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St. Louis prosecutor hires Ferguson riots policing leader

Oct. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol captain who led the policing effort during Ferguson protests is joining the St. Louis prosecutor's office. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner introduced Ron Johnson Wednesday as law enforcement liaison, a contracted position that will pay $50,000 for one...

Former HR executive admits to embezzling $1.8 million

Oct. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former human resources director from St. Louis has admitted to embezzling more than $1.8 million from her employer. The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis says 42-year-old Nicole Scott pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of wire fraud. Sentencing is in January. Restitution is...

Inmate gets 15 years after admitting to 1999 killing

Oct. 16, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man already serving time in prison has been sentenced to 15 additional years after confessing to killing a St. Louis man two decades ago. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 40-year-old DeAngelo Thomas pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the...

Official: US may want millions back if trolley stops running

Oct. 16, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — If a streetcar line ceases operation in the St. Louis area, the federal government may want to be paid back some of the millions of dollars it spent to support the project. That's the assessment of James Wild, executive director of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the...

Man admits to killing man at ex-girlfriend's apartment

Oct. 16, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and fatally shooting a man. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Brandon Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary in the...

Officer struck, injured 12-year-old girl with patrol vehicle

Oct. 16, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old girl was injured when she was struck by a St. Louis County patrol vehicle while an officer was following a suspicious vehicle. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the girl, identified by family as Akeelah Jackson, was struck Monday evening just inside St....

Cup champion Blues visit Trump at White House as full team

Oct. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment. For the Blues, it was more of a last chance to...

Missouri appeals court overturns $110 million talc verdict

Oct. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court has overturned a $110 million verdict in a case alleging that Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder caused a Virginia woman's ovarian cancer. The appeals court ruling Tuesday reversed a 2017 judgment on behalf of Lois Slemp. She is among many...

Barbecue aficionado wounded in suspected road-rage incident

Oct. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis County brothers are charged in an apparent road rage shooting of a man in front of his four young children. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 27-year-old Nicholas Marino and 24-year-old Joseph Marino were charged Tuesday in the shooting of 46-year-old Scott Thomas. Court...

Bosnia seeks extradition of Missouri man in war crimes case

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former military policeman in Bosnia who has been living in Missouri for about 17 years is facing extradition to his native country, where he is accused of raping a pregnant Serbian woman who was being held as a prisoner in 1992. Adem Kostjerevac, 58, who lives in unincorporated southern...