#RizzNews: Police looking for man accused of exposing himself to woman in Fairview Heights neighborhood; Widespread Spectrum outages reported; Protesters assemble at South City shopping center, block intersections
Police looking for man accused of exposing himself to woman in Fairview Heights neighborhood
Police are looking for a man accused of exposing himself Wednesday afternoon to a woman walking in a residential neighborhood.
The woman told police she was walking near the intersection of Dunhill Drive and Willow Spring Hill Drive shortly before 5 p.m. when a man in a minivan drove slowly up beside her and called for her attention, police said.
“When the woman looked over to the man, she observed him sitting in the driver’s seat, partially unclothed, and performing a lewd act,” police said. The man drove away and was last seen heading south from the intersection.
Police released a picture of the man’s vehicle Thursday and described him as a white man who is about 40 years old with short, light brown hair.
The minivan was caught on surveillance video by an area resident’s camera. Police described the vehicle as a white, early 2000’s Dodge Caravan in poor condition. At least one of the van’s Missouri license plates appeared to have been covered up, police said.
Authorities ask anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of the man or vehicle to call the Fairview Heights Police Department at 618-489-2130.
Protesters assemble at South City shopping center, block intersections
Protesters gathered at a South City shopping center before blocking several intersections Thursday.
Dozens of demonstrators gathered at the Hampton Village shopping center around 4:30 p.m.
Protesters blocked the intersections of Bancroft and Hampton, and Chippewa and Hampton.
Demonstrators also down Hampton to the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association Building.
No arrests were made.
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Widespread Spectrum outages reported
Widespread Spectrum outages are being reported across the country, including in the St. Louis area.
According to the site downdetector.com, outages are being reported in many parts of the country, including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, New York and Boston.
However, a map on the site shows large outages in St. Louis and Dallas.
Spectrum was formerly known as Charter.
A spokesperson said the outage was caused by two different incidents. The company said a non-company construction crew severed a fiber optic line in St. Charles County.
The company also said there was an unrelated incident in the afternoon in St. Louis County and work is being done to resolve the situation.
A spokesperson said they hope to have the issues resolved quickly.
Other information was not immediately known.