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Cafeteria worker kidnapped outside Crestwood elementary school

A Crestwood police car.

December 10, 2019

A cafeteria worker at Long Elementary was kidnapped outside the Crestwood school Tuesday morning, but was later found safe in Illinois. The woman was confronted outside the school around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday by an ex-boyfriend and forced inside her own car, a gray Acura, which then took off from the sc...

Man and woman charged in South County armed robberies that led to lockdowns

The two suspects in the string of armed robberies, James Leach, left, and Kelly Lenz, right.

December 6, 2019

A man and a woman are facing charges for a string of armed robberies last week and this week across South County after their capture Thursday led to a lockdown at two schools. Police say the pair, a man from St. Louis and a woman from Cuba, Missouri, robbed a string of stores along Lemay Ferry with a...

UPDATED: School lockdowns lifted after police capture Lemay Ferry robbery suspect

UPDATED: School lockdowns lifted after police capture Lemay Ferry robbery suspect

December 5, 2019

A police search for a robbery suspect around Lemay Ferry Road spurred a lockdown at two South County schools Thursday that has been lifted. Lockdowns were lifted at Mehlville High School and Mosaic Elementary after about an hour midday Thursday. The lockdown was activated due to the suspect search, but ...

Police release photos and video of car that killed pedestrian in South County hit-and-run

Police released this surveillance photo of a car they say hit and killed a 64-year-old pedestrian crossing South Broadway in Lemay on Black Friday.

December 5, 2019

Police have released surveillance video and photos of the car they say hit and killed a pedestrian in South County on Black Friday, then drove off. The man, 64, who died after being hit and killed while crossing South Broadway in Lemay around 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 has been identified, but police have not yet released his name publicly since they are having diffi...

Pedestrian who died in South County hit-and-run not yet publicly identified, case still unsolved

Pedestrian who died in South County hit-and-run not yet publicly identified, case still unsolved

December 3, 2019

A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in a hit-and-run last week in South County has not yet been publicly identified as police are still working to notify the person’s next of kin. Police say that a man was crossing the 9300 block of South Broadway in Lemay about 4:24 p.m. Nov. 29, the da...

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 ...

Police identify man in wheelchair who was hit, killed crossing street in South County

Police identify man in wheelchair who was hit, killed crossing street in South County

November 19, 2019

The man in a motorized wheelchair who was struck and killed while crossing a street in South County Monday night has been identified by police. Police said Sevkija Ferhatovic, 64, of the 3600 block of Lemay Road, died at the hospital after being hit by a car. Originally, police said that Ferhatovic d...

Man in motorized wheelchair hit by car, killed in South County

Man in motorized wheelchair hit by car, killed in South County

November 18, 2019

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed while crossing a street in South County Monday night. Police said the man who was hit, who has not yet been publicly identified, is between 60 and 70 years old. He was attempting to cross Lemay Ferry just south of Victory Drive around 6:15 p.m. ...

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...

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