Week in Review: Terror Threat Against Church, Fatal ATV Accident and Barber Shop Shooting

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:

  • An O'Fallon man is dead after the ATV he was riding flipped and ejected him and two others from the vehicle on Sunday morning.
  • A man who told police he practices witchcraft phoned in threats against Matthais' Lot Church and the church's pastor on Sunday.
  • Gunshots were fired inside a Wentzville barber shop. The incident began with a conversation about the Newtown, CT, school shooting and ended with a man shooting multiple shots at another man's feet.
  • Noemi Guyton, of St. Peters, was first cousin to the teacher widely hailed as a hero to her first-grade students in the midst of the shooting at Sandy Hook.
  • A local mother shared her thoughts on school safety and what more can be done in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
  • The St. Charles School District has identified $2.5 million in security upgrades that are needed across the district, including installing an alarm system
  • A St. Charles County man was charged Dec. 10 after threatening his brother with a knife.
  • More than  went missing from a St. Peters home.
  • Elizabeth Hollman runs a business called Me and the Mouse Travel, an agency that helps families plan their Disney vacations for free.
  • Two St. Peters residents were among those involved in a scheme that provided Missouri drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. 
  • A St. Charles landlord is accused of assaulting his tenants to get them removed from his property and then keeping the rent and deposit money.
  • Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns River City Casino and Lumiere Place in St. Louis, plans to purchase Ameristar Casinos.
  • O'Fallon adopted an ordinance that limits funeral protests within 300 feet of any cemetery, funeral home, church, or similar locations during or within one hour before or after a funeral or burial service.
  • A St. Charles County task force will study and make recommendations to improve safety at local schools and colleges.
  • Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan issued a last week.
  • The Pretzel Stop is moving its small, drive through operation from Ford Lane in St. Charles to a space three times as big off of Jungermann Road in St. Peters.
  • Tuition to the half-day preschool program in the St. Charles School District will increase next year by $50 a year. 
  • High winds knocked out power to about 10 percent of Ameren UE customers in the St. Charles area on Thursday.
  • MoDOT expert Linda Wilson Horn answered traffic and road questions in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
  • Two local Boy Scouts recently helped make O'Fallon's Veterans Memorial Walk a more comfortable place for visitors.
  • The world did not end on Friday. And here's why. 
  • St. Charles has dismissed the city's current director of Human Resources and now plans to reorganize the department to save money.


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