A Tony Award-winning Broadway producer will join the St. Louis Walk of Fame next month.
Native St. Louisan Rocco Landesman will receive a star on the Walk of Fame at the University City Loop on June 11th.
Landesman just finished a term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man described by authorities as a serial bank robber has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Timothy Shaw robbed admitted robbing five St. Louis banks between September 2010 and March 2011. He used a BB gun in the crimes and got away with a total of about $15,000.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/115ljOG ) reports that Shaw was suspected of robbing more than 20 banks. He pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree robbery and four counts of armed criminal action in February, and was sentenced Friday.
A family already grieving over the loss of a loved one is now grieving after his personal belongings were taken from a south city funeral home.
Leslie Granadillo had died May 21st after a five year battle with prostate cancer.
When his family went to retrieve the items from Kutis Funeral Home on Gravois, they learned that the mementos had mistakenly been given to someone else.
St. Louis police are investigating, but Granadillo's sister-in-law, Christy Roberts says the family isn't interested in filing charges. They just want the mementos back for Granadillo's two young sons.
"It means nothing to you and has no monetary value," Roberts said. "Just bring it back. Bring it here. Bring it, you know, to someplace public so we can get it back, because we just want it for them."
The missing items include a memory book, a lock of hair, medallions that said loving father, loving husband and a cross. Granadillo's family is asking everyone in the area to check dumpsters and trash cans for the items as well.
Four people are nursing bumps and bruises after the second story deck they were sitting on collapsed during a Memorial Day gathering.
It happened about 1:30 Monday afternoon at a condominium on Sandlewood Creek Court in Wildwood. Officials say there were problems with the strength of the balcony.
Metro West Fire responded to the incident. Fire Captain Jeff Haefer says his Fire Marshall and others are working with various property owners to prevent future accidents. "There is a collaborative effort between our fire bureau and the property owners," Haefer said. It's "to determine safety issues and point out those things to prevent this from happening again."
Chief Haefer says its fortunate that no one was seriously injured in the incident Monday.
Charges are filed against the former police officer who shot a man during an argument last night.
James Little faces several charges including 1st degree murder for shooting and killing Will Dupree. St. Louis Police say Little was dropping his child off at the home of the child's mother. That is when Little and Dupree started arguing. The incident escalated and Little allegedly shot Dupree several times.
Dupree was pronounced dead that scene. Little once served as a police officer, but left the force in 2007.
A scary Memorial Day for one elderly north St. Louis resident.
Around 10 this morning, a car crashed through the front wall of a 72-year-old woman's home. Two passengers in the car were injured, but the homeowner was uninjured. KSDK reports that rescue crews noticed the smell of natural gas and Laclede Gas employees shut off the home's supply.
The home has been deemed uninhabitable by city officials and the woman will have to stay with her daughter while repairs are performed. No word on why the car lost control and hit the house.
One week after Bobbie Billups disappeared into the Mississippi River, the St. Louis Fire Department found his body.
Billups was fishing under the Merchants Bridge in downtown when he went to get something out of his car. While he was inside the car, it rolled in the river. Witnesses say Billups got out of the car, but he could not swim to the shore and bystanders could not rescue him.
Billups was 54 years old.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Prominent hotel developer and Missouri philanthropist John Q. Hammons has died. He was 94.
His company says Hammons passed away Sunday at the Springfield nursing home where he'd lived after stepping away from the company he led well into his 80s.
After his first business went bust in the 1940s, Hammons built subdivisions in southwest Missouri before purchasing 10 Holiday Inn franchises with a partner in 1958.
He went on to build 200 hotels nationwide, avoiding big cities in favor of college towns and state capitals. His expansive real estate portfolio included golf courses and convention centers.
Hammons also donated millions to hospitals, colleges and public television. His name graces so many buildings and streets in Springfield that comedian Bob Hope once joked the city should be named "Hammonsville."
On this Memorial Day, we are reminded that St. Louis County is running out of room for grave sites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Officials say the nation's fifth largest cemetery will run out of space for veterans and their spouses by 2025. St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has expressed support for handing over Sylvan Springs Park to the federal government as part of an expansion. The addition would add about 70 acres to the existing cemetery.