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Police identify man found shot to death inside car in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS A man was found shot to death inside a car that crashed Monday morning. Eric Sims, 34, died at the scene in the 800 block of Goodfellow Boulevard about 10:30 a.m. Monday, police say. Sims lived in the 5800 Block of Cabanne Avenue. Police say they found Sims in the driver's seat of a gray D

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 15:52:00

Messenger: Former nurse struggles to rebuild life after two mistakes. She was punished. Missouri was not.

Inez Bordeaux is a Rorschach test for how you view poverty. Seen one way, she is just another black single mother who made bad decisions and is suffering the consequences. Look closer, and you might see a broken judicial system that punishes some people more than others and does its best to keep poo

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 18:40:00

Mom ran over toddler, but sympathy must yield to public safety

There is a well of sympathy for Nicole Voss after she backed her car over her toddler son, Jensen, on Aug. 7. But that really is not the job of law enforcement. It is their responsibility to keep the public safe, and since Jensen's death Voss has repeatedly shown she is a threat. Voss is in the St.

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-20 16:56:00

South Roxana police obtain felony warrants on two men

SOUTH ROXANA - The South Roxana Police Department obtained felony warrants on two men, involving alleged fraud and possession of drugs. The department received a complaint of aggravated home repair fraud involving a senior citizen and Casey Renard, of Caseyville, on February 7. The 82-year-old senio

TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-21 00:41:00

Madison County news and events for the week of March 21

These upcoming events will take place at Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, in Godfrey: Lost Connections: Families Altered Forever by War, "Gold Star Women and the Vietnam War," with speaker Michelle Baugh, will be at 12 p.m. March 21, in the Ringhausen Music Building. For more i

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 05:15:00

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

Highland News Briefs: Take a look at the stars at special event at library

LibrarySee "What's Up in the Night Sky" The River Bend Astronomy Club will be at the Latzer Library on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. Using a planetarium program and star maps, they will show how to navigate the night sky year round and which constellations to look for in the different seasons. Weat

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-20 18:27:00

Highland students peacefully participate in national walkout

Last Wednesday morning, 31 Highland students participated in a national walkout as part of a protest against gun violence. "This was quite a day at HHS," said Dr. Karen Gauen, the school's principal. Twenty-eight of the students were from Highland High School. Three students from Highland Middle S

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-20 17:03:00

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

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

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


Edwardsville woman crashes into deputy's patrol car after refusing to pull over, police say

A woman fleeing from police struck a Bond County Deputy Sheriff's patrol vehicle on Interstate 70 on Saturday night after a pursuit. Bond County Sheriff's Deputy Doug Nicoson attempted to pull over a driver about 9:38 p.m. near exit 36 for driving erratically, Bond County Sheriff Jim Leitschuh said

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-19 18:36:00

A grocery store could soon be coming back to Lebanon

City officials continued to push this month for economic incentives that could help bring an independent grocery store back into the community. The city's only grocery store, Don's IGA, closed in the fall, Mayor Rich Wilken said, mirroring trends in other small-town communities. The owner of grocery


Man strikes Caseyville squad car 3 times while fleeing officer, police say

A St. Louis man fled the scene of an altercation and struck a Caseyville police squad car, police said. Officers were dispatched to the Caseyville Community Center at about 11 p.m. Sunday on a report of multiple people in an altercation, three of whom had weapons, according to a Caseyville police n

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-20 00:47:00

Car ends up in Fairview Heights lake during argument, police say

Emergency crews were called to pull a car out of a small lake just before 2 p.m. Monday in Fairview Heights. Police believe a man and a woman were arguing in the car on Smelting Works Road when they drove into the lake, according to Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson. Officers are continuing to inve

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-19 21:19:00

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


Woman charged with felony in scalding incident at Belleville day care

A Belleville woman has been charged with a felony after a child was burned by hot water at a day care center. Shiquetta Williams, 36, has been charged with reckless conduct causing great bodily harm after the incident, which occurred Monday at Kolor Wheel Child Care on North Belt West. According to


4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being - KMOV.com

4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted Updated: Thursday, March 15 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-03-16 00:46:31 GMT Prosecutors say jailhouse phone conversations helped lead them to four suspects accused


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.


Man killed by Metrolink train near Fairview Heights station

A man walking along tracks for the MetroLink east of the Fairview Heights station was struck and killed about 8 p.m. Saturday, according to a news report. KMOV.com reported that a train was heading west when the pedestrian was hit by the train. A tweet from MetroLink stated that the rail service alo