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Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

The Latest: Blues hoist Stanley Cup as St. Louis celebrates

Jun. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup celebration in St. Louis (all times local): 3:30 p.m. St. Louis Blues players have taken turns hoisting the Stanley Cup to the cheers of a massive crowd beneath the Gateway Arch. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Saturday for a parade and rally to...

Teen to be tried as adult in retired officer's killing

Jun. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second teenager charged in the shooting death of a retired St. Louis police sergeant will be tried as an adult. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 17-year-old Jalynn Garner, of St. Louis, was charged Friday in adult court with first-degree murder, robbery and two weapons counts....

Man pleads guilty in 2014 hammer death of Bosnian immigrant

Jun. 15, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fourth man who participated in a deadly hammer beating in St. Louis has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the death of a Bosnian immigrant. Twenty-year-old Travid Kidd was sentenced Friday in the 2014 death of Zemir Begic. He pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder. The St....

Rash of child killings angers, frustrates St. Louis leaders

Jun. 14, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The gunfire that has long haunted St. Louis streets has taken an even more disturbing turn, with a rash of shootings involving children that has left the city's police chief angered and frustrated by the lack of cooperation of witnesses. Four children died from gunfire over the past week...

Big crowds, extra police expected at Blues' celebration

Jun. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Organizers of the celebration to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues expect a massive crowd, and security will be tight. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected Saturday for a parade and rally beneath the Gateway Arch to celebrate the Blues' first-ever NHL championship. The...

Jury rejects St. Louis police officer's gender bias lawsuit

Jun. 14, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors have rejected a high-ranking St. Louis police officer's claim that her colleague was promoted to deputy chief instead of her because of gender bias. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the jury ruled against Lt. Col. Rochelle Jones on Thursday. Her lawsuit alleged gender...

How did detectives miss key suspect in 1993 child slaying?

Jun. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. ANN, Mo. (AP) — The red flags were there. Earl Webster Cox was already a convicted child sex offender with a history of molesting little girls when 9-year-old Angie Housman was abducted moments after stepping off her school bus in St. Ann in November 1993. He had ties to the area, including a sister...

Missouri to receive $29M grant for St. Louis bridge repairs

Jun. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says the state is getting as much as $28.8 million in federal grants to repair a freight and passenger train bridge in St. Louis. Parson says the grant will extend the life of the MacArthur Bridge until about 2085. The bridge connects St. Louis to East...

St. Louis asks for more time to release suspects from jail

Jun. 13, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis officials are asking for more time to determine which of the nearly 900 felony detainees should be freed from jail, citing concerns that a judge's ruling could put potentially dangerous suspects back on the streets. U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig ruled Tuesday that St. Louis...