Police have released a photo of the suspect connected to a robbery that happened outside a Wentzville Walmart.
A little over a week ago, on Sunday, November 17, a woman says she was approached by another woman in the parking lot. The suspect demanded the victim's purse. The victims gave the other woman money.
Police say the suspect left the scene in a 2000's gold of tan Chevy Blazer. The suspect is described as a heavy set woman, who was wearing a pink hoodie and light-colored blue jeans.
Anyone who information on this case can contact Det. Blake Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org or can call 636-639-2127. You can call anonymously as well to 636-639-2180.
UNION, Mo. (AP) - The eastern Missouri publisher of an anti-government newsletter who was shot by state troopers after pulling a gun has been sentenced to a 30-year prison term by a judge he likened to a terrorist.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 47-year-old Jeffrey Weinhaus called the judge who sentenced him Monday in Franklin County "a black-robed terrorist, an enemy combatant no different than Osama bin Laden."
A jury convicted Weinhaus last month of charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and illegal morphine possession, as well as a marijuana misdemeanor.
Authorities say Weinhaus pulled a gun on Missouri state troopers serving him with an arrest warrant when the officers shot him in in the chest, neck and head.
Weinhaus's attorney says his client plans to appeal.
CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has asked President Barack Obama to declare 15 counties in Illinois major disaster areas after tornadoes and strong storms hit the state last week.
Quinn also said Monday that state and federal assessment teams found the storms damaged more than 2,400 homes in Illinois. That includes nearly 800 homes that were destroyed.
State agencies continue to help Illinois communities recover from the Nov. 17 storms. Illinois Department of Transportation equipment and Illinois Department of Corrections inmate crews are working to remove debris. The state will have resource centers in the hard-hit areas of Washington and Brookport through Tuesday.
The governor's office says state and federal emergency officials will meet with local governments early next month to document storm expenses.
Illinois State Police are preparing to step up traffic enforcement for the holidays.
This year, the officers are dedicating the push a fallen officer. "Operation Kyle" is a 24 hour traffic enforcement push between Tuesday and Wednesday. Trooper Kyle Deatherage was hit and killed by a semi-truck during a traffic stop on November 26, 2012. The truck driver, 52-year-old Johnny Felton Junior faces multiple charges and 14-years in prison if convicted.
The Illinois State Police will have increased patrols through the New Year, they will place an emphasis on speeding, use of seatbelts, DUI's, and distracted driving.
The co-founder and current CEO of the Mathew-Dickey Boys and Girls Club is retiring next year.
Martin Matthews will retire, effective November 1, 2014. Matthews and Hubert Dickey Ballentine started to club in 1960. The club created programs that were adopted nationwide. The "Earn and Learn" program gave kids the chance to earn money working as managers, coaches, and umpires in youth baseball. President Ronald Reagan recognized the club in 1982.
The Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club provides services to more than 40,000 each year. A successor has not been named.
The community came together Monday morning for a food donation, just days before Thanksgiving.
The holiday carols added to the festive spirit at The St. Patrick Center in downtown St. Louis. Turkeys and other Thanksgiving dishes were handed out by volunteers to more than 400 clients and their families. Tom Etling is CEO of the St. Patrick Center, "This is just one way that the St. Louis community and the St. Patrick center reward our clients for their extraordinary efforts and hopefully they will have the safest holiday season they've ever had."
As folks were leaving Monday, they were wished a Happy Thanksgiving with food in their hand and a smile on their face, like Robyn:
---Robyn cut :04 I'm getting ready to eat nice, real nice.
People in and around Bonne Terre may have felt the ground shake a bit Monday morning.
The US Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude 2.6 earthquake happened at 7:22 AM. Residents in Festus, Bonne Terre, and DeSoto all reported feeling the tremors.
No injuries or damage has been reported.
Police continue their search for two suspects who robbed a woman at gunpoint Sunday night.
The incident happened in the 2900 block of Russell in South St. Louis. The victim told police two men approached her. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded money. The woman says she threw down her purse and a bag of groceries and ran into her house.
Police say the men were wearing black jackets and one of them had on a stocking mask.
One person is dead and three others critically hurt after a car accident in north St. Louis this morning. It happened at Kingshighway and Lexington just before five o'clock. According to reports at the scene, the car was going south on Kingshighway when it may have clipped a curb. Then, when the driver tried to overcompensate, the car flipped over. Three people were ejected from the vehicle. The survivors were taken to the hospital in critical condition. They have so far only been identified as males between the ages of 20 and 30. Accident reconstruction crews are at the scene. Kingshighway and Lexington remains shut down.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say an East St. Louis weekend gun exchange rounded up 130 guns.
Saturday's event allowed the first 100 people to get $100 grocery store gift cards. All 100 of the gift cards were gone about an hour after the event started.
Officials say the guns were allowed to be turned in with no questions asked.
St. Clair County Richard Watson says the event was a success. He says that people who came in said the money would help with Thanksgiving dinners. He says the guns will be destroyed. An event last year took in seven guns.
According to St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly, the gift card money came from cash seized during drug raids.
The guns turned in included long shot guns and rifles with scopes.