ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man described by authorities as a serial bank robber has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Timothy Shaw robbed admitted robbing five St. Louis banks between September 2010 and March 2011. He used a BB gun in the crimes and got away with a total of about $15,000.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/115ljOG ) reports that Shaw was suspected of robbing more than 20 banks. He pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree robbery and four counts of armed criminal action in February, and was sentenced Friday.
On this Memorial Day, we are reminded that St. Louis County is running out of room for grave sites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Officials say the nation's fifth largest cemetery will run out of space for veterans and their spouses by 2025. St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has expressed support for handing over Sylvan Springs Park to the federal government as part of an expansion. The addition would add about 70 acres to the existing cemetery.