3 St. Louis children were rescued as part of a nationwide crackdown on child prostitution.
The FBI announced today that the sting was carried out over the last three days and resulted in 150 arrests and the recovery of 105 kids. An FBI spokesperson said this is a reminder that child prostitution can happen anywhere.
There were no arrests made as part of the sting in St. Louis.
The complete breakdown of the sweep can be found here.
St. Louis police are trying to figure out what thieves plan to do with hundred-pound terra cotta theater masks stolen from the old Sun Theater.
15 masks were taken from behind a locked construction fence at the Sun. They are worth $1,000 to $5,000 each but aren't easy to sell.
A man was shot and killed this morning in broad daylight. Police say the victim was found lying in the middle of the street with several gunshot wounds in the 4400 block of Labadie around 8:15 a.m. Monday.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said homicide detectives were called in to investigate.
Fairmount Park is under investigation by the Illinois racing board over a race that took place Tuesday.
The contest featured 70-year-old jockey Robert "Cowboy" Jones who was trying to set records as the oldest jockey to win a race and as the only jockey to win a race in seven decades.
Although Jones finished in second place, state horse racing regulators want to know if competing jockeys tried to conspire to let Jones win.
"The officials work for the State of Illinois so they are completely independent," Fairmount Park officials said in a written statement about the investigation. "They administer the races all over the state.
The jockeys being questioned are independent contractors. They have nothing to do with Fairmount Park. It would be inappropriate for us to comment during an ongoing inquiry by state racing officials."