• Local police get demonstration of new non-lethal restraining device

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A new restraint device that police can use instead of guns and tasers is being introduced all around the country. The BolaWrap 100 restraint device, engineered by Wrap Technologies Inc., is a new, non-lethal piece of police equipment that doesn’t rely on pain compliance like bullets or tasers. Instead, a Kevlar cord is shot at a target. “It wraps around the body twice and entangles your clothing to restrict movement of the arms and legs,” said Mike […]

  • ‘Ride For an Angel’ raises awareness of missing persons in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Sunday, June 10th, marks the 15th Anniversary of the day Christian Ferguson disappeared. Ferguson disappeared back on June 11th, 2003. The disabled Pine Lawn boy’s father called the police to report his SUV was stolen with Christian inside. Police later found the vehicle but there was no sign of Christian. Suspicion was cast on his father, but no arrests were ever made. This is one of many missing persons cases that was never closed. Friends and supporters of Looking […]

  • 16-year-old among 2 victims of double homicide in Berkeley

    BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) – A 16-year-old is among two people killed in a shooting in the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley. St. Louis County police on Wednesday identified the victims as 16-year-old Anthony West of Ferguson and 28-year-old Angelo Shine of north St. Louis County. Officers found the victims Tuesday afternoon while responding to a report of a shooting. Both men were taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. No arrests have been made but police […]

  • Police investigating double homicide in Berkeley

    BERKELEY, Mo. – Police are investigating a double shooting in Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Department was summoned to the 8300 block of Graybirch Drive shortly after 2 pm. Tuesday for a shooting. Upon officers’ arrival, the bodies of two male victims were discovered suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to the hospital for treatment but were later declared deceased. Police have identified the victims as Anthony West, 16, of Ferguson, and 28-year-old Angelo Shine of St. Louis. The Berkeley […]

  • Howard Schultz steps down at Starbucks, may consider run for president

    Howard Schultz is leaving his job at Starbucks — and says he may consider running for president. Starbucks announced Monday that Schultz, a former CEO and the most prominent face of the company, will step down later this month as executive chairman. In an interview with The New York Times, he acknowledged that he may consider a bid for the White House. “I want to be truthful with you without creating more speculative headlines,” he said. “For some time now, […]

  • Missouri report: Black drivers 85 percent more likely to be stopped

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Nearly four years after protests in Ferguson raised concerns about racial profiling of blacks in Missouri, a report from the state attorney general shows that African-American drivers are 85 percent more likely to be pulled over than whites — the highest level in the 18 years the state has compiled data. Attorney General Josh Hawley on Friday released his office’s annual Vehicle Stops Report. The “disparity index” comparing traffic stops among races showed a 10 percentage […]

  • Four St. Louis area kids make it to National Spelling Bee

    WASHINGTON D.C. – A Chesterfield girl who made it to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee last year is back in Washington D.C. for a shot at glory. Crestview Middle School’s Alice Liu got tripped up by the word “galanas” last year but is back in the field for this year’s spelling bee, which starts Monday morning. There is a record number of competitors in this year’s event—516 kids—with four from the St. Louis area. Joining Liu in […]

  • 8 St. Louis County police departments to obtain body cameras

    ST. LOUIS – Eight police departments in St. Louis County are joining forces to equip about 260 officers with body cameras. Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Chief Jeremy Ihler tells The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the departments were awarded a $400,000 federal grant to go toward the devices. He says the departments are working together to help smaller departments control costs and storage prices beyond the life of the grant. Brentwood, Bridgeton, Clayton, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis are among the […]

  • ‘Don’t be mad at Claire’: McCaskill courts black voters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The African-American community’s frustration with Sen. Claire McCaskill is real. The perception that the Missouri Democrat has ignored black constituents haunts the corners of her campaign receptions in Ferguson, it looms near rallies in Kansas City, and it even sneaks into sermons from the church pulpit. Across the nation, African-American voter enthusiasm will help determine whether Democrats can reclaim the House and Senate majorities from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in November’s midterm elections. A dip […]

  • Royal wedding: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are married

    And they’re married! Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle sealed their wedding vows with a kiss on the steps outside Windsor’s St. George’s Chapel on Saturday, cheered on by delighted crowds. The couple — now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — then set off on a procession through the streets of Windsor in an open carriage drawn by four Windsor Grey horses. The bridal party, including three-year-old Princess Charlotte, Harry’s niece, waved enthusiastically as the couple departed from the […]

  • The Thread – Living In The Light

    ST. LOUIS – Spring finally showed up, and we’re getting outside and up close with some folks shining their light in our community in unique and amazing ways! See how Good News Brewing is creating community in O’Fallon, Missouri. Witness how The Nehemiah Program is working to help many in Ferguson achieve the dream of having a home. We’re also suiting up with Timothy Lutheran Church as they build relationships in their neighborhood through beekeeping. Will Tim get along with the […]

  • Ferguson firefighters rescue puppy who fell down 20 foot pipe

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A close call for a puppy in Ferguson as rescue crews pulled the five-week-old pit bull from a pipe, where he was trapped 20 feet below ground. The family told rescuers they got the puppy for their boy the day before and hoped they would grow up together, but less than 24 hours after bringing him home that dream was nearly cut short. On Wednesday, Ferguson firefighters rescued “Poncho” after the puppy got wedged in a PVC […]