Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The St. Louis County Council and AT&T are both working this week to stop teens from texting while driving with the No Text on Board Pledge, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis County Council passed a resolution Tuesday night designating Wednesday as No Text on Board Pledge Day. Teen drivers are being asked to take the pledge against texting while drivin, which AT&T is spearheading. There is even a Facebook page dedicated to the No Text on Board Pledge. According to the Post article, the move is a reaction to a new study that shows peer pressure plays a role in teen texting while driving because teens expect a quick response back from friends when they send a message. The study reportedly also inidcated that texting while driving teens are 23 times more likely to cause a crash, according to the Post. The article also states that AT&T visiting schools …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Police said the rape occurred April 16 at Chicago Heights Boulevard just north of Olivette.
A St. Louis County teen has been ordered to stand trial as an adult on charges that he raped a woman April 16. St. Louis County Family Court Judge Michael Burton ruled that Roland Robinson, who is 16 years and 10 months old, would be tried as an adult. The St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office filed a forcible rape charge Monday against Robinson, of the 9800 block of Chicago Heights Boulevard, an unincorporated area sandwiched between Olivette and Overland. According to a St. Louis County Police report, Robinson initiated sexual intercourse with the victim at his home, and did not stop when she told him, “No.” The report reads that Robinson pinned her down, forcibly removed her clothes and had sex with the victim. Bond was set at $100,000, …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Another teen was charged in April with the break in.
A second man has been charged in an April 9 burglary in the 7300 block of Milan Avenue. Kevin Knowles Jr., 18, of the 2300 block of Cedar Lake Drive in Maryland Heights, was charged Tuesday with second-degree burglary and stealing. University City Police said in a report that Knowles kicked in the door and he and Brendan Hunter, 17, of Vinita Park, stole a television valued at $1,300 from the home. Knowles left a fingerprint on a computer that had been moved during the burglary, according to the report. Knowles did not know the victims. Hunter was charged in April for the burglary.
Friday, March 9, 2012
University City High School student Alysha French will compete in the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition this weekend.
A University City High School student will compete this weekend in the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition with the chance of winning thousands of dollars in scholarships. Alysha French will sing at the competition, competing against 118 other acts. The preliminary rounds on March 10 and 11 will narrow the field down to about 30 acts. The final 12 will perform at The Fabulous Fox Theater on April 27. The first, second and third place winners earn $7,000, $5,000 or $3,000 in scholarships, respectively. Other universities and organizations, such as Lindenwood University or The Muny, are also offering scholarships and prizes. Check back with Patch to see how if Alysha makes it on to the final rounds.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The University City group worked Jan. 6 to develop a survey that would help it understand community attitudes about city services.
A mayor's task force met Jan. 6 at City Hall in University City to discuss objectives and strategies for providing more activities and greater access to resources for youth and seniors. Mayor Shelley Welsch called for people to be nominated to head the task force. She said its job will be to become more familiar with the concerns of the community and to present University City citizens with access to information that will aid them. Abbie Carter and Shirley Soule were named to the task force at the meeting. "I can take on this role with the help of everyone here," Soule said. The group evaluated a survey created by students at Washington University as part of its effort to get feedback from youth and seniors in the community. Several group …