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St. Louis sues to block Missouri's new gun law

The city of St. Louis and St. Louis County on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a law signed by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) earlier this month that fines law enforcement agencies that are found to be enforcing federal gun laws. As The Associated Press reports, the lawsuit...
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Saint Louis, MOKMOV

Identity of St. Louis' 85th homicide victim of 2021 released

SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - A man was found fatally shot on the ground in South City Sunday evening. The man was found near the intersection of Ellenwood and Gravois around 6:45 p.m. He was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Monday morning, police identified the man as 41-year-old Brian Gardner Jr.
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Illinois StateJacksonville Journal Courier

Jersey floats idea of leaving Illinois, becoming part of Missouri

JERSEYVILLE — A Jersey County board member is asking the county to consider becoming part of Missouri. Eric Ivers asked the board to discuss the issue and consider putting a referendum on the ballot to ask residents if the county should “promote moving the Illinois-Missouri border to make Jersey County a county of Missouri.”
Granite City, ILadvantagenews.com

Mylar balloons cause power outage in Metro East

Approximately 1,000 Ameren Illinois customers in Granite City and Madison had to eat lunch in the dark Saturday after Mylar balloons floated into nearby power lines around 11:40 a.m. Customers called Ameren Illinois to report seeing the balloons arcing in the power lines before the power went out. A crew...
Belleville, ILTelegraph

Trial starts Tuesday in 2019 murder

EDWARDSVILLE — The trial of a Belleville man accused of shooting a St. Louis man to death in a Granite City neighborhood in November 2019 is expected to get under way on Tuesday. Willie L. Matthews Jr., 21, of Belleville, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the...
Saint Louis, MOKMOV

8-year-old girl, teen among 13 shot in St. Louis City Sunday night

NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - Thirteen people were shot in St. Louis Sunday night, including an 8-year-old girl who shot herself in the thumb, police said. The first shooting happened just before 5 p.m. when a 37-year-old man was driving his car with two children, a 5-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, inside on eastbound Interstate 64 near the Vandeventer exit. As he was getting off the highway, a black Jeep starting shooting at them. Police said the man was shot in the arm and he drove to a local hospital for help. No one else was injured.
Columbia, ILrepublictimes.net

Fire call at Garden Place in Columbia

The Columbia and Dupo fire departments responded about 7:45 p.m. Monday to a fire call at Garden Place Senior Living, 480 DD Road in Columbia. A furnace motor apparently caught fire, but there were no flames upon firefighter arrival. All residents of Garden Place were evacuated as firefighters ventilated smoke...
Saint Louis, MOlawofficer.com

Mark McCloskey shows off new gun, following plea deal

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Mark McCloskey, who recently surrendered his rifle to authorities as part of a plea deal with St. Louis Prosecutors, recently bought a new one—and seems quite proud of it. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, two St. Louis attorneys, defended their property last summer by drawing firearms on a threatening mob of BLM protesters.
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McCloskeys get new guns after firearms confiscation

The St. Louis couple who brandished weapons while staring down Black Lives Matter demonstrators have gotten new weapons to replace their confiscated firearms. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who days ago pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for aiming guns at protesters in June 2020 at the height of the protests after George Floyd's death, have gotten new AR-15-style guns to replace the firearms state authorities will destroy as part of their plea bargains.
Madison County, ILTelegraph

Drug charges filed in Madison County

EDWARDSVILLE — Multiple drug charges were filed Thursday in Madison County by the State’s Attorney’s Office. • Monica L. Smith, 44, of the 200 block of S. Oak Street, Cottage Hills, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. According to court documents, on June 16 Smith was found to be in possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $15,000.
Illinois Stateriverbender.com

Illinois State Police Investigate CCL Instructor For Improper Training And Forgery

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Firearms Services Bureau (FSB) Investigative Support Unit (ISU) and the Macoupin County States Attorney Jordan Garrison charged Concealed Carry License (CCL) Instructor Terry Lumma, 60-year-old female of Shipman, IL with Forgery (Class 3 Felony) and Providing False Conceal Carry Weapon (CCW) Certification (Class A Misdemeanor).