St. Charles County

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Neighbors Still Trying to Stop the Loop Trolley With Legal Roadblocks

    As utility crews prepare Delmar Boulevard for the construction of the $43 million Loop Trolley line, three neighbors and a Delmar Loop business owner are pushing for a federal lawsuit to stop it altogether. The four people challenging the Loop Trolley filed a lawsuit last October saying the project ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Police: Chesterfield Cruella de Vil Was Behind Maltese Puppy Thefts in Missouri, Illinois

    Shelly Hess tried to get out of trouble for smuggling three expensive puppies from pet stores by purchasing one she'd previously stolen and confessing to the manager. It didn't work. Hess, 30, of Chesterfield, was charged with one count of theft by the St. Charles County prosecuting attorney Mond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Lester Davis Shoots Up Barber Shop During Sandy Hook Elementary Discussion, Gets 14 Years in Jail

    Lester Davis, 57, was sentenced to 14 years in jail Monday after shooting up a Wentzville barber shop during a conversation about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Davis, of Wentzville, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, armed criminal action and being a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Cops: Lee Davis, Girls Basketball Coach At St. Charles Parish Had 100s Of Child Porn Images

    Update below: Sigh. Police officials this week say they have discovered that Lee Howard Davis, 47, a volunteer girls basketball coach at a parish in St. Charles possessed hundreds of images of child pornography -- all of prepubescent girls. "We want to reassure the families of the kids he may ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Vapor Nozzles On Their Way Out at St. Louis Gas Stations

    They've been around for well over a decade, but now the accordian-like bibs on gas nozzles at metro St. Louis gas stations are headed toward extinction. Last year the EPA determined that the vapor-trapping nozzles are no longer needed because most cars on the road these days come equipped with dev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Bombay Food Junkies Truck to Bring Vegetarian Indian Street Fare to St. Louis

    Since moving to the United States from their native Bombay, (or Mumbai, as it is now known), India, Krupa and Sid Panchal haven't found anything like the street food they enjoyed in their home city. So the wife-and-husband team are taking matters into their own hands: In the next few months, the Pan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    First Look: The Organic Cave, the Paleo Diet-Based Bakery

    Gluten-free and paleo bakeries have finally reached "flyover country." The Organic Cave (3323-1 Domain Street, St. Charles, MO 63301), located in St. Charles County, is a gluten-, grain-, GMO-, soy- and dairy/casein-free bakery that uses no processed sugars. Even without these items, the bakery is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Web Vigilantes Try To Flush Out "Adam Lanza" Twitter Account Owner; Mistakenly Threaten Elderly St. Charles Resident and Business

    Since the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, most of the country has responded with prayer, grief, and calls for dialogue on gun control and mental illness. A small subset of the population, however, has used it as an excuse to become the world's worst people, starting Twitter accounts suppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Helen Denson Charged in Lottery Ticket Theft, High-Speed Chase

    Helen Denson, 41, has been charged with a slate of crimes following her alleged gas station theft and high-speed chase through St. Charles County early Tuesday morning.According to St. Peters Police, Denson wrapped a gray scarf around her face and then stuck up the BP gas station at 150 Salt Lick Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Burger INK. Joins the St. Louis Food Truck Fleet

    Burger INK. (@BurgerInk; 636-290-6635) rolled onto the streets of St. Louis County this week, the latest addition to the fleet of thirty-plus food trucks in the area. Owner and chef Josh Lemmon is a St. Louis native and Le Cordon Bleu graduate. He describes his truck's fare as "gourmet burgers, pan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    KSDK Knows When You're Going to Die, Based on ZIP Code

    To hype last night's "I-Team Investigation," KSDK-TV (Channel 5) had been running a promo piece that featured two cartoon guys. Cartoon Guy No. 1 is Joe, who, the voiceover says, lives in St. Charles. He's got glasses and kind of looks like George Costanza. Cartoon Guy No. 2, Doug, favors a young Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    St. Charles GOP Caucus Goes Big for Ron Paul

    Well, that was comparatively easy. On the day Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign, the St. Charles County Republicans picked Ron Paul as their man at the party's do-over shot at a caucus. There were no arrests, no embarrassment and no cries of unfair tactics.But Paul's victory last nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Ten Suspects Netted in FBI Heroin Sting

    Members of an FBI task force blanketed the St. Louis metropolitan region during the early hours of yesterday morning in a three-county sting operation in attempt to dismantle a heroin trafficking ring. The roundup resulted in ten arrests in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Two St. Charles Bodybuilders Indicted for Selling Chinese HGH

    Two bodybuilders from St. Charles County have been indicted for conspiracy to purchase and resell Chinese-processed Human Growth Hormone, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri announced yesterday. Gregory Loomans, 40, and Keith Ashabranner, 32, each face up to five y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending October 2, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. There are plenty of new titles on this week's adu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Michael Gordon: Pretended To Be a Cop To Pick Up Women

    St. Charles County Sheriff's DepartmentMichael Gordon: Frisky cop was a real handyman.​By day he was a self-employed handyman living with his mother. By night, police say, Michael Gordon was a make-believe cop, using his faux occupation to impress women in bars. The handcuffs and other police equi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Deliver STL Makes Delivery Food Even Easier (Also Lazier)

    Courtesy of Deliver STL​Patrick Conner gets hungry sometimes. It happens to the best of us. About a year ago, he became both hungry and inspired, a less common combination that resulted in a website,, and a fledgling business that it turns out is not protected by patents. The fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    St. Charles County Executive Vetoes Bill Calling for Vote on Smoking Ban

    Ehlmann argues that smoking ban cannot play favorites.​Steve Ehlmann, the executive of St. Charles County, today announced that he's vetoed a bill that would place a countywide smoking ban on the ballot in November 2012. In a press release today, Ehlmann took objection to provisions in the bill pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Canadian Libel Judgment Quashed by Missouri Appeals Court

    The cover of Udis Sanchez Lord's autobiography, which got her in big trouble with her cousin -- and a Canadian court.​Kidnapping! Land fraud! Cousins fighting with cousins -- even as one cousin rises from working as a fieldhand to achieve both her Ph.D. and win (drumroll!) the title of Ms. Asia In ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Last Collector Standing: Cliff Hardesty, Owner of CD Reunion, on BBQing with Ozzy and the Who's Iconic Album Covers

    Jon Scorfina​Sometimes the best reason to collect records is for the unabashed love of the music. Picking up from a short winter hiatus, Last Collector Standing met up with Cliff Hardesty, who, above anything else, is a genuine music lover. He is also the owner of multiple record stores, inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    This Just In: St. Louis Is Segregated

    ​The St. Louis metro area clocks in at (un)lucky No. 7 in terms of black/white racial segregation among the country's largest urban regions. That's according to 2009 data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which was analyzed by A.P. and Post-Dispatch reporters and summarized in an article this mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    White Sox Pitcher Mark Buehrle Pays Vet Bills for Dog Shot by Arrow

    Mark Buehrle: Dog's best friend.​A Shetland sheep dog with an arrow shot through its abdomen is recovering from surgery today. Rescue workers in Alton discovered the dog early yesterday morning with an arrow protruding from both its sides and rushed the animal to a local veterinarian. A microchip ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Person of Interest ID'ed in Hit-and-Run That Killed Dave Hagerty

    ​St. Louis police are hunting for Fermin Jantes, whom they have identified as a person of interest in the August 1 hit-and-run car crash that killed Dave Hagerty, the lead singer of the band Fattback. The police identified Jantes as the driver of the pickup truck that hit Hagerty's car via su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Lake Saint Louis Approves Smoking Ban, Mayor Still Needs to Sign into Law

    ​The Lake Saint Louis board of aldermen became the first city council in St. Charles County to pass a smoking ban. The board approved the ban in a 4-2 vote last night. The law still needs signature from Mayor Mike Potter who has voiced concerns about the ban. Like a similar ban in Kirkwood, the La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Kids Count Report: Every Day in Missouri ... 212,369 Children Live in Poverty

    ​Kids Count, a publication of Citizens for Missouri's Children, confirms that young people in the state are facing increasing challenges brought on by higher levels of poverty, a lack of affordable health care and a dearth of quality educational opportunities. The 2009 Kids Count Data ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Former Minister, Now St. Charles Councilman, Wants to Eliminate Funding for Poor

    council.sccmo.orgPaul Wynn​Just in time for Christmas: St. Charles County Councilman Paul Wynn last week put forth a proposal to eliminate all community-aid for poor people in his district and the rest of St. Charles. Suburban Journal columnist Steve Pokin writes that Wynn believes churches and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Press Releases of the Day: Beware the Possible Swine Flu Pandemic

    This press release just in from the Red Cross, St. Louis Area Chapter, regarding the Swine Flu outbreak:"Think of this swine flu outbreak like severe weather. If you thought a storm was coming - you would take steps to prepare yourself," said Nicole Holtgrefe, director of preparedness and client ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Stinkin' Pigs: Where's Our Earmark for Hog Odor Research? by Senator John McCain, whose obsession with earmarks knows no bounds, Republicans legislators are still raising a stink about that $1.7 million earmark for pig odor research in Iowa. Some lawmakers, a number of whom have gone repeatedly to the trough them ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    MySpace Bully Talks Back (Maybe)

    My fellow staff writer Keegan Hamilton was unable to reach Lori or Curt Drew for his story last week on the hanging death of thirteen-year-old Megan Meier. Lori Drew’s voicemail box was full, and no one answered the door at the couple’s home on Waterford Crystal Drive. Other journalists -- fro ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2007

    Paper Tiger

    When is a recount not a recount?

  • News

    October 18, 2006

    Snakes in the Office

    Copperheads invade a local real-estate company, but former employees say the biggest snake of them all is their ex-boss.

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    The Bough Breaks

    When fourteen trees fall in St. Peters, who picks up the tab?

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Get Thee To a Winery!

    Area vintners serve happiness in a bottle

  • Music

    April 12, 2006

    Hungry, So (Not) Angry

    A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"

  • Film

    October 26, 2005

    Pick Your Brain

    Locally made zombie comedies gnaw their way through flyover country

  • News

    July 28, 2004

    WMDs Found at Last!

    Our favorite inanimate objects celebrate birthdays, Russ Carnahan snags the Hefner endorsement, and Silver Dollar City gets political; plus, we find the real WMDs (in St. Charles!) and Bill Haas phones it in

  • Dining

    June 9, 2004

    Far Out!

    Taylor's is classy, tasty and worth the extra mileage

  • News

    May 5, 2004

    Patty Dukes

    Unreal steps into the Thickburger fray, gets good gossip at Pujols' fête and seeks dream interpretation -- and hey, keep your dirty pictures away from Ameren UE

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Missouri Winery

    Stone Hill Winery

  • News

    September 18, 2002

    Jesus Gets Even, Part 2

    Christ, can't a guy get a little peace around here?

  • News

    September 5, 2001


    Week of Sept. 5, 2001

  • News

    April 25, 2001

    Media Whores

    Never at a loss for new tricks, the Wahls are now on a spiritual quest.

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    After the Deluge

    Since the Flood of 93, Chesterfield boosters have used millions in public money to raise a levee and turn the bottomlands into a boomtown. But betting against the river is risky business.

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    A Primary Primer from a Bad Attitude Guy

    Published the week of August 2-8, 2000

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    No Way Out

    When Wendy Huddleston fell $1,370 behind in child-support payments, she was jailed indefinitely. She needed money or a lawyer -- and she had neither.

  • News

    August 18, 1999

    The Low Road

    Hazelwood officials cast their lot with the developer of a controversial project in the flood-prone Missouri Bottoms. Their gamble is tearing the North County community apart.

  • News

    January 6, 1999
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