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Woman who led police on chase at US Capitol is dead

Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:24 Published in National News

WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia's police chief says the suspect who led police on a chase from the White House to the Capitol is dead.

 

   Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters Thursday evening that shots were fired in two locations. Near the Capitol, police killed the woman driving the black Infiniti with a young child inside. She said the child, who is about a year old, is in good condition and in protective custody.

 

   U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the incident is believed to be an isolated act unrelated to terrorism.

 

   Tourists watched the shooting unfold on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol as lawmakers inside debated how to end a government shutdown. Police quickly locked down the entire complex temporarily, and both houses of Congress went into recess.

 

Elderly north county man still missing

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:45 Published in Local News

An elderly man from north St. Louis county who has Alzheimer's is still missing.

82-year-old R.V. Mandrell wandered away from his home in the 1700 block of New Jamestown around 7:30 Tuesday morning. Mandrell is described as a white man about five-and-a-half feet tall, weighing 155 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts when he went missing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Louis County Police.

Suspect arrested for burning 'Zeus' the dog to death

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:44 Published in Local News

Charges are filed against a man accused of lighting a dog on fire.

A north St. Louis resident came home in late August to find that his dog, a pit bull named Zeus, was missing. The owner's neighbor called police to say he found Zeus badly burned in the back yard. The Humane Society took Zeus and was forced to put the dog down due to the severity of the burning.

Prosecutors say Wesley Reid attacked the dog. Investigators examined Reid's phone and discovered he was in the area at the time of the attack and he sent text messages indicating he planned on burning the dog.

Reid faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

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