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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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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...

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.

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...
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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...

Sewer separation project to close part of US 67 through Alton

The ongoing Illinois American Water sewer separation project in Alton is about to impact a major route for people traveling through downtown. U.S. 67 will be closed from 20th Street/College Avenue south to 3rd Street starting July 5th. There will still be access to a couple of busy restaurants along that stretch of highway.

Farmer’s Market Finds: Triple M Acres keeps it all in the family

ST. LOUIS – Andrew and Melissa Marks started selling their produce at the Lake St. Louis Farmer’s Market in April of 2020 at the start of the pandemic. They already had a farm, and grew their food but Andrew lives by a theme – why grow five plants when you have space for 100? They expanded and thrived during the pandemic, and now have a growing business. See how they and their 6 children all work together in the family business. They want to be a blessing to others and share in their gratitude of growth!

Shake Shack to open in Chesterfield

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Shake Shack welcomed customers to a new location in West County. This is the fourth location spot in the metro and sixth nationwide to have a drive-thru. One dollar from every sandwich sold on its opening day went to the St. Louis non-profit BackStoppers. Shake...

O’Fallon approves nearly $1 million for 2022 asphalt program

O’Fallon’s 2022 Asphalt Program will include street repairs and overlays on specific streets and also repairs to specific parking lots in Sports Park off Hwy. K. A formal process resulted in four bids. Byrne and Jones Construction was chosen as the low bidder to do the work. At...

Shake Shack opens Chesterfield restaurant, first in STL region with drive-thru

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Shake Shack opened its fourth restaurant in the St. Louis area Friday, and the newest one offers something extra over the others. Chesterfield is now home to a Shake Shack in the 17000 block of Chesterfield Airport Road. It’s also the first Shake Shack in the St. Louis region to offer a drive-thru. Customers can also enjoy meals indoors or outdoors on a spacious patio.

5As benefit golf tourney set

ALTON - Join 5As Alton Area Animal Aid Association at Woodlands Golf Club & Banquet Facility to help the no-kill, nonprofit shelter raise money to care for animals in need of loving homes. Now that people can gather together, 5As is putting on its "Putts for Paws" Golf Tournament with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, Saturday, July 23, at the Woodlands Golf Club, 2839 Harris Lane, in Alton. All proceeds will go directly to the care of the animals at 5As. The deadline to enter is July 9.