Thursday, April 18, 2013
The two men are suspected of being illegal immigrants and were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a St. Charles County Sheriff's Department report.
Two men were arrested following a concert at the Family Arena in St. Charles April 8 after struggling with officers in the parking lot. Following the El Trono de Mexico concert at the arena, a St. Charles County Sheriff's deputy said he saw Nicolas Meza-Lopez, 24, throw a beer at a wall and shove a female Family Arena employee in the chest. The officer said he pursued him out of the Family Arena, where Meza-Lopez turned around, thumped his chest and began struggling with the officer. As the deputy was attempting to handcuff Nicolas Meza-Lopez, he said Pedro Meza-Lopez, 20, grabbed his shoulder and tried to prevent the arrest. A St. Charles police officer arrived to assist the deputy, and he and Pedro Meza-Lopez began to struggle, according…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts freezing temperatures for the St. Louis-area this week.
St. Charles-area residents can expect cold temperaturs to stick around through the rest of this week. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to remain in the low 30s until Saturday. Here's the forecast, from the National Weather Service: Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Local meteorologists are predicting one to three inches will hit the St. Louis area, beginning overnight.
According to local meteorologists, one to three inches of snow may fall across the St. Louis area by Thursday evening. KSDK is reporting snowfall will begin overnight and by sunrise approximately an inch will have fallen. KMOV reports that freezing temperatures are coming along with the snow. Temps around 20 degrees are reportedly expected Thursday, down from Wednesdays temperatures in the 50s. Gusting winds are expected to accompany the cold and snow, which KMOV reports will taper off around noon Thursday with flurries possible in the afternoon. Check back with Patch for updates on how road crews are handling the predicted snow.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Forecasters predict up to 0.5" of ice could accumulate.
Editor's note: Updated at 3:30 p.m. with more closures. St. Charles could get up to 0.5" of ice accumulation during the next few days as a major storm heads through the midwest. The forecast for Monday was for freezing rain and sleet that will continue overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday is expected to bring 3-5 inches of snow and sleet which will turn to all snow after noon. Freezing rain had started falling by 10 a.m. in St. Charles. Soon after many places planned to close early:
Ice carving contest winners announced.
Crowds took advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures Saturday to watch ice carvers create works of art on North Main Street. Penny Pitman, president of the Historic Downtown Association, said she thinks this year's crowd was the biggest yet. Check out our photo slideshow of the event: The 2011 winners were: Master Carver Class Carver Class Team/Monster Carvers
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Spectators at the annual Fête De Glacé vote for the winners in the ice sculpture competition.
During the 13th Fête De Glacé (Festival of Ice) on Jan. 29, visitors were given the chance to vote for the favorite sculptures. The annual event held in the 100 to 200 blocks of North Main Street in St. Charles hosted professional ice carvers using chain saws, chisels, power grinders, sanders and irons to turn blocks of ice into works of art. The carvers competed in three separate categories for cash prizes determined by votes received from spectators. A total of 18 sculptures were created in the categories of monster carvers, master carvers, and carvers.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Schools, county government buildings are closed or will open late.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Eight inches of snow fell in St. Charles overnight Jan. 19 into Jan. 20, according to the National Weather Service. St. Charles County Government and Courts buildings will open at noon Jan. 20. St. Charles Streets Superintendent Dennis Boswell said the city's 22 trucks had been out since 7 p.m. Jan. 19 salting and plowing the streets. He said the roads are still snow-covered because the snow is still falling. Boswell said it would take some time until the roads are completely clear. "Most of them are passable," he said. "I've been in a number of neighborhoods and a lot of those streets have been plowed pretty well. When we get caught up with the main streets we'll get back in there and plow again."
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Districts announce plans for rescheduling finals.
Story updated at 4:15 p.m. with information about Francis Howell School District. Students in the St. Charles School District will have until Jan. 4 to study for final exams that were scheduled for today. The snow and ice caused the St. Charles, Francis Howell and Orchard Farm School Districts to cancel class for today, which would have been the first or second day of finals for many students. The St. Charles School District announced plans for rescheduling finals through social media today. If the district decides to cancel school tomorrow, the finals that were scheduled for that day will be taken Jan. 5. The district's administrative staff is at the administrative center today. The Orchard Farm School District told students on …
Monday, December 6, 2010
Frontier Park rink in downtown St. Charles may not have funding after the holidays.
This holiday season, St. Charles welcomed back its special addition from last year, a 6,000 square foot outdoor ice rink. The rink was built in 2009 thanks to a $150,000 grant from the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, according to Public Relations Manager Carol Felzien. For 2010, the St. Charles City Council approved a $113,000 contract with the same company that built the rink last year, Magic Ice USA Inc. of Miami, to bring the rink back to the historic downtown district. "Last year, it was a wonderful addition to the Christmas Traditions," Laurie Feldman, Ward 3 councilwoman, said. "It's a nice draw to the city." Felzien said the city is expecting more Christmas Traditions festival attendees and more skaters this year. …