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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 186 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 131

July 27, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

DRUNK DRIVER GOING SIX MILES WRONG WAY ON I-64 RESULTS IN A CASH FINE: Read how a drunk and drugged driver from Creve Creve started going the wrong way on I-64 in Chesterfield and finally got stopped by the Town and Country Police with the help of cops from Frontenac and Ladue. Pages 1-5

TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT: Page 5

QUICK CHANGE ARTIST ARRESTED AFTER HITTING AT TWO BUSINESSES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 6 & 7

GAS STATION EXPANSION PLANS: Page 7

"BIGGEST HOUSE" IN T&C GETS THE OK FROM BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Apparently there was a unique circumstance or safety concern that I never saw. Pages 7 & 8

A NOTE FROM A READER: It caused us to make a comparison. Page 8

BILL FOR A PAY RAISE FOR FUTURE MAYORS IN CHESTERFIELD IS SHOT DOWN BEFORE THERE CAN BE AN OFFICIAL VOTE: The motion to put before the city council lost. Read the details. Pages 9 & 10

CITY ATTORNEY WANTS TO DO MAYOR'S JOB TOO: Page 11

THE ANTI DRIVE THRU AND THE PRO DRIVE THRU COUNCILMEN: Pages 11 & 12

BILL TO GIVE LONG TERM EMPLOYEES AN EXTRA WEEK OF VACATION IS WITHDRAWN: It is claimed to be redundant. But is it? Maybe they should be give a week's pay plus the vacation time. Page 12 & 13

THE LONE "UGLY: VOTE IS CAST AGAINST DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT: Page 13

RIVER BEND SUBDIVISION MEETS CITY'S REQUIREMENT FOR CLOSURE OF RIVER VALLEY DRIVE AT MARYLAND HEIGHTS CITY LIMITS: Then a councilman solicits a bribe in the open meeting. Pages 13 & 14

NEW SECOND CITY HALL ON COUNCIL MEETING NIGHTS: If you missed the meeting there is still a place you can go to address most of the city council. Pages 14-16

PRIOR DRUNK DRIVER IN CRASH WITH KIDS IN THE VEHICLE ONLY TO BE LET OFF BY CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR IS ARRESTED AGAIN FOR DWI: Do you think anyone who driving drunk with his small children in vehicle is a good candidate for Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer to reduced one charge to Parking Violation and suggest a no-fine, no-points probation? This guy wasn't. He has been arrested again for DWI. Pages 16 & 17

MEXICAN RESTAURANT WITH LOTS OF PUBLICITY WHEN IT OPENED IS NOW QUIETLY GONE FROM CHESTERFIELD VALLEY: Page 17

SEX TEXTS AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT TAKES DOWN ANOTHER IN JEFFERSON CITY: It is bi-partisanship at its best. First Republican State Rep and Speaker of House John Diehl and now Democratic State Senator Paul LeVota have resigned in sex scandals. See the women being harassed and what dopes gave LeVota money after word of a sex related investigation was looking at him. Pages 17-21

REAL ESTATE: We looked at some very expensive houses and some not so expensive houses on the same road, plus some local history of the owners. Pages 21-25

MUSIC: Pages 25 & 26

CARTOONS: Pages 26-34

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 186 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 131 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 185 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 130

July 20, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

SUBPOENAS FOR PRINCIPIA RECORDS ARE MET WITH STIFF RESISTANCE AND HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF MOTIONS TO QUASH IN FOOTBALL CAMP SODOMY CASE: 17 lengthy motions filed by Principia to quash subpoenas filed by one of the defendants charged with three counts of sodomy in the Principia Football Camp Hazing case has added pounds to the weight of the court file. Pages 1 & 2

WITH VOTE ON TIM HORTON'S ALDERPERSONS HAVE TAUGHT CITY STAFF A VALUABLE LESSON. WRITTEN COMMENTS FAVORED THE PROJECT OVERWHELMINGLY THAT BOARD VOTED DOWN: The alderpersons who in campaign speeches tell residents they are going to find new tax revenue for existing commercial areas while protecting residential zoning, have taught the city hall staff a valuable lesson&hellipdon't pay any attention to what they say. Pages 3-13

WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PUTS FOOTBALL LIGHTS BEFORE ALDERMEN After being voted down 7-0 at a Planning and Zoning meeting in May, WCA is not giving up and have asked that the Football Lights proposal go before the aldermen at the August 10 meeting. They need to be turned down by the aldermen before they can sue the city. Pages 13 & 14

DEER VERSUS VEHICLES SIX MONTH STATS: Pages 14 & 15

TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: See more new house plans and one remodel plan. Pages 16-18

T-FED PLEADS GUILTY AGAIN. Read what kind of deal Chesterfield's Baddest of Bad Boys got this time and compare to all the other deals he has gotten. Pages 18-22

CHESTERFIELD PLAYS I'VE GOT A SECRET BY HOLDING ANOTHER SECRET COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 22-25

FOLLOW THE MONEY: See which local state politicians reported receiving cash and which one reported nothing. Pages 25 & 26

COURT REFORM LAW WITH POLICE ACCREDITATION LIKELY TO CHALLENGED: Read why and cost behind police department accreditation. Pages 27 & 28

MEDIA VIEW:

POST-DISPATCH EDITORIAL ABOUT RIVER BEND TRAFFIC VERSUS MARYLAND HEIGHTS FLOOD PLAIN MAKES ZERO SENSE. The Post-Dispatch editorial writers have done it again. They have written an editorial that attacks a group for no apparent reason. Pages 28 & 29

ONCE AGAIN THE EDITOR OF TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING IGNORES WHAT IS HAPPENING IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Nobody including the publisher of Town and Country Living claim it has anything news worthy. It has photos of attractive people, their houses, kids and pets. Now it seems to also have advertising. We point out two things that caught our attention in the latest edition. Pages 29 & 30

THE LAST OF THE VACATION PICS: Speaking of something not newsworthy. Pages 30-32

MUSIC: 33 & 34

CARTOONS: Pages 34-38

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 185 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 130 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 184 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 129

July 13, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

THORNHHILL HOME INVASION SUSPECTS PLEA GUILTY: The two suspects in the Thornhill home invasion in 2014 that left the resident with permanent brain damage have pled guilty. One was sentenced and the other will be sentenced in September. Read the details. Pages 1-3

ALDERPERSONS WILT UNDER HEAT FROM NIMBYs AND REFUSE TO LOOK AFTER THE CITY AS A WHOLE BY VOTING DOWN TIM HORTON DEVELOPMENT: Pages 3 & 4

JUNE TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ACTIVITY: Pages 4 & 5

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SKIP: We examine the writings of Alderrman Skip Mange and then check reality. Pages 5 & 6

REAL ESTATE: The purported largest home in Town and Country is planned along Clayton Road. The architect for the project refers to old and stately trees as "problems." Pages 6-8

THREE MORE NEW HOUSES PROPOSED: Pages 8 & 9

CHESTERFIELD MAN PICKS UP HIS SEVENTH DWI. WE DISCOVERED IT REALLY SHOULD BE EIGHT: We backtracked Joe Carbone's arrests 20 years and discovered one judge who recently kept Carbone from going to jail again. Pages 10-13

MONARCH HAS AN INTERESTING NEW PROGRAM: We almost hate to mention this new kid seat program Monarch FPD has. On one hand it might invite people looking for something for nothing to scam the system. On the other hand Monarch deserves some credit. Page 13

A BILL TO MONARCH FPD FOR AN ITEM AND A SERVICE PUT US IN THE MIND OF A MEREDITH WILSON SONG: Pages 13 & 14

THE GOOD AND BAD OF NEW STARTING TIME: Page 14

MEDIA WATCH: Bill Beggs, Jr. and Town and Style Magazine do it again. They once again put something in the wrong town! Pages 14-16

This photo (lelft) again proves you should not believe much you read in Bill Beggs, Jr columns in Town and Style Magazine.

THE POST DISPATCH DOES IT AGAIN: They think of the readers last as we look at the premature Bill McClellan retirement. Pages 16 & 17

THE VACATION REPORT: Enough people have asked me about our vacation that I have included a link to the Cruise Critic review I did. That is followed by Part I of vacation photos with Part II to appear next week. Pages 17-20

MUSIC: I have five sections of the Music report this week. The first is a great you tube clip from one of the ABC Dick Cavett Shows in the 1970s. I call it "An Advance Piano Lesson." Go to Page 21 or just use this link now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-FrnaU0rs

And the Rest: We made four stops last week. See where and who was there. Plus news for Anita Rosamond Saturday afternoon fans! Pages 21-23

CARTOONS: Pages 24-31

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 184 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 129 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 183 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 128

July 8, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

POLICE STOP DATA ALSO KNOWN AS DRIVING WHILE BLACK STATS: We take our look at the annual report of traffic stop data turned in by police departments to the Missouri Attorney General's Office. We look at the West County Police Departments along I-64 and then look at two North County Police Departments. Guess what ones have the racial percentages of people stopped the most out of whack. Pages 1-6

SEE HOW MUCH THE CITY PAID FOR THE FIRST GRASS CUTTING AT EX-CONVICT'S ABANDONED HOME: Pages 6 & 7

TOWN AND COUNTRY MAY POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIME REPORT: Page 7

TOWN AND COUNTRY MAY DEER-VEHICLE COLLISION REPORT: Pages 7 & 8

WHY I HATE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARDS: Town and Country took the role of big government and is now telling residents what they can't use in building a house. Pages 9-11

NIMBYS VS CANADIAN DOUGHNUTS: Read about the latest in the battle against Tim Horton's going in at Ballas and Clayton Roads. The opposition may be changing some votes, for a project that just a month ago was going to pass. We think some flip-flop Alderpersons are not concerned about doing what is right, but might vote for other reasons. Pages 11-15

REAL ESTATE: We take a look at two different properties not far apart. Pages 11-17

THE LATEST WITH THE FORMER CREEPER OF THE HOUSE. OH I MEAN FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN CASE YOU WERE OUT OF TOWN LIKE I WAS: It is amazing, John Diehl is getting more press since he left office. Who said there is no such thing as bad publicity? (P.T. Barnum or Irish writer Brendan Behan are each credited with the saying.) Pages 17-22

MAYOR HAS TO SHOW UP TO GET TOWN SQUARE TASK FORCE AND SKIP MANGE TO STOP LOOKING AT THE SMALL DETAILS BUT TO LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE AND START SPENDING SOME TAX MONEY: Pages 22 & 23

CHESTERFIELD CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MAY. Page 24

COUNCIL APPROVES BREADCO/PANERA DRIVE THRU AT FOUR SEASONS SHOPPING CENTER: Page 25

THE SIGNING AND SINGING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE FROM STAN FREEBERG: Pages 25 & 26

or use this link to watch now on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yR2y_eZe4g

MUSIC: IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN! RAT PACK MONDAY WITH DEAN THIS MONDAY AT 7:30 AT 119 NORTH KIRKWOOD ROAD! Page 26

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO FOR THE LAST MONTH: Pages 27-30

CARTOONS: Pages 30-38

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 183 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 128 COMBINED EDITION

SPECIAL EDITION: DRUNKS & THIEVES
SUMMER 2015 PART THREE OF THREE PARTS

July 1, 2015 -- This is part three of three parts featuring arrests and court cases from west county. It's another dose of justice, Snoburbia style.

MAN FOUR TIMES LEGAL LIMIT DRIVING OVER PARKING BARRIERS AT WENDY'S GETS THE ENGELMEYER AND BRUNK TREATMENT: Despite being drunk at 7 o'clock two weeks before Christmas a man gets one charge dropped to "Illegal Parking" and no points for the DWI. His BAC level was .34% Pages 1-3

ELLISVILLE WOMAN AND EX-CON ARRESTED FOR DWI AT 2 PM AND FOR STEALING BEER AT 11 PM: Prior to pleading guilty she picked up two felony drug charges, the Ellisville Judge Anderson ignores the woman she injured in the the DWI accident and lets her off on a "Illegal Parking" conviction and with no points on her drivers' license. Pages 4-7

MAN DOING 96 MPH ON I-64 AT 7:34 IN MORNING GETS NO FINE AND NO POINTS: Pages 7 & 8

READ HOW NOT TO THROW A BEER AND MARIJUANA PARTY AT A LOCAL HOTEL. ALSO CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE DISCRIMINATE AGAINST LONE BLACK DEFENDANT WITHOUT A PRIOR RECORD OR A LAWYER: Pages 8-14

SHOPLIFTING CALL SENDING OFFICER TO HOSPITAL! A career shoplifter resisted arrest with a Chesterfield officer having to get treatment. The shoplifter got a reduced plea deal. Pages 14 & 15

MEMBER OF BRIDAL PARTY IS DRUNK WITH MARIJUANA IN PURSE WHEN SHE SPEEDS PAST MARKED POLICE CAR: Marijuana and booze may make you seem extra special, but they usually make you extra-stupid. That was the case with Emily Mady. The Town and Country Prosecutor dropped the lane weaving and speeding charges to "Illegal Parking." Our very drunk and drugged driver leaves court with no points on her license thanks to T&C Prosecutor Brian Malone. Pages 15-17

FOUR TIME DWI SUSPECT FOUND PASSED OUT IN CAR ON TOWN AND COUNTRY SIDE STREET AT 4:00 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON: The drunk was represented by former T&C prosecutor and current Ladue Judge. Pages 17-19

THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTIONS: Pages 19-22

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SPECIAL EDITION: DRUNKS & THIEVES
SUMMER 2015 PART TWO OF THREE PARTS

June 25, 2015 -- This is part two of three parts featuring court cases in west county and the wheeling and dealing that results in outcomes that will leave you shaking your head.

SECOND DWI ARREST AND HIGH BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL DOESN'T SEEM TO BE NOTICED BY PROSECUTOR OR JUDGE. Okay, she was convicted of DWI before, now she was driving on the wrong side of Clayton Road and was very drunk. None of this seemed to impress Town and Country prosecutor Brian Malone. Pages 1-3

IF YOU ARE A LEAD GUITAR PLAYER WITH THE ROCK BAND DROOL, SOME BEERS AND MARIJUANA ALL COME WITH THE JOB. Of course then there is the prescription medicine too. If you have all these going on, maybe you should not be driving at 102 MPH. Pages 3 & 4

PRIOR DWI DRIVER ARRESTED, TESTED AT .18% AND IS GIVEN A "NO-RECORD" PROBATION AND HAS ALL OTHER CHARGES DISMISSED. SHE LEAVES COURTHOUSE WITH NO POINTS ON HER DRIVING RECORD. The arresting officer spelled out that the defendant Carly Gorka had a prior DWI two years earlier. The Town and Country prosecutor either did not read the report or didn't give a shit. Pages 4-6

TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE ALLOW DRUNK DRIVER TO HAVE MOVING VIOLATION REDUCED TO ILLEGAL PARKING. SHE IS GIVEN A "NO RECORD" PROBATION. Weaving while drunk on I-64 and I-270 is apparently okay with the Town and Country prosecutor and judge. Pages 6 & 7

DRUNK DRIVER THREE TIMES THE LIMIT CRASHES INTO A PARKED CAR, LEAVES THE SCENE AND THEN LEAVES COURT WITH NO POINTS ON HIS LICENSE. He began drinking at 7 am. By 3 o'clock he was drunk and driving a large SUV, when he hit a car parked off the road in a condo development. He then drove on a flat tire to his mother's condo where he hid the SUV in her garage. A witness pointed this out to police. The drunk's BAC was .246%. He was given "No Record" probation terms for both the DWI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident, thanks to Chesterfield prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and Judge Rick Brunk. He left municipal court with no points on his license. Pages 7-9

WALMART SHOPLIFTER FROM CHESTERFIELD TURNS FROM A THIEF TO A LITTERER. Pages 9 & 10

MACY'S CLERK LIKED TO RETURN THINGS TO THE STORE. ONLY PROBLEM WAS THEY WERE NEVER PURCHASED. Pages 10 & 11

DRUNK BOYFRIEND BEING ESCORTED OUT OF GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE, ATTACKS POLICE. Apparently he was offended when a cop offered to give him a ride to nearby hotel. Chesterfield prosecutor decides that assaulting police officers is about the same as littering, so the charge is reduced to Littering. Read about the defendant's background that was also ignored. Pages 11 & 12

OPENING THE DOOR TO THROW UP WHILE DRIVING LANDED MAN HIS THIRD DWI ARREST. We can't make this stuff up. Pages 12-14

37-YEAR-OLD WITH TWO PRIOR DWIs, GETS THIRD ONLY TO HAVE IT REDUCED FROM A FELONY TO A MISDEMEANOR. Pages 14-16

AFTER HITTING EIGHT MISSOURI BUSINESSES AND ONE IN ILLINOIS IN SIX HOURS, EAST ST. LOUIS WOMAN GETS PROBATION FOR ROBBERY BY BAD CHECKS. Pages 16-18

DRUNK DRIVER THREE TIMES OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT HAS TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR DROP THE DWI CHARGE. Pages 18 & 19

Next week more sad tales about how lawyers paid to protect us are mostly protecting defense attorney's revenue flow.

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SPECIAL EDITION: DRUNKS & THIEVES
SUMMER 2015 PART ONE OF THREE PARTS

June 18, 2015 -- This is Part One of our three-part series where we randomly choose municipal court cases in Town and Country, Chesterfield and even one from Ellisville to review. Our findings continue to show there is a tremendous inequality of justice. Prosecutors and judges who are also defense attorneys don't care about identifying people who are dangers to the public. But they are happy to allow people who hired lawyers to leave courtrooms with no points on their licenses but having paid stiff fines for minor offenses like "Illegal Parking" that they never committed. In other nearby courts they will expect the prosecutors and judges to give them the same deals.

Here are the cases in Part 1 of the June 2015 Drunks and Thieves series.

THE PROBLEM: We spell out the big problem with West County Municipal Courts and what can be done to fix them. Pages 1 & 2

UNLICENSED DRUNK DRIVER HAS ACCIDENT THEN HAS CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE DROP THE DWI: We start with a case that clearly illustrates the problem. A foreign national driving drunk with no drivers license, has an accident and is stopped driving on a church parking lot. Apparently no harm, no foul! Welcome to Chesterfield Justice. Pages 2 & 3

PARTIER WAS SO DRUNK HE WAS DRIVEN HOME, BUT DECIDED TO DRIVE BACK TO THE PARTY. A block later he crashed into a tree. When the police arrived he gave them the finger and then passed out. He left Chesterfield Court with no points on his license despite a BAC level of .21%. Read the details. Pages 4-6

THEFT OF A CHARITY DONATION JAR RESULTS IN A PLEA OF GUILTY TO LITTERING FOR A JENNINGS WOMAN: Read how she was driving the car and allowed her son to be used as a distraction as her boyfriend stole a jar full of money for a charity. Pages 6-9

MAN WITH PRIOR DWI HAS TROUBLE WITH HIS "J", "I", "D" and "H." He can't say the alphabet but is the exception to the rule. He has the DWI reduced but actually leaves court with an alcohol related conviction. Pages 9 &10

107 MPH ON I-64 DURING AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR WHILE DRUNK RESULTS IN ONE DISMISSED CHARGE AND SECRET PROBATION ON ANOTHER. She said she was late for her 39th birthday party in Columbia, MO. The only problem is she was doing 107 MPH going eastbound during rush hour. With a prior DWI on her record she gets the "double secret probation" deal in Town and Country. Pages 10-12

FIFTH DWI CONVICTION FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT RESULTS IN NOT EVEN A WEEKEND IN JAIL: Gary Siegfried had four prior DWI arrests when he tried to convince a Town and Country officer he had quit drinking. The evidence said otherwise. At least Siegfried began giving himself field sobriety tests without the officer giving any instructions. He failed those and a breathalyzer. Pages 12-15

11 O'CLOCK ON A SUNDAY MORNING WITNESSES ARE RECORDING A DRUNK DRIVER AND TRYING TO PHONE POLICE TO STOP HIM BEFORE THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT. They were unsuccessful. After the police arrived made an arrest and as the clock hit noon the driver's BAC level was. .30%. Read the story and the Chesterfield Deal he got. Pages 15-18

CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE GET TOUGH ON WOMAN WITH NO MONEY AND WE ALL PAY THE CONSEQUENCES: This is an amazing story, but you will need to be wide eyed with a cup of coffee to follow it. This is a case where a woman who could not pay her four day hotel bill is fined more than the bill she could not pay. Things go downhill from there for the taxpayers. Pages 18-24

PART TWO OF THIS SERIES WILL BE POSTED IN ABOUT ONE WEEK.

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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 182 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 127

June 1, 2015 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

CHESTERFIELD MAN GETS TWO DAYS IN JAIL FOR SPEEDING 125 MPH IN TOWN AND COUNTRY! It's not like Robert Stewart just wasn't paying attention to his speedometer. He is a go fast guy. He is also a crybaby. He did not take the 2-day jail sentence like a man, but cried about it on Facebook. Pages 1-4

13 VEHICLES RIFLED IN TOWN AND COUNTRY BETWEEN MASON ROAD AND TOPPING ROAD. See where! Pages 4 & 5

TIME TO CHANGE THE SIGN: See what sign and why. Pages 5 & 6

TOWN AND COUNTRY'S DEFICIT GROWS: See what now! Pages 6 & 7

NEW LANE ADDED AT CLAYTON ROAD AND MASON: You no longer have to break the law to make a right turn in heavy traffic. Pages 7 & 8

READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? The MBU football field doesn't look like it is going to be a practice field. See the latest photos. Pages 8 & 9

BEAUTIFICATION GRANT FOR MILLIONAIRES WHO DON'T WANT YOU USING A PUBLIC STREET ARE DELAYED AGAIN. Mayor Dalton added these grants at the last minute after the Finance Commission had already given a vote of approval to a budget without them. Things are getting testy with this current application Pages 9-14

TIM HORTON'S BRINGS OUT RESIDENTS UPSET ABOUT TRAFFIC AND OTHER STUFF AND NOT IN A HURRY FOR CANADIAN DONUTS. MEANWHILE FRED MEYLAND-SMITH FORGETS ABOUT MOMS WITH KIDS IN THE CAR AND OF HANDICAPPED PEOPLE: Pages 14-20

DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES CAR WITH 2-MONTH IN BACKSEAT. HE IS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY A WEEK LATER. Chesterfield Police apparently have two different standards for releasing info to media. Former Ballwin resident commits burglary in Clarkson Valley, two days later is drunk at 5 pm and crash his car with infant in backseat and then fights cops. 5 day later he is arrested for the burglary. Pages 21-27

CITY TO COME UP WITH $305,000 FOR MORE ATHLETIC FIELD LIGHTS, BUT WILL BE PARTIALLY REPAID BY THREE GROUPS: Is this a good deal or a bribe to get the best field times at the lowest cost? Pages 27-30

CITY'S PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT RECEIVE NORTH AMERICAN HONOR: Pages 30 & 31

THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CONTINUES Pages 31 & 32

IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN TO SING A WORRIED SONG: And Speaker of the Missouri House John Diehl was worried in late April after being notified by the KC Star that they had his sex tweets to a teenage intern. See how Diehl took $400 in tickets and $160 in free meals to rest his worried mind. Pages 32 & 33

SEE WHAT FAMOUS ST. LOUISIAN'S HOUSE JUST SOLD: pages 33 & 34

MUSIC AND THE MEDIA: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's readers might be loyal and old but the editorial staff doesn't really care about them. The Washington Post writes an obit that includes a musician, songwriter and playwright's connection to St. Louis, but the Post-Dispatch doesn't. Pages 34 & 35

Other Music: Pages 35 & 36

CARTOONS: Pages 37-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 182 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 127 COMBINED EDITION

 
Drunks and Thieves Special Editions
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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART THREE, JULY 1, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART TWO, JUNE 25, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART ONE, JUNE 18, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 2, DECEMBER 29, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 1, DECEMBER 22, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 2, JUNE 16, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 1, JUNE 9, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 2, DECEMBER 31, 2013
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 1, DECEMBER 24, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES: SPRING 2013, MAY 7, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES, WINTER 2012, DECEMBER 3, 2012
 
 
Gangs Of Town and Country

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated 4-16-15
 
Our Favorite Police Reports
Brett Cervantes

DWI, 3-29-13

Domestic Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Assault on Police Officer, 1-25-12

DWI, 2-12-11

Jon Dalton, Jr.

DWI, 6-23-12

DWI, 1-1-12

Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

DWI, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, Open Alcohol in Car, 5-18-13

This download has the following three police reports in one download:

  • Stealing Under $500, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, 1-11-12
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Providing False Information, 2-13-12
  • Destruction of Property, Stealing Under $500, 3-29-12
Katie Huggard

DWI, 7-1-11 ("I have a bulldog lawyer!" Threatened to urinate in Police car.)

David Karney

Alderman David Karney sends threatening emails to Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith under the fictitious name Jeff Storehouse, 2010

Dan McLaughlin

DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11

DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

 
Other Downloads
Shannon Woolsey lawsuit, sexual harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013
Ronald Lee Roberts sentencing recommendation, fraud case, filed January 15, 2015
 
Restaurant Reviews
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Katie's Pizza and Pasta, 5-16-15


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


Fast Food for Lent, 3-20-15


McCormick and Schmick's, 3-16-15


Massa's Town and Country, 2-28-15


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


Winfield's Gathering Place
1-19-15


Brick Top's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheshire Inn Thanksgiving Buffet, 11-27-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
12-9-14


Riverbend, 12-1-14


Scarecrow, 11-25-14


Tuckers, 11-12-14


Country Club, 11-2-14


Mike Duffy's, 10-30-14


Smitty's, 10-29-14


Panda Express, 10-22-14


Kim Cheese, 10-15-14


Miller's Crossing, 10-3-14



Harpo's, 9-26-14



Lester's, 9-18-14


Mongolian BBQ, 9-11-14


Talayna's, 8-29-14


Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14


Mia Sorella, 8-17-14


The Hanger, 8-10-14


Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14


Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13