July Fourth Tragedy: Two Dead and Several Injured at St. Louis County Fireworks Gatherings

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Tragedy struck during neighborhood Fourth of July celebrations in north St. Louis County as two men were fatally shot at separate events in Spanish Lake and Glasgow Village, amid large gatherings for fireworks displays. These incidents underscore a disturbing interruption of festive activities by gun violence that also left several others injured. In Spanish Lake, a neighborhood typically known for peace, the evening took a violent turn. Witnesses recounted that …

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Tragedy Strikes in St. Louis County: Teen Killed, 3 Others Injured in Apartment Complex Shooting

St. Louis County, Missouri – Authorities are currently on the lookout for a shooter responsible for the death of a 15-year-old boy and the injury of three other teenagers. The tragic incident took place on Sunday night outside an apartment complex in north St. Louis County. The shooting marks a devastating event that has left the community in shock and mourning. The victim, a 15-year-old boy, lost his life in the violent attack, while three …

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St. Louis Teen Progresses in Recovery After Brutal Attack, Breathing on Own and in Stable Condition

St. Louis, Missouri – A St. Louis teenager who was viciously assaulted in a viral video has shown signs of improvement, now breathing on her own and in stable condition as of Friday. The 16-year-old, identified as Kaylee, sustained a fractured skull from a brutal attack on March 8 outside Hazelwood East High School in Spanish Lake, just outside St. Louis, where her head was repeatedly slammed onto the pavement. This led to life-threatening brain …

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Family of St. Louis Teen Attacked in Viral Video Gives Update on Her Condition

St. Louis, Missouri – The family of Kaylee Gain, a 16-year-old teen viciously assaulted in a viral video, recently provided an update on her condition, revealing the long and uncertain road to recovery ahead. The brutal attack, captured on video, showed Gain being repeatedly slammed onto the pavement near Hazelwood East High School in Spanish Lake, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. According to family attorney Bryan Kaemmerer, Gain sustained a fractured skull during the …

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Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Indian Doctoral Student in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri – A drug dealer in St. Louis has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the tragic death of a doctoral student from India who was attending Washington University. The suspect, Glenn Bailey, 46, is currently in custody without bond in connection with the incident that took place on February 27 in the Academy neighborhood of the city. The victim, identified as Amarnath Ghosh by his friend, Bollywood actress …

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15-Year-Old Girl Arrested After Brutal Beating Caught on Video Near St. Louis High School

St. Louis, Missouri – A 15-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with a violent assault on another teenage girl, as confirmed by the St. Louis County Police Department on Sunday. The unnamed juvenile is facing assault charges and is currently held in the St. Louis Family Court. The incident, which was captured on video and circulated on social media over the weekend, shows a disturbing altercation near Hazelwood East High School in Hazelwood, Missouri. …

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former St. Louis principal pleads guilty to murder-for-hire plot in pregnant teacher’s death

St. Louis, Missouri – A former middle school principal in St. Louis has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and murder-for-hire in connection with the tragic death of teacher Jocelyn Peters. Cornelius M. Green, once the principal at Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School, admitted to orchestrating the murder of Peters, who was pregnant with his child at the time. Federal prosecutors revealed that Green paid a man named Phillip …

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Tragic Fire Claims Lives of Mother and Four Children in St. Louis County

Ferguson, Missouri – A tragic fire early Monday morning claimed the lives of Bernadine “Birdie” Pruessner, 39, and her four children in their home on North Clay Avenue. The St. Louis County Police Department announced that Pruessner intentionally set a mattress on fire and left a note expressing her intention to end her and her children’s lives. Jared Spader, the father of two of the children, released a heartfelt statement emphasizing the beautiful souls of …

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St. Louis Jail Commissioner Under Fire After 7 Inmate Deaths, Staff Attacks During 26-Month Reign

ST. LOUIS – The tenure of St. Louis’ jail commissioner, Jennifer Clemons-Abdullah, has sparked controversy as the city grapples with a series of inmate deaths, staff assaults, and outdated policies. Calls for change have come from multiple quarters, with U.S. Rep. Cori Bush pressing Clemons-Abdullah for information on inmate and staff treatment, as well as the use of pepper spray at the city’s jail. Critics, including political allies like Mayor Tishaura Jones and Board of …

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Person Shot and Killed in Downtown St. Louis, Victim Taken to Children’s Hospital by Private Vehicle

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – A person was fatally shot in downtown St. Louis at approximately 6:10 a.m. on Wednesday, according to an incident report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. The shooting took place on the 1500 block of Lucas Avenue. The victim, a male, was transported to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital by a private vehicle, though no information regarding the victim’s age was provided by the police. Video footage from the crime scene …

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