Friday, May 10, 2013
Kickoff to the St. Louis County Library summer programs begins Monday so now is the time for Chesterfield 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 Samuel C. Sachs Branch in Chesterfield 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 …
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…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The watch includes the Chesterfield area and will last until 10 p.m. with a chance for spotty, but intense storms this evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the St. Louis area, including Chesterfield. The watch will remain in effect until 10 p.m., according to a report from Fox2. There is a chance for a few spotty, but very intense storms late in the day into the evening. These storms may produce large hail, gusty winds and quick tornadoes. A spot storm threat will continue into Wednesday night before a higher risk of strong to severe storms arrives during the day Thursday. For more, check out coverage from Patch news partner Fox2.
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…
Friday, March 15, 2013
A St. Louis County Official recently joked that combining the two cities would help end the debate over a sales tax sharing system that Chesterfield Mayor Bruce Geiger says needs reform.
During a recent debate over the St. Louis County’s sales tax sharing system and its impact on cities such as Chesterfield, a county official fired off an unusual solution – “Chesterwild.” The remark from St. Louis County Chief Operating Officer Garry Earls came during the Progress 64 West luncheon Feb. 21 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield, according to an article in West Newsmagazine. Earls, a supporter of the system, had been discussing it with Chesterfield Mayor Bruce Geiger, a long-time opponent. At one point, Earl quipped that a merger of cities such as Chesterfield and Wildwood (which he dubbed “Chesterwild) made sense, claiming that a majority of people spending money in Chesterfield don’t actually live there. The context for …
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.
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 …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The St. Louis Department of Revenue has four offices to serve patrons.
Missouri state law requires real property and personal property taxes to be paid by Dec. 31, 2012. Tax payments must be postmarked or received by Dec. 31, or will be considered delinquent. Delinquent payments are subject to late charges of 2 percent interest per month, or any portion thereof, with a maximum of 18 percent per year, plus a 2 percent penalty. Self-addressed courtesy reply envelopes are included with the tax bill for mailing payments. Real property and personal property tax payments may be submitted on one check and mailed in one envelope. If the self-addressed envelope is not used, taxpayers can find the mailing address on the back of the tax bill. The last day to pay tax bills in person is Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Revenue …