Friday, March 1, 2013
St. Louis County Police said no one was injured in the Thursday evening blast.
A Mehlville man faces charges for causing an explosion outside the Avon Beauty Supply Store just before 8 p.m. Thursday in the 11800 block of Tesson Ferry Road. The explosion shook neighboring buildings and shattered a glass pane window and damaged window framing at the Avon Store. There are no known injuries from the blast. Joseph Wambach, 49, of the 4400 block of Mattis Road in Mehlville, was charged Friday with knowingly exploding or burning. Wambach was captured on surveillance video, according to court documents. He placed the unknown explosive object on the ground outside the Avon store and walked into a neighboring bar, according to a St. Louis County Police news release. Wambach struggled with officers from the St. Louis County …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
This Affton house is the only St. Louis area finalist in Patch’s national Deck the House contest! Vote now to help them win $100,000 for schools.
Could this be the best “decked” house in the country? Possibly. Congrats to Patrick and Denise Dolan for being chosen as one of the 24 finalists in our Deck the House contest! The Dolan’s Christmas decorations are so elaborate that Patrick Dolan finally bought a second electric service so they could run the washing machine and microwave at the same time as the nativity scene and the singing Santa. Patrick added 5,000 lights this year, drawing a total of more than 100 amps of power. Denise posts on Facebook constantly and has reached out to all her social networks, asking friends to vote for what Affton has come to call “the house with all the lights.” For more: We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Find homes for sale in Oakville, Affton and Crestwood in this week's real estate wrap-up.
House hunting this weekend? We've got listings from three great Patch communities: Mehlville, Affton and Sunset Hills. Need an agent? Find one in the Patch directory. Oakville Homes 2834 Firelight - 4 bed 3 bath, Open House 1-3 p.m. Sunday 3105 Andover Manor Court - 3 bed 2.5 bath, Open House 2-4 p.m. Sunday 5525 Oakville Heights Court - 3 bed 3 bath, Open House 1-3 p.m. Sunday 4319 Massabielle Drive - 3 bed 3 bath, Open House 2-4 p.m. Sunday Affton Homes 9655 Chamblin Drive - 4 bed 3 bath, Open House 12-2 p.m. Sunday 9804 Antonia - 3 bed 2 bath, Open House 1-3 p.m. Sunday 8925 Eden Avenue - 3 bed 2 bath, Open House 12-2 p.m. Sunday 9035 Philo Avenue - 3 bed 2 bath, Open House 1-4 p.m. Sunday Crestwood Homes 9235 Lodge Pole Lane - 2 bed 1…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Christopher Marks, the 12-year-old from Affton, is still missing from the Meramec River.
Missing Christopher Marks was last seen swinging from a tire above the Meramec River by a family member with him Sunday night at the Pacific Palisades Conservation Area, confirmed St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch at the scene Tuesday morning. Stay up-to-date with this story at Affton Patch or on their Facebook page. Fitch said this effort is still consider a search and rescue endeavor. Christopher is a 12-year-old from Affton who will be a seventh grader at Rodgers Middle School. Police are searching specifically up to one mile downstream of where Christopher, his twin sister, stepfather and friends were Sunday evening. "We will not stop until we've search over and over and over again all the options," said Fitch. "The officers won'…
Friday, June 29, 2012
JB Blast is now postponed. Click the first link for new information.
UPDATE: Just kidding. They are now postponed. Other cities may be canceling their Fourth of July fireworks celebrations due to the hot, dry weather, but so far, the annual JB Blast celebration is still on. "There are no plans to cancel JB Blast," said St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger. "It's going to be really dry, but I think we are going to be OK." Stenger will be singing the national anthem at the event, which draws as many as 20,000 people each year. Stenger addressed residents' cancellation fears at an Affton Chamber of Commerce event today, adding that the annual fireworks show draws people from around the St. Louis area. The chamber's executive director Joan Edleson agreed with Stenger that the show will probably not be …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A poker-wielding youth may have stopped the break-in and attempt to take the child.
An Oakville woman and an Affton man who attempted to take the woman's child from a family member’s home in St. Charles Friday were charged Saturday as an accessory to a burglary. A third suspect was being treated for injuries at Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. A juvenile attacked one intruder with a fireplace poker and may have stopped the attempt, according to a St. Charles Police report. Jennifer Temm, 34, of the 2800 block of Owendale Court in Oakville, and Matthew Wakeman, 26, of Affton, were charged Saturday with accessory to burglary. Lt. David Senter with the St. Charles Police Department said that other charges could be pending on the two, including assault and property damage. Senter also said charges likely will be filed …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Elvedin Halkic allegedly ran a red light on Lindbergh Boulevard at East Concord Road and struck Edna "Sue" Binder's car.
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