Monday, March 25, 2013
Authorities aren't reporting any major problems on the roadways, but urge motorists to slow down and take it easy. Plus, here are a couple other weather-related notes.
Authorities say the roads in Fenton and High Ridge are OK, but they are urging motorists to take their time. "We had a couple minor accidents off 21, but other than that, nothing major," said Capt. Ron Arnhart, of the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office. "Drivers just need to slow down and take it easy." Officer Aaron Dilks, of the St. Louis County Police Department's Fenton Precinct, said there were a couple minor incidents, but no major problems reported in the city of Fenton. In other weather-related news today, the Jefferson County Library will open at 10 a.m. due to inclement conditions. Also, there will be no Jeffco Express service today.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Here are some spring inspirations for the garden available at Bi-State Landscape Supply in High Ridge.
On a cold, blustery day while traveling in High Ridge, Patch sought a reprieve from the freezing, cold weather and decided to stop by Bi-State Landscape Supply for some spring inspiration. Here are the latest garden decorations we found. Which one is your favorite?
Monday, March 11, 2013
One High Ridge shop owner talks about the latest trends in hair and nails.
The latest trend is in hair is all about color, says one High Ridge shop owner. "Colors with a purple, mahogany or red tinges are really in," said Shannon McBroom, owner of Salon Infinity. McBroom's hair has mahogany undertones (see attached photo). Ombre hair is also popular right now, she said. That's when the roots are dyed darker, and the ends of the hair are lighter. For examples, check out this Glamour Magazine article. And what's hot in nails? Shellac. Nail technician Michele Staub says Shellac, which is like a rubber nail polish, offers a flawless finish for two to three weeks as opposed to regular nail polish that chips off in two to three days. For more information on the product, visit its website. Salon Infinity is located at …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The victim, who died in a two-alarm house fire in unincorporated Fenton, has been identified as 24-year-old Charles Odell.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has confirmed the identity of a man found dead inside a burning home this morning in unincorporated Fenton. The 24-year-old man has been identified as Charles Odell, said Sheriff Glenn Boyer in a news release. The next of kin have been notified. Kelly Kinealy, a friend of Odell's mother, said she watched "Charlie" grow up. She told Patch Odell was a well liked, bright young man. "He will be missed by many," Kinealy said in a comment on an earlier story. "He was a bright and lovable young man. My heart is just sad. It's a sad, sad day." Firefighters originally reported that the home at 14 Ridge Dr. was in High Ridge. However, it is located in Fenton in unincorporated Jefferson County. Odell had been…
Authorities are trying to confirm the identity of a man found inside and the cause of the fire, which completely destroyed the home.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early morning house fire that killed a young man inside the home. Firefighters got the call around 4 a.m., said Asst. Chief John Lakin, of the High Ridge Fire Protection District. When they arrived, flames were through the roof at the single-family home at 14 Ridge Road near High Ridge. Our partners at Fox 2 were on scene early this morning while firefighters were battling the blaze. "Neighbors told us that the home was in foreclosure, and that they thought that one of the family's kids was living there off and on," Lakin told Patch. "They said the gas had been turned off and the young man may have been using a kerosene heater to try and stay warm." Firefighters did a primary search of the …
The man's body was discovered early Tuesday morning.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a man's body was found in a burning home this morning in High Ridge. The two-alarm blaze was reported about 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on Ridge Road near New Sugar Creek Road. High Ridge Fire Protection District Capt. Blair Smith told the Post the fire was brought under control within a half-hour. The body of a man, believed to be in his early 20s, was found in the home. Authorities are working to confirm the man's identity. This is a breaking story. Fenton-High Ridge Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Two High Ridge men are being charged with second-degree burglary in connection to multiple High Ridge incidents.
Two High Ridge men have been charged in connection with multiple home burglaries. Matthew Ehlen, 18, of the 5600 block of Circle Drive, and David Howard, 22, of the 3100 block of Carlton Drive, have been charged with second-degree burglary. According to court documents, the burglaries occurred in five High Ridge locations: in the 2500 block of Woburn Drive; 2500 block of Somerville Road; 2800 block of Williams Creek Road; 3300 block of Walnut Ridge; and 6000 block of Antire Road. They happened between September 2012 and Jan. 19, 2013, according to court documents. The suspects also admitted to stealing from about 20 total houses, according to documents. In court documents, Jefferson County police stated that Howard admitted to acting …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Winter weather advisories have been issued for the St. Louis region Thursday.
A blast of winter weather, including snow and ice, is predicted to head St. Louis' way today. Here are a few need to know numbers to keep handy. More information you can use:
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A call regarding a chemical odor in the 1700 block of W. Golden Circle led to the discovery of a meth lab in the home where the 28 year old lived.
A High Ridge man is facing charges in connection with the discovery of a meth lab police found in his home. Travis M. Brown, of the 1700 block of W. Golden Circle, has been charged by the Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office with possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture meth. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies received a call about a chemical odor emanating from the home on Jan. 10, 2012, according to court documents. An officer responded to the call, and the homeowner and Brown, who was living there, agreed to a search. Police found a laundry list of chemicals and items used to manufacture meth, the documents state. Brown told the officer he was aware of "what was going on in the residence, but was not doing it himself." …
Monday, December 31, 2012
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Fenton or High Ridge, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here Fenton and High Ridge to make it an even better place to live? Would you bring more locally owned businesses to town? Improve the roads? Add more police officers? What is on your Fenton/High Ridge wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about it!