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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...

Suspect charged in Sunset Hills gas station carjacking

Suspect charged in Sunset Hills gas station carjacking

December 31, 2019

Prosecutors formally charged a 24-year-old man from North County Monday for carjacking a woman getting gas in Sunset Hills. Anthony Lincoln Ward, 24, of the 8000 block of Patterson Drive in Berkeley, was formally charged with felony auto theft Dec. 30 and is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. De...

Secretary of state warns of online misinformation with South County GOP legislators

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

November 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft joined local legislators for a town hall last month, discussing online misinformation, medical marijuana, election security, the 2019 legislative session and more. Reps. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills; Michael ...

Affton set to become a ‘Ring Community’

November 21, 2019

With property crimes on the rise, an Affton resident is taking steps to try to get a group discount for doorbell cameras for residents who live in Affton, ZIP code 63123. Affon resident Michael Burton said that he has been working with the company Ring, owned by Amazon, which will offer Black Friday...

Unlocked Ferrari stolen in Sunset Hills found; police say lock your cars

Pictured above: A picture of the stolen 2007 black Ferrari Spider 430 from the Sunset Hills Police Department's Twitter. The Ferrari was recovered Thursday but no further information was released due to investigative reasons.

August 15, 2019

A Ferrari stolen this week in Sunset Hills was recovered Thursday, but police are urging residents to lock their cars and doors.  The 2007 black Ferrari 430 Spider was stolen out of an unlocked garage in the 11000 block of Chateau Chura in Sunset Hills between 9:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, and 4:30 a.m....

Students charged after threatening posts

Students charged after threatening posts

April 23, 2019

Two Mehlville High School students were charged with making a terrorist threat last week after they allegedly posted a one-sentence threat against the school on social media app Snapchat. Clara Hulsey, 18, of the 1900 block of Gloria Road in Lemay, and Simon Schneipeter, 17, of the 1st block ...

Man charged for sending photos to a student

Man charged for sending photos to a student

March 12, 2019

A Police Explorer recruiter who visited multiple local schools was charged with multiple felonies after sending graphic photographs of himself to a student he met on a volunteer visit to Lindbergh High School. Eric Parks, 20, of the 490 block of England Drive in Festus, was arrested by the St. Charles...

New carjacking law proposed by Gregory seeks to make it easier to prosecute

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Local and state officials hope to crack down on carjacking by making it a separate crime under Missouri statute, an initiative announced just as a brazen series of carjackings hit the south county area. Attorney General Eric Schmitt held a ...

Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

January 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com New St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell announced what he said will be a far-reaching plan to tackle the opioid epidemic and decrease crime in the county last week, while dodging a question on whether he would reopen the Ferguson i...

Green Park officers watching for prostitution

Green Park officers watching for prostitution

December 6, 2018

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 off...

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