Sunday, February 17, 2013
The following mug shots were taken from various St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County Patch crime reports between Feb. 9 through Feb. 15.
Information for Mugs in the News is provided by the Jefferson County, St. Charles County and St. Louis County law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome. Questions about this feature? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Mastodon State Park in Jefferson County combines hiking and archeology.
Mastodon State Park is a little gem tucked away in Jefferson County, just south of Arnold. This park is the site of the Kimmswick Bone Bed, a famous deposit of Pleistocene ice age fossils. Why so famous? Because in 1979 archeologists studying here were finally able to prove that humans once roamed alongside—and hunted--giant ice age beasts, like the mastodon. Mastodon State Park is an easy drive down Hwy 55, about 8 miles south of Arnold in Imperial. The park has a certain Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde quality to it. On the one hand, it’s an internationally famous archeological site, complete with a museum dedicated to the mastodon. On the other hand, it’s a beautiful park with three trails and a crystal clear creek to splash around in. The two …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
MoDOT's plan to save $512 million by making job, facility and budget cuts is approved. The necessary changes are already taking place.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) plan to cut staff, facilities and equipment in an effort to save the department $512 million. MoDOT presented the plan to the commission on May 4 and it was approved Wednesday. Read Previous Story: Transportation Funding Crisis Blamed For MoDOT Cuts For the most part, the approved version of the plan is what was presented in May: reduce the size of staff by 1,200, close 135 facilities and sell more than 740 pieces of equipment. MoDOT Director Kevin Keith said that by 2015, this plan will not only save the department $512 million, but it will save the department $117 million annually, which will be used for road and bridge …
The "Suburban Journals" is closing it's St. Peters office and moving its staff to the company's Town and Country headquarters.
Suburban Journals is closing its St. Peters office located at 4212 N. Service Rd. in St. Peters and moving its staff to the company's Town and Country headquarters located at 14522 S. Outer 40 Rd. It's a move that was reportedly considered last year, but then decided against. The paper's publisher Dave Bundy did not return repeated requests over the last few weeks from Town and Country-Manchester Patch for an interview about the move. However, last week, Bundy confirmed the move to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Post-Dispatch article said the move is to help focus more resources on covering St. Charles County." In that article, Bundy said "the move would not affect the circulation of the newspaper, the number of pages or the amount of …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Travel to Jefferson County for one of the area’s most authentic haunted attractions any time of year.
Ghost hunting isn’t just for Halloween anymore. If you ever wanted to see real life “paranormal activity” you need to visit to one of the metro area’s lesser known haunted places, the Morse Mill Hotel. And you should do it quickly, before this 140-year-old Jefferson County mansion is transformed from a ramshackle derelict into a charming French-Colonial bed and breakfast. The hotel is located about 30 minutes from South County in Morse Mill. Some of the hotel’s history has been lost over time, but we know that John Morse built his home and the mill in the 1870s. He also built the nearby iron bridge over the Big River, which you can still cross on foot. A county park (also reported to be haunted) is on the other side. After Morse died, the …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Here’s a round-up of odd and unusual crimes that were reported by local law enforcement in recent weeks.
He Must Have Needed the Money to Buy a Clue If you are handcuffed and detained in a sheriff’s deputy cruiser it’s probably not the best idea to steal the deputy’s wallet. But one man did that after the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department arrested a suspect in a series of electronics and stereo equipment thefts Jan. 17 from vehicles on Stillbrook Estates Drive in Fenton. The man concealed the wallet in his groin, which was discovered at booking. Would You Like Handcuffs With That? It can be very annoying to arrive home with a fast food order and discover someone forgot to put the fries in the bag with the burger. One woman in University City was so ticked off Jan. 10 about her Jack-in-the-Box order being wrong that she not only yelled at …