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Jon Belmar named St. Louis County's new police chief

Friday, 31 January 2014 13:39 Published in Local News

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - After 27 years on the fore, Jon Belmar, has been named St. Louis County's new top cop.

 

The St. Louis County Police Board of Commissioners voted today to name Belmar, 50, as outgoing Chief Tim Fitch's replacement. Belmar was one of three lieutenant colonels that the board interviewed for the position. his started his career with the county police in the Affton Southwest precinct and he later served in the South County precinct, Tactical Operations Unit, West County precinct, Arson and Explosives Unit and Bureau of Crimes Against Persons.

 

Tim Fitch retired this week after 34-years in law enforcement. 

Four suspects are facing charges connected to a home invasion in Alton earlier this month.

 

Rachel Barnes, 24, Christopher Hill, 27, DeMarco Smith, 20, and Curtis Wallace, 38, have been all been arrested for armed robbery and home invasion, according to Alton Police. Hill and Wallace also face attempted murder charges. Police say they were called to a home an January 16. They found a 55-year-old man who had been beaten with fists, gun, and a pipe, and then was stabbed.

 

Police from Alton, St. Louis County and St. Louis City worked together to catch the suspects. The victim has since been released from the hospital.

Billy Joel performing at Scottrade in April

Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:59 Published in Local News
Fans of the Piano Man will be happy to snag tickets to his upcoming concert in St. Louis.
 
Live Nation announced the return of Billy Joel to Scottrade Center in April, and David Girardi says it's a great way to celebrate the arena's milestone anniversary. "He was the first concert event here at Scottrade and this being the 20th year, it just felt like it added a little extra excitement to the fact that here you have this iconic performer coming back to the Scottrade Center" says Girardi.
 
Billy Joel performed at Scottrade in October 1994 when it was known as the Kiel Center. Tickets go on sale for the April 11th concert on Saturday, February 8 at 10 a.m. at the Scottrade box office, ticketmaster.com and all ticketmaster retail outlets.

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