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Week in Review: Woman Caught With Pounds of Marijuana, Man Makes Meth in Hotel and Bridge Explosion

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 PatchSt. Peters PatchO'Fallon Patch and Wentzville Patch — over the last few days:

  • Warm our hearts with your best holiday pictures! Win prizes by sharing your snapshots in our contest, sponsored by Patch and the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, which runs the annual Christmas on Main Street.
  • Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
  • Construction crews exploded a portion of the Blanchette Bridge.
  • St. Charles County Drug Task Force detectives found more than 8 pounds of marijuana in a woman’s home in St. Peters Tuesday.
  • Thies Farm plans to open its third location in the St. Louis area off of Greensbottom Road in St. Charles in early December. 
  • A St. Charles man faces criminal charges for making methamphetamine at an extended stay hotel, less than 2,000 feet from a daycare.
  • A man robbed a woman by holding a knife to her throat, threatening to kill her and burn down her house Nov. 4.
  • Missouri Mercantile opened a second shop on Main Street in St. Charles.
  • An O’Fallon woman woke to find a man standing over her bed early Sunday morning. Another person chased the man out of the house.
  • More information was released on the six suspects who led police on two separate car chases, one of which ended with a crash in West St. Louis County, after they had attempted to rob Von Maur in Lake Saint Louis.
  • Three Fort Zumwalt South student-athletes have decided to keep playing sports at the college level by signing national letters of intent.
  • At Thursday's Board meeting, the .
  • Melinda Okai, a former controller at Missouri Baptist University in Creve Coeur and O'Fallon resident, was .
  • With Thanksgiving behind us, it's officially Christmas season. So we outlined five places to cut down your own Christmas tree.
  • Volunteers are needed to ring bells for the Salvation Army for the holidays.
  • A Wentzville Middle School had a few drug violations.
  • St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann nominated Tim Lohmar to replace Jack Banas as prosecuting attorney.
  • An O'Fallon woman was seriously injured in a car wreck in Lincoln County over the weekend.
  • Patch readers reacted to the ripple effects of the collapse of Hostess Brands hit Patch towns around St. Louis as employees lost their jobs last week.
  • A 14-year-old was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

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