Latest St. Louis News

Officer shot at suspect; unclear if he was hit

Oct. 21, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (AP) — Police continue to search for a suspect after a suburban St. Louis police officer shot at him. Police aren't sure if the suspect was struck in the incident Tuesday in Moline Acres. The officer involved in the shooting suffered an ankle injury during the confrontation. Authorities...

Two more suspects charged in 2017 death of Davenport man

Oct. 20, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Two suspects from Illinois were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in a 2017 shooting death in Davenport. Darryl Merritt, 24, of Cahokia, Illinois, and Dyon Thomas, 22, of East St. Louis, Illinois, were charged in the death of 18-year-old Demetrius Allen Jr. in Davenport on...

Carjacking dies after being shot, crashing in St. Louis

Oct. 20, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 25-year-old carjacking suspect is dead after being shot shortly after the crime and crashing the stolen car. St. Louis police say the incident happened about 4 p.m. Monday in the Grand Center neighborhood. As police were investigating the crime against the 29-year-old female victim, they...

Hospitalizations still rising in Missouri, prompting worries

Oct. 20, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A leading coronavirus expert in St. Louis is warning that hospital workers are “over-worked and demoralized” after months of battling the coronavirus, and the worst may be yet to come. Dr. Alex Garza of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force said hospitalizations...

Recent Missouri editorials

Oct. 20, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Oct. 18 Our Opinion: Less talk, more action on domestic violence The Show-Me State has many things we can take pride in. But one of our state’s blemishes, and something we don’t talk about enough, is our domestic violence problem. All states have their own problems...

Police: X-ray tech killed in crash outside Ballwin clinic

Oct. 19, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — An X-ray technician in suburban St. Louis has died after being hit by a sport utility vehicle outside the clinic where she worked, and the driver has been arrested, police said. Marissa Politte, 25, of Ballwin, had left Total Access Urgent Care in Ballwin and was on the sidewalk when...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 photo, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., speaks during a news conference in Town and Country, Mo. Wagner of Missouri's 2nd District is facing a challenge from Democratic state Sen. Jill Schupp. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Missouri House candidates spar in key congressional district

Oct. 19, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Candidates in one of the nation’s most closely watched congressional races used a joint virtual forum appearance Monday to push back against attack ads in the bitterly fought campaign. The St. Louis Regional Chamber hosted the Missouri 2nd Congressional District forum on Zoom....

First Kansas City-area medical marijuana dispensary opens

Oct. 19, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Kansas City area drew a good-sized crowd when it opened Monday, despite having limited supplies or varieties for customers. Dozens of people lined up before Fresh Green opened in Lee's Summit. The owners, Rob and Bianca Sullivan, plan...

Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open

Oct. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's first licensed marijuana dispensaries opened this weekend in the St. Louis area with long lines. The two dispensaries run by N'Bliss opened Saturday in Ellisville and Manchester. Another dispensary is expected to open Monday in the Kansas City area nearly two years after...

Ex-teacher charged with sexually abusing 3 Missouri students

Oct. 17, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A former suburban St. Louis high school teacher accused of raping a student in the 1990s now faces charges of sexually assaulting two more students. Prosecutors dismissed the September indictment against former Kirkwood High School teacher Christopher J. Stephens and charged the...