Jefferson County, MO

Motorcyclist dies in Jefferson County crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – A motorcyclist died in a crash Friday night in Jefferson County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified James Meyer Jr., 54, of Villa Ridge, as the victim. Next of kin have been notified. The crash happened around 7 p.m. Friday on West Outer Road, just south of El Lago Drive.
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Man killed in Jefferson County motorcycle accident

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A man was killed in a motorcycle crash that occurred in Jefferson County Friday evening. Police tell News 4 the crash happened around 7:15 p.m. on West Outer Road just south of El Lago Drive. James Meyer, Jr, 54, was riding a 2000 Harley Davidson northbound when he slowed down in front of a 2019 Dodge Journey that was also going northbound.
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Event to help homeless, those in need scheduled at Arnold Food Pantry

A Jefferson County Homeless and Essential Needs Outreach Event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Arnold Food Pantry, 2024 Key West Drive. The event will be held in conjunction with a food-distribution at the pantry, where numerous area agencies that provide assistance to the homeless populations or others in need will be on hand, said Jillian Bissell, a prevention specialist with the Jefferson County Drug Prevention Coalition and Jefferson County Health Department.
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Two Thursday traffic accidents in Jefferson County sends three to the hospital

A man from Cedar Hill was injured in a traffic accident Thursday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 44-year-old Terry Dillon, driving a 2004 Chevy Silverado pick-up was driving east on Ridge Road east of Work Shop Lane, when he suffered a medical emergency and traveled off the left side of the roadway, striking a utility pole and overturned. He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with serious injuries. The accident took place around 10:30 Thursday morning.

Burglars strike at Vacant House

(Jefferson County) Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a burglary that happened at a residence in the 4800 block of Eva Rue in House Springs. Sheriff’s office spokesman Grant Bissell says the house is vacant; however, the victim stated they come by and check on...

Proud to Serve: Paramedic in Jefferson County takes care of family and community

ST. LOUIS – Paramedic Jessica Clark has been working 24-hour shifts for over a decade with the Rock Township Ambulance District which supports Northeast Jefferson County including Antonia, Arnold, Barnhart, Fenton, Imperial, Kimmswick, and unincorporated portions of Jefferson County. Due to the 108 miles of coverage area, paramedic shifts often require additional hours. Jessica, a mother of two toddlers, still finds time to support her communities and its residents outside of her demanding job. She teaches and trains other paramedics, participates in CPR classes, and often asks for donations and other items for families who were impacted during fires or accidents. Jessica said she is always learning and loves her job. Her friend nominated her for the Proud to Serve Award and said:

Life Story: George ‘Wayne’ Wiley, 82, Hillsboro

Wayne Wiley was a successful businessman, but his family says he also was a nature-loving, down-home, country boy. “He could wear a suit and tie and be comfortable, but he wore bib overalls around the house,” said Sharon, his wife of 27 years. Mr. Wiley, a tireless champion of...

Jury convicts former Jefferson County man of sexually abusing girl

John R. Vitale, 66, who formerly lived in Barnhart and Imperial, faces life imprisonment without the possibility of parole after a Jefferson County jury found him guilty of sexually abusing a girl. On May 4, the jury found him guilty of three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and three counts of first-degree statutory rape, all unclassified felonies, according to court records.

Donations needed to make quilts for foster children, veterans

Comfort Quilts of Festus will hold a fundraising yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at 400 West Second St. in Pevely. Proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the group, which will use the money to buy materials and supplies for volunteers to make handmade quilts to donate to foster children and homeless veterans in the Jefferson County and surrounding area.

State Rep. Dan Shaul on Congressional Redistricting Map and the Senate

(Jefferson City) State Representative Dan Shaul of Imperial just finished his final Legislative session as a member of the House. Shaul filed legislation for the new Congressional Map back in early January, and after moving on to the state senate, it was debated, filibustered, and tweaked for months before being agreed upon. The bill was signed by Governor Mike Parson on Wednesday. Shaul says with the help of Speaker Rob Vescovo of Arnold, they were able to accomplish one of the goals with district lines.

Stolen ATM in Eureka on Monday

(Eureka) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement officials are investigating a case of a stolen ATM machine. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell says the incident took place Monday at Brookdale Farms near Eureka. Anyone with information on the stolen ATM incident is asked to contact...

Immaculate Conception set to hold annual picnic

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold will offer some new free events at its parish picnic, set for 5-11 p.m. Friday, May 20, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the church, 2300 Church Road. While the picnic grounds open at 10 a.m. Saturday, food vendors and...

Maybe you don’t need a JCMO business license

If you have a one –person home based business operating out of your garage, should you still have to go to City Hall and pay for a business license? A new state law would exempt those Mom and Pop ‘no – impact’ companies from needing that city license …

Council holds off on Perry replacement

The Jefferson County Council will wait until after the August election to fill the vacancy created by Tracey Perry’s resignation. Perry resigned on April 11 amid questions about her residency in District 5. She was in the final year of a four-year term. Under the county charter, the remaining...

First pediatric COVID death recorded in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY (KMOV) -- The Jefferson County Health Department announced Wednesday the first COVID death of a person under 10 years old. The health department did give an exact age for the child. News 4 reached out to the department to confirm the age and whether the child had an underlying condition that made them more vulnerable to a virus like COVID-19. The county has seen an 81 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.