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Burglary in South County leads to four-hour standoff with police

John Fernandez, 26, pictured at left, and MacDonald, 40, are charged with a burglary in Oakville Sunday night that led to a standoff with police. Both were given masks due to the coronavirus.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

A homeowner interrupted a burglary in South County Sunday night, leading to a four-hour standoff between police and two men who now face felony charges. St. Louis County prosecutors filed first-degree burglary charges Monday against Joseph MacDonald, 40, of the 6000 block of Fyler Avenue in South...

MSD cleaning up after sewage spill into Mississippi River tributary in Oakville

A sign urges residents to avoid contact with remaining floodwater in Lemay Park June 21. Floodwaters may carry sewage and infectious organisms. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 23, 2019

Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, or MSD, are cleaning up after a force main break Saturday in Oakville in south St. Louis County released 260,000 gallons of sewage into a tributary of the Mississippi River. The main runs through a heavily wooded area along Christopher Drive in the ...

No charges for man who accidentally shot himself at South County mall

South County Center mall as seen in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

November 14, 2019

Police are not pursuing any charges against a man who accidentally shot himself in a bathroom at South County Center mall over the weekend. Police were called to the mall, which is at the intersection of Lindbergh and Lemay Ferry roads in South County, for a report of a shooting at 2:33 p.m. Saturda...

South County man rehabbing houses in South City shot, killed by drunk man

South County man rehabbing houses in South City shot, killed by drunk man

November 6, 2019

A man from South County who was rehabbing homes in South City was shot and killed by a drunk man in a home he entered, city police said. Kevin Patrick, 43, of the 5300 block of Delcastle Drive, was charged with one count each of involuntary manslaughter first-degree, armed criminal action and disch...

Kutis family increases reward in funeral home arson to $20,000

Footage of the fire being extinguished by the Mehlville Fire Protection District. Photo from Fox 2.

October 30, 2019

The Kutis family is doubling the reward to $20,000 in an attempt to find out who intentionally set a fire at one of the family’s funeral homes in South County in March. In what police say is a case of arson, someone threw two “fire-starting devices” onto the roof of the Kutis Funeral Home at 5...

Oakville man killed in police shooting in Maryland Heights

Oakville man killed in police shooting in Maryland Heights

October 7, 2019

An Oakville man was shot and killed by Maryland Heights police over the weekend, with three officers saying he confronted them with a handgun before all three shot him. Bradley Arning, 42, of the 4400 block of El Paulo Court in Oakville, died after being taken to a hospital after the shooting. Police d...

Former South County man sentenced to five years for supporting terrorism; will be deported

Former South County man sentenced to five years for supporting terrorism; will be deported

August 27, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The same day a federal judge sentenced former County Executive Steve Stenger to four years in prison on federal corruption charges, she sentenced a former South County resident to five-and-a-half years for supporting terrorism against the Un...

Jail guard from Oakville set for trial on charges he assaulted inmate

The Buzz Westfall St. Louis County Justice Center, as seen in June 2019. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 26, 2019

A St. Louis County jail guard from Oakville is scheduled for trial next month after he was charged with assault in an incident that happened at nearly the same time an inmate from Oakville died across the Justice Center infirmary. Juan Morales, 28, of Softwood Drive in Oakville, faces a fourth-degree...

Drunk driver crashes car into wall of condo; residents evacuated

A drunk driver plowed a car overnight into the wall of this condo, as seen Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 19, 2019

Some residents are displaced after a drunk driver drove his car into the side of a condo complex near Forder Road overnight. The car, a white 2016 Honda Accord, crashed into the wall at the Forder Gardens Condominium complex at Forder Gardens Place Drive around 11:52 p.m. Tuesday. The resident inside the condo was uninjured. Howe...

Man dies after shooting on residential street in South County

Man dies after shooting on residential street in South County

May 26, 2019

A man died after being shot during an “illegal transaction” gone wrong Saturday afternoon on a residential street in Concord. Police in the Affton Southwest Precinct got the call for a shooting in the 5200 block of Tuscan Chase Court around 5:20 p.m. Saturday. A man in his 20s, who has not...

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