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St. Peters police seek hit-and-run driver who struck 13-year-old bicyclist

St. Peters police are looking for the female driver of a red SUV who struck a teenager on a bicycle on Sunday, Sept. 18 along Mid-Rivers Mall Drive and left the scene. The 13-year-old boy was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening arm injury. Two other friends also on bicycles several feet behind the victim were able to stop immediately after the accident and were not injured. Police say they received a call about 11:58 a.m. that the teenager had been struck. The boy had been traveling south on the east side of Mid-Rivers Mall Drive, approaching a ...

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New president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital named

Chris Watts has been named president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital, effective in early November. Watts joined BJC HealthCare in 2005 and has served in a variety of leadership roles at the health care organization over the past decade. As president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals, Watts will provide oversight for the two facilities and guide the long-term strategic plan for both hospitals in serving the health care needs of residents of St. Charles County and surrounding communities. “We are pleased to have Chris serve as the next president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters ...

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Dardenne Prairie urges County Council to delay decision on CUP request near Canvas Cove subdivision

The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen has asked the St. Charles County Council to delay a final decision on a controversial rehabilitation facility to allow nearby city residents more time to research its impact. The board voted unanimously on Sept. 21 to forward a resolution to the council asking them to table a decision on Sept. 26 on a conditional use permit that would allow a 38-bed facility on an unincorporated 5.68-acre tract along Highway N at Monet Drive. The tract is just south of the Canvas Cove subdivision in Dardenne Prairie and subdivision residents have been urging the council ...

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St. Charles County Election official expects heavy voter turnout, absentee voting in November

Even through the general election is still more than six weeks away, St. Charles County’s lead election official expects a heavy voter turnout, possibly approaching a record. “We are getting very, very high participation,” said Rich Chrismer, the county’s election authority director.  Chrismer said Sept. 19 that he is expecting 83 percent to 87 percent turnout with more than 284,000 registered voters on the Nov. 8 general election. Chrismer said the county has been planning for this election since 2015. “We’re ready for them [voters],” he said. The county has the second highest number of registered voters in the state ...

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County asked to delay CUP request; Dardenne Prairie talks annexation

Residents of the Canvas Cove subdivision in Dardenne Prairie asked the St. Charles County Council on Sept. 12 for time to further research if a controversial rehabilitation facility will mean more traffic, devalue their homes or add to flooding issues. The council is being asked to grant a conditional use permit that would allow a proposed 38-bed rehabilitation facility on an unincorporated 5.68-acre tract along Hwy. N at Monet Drive. The tract is surrounded by city boundaries with the subdivision to the north. The county Planning and Zoning Commission voted 9-0 on Aug. 17 to recommend approval of the permit ...

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