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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Attorney General's Office Withheld Key Stockley Evidence, Newly Released Full Report Says

Posted By on Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 8:58 AM

Lawyers working for the state Attorney General's Office knew about key DNA information in the Jason Stockley investigation but kept it a secret during negotiations in a civil suit, according to an independent report that was released in full for the first time on Friday. Stockley, an ex-St. Louis...

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Friday, September 20, 2019

'He Poured Gasoline on Us': Terrifying Home Robbery Leads to Charges Against St. Louis Sex Offender

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 11:15 AM

The scene Deon Banks described seemed ripped out of a nightmare. In the early morning hours of September 4, an armed intruder had broken into Banks' home on Varrelmann Avenue in Bevo Mill. The gunman ordered the occupants to lie down on top of each other, doused their bodies...

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Vaping-Related Death in St. Louis is First in Missouri, Health Department Says

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 5:25 PM

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital in what health department officials say is the first vaping-related death recorded in the state. The man, whose named wasn't released, had suffered increasingly bad respiratory problems since he began vaping, and his weakened lungs caused his...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nearly 350 St. Louis Cops Named in Class Action Suit 2 Years After Police 'Kettle'

Posted By on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 4:53 PM

A new class action lawsuit names nearly 350 St. Louis police officers, alleging they acted together to illegally arrest and abuse protesters and others during demonstrations that followed the 2017 acquittal of a white cop charged with murdering a black man. Attorney Javad Khazaeli of Khazaeli Wyrsch says officers...

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Krewson Complicit in Attempted Coverup of Beaten Cop, Suit Alleges

Posted By on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 2:07 PM

Two years after the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley, an officer deployed undercover during the ensuing protests is now suing the cops who beat him — and he's accusing city leaders, including St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, of complicity in the cover-up. It is Krewson, in...

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Spire Truck Thief Quits Car Chase, Walks Casually Down Midtown Block

Posted By on Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 6:01 PM

A mystery man stole a pickup from utility company Spire, and then raced through the afternoon traffic while a news helicopter followed overhead, broadcasting the action live. The chase wound through Illinois and parts of St. Louis city and county. Shortly before 4:30 p.m., the driver slowed in the...

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Missouri AG Report Reveals 163 Priest Abuse Cases, Refers 12 for Prosecution

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

In what is being called the largest-ever independent review of Missouri church personnel records, a long-awaited report from the state Attorney General's Office revealed patterns of abuse and church-enabled cover-up stretching back more than six decades — and it cites "substantial evidence" that 163 Roman Catholic priests and clergy...

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Jabari Lowery Charged With Murder of 13-Year-Old Clifford Swan

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 1:09 PM

An eighteen-year-old fired the fatal shots on Thursday evening that killed thirteen-year-old Clifford Swan III, St. Louis County police say. Jabari Lowery of Riverview in north county was charged today with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Police say he shot Clifford about 6 p.m. as the boy walked...

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Father of 3-Year-Old Rodney March Charged With Endangerment in Gun Death

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 12:19 PM

St. Louis prosecutors have charged the father of a three-year-old who shot himself with a gun the boy found in the family's home. Rodney March II, 28, was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors say March left a loaded .40-caliber Glock handgun in...

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

13-Year-Old Is Second Kid Killed in Less Than Seven Hours in St. Louis County

Posted By on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 11:01 PM

Update: Police have identified the thirteen-year-old victim as Clifford Swan III of the 4200 block of Christus Court in Florissant. An eighteen-year-old suspect has been taken into custody, police say. His name was not immediately released. The original story continues below: A thirteen-year-old was fatally shot this evening in...

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