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Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:20

SLFD battles two-alarm home fire

   Fire fighters are working to keep a two-alarm fire in north St. Louis from spreading to adjacent homes.  

   The blaze broke out in 5000 block of Vernon about 1:30 Thursday morning.  Fire crews arrived to find the 2 1/2 story home fully involved.  

   There's no word yet what sparked the blaze.  

   Fire officials say there are no injuries reported.

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   A tiny puppy is safe again after St. Louis firefighters rescued him from a 10 foot deep storm drain.  

   Crews were called to the 4900 block of Theodore in north St. Louis this morning after a teacup chihuahua named "Storm" fell down the drain while playing in the front yuard of a home.  Storm's owner says the two pound puppy was trying to jump over the storm drain vent when it fell in.  

   It took more than an hour for fire crews to pull the puppy out.  

   The dog appears to be okay, but will be checked by a vet.

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Monday, 31 March 2014 04:47

Man shot to death in north city

   Police aren't releasing many details about a man found shot to death in north St. Louis Sunday afternoon.

   Homicide Detectives were called to the 8900 block of Riverview Boulevard after a man was found dead in a car.  Police say the man had been shot multiple times, but haven't identified the victim.  

   The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - UPDATE: Police say they have found the stolen car. Driver of the car and both infants are safe.

 

EARLIER: A search is underway after a car was stolen while two infants were in the vehicle.

 

Just before 3 PM, St. Louis police say the car was taken from on the 4300 block of Lee in North St. Louis. Witnesses said a nine-month old child and 7-month-old child were in teh car when it was taken. The vehicle is a newer model Pontiac Grand-AM. Police do not believe this was a carjacking at that all parties involved in the incident know each other.

 

This is a developing case and more information will be posted as it is available.

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   St. Louis police say three people taken into custody yesterday aren't connected to the murder of a teen who was gunned down near a school bus stop Tuesday morning.  

   Police say 16 year old James Moore had been waiting for the school bus at Goodfellow and St. Louis Avenue when a masked man got out of a car, chased him into a nearby park and shot him several times.  Moore died at the scene.  

   Later in the day, police stopped a car matching the description of the one used in the murder.  The three suspects from that car who were initially questioned in the murder didn't get off scot-free.  They're facing charges for fleeing from police.  

   The investigation into Moore's death is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.

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   Two men wanted for shooting a 12 year old girl Sunday are now in police custody.  

   Police say the two men had been arguing at Loretta Hall Park near 15th and Cole when they fired several shots.  Police believe it was a stray bullet that hit the girl in the hand.  The men fled the scene.  

   St. Louis Police spokesperson Schron Jackson says the suspects were arrested Tuesday at an apartment in the 1000 block of Suntree Drive in St. Louis County.  

   The suspects are being withheld until charges are filed.

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   One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in North St. Louis Tuesday afternoon.

   Police say about 4 p.m, a man approached a home near Fairground Park.  He reportedly yelled at the people sitting on the front porch and then fired shots at them.  

   One man was hit in the chest.  He later died.  Another man was hit in the back. He's hospitalized in critical, but stable condition.  

   Police say a 20 year old man has been taken into custody in connection to the shooting.  Police say a disagreement over a debt led to the confrontation.

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Thursday, 11 July 2013 04:25

9 year old dies after shot in head

   St. Louis police say a 9 year old boy who was shot while riding in a car early Wednesday morning has died.  

   Police say Tyrese Short had been riding in a car with his father, another man and a woman in north St. Louis, when a man in another car shot him.  No one else was injured.  

   The boy was taken to a nearby police station for help. He was rushed to St. Louis Children's Hospital, but died later in the day.  

   St. Louis Police Captain Michael Sack says investigator suspect that the boy's father or the 22 year old man driving had been the gunman's target. An 18 year old woman was also in the car.  Police say it's unclear why the child and his father were out at 3:30 in the morning.

   No information has been released about a possible suspect.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 04:40

LATEST: Nine-yr-old boy shot in north city

A nine-year-old boy continues to fight for his life after being shot in the head overnight.  

St. Louis Police say the child was riding in a car with his father and two other men, an 18-year-old and a 22-year-old. They were travelling on Goodfellow near Lillian Avenue around 3:30am Wednesday when the boy was hit. 

They took the child to a nearby police station for help where he was rushed to St. Louis Children's Hospital. Police tell KTRS news no one else was hurt.  

Goodfellow was closed Wednesday morning between Lillian and Sherry Avenues while police investigated.

 
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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 15:43

Arrest made in Highland shooting

Wednesday, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney announced charges against a suspect in one Tuesday night shooting.

Davonta Coleman faces several charges after allegedly shooting six people outside of a north St. Louis home around 10:30 Tuesday night. The victims told police that two cars stopped in front of the house and Coleman got out of one vehicle and started shooting.

The incident could be the result of a dispute between two families, but the investigation continues. 

 

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