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Phone tracker helped officers arrest 2 who robbed St. Louis alderwoman, prosecutors say

Authorities say the tracking of a phone stolen from a South City alderwoman led to the arrest of the two suspects accused of robbing her. Candree Akins, 20 and Dinish Watson, 22, are charged with two counts of robbery and armed criminal action. Authorities say Ward 6 Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia w

KMOV - 2018-03-20 00:38:00

Registered sex offender charged with rape of girl under 12-years - KMOV.com

A 44-year-old registered sex offender is being charged with the rape of a child under 12 years of age. (Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) developing11 shot, 3 killed in violent St. Patrick's Day weekend in St. Louis11 shot, 3 killed in violent St. Patrick's Day weekend in St. Louis Updated: M

KMOV - 2018-03-19 19:44:00

Structure blaze in Alton calls State Fire Marshal to site Sunday

ALTON - A commercial building was the site of a morning fire Sunday, calling the Illinois State Fire Marshal to the scene for what could be a third "suspicious" Alton fire in roughly a week. The block-long building at 5th and Piasa was the former Lenhardt Tool & Die Company building. A commercial bo

TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-18 17:44:00

Alton entrepreneur, Bossanova owner Russ Smith keeps eyes looking up

ALTON - A popular Downtown businessman sees the door half open, instead of half closed since he shuttered his vast dining and entertainment venue on Piasa Street. Since closing Elijah P.'s Burgers & Brews at the end of last year, on property which he owns, Russ Smith's focus turned to Bossanova Rest

TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-18 11:37:00

Woman arrested after man is shot to death in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS A man was fatally shot in the neck Saturday afternoon in a domestic quarrel, and police arrested a woman. Aaron Johnson, 23, was shot about 4 p.m. Saturday in the 4500 block of McMillan Avenue, police said. The block is in the city's Lewis Place neighborhood. Johnson died at a hospital. Po

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 16:30:00

Police identify man killed by Metrolink train in Fairview Heights

Police have released the name of the 74-year-old man killed on the Metrolink tracks Saturday night in Fairview Heights. Jimmie L. Smith, of East St. Louis, was struck by a Metrolink train at about 8 p.m. Saturday east of the Fairview Heights station in what police described as an unlit area of the l

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-19 19:48:00

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ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 15:08:20

4 dead, 8 injured in spate of shootings across St. Louis from Friday to Monday

ST. LOUIS Four men were killed and six people were injured in separate attacks in St. Louis from Friday evening through Monday morning. The homicides included a man shot in the neck while quarreling with a woman, a man gunned down by a someone in a passing car, and a man found fatally shot after cra

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 04:30:00

7 shot, 2 killed in St. Louis City Saturday night - KMOV.com

Seven people were victims of six separate shootings that happened in St. Louis Saturday night. Two people were killed. Four of the shootings took place in North St. Louis, while two were in South St. Louis. The first shooting happened just before 5 p.m. when officers responded to the 4500 block of M

KMOV - 2018-03-18 16:42:00

Dead man from Godfrey, Illinois charged with two felonies in biz - KMOV.com

A dead man from Godfrey, Illinois was issued felony charges Tuesday. Craig Allen Kogel, 60, died Feb. 28, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On March 13, The Jersey County State's Attorney's Office charged Kogel with two felonies: driving while under the influence of alcohol (Class X felony) and driving w


Person struck and killed by MetroLink train in East St. Louis

A MetroLink train struck and killed a person Saturday night in East St. Louis near the Fairview Heights station. The man was hit by the train near the North 94th Sreet and St. Clair Avenue station at about 8 p.m., Fox2 News reported. The man was walking on the tracks when he was hit, according to

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-18 14:38:00

Man shot in neck in North St. Louis

A man was shot in the neck in North St. Louis Saturday. The shooting happened just after 4 p.m. in the 4500 block of McMillian Ave in the Lewis Place neighborhood. The man was not conscious or breathing when officers arrived. Police told News 4 that a suspect was taken into custody. Homicide detect


Missing Florissant woman's car discovered in Mississippi river; body found inside

Missing woman - Barbara Higgins LINCOLN COUNTY, MO - The Missouri Highway Water Patrol and investigators are on the scene of a body found in a submerged vehicle in the Mississippi River. The Florissant Police Department says they were notified Friday afternoon by the Missouri Highway Patrol that a v


Double shooting in East St. Louis leaves 1 dead, 1 injured - KMOV.com

One man is dead and another is left injured after a double shooting in East St. Louis Friday evening. East St. Louis police said the shooting occurred around 5 p.m. on the front porch of a home in the 1300 block of St. Louis Ave. A 49-year-old man was killed and a 29-year-old man is in the hospital.


Police investigating homicide in north St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis police detectives are investigating a homicide that happened in the Lewis Place neighborhood on the city's northside. Police say a male victim was shot and killed in the 4500 block of McMillan Saturday afternoon around 4:15 p.m. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Police investigating possible case of distracted driving in fatal crash of teenage girl

ALTON - Police are investigating an accident that killed a 17-year-old high school girl as a possible case of distracted driving. Officers have executed a search warrant for the contents of a cell phone owned by a driver in the accident that killed Trinity M. Buel of Alton. A sworn statement in a co


Alton, Edwardsville police seek alleged Target shoplifter targeting Tide

ALTON - Police in Alton and Edwardsville are seeking identity of a man they believe shoplifted at Target stores in both cities. "If he is doing this at these stores, he will likely be doing this throughout the area" at other retail outlets, said Pfc. Emily Hejna, public information officer at the Al


Alton man charged, treated for injuries in single-vehicle rollover crash

DIVERNON - A 63-year-old Alton man was charged with a traffic violation and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Springfield's Memorial Hospital after the semi-trailer he was driving rolled over on Interstate 55 Wednesday night. Tracy Buchanan, 63, of Alton was charged with failure to re


US Steel to hold a job fair at its Granite City works

ST. LOUIS, MO - US Steel will hold a job fair Friday at its Granite City works. The company is looking to fill positions from production to management. This fair comes on the heels of new tariffs on steel and aluminum. Available positions include production, maintenance, management, quality and more