Wednesday, May 15, 2013
See what your Mehlville and Oakville neighbors had to say to first responders on this holiday to remember those who gave their lives.
May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day, dedicated to the memories of first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice. St. Louis County Police and first responders held their thirty-sixth annual Uniform Day Memorial Ceremony last week, honoring their collegues with the posting of colors, a roll call of the deceased and a 16 volley shotgun salute. We asked Facebook fans to finish this sentence: Thank you, first responders, for _________. And here are some of our favorite answers: Pat Tucker - your constant and unending dedication to your community and the people you serve. Tracy Lynn-Ackermann Wessel - Your quick thinking, courage, and serving others. Gary Brit Rose - Your Courage! Peggy Love Garavaglia - your dedicated, selfless service! …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday night's house fire killed a physically disabled 43-year-old man left his mother, who tried to save him herself, in the hospital with burns, police said.
A house fire in Mehlville Saturday night killed a physically disabled 43-year-old man and left his mother, who tried to pull him from the fire herself, badly burned, police said. Talking over the shrill screech of the fire alarm and scorched smell in the air, neighbors said the man, called Jim or Jimmy, often road around in a motorized scooter talking to neighbors. He lived in the home with his parents. The fire had engulfed the northeast corner when Mehlville Fire Protection District arrived around 7:40 p.m. at the small, residential street of Oledel Road, tucked behind the Royale Orleans Banquet Center off of Telegraph Road, said St. Louis County Police Department Media Relations Officer Randy Vaughn. After her son was rushed from the …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Police found methamphetamine on a room occupant at the South County Holiday Inn after a smoke alarm was triggered in the room, then find the same renter at a meth lab at the Super 8 in Fenton.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Saturday, December 15, 2012
A South County man who set off smoke alarms in a hotel Sunday while attempting to make methamphetamine was arrested the next day for trying to make meth in another motel room, police said. Stephen L. Langendorf, 19, of the 5700 block of Wieland Drive in South County, was charged Tuesday with two counts of possessing a meth precursor with intent to manfacture methamphetamine. St. Louis County Police said a smoke alarm was triggered Sunday at the Holiday Inn at 4234 Butler Hill Drive in Langendorf’s room. Police found meth ingredients and emptied pseudoephedrine blister packs in the room and found meth on one of the room’s occupants. The next day, police responded to a meth lab reported in the Super 8 Motel in Fenton, 650 South Highway Drive…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tickets are on sale for the annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses boxing matches amongst area firefighters and police officers at Scottrade Center Nov. 21.
Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses features three-round boxing matches between local police officers and firefighters to raise money for The BackStoppers, Inc., an organization that provides immediate financial aid and long-term financial and other support to the families of emergency responders who lose their lives in the line of duty. This annual fundraiser is held in the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis on Thanksgiving Eve, which this year will be Nov. 21. Tickets are $20 and $30 each. The event starts at 7 p.m. Organizers state Grey Eagle Distributors and Budweiser have been title sponsors of Guns ‘N Hoses since the event began in 1987. The first event only raised a few thousand dollars from that low-key start. But Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The districts support each other to protect firefighters during fires in Affton, Mehlville, Oakville and Sunset Hills.
Affton Fire and Mehlville Fire protection districts are working together during this week’s heat wave. Captain Ben Waser told Affton Patch that the districts are prepared to provide extra manpower at fires to keep firefighters safe during this week’s 100-degree temperatures. During fires, firefighters work in shifts—some working hoses or helping residents while the next group prepares to step in. With today’s high temperature forecast at 106 degrees, it could take longer for firefighters to recover after their first shift. "There’s only a certain amount of work a guy can do in extreme heat," Waser said. “There’s no escaping the heat. A guy can’t recover.” Waser also had some tips for staying safe in extreme heat. “Be sensible in the high …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
A roundup of local stories for Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Amidst Ice, Emergency Crews Tackle Fire The National Guard assisted Affton and Mehlville Firefighters with the house fire. No one was hurt. Furries and Flurries: Keeping Your Pets Safe this Winter What pet owners should consider in winter weather. Skateless Driveway Ice Hockey Breaks Out in Fenton Too slick for cars, driveway became center ice for a neighborhood hockey game Tuesday afternoon. Webster Groves Man Mixes and Masters New Trades Tom Knecht discusses teaching himself to become a recording artist, on top of a handful of other trades. Patch Introduces the Widget Bloggers can provide Patch's regional news, for free, on their Web page.