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Week in Review: Hennessy Re-Elected Mayor, Man Charged With Burglarizing 25 Vacant Homes and More

We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on O'Fallon Patch from last week.

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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the O'Fallon Patch from the last few days.

O'Fallon Man Charged With Burglarizing 25 Vacant Homes in St. Peters

  • An O'Fallon man previously charged withburglarizing four vacant homes for copper pipes and wiring now faces 26 such charges in St. Peters. Joshua Middleton, 23, of the 400 block of Briscoe Lane in O’Fallon, now is charged with 25 counts of second-degree burglary and one count of felony theft. Most of the burglaries are said to have taken place last December and January.

Updated: Man Gets 10 Years For Manslaughter in DWI Crash

  • Patrick Walsh was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for the DWI crash that killed two people and injured five in September 2011. Walsh pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and five counts of second-degree assault. “Unlike Mr. Brueggen and Mr. McLemore, you will have an opportunity to reclaim your life. They won’t have that opportunity,” St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Michael T. Jamison told Walsh before he handed down the sentence. Police estimated that Walsh was driving about 100 mph when his car rear-ended the Chevy Tahoe, which flipped several times. Steven Brueggen, 38, of Florissant, and Michael McLemore, 37, of O’Fallon, were killed.

O'Fallon Voters Re-elect 5 City Council Members

  • O'Fallon City Council members Rick Lucas, Jim Pepper, Rick Battelle, Jeff Schwentker and Mike Snowden retained their seats in the April 2013 election.

Hennessy Re-Elected O'Fallon Mayor

  • O'Fallon voters re-elected Bill Hennessy for a second mayoral term on Tuesday, April 2. Hennessy, who has served as mayor since 2009 and on the O'Fallon City Council for 10 years, won with about 69 percent of the votes, with 4,239 votes. 

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