CRIME & SAFETY
High-Speed Chase Leads to Major Drug Bust on Interstate 64
On November 27, during a routine traffic patrol on Interstate 64, Trooper Hadley's attention was drawn to a white Dodge Charger speeding at 88 mph near mile-marker 9. The vehicle's occupants, identified as Demertria J. Gray, 33, and Shawnunique D. Phillips, 34, both from St. Louis, MO, were soon to face more than a speeding ticket. Trooper Hadley's sharp instincts led to the detection of a cannabis scent emanating from the vehicle, prompting a thorough search.
Man told police he fatally shot his wife outside metro-east motel, prosecutor says
The alleged admission was revealed at a detention hearing for the defendant charged in the slaying.
Tow truck driver killed in I-255 crash near Dupo, Illinois
A pedestrian was killed in a crash Wednesday morning near Dupo, Illinois, according to Illinois State Police.
Cahokia Heights police searching for 2 suspects in deadly shooting
Police in the Metro East are looking for two men they said are persons of interest. They allegedly killed a teenager in Cahokia Heights on Thanksgiving.
Investigation underway into death of 53-year-old Centralia woman
An investigation is underway into the death of a 53-year-old Centralia woman who was found dead on the front porch of a home in the 1200 block of South Cherry Street early Wednesday morning. Centralia Police say they received a 911 call from the boyfriend of the woman that she...
Man charged with throwing bricks into windows, motor oil into pool of St. Clair County home in July
O'FALLON, Ill. — Months after an O'Fallon family awoke to bricks being thrown through their windows and motor oil poured into their pool, police have arrested a man who they believe is responsible. St. Clair County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Ryan D. Martin in relation to the July 16...
Alton murder suspect arrested in Texas
Alton Police have announced the arrest of a murder suspect in the shooting death of Jarred Hayes the night of November 7th at a home on 7th Street. 42-year-old Stanford Stokes of St. Louis was arrested on Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery County, Texas, and will eventually be brought back to Madison County for trial.
Suspects open fire during failed carjacking attempt, wound victim
ST. LOUIS — Three men in a pick-up truck were held at gunpoint by two unknown suspects in a Black sedan in south St. Louis Wednesday morning. Police said the suspects demanded the pick-up truck, but the victims put the car in reverse and tried to drive away. St....
Centralia man sentenced to nearly 8 years on federal charges
EAST ST. LOUIS — A 28-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Monday in federal court in East St. Louis to nearly eight years in prison on charges in two separate criminal cases. Matthew S. “Mattie” Woods pleaded guilty to counts one, two, and three in the first indictment charging him...
Metro East police ask for help finding 72-year-old man last seen Nov. 12
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOV) -- A Metro East police department is asking for help finding a missing man. Harry (Tom) Hogue, 72, was last seen on Nov. 12 in the Belleville area. He is known to frequent the Tow Bar in St. Jacob, Olde Bridge Inn in Caseyville and convenience stores in St. Louis, according to police.
Man convicted of killing SIUE student in drive-by shooting near campus sentenced to 29 years
Madison County Associate Judge Neil Schroeder sentenced a Missouri teen to 29 years in prison for killing Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville student Moneer Damra during a drive-by shooting in Edwardsville in January 2021. Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine announced the sentencing of Jacob Godoy, now 19, of Woodson Terrace, Mo....
‘It just does not make sense’: Friends mourn metro-east rapper fatally shot on I-70 bridge
Entertainer known as Mudd Bughatti remembered for his kindness, willingness to help others.
St. Clair County coroner IDs teenager fatally shot in SUV on Thanksgiving Day
Another teen survived the shooting but was barely breathing when police arrived.
Man firing shots at a Lyft driver in August now under arrest
BEL-RIDGE, Mo. — A man accused of firing gunshots after a Lyft ride in August is now under arrest. Cailin Houston is now facing felony weapons charges. He is being held on a $300,000 cash-only bond. Court documents state that a Lyft driver picked up Houston and a woman on August 8, 2023. He pulled […]
Victim ambushed while taking out trash, multiple suspects involved
A man was robbed while taking out his trash on November 25 around 10 p.m. The 37-year-old victim was tossing out his trash when he was approached by someone asking for the time.
Fifth District rejects man's claim that his right to a speedy trial was violated
The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Zina Cruse’s order denying a convicted murder’s request for a new trial. Justice Barry Vaughan delivered the opinion on Nov. 15 with Justices Thomas Welch and John Barberis concurring. Defendant Antrell Teen, who was convicted of murder...
Cahokia Heights residents ask county, state law enforcement to patrol ‘unsafe’ streets
CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOV) - After a string of murders and shootings, former leaders and residents in a Metro East city are asking for the Illinois State Police and St. Clair County Sheriff deputies to patrol their streets. The Cahokia Heights Police Department reported several serious crimes in the last...
65-year-old shot, pronounced dead, investigation ongoing
A 65-year-old man is dead after being shot in the head. The incident occurred November 25 in the afternoon on Claxton Ave. in the Mark Twain neighborhood off Lillian Ave.
‘We’re still in shock’: After Metro East family loses everything in Black Friday fire, community steps up to help
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A Glen Carbon family is still picking up the pieces after losing everything in a house fire on Friday afternoon but had received needed help from strangers and friends alike. The fire started in the garage and quickly spread. “Just had Thanksgiving the day before...