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Homicide in south county: Police find man shot along Lemay Ferry Road July 4

Homicide in south county: Police find man shot along Lemay Ferry Road July 4

July 4, 2018

This article was updated at 7:49 p.m. July 4 with the name of the man who was killed. Police said a man they found next to a car along Lemay Ferry Road early the morning of the 4th of July was shot to death. The county medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. The man was identified as Thoma...

Affton students participate in a Day of Service

Affton students participate in a Day of Service

June 1, 2018

The Affton School District held its second annual #afftonstrong Community Day of Service this month, where each of the district’s students and staff members served the community for at least one hour. “Together, we are making Affton stronger and helping our students develop as responsible citizens...

New Affton precinct will be at site of Sappington Garden Shop

New Affton precinct will be at site of Sappington Garden Shop

May 23, 2018

Above, the current buildings of the Sappington Garden Shop, still taking deliveries Wednesday. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The county is under contract to buy land for a new Affton Southwest Precinct at the site of the Sappington Garden Shop...

County police emphasizing seat-belt enforcement

County police emphasizing seat-belt enforcement

May 22, 2018

The St. Louis County Police Department is undergoing a “Click It or Ticket” campaign with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Illinois State Police from May 21 to June 3, including the Memorial Day holiday. According to statistics from the Missouri Department of Transportation: In 2017, 932 people ...

Mehlville adds cars and cameras, still focusing on schools’ security

Mehlville adds cars and cameras, still focusing on schools’ security

May 16, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com School security is still a top focus of the Mehlville School District months after attention heightened on the issue nationally due to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Among the school districts in the county that are only served by...

UPDATED: Sperreng evacuated, nothing found as police search school after threat

Sperreng Middle School

May 10, 2018

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Last update 3:48 p.m. Students have returned to class after being evacuated after a threat at Sperreng Middle School in Lindbergh Schools after the school received an unspecified threat inside the building around lunchtime Thursday. The St. Loui...

Police offer Drug Take Back Day April 28

April 27, 2018

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Step Up of St. Louis, the St. Louis County Police Department and the Sunset Hills Police Department will give the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by turning in old, unwanted or expired prescription drugs. Area ...

St. Louis man linked by DNA to armed bank robbery near Concord Plaza

St. Louis man linked by DNA to armed bank robbery near Concord Plaza

March 23, 2018

Police charged a St. Louis man Thursday with robbing the Reliance Bank near Concord Plaza after linking his DNA to a mask used in the crime. County prosecutors charged Eric Mitchell, 44, of the 4200 block of Ellenwood Avenue in south city, 63116, with one count of first-degree robbery and one coun...

Off-duty officer struck by van while arresting alleged shoplifters shoots at suspect

Off-duty officer struck by van while arresting alleged shoplifters shoots at suspect

March 8, 2018

An off-duty police officer was struck by a fleeing van while arresting two alleged shoplifters last night. The officer shot at the driver of the van, but police said it was unknown if the gunfire struck the driver. The county police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, including lacerations...

Oakville fire could have been arson, police say

Oakville fire could have been arson, police say

March 3, 2018

Police are investigating whether a fire that destroyed a family’s house in Oakville last month was arson. The Mehlville Fire Protection District called in officers from the South County Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department to investigate the Feb. 7 fire that destroyed the house in the...

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