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Police need help solving Chesterfield Mall kidnapping

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:35 Published in Local News
The Chesterfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects from a robbery and kidnapping which occurred about 5 p.m. on Friday.
 
Police say two female suspects were confronted by security during a shoplifting incident at the H&M store at Chesterfield Mall.  
Suspect Cierra Baker, along with an unknown female, attempted to leave the store with stolen merchandise and when confronted, Baker reached into her purse, grabbed a can of mace, and sprayed the security guard before fleeing.
 
The two subjects then separated, with Baker carjacking a woman from the  parking lot.  Baker threatened the woman and forced her to drive from Chesterfield Mall to Big Bend and I-64.  
There, the suspect was picked up in a white car with tinted windows.  The victim was not harmed.  
 
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Cierra Baker or who may have information about this incident or the second suspect, is asked to contact the Chesterfield Detective Bureau or St. Louis Crime Stoppers at 314-725-8477 (TIPS). 

Mother pleads guilty to killing son

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:37 Published in Local News
  CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis County woman has pleaded guilty to killing her 13-month-old son after initially reporting the child as missing.
Tyler Dasher's body was discovered in November 2011 by two dog walkers at the edge of a wooded cemetery near the River Des Peres.
His mother Shelby Dasher had reported the child missing from their Affton home several hours earlier.
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court to second-degree murder and abuse of a child resulting in death.  
Prosecutors are recommending concurrent 25-year sentences.
 
Dasher told police she repeatedly struck the child in his crib when he wouldn't stop crying. Her 26-year-old boyfriend Edgar Rivas faces felony charges of abandoning a corpse and evidence tampering.

Winning Powerball ticket purchased in Bridgeton

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:32 Published in Local News
Check your numbers!
 
Not only was the $96.5 million winning Powerball ticket from the March 22 drawing sold in Missouri, but it was sold at a Mobil gas station in Bridgeton. 
The Bridgeton Mobil, in the 12-thousand block of Natural Bridge Road, will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the jackpot ticket.
 
Missouri Lottery officials say no one has stepped forward yet with the winning ticket. They have until September 18 to claim their prize.
This is Missouri’s sixth-largest prize. The winning numbers from the drawing were: 13, 28, 31, 55, 58 and the Powerball number was 15.

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