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Primate facility near Festus offers to give up chimps to settle PETA lawsuit over conditions
The "offer of judgment" is not an admission of liability, the filing says. It proposes the appointment of a special master or guardian to find the most appropriate, accredited wildlife sanctuary for the chimps. It also calls for the entry of a "declaratory judgment that there is sufficient evidence
Two local women and a teenager were hurt in a two-vehicle accident west of Arnold
Three people were injured Monday afternoon (June 18) in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 141 at Hwy. 21 west of Arnold, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.At 12:10 p.m., Mary F. Cigulka, 79, of Imperial was driving a 2011 Dodge Avenger north on Hwy. 141 and after allegedly failing to stop at a
House Springs woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug charges, parole violation
Sara M. Norton, 37, of House Springs was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to two felony drug charges and a parole violation, according to court records.In April 2016, Norton, a prior drug offender, was under surveillance by the Jefferson County Municipal Enforcement Group and wa
BBB warns people not to shop at Rural King after nearly 100 complaints filed
The Better Business Bureau warned customers not to shop at an Illinois-based retail store after nearly a hundred complaints were filed about the store's poor customer service.BBBissued a press releaseMonday listingmultiple complaints againstRural King, a retail store headquartered in Mattoon. Rural
Man with rape conviction who skirted sex offender registry tries to rape girl in Webster Groves, charges say
Marlowe Scruggs, 47, of the 2900 block of Alger Avenue, was charged Tuesday with attempted statutory rape, child molestation and failing to register as a sex offender.
Multiple injuries in LL Road crash
Waterloo and Maeystown fire departments, along with Monroe County EMS and Columbia Ambulance Service, joined the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department in responding to the scene of the head-on crash between a tan-colored truck and a white car.
Bear sightings becoming more common in southern Missouri
Recently, bears have been seen in Pevely and Festus. A bear was also spotted south of the viewing area in Van Buren. According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, black bears are native to Missouri, and they are making a comeback after the population was nearly wiped out.
Pacific man dies after being ejected from scooter in Franklin County
Nicholas J. Indelicato, 37, of Pacific died after being thrown from a scooter he was riding early Monday (June 18) in Franklin County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.At about 3 a.m., Indelicato was riding a 2018 Taizhou scooter east on Hogan Road near Grandview Lane just north of I-44 in
Police: Father and son beat man over Pokemon Go dispute
KIRKWOOD, Mo. — A father and son are behind bars, accused of beating a man over the popular smartphone game Pokemon Go.
Beware of bear in Ballwin, police warn
Ina Facebook post, Ballwin police say a resident in the 700 block of Oak Run Lane reported seeing a large bear in the common ground area about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. It was last seen running through the common ground area between the Castle Pines subdivision and Oak Run Lane, police said.
Car stolen in Imperial found nine days later in St. Louis
A rental car stolen from outside a home in the 5000 block of White Oak Lane in Imperial on May 18 was recovered by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on May 27, authorities reported.The victim told the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office that the theft occurred between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. May
Patient arrested for allegedly stealing cellphone from ambulance
A 24-year-old Hillsboro man who was transported by Joachim-Plattin Ambulance to Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City is accused of stealing a cellphone from the ambulance, authorities reported.At 4:20 p.m. June 10, Festus Police got a call from JPAD officials saying they believed the phone was s
Bloomsdale man arrested after allegedly breaking window at Mercy Hospital Jefferson
A 29-year-old Bloomsdale man was arrested for allegedly breaking a window at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City early Thursday (June 14). The man was “displaying signs of being very paranoid,” Crystal City Police reported.At about 2:30 a.m., Crystal City Police got a call that the man was driv
LEGION BASEBALL: Bears beat heat, win two to take title in Festus
FESTUS, Mo. — Zach Seavers was in the dugout watching his teammates suffer in the 100-degree plus heat index sweltering through a long, arduous semifinal game of the Ron Bone Invitational Showcase knowing he didn’t want to put the fielders through that again, especially catcher Konnar Loewen.
Imperial man, a prior offender, arrested for alleged DWI
At about 10:30 p.m. May 8, an officer reportedly spotted the man swerving in and out of the lanes on Vogel Road and pulled him over. The suspect refused to take a breath test, but he appeared intoxicated and was taken into custody, Wooldridge said.
Ballwin police alert residents to bear sighting
BALLWIN, MO – The Ballwin Police Department has sent out a press release stating a residence in the 700 block of Oak Run Lane reported the sighting of a large bear. Police say the bear was seen running in a common area between the Castle Pines subdivision and Oak Run Lane.The Missouri Department of
High Ridge wildlife clinic takes in 5-week-old bobcat kitten
HIGH RIDGE, Mo. – The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in High Ridge is taking care an adorable new kitten!
Firefighters respond to fire at American Legion Post
Emergency personnel arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the building. Responding to the call were the Farmington Fire Department, Wolf Creek Fire Department, Doe Run Fire Department and Park Hills Fire Department. Personnel with the St. Francois County Ambulance District were dispatched to provi
Several injured in area crashes
Two Bonne Terre youth were injured in a crash on Route K and Lorraine Street in Bonne Terre Thursday afternoon.According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 12:35 p.m. Jamie Mitchelle, 35, of Bonne Terre, was driving a 1995 Ford Aerostar west on Route K when Bruce West, 70, who was driving a 20
'There's no greater loss' | Drug overdoses on the rise across St. Louis County
Among the many people who attended, were Mike and Theresa Limmer. Their son, Joseph, died from a heroin overdose exactly one year ago on June 16.