Charges are filed against 17-year-old Charles Guice in the hit-and-run that killed a 2-year-old boy.
He faces one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. On Sunday night, officers found a 17-year-old woman and the 2-year-old boy in road--witnesses said they were hit by a driver in a white SUV. The teen survived the accident, but the toddler died.
Police found the vehicle on Monday and Guice turned himself in when he found out police were looking for him. He told officers he was scared, and that is why he drove away from the accident.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a Class D felony, meaning a conviction could carry a sentence of no more than four years in prison. No other charges were announced.
A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of an Afton business this afternoon.
Fox 2 reports that all employees at Kerry Ingredients were ordered out of the building around 1:30. The St. Louis County Police say the threat indicated the bomb would go off "within an hour and a half." Bomb squads are on the scene.
Drivers will soon need to the feed the parking meters in Downtown St. Louis on Saturdays.
The Parking Division announced that they will start enforcing expired meters on Saturday starting July 6. People will have to pay if they are parking between 8 AM and 7 PM. The change was unanimously approved by the City Commission on May 9. This makes parking enforcement consistent across the city.
Officers will issue warnings for the first two weekends in July before they start writing tickets on July 20.
A couple of job fairs coming up that offer unique part-time job opportunities.
Peabody Opera House and the Scottrade Center are looking to hire for the upcoming seasons. Positions available at either location include guest service host, student host, concierge, guest service supervisor and security.
The job fair will be held June 26 and July 10 from 3 PM to 7 PM.
More information is available at the Peabody Opera House and Scottrade Center websites.
Local leaders have put out the call to those in need and to those who can help.
Cool Down St. Louis and Ameren kicked off their annual summer program to keep St. Louisans safe from the deadly heat, delivering 240 air conditioners today to elderly and disabled residents, and pledging assistance to the elderly and disabled.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says donations are critical to the program's success, "It is important to note that eventually, all the funds will be exhausted this year. And remind you that 100 percent of proceeds, 100 percent of private donations that go to this, go directly to helping someone in need. There are no administrative costs that come out of our donations.
If you would like to donate a new or slightly used air conditioner, Vatterot Colleges are taking donated units and they will refurbish them if necessary. For more information go to CoolDownStLouis.org.
Two suspects are on the loose after shooting a man at the Metrolink station in Pagedale.
Police say the shooting happened just after noon near St. Charles Rock Road. The suspects are both black men, one of the men is armed. No word on the victim's condition.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard says the school has met a budget milestone.
He told The Southern Illinoisan Editorial Board on Monday that for the first time in several years SIU has been able to enter the next fiscal year with a budget equal to the previous year. University officials had been bracing for another 5 percent cut, but instead were able to convince state lawmakers to reinstate funding at the previous year's level. The school's budget will be $203 million.
Poshard also discussed enrollment. He says it's unrealistic to think the school's declining enrollment will turn around. But Poshard says he sees evidence enrollment is moving in the right direction. He says he has confidence Chancellor Rita Cheng will accomplish the task.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri couple is concerned that a former soldier will be granted visitation or custody of the child he conceived with their 14-year-old daughter.
Pulaski County Associate Circuit Judge John Clayton is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday in the guardianship and adoption case filed by a Pulaski County couple regarding their grandson.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the girl's parents are seeking to terminate the parental rights of the father.
A military court in 2012 found the father not guilty of aggravated sexual assault, statutory rape and committing an indecent act with the couple's daughter. She became pregnant in 2010.
The father is seeking to gain custody or visitation and to change the boy's name. He says he's wants his parental rights recognized.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she is supporting a super political action committee encouraging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016.
McCaskill is the first sitting member of Congress to endorse the group, called Ready for Hillary.
The organization does not have official ties to the former secretary of state but it's trying to lay the foundation for another Clinton campaign.
McCaskill was an early supporter of Barack Obama when he was running for president in 2008. She says it's important for supporters of Clinton to start early and build a "grassroots army from the ground up" to help the former first lady if she decides to run for president.
McCaskill was re-elected to her second term in the Senate in 2012.
One person was thrown from an SUV after the vehicle struck a pole in west St. Louis Tuesday morning.
According to police, a vehicle was traveling near the intersection of Page and Belt round 7 a.m. when it hit a traffic light.
Authorities said one person was ejected as the vehicle rolled over and ended up on its side. The victim’s condition is unknown.
Page was closed in the area as crews worked to clear the scene.
No word yet on what caused the driver to crash.