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VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The sheriff of Calaveras County in Northern California says residents "can sleep a little better" now.

The community of Valley Springs was shaken last month by the mysterious stabbing death of an 8-year-old girl. The girl's 12-year-old brother told police he found her body and an intruder in their home, setting off a manhunt.

Authorities yesterday arrested the 12-year-old. The sheriff says the boy will be charged with homicide.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County Police have shot and killed a man they say pointed an assault rifle at them.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police haven't released the man's identity. Police spokesman Randy Vaughn says officers had gone to question the man early Saturday about a stolen car. Vaughn says when two officers arrived at the man's apartment, he opened the door holding an assault rifle and "racked it, chambering a round."

Both officers then fired at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Vaughn says police recovered the rifle and several other weapons from the man's home.

Vaughn says the officers are on administrative leave until the investigation is completed.

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A high speed chase is over after traveling through two counties.

Officers spotted a car that was allegedly connected to several drug cases. The driver sped off and led police onto Eastbound I-44. The suspect pulled off the highway in Eureka. After winding through residential neighborhoods, gun fire was exchanged and the suspect crashed in a front yard.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the hospital in unknown condition. 

 

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After a break-in at one of their building sites, Habitat For Humanity reached out to the public to help recoup their losses. And one company stepped up big time.

Workers here at Home Depot on south Hanley loaded up trucks with over $13,000 dollars worth of tools and construction materials, replacing every item that Habitat for Humanity listed as stolen. The break-ins happened in the Carondelet Neighborhood earlier this week.

Kimberly McKinney, the CEO for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, was overjoyed by the community willing to help, "This is pretty incredible. As they rolled the tools out, I got a little teary, and I don't even know how to use most of this stuff. Really, really an incredible day. The generosity fo Home Depot and the St. Louis community has been incredible."

Now thanks to those donations, a scheduled Habitat for Humanity Mother's Day build is back on track. About 60 women volunteers are coming together on Saturday to build houses for the less fortunate.

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Two late-night joggers were robbed near Carondelet Park around 12:30 this morning.

The victims told police a car pulled up next to them and the driver asked for directions. When one of the joggers approached the car, three teens assaulted him and stole his cell phone. The suspects piled into the car and sped off.

Police arrested two suspects in connection to the crime and a third is being held by juvenile authorities  Two suspects remain at large. Police say the suspects are all thought to be between 15 and 18 years old. 

 

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Three suspects are now in custody connected to the so-called Craigslist assault from last month.

A father and son showed up in North St. Louis to buy an SUV they saw an ad for on Craigslist. When the men arrived, they were robbed at gunpoint. 19-year-old James McConnell is the most recent suspect charged for stealing $2,500 from the family members.

Devion Russell, Christopher Duffy, and McConnell all faces multiple charges, including robbery and assault. 

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A woman who claimed that she was shot by a carjacker, is changing her story.

The victim initially told police she was sitting at an intersection in North St. Louis when a man opened her car door, shot her in the leg, and stole her car. After questioning, the woman admitted that she made the story up.

Police believe she was shot in her house, but are still unclear on details surrounding the incident.

The victim remains hospitalized in serious condition.

 

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A charity is asking for help after they were victimized by a burglar. 

In one week, Habitat for Humanity was burglarized in the Carondelet neighborhood two separate times, with the suspects taking around $15,000 worth of tools.

The organization is now asking for help to replace their stolen tools. Instead of giving tools, Kyle Hunsberger, director of construction, says money is the most helpful donation. He also says there is something else the community can do, "It goes without saying, don't buy tools from somebody that rolls up in a pickup truck and says they have a really good deal."

Anyone interested in helping, can donate at habitatstl.org

Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS

 

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Police are asking for help to find the suspect in a Maplewood bank robbery.

Police say a man robbed the PNC Bank on Big Bend. That suspect is described as a white man, between 5'8" and 5'10".  

Police say the suspect was wearing a ball cap, a dress shirt and tie, and appeared to be wearing a fake beard. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maplewood Police Department at 314-646-3621 or 314-781-3733.

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CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Police in southeast Missouri are investigating a road rage incident on Interstate 55 that included several shots fired into a car.

KFVS-TVreports that a silver Sport utility vehicle passed a car Monday afternoon and suddenly slammed on its brakes, causing the car to strike the rear of the SUV.

Pemiscot County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Holder says someone got out of the SUV with a handgun and fired seven or eight shots into the car. Four people in the car were not struck by any bullets but were injured by broken glass.

Authorities continue to search for the SUV. It isn't clear what prompted the attack.

 
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