Week in Review: Deviant Sex Charges, Election Results and a New Dunkin' Donuts Coming to Town
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on the four St. Charles County Patch sites — St. Charles Patch, St. Peters Patch, O'Fallon Patch and Wentzville Patch.
Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around St. Charles County? Not to worry. Patch has your back.
In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the four St. Charles County Patch sites — St. Charles Patch, St. Peters Patch, O'Fallon Patch and Wentzville Patch — over the last few days:
- Mitt Romney's selection for a Vice-Presidential pick could have impact on November here in races beyond the White House. See what Patch political influencers said what it means for Missouri. In another snap poll, influencers said Paul Ryan as VP galvanizes Missouri Republicans.
- A St. Charles County man was arrested after police say he solicited sex with a 12 year old
- St. Charles County voters overwhelmingly approved Prop R.
- St. Peters Voters approved a tax hike for Parks and Storm Water Projects.
- Sen. Scott Rupp lost his republican nomination for Secretary of State to Rep. Shane Schoeller.
- Wentzville's Prop T — a 1/2-cent sales tax renewal for the purpose of funding transportation improvements — got voter approval.
- A St. Peters man was killed in an Iowa car collision.
- Two men stole hundreds of dollars in change from a laundromat in St. Peters.
- St. Charles will get a Dunkin' Donuts shop at the intersection of Boone's Lick Road and 5th Street.
- A casino-funded petition seeks a vote on a compromise for a smoking ban that would remain in effect in Lake Saint Louis and O'Fallon.
- A woman was charged with selling heroin to an undercover officer in St. Peters.
- Lake Saint Louis residents said farewell to its Landmark 'Liberty Tree'.
- On Wednesday, a group of gathered to remember those fallen in Milwaukee at a St. Peters Sikh Gurdwara.
- With an increase in railroad crossing crashes and trespass fatalities, Operation Lifesaver will participate in positive enforcement activities in St. Charles, St. Louis and Jefferson Counties.
- A man pushed his girlfriend to the ground Saturday and took her vehicle with her child in the back seat, St. Charles Police said.
- The new Wentzville Sam's Club is now hiring.
- A St. Charles man faces criminal charges for stalking a woman and peeping in her window to see her partially or fully nude.
- A fire destroyed a 16-unit apartment building located in the 800 block of Spring Avenue Saturday night in St. Charles.
- O'Fallon police searched for a suspect that robbed a Circle K.
- A St. Charles man died following a single-car accident on Interstate 70 Friday evening.
- St. Charles voters will be asked in November to approve issuing $15.7 million in general obligation bonds this fall to pay for three big projects: a new fire station, a public works building and imrovements to a parking garage.
- A St. Charles man is facing criminal charges of having sex with an 11-year-old child in 2009.
- The Wentzville Board of Aldermen considered a new traffic commission.
- More than 400 Patch readers weighed in on the Chick-Fil-A and Gay Marriage issue. Do you support the chain's stance?
- Patch launched a new contest! The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
- Several members of the St. Charles School Board raised questions about the district's move to standards based grading.
- Lindenwood University was named one of the top colleges to work for in 2012.
- Missouri, previously named the Show Me State, was dubbed the 'Great Rivers State'.