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UPDATE: The mother of a a five-year-old boy found wandering late last night at I-55 and Loughborough has been located but questions remain as to whether the child named Noah is physically back with his family.

KTRS' Michael Golde reported from a police substation in Holly Hills that police say is the boy, who identified himself only as Noah, is in protective custody. The boy's mother was located sometime after 5:00a.m. Friday but police would not say how they found her.

St. Louis Police spent Thursday night and Friday morning looking for Noah's parents after he walked into the Schnucks at Loughborough and I-55 just after 11:00 Thursday night.  Authorities say the rain soaked child told officers his name was Noah, he didn't know his last name nor his address. He said the dog with him was named   King and they were both hungry.  The child and his dog were fed by the store manager. A  security guard called police.

Some reports indicate the boy lives nearby and has wandered off before.     

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We now know the identity of a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Granite City Wednesday night.

Clayton Veninga was sitting on the porch of his home when a group of people started shooting. Witnesses say the teen started running for help when he collapsed--he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police are not certain if Veninga was the intended target and are asking for anyone who has information to call the CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say they've arrested nine people, including builders, police officers and municipality officials, for colluding to illegally construct a residential building in India's financial capital that collapsed, killing 74 people.

 

Police commissioner K.P. Raghuvanshi says two builders were arrested for allegedly paying bribes to police and municipality officials to construct the eight-story building in the Mumbai suburb of Thane without any official sanction.

 

The building came crashing down on Thursday in the country's worst house collapse in recent decades.

 

Raghuvanshi said Sunday that police will formally charge the nine with culpable homicide and causing death by negligence at the end of an investigation into the accident.

 

If convicted, they can be sentenced to up to life in prison.

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 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has passed a bill that would allow school districts to hire police resource officers.

 

Sponsoring Republican Rep. Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs, says the measure is part of efforts to keep schools safer after the Connecticut elementary school shooting that killed 20 children.

 

She says that school resource officers are considered county or municipal employees but her bill would allow school districts to hire them directly.

 

The bill would also strengthen the state's mandatory child abuse reporting laws by preventing supervisors from impeding a report.

 

The House voted 129-20 to the send the measure to the Senate Wednesday.

 

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The man accused of spiking the soup at the Lafayette Center Dierberg's has been arrested.

 

Police say that John Schwendemann is the person who threw something into a soup crock. Fox 2 reports that Schwendemann voluntarily came to police last (Tuesday) night with his attorney. He says he was in the store on the day of the incident, but said he did not put anything in the soup. Schwendemann faces misdemeanor charges. 

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police in St. Louis are searching for five men after a woman was killed during a robbery.

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The crime happened Monday night. Police say 39-year-old Glenda Jackson and two others were robbed at gunpoint by five assailants. One of the suspects shot Jackson in the chest as she tried to take back the stolen property.

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The suspects ran from the scene. Jackson was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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UPDATE: The identity of a woman shot and killed overnight in Jennings has been released.

Police say 32-year-old Antoinetta Davis was found dead from a gunshot wound. A suspect is in custody after six children inside the home ran to police for help just before 2:00am Monday.

According to police, officers responded to a home in the 7000 block of Florence Pl. around 1:55 a.m. after the victim’s children reported their mother had been injured.

Police said when they arrived, officers found Davis dead from a gunshot wound.

Authorities said the six children, all preteens, were inside the home when the shooting happened.

A 40-year-old suspect, an ex-boyfriend of the victim and father of some of the children, turned himself into Justice Services in Clayton around 5 a.m.

It is unknown if the children witnessed the murder, but police say some of them found the body.

Authorities said more information would be released as the investigation continues.

 

 
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis police chief says a sergeant's recent political lobbying work for a pro-marijuana group is "not what is expected of our officers."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that Sgt. Gary Wiegert is a lobbyist for Show-Me Cannabis, which wants Missouri to allow the regulated sale of marijuana. Wiegert also lobbies for the St. Louis Tea Party.

Police Chief Sam Dotson released a statement saying Wiegert is not representing the department and Wiegert's comments "are his own and not what is expected of our officers."

Wiegert is a former president of the St. Louis Police Officers Association. Messages left for Wiegert weren't immediately returned.
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Police need help to find an 8-year-old boy who was taken by his grandmother over two months ago.

Samual Andres of O'Fallon, Missouri was taken by his grandmother Donna Andres the day after Christmas. Donna has refused to return the child to his mother and police have been unable to find her.

Anyone who believes they have seen either Samual or Donna Andres is asked to call the police.
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A former St. Louis County police officer allegedly stole over a thousand dollars from the department by filing fraudulent overtime.

Michael Wood was charged Wednesday for felony stealing. Wood, a 10-year-veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department, was serving as an officer in the North County Precinct when he resigned in November.
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