Pulaski Bank robber charged

According to a Richmond Heights police report, Pawel Rynkiewicz, 36, of Olivette, robbed the Pulaski Bank (6510 Clayton Road) at gunpoint on February 29, 2016. He was charged with the felony in St. Louis County on July 6, 2017.

The Dog Days of Summer

Or is that the ‘The Lazy Days of Summer’? I am not good at expressions, but as the owner of two working Border Collies, a breed known for their high levels of energy and intelligence, there is nothing lazy about my summer. And the same is true for many, many of my clients, no matter what their breeds or mixes.

Heat relief from Christ Church UCC, city of Maplewood too

Heat Alert: Now through July 28: Christ Church UCC, at the corner of Bellevue and Bruno avenues in Maplewood will be open every day from noon until 5 p.m. for anyone needing to come in and cool down. The church is offering plenty of ice water and a place to sit and read if you like.

Firefighters send memo to Richmond Heights mayor rejecting consolidation

City officials of the city of Richmond Heights night at a council meeting Monday will hear a presentation of the results of a study to combine the fire departments command structure for the cities of Brentwood, Maplewood, Clayton, Richmond Heights and Rock Hill. Firefighters from three of the cities oppose it.

Rock Hill Sears closing

The Rock Hill Sears appliance store is in liquidation, Sears has announced. According to the announcement, the Rock Hill store, at 9544 Manchester Road, is one of more than 70 nationwide.

Summer care for chickens and waterfowl (and other feathered friends)

I got a call this morning from an old friend, who has done dog rescue for years and recently has branched into chickens and ducks.  She and her husband found one of their new ducks dead yesterday morning (sad) and she called to discuss possible causes and any precautions that might be necessary for the health of the rest of the flock.