Under the new partnership, Northland high school students will still be able to notify their school resource officer, authorities or a school administrator about potential problems or criminal activities. Students are eligible to receive up to $2,000 in reward money if their tip leads to a felony arrest.
The summer heat will soon fade, but summer vacation memories will live on in photos. Did you travel somewhere fun this summer? Share your local, national or international images and enter The Star’s 2014 Summer Travel Photo Contest. Send us your pictures taken during this summer travel season: Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day 2014. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.
Debvon Buckner, 23, was charged in a string of summer Craigslist robberies, including a July 16 attack in which a Liberty couple suffered serious gunshot wounds. The new federal charges included allegations that Buckner led others in five robberies, beginning in June, that steadily escalated in violence.
U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan signed orders setting aside the life sentence given to Bryan E. Sheppard in 1997. Gaitan ordered probation officers to prepare a new sentencing report on Sheppard and told prosecutors and Sheppard’s lawyers to write sentencing memos to be submitted to him by Sept. 26.
Officers were called to the 6900 block of Hunter Street at around 2:30 a.m. on a report of a man unconscious in the street. Police determined the man, who was in his 30s, was dead. The cause of death has not been released.
Michael Brown’s relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a “gentle soul” with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day “the world would know his name.” Thousands of mourners filled the massive Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis for the funeral.
Bottles had been lobbed by the angry crowd, but it was still about an hour before protesters would begin lighting blazes and firing guns at police officers. Tear gas had yet to waft down the streets, but a weary Capt. Ron Johnson was losing patience.