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Monday, 12 August 2013 12:35

One dead after shooting in North County

Police are looking for a teen after a fatal shooting in north county.

The shooting happened around 10:30 this morning outside the Bentwood Townhomes near the Norwood Hills Country Club. Still few details, but one teen was shot in the head and died. The second teen ran off.

It is unclear what led to the shooting.

This is a developing story.

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Saturday, 10 August 2013 08:02

Sentencing delaying in corruption trial

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has again delayed the sentencing of a former Madison County treasurer to allow him to continue cooperating with a federal corruption investigation.

U.S. District Judge David Herndon on Friday delayed Fred Bathon's sentencing from August 30th until December 6th. Earlier this year the judge delayed Bathon's sentencing from May until August.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Bathon's attorney filed a motion requesting the delay. Prosecutors didn't object.

Bathon pleaded guilty in February to rigging 2005-2008 tax lien auctions so that his political donors profited from inflated penalties paid by property owners.

Bathon could receive a prison sentence of between 31 and 40 months, though his sentence could be reduced because of his cooperation with investigators.

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The call for help is going out in Florissant.

Police are asking residents to keep an eye out for copper thieves in the area. Police say the burglars target unoccupied homes to remove the copper piping. They take the piping and sell it to scrap yards. The thieves often dress as construction workers to confuse neighbors.

Police are encouraging anyone who notices suspicious activities to report them.

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A St. Louis County man is in custody after police say he robbed a bank and pharmacy then tried to make his getaway in a taxi.

54-year-old John Barbera allegedly robbed a First Bank branch inside a Creve Coeur Dierbergs, then went to a Wallgreens and tried to rob the pharmacist. Police arrested Barbera while he was trying to get a cab ride to escape the scene.

He is held on a $150,000 bond.

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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 15:17

Man sentenced for decades-old burglaries

WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a long string of burglaries dating back more than two decades.

A Warren County judge on Tuesday sentenced 31-year-old George Dustin Augusta III of Truesdale. He pleaded guilty in June to 14 counts of burglary and 14 counts of stealing for crimes dating to the 1980s.

Augusta told authorities he broke into the homes to steal items and sell them so he could pay child support.

 

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Thousands of St. Louis area residents hoping to avoid extended legal entanglements are flocking to events this week that give low-level offenders a second chance to resolve outstanding warrants and avoid arrest.

Hundreds came to St. Louis Community College's Florissant Valley campus Wednesday morning to receive vouchers they can use at participating courts. The vouchers and a nominal payment allow participants to schedule future court dates on their own rather than going to jail if stopped for an unrelated traffic violation.

Event organizer James Clark of the Better Family Life community group emphasizes that the program is not a "get out of jail free card." He says it helps keeps otherwise law-abiding citizens out of the penal system while also generating needed revenue for the 43 participating municipalities.

 
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An alleged sexual predator turned himself in on Monday.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's office say 30-year-old Justin Williams admitted to having sexual contact with a teen. Officers say Williams surrendered to authorities because he felt bad for the victim. According to investigators the victim confirmed Williams story.

He now faces charges of statutory sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child. Williams remains in jail.

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Police say they have a captured a suspect in a Creve Couer bank robbery.

The robbery happened on Olive Boulevard. The man implied he had a weapon and left with the cash. Witnesses at the bank were able to provide a description of the suspect's car--that helped police capture the man.

The suspect has not been identified pending charges.

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Monday, 05 August 2013 17:30

Hazelwood Dollar General robbed on Monday

A suspect remains at large after robbing the Dollar General store in Hazelwood.

The robbery happened just before noon Monday. Police say a woman walked up to the cashier, demanded money and told her she had a weapon. The suspect was able to escape with the money. Anyone who might have seen something is asked to call the Hazelwood Police at 314-838-5000.

 

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A customer at a Shell gas station in Chesterfield is being credited with foiling an attempted robbery.

Just after ten Monday morning, police say a suspect walked into the station, pointed a gun at the cashier, and demanded money. A customer started walking up to the station and that caused the suspect to run into a waiting car and speed away.

Police have released images of the suspect as well as the escape car. Anyone with any information should contact Detective Ovca or Detective Brandt at the Chesterfield Police Department 636-537-3000 or Crime Stoppers 866-371-8477.

 

 

 

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