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Sunset Hills doctor pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography related to 16-year-old wife

Ashu Joshi

September 16, 2020

A Sunset Hills doctor pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing child pornography. Ashu Joshi, 48, of Sunset Hills, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge John A. Ross, signing on to a plea deal that says the former St. Louis University Hospital doctor began a relationship with a 16-year-old...

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

September 16, 2020

A man is in custody following a shooting and altercation Wednesday in Affton that locked down two nearby schools. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department responded to the scene at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 6400 block of Vita Drive in Affton and found ...

Two Velda City police officers indicted by grand jury for assault, armed criminal action

Christopher Gage, left, and Matthew Schanz, right.

September 6, 2020

A grand jury indicted two Velda City police officers last week on charges of assault and armed criminal action for shooting a man during a traffic stop in February, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s office announced Aug. 27.  It marks one of the few times in St. Louis County h...

Police: Carjackers charged with murder after victim kills accomplice in self-defense

Markus Billingsley, left, and Radonna Smith in their mugshots.

September 2, 2020

A man and woman have been charged with murder after an armed carjacking victim shot and killed their 18-year-old accomplice in self defense at a South County car wash over the weekend. Police officers found Brandon Whitfield, 18, of the 1700 block of Rosado in Spanish Lake, 63138, dying of at least one gunshot woun...

Man found shot to death in South County

Man found shot to death in South County

August 30, 2020

A man died following a shooting on Lemay Ferry Road early Sunday morning, and detectives have opened a homicide investigation. At approximately 1:17 a.m. Sunday, St. Louis County Police Department officers from the South County Precinct responded to a call for service for a shooting in the 4800 bloc...

Woman dies in Oakville house fire, with bomb and arson squad investigating

Woman dies in Oakville house fire, with bomb and arson squad investigating

August 28, 2020

Am 87-year-old woman died in a house fire in Oakville Friday afternoon. The St. Louis regional bomb and arson squad is investigating to find the cause. Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s South County Precinct responded to a fire at roughly 3:03 p.m. Friday in the 5300 block of...

Lemay man charged with shooting acquaintance in ‘altercation’ last week

Mark Aaron

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 28, 2020

A Lemay man faces charges for allegedly shooting an acquaintance in South County last week. Police say he threatened an eyewitness and cut off his distinctive red hair following the shooting, but he was arrested that night after the witness told police where he lived. Mark Aaron, 38, of the 9500 block of...

Man charged with armed robbery at Lemay Ferry car wash

Man charged with armed robbery at Lemay Ferry car wash

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 14, 2020

A man has been charged with stealing a credit card at gunpoint at a car wash in South County, and police say he was caught by surveillance video and a distinctive pair of red pants. St. Louis County prosecutors charged Ahmon Smith, 19, of the 10100 block of Jett Drive in north St. Louis County, 63136, ...

No one injured in drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road, case still unsolved

No one injured in drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road, case still unsolved

August 7, 2020

A drive-by shooting on Lemay Ferry Road two weekends ago is still unsolved. Officers from the South County Precinct received a call for shots fired at roughly 2:30 a.m. July 25 in the 800 block of Lemay Ferry Road. The officers contacted the reporting party, a woman who had not been injured. She said...

Truck drives through wall of South County Health Center, injures woman trapped in debris

Truck drives through wall of South County Health Center, injures woman trapped in debris

August 6, 2020

A woman at the South County Health Center was seriously injured Thursday when a man crashed his truck through a wall of the health clinic in Sunset Hills. A 77-year-old man driving a pickup truck drove the truck through the wall around 11:10 a.m., with the truck coming to a stop partially inside the ...

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