Augusta, MO

87-Year-Old Man Emailed His Children His Plans Before Killing Wife and Himself: Authorities

An elderly man in Kansas shot and killed his bedridden wife, then died by suicide, according to cops. Neighbors reportedly said that Frank Mayfield, 87, and Donna Mayfield, 87, were a loving couple, and that incident was both a tragic shock and out of character for them. Frank Mayfield wrote his children an email explaining his plans before the incident, authorities said in a KMBC report. Officers did not detail this message.
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$20 million mansion with lazy river, ferris wheel, bowling alley, horse stables for sale

From the same town that brought America its first ice cream cones and where 7-Up was invented, home of the largest beer producing plant in the nation, first American city to host the Olympics, has an urban park bigger than New York’s Central Park, where MLB pitchers-brothers Dizzy and Daffy Dean were big stars, a world-famous zoo and botanical gardens, host to the famous 1904 World’s Fair, the NFL's Greatest Show on Turf football team, and a town that welcomes visitors by boat on the Mississippi River or car on I-44 with its 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch, a mansion is for sale that fits right in with the fun things from St Louis, Missouri. An estate that rivals most resorts and some amusement parks.
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Teen dies from overdose in Arnold parking lot

ARNOLD, Mo. – Police are investigating after a teenager died from an apparent overdose Friday morning in Arnold. The victim, a 19-year-old woman, was found dead just before 5 a.m. Friday outside of the Walgreens in the 3900 block of Vogel Road. Police say she was reportedly found unconscious inside of a vehicle.

New apartment developments approved for two O’Fallon locations

Two new apartment house developments have been approved in O’Fallon. One, The Landings of O’Fallon, will be just north of the intersection of Hwy. K and O’Fallon Road, and the other will be on Veterans Memorial Parkway, west of its intersection with Thornbury Crossing Drive. Bills proposing...

A righteous steel round house is for sale in St. Peters

ST. PETERS, Mo. – To accommodate his growing family, a second-generation steel manufacturer scoured the greater St. Louis region in the early 1980s looking for the right amount of space to build a perfect home. Inspired by the symmetry of ground-level water towers, the steel man fabricated a round...

Tools, gas stolen from pickup outside High Ridge home

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of tools and gas from a pickup parked outside a home in the 400 block of Thoreau Trail in High Ridge. The 2021 GMC Sierra and tools are owned by KCL Lawncare in Maryland Heights, authorities reported. The theft occurred...

Pet photos could win you more than just kibble

So just how cute is your pet? Show us your dog, cat, horse, emu, gecko, alpaca, parrot – whatever creature shares your home – and you could win some cash. Grand Times, Leader Publications’ magazine for seniors, is now accepting entries for its “Picture Your Pet” photography contest, which is open to readers 50 and older in Jefferson County and Eureka.

Thrillville Fair coming to The Family Arena in St. Charles

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - The nationally traveling Thrillville Fair is coming to The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. The fair will run from July 7 to July 17 starting at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. It will feature world-class entertainment including the Sea Lion Splash, Dominguez Circus, Paul Bunyan Lumber Jack, and an Exotic Petting Zoo. The fair will also include over 28 amusement rides, fair food, games, and more.
Sullivan Independent News

Union Man Charged After Victim Hospitalized, Other Suspects Being Sought

A Union man was charged with assault after an altercation June 18 that left a victim hospitalized. Chris Endicott, 35, faces one count of first-degree assault. He is being held on a $100,000 bond. Authorities are searching for other people that may have been involved. According to the Franklin County...

Next step taken for Regional Law Enforcement Training Center in O’Fallon

The city of O’Fallon plans to develop a new state-of-the-art Regional Law Enforcement Training Center, which includes a firing range, along Firma Road in north O’Fallon, to provide police officer training well beyond what can be done within the Justice Center facilities. At its June 23 meeting, the...
West Newsmagazine

Shake Shack shakes up Chesterfield on opening day

Chesterfield’s newest “roadside” burger stand will be a popular destination if the massive crowd that showed up on its opening day is any indication. A line of cars wrapped around the corner and a large swath of people gathered outside Shake Shack’s newest St. Louis location, at 17312 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield Commons, before the doors even opened at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24.

New food truck garden to open in St. Charles County

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A new food truck garden will officially open in Cottleville. Frankie Martin’s Garden will offer 10 food trucks as an expansion of the nine-mile garden concept in South County. There will be sand volleyball, pickleball, and a whiskey tasting room. Cottleville’s mayor wants to...
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Monarch Fire Protection District loses preliminary injunction request

On June 9, a judge ruled against the Monarch Fire Protection District's effort for a preliminary injunction against the city of Wildwood. The fire district is attempting to construct a new fire house on property purchased at 18304 Wild Horse Creek Road. Monarch submitted an application to obtain a conditional use permit (CUP) in August 2020.

Here’s When 2023 Chevy Express Production Will Start

The start of regular production (SORP) for the 2023 Chevy Express at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri is scheduled for later this summer. GM Authority has learned the 2023 Chevy Express will begin rolling off the assembly line at its Wentzville plant on August 15th, 2022. It’s currently not clear when production of the current 2022 model-year Chevy Express will wind down at the facility.

Fort Zumwalt South

Boys soccer: Rallied in championship game to win second Class 3 state title in a row and third in four seasons, becoming first Missouri public school with three boys soccer championships. Finished 25-3. Girls soccer: Dominant during run to second consecutive Class 3 championship and 26-1 record. Scored no fewer...

Missouri man charged with stealing Collinsville PD vehicle

EDWARDSVILLE - A Missouri man faces several felony charges after allegedly stealing a Collinsville Police Department vehicle Wednesday. The vehicle was recovered in Spanish Lake, Missouri. Kenneth C. Faraone, 37, with a last known address in Fenton, Missouri, was June 23 with offenses relating to motor vehicles, escape, and unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, all Class 2 felonies, after allegedly stealing a Collinsville Police Department vehicle.