First Deadly Shooting In St. Louis Mardi Gras History
(St. Louis, MO) -- The first deadly shooting in St. Louis' Mardi Gras 34-year history occurred over the weekend. Thirty-two-year-old Otis Robinson reportedly took aim at police when gunfire erupted Saturday afternoon near Ninth and Barton. St. Louis is one of the top ranked Mardi Gras designations in the country.
Local Gunshot Victim Turns Up At Walgreens
(St. Louis, MO) -- Police say a gunshot victim turned up at a local Walgreens over the weekend. The unidentified 29-year old first ran out of gas then hitched a ride to the store on Loughborough in south city. Workers immediately contacted police. An investigation continues.
Suspects In East St. Louis Church Heist Remain Jailed
(East St. Louis, IL) -- Three suspects in an East St. Louis church heist remain behind bars. Twenty-year old Kenneth Walton IV, 19-year old Rufus Thomas, Junior and 17-year old Howard Dotson, Junior are being held on a two-million dollar bond. The trio, jailed over the weekend, is accused of holding the Pastor at gunpoint while robbing parishioners during services January 27th at Ira Grover Free Will Baptist Church.
Pair Arrested In Multiple Area Bank Hold Ups
(Town and Country, MO) -- Police connected a pair arrested over the weekend for a bank hold up in Town and Country to multiple area heists. Forty-two-year old Darren Everett and 26-year old Mackenzie Leonard are now facing additional charges in both Arnold and Columbia, Illinois. Current charges were already filed in Town and Country and St. Louis County.
Belleville Police Crack Down On East End Crime
(Belleville, IL) -- Belleville Police are cracking down on violent east end crime as armed hold ups at businesses have spiked recently. Seventeen-year old Chontez L. Graham was arrested last week for a late November heist at Cheap Cigarettes on Sherman. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact police at 618-234-1212, as detectives are aggressively pursuing leads.
National Study Cites Two Local Deadly Shootings
(St. Louis, MO) -- A national study conducted by "NBC News" cites two local deadly shootings. Beginning January 19th through the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday, the group tracked gun deaths. The weekend also marked the inauguration of President Barrack Obama. An interactive map on the study showed a police involved shooting at a White Castle in the city and a Park Hills, Missouri murder-suicide. View the entire map at NbcNews.com.
Crews Fight Fire And Wind
(Jennings, MO) -- Crews not only had to battle an overnight blaze in Jennings but also had to fight high winds. The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. on Jennings Station Road. One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries.