A restaurant cook was attacked and robbed overnight in Shiloh, IL. Authorities say a suspect is in custody.
According to police, the worker was finishing his shift at the 54th Street Grill in the Green Mount Crossing Shopping Center off I-64. Shiloh police rushed to the scene just after 1:00 a.m. Monday after the employee reported being grabbed from behind and robbed while he was waiting for a ride outside the restaurant.
The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Shiloh police and Illinois State Police set up a perimeter and used search dogs to track down the suspect.
The suspect was captured by police and taken into custody. Charges could be filed later Monday. The employee suffered a minor injury and was treated and released by EMS workers.
A 34-year-old man faces several charges after prosecutors say he tried to rape a Bridgeton woman before violently attacking her with a hammer.
Police say on April 21 Daniel Lee broke into the woman's home to steal coins. Lee found the home owner then allegedly tried to rape her and started to viciously beat her with the hammer. During the arrest, police say Lee also tried to grab an officer's gun.
A St. Louis Community College student is waiting anxiously for her accused attacker to be charged.
19-year-old Blythe Grupe was in class in the Communications North building last Thursday when she says a man she didn't know followed her into the women's bathroom on the Meramec campus in Kirkwood and began choking her.
She tells Fox 2 news she screamed--an instructor rushed to her rescue, restraining the man until police arrived. Chief Banta says they arrested the 18-year-old male student, but had to let him go until warrants are issued...
"Typically, when we arrest somebody, even for felonies, they can't be held for more than 24-hours."
Grupe says she wasn't seriously hurt, but she says she won't rest easy until her attacker is prosecuted.
The suspect has been banned from campus and the case turned over to the St. Louis County prosecutor.
It's day two in the trial of a 20-year-old man accused of killing an elderly Vietnamese man in the so-called "knockout game."
Prosecutors say Elex Murphy was one of four teenagers who randomly attacked 72-year-old Hoang Nguyen in April of 2011.
According to police, Nguyen was walking home from a grocery store with his wife in broad daylight near Spring and Chippewa, when then 18-year-old Murphy and the group of teens attacked the couple. Police say Murphy punched Nguyen in the head and then punched his wife in the eye. Nguyen later died at St. Louis University Hospital.
In the "knockout game" people are chosen at random and beaten, with the attacks often captured on cell phone video.
Murphy wept silently in court yesterday as Nguyen's widow described the deadly attack.
NEW LONDON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in the northeast Missouri town of New London are searching for the man who shot a child with a blow gun.
The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that the incident happened Monday. The boy, who is about 10, had a tetanus shot and is OK.
Police Chief Brad Sanders says two boys were walking along a street when a pickup truck approached. Someone inside the truck fired a dart, about 3-4 inches long, and it struck one of the boys in the arm.
The weather was cold and Sanders says the boy's heavy coat prevented more serious injury.
The boys ran to Casey's General Store where store manager Arlene Hudson tended to the injury until emergency crews arrived.
Edward Townsend will spend one year in prison after admitting to his role in the May 2012 attack in the Central West End. Neighborhood residents sent nearly two dozen letters to the judge saying Townsend deserved the maximum penalty and the judge agreed.
It seems that the officially verified Twitter account of the Burger King has become the victim of a prank, since the account just announced they were sold to McDonald's and all their employees are on drugs.
Here's the initial series of tweets, preserved for posterity since typically these things get cleaned up pretty fast.
As of 12:30 p.m. ET, the account is still under the control of ... someone, possibly related to to empty account @DFNCTSC. Will we ever find out what those letters mean? Keep following @BurgerKing—not to be confused with the real @McDonalds—though why you're following any fast food chain on Twitter escapes us.
Police say Joshua Jewell forced his way into a Highland apartment on Sunday. Once in side Jewell allegedly attacked the two sisters living there. During the attack on sister said she thought the man was going to kill her sibling. She grabbed her gun and fired two shots, with the second one hitting Jewell in the back.
Jewell continues to recover at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.