The effort called "Showering the Community" supplies people with these necessary items that they cannot buy with government assistance programs.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
27 students, including many from Parkway South, have been named as finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Ten students from South High, nine students from Central High and seven students from West High are among 27 Parkway students that have been named as finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. South High Parkway Central recipients include: Parkway West recipients include: North High The top scoring entrants from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) are considered, as well as qualifications surrounding academics, SAT scores and recommendations. The Parkway release said about 8,300 National Merit scholarships totalling $3.2 million will be awarded next spring, while roughly 1.5 million high school juniors enter the …
Monday, April 1, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Paul Latina sent photos of his genitals to a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.
*The following information was supplied by court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. A registered sex offender living in West County is accused of sending photos of his genitals online to a person he believed to be 14 years old. Paul Daniel Latina, 35, of the 300 block of Reindeer Drive in Ballwin, was charged March 26 with attempted sexual misconduct with a minor and failure to register as a sex offender. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) St. Louis County Police reported that Latina was in a chat room with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl on March 25, and he exposed himself to this person by sending online photos of his genitals. Latina previously pleaded …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The City of Manchester is named in the lawsuit involving 233 cities, but the city will not likely incur the costs of the attorney fees even though it will hire representation for the litigation.
Manchester Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution to retain counsel in regard to a class action lawsuit against the city of Manchester. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Mayor David Willson explained that Manchester is one of 233 cities involved in this lawsuit. The City of Town and Country is also named in the lawsuit. Alderman Paul Hamill stated the litigation stems from a class action settlement with AT&T. "Several years ago AT&T agreed to settle a claim related to its failure to pay gross receipts taxes to municipalities for its phone services. Since that settlement, the plaintiff claims that AT&T has included the cost of data services in calculating the taxes and has passed those taxes onto …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced MoDOT Director Kevin Keith's resignation today. Effective immediately, Chief Engineer Dave Nichols will serve as interim director.
Thursday afternoon, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced a change in leadership with the sudden resignation of MoDOT Director Kevin Keith who is taking medical leave immediately. MoDOT released details of the change in the following news release. The Missouri Department of Transportation will see a change in leadership as MoDOT Director Kevin Keith steps down and Chief Engineer Dave Nichols assumes the role of interim director for the department. Keith has submitted his resignation and will leave his role effective immediately, taking a medical leave of absence with plans to retire on July 1, 2013. Nichols will step in as interim MoDOT director for a minimum of one year, according to Missouri Highways and Transportation …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is kicking up enforcement this weekend searching for drunk drivers as St. Patrick's Day celebrations take place around the St. Louis area.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is warning drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Troopers and other police departments around the St. Louis area will be taking place in enforcing the campaign as St. Patrick's Day festivities take place throughout the area. The MSHP made the announcement in a recent news release. During the period of March 14-17, police are cracking down on drunk driving by conducting DWI saturations in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the road. Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes, the release stated. Approximately 205 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver in 2012, according the the MSHP. The MSHP reminds drivers that the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
MoDOT officials say this is the final St. Louis area session so if you have input you want to offer on the future of area transportation, this is your chance.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking the public's input on a future transportation system for the state of Missouri. It is seeking its final Transportation Listening Session in St. Louis this Thursday where the residents are being asked what type of transportation system they want for the state. The session is part of a state-wide initiative called “On The Move.” "Information gathered during these listening sessions, a mobile tour and virtual forums will help the department update Missouri’s long term transportation plan," a MoDOT release stated. Thursday’s Listening Session will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at UniGroup Headquarters, located at 1 Premier Drive in Fenton. The public is invited to the session, but must …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Here are the results from last weekend's Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. in St. Louis County. It was focused on cracking down on impaired driving.
Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers released the results in of the crackdown in a news release. As previously reported by Patch, “Operation A.R.R.E.S.T” (Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team) took place last weekend in St. Louis County Saturday. According to the recent news release, the eight-hour operation netted the following results.
Friday, February 22, 2013
House Bill 134, sponsored by Rep. Sue Allen (R-Town and Country), would require school districts to have specifics in their ant-bullying policies.
The winter weather that had St. Louis in prep mode for much of the week also had an impact on state lawmakers in Jefferson City, forcing the General Assembly and the State Senate into an early recess, with no session held Thursday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Among the bills currently in legislative transit is House Bill 134, sponsored by Rep. Sue Allen (R-Town and Country), which would change laws regarding bullying in schools and establish specific components that a district must include in its anti-bullying policy, according to information on Missouri House of Representatives website. Ruth Ahlemeier, a Ladue School District parent from Olivette, testified in favor of the bill in a House…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Here are the top political and policy stories from Beyond November, a collaboration of the St. Louis Beacon, Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio.