Category: Crime

Bellefontaine Neighbors man charged with shooting two officers hires lawyer

The man accused of shooting two Bellefontaine Neighbors police officers last month has an attorney as of Wednesday, according to St. Louis County records. Jason Cook, 37, was charged with four felonies, including first-degree assault, a day after ducking into his home and shooting the two officers at 7:15 a.m. on Dec. 14. He then held police at bay for more than seven hours before he was finally taken into custody, police said. Cook was set […]

Charges issued to Florissant armed robbery suspect

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges to a St. Louis man for holding up multiple St. Louis County businesses. St. Louis resident, Arnold Mason, 29, was charged two counts of robbery in the 1st degree and two counts of armed criminal action. According to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Mason robbed a Florissant GNC store on Dec. 1, 2017, then on Jan. 4, he also robbed the Dollar General store also located in […]

8-year-old shot in North County, STL County PD investigating

St. Louis County Police responded to a shooting in North County on Wednesday that involved an 8-year-old victim. The St. Louis County Police Department from the North County Precinct responded to the 10400 block of Count Drive for a shooting, which also activated a nearby Shotspotter, a gunfire detection system. According to police, when they arrived they located an 8-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. She was transported to a local […]

Family Dollar store in North County held up at gunpoint

An armed man robbed a Family Dollar store over the weekend in north St. Louis County, police said Saturday. The robbery happened around 6:20 p.m. at the Family Dollar at 11314 West Florissant Avenue. The investigation thus far has revealed that a suspect entered the business and eventually approached the front cash register. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the Family […]

Clayton Township Democrats kick off new year discussing progressive movement, community policing

UNIVERSITY CITY — The political season has begun and the Clayton Township Democrats kicked off the new year by focusing on the progressive movement in 2018 and beyond at their monthly meeting Thursday night. About 30 local residents met at the University City Public Library to hear from Adam Kustra, the leader of Mobilize Missouri, who also managed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign in Missouri in 2016. Kustra spoke about some of the most pressing […]

RELEASE: Steven Cousins named a Missouri Lawyers Weekly influential Lawyer

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that Financial and Real Estate Services partner Steven N. Cousins has been recognized among the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Influential Lawyers of 2018. The award acknowledges lawyers who are newsmakers and made substantial contributions to the legal community in the past year. “I have worked with Steve for over 20 years and know him as a trusted and proven adviser to many CEOs, […]

SSM Healthcare notifying patients about possible data breach

SSM Healthcare is informing patients of a possible privacy breach that involved a former employee. SSM said that a former employee at one of their customer service call centers inappropriately accessed medical records from patients between Feb. 13 and Oct. 20 of 2017. The health system said the former employee mainly focused on specific medical records of some patients that were dealing with a controlled substance abuse prescription and also primary care physician within the St. Louis […]

Charges filed in deadly shooting on New Year’s Eve caused by man playing with a gun in north St. Louis County

Charges were filed Monday morning against a man who police said shot and killed another man on New Year’s Eve in north St. Louis County. The shooting occurred when one man was playing with a semi-automatic handgun in a parked car, according to police. Devin Booker, 23, of the 4400 block of Paddock Point Drive in Black Jack, was charged Monday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter. His bond is set at $25,000. Booker was playing with […]

Shooting in North County downgraded to fatal leaving the scene of an accident

After the completion of an autopsy on a man who was shot last week near Spanish Lake, it has been determined the victim died of other physical injury, not by gunshot wounds as initially believed by first responders and medical professionals, St. Louis County Police said Thursday. The incident is now being investigated as a Fatal Leaving the Scene of an Accident, police said in a written statement. At around 8 p.m. on Dec. 20, […]

Teenager arrested for Jennings carjacking

A teenager has been accused of carjacking a person at gunpoint in Jennings last July, police said Thursday. Teryon Weeden, 18, of Berkeley, was charged with one count of robbery and one count of armed criminal action after allegedly taking a victim’s vehicle in the 6400 block of West Florissant Avenue around 10 a.m. on July 16. According to the probable cause statement, the defendant was identified as the person who stole the victim’s vehicle […]