St. Louis

Gift Kamau was last seen on the morning of March 30 leaving her home in Madison, Illinois, on her way to class at St. Louis University.

Jones, a fierce champion of the Black Lives Matter movement, received 30.4 percent of the vote in the democratic mayoral primary but ultimately lost to Alderman Lyda Krewson.

Juan Thompson, a former reporter for The Intercept was apprehended on Friday for allegedly making bomb threats against Jewish centers.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois has lost more people than any other state during the course of the year.

St. Louis Schools plan to draw down its long-running school desegregation program. Observers say the program achieved integration, but mixed academic results.

Baker's mother Maurnice Baker told NewsOne that her son's belongings were still at the home, including his cash and identification. "He calls me at least ten times a day everyday. That's not like him at all," said Baker, a worker with St. Louis public schools.

The St. Louis police secretly settled dozens of cases. Many of those cases have not been reviewed for possible criminal charges.

Her reasoning for going off the grid? "She just wanted to get away from it all. She didn't want to be in school anymore" says a police source.

As drug abuse allegations continue to swirl around Prince’s death, those close to the legendary singer are speaking out. According to bodyguard Chris “Romeo” Gaither, the artist never had an issue with drugs. “I was Prince’s bodyguard up until the day he died,” said Gaither outside of an invite-only memorial service for the singer in Minnesota. […]

In a 40-page report released this week, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said prosecutors "determined a criminal violation against either officer could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt" in the death of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell.

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