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Metro East officer killed on McKinley Bridge by driver fleeing police

VENICE, Ill. ( – A Metro East officer was killed after getting hit by the fleeing driver of a police chase on the McKinley Bridge. The Brooklyn, Illinois officer had put spike stripes on the bridge around 3 a.m. Wednesday to stop a red Dodge Charger that was being pursued by Brooklyn police. The car then hit the officer who was later identified as Patrolman Brian Pierce. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, Illinois State police told News 4. The Dodge Charger was later found abandoned in St. Louis.
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Fox C-6 employee working at Sherwood summer camp tests positive for COVID

Students who have been attending summer camp at Sherwood Elementary School in Arnold may have been exposed to COVID-19. Fox C-6 School District Superintendent Paul Fregeau said a staff member at a kindergarten summer camp tested positive for the virus, and 13 students at the camp may have been exposed to the virus.
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5 Most Dangerous Areas in St. Louis

St. Louis is the second-largest city in Missouri, and the second-largest city in the United States. It is located on the western bank of the Missouri River, at the junction of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The city proper had an estimated population of around 300,000 people in 2019, while the bi-state metropolitan area, which extends into Illinois, had an estimated population of over 2.8 million people, making it Missouri's largest metropolitan area, Illinois' second-largest, the Great Lakes Megalopolis' seventh-largest, and the United States' 20th-largest.

Illinois police officer killed by suspect in police chase

ST. LOUIS (WTVO) — An Illinois officer was killed in the line of duty during a police chase Wednesday morning. According to investigators, Officer Brian Pierce, Jr., of the Brooklyn Police Department, had just deployed stop sticks on the McKinley Bridge when the suspect’s vehicle struck and killed him. Later,...
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COVID deaths on the rise in St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS – Medical officials in St . Louis are sounding the alarm about the rising numbers of COVID patients in area hospitals. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force today is reporting 10 COVID patients in area hospitals have died in one day as the Delta variant of the coronavirus rages through the region.