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‘Cruisin’ Lindbergh’ gets a lot of attention, but seems unlikely to happen again

In this still from a YouTube video of the 'Cruisin' Lindbergh' event April 18, a car prepares to do a burnout on the Ronnie's Plaza parking lot as onlookers gather.

April 29, 2020

It’s a pastime many area drivers have participated in for decades, but cruising South Lindbergh Boulevard never got so much attention as it did two Saturdays ago, when crowds descended on the famous road despite stay-at-home orders in effect due to the coronavirus outbreak. An event planned out of the Facebo...

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

April 21, 2020

A man is recovering in a hospital after he was shot Tuesday afternoon while driving on Interstate 55 in South County. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call about the shooting and responded around 2:13 p.m. The man said he was driving his car on southbound I-55 near Union Road when he was...

Body found in burned trailer identified as Lemay man

Body found in burned trailer identified as Lemay man

April 19, 2020

The man who was found burned to death inside a box trailer in Lemay has been identified by police. The homicide investigation is still active into the suspicious death of Kenneth Booth Jr., 49, of the 9900 block of Clyde Avenue in Lemay, whose body was found in a box trailer next to the railroad tr...

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...

Burned body inside box trailer leads to homicide investigation in South County

File photo. Police shot a man approaching them with a metal pipe in March 2019 at Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill roads in Oakville, sending the suspect to the hospital. The suspect sustained serious injuries. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 29, 2020

Authorities opened a homicide investigation in South County Saturday night after a box trailer was burned with someone inside in Lemay. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call around 7:45 p.m. that led them to the 200 block of Avenue H in South County, by the railroad tracks. Responding...

Sunset Hills police release photos of gas station armed robbery; case remains unsolved

The suspects in the Jan. 20 armed robbery at the BP gas station in Sunset Hills, in images released by Sunset Hills police.

February 12, 2020

Sunset Hills police are still trying to identify two suspects captured on video while robbing the BP gas station on South Lindbergh Boulevard Jan. 20. The case remains under active investigation and no suspects have been apprehended, the department confirmed Wednesday. Police released still surveillance ima...

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...

Valley Park man charged with two burglaries in South County

Shawn Overstreet

January 22, 2020

A Valley Park man was charged Friday with two burglaries in South County in November. Shawn Overstreet, 48, of the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue in Valley Park, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary. Police allege in a probable-cause statement that Yorkshire Cleaners and the Affto...

Police looking for two suspects in armed robbery of Sunset Hills BP gas station

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

January 20, 2020

Sunset Hills police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery Monday morning at the BP gas station on South Lindbergh. The BP gas station, 4504 S. Lindbergh Blvd., was robbed about 5:10 a.m. Monday by two men who entered the store and displayed a gun, the Sunset Hills Police Department ...

Man found dying on front porch in Affton was stabbed to death

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 15, 2020

The man found dying on his porch in Affton Tuesday was stabbed to death, police said. Justin Leeman, 41, of the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue in Affton, died after being stabbed in his upper body, police said. Detectives are investigating Leeman’s death as a homicide. Officers from the Affto...

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