The seventh annual event focuses on prevention of child abuse and neglect. Volunteers are needed Thursday, April 25.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Monday, August 20, 2012
A St. Charles County couple acted with "criminal negligence" by leaving their children unattended at Lehmann's Landing Bar and Grill in Bridgeton as they drank "large amounts of alcohol," police say.
Two parents face charges for leaving their children unsupervised as they drank in a bar, police said. Jessica Allen, 28, and Daniel R. Allen, 28, both of the 1300 block of Park Ashwood Drive, just south of St. Peters in St. Charles County, were charged Aug. 2 with two counts of endangering a child. A witness called police Jan. 14 believing the children had been abandoned at Lehmann’s Landing Bar and Grill in Bridgeton, the police said in a report. Bridgeton Police said in the report the parents were drinking in an area where they could not see the 3- and 4-year-old children. Police said in the report the parents acted with “criminal negligence” by leaving the children unattended as they drank “large amounts of alcohol.” Jessica Allen told …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Girl was discovered asleep on the floor of a basement bedroom at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. She was charged with first-degree trespassing in St. Charles County Circuit Court.
A St. Charles County teenager was charged Tuesday with breaking into her parents’ home and throwing a party while they were away. After the party, several items were missing from the home. Kandace Lancaster, 17, entered the residence by breaking a window in the rear of her parents’ home in the 4000 block of Stonecroft Drive in St. Charles County, just off Kisker Road, according to a St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department report. Deputies said she moved out of the home in January and has no permanent address. Lancaster then invited numerous friends to a party on Sunday and Monday nights, deputies said in the report. During the party, two computers, an iPad, a Wii and several pieces of jewelry were taken. Lancaster was discovered asleep on …
Monday, May 16, 2011
The unwritten golden rule of the elementary school parent pick up line.
Allow me to vent, if you will. I know there are more important issues at hand, and in the grand scheme of things, this doesn’t matter. I also know I have no more control over it than I do the wind or the rain. But it still chaps my hide. Every day I leave my house at 3:30 p.m. to wait in the parent pick-up line at school until my children appear at 4 p.m. I take a book, I take my iPhone, I take a notebook and write. I come early, because if I wait much later, the line becomes very long and that means my kids will have to wait awhile before it’s my turn to get them. My oldest son has ADHD so the less time he has to get into trouble, the better. If you knew the chaos he could cause in five minutes, you (and your children) would thank me. …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
This weeks Moms Talk discusses cell phone use among young kids.
I have this strong feeling my future kids will look at me like I'm insane when I talk to them about my first cell phone. I was a few weeks shy of 20-years-old and beginning my sophomore year of college when I got my first mobile device. My phone was cheap and simple and did little more outside of calling friends. Of course, this was only 2005 so this was right around the time a lot of people were getting their first cell phones—I wasn't alone. Still, everyone has a phone now. I have two, one for work and one for personal calls. My phones both can access the internet. I use my phones more for e-mails and texts than I do for making calls. Wednesday night, I went to the St. Louis Cardinals game with my sisters. In the row in front of us a …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
This weeks edition of Moms Talk develes into what moms (and dads) do to get to take a break.
Parenting, I've been told, is a full-time job. I only have a dog and taking care of him wears me out. I can't imagine what it's like raising kids. All the work of clothing, feeding and molding the child—or children—has to take a lot out of parents. That brings us to our question this week for Moms Talk (and dads, feel free to chime in as well): What's your favorite thing to do unwind and get away from it all? When things get too high stressed, what do you like to do to cool off and relax? Is it even possible? Let us know in the comments.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Spring Break for several school districts is taking place this week so we take a look at things to do to keep the kids occupied.
While it may not feel like it outside just yet, spring break season for schools is here. This week Fort Zumwalt and Francis Howell will be on break which means the kids will home from school. For the whole week. Many people take the break as an excuse to get away and go on a trip. With high gas prices and a still recovering economy, others are staying home. Which brings us to our question this week. What are some fun activities to do with kids for spring break if you're at home? Is it better to have a structured plan, or just let the kids entertain themselves? Let us know in the comments below.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
How young is too young to own a pet is the question in this weeks moms council.
Each week in Moms Talk, our council of smart parents take your questions, give advice and share solutions. Meet the council of moms here. Our question this week comes from Sharon F.: "My son has been begging us to get a dog for the family for years. He's only 7-years-old. Is he old enough to take on this large responsibilty? Should we start small with like a gold fish and see how that goes?
Friday, February 25, 2011
Board of Aldermen vote 7-0 to deny special use permit for Exit 6 Pub and Brewery.
Exit 6 Pub and Brewery will not be coming to St. Peters. Jeff Britton, owner of Exit 6, petitioned for a special use permit to open an upscale craft beer bar in the Promenade Center on the south side of Mexico Road and east of Devondale Place. The bar’s planned location placed it within 200 feet of Mid Rivers Elementary—something that didn’t sit well with parents and the Board of Aldermen. By a 7-0 vote (Alderman Dave Thomas, Ward 1, abstained) the Board voted to deny Britton’s special use permit. “I’m not very happy with the way things went,” Britton said. “I don’t understand why they charged me $250 [in fees] plus another $700 in mailings only to come here and get completely shutout.” Britton had cleared every hurdle prior to Thursday’s …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Our Moms council tackles the issue active kids.
Each week in Moms Talk, our council of smart parents take your questions, give advice and share solutions. Meet the council of moms here. Our question this week comes from Holly Hunt: "I'm currently looking at some sort of activity for E. and C. to do. Neither of them really wants to do anything I suggest. I'm thinking of signing them up for something anyway—it will be good for them. But should I make them do something if they really would rather stay inside, watch TV and play video games?" Moms council member Patti Baratta weighs in with her thoughts: "Over the years I have signed my kids up for a variety of activities—soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, piano, guitar, flute, ice skating, art camp, academic camp (they are teens and …