On the National Register of Historic Places: Dr. Herman S. Dreer House in St. LouisCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Did anyone say beer? The historic Centennial Malt House building will hopefully be repurposed againCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Historic Biddle Street Market building: from a marketplace to a homeless shelterCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Burger King Swiftly Shutters Macon Location Following 53 Other Closures Across the CountryHerbie J PilatoNewsBreak Contributor
Exploring the William Buehler House built in 1896 in the City of St. LouisCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Police: 7-year-old taken by noncustodial parent
FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Police Department issued an endangered person advisory for a missing 7-year-old girl. The incident happened on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., at a home in the 300 block of Lamotte Street. According to police, Zyla Niece was allowed to go to the store with...
Weekend Events for September 22 to 24
Over 60 vendors and features a variety of goods including antiques, collectibles, crafts, clothing, decór, and more. The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery at The Nature Institute SATURDAY. 7:30 AT THE NATURE INSTITUTE. Cozy up with a blanket for a movie on the lawn! This free event takes place...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in O'Fallon, MO
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around O'Fallon.
UPDATE: Suspicious item at McNair Park was canister from gender reveal party
A regional bomb squad was called to investigate a suspicious item Wednesday afternoon at McNair Park in St. Charles.
Boil order lifted
Illinois American Water has lifted a boil order that was in place for a portion of the Big Z listening area. Parts of the west end of Godfrey, Elsah, Chautauqua, Grafton, Principia and Jersey County Rural Water were impacted. Impacted customers should have received a call from Illinois American Water...
O’Fallon police investigate shooting. Here’s what we know.
The suspects fled the scene before officers arrived, the chief said.
Suspicious death investigation in East Alton
East Alton Police are conducting an investigation into a death that the police chief says is suspicious. The area near the viaduct where West St. Louis Avenue and West Main Street split has been roped off with police tape. This is a developing situation, and we’ll have more information as it becomes available.
Thousands of pounds of rotten seafood removed from condemned Seafood City
A rotten smell has spread across a University City neighborhood.
Cops battle drug traffickers along busy metro interstates
As special agents with Homeland Security Investigations conduct an operation on a metro St. Louis interstate, a police officer trying to combat drug trafficking is not surprised.
Woman working in Alton building claims she was exposed to carbon monoxide
EDWARDSVILLE – A woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she was exposed to carbon monoxide because of a building owner's negligence in maintaining the heating system. Plaintiff Anissa Womack filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Illinois Unnerstall, LLC and Get "R" washed, LLC, citing negligence.
Suit alleges O'Fallon Subway restaurant failed to pay workers overtime, tips
BELLEVILLE – An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against an O'Fallon Subway restaurant, claiming the store kept workers' tips and failed to pay them overtime despite working more than 40 hours per week. Plaintiff Matthew Connor filed a class action lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit...
Vandals pound SW to go to 3-1
Vandalia took advantage of numerous Southwestern turnovers early in Friday’s contest in building up a quick lead for the second week in a row. The 41-19 win at Piasa boosted the Vandals’ record to 3-1, and this week, they host North Mac. Vandalia quarterback Andrew Kelly rushed for...
Hazelwood Fire Department rescues a puppy from drainpipe
HAZELWOOD, Mo – The Hazelwood Fire Department successfully rescued a small puppy trapped in a drainpipe. The fire department collaborated with animal control to safely get the puppy and reunite her with her owners. The Facebook post read:. “Today, the Hazelwood Fire Department was notified about a puppy being...
OFallon proposes camera systems for trash and recycle trucks
To help ensure safety and positive service, O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department had requested approval to purchase and install on-vehicle camera systems for its trash and recycle trucks. At its Sept. 14 meeting, the City Council approved, by a 9-0 vote, the purchase and installation of a 3rd Eye...
St. Charles turns off another water well due to contamination
On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) instructed the City of St. Charles to cease operations for City Well 4 after the well previously tested positive for vinyl chloride.
U.S. Women's Medical Center: Specializing in Alleviating Hormone-Related Symptoms
Many women are struggling with hormone-related symptoms like disrupted sleep, confusion, and feelings of unfamiliarity. There is a resource in the U.S. Women's Medical Center, which offers a comprehensive solution to these hormonal problems.
St. Peters seeks to classify video services as utilities
During the Board of Aldermen meeting on Sept. 14, St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano described a need for the Missouri legislature to address the rising costs of video service providers. “Every one of us on this board has heard complaints from residents, businesses, and so forth,” Pagano said. “We are...
Traffic tickets can be profitable, and fairness isn't the bottom line in city courts where judges impose the fines
Research shows police officers issue more traffic tickets and judges impose more fines when their city gets the money and when the budget is tight.
East Alton to host food truck event
There’s a new food truck festival coming to the Riverbend. In a little over a week, you can head to Van Preter Park in East Alton for an afternoon of food, games, and music. Tyler Lafferty, East Alton Park and Recreation Superintendent says the village has wanted to do an event like this for at least a couple of years. He tells The Big Z Van Preter was their choice over some of the other facilities in town.
Gifts for Local Couple Benefit Hospital Foundation
When Fred and Rose Lammers’ children tried to plan a “surprise” 50th wedding anniversary party for their parents this summer, they made one mistake – asking their mother for her address book. But that “mistake” turned into a great blessing – to the tune of more than $16,000 for Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation.