Saturday, March 23, 2013
We've been hoping forecasters would back off that prediction for a large spring snowfall, but they haven't.
Our hopes for a change of heart among weather forecasters have been dashed. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are still calling for a massive winter storm to sweep over the St. Louis metro area overnight tonight. Glenn Zimmerman, meteorologist for Patch news partner FOX2, says rain should start tonight in the area at about 9 or 10 p.m., changing into snow sometime Sunday morning. He said the heaviest bursts of snowfall may be from around noon to 2 p.m. That forecast differs only slight from the storm alert from the National Weather Service: Rain will overspread the area Saturday evening. The rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Snow, heavy at times, should …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Police are seeking help in catching a suspect who took $550 worth of items from a woman's car and then used her credit card to buy Lotto tickets.
In Metro’s Most Wanted, the Chesterfield police are hot on the trail of a guy doing his Christmas shopping on someone else’s dime, and trying to get lucky as well. It was sometime overnight on October 22nd, that police say this guy broke into a woman’s car and stole everything he could get his hands on. The stuff he got is worth about $550. But to add insult to injury, he also took the victim’s credit cards and went to a mobile station. Apparently he wasn’t taking all those cameras into account at every gas station in America. Anyway, he tried to double down by using the stolen card to buy $220 worth of scratch off lottery tickets. No word if he won. Police ask that you take special notice of the unusual jacket he was wearing at the …
Monday, October 8, 2012
We're hosting another viewing party at Wehrenberg Theatres in Des Peres and St. Charles. Come join the crowd that watched last week's Obama-Romney debate.
One down, three to go. We were thrilled so many of you joined us for the first of four debates this month between the GOP and Democratic standard bearers. You're invited to join us again on Thursday for the debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Last Wednesday night, more than 160 of you joined Patch, FOX2 and Wehrenberg Theatres for our first debate viewing party between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. While our guests' reviews of the debate were mixed, we're happy to report they all loved the party! Join us at one of two locations for the Biden-Ryan debate on Thursday night: Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine or St. Charles 18 Cine theaters. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and we'll start with another round…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Visitors to Patch's debate viewing parties at Wehrenberg Theatres were divided in St. Charles and largely in
More than 160 people from throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles county areas attended debate viewing parties at two local movie theaters for Wednesday's showdown between GOP candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. The verdict: A split decision in St. Charles; Romney the winner in Des Peres. About 57 people attended the viewing party, sponsored by Patch and FOX2, at the Wehrenberg St. Charles Stadium 18 Cine; another 107 attended the party at Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine. "Obama was more specific on loopholes and tax cuts and Medicare and Social Security," said one guest, in a written survey after the debate, while another countered with, "Romney was sharp and better prepared." Of the surveys collected in St. Charles, 11 …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
FOX2 reports on a new safety measure installed on some of the district's fleet of buses.
The Parkway School district has a new tool in its toolbelt in efforts to improve school bus safety. FOX2 reports 12 of the district's 148 buses are equipped with digital cameras on the exterior to see if cars are stopping when the bus stop sign arm goes up. District officials told the station that last year, without the cameras, 55 vehicles drove through the stopping arm.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
In the interview with Charles Jaco, the Senate candidate said "legitimate rape" would not cause pregnancy. Late Sunday night, the Romney-Ryan campaign weighed in.
Comments by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin suggesting that "legitimate rape" would not cause a woman to get pregant have raced like wildfire around the Internet and put the U.S. Senate candidate on his heels. Akin, the Wildwood Republican, is running for the Senate against incumbent Claire McCaskill. In an interview with Patch news partner FOX2 that aired on Sunday with Charles Jaco, Akin was explaining his position against abortion even in cases of rape. "First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy) is really rare” in rape cases, Akin told Jaco. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Reaction was lightning fast. The Twitter hashtag "#legitimaterape" was the top trending topic on …
Friday, May 25, 2012
National Weather Service is calling for temperatures in the 90s this weekend.
The National Weather Service is calling for scorching temperatures this Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures for today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are expected to be in the mid-90s. The Centers for Disease Control offer these basic recommendations that will help prevent heat stroke, sun stroke, dehydration and other potentially dangerous situations that easily develop in times of extreme heat: 1. Do not leave children or pets in cars. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes, even with car windows left open. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians this week. An honor well deserved? Or a mistake on the part of Missouri lawmakers?
Rush Limbaugh, the controversial conservative commentator, was enshrined into the Hall of Famous Missourians this week, sparking controversy across the state and country on whether Limbaugh should be worth of such an honor. Limbaugh's name now sits amongst such famous Missourians as Mark Twain, Dred Scott, Jack Buck and Stan Musial. According to the St. Louis Beacon, Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley gave reporters less than a half-hour’s notice of the ceremony. From the Beacon: Tilley’s decision to honor Limbaugh, a Cape Girardeau native, has sparked opposition from Democrats and progressives because of Limbaugh’s often strong words when he talks about people with whom he disagrees. Limbaugh’s bust will be placed in the Capitol’s Hall …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Fox2 finds cash-strapped district spending nearly $11K on Orlando trip.
"You Paid for It" investigator Elliott Davis with Fox2 News met with Parkway School District Superintendent Keith Marty, and questioned why with spending cuts of $9.6 million for the district he was spending $10,900 for a conference in Florida. Fox2 reports Marty, assistant superintendent and five principals are going on the 3-day trip in June. Registration for the six administrators was about $3,600. Airfare about $3,000, food $900, hotel $3,500. Marty responded that the community expects Parkway district to be up on things—like going to this conference in Orlando. Lindbergh district isn't going, St. Charles city isn't going, Fox2 reports. Marty said the conference would provide information about more efficiency in districts, and add to …