Saturday, May 11, 2013
Kickoff to the St. Louis County Library summer programs begins Monday so now is the time for Ballwin and Ellisville residents to register.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Information was provided by the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis County Library’s (SLCL) popular summer reading clubs will kick-off early this year starting May 13 and running through August 3. Summer reading club program guides are available at all SLCL locations. The Daniel Boone branch in Ellisville is a SLCL library. The library offers clubs for all ages: babies, kids, teens and adults, with fun programs and great prizes for each age group. Participation is free, and as an added incentive, preschool children through those entering 12th grade will have their fines waived when they sign up for a summer reading club (some restrictions apply). Registration begins May 13; …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police said Joseph T. Maddock taught at several schools in St. Louis County since 2001. He's now being accused of sexually touching a 10-year-old student.
A teacher is being accused of sexually touching a 10-year-old student during a home school session in Lake Saint Louis. Joseph T. Maddock, who also worked for a number of West St. Louis County school districts, was charged Monday in St. Charles County with first-degree statutory sodomy. Lake Saint Louis Police said Maddock, 34, of the first block of Cedar Bluff in Lake Saint Louis, met the boy and his parents while he was teaching at another school. Police reported he convinced the boy’s parents to teach the boy in a home-school environment. Maddock had been teaching at the boy’s Lake Saint Louis home five days a week during the school year. Police said he would rub the boy’s back and stomach as he read stories. During a reading session in…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
There's no limit to the amount of paper you can bring to shred at six locations throughout St. Louis on May 4, including one in West County on Barrett Station Road.
Take advantage of Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union/American Eagle Credit Union's free shred events to clean out your file cabinets. This service allows residents to safely dispose of sensitive documents with personal information. Documents will be destroyed on-site by a qualified shredding service, according to a news release from the credit union. There is no limit on the amount of documents you can bring for disposal, but paper must be free of metal clips and paperclips. Bring documents to the following locations from 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday. Contact Cindy at 314-657-9305 with any questions.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Secret Service is not yet officially involved in an investigation, but has advice for worried St. Louis County consumers.
Authorities from jurisdictions around the St. Louis area are confirming reports in recent days that Schnucks, the Maryland Heights-based grocery chain, may have had its credit card collection system compromised, making consumers vulnerable to identity theft. Creve Coeur Police and the St. Louis County Police are some of the agencies which have taken reports. The St. Louis County Wildwood Precinct posted an alert on its Facebook page Wednesday stating the department has taken numerous reports for fraudulent use of a credit device. Police also warned, "You may have seen the news and learned there had been a recent epedemic of these reports throughout St. Louis County and its municipalities. We are asking that you be vigilant in checking your…
Monday, March 18, 2013
A Parkway West staffer with a sharp nose helped discover the drugs.
Two Parkway West students have been referred to a juvenile court after they were caught with marijuana on school property. Chesterfield Police Officer Michael Ryffel said that on March 11, a school staff member smelled something burning in one of the school’s bathroom and “it went from there.” The students, a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, were both sent home. Police said the two teens had a “small amount” of marijuana and the case has been handed over to a juvenile court. The incident occurred the same day that another high school in Parkway was being searched by a canine drug-sniffing unit from the St. Louis County Police Department. Conducted at Parkway Central, the dogs searched the school’s hallways while students remained …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The last day to register for the April 2, 2013, election is March 6.
If you want to vote in the April 2 election, the deadline is fast approaching to register to vote in St. Louis County. Voters must be registered by March 6 to vote in the April election. In order to register, you must: Missourians can register to vote by one of the following methods: St. Louis County residents can also send in a completed voter registration application to: The Board of Election Commissioners, 12 Sunnen Dr., Ste. 126 St. Louis, MO 63143. If mailing your registration, it must be postmarked by March 6. For more information, check out the Board of Election Commissioners website.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Here are the results from last weekend's Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. in St. Louis County. It was focused on cracking down on impaired driving.
Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers released the results in of the crackdown in a news release. As previously reported by Patch, “Operation A.R.R.E.S.T” (Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team) took place last weekend in St. Louis County Saturday. According to the recent news release, the eight-hour operation netted the following results.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thursday's winter storm has brought another round of school closings for Friday at major school districts in the West and Central St. Louis County area.
UPDATED: 7:55 p.m.- A heavy load of snow and ice from Thursday's winter storm has canceled school in the West and Central St. Louis County area for another day. Fox2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations for Friday by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. These public school districts will be closed on Friday: Check with the closing information on Fox2Now.com for private school closings. For a complete forecast, visit Fox2's website or the National Weather Service. You can also keep track of the storm by signing up for breaking news alerts or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The following mug shots were taken from various St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County Patch crime reports between Feb. 9 through Feb. 15.
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Some of the virus' common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains.
Although the flu is on everyone’s minds this season, the winter vomiting bug, or the norovirus, is making its rounds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the norovirus causes about 70,000 hospitalizations and 800 deaths each year, mostly in young children and the elderly. Some of the virus' common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains. The CDC points out that the norovirus is often referred to as thestomach flu, but it is unrelated to influenza. According to St. Louis County Health Department Spokesman John Shelton, there are eight outbreaks of the norovirus in the St. Louis County area. Shelton points out that an outbreak can be just five cases of a less common disease, like …