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Cahokia man charged with murder in shooting death of East St. Louis woman

Shernita Lowery, 32, lived near the 600 block of North 37th Street,where her body was foundon June 16. She was shot in the left shoulder area andpronounced dead at 10:40 p.m. at Touchette Regional Hospital.

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 15:18:00

He's a millionaire who runs strip clubs across the US. He's also a Centreville cop.

Mike Ocello lives in a $1.2 million house, drives a $120,000 Jaguar, worked as a male dancer in his youth and heads a company with cabarets and topless clubs in eight states. He spends his work days surrounded by mostly naked women.But about once a week, the 58-year-old executive puts on a police of

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 11:53:00

Man accused in fatal Collinsville shooting had years of disputes with neighbors

Robert T. Beckman was a problem neighbor.For years, people called the police because they said Beckman cursed at them, threw beer bottles at firefighters and even punched a neighbor kid riding a bike in front of his house, according to police and court records. He even threatened to shoot other neig

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 14:08:00

Smithton man accused of exposing himself, sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

He was in jail in lieu of a $75,000 bail Friday morning, meaning he would have to post $7,500 in cash to be released.

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 11:31:00

Man struggles with loss of son and ex-girlfriend, both found dead in St. Louis County apartment

ST. LOUIS COUNTY• Jason Booker said he called the mother of his 1-year-old son, Isaiah, almost every day.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-21 23:00:00

Swansea woman accused of dragging third-grader from his desk at Belleville school

A 30-year-old Swansea mom was charged this week with pulling her child's classmate out of his seat in a third-grade classroom at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Belleville on Oct. 17.Prosecutors say Jessica Lewis grabbed her a 9-year-old boy by the arm, yelled at him and then took him to anothe

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 11:10:00

Gus Gus Fun Bus Owner Mike Arnold Dies from Carjacking Injuries - KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The owner of Gus Gus Fun Bus party bus and popular downtown St. Louis promoter Mike Arnold has passed away from injuries he suffered in attempted carjacking last weekend. He was 54.The two suspects arrested and charged in the carjacking last Saturday remain in custody but the prosec

KTRS.COM - 2018-06-22 20:16:17

Hungry for pizza but don't want a whole pie? Check out this new Belleville restaurant

Bennie Parr Jr. likes to greet every customer who drops into Bennie’s Pizza Pub,the newest placeto get lunch or dinner in downtown Belleville.“We try to get to know you,” he said. “We want you to feel like you’re family or friends.”Parr and his staff have been busy dishing up pizza slices for custom

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-21 09:00:00

Freeburg police search for woman who they say hit a pedestrian and fled

Police are searching for a woman who they struck a man walking in the 400 block of State Street in Freeburg and then fled from the scene of the accident Friday morning.The man was struck by the front of the car and thrown over the hood at about 7:30 a.m. Gary's Restaurant,according to a Facebook pos

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 10:09:00

Man sentenced to 8-years after victim dies in MetroLink robbery

In exchange for the plea deal prosecutors dropped charges of felony murder, attempted robbery, and armed criminal action.

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-06-21 23:56:06

Man killed near stalled truck on I-55 causes major traffic backup

ST. LOUIS, MO — A man was hit and killed along I-55 near Potomac south of downtown St. Louis Thursday morning. He was outside of his stalled truck at 6:30am holding a gas can. About eight hours after the crash, we met a woman broken down in virtually the same spot.

KPLR11.COM - 2018-06-22 03:54:06

5-year-old boy critically injured in hit-and-run in north St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS COUNTY• A 5-year-old boy was in critical condition after being hit by a car while crossing the street with family, police said Friday.St. Louis County Police were called to Halls Ferry Road and Empire Court Thursday at about 10 p.m.A silver SUV or truck hit the boy then fled, according to

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-22 15:20:00

Child struck by SUV in north St. Louis County; police search for suspect’s vehicle

ST. LOUIS, MO — A child was struck by a driver on Halls Ferry Road and Empire Court in north St. Louis County. A person who works with a relative of the child described the situation to FOX 2 reporter Ayesha Khan. He says that the child is around 4-years-old and was struck by a silver SUV in the m

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-06-22 04:30:23

Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in late night shooting

CRIMEPolice: 1 dead, 1 injured in late night shootingPolice told 5 On Your Side they believe one or two cars may be involved, but they are currently unclear of anything further.

KSDK - 2018-06-21 08:41:31

Dancing lotto thief arrested with help of QuikTrip employees

AFFTON, Mo. - The woman caught on surveillance cameras dancing while stealing lottery tickets at a local QuikTrip was caught doing the same thing again. The second time around, store employees were ready for her.

KPLR11.COM - 2018-06-21 21:33:56

Woman accused of planning robbery for first date

MAPLEWOOD, MO - This first date that was anything but romantic. It quickly turned into an armed robbery in Deer Creek Park. One of the suspects brought the victim over to the bleachers to signal a second suspect On May 25th the victim arranged to meet Chole Garner, a woman he had met online. Detecti

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-06-22 03:33:26

Woman falls asleep in car in downtown St. Louis, wakes in empty lot to attacker demanding sex, charges say

Charged on Wednesday with kidnapping and sodomy/attempted sodomy is Kerry Penn, 34, of the 7700 block of Minnesota Avenue in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-06-21 21:20:00

Madison County could become sanctuary for gun owners

"Police officers should be the only ones with guns," said James Wille, an Edwardsville resident. "If you have a gun it should be for recreational purposes."

KSDK - 2018-06-21 21:37:13

18-year-old allegedly sexually assaults girl he was babysitting

Earlier this month on June 5, the Belleville Police Department received a report of a sexual assault on the 9700 block of Raymond Drive. Officers spoke with a young girl who said a family acquaintance, who had been babysitting her, allegedly sexually assaulted her while the two were home.

KSDK - 2018-06-21 09:25:50

Father, Son Beat Up Man Who Accused Them Of Cheating At Pokemon

KIRKWOOD, MO — Father's day was last weekend, but one father-son pair will be spending some quality time in jail after getting into a fight with another man Tuesday afternoon over Pokemon Go. Police say 71-year-old Robert Matteuzzi and his 31-year-old son, Angelo Matteuzzi, beat up a man who accused