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STL Co. man gets nearly 5 years for sex trafficking

Thursday, 13 March 2014 03:46 Published in Local News
   ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for transporting five female victims for prostitution purposes between Missouri and five other states.
   Federal prosecutors say 45 year old Barry Wimberly of Hazelwood pleaded guilty in December to one felony count of transportation for purposes of prostitution. He was sentenced Wednesday.
   Court documents show that Wimberly operated a prostitution business, transporting women for sex between Missouri and Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, Georgia and Florida.
 

Search for U City shooting suspect underway

Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:48 Published in Local News
   University City Police are looking for a man connected to a fatal shooting Wednesday morning.
   Investigators say about 8:30 a.m, two women were shot inside their home in the 8200 block of Paramount Drive near Fogerty Park.  One of the women died.  The other is hospitalized in serious condition.  Children who were in the home at the time of the shooting weren't hurt.  The names of the victims haven't been released.
   University City Police Captain Michael Ransom says they believe the women knew the suspect and let him into the home.
   Police are now looking for 48 yr. old Joseph Leroy Price. He's described as a black male, just over 5' 10" tall and weighing 180 lbs. Price is known to drive a 1984 blue Chevrolet pick-up truck with Missouri license plate OFT197.
   Police say Price should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the University City Police Department at 314-725-2211, contact local police or call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

Concert lease approved by STL Aldermanic committee

Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:43 Published in Local News

   A controversial contract that would bring two major music festivals to downtown St. Louis is moving forward in the Board of Aldermen.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the convention and tourism committee Wednesday gave 8-0 approval to a bill that would give Summer Rocks LLC exclusive access to the Gateway Mall over Memorial Day and Labor Day for music festivals.  

   The bill would also prevent the city from allowing another for profit music event anytime during the summer.

   Dozens of residents and local musicians voiced their opposition to the 20 year lease during a three hour hearing before the committee vote.  

   The measure now moves to the full Board of Aldermen, who aren't expected to vote on it until sometime in April.

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