CRIME & SAFETY
Ferguson house fire that killed mom, 4 kids was murder-suicide, police say
FERGUSON, Mo. — A Ferguson house fire that killed a family of five earlier this week was a murder-suicide, according to St. Louis County police. The fire happened early Monday morning at a home on the 500 block of North Clay Avenue. Bernadine “Birdie” Pruessner, 39, was found dead...
Suspect fatally shot during Central West End break-in
A suspect was shot early Wednesday morning during a break-in in the Central West End. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
1 injured, 4 arrested at fight, shooting at school bus company
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (First Alert 4) - A fight that turned into a shooting involving seven people at the Missouri Central School Bus Company occurred Tuesday. Police responded to the Missouri Central School Bus Company on the 700 block of S. Spring Avenue just after 5 p.m. Tuesday for the initial call of a fight. The preliminary investigation indicates that a 30-year-old man and a 38-year-old man were involved in a fight, when a 34-year-old woman, a 27-year-old woman, and a 30-year-old woman became involved in the fight in an attempt to help the 30-year-old man. At a point during the fight, an unknown man in his 20s, who was wearing a tan hoodie, retrieved a handgun and shot it; a 26-year-old man who was not involved in the fight was grazed by a bullet in the leg. The unknown man left the scene.
POLICE: Homicide Unit activated after woman assaulted, dropped at hospital, dies
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (First Alert 4) - A serious assault that occurred in early February is now being investigated as a homicide case after the death of the woman involved. The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Cherish Lappin. Police were called by hospital staff on February 6 after Lappin...
St. Louis standoff closes portion of Jefferson Avenue
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis County Police worked with the US Marshals to arrest a suspect. They surrounded a home on the 2300 block of Albion Place, and the situation escalated into a standoff. The suspect is now under arrest. The SWAT team was called in to help handle the situation. The DEA is also […]
'She loved them dearly': More than a dozen animals rescued after family found dead in Ferguson fire
Ferguson Animal Coalition's Dara Ashby said the animals they were able to save were on a separate part of the property away from the flames.
Family wants 2 hit-and-run drivers caught in St. Louis woman's death
Brionna Jimerson lights up when she thinks about her mother, Michele Jimerson. "If you knew her for 15 seconds, you all were friends. That was her spirit one hundred.
St. Louis man charged after allegedly firing gun in High Ridge Walmart parking lot
Tyler Bland, 26, of St. Louis has been charged with several felonies after allegedly shooting at two people in the parking lot at the Walmart store, 2700 Ridge Point Drive, in High Ridge. No one was injured in the shooting, but three vehicles were damaged by the gunfire, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.
‘Basketball Wives’ star British Williams in custody of U.S. Marshals after not showing up to prison
U.S. Marshals took a former St. Louis area reality TV cast member into custody on Tuesday after she failed to surrender herself to federal prison to begin her sentence.
Argument leads to rolling gunfire along I-270 in Bridgeton, one shot
One person was shot after an argument led to rolling gunfire Wednesday along Interstate 270 in Bridgeton.
Man charged with murder for shooting person breaking into truck
ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man is facing charges for shooting and killing an 18-year-old who was breaking into his truck. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s probable cause statement, the shooting happened just after midnight on Sept. 30, 2022, in the 1100 block of Lucas Avenue in downtown.
Deadly crash Tuesday morning on I-255
A deadly crash closed southbound Interstate 255 in the Metro East Tuesday morning. ISP said the two-car crash was fatal but did not say how many people were killed.
Woman shot on same block as previous murder last Wednesday; more weekend violence
It's been a busy start to the week for St. Louis police after two different shootings left a teenager and a woman hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Both victims are expected to survive. On Monday morning, the search is on for suspects in both cases.
Shots fired at police officers in north St. Louis
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are investigating after shots were fired late Tuesday afternoon at District 6 officers. The shooting occurred just before 5:10 p.m. in the 5900 block of Ferris Avenue, located in the Mark Twain I-70 Industrial neighborhood. Police claim officers did not return fire and detained three suspects. No injuries were […]
‘Ugly’ child custody battle in months leading to deadly Ferguson fire
FERGUSON, Mo. – In the blink of an eye, four kids and their mother are gone and everyone wants to know why. On Wednesday, the St. Louis County Police Department announced that a Ferguson mother set fire to her home Monday morning in an effort to take her life and the lives of her children.
Coffin at St. Louis City Hall Stands in for Army Vet Killed in No-Knock Raid
Don Clark Sr.’s family is still waiting for the city to make them whole
Dack Daugherty Charged with Trying to Steal 106 Acres of Land
The Affton resident is also one of a half-dozen family members accused of running an illegal rooming house scheme in St. Louis
Hit-and-run victim suffers multiple broken bones
ST. LOUIS (First Alert 4) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a woman was struck by a hit-and-run driver after getting out of her car on I-270 early Friday morning. Sarah Jo suffered at least 11 broken bones and is being treated at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
City of St. Louis, EMTs who stopped ambulance hit by thrown rock sued for wrongful death
ST. LOUIS (First Alert 4) - A delayed response by St. Louis Fire Department’s EMS Bureau when a rock was thrown at an ambulance, denting it, is at the center of a wrongful-death lawsuit filed this week against the city and the operators of the emergency vehicle assigned to the call.
Jury seated in murder trial of St. Louis man accused in stabbing death of Peoria doctor
PEORIA, Ill. – A jury has been seated in the murder trial of Robert Ely. 25 News reports it took three hours on Tuesday to seat the five men and seven women who will serve on the jury. Ely, 57, is accused in the January 2021 murder of Dr....