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New Upscale Restaurant, Metal Detector Restrictions Among Most-Read Stories in April

With April now in the rearview mirror, we look back at the ten most-read stories on O'Fallon Patch during that month.

1. O'Fallon Election Results for the April 2 Election

O'Fallon Patch readers were glued to their computer monitors checking up on the most important races of the April 2 election. And there was no better place to be watching election returns then on O'Fallon Patch. 

2. New Upscale Restaurant Plans to Open in O’Fallon in May

O’Fallon will soon be home to a new upscale restaurant.

David Sparks, of Sparks Family Enterprises, LLC, applied for a conditional use permit (CUP) to open Eleven 65 at 1165 Technology Dr.

This vacant building was the former home of J. Buck's Restaurant, located between the Staybridge Suites and Holiday Inn Express.

3. Hennessy Re-Elected O'Fallon Mayor

Another election-related story. This one, as you can imagine, was about the race for mayor. 

4. O'Fallon Metal Detector Hobbyists Restricted; Must Turn Over Finds

A quirky story of sorts. If you're into metal detecting as a hobby, keep in mind that anything you find in an O'Fallon city park belongs to the city thanks to a recent bill passed into law.

The law also regulates the use of recreational metal detectors in the city's parks. The story was met with plenty of criticism and one O'Fallon lawmaker has been trying to revise the law ever since.

5. Man Threatens to Kill Sister Before Firing Shotgun Near Her

An O’Fallon man was accused of threatening his sister and firing shotgun blasts into the ground near her car Saturday.

O’Fallon Police said Kyle Gorman, 19, screamed at his sister that he was going to kill her and fired the gun into the ground in the 400 block of White Chapel. The two both live at the address.

Gorman was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree domestic assault.

6. Assumption School Closed Today After Threat Made on Social Media

Just days after the Boston Bombing, Assumption School in O'Fallon closed after a threat was made against the school via social media. Our friends over at Fox2 News reported that a bomb threat was made over Instagram involving three area schools: Assumption in O'Fallon and Immaculate Conception in Dardenne Prairie and Fort Zumwalt West Middle School. 

7. O'Fallon Voters Re-elect 5 City Council Members

Another election story. Go figure. 

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A St. Charles County woman was accused of choking her daughter and banging her head against the floor.

Denise Myers, 42, of the first block of Cottonwood Drive in St. Charles County nearO’Fallon, was charged Monday with third-degree domestic assault.

A St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputy said Myers threw her 17-year-old daughter to the floor at their home, choked her and banged her head against the floor. The deputy said the daughter had red marks on her neck and a bump on her head.

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O'Fallon Patch readers love business news in all forms. This simple roundup of new businesses coming to town gained plenty of attention. 

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Who doesn't love a good feel-good story? 

An O'Fallon man is now $100,000 richer after winning big in the Missouri Lottery. 

Joseph Saller, 57, picked up the big payday after one of his tickets in the "$1,000,000 Classic Cash" game came up as a $100,000 winner. According to a release from the Missouri Lottery, Saller lucked into the winning ticket by going into work on his day off.

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