Carjacking Suspect Hit by St. Louis County Police Vehicle After Chase

3 hours 25 minutes ago

A carjacking suspect is in the hospital after he was hit by a St. Louis County unmarked police vehicle at the end of a high-speed chase, police say.

The incident began about noon in the 500 block of Clara Avenue in the city. A 25-year-old told city police officers he was walking to his home when three people approached and asked to use his phone.…
Doyle Murphy

St. Louis Police Capt. Perri Johnson Charged in Double Dipping Case

4 hours 39 minutes ago

A popular St. Louis police supervisor repeatedly skipped out on his duties to work a side job in private security, authorities say.

Captain Perri Johnson was charged Tuesday with one felony count and three misdemeanor counts of stealing.

Johnson, who has been with the department for more than 27 years, had commanded the Sixth District at the northern tip of the city, but a source previously told the RFT he'd been pulled from that duty as questions about double-dipping surfaced.

A department spokesman confirmed that Johnson is still on the force but declined to provide any details about his current status.…
Doyle Murphy

A Friendly Reminder That St. Louis' Streets Will Eat Your Vehicle If You're Not Careful

6 hours ago

St. Louis, which admittedly ranks high on a lot of lists, is not particularly known for having well-maintained roads and thoroughfares.

That's a part of city living that local residents (and their cars' suspensions) have grown accustomed to dealing with. Many of us have little mental road maps in our heads to remind us of the exact locations of the various potholes and other obstacles we frequently encounter as we drive about town.

But sometimes, the streets of St. Louis throw a curveball.

Such was the case early this morning, when an entire truck was swallowed up by a massive hole in Lindell Boulevard at Union Drive.…
Daniel Hill

Social Distancing & St. Louis Car Dealerships

7 hours 17 minutes ago

How do you get your vehicle fixed up when you are maintaining strict social distancing due to the COVID-19 situation? As a top St. Louis Jeep dealer, South County Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has got the answers and simple solutions to keep you on the move while respecting the health and safety of you and your family.

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Employees at Hotshots in Maryland Heights Test Positive for COVID-19

1 day 4 hours ago

A St. Louis-area sports bar and grill has closed this week after some of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The Hotshots location on Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights has temporarily closed its doors after multiple members of its staff have test positive for coronavirus.

The company announced in a statement that they had learned "very recently" about the diagnoses, and they promptly made the decision to temporarily close the bar.

“The safety of our team members and customers is always our top priority, so we have made the decision to close our doors for dine-in and curbside services for the time being as we address the situation with local officials and take necessary next steps,” reads the statement in part.…
Daniel Hill

The Arch's Tram Ride Reopening Has Been Postponed Due to Coronavirus

1 day 6 hours ago

Those itching to take a look at St. Louis from atop the city's most well-known landmark are going to have to keep waiting.

A statement released today by Gateway Arch National Park says that "Phase II" of its reopening plan, which includes rides to the top of the Arch, is postponed due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in Missouri.

Phase II, which also would have seen a resumption in the park's documentary movies series and outdoor National Park Service programming, was slated to begin on July 8, but officials now say none of that's happening "until further notice."

"The health and safety of our visitors and employees is our highest priority as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and followed a phased approach to reopen," Pam Sanfilippo, Chief of Museum Services and Interpretation, Gateway Arch National Park, says in the statement.…
Daniel Hill

LeptoConnect Reviews - A Natural Appetite Controlling Formula

1 day 7 hours ago

LeptoConnect
is a breakthrough supplement that puts an end to weight loss struggles by combating its root cause: leptin resistance.

This supplement enables the body to speed up its metabolism and improves responses to appetite regulating hormones in the blood. By performing these two main functions, LeptoConnect helps its users to achieve their weight loss targets and live a healthier and a more active lifestyle, without having any side-effects on the body.

This review on LeptoConnect sheds light on the 100 percent natural ingredients that go into its formula, how they work towards improving metabolic processes and the background benefits that each of them have on the overall health of their users.

What is LeptoConnect and how does it work?

The main target of LeptoConnect is to free the body from a condition known as Leptin Resistance.

Get Slim Summer Body with LeptoConnect - Natural Weight Loss

Leptin Resistance results from exposure to stressors like pollution, workload and other routine difficulties such as those associated with managing a household and/or parenting.…
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Sharon Harter Lost Her Dream Job And Discovered a Better Way

1 day 14 hours ago

Toward the beginning of this year, Sharon Harter felt like she was in her groove. She was settled in to her job as pastry chef for Polite Society (1923 Park Avenue, 314-325-2553) and the Bellwether (1419 Carroll Street, 314-380-3086) following a challenging gig working for a corporate chef company.…
Cheryl Baehr

Hartmann: Sam Page Is All Talk on Race

1 day 16 hours ago
With friends like St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, the Black community in the county doesn’t need enemies. That was hinted from the moment on April 29, 2019, that Page steamrolled any consideration of selecting then-Councilwoman Hazel Erby as acting county executive after she expressed interest in the post.…
Ray Hartmann

Missouri Senator Tells JeffCo to Avoid St. Louis, Really Sticking It to Us

2 days 6 hours ago

A state senator from Imperial has issued a "travel advisory", urging his Jefferson County constituents to stay out of St. Louis. And, well, are we supposed to be angry about this?

In an Independence Day Facebook post, Republican Sen. Paul Wieland runs through a list of dangers, but he is apparently pretty pissed about protests and a new mandate to wear masks.

"In addition to crime, leaders of both St Louis City and County have mandated that everyone must wear mask as they have apparently lost control of the corona virus outbreak," Wieland writes.…
Doyle Murphy

Off-Duty St. Louis Sheriff's Deputy Kills Carjacking Suspect Who Hit Victim With Truck, Cops Say

2 days 10 hours ago

A man who carjacked a 67-year-old grandfather and his ten-year-old grandson — and then hit the grandfather with his own truck — was shot dead by an off-duty City of St. Louis Sheriff's deputy, authorities say.

The chaotic series of events began about 6:35 a.m. today at a McDonald's in the 11100 block of Bellfontaine Road in Spanish Lake.

The grandfather and grandson were in the parking lot of the restaurant when the man threatened with them with a weapon — St. Louis County Police Officer Tracy Panus told reporters she wasn't sure what kind yet — and stole their black pickup truck, authorities say.

At a news conference, Panus said the carjacking suspect drove off but then spotted the victims and made a U-turn, cutting across southbound lanes onto the sidewalk where he hit 67-year-old.…
Doyle Murphy
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