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Prosecutors charge 17-year-old with armed carjacking in Oakville

Prosecutors charge 17-year-old with armed carjacking in Oakville

February 26, 2019

St. Louis County prosecutors charged a 17-year-old Tuesday with carjacking a woman at gunpoint in Oakville over the weekend. Marcel Abrams, 17, of the 6300 block of Lalite Avenue in St. Louis, 63136, is being held on $100,000 bond for first-degree robbery and one count of armed criminal action for an...

Learning where STEM can take you

Learning where STEM can take you

February 26, 2019

All middle schools in the Mehlville School District held STEM Breakfasts last week to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and take those classes in high school. The breakfasts have been credited with increasing Mehlville girls’ participation...

Dog euthanized by St. Louis County tests negative for rabies

Dog euthanized by St. Louis County tests negative for rabies

February 26, 2019

Faust, the dog that was euthanized Feb. 11 by St. Louis County after biting a veterinary technician at an animal hospital, did not have rabies after all. Faust was found two weeks ago by a postal worker, nearly frozen to death, and brought to Stray Rescue of St. Louis to be treated. Stray Rescue, a n...

Preventing abusive teachers from getting new jobs is goal of proposed law

State representative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 26, 2019

Pictured above: Legislative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Christina Mascarenas Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — School districts and charter schools would be required under proposed legislation to disclose information on former employee...

Why was a police helicopter hovering over Oakville? Mystery solved

Why was a police helicopter hovering over Oakville? Mystery solved

February 23, 2019

Oakville residents near the Black Forest subdivision and apartments took to social media around midnight Friday morning to ask: Why is there a police helicopter searching for someone? An initial post estimated there were 30-plus police cars in the area. Other residents said entire streets were blocked...

Missouri attorney general launches investigation into ‘day care fight club’

Missouri attorney general launches investigation into 'day care fight club'

February 22, 2019

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Wednesday that his office is investigating the teachers who allegedly led a “day care fight club” in the city of St. Louis after prosecutors claimed there is not enough evidence to charge them with a crime. In a video originally obtained by Fox 2...

Schnucks carjacking victims’ car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

Schnucks carjacking victims' car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

February 22, 2019

Police have recovered the car taken in an armed carjacking at the Schnucks at Butler Hill Road in south county Tuesday but are still searching for the man they say carjacked a couple in their 60s in broad daylight. The suspect, armed with a gun, is alleged to have demanded the couple's 2014 Chevrole...

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley subpoenaed in Sunshine Law case

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley subpoenaed in Sunshine Law case

February 21, 2019

By Brennan John Columbia Missourian Missouri's U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has been subpoenaed in a case involving possible violations of the state’s public records law when he served as Missouri attorney general. The subpoena came from Missouri’s 19th Circuit Court in Cole County. Hawley is ordere...

Sunset Hills police capture auto theft suspect after foot chase, crash, lockdown

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

February 21, 2019

Updated at 5:55 p.m. with comments from Sgt. Robbie Hagen. Sunset Hills police caught an alleged Jefferson County car thief Thursday who crashed the stolen car in Laumeier Sculpture Park, led police on several foot chases and caused a lockdown at a local high school. Officers from the Sunset Hills...

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