St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - The suspect in a north county bank robbery is in the hospital in critical condition after police say he shot himself in the head.
The incident started shortly after 10 AM when the suspect robbed a US Bank on Lindbergh. Florissant Police spotted the suspect's vehicle shortly after the robbery and started to chase the vehicle. Near I-270 and Lindbergh the suspect crashed into a concrete guardrail. Officers said that as they approached the car, they heard a gunshot.
They found the suspect with a gunshot to the head. No one at the bank was hurt. The suspect's name has not been released.
After an Illinois primary election that saw relatively low turnout yesterday, one metro-east sheriff is out, another is in.
Glen Carbon Police Chief John Lakin took 64 percent of the vote to defeat Madison County Sheriff Bob Hertz in the Democratic primary. With no Republican candidate, Lakin will officially win the post in November.
St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson had been appointed in 2012 to replace the late Mearl Justus. Watson easily won the Democratic nomination. Again, no Republican candidate means he'll begin his first full term after the November election.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Justin Deryke, the man accused of murdering his 7-year-old niece last year, is headed to prison for the rest of his life.
Deryke pleaded guilty to the murder of Willow Long. On September 7 Deryke was watching Willow when he chased her out of the the house. Deryke claimed that Willow fell on a pile branches and one pierced her neck. An autopsy revealed she suffered stab wounds.
As part of the plea agreement, Deryke was sentenced to life in prison.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A question for registered voters in Illinois, have you voted today? If you answered no, you are in what appears to be an overwhelming majority.
Keith Dudding is an election judge in Madison County and says this year's attendance could be one for the books. Dudding says at his location, on two of 300 registered voters had cast a ballot in the first two-and-a-half hours of voting.
KTRS has discovered the same experience at other polling places. Our reporter visited three separate polling places and officials at all locations gave a similar story--turnout is historically low.
There is still time to get to the ballot--polls close at 7 PM.