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Barnhart Woman Faces Charges In Camden County

A 19-year-old woman from Barnhart is facing numerous charges following an arrest by the Highway Patrol around midnight this morning. Officials report that Clarissa Escoffier was taken into custody for failing to maintain insurance, not wearing her seatbelt and having a misdemeanor warrant in Camden County for failing to appear for a Marijuana charge.

Two Missouri teenagers charged with robbing postal workers

Two men from Missouri are facing federal charges accusing them of robbing two mail carriers at gunpoint on June 9. Roy Lee Jones, 19, and Xavier Sean Boyd, 18, of Jennings, were charged by complaint on June 15 with two counts of robbery and two counts of theft of a mail key. Boyd appeared in U.S. District Court on June 23 and Jones appeared in court Thursday.

County Council denies plans for Imperial apartments

A large crowd of people who attended Jefferson County Council’s June 13 meeting went away happy. The council voted 5-1 to deny a rezoning application for an apartment complex proposed to be built at 515 Barbagallo Drive near Seckman and Old Lemay Ferry roads in Imperial. About 80 people,...

Hazelwood, Bankruptcy, and Special Laws

The City of Hazelwood has announced that it is cutting back on the services it provides its residents. In related news, Hazelwood had a starring role in my new paper on special laws in Missouri. Is that a coincidence? Well, no, it isn’t. Hazelwood’s biggest issue is that it...

Greitens Doubles Down by Handing Out ‘RINO Hunting Permit’ Stickers

Eric Greitens, the onetime governor of Missouri and current Senate hopeful, handed out stickers at a campaign event in Arnold on Monday night that read: “RINO Hunting Permit,” “No Bagging Limit. No Tagging Limit,” and “Expires: When We Save America.” A former Navy SEAL whose platform hinges on opposing so-called “Republicans in name only,” Greitens attracted bipartisan criticism with a controversial campaign ad released last week featuring him armed with a shotgun. “Join the MAGA crew. Get a RINO hunting permit,” he proclaims to the camera. Rep. Billy Long (R-MO), who is running against Greitens, called the spot “beyond the pale.” Greitens has largely ignored the widespread condemnation as he does a “No MO RINOs” tour of the state, as he called it in an Instagram caption. He told reporters at Monday night’s event that “hunting” was “a metaphor,” according to KCUR. Greitens’ office did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment before publication.

Jury deliberates in Dawan Ferguson murder trial

CLAYTON, Mo. — Monica Mitchell’s ex-husband Dawan Ferguson has been charged with sexually assaulting two of her relatives. So, when she walked in a courtroom Thursday to testify for his defense in a murder trial involving his 9-year-old son, the judge warned him of the risk. “Should she...

Get a $50 gift card for $25 from Duke’s BBQ

ST. LOUIS – Burgers, brisket, and burnt ends are must-tries when you first go to Duke’s BBQ. Before sitting down to order the main dish, try the burnt-end ragoons or the pulled pork nachos. Be a guest with a purchase of a $50 gift card for just $25 to use Duke’s BBQ in Wentzville.
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Union R-XI trash, propane costs on the rise

The Union R-XI School District is seeing its costs rise in several areas. The Board of Education has approved new agreements with its current providers of trash, propane and pest control services. The board approved a yearlong agreement for waste pickup with Republic Services at its June 15 meeting. The...

Have fun with pets at the Paws of Fury event

ST. LOUIS – Looking for something for you and your furry family members to do this evening?. Head to Webster Groves for the Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank event. There’s a chance for you and your mutt to strut your stuff in the Children’s Pet parade and win prizes and passes to the film.

Frankie Martin's Garden now open in Cottleville

Frankie Martin’s Garden, Cottleville’s long-awaited food truck park and entertainment complex, opens today, July 1. Named in honor of late Cottleville resident Frank J. Martin, it's the metro area's fourth food truck garden, following 9 Mile Garden (9375 Gravois), Soulcial Kitchen (127 N. Belt East, Swansea, Illinois), and The Flock Food Truck Park and Bar (210 Ridge, Alton, Illinois), which opened last month.