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South County armed carjacking leads to police chase on Interstate 55

South County armed carjacking leads to police chase on Interstate 55

June 4, 2020

After a carjacking in South County Thursday, a suspect led officers on a police chase into St. Louis city limits. Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Affton Southwest Precinct responded to a call about a carjacking and robbery at 1:14 p.m. Thursday at Lilac Ridge Lane and Kerth R...

Krewson imposes curfew to try to prevent repeat of Monday’s mayhem in St. Louis

Krewson imposes curfew to try to prevent repeat of Monday's mayhem in St. Louis

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 2, 2020

A day of peaceful protests turned to mayhem Monday in St. Louis as three separate shootings led Mayor Lyda Krewson to impose a curfew tonight. St. Louis County police officers shot a man in North County during the early hours Tuesday morning after the man and two other suspects fired at officers and ...

Corrections, criminal justice questions highlight initial Senate budget discussions

Gov. Mike Parson, above, hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown.

January 31, 2020

By Spencer Norris Missouri News Network JEFFERSON CITY — State senators raised questions about several elements of Gov. Mike Parson’s proposed 2021 budget during the Senate Appropriations Committee’s first meeting to discuss the $31 billion spending plan, focusing on criminal justice. Committee ...

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...

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...

Former St. Louis County Chief of Staff Bill Miller pleads guilty to felony corruption, faces prison time

Bill Miller, right, former chief of staff to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, exits the Thomas F. Eagleton Court House in downtown St. Louis May 31. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com He called it “the art of staying in power,” but Bill Miller, who served as chief of staff to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, could face prison time after pleading guilty Friday in Stenger’s sweeping pay-to-play corru...

Missouri attorney general launches investigation into ‘day care fight club’

Missouri attorney general launches investigation into 'day care fight club'

February 22, 2019

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Wednesday that his office is investigating the teachers who allegedly led a “day care fight club” in the city of St. Louis after prosecutors claimed there is not enough evidence to charge them with a crime. In a video originally obtained by Fox 2...

Schnucks carjacking victims’ car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

Schnucks carjacking victims' car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

February 22, 2019

Police have recovered the car taken in an armed carjacking at the Schnucks at Butler Hill Road in south county Tuesday but are still searching for the man they say carjacked a couple in their 60s in broad daylight. The suspect, armed with a gun, is alleged to have demanded the couple's 2014 Chevrole...

Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis with city-county merger

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

January 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If voters across Missouri agree, all of St. Louis County and city could be consolidated by 2022 into one large “metro city” under a single government – including one mayor, council and police department – that backers say will save mo...

Three-county police chase starts with south county robbery, suspects get away

Three-county police chase starts with south county robbery, suspects get away

January 23, 2019

A police chase that ended across the river in Illinois Tuesday started in south county with the robbery of a tow truck driver at Butler Hill Road and Interstate 55. The St. Louis County Police Department received a call about the robbery of the tow truck driver around 3:14 p.m. The victim was uninju...

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