alleged shoplifters shoots at suspect

March 8, 2018

An off-duty police officer was struck by a fleeing van while arresting two alleged shoplifters last night. The officer shot at the driver of the van, but police said it was unknown if the gunfire struck the driver. The county police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, including lacerations...

Man dies, three seriously injured in multi-car accident

Man dies, three seriously injured in multi-car accident

March 6, 2018

A man died and three others were seriously injured in a multi-car accident at the intersection of Reavis Barracks Road and Union Road Sunday night. Jose Solis-Luna, 43, of the 3800 block of French Court, St. Louis, 63116, died after he was taken to a hospital, police said. Altogether four people in...

Police investigating homicide in Lemay

Police investigating homicide in Lemay

March 6, 2018

The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday in the 600 block of Bayless Avenue. Officers from the South County Precinct responded at roughly 4:40 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of Bayless Avenue for a call for a welfare check and discovered a male in his...

Oakville High senior receives scholarship surprise

Oakville High senior receives scholarship surprise

March 5, 2018

Oakville High School senior Alexis Twillman, seventh from left, is pictured with the University of Missouri-St. Louis Welcoming Committee after learning she will receive a $100,000 full-ride four-year scholarship. Oakville High School senior Alexis Twillman thought she was being sent to the library ...

School security expected to be topic at Mehlville School District listening session Tuesday night

School security expected to be topic at Mehlville School District listening session Tuesday night

March 4, 2018

The Mehlville Board of Education will conduct a listening session Tuesday night for the community to air any concerns to board members or district officials. The public is invited to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Oakville Middle School, 5950 Telegraph Road in Oakville. District off...

Oakville fire could have been arson, police say

Oakville fire could have been arson, police say

March 3, 2018

Police are investigating whether a fire that destroyed a family’s house in Oakville last month was arson. The Mehlville Fire Protection District called in officers from the South County Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department to investigate the Feb. 7 fire that destroyed the house in the...

Man charged with kidnapping elderly woman at south county Kmart

Man charged with kidnapping elderly woman at south county Kmart

March 2, 2018

Police are searching for a man charged Friday with kidnapping, beating and carjacking an elderly woman in September in the parking lot of the south county Kmart. Robert Cook, 53, of the 1st block of Woodland Lakes Drive in Sullivan, 63080, is charged with one count of second-degree kidnapping, thr...

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