Brush fire in Fenton causes evacuations
FENTON, Mo. (First Alert 4) - Firefighters are battling a large brush fire in Jefferson County that has caused evacuations of nearby homes. The fire broke out around 6 p.m. in a wooded area between Walnut Ridge and Nottingham Lane. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the evacuations impacted an...
Man shot, killed after domestic dispute in Jefferson County
One man is dead after a shooting Thursday in Jefferson County that stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Perry announces she’ll run for public administrator
Tracey Perry, who was appointed in May 2023 to fill Jefferson County’s vacant public administrator office, has announced she will run for the Republican Party’s nomination for a full four-year term in the office. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon appointed Perry to replace Steve Farmer, who retired in...
State wrestling coverage: A Festus first, Hawks win another team trophy
Flashing strobe lights, smoke, loud music, the booming voice of the PA announcer, the noise of the crowd – no way was Mya Hairston letting any of it distract her as she waited in the bowels of Columbia’s Mizzou Arena to wrestle for a state championship Feb. 22.
Longtime City Of Festus Employee Retires After 41 Years
A longtime City of Festus employee is now enjoying retirement. For 41 years, Kerry Patek has served the city of Festus and many of those years as the city clerk and Wednesday was her final day on the job. Festus City Administrator Greg Camp says it’s both great and tough to see a great employee begin retirement.
Firefighters on Alert as Fires Spread: in Jefferson County
Due to a long spell of dry weather, little moisture, and changeable winds, firefighters across Jefferson County are working hard to deal with more and more brush fires. The De Soto Rural Fire Protection District has the biggest area to cover in Jefferson County. They’re leading the efforts against these fires, which shows that this is a big problem for the whole region.
Festus man was seriously injured in a crash involving two motorcycles
Two motorcycles crashed on Hwy. 67 south of Victoria Road, just south of Festus, seriously injuring a Festus man on Feb. 25, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 6:45 p.m., Mark W. Sanders, 63, of Festus was riding a northbound 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide when he struck the rear of a northbound 1995 Harley-Davidson Sportster ridden by Sandy L. Isaak, 49, of Festus, the report said. The Road Glide overturned, and Sanders was ejected.
WATCH: Hundreds of bikers show up for funeral of two Cahokia Heights children who died in house fire
Hundreds of motorcyclists from across the metro-east and eastern Missouri came out to show support for Sharli Edmonds and Chad Metcalf, two children who died in a housefire in Cahokia Heights Feb. 24. Dozens of motorcycle clubs, a firetruck, and two police cars stretched for over a mile as the procession made the 30 mile trip from St. Louis to Cedar Hill Missouri.
OUTDOORS: Periodical cicada invasion should be celebrated
For several weeks social media reactionaries have hearkened the end times with near-Biblical fervor. Is it a plague of locusts? No, it’s the return of Mother Nature’s practical joke, the periodic uprising of the humble-but-noisy cicada. Hordes of the bug-eyed bugs with marginal aviation skills are due to...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in Arnold, MO
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around arnold.
JCPSD Takes On Festus And Crystal City Sewer Systems
(FESTUS, CRYSTAL CITY) The cities of Festus and Crystal City have transferred their sewer systems to the Jefferson County Public Sewer District. The JCPSD will now control and upkeep the sewer systems moving forward with no disruption of services. Festus City Administrator Greg Camp says this is a great move for both cities.
MO Bloomsdale's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around bloomsdale.
St. Louis-area firefighters stay busy with brush fires, caution against burning
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — The combination of dry conditions, low humidity and erratic winds have kept area firefighters busy for the past several days. “We’ve been running like mad, mostly to mutual aid and brush fires,” said Tom Fitzgerald, chief of the De Soto Rural Fire Protection District, which, at 174 square miles, is geographically the largest fire district in Jefferson County.
These Arnold, MO based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near arnold.
No More Swimming At What Is Now Called Rockford Park
(HOUSE SPRINGS, HILLSBORO) As spring and summer approaches, the Jefferson County Council has taken steps to make changes at Rockford Beach Park in House Springs. The area has become deadly over the past few years with a few drownings and large numbers have gathered there causing problems for 1st responders trying to get onto the grounds. Another issue has been several visitors consuming alcohol in the park along the Big River. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon says the council took action and passed a bill on Monday night.
Ameren proposes for customers to pay for coal plant closure after violation
Ameren’s goal of retiring its Rush Island coal-fired power plant by October is a good one, say state watchdogs and consumer advocates, but they want to protect customers from having to pay for the company’s violation of the Clean Air Act and costs related to its “imprudent” decisions.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Herculaneum as of 2024-03-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Driver escapes with minor injuries after vehicle nearly splits in half
A Missouri driver escapes a single-car crash with only minor injuries, despite the vehicle being nearly split in half.
Holland promoted to top job at Windsor Elementary
Windsor C-1 officials have named longtime employee Michael Holland as the new Windsor Elementary School principal. He will take over that job on July 1, replacing Denise Funston, who is leaving the district at the end of the school year for a job as an assistant superintendent with the Festus R-6 School District.
Wildwood man allegedly steals from Eureka business
Eureka Police arrested a 44-year-old Wildwood man for allegedly stealing $144,105.09 from Keystone Technologies, a computer consulting firm, when he was the company’s account manager. The man turned himself in, and he allegedly said he mistakenly used the company’s money to pay off his credit cards, the police said.