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Police: ‘Startled’ Man Shoots, Kills Man at Salvage Yard

Police: ‘Startled’ Man Shoots, Kills Man at Salvage Yard

St. Louis, MO (AP) — Police say a man charged in a deadly St. Louis salvage yard shooting told a detective he was “startled” when he opened fire. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 46-year-old Charles Lay is charged with involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of Lionel Anthony Brown. Officers…

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‘Drug Llama’ Accused in Illinois of Fentanyl Trafficking

‘Drug Llama’ Accused in Illinois of Fentanyl Trafficking

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (AP) — Prosecutors say a 31-year-old San Diego, California, woman who went by the online alias “The Drug Llama” faces federal charges in southern Illinois in a conspiracy that included the shipment of more than 50,000 fentanyl pills nationwide. The U.S. attorney’s office in southern Illinois said Tuesday that Melissa Scanlan used…

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Endangered Person Advisory Issued For Missing Ferguson Man

Endangered Person Advisory Issued For Missing Ferguson Man

Ferguson, MO  (KTRS)  An Endangered Person Advisory is in effect for a missing Ferguson man. Police say 20-year-old Ryan Becker, who is mentally disabled, was last seen walking down an alley in the area of Walnut Grove Elementary School around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Ryan is described as white, weighing 165 pounds, with brown hair brown…

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Warrenton Woman Accused Of Killing Her 85-Year-Old Mother

Warrenton Woman Accused Of Killing Her 85-Year-Old Mother

WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Warrenton woman is accused of killing her 85-year-old mother. Fifty-one-year-old Marlene Wynn  was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder. She is jailed on $500,000 cash-only bond. The name of the woman who was killed has not been released. Warrenton police say officers were called to Wynn’s home around 11 a.m. Monday…

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Inmate Charged in 1999 Murder in St. Louis

Inmate Charged in 1999 Murder in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — A man already imprisoned for armed robbery has been charged in a 1999 murder in St. Louis. Thirty-nine-year-old Deangelo Thomas was charged Monday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 30-year-old Floyd Epps. Epps was found shot to death at a St. Louis park in February…

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