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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...

Teenage suspect in custody after shooting near Tesson Ferry, Interstate 270

Teenage suspect in custody after shooting near Tesson Ferry, Interstate 270

October 29, 2019

A teenage suspect is in custody after shooting someone he knows near the Tesson Ferry Road and Interstate 270 intersection Monday. The St. Louis County Police Department responded to the shooting at 3:18 p.m. Monday, in the 12300 block of Old Tesson Road. A 17-year-old suspect, who was taken into custody, sho...

Man robs Goodwill at gunpoint, carjacks from person in store for a getaway car

The Goodwill store on Baptist Church Road, as seen Oct. 25. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 25, 2019

A man carjacked a person at gunpoint while robbing the Goodwill store in South County last weekend. Around 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a man forced his way inside the back door of the Goodwill store at 10570 Baptist Church Road, robbing the Concord store and carjacking a woman inside for his getaway ...

South County man charged with statutory rape, and police say he could have more victims

South County man charged with statutory rape, and police say he could have more victims

October 25, 2019

A Lemay man faces charges of statutory rape and sodomy, and police are saying he could have other victims in the St. Louis region after they found pornography of unidentified children in his possession. David Dockens Jr., 39, of the 1200 block of Covington Manor Lane in Lemay, is charged with one c...

Brothers from Green Park charged in road rage shooting on Lindbergh Boulevard

Brothers from Green Park charged in road rage shooting on Lindbergh Boulevard

October 15, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two armed brothers from Green Park shot a man in a road rage incident in front of the man’s four children, police said Tuesday. St. Louis County prosecutors charged two men from Green Park, brothers Nicholas Marino, 27, and Joseph Marino, 2...

Man with four children in car shot on Lindbergh Boulevard in case of road rage, police say

Man with four children in car shot on Lindbergh Boulevard in case of road rage, police say

October 14, 2019

Suspects are in custody after a man was shot Monday on Lindbergh Boulevard in South County, in what police say is a case of road rage. Police say a man in his 30s was shot about 3:11 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Lindbergh Boulevard, an area near the QuikTrip, Weekends Only and Carmax car dealershi...

South County man charged after baby son dies from taking heroin and fentanyl

South County man charged after baby son dies from taking heroin and fentanyl

October 9, 2019

St. Louis County prosecutors charged a South County man with endangering the welfare of a child after the man’s baby son died from overdosing heroin and fentanyl. Taylor Baumer, 20, of the 1000 block of Adworth Drive in Lemay, was charged Tuesday with first-degree endangerment and is being held on $...

Thief cuts hole in roof to rob South County Church’s Chicken

The Church's Chicken on South Lindbergh and Lin Ferry, as seen Sept. 25. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 27, 2019

A thief went to great lengths to try to steal from both South County Church’s Chicken restaurants, even cutting a hole in one of the fast-food restaurant’s roofs in order to get inside. St. Louis County prosecutors charged Aaron Lewis, 27, Wednesday with two counts of second-degree burglary ...

Officer injured at Interstate 55 and Bayless after struggle with subject of wellness check

The scene at Interstate 55 and Bayless, as captured by Chris Harper.

September 26, 2019

A St. Louis County police officer was injured Monday after a wellness call for a citizen at Interstate 55 and Bayless led to a struggle between the citizen and officers. The St. Louis County Police Department received a call to check the welfare of a person in South County at 6 p.m. Monday. “My assumption, based upon what I was told, is...

Wave of car break-ins, thefts across South County

Wave of car break-ins, thefts across South County

September 24, 2019

Armed carjacking, wave of break-ins still under investigation; cars are left unlocked After an armed carjacking off Tesson Ferry Road in Affton and a wave of break-ins in Sunset Hills last week, officials are urging residents to be cautious as the nights grow longer and thieves are out intent to break into...

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