Festus, MO

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.
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Illinois man charged in killing of 3-year-old

A Cahokia man has been charged in a fatal shooting after he fired a gun at a passing vehicle, killing a three-year-old boy and injuring and 11-year-old boy, according to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney. On June 19, Illinois State troopers and East St. Louis officers responded to...

Branson two vehicle crash leaves three seriously injured

Two men and a woman were serious injured in a two vehicle crash on Saturday, June 18, one mile west of Branson. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Jacob Wynn, 33, was traveling east on Missouri-376 at a high rate of speed when his 2014 BMW 320i failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center of the road and struck and incoming westbound 2007 Toyota Tacoma head-on, being driven by Robert Blivin, 62, of Herculaneum, Missouri. Both vehicles then traveled off the north side of the roadway.

Glen Lee Hill — Service 6/27/22 Noon

Glen Lee Hill of Festus passed away Wednesday (6/22), he was 78 years old. Visitation for Glen Hill will be Monday (6/27) morning from 10 until the time of funeral services at Noon at First United Methodist Church of Festus/Crystal City. Burial in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.

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.

Imperial woman hurt in crash south of Festus

Tashia L. Cole, 42, of Imperial was injured Wednesday afternoon, June 22, in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. CC south of South Buck Creek Road and just south of Festus, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 2:12 p.m., Cole was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer north on the highway...

Downtown Airport project may support 450-plus jobs

CAHOKIA  - The St. Louis Downtown Airport is experiencing a trend continuing into this year with flight operations escalating and a new project to bring hundreds of high-tech jobs.  This project will support more than 450 high-tech aerospace manufacturing jobs by improving production safety, reliability and efficiency, improving airport businesses and increasing global competitiveness for Southwest Illinois, as well as the entire state. The project has been in the works for several years and construction is expected to begin later this year.

Water, sewer sale clears final hurdle

The sale of Eureka’s water and sewer systems is set to close – exactly two years after voters approved the sale. Missouri American Water will buy the city’s water and sewer systems for $28 million on Aug. 4, Mayor Sean Flower said. Eureka voters approved selling the systems in the Aug. 4, 2020, election.

Robert Eugene Kaempfe — Service 6/27/22 1 P.M.

Robert Eugene Kaempfe of Festus, passed away Thursday (6/23) at the age of 94. Visitation for Robert Kaempfe will be Monday (6/27) morning from 11 until 1 at the Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. The funeral mass will be Monday afternoon at 1:30 at Our Lady Church in Festus. Burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City.

Ann Maloney running for State Representative in District 114

(Jefferson County) Several months ago, Governor Mike Parson appointed 114th State Representative Becky Ruth as the Child Advocate for the state of Missouri. That appointment left the House seat vacant during the 2022 legislative session. There are two Republicans and one Democrat running for that open seat. One of those republicans is Ann Maloney of Barnhart. Maloney talks about what she’s been doing for the past several years.

McCarthy Tops Off Forsythe Pointe with Green Roof

June 20, 2022, ST. LOUIS – McCarthy Building Companies has secured in place one of the last steel beams to complete the framing of Forsyth Pointe, a nearly one-million-square-foot mixed use development occupying an entire square city block in the prestigious central business district of Clayton, Mo., the county seat of St. Louis County.

Tropical Moose continues a refreshing summer tradition with new owners

For some, the beginning of summer is signaled by rising temperatures or the end of the school year. For others, they know it’s officially summer when Tropical Moose reopens for the season. The shaved ice spot has been a warm weather staple in Kirkwood since opening more than two decades ago.

Valle Catholic’s Aiden Heberlie Scores Nod On Baseball Dream Team

(Ste. Genevieve) Aiden Heberlie of the Valle Catholic Warriors capped off his career with another nod on the Spring Baseball Dream Team. Heberlie had a .407 batting average and used his speed to steal 32 bases and score 37 runs. It was an all-around great senior year for Heberlie who also made the Fall Dream Team for football and Winter Dream Team for basketball.