Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tessa Vanvlerah, of Ballwin, was sentenced this week for allowing and participating in the rape of her infant daughter, according to the Post-Dispatch and KMOV.
As previously reported by Patch, Tessa Vanvlerah, 22, of the 200 block of Solon Drive in Ballwin pled guilty to charges of sexual assault following allegations that she and an assistant college professor violated the woman's infant daughter. According to KMOV.com Tuesday, a judge sentenced Vanvlerah to two consecutive life prison terms for sexually assaulting her five-month-old daughter along with the California man she met online. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Vanvlerah admitted to repeatedly performing sex acts on her infant daughter and pled guilty to one count each of statutory rape, statutory sodomy and incest. Vanvlerlah's attorney had reportedly tried to get her probation because of a psychological disorder, according to…
Friday, April 20, 2012
A man who was assaulted in Ballwin, stopped at a Town and Country gas station for help Thursday night.
According to Town and Country police, they got the call around 9:25 p.m. of a person in need of help at the Phillips 66 gas station near the intersection of Woods Mill and Clayton roads. Police tell Patch the man said he was a victim of an assault in Ballwin and Ballwin police did arrive on the scene to investigate. "It's there investigation now," Corporal Chris Moore told Town and Country -Manchester Patch Thursday night. Moore said an ambulance did arrive on the scene and he believed the apparent assault victim was taken the hospital, but he was not sure which one. No word on on the victims's condition as of late Thursday night.
Monday, March 19, 2012
A mother and her three children found shot to death in apparent murder-suicide attended St. Joseph Church in Manchester. The pastor of that church and the family have issued statements, but funeral arrangements will not be released.
UPDATED 7:15 p.m., Monday- The Archdiocese of Saint Louis tells Patch Christine Adewunmi, 37, and her three children Kate, 3, Samantha, 6, and Lauren, 8, were members of the St. Joseph parish in Manchester. The church is located just south of Manchester Road off Sulphur Spring Road. The Archdiocese also confirms the children were involved in the St. Joseph Athletic Association. (Read Previous Story: Parkway Children and Mother Found Shot to Death) According to local news reports, the bodies of the three West County children, between the ages of 3 and 8, and their mother were found Saturday afternoon at a campground southeast of St. Louis. The bodies were reportedly found by a guest at the Blue Springs Ranch who was walking on the grounds…
Monday, December 19, 2011
Having trouble picking that perfect holiday gift? "Patch" has rounded up the top ten gift ideas for people who have everything.
Chesterfield Synergi Med Spa The gift of pampering is available this Christmas. Synergi Med Spa offers rejuvenating body and skin treatments including facials, peels, microdermabrasion, Botox and massages. Synergi Med Spa offers gift certificates, which may be purchased online, by mailing a check to the spa or in person. Techno Hoodies These ultramodern hoodies have built-in headphones that can be connected to an mp3 player or smartphone. The warm jersey-fleece hoodies can be machine washed, but must be laid flat to dry. Available for men, women, boys and girls. Available at Old Navy $34.94 to $44.94 Naked Cork Club Membership Do you have a oenophile (wine lover) in your midst? Naked Vine offers a gift that can last all year. Naked Vine…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
"Patch" has rounded up the top ten toys on almost every child's list.
Nintendo 3DS (ages 6+) This portable, handheld entertainment system now comes in 3-D without the need for glasses. The graphics may be turned down to reduce the 3D effect to any level or turned off completely with the built-in 3-D depth slider to play games in 2-D. It also has a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor can react to the motion and tilt of the system. The Nintendo 3DS also has a built-in camera. Available at: Best Buy, Walmart, Kmart, Target Pricing: The basic console starts at $145. Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Doll (ages 4-6) The Lalaloopsy doll has crazy, wild hair that bends for styling. It curls, twist and can be straightened. There are different Lalaloopsy characters for your child's different interests, including Blossom …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Several West County restaurants will be open Thanksgiving day. Restaurant offerings include traditional Thanksgiving fare, regular menu items and evening cocktails.
Town and Country-Manchester Uncle Bill's Pancake and Dinner House Time: Uncle Bill's will be open regular hours, but serving its special Thanksgiving meals only until 10 p.m. Pricing: The cost for the Thanksgiving special is $12.95. Menu: Enjoy classic Thanksgiving foods such as turkey, ham, yams, dressing, mashed potatoes and various desserts. The Country Club Time: Open in the evening, 7 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pricing: Regular menu prices Menu: Open for drinks only Ruby Tuesday Time: Ruby Tuesday will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pricing: Regular menu prices Menu: Usual menu offerings Chesterfield Yia Yia's European Cafe Time: Seating will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pricing: The cost for adults is $24.99. The cost for children ages 5 …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Take a look at local garage sales this weekend and what you can expect to find at them.
Manchester Address: Big Bend Woods Subdivision, 826 Wheelwright Dr., Manchester Time, date: Saturday Items for sale include: Children's and teen bicycles; Tonka trucks; furniture including dinette table and chairs, bookshelves, patio furniture; camping gear; sporting goods including unused skateboard ramp, roller blades; housewares Chesterfield Address: 1547 Woodroyal West Dr., Chesterfield Time, date: 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday Items for sale include: Furniture including dining room set with matching custom rug, living room set, office desk, occasional chairs; electronics including Yamaha stereo receiver, Paradigm sub and center channel speakers, 200 amp cutler hammer panel with some breakers, Vandersteen model one speakers for $300, Bose…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Take a look at local garage sales this weekend and what you can expect to find at them.
Garage sale season has begun, and people are cleaning out their basements, closets and garages. From standard housewares to rare finds, garage sales are some of the best places to shop on a Saturday morning. Here's a list of garage sales happening in the area this weekend. Town and Country - Manchester Address: 13000 Thornhill Dr., Town and Country (Estate sale) Time, date: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday Items for sale include: Furniture including Henredon bedroom and living roomsets, cherry dining room set, dinette set, antique chest and rocking chair, accent tables and chairs, Henredon coffee and side tables, entertainment center, sleeper sofa and La-Z Boy leather recliner; original art by local artists including David…
Friday, November 4, 2011
Take a look at local garage sales this weekend, starting Friday Nov. 4, and what you can expect to find at them.
Garage sale season has begun, and people are cleaning out their basements, closets and garages. From standard housewares to rare finds, garage sales are some of the best places to shop on a Saturday morning. Here's a list of garage sales happening in the area this weekend. Town and Country-Manchester Address: 2034 Grecian Way, Manchester Time, date: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday Items for sale include: Various items Address: 464 & 428 Lynwood Forest Dr., Manchester (Four-family sale) Time, date: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Items for sale include: Furniture, toys, jewelry, children's books, antiques, housewares Address: 817 Big Bend Woods Dr., Manchester Time, date: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday Items for sale include: Baby items, cookware, a set of …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
In this week's "Food Fight," we compare shrimp tempura rolls from three West County restaurants.
Shrimp tempura rolls are a guilty pleasure on sushi menus across West County, because deep-frying is part of the process. The roll can be made with the rice inside or outside and is filled with shrimp and most commonly slices of avocado and cucumber. The frying can come in the form of shrimp tempura inside or deep frying the entire roll. Tempura refers to seafood or vegetables that have been battered and fried. Shrimp tempura rolls have a sweet, savory and creamy taste and texture that is freshened by the cucumber, avocado and the usual accompaniments of pickled ginger and wasabi. Wasabi Sushi Bar 1066 Town and Country Crossing Dr., Town and Country Wasabi Sushi Bar, the sixth of a chain of restaurants, has a modern flair. A steady stream …