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Friends and family want answers in death of Oakville man in county jail

In this screenshot from Brock Schmittler's Facebook Live video of the vigil for Oakville resident Johnny Shy, friends and family gather with signs and candles to remember their friend.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 8, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council and the friends and family of an Oakville man who died in the county jail want answers after a series of inmate deaths, including two within a week. Oakville resident John Shy, 29, died Feb. 23 in the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton after entering it for the last tim...

Man investigated for inappropriate contact with Lindbergh student also visited both Mehlville high schools

Man investigated for inappropriate contact with Lindbergh student also visited both Mehlville high schools

March 6, 2019

The Boy Scouts Police Explorer volunteer who was arrested Tuesday after inappropriate contact with a Lindbergh High School student also visited Oakville and Mehlville high schools in the last two weeks. Mehlville School District Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler sent an email to parents at the dist...

Beetles rock. Who knew?

Beetles rock. Who knew?

March 6, 2019

Everyone knows the Beatles rock, but beetles can rock too. Children gathered at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library last month to learn about beetles in a ‘Beetles Rock’ presentation from The Butterfly House. They read bug-themed books and examined the beetles up close with microscop...

Affton man wins $50,000 by matching five of six Powerball numbers

March 6, 2019

An Affton man is $50,000 richer after matching five out of six possible numbers in the Feb. 23 Powerball lottery drawing. Randall Hansen of Affton matched four out of five white-ball numbers plus the Powerball, winning a $50,000 prize. Hansen purchased his ticket at Discount Smoke Shop, 4340 Loughborough Ave., in St. Lou...

Council Democrats trying to oust Stenger for absenteeism

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web exclusive update: The County Council voted 4-2 for the resolution Tuesday night - after this article went to press for this week's print edition. Stay tuned to our website for an updated article. In a first for St. Louis County, the Democ...

Boy Scout Police Explorer recruiter arrested after Lindbergh visit

Boy Scout Police Explorer recruiter arrested after Lindbergh visit

March 5, 2019

A Boy Scout Police Explorer recruiter who exchanged “inappropriate” messages with a Lindbergh High School student over the weekend was arrested Tuesday, the school said in an email to parents. The school and police did not publicly identify the man, 20, who was arrested early Tuesday by the St. Louis ...

Lindbergh alum Derik Scott advances to the finals on NBC’s ‘Titan Games’

Derik Scott

February 28, 2019

St. Louis native and Lindbergh High School alumnus Derik Scott will take to the Titan arena one more time tonight as he competes in the finals of NBC’s “The Titan Games,” hosted and produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Derik Scott, a 2006 graduate of LHS and 2009 graduate of Lindenwood Uni...

Puppies bring English class to life

Puppies bring English class to life

February 28, 2019

Washington Middle students kicked off a technical-writing project with a visit from Lola and Tink, dogs from the Animal Protective Association of Missouri. The school has raised $10,000 for the shelter in seven years. ...

Circle K gas station in south county robbed at knifepoint

Circle K gas station in south county robbed at knifepoint

February 27, 2019

The Circle K gas station at 1940 Union Road was the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, at approximately 2:13 a.m. Feb. 26, the department received a call for service about a suspect who had threatened the clerk at the Circle K with a knife, demandin...

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