Police in O'Fallon, Missouri are investigating after a woman was found dead inside a home Tuesday evening. Police say they were called shortly after 5:00 yesterday to check on the well being of a resident on Downing drive. When police arrived, they found the 55 year old woman dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The death remains under investigation, but police do not believe it was a random act.
St. Louis County Police are investigating another robbery of a pizza delivery driver. This one happened around 10:30 last night in unincorporated North St. Louis County. Police say the victim was returning to his car after a delivery when a black male suspect approached him and asked for a cigarette and money.
Police say the suspect was armed with a gun. After receiving a small amount of cash and a cigarette, the suspect ran from the scene.
The suspect is described as black male, 6'0 - 6'2 wearing all black.
Anyone with information can call police or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
Another St. Louis suburb has passed a law making it illegal to discriminate against renters and home buyers on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Webster Groves City Council approved an amendment to the city's Fair Housing Code in a unanimous vote last night. St. Louis County passed a similar law in November, and several other communities in the county have passed anti-discrimination measures.
Home prices are on the rise in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that prices were 3.2 percent higher in December compared with a year earlier. That's according to new data from CoreLogic.
Still, the housing price recovery in metropolitan St. Louis is lagging behind the nation. Prices across the country rose 8.3 percent for 2012, while St. Louis home prices - excluding distressed properties - rose 3.1 percent for the year. The rate of foreclosures is lower in St. Louis than in the nation overall.