St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Some good news from St. Louis County Animal Control.
The dog was was seen being punched and slammed to the ground in an Internet video, is okay. Officials say the dog, who they have named "Honor", is doing great. Two boys were arrested after a Facebook video showing one of the boys attack Honor was brought to the attention of county police.
The boys, who are students in the Riverview Gardens district, are now facing charges in Family Court.
Animal control plans to post more information online when Honor is available for adoption.
Police in Collinsville are asking for help to solve a series of robberies.
The suspects lure victims using a deal on Craigslist and then beat and rob the victims. Police say the most recent crime was on Tuesday night. The victim told officers he was responding to a post for a TV for sale. When the victim walked into the apartment, someone in a ski mask hit the victim with a bat and stole his money.
A similar robbery occurred at the same apartment building just two days earlier. No one was injured in that case. No suspects are in custody.
FORISTELL, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attacking his 11-year-old son with a baseball bat.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the sentence for 46-year-old Mark Alan Calloni of Foristell follows his plea of no contest to child abuse charges filed in July.
Police say Calloni struck the child several times for unknown reasons, using a wooden baseball bat. He then tackled the boy and pinned him to the ground. The child broke free and ran to a neighbor's house, where he called police.
The boy did not suffer any serious injuries.
In 2005, Calloni pleaded guilty to domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a child and felonious restraint. He was sentenced to five years of probation in that case.
The 63-year-old man accused of shooting at two people in a North County bar, has died, the man who attacked him, facing charges.
The shooting occurred late Friday night inside the Pirates Cove bar in Florissant. The Post-Dispatch reports that Edward Mueller of Florissant was disarmed and assaulted by Douglas Layman after the shooting. Mueller was taken to the hospital died from a heart attack.
Layman is the brother of the victims. Layman is charged with second degree murder and held on a quarter-million dollar bond.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 19-year-old Ballwin man faces multiple charges in connection with the robbery and beating of six University of Missouri-St. Louis students near campus.
Tremayne Jamaal Valdez is charged with four felony counts of robbery, five counts of armed criminal action and one count each of second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police say Valdez and two others attacked the students as they walked on Natural Bridge Road near its intersection with North Hanley Road on Sept. 6 in Bel-Nor.
KMOV-TV reports that two other men also face charges related to the attack. Police said the suspects were caught on camera taking credit cards, cash and cellphones from the students.
Valdez remains jailed on a $150,000 cash-only bond. Online court records don't identify his attorney.
St. Louis Community College Trustees are honoring the instructor who stopped an attack on a student in a Meramec campus bathroom last April, by creating a scholarship in her name.
Adjunct Professor Aurora Hill had heard Blythe Grupe's screams and rushed to her aid, confronting her attacker and restraining him until police arrived. Eighteen yr. old Jevon Mallory has been charged in the attack.
Hill, who teaches English part time at the school, was honored with a resolution and standing ovation at last night's board meeting. The $5,000 scholarship in her name will be aimed at helping students who struggled in high school make the transition to college.
The victim was also at last night's ceremony. Blythe Grupe told Fox 2 News that Hill's actions made the difference that day and she glad the college is honoring her teacher. "It's just been such a relief knowing that good things can come out of this," Grupe said.
The school's mishandling of the attack aftermath led to resignations by several high level college officials.
Both Hill and Grupe say its time to move forward.
Justin Deryke says he was just trying to put his 7-year-old niece "out of her misery" when he killed her over the weekend.
Officials say autopsy results contradict his story. Deryke claims he was watching a movie with Willow Long over the weekend when she allegedly scratched his arm. He became angry and chased Willow out of the house. He says she fell into a brush pile and a branch stabbed her in the neck. That is when Deryke says he got a knife and stabbed the girl to death.
The autopsy shows Willow had defensive wounds on her hands and that casts doubt on Deryke's story.
Willow's 3-year-old brother has been taken into protective custody.