Friday, April 12, 2013
Hazelwood Patch Editor Candace Jarrett reflects on experiencing the EF2 tornado that ripped through Hazelwood Wednesday. Where were you when the sudden storm hit?
As I wrap up my almost 24-hour work day, I'm finally able to sit back and think about the fact I survived a tornado on Wednesday. You always look at media coverage and movies where natural disasters happen, and I don't know about you, but I've asked myself time after time: "What would I do if I were in that situation?" First, I would pray to the good Lord above. Second, I would whip out my camera and go into journalist mode. Third, when all the chaos was over, I would ensure my family was OK. When it happens, plans go out the window, kind of like when you deliver a baby. As I drove down Howdershell Road Wednesday night, slowing to a halt near Lynn Haven Lane because of heavy rains, I can't tell you much about what happened because I was in…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Chief Don Miner was introduced at the Feb. 20 Hazelwood City Council meeting.
Just months after retiring from the University City Fire Department, Chief Don Miner has a new job. Miner was introduced at the chief of the Robertson Fire Protection District at the Feb. 20 Hazelwood City Council meeting. Robertson services the northwestern portion of Hazelwood along with Bridgeton and portions on unincorporated St. Louis County. Former Robertson fire chief David Tilley announced Sept. 11, 2012, he planned to retire in 2013, and he recently did so. "It's just time for me to retire," Tilley said. "It's been a great run for me, but I've certainly enjoyed you folks in the City of Hazelwood." "I'd like to thank the City of Hazelwood for the times I had working with you all," Tilley said. "Hopefully we will continue the long-…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
As part of the program children in need create a wish list and people can sponsor children for Christmas.
St. Louis Crisis Nursery has been in the Greater St. Louis Area 26 years. The organization, is an independent, not-for-profit agency funded by donations and committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by providing short-term, emergency shelter for children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with emergencies or who are in crisis. Is looking for community members to help out a child this year via it's Holiday Hearts program. As of Dec. 6, only 35 families out of 500 still need to be adopted for the holidays, according to the Crisis Nursery twitter feed. As part of the program children in need create a wish list and people can sponsor children for Christmas. "Our goal is to not have any children wake up on Christmas and think…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The man was sentenced Thursday for sodomizing a boy at his home in Hazelwood.
Kevin Thompson, a former director of Good Shepherd Children and Family Services in University City, has been sent to prison for 15 years for sodomizing a foster child who lived with him in Hazelwood. Thompson, 45, was sentenced by St. Louis County Circuit Judge Thomas J. Prebil. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thompson was convicted of 11 counts of second-degree statutory sodomy. Some of the sentences run concurrently, giving him a sentence of 15 years in a state prison. The victim was a 16-year-old boy who was sodomized in 2009. Prosecutors say Thompson had met the boy through Thompson's work at Good Shepherd. Authorities verified that none of the sex acts took place at Good Shepherd. According to its web site, Good Shepherd …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The museum, located in the St. Louis Mills, features vast collections of gear, plus displays explaining the world of firefighting, a tribute to the Sept. 11 first responders, and more.
When it comes to hot exhibits sure to get visitors fired up, the First Due Fire Museum at the St. Louis Mills in Hazelwood is sizzling. The museum was founded on May 10, 2004, by firefighters Eric Kiehl, Chester Jones and Steve Arnold as a way to promote fire safety education. “The goal for the museum was education,” Kiehl said. “Letting the public know what firefighters are all about – the type of work that we do, the type of equipment that we use, the gear that we wear – mainly it was an educational thing.” But there was another reason the three decided to open a museum packed with a fascinating collection of fire-fighting memorabilia. “Because we had so much stuff,” Kiehl said, laughing. So much stuff indeed. The 2400-square-foot museum…
Friday, March 23, 2012
St. Louis is rallying in support of justice for the teen who was shot and killed near his father's home in a gated community in Sanford, FL. Upload your photos from the rally, march and prayer vigil.
The case of a teenage boy being shot and killed in a gated community armed with only a bag of Skittles and an iced tea has pulled on the heartstrings of St. Louisans. Trayvon Martin's fizzled for more than three weeks until it gained social media attention and was propelled into national headlines. Now supporters in St. Louis are taking a stand. Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m., those in support of bringing Trayvon Martin's family justice marched downtown. St. Louis Aldermanic Board President, Lewis Reed, organized the march. A prayer vigil and rally will be held at Tower Grove Park at 7 p.m. About the Case Martin is the 17-year-old Florida teen a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain shot to death Feb. 26. The captain, George …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The July 29 PatchCast--the last one of the month--includes varied news headlines from across St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Check it out and tell us what piece of news you enjoyed reading this week, even if it isn't on the list.
July 29 PatchCast headlines for St. Louis and St. Charles counties: