South County Crime

Sunset Hills dance instructor charged with statutory rape

A Sunset Hills operator of a hip-hop dance studio was charged with statutory rape last week. Nicholas Gates, 40, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was charged Jan. 24 with one count of statutory rape in the second degree. He is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. The probable-cause statement alleges that Gates had

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Affton woman’s ‘suspicious’ death now investigated as homicide

An Affton woman’s death that police initially called “suspicious” is now being investigated as a homicide. Police identified the victim Friday morning as Joan Furlong, 65, of the 8400 block of Hampstead Drive in Affton, near Affton High School. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct found Furlong’s body at approximately 4:01 p.m. Thursday during a

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Two men suspected of car thefts arrested after foot chase

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter Two Oakville men suspected of a string of car thefts were arrested last week after a dramatic foot chase in a residential neighborhood across from Grant’s Farm. Dominik Stanfield, 26, of the 1100 block of Casa Brazilia in Oakville, and Rodney Jasper, 21, of the 3000 block of Clayridge

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