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A third woman has come forward with accusations that a St. Louis County nurse's aide sexually assaulted her.

Patients at two separate nursing homes had already accused Walter Martinez of fondling them while he was bathing them. The first two alleged victims were residents at Chesterfield facilities. The third victim says Martinez raped her while she was at a nursing home in St. Louis County.

Martinez confessed to abusing two of the women to Odyssey Hospice, his then-employer. Police say he was a licensed social worker when the alleged abuse happened.

Martinez has been charged with two counts of deviate sexual assault, one count of forcible rape and another count of forcible sodomy.

The St. Louis County Police Department is asking anyone who needs to report an offense against Martinez to call them at 314-889-2341 or to call their local police department.

 

 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 17:18
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A threatening tweet is the reason behind a lockdown at a community college campus Wednesday.

Around 2:15 PM, school officials sent an email to students at the St. Louis Community College’s Meramec campus that said a student made a threat on twitter. The message expressed frustration over the financial aid process. The student turned herself in to the Kirkwood police.

Charges are pending against the student. The financial aid office reopened, but with an increased police presence.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 17:14
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Ferguson Police have arrested a 17-year-old high school student for bringing a gun to school.

Police say the boy was found with the loaded gun in his backpack at McCluer South High School. Another student alerted school officials to the weapon. School officials also say the student was suspended and could face expulsion.

It appears the gun was stolen.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 17:12
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   All lanes of Interstate 70 have reopened after a water main break near Jennings Station Road caused a large sink hole to form Wednesday afternoon.  

   Traffic on westbound I-70 was down to one lane through rush hour and much of the evening.  

   Missouri American Water crews worked well into the night to fill the hole, re-pave the road and reroute water to local customers.  

   Water Company Spokesperson Ann Dettmer says the 12 inch line broke because it was old and overused.  Dettmer says as the ground dries up, it doesn't provide as much support.  

   Engineers will consider whether to replace the main or reroute water service around it permanently.

 

Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:29
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DEXTER, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man infected with the virus that causes AIDS faces a criminal charge of reckless exposure for knowingly having unprotected sex with another man who also became infected.

KFVS-TV reports that Stoddard County's prosecutor issued a public health warning after 36-year-old David Lee Mangum of Dexter said he potentially exposed more than 300 sexual partners, including 50 to 60 in Stoddard.

The charge comes after Mangum's former live-in partner tested positive for HIV in July at the county health department. The victim said he first met Mangum in October 2012 through a Craigslist ad. He says Mangum assured him that he no communicable diseases.

A probable cause statement says Mangum acknowledged testing positive for HIV a decade ago.

 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 15:23
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri state treasurer hopes some online assistance will help his office track down the rightful owners or family heirs of more than 120 abandoned military medals.

Treasurer Clint Zweifel came to St. Louis Wednesday morning to promote a new state law that allows him to publicly share the names, last known addresses and other identifying information of possible medal owners.

The unclaimed property includes three Purple Heart medals, one of the highest military honors.

Details about the unclaimed medals can be found at the state treasurer's website.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:30
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Police have a man in custody connected to the murder of a woman and her unborn baby.

Hazelwood officers found Denitra Jones dead in her apartment on Monday morning. Investigators say Jones had recently discovered she was pregnant. The coroner ruled Jones' death a homicide. After an investigation, officers presented their case against Michael Collins. Prosecutors issued charges against him including two counts of murder in the first degree.

Collins is held on a half-million dollar bond.

 
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:25
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Another member of the St. Louis County Police Board is stepping down.

On the heels of the resignations of board chairman Gregory Sansone and vice chairman Floyd Warmann, Ray Wagner says he will leave the police board by late September.

Ray Wagner's departure leaves just two members on the five member board. The board has been embroiled in an investigation looking into any improprieties surrounding the awarding of construction contracts for the new St. Louis County crime lab. Meanwhile, the St. Louis County Council postponed approving two of County Executive Charlie Dooley's police board nominees.

The Council met Tuesday night and instead of moving forward with confirmations decided to put that on hold and introduce legislation requiring police board members to undergo background checks. The meeting was then adjourned without taking any further action.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:22
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Three St. Louis residents are in custody for alleged election offenses.

The prosecutor says Jerrell Sherod, Rachelle Olive, and Andrew Schafer committed potential voting fraud. The allegations stem from a possible improper request for absentee ballots. Schafer faces the most severe charges, multiple election offenses and two counts of forgery.

Police started to investigate after they were contacted by the St. Louis County Board of Elections.

 

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As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, the Missouri History Museum is highlighting the struggle for equality here in St. Louis. From this evening through Friday, the Museum is highlighting the 1963 protests at the Jefferson Bank, one of the most important chapters in St. Louis civil rights history. Tonight's programs examine banking practices in St. Louis, then and now. There will also be an assembly discussing issues surrounding the Trayvon Martin case. Thursday afternoon there is Civil Disobedience Training and Friday night is a look back at the Jefferson Bank protests. All the programs are free. For more information call: 314-533-2635.

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