PINE LAWN, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police officer is recovering after injuring his arm while struggling with a suspect.
The officer was one of two Pine Lawn officers who stopped a car at 1:20 a.m. Monday. After two men in the car were told to get out, the driver and an fought over a weapon. That officer hurt his arm in the struggle, but he and his colleague were able to gain control of the weapon.
Charges are expected against the two men.
Services will be held today for three teens killed in a car accident in Wildwood last week. 18-year-old Christopher Lenzen and sisters Kathleen and Lauren Oliver died when the car Lenzen was driving veered off the road and struck a house on Homestead Manor Drive. Lenzen was a Marquette graduate ready to study business at Mizzou. 18-year-old Lauren Oliver was a recent graduate of Eureka High School. Her younger sister Kathleen was a senior at Eureka High. Visitation for the Oliver sisters will be held at Windsor Crossing Community Church in Chesterfield from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Funeral services begin at 1 p.m. Lenzen's visitation is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin. His funeral will be held Tuesday.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius has been indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
A Pretoria court on Monday set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, who says he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she was an intruder in his home. Prosecutors say he killed her after an argument. The prosecution submitted a list of more than 100 witnesses.
Pistorius was in court for the indictment, and was seen crying and holding hands with his siblings before proceedings started.
He faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon will face tougher restrictions under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.
The law beefs up background checks and requires firearm thefts or losses to be reported within 72 hours.
Quinn signed the bill Sunday at a South Side Chicago park where police officer was fatally shot in 2010. The Chicago Democrat says the restrictions are common sense and will help crack down on crime.
Democrats State Sen. Kwame Raoul and state Rep. Mike Zalewski sponsored the bill. It's also supported by Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy.
The requirement to report thefts goes into effect immediately. The background check changes start next year.