The Post-Dispatch reported on Wednesday about a robbery on in Maplewood Tuesday night that resulted in a crash and two men in custody (one had shot himself) — over a pair of stolen Air Jordans. The alleged victim told police he met three men in the 2200 block of Yale Avenue in to sell one of them a pair of new Nike Air Jordans, St. Louis police told the Post-Dispatch. The suspects got out of their car and got into the backseat of the victim’s car. One of them pulled a gun on him, then they took the shoes and ran back to their car.
The Maplewood Public Library, at 7550 Lohmeyer Avenue, regularly schedules events for many interests and age groups. Coming up: coloring for adults, Maplewood stories of the past, volunteering opportunities, DIY around the home, discovering St. Louis public parks, and lots more. Coloring—Not Just for Kids Anymore, June 14
The Story of Maplewood: Reflections on the Past, June 15
Family Game Night, June 22
The Four Pillars of Health, June27
Architecture of St. Louis: Styles Over Two Centuries, June 29
Relaxation for a Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body, July 5
D.I.Y. Around Your Home, July 6
Making a Difference: How Can I Become Involved?
Maplewood resident Liza Repaso-Horton was woken Sunday morning by a crying baby raccoon who apparently had been left behind by his mother. She shot some video of the drama. She said it looked like the mother raccoon was trying to get the rest of her family away from the crying racket as quickly as possible. https://youtu.be/juh-8wm58kA
Sunday at 5:45 a.m. Ameren Missouri was reporting 70 customers without power. A resident said he “heard and saw what looked like a large firework go off near the ground” on Lyndover Place near Big Bend Boulevard. Robert Chandler, another resident, reported police and fire personnel had shut down Big Bend in the area at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Update from a later comment (below): A witness said car heading north on Big Bend, veered off the road, drove through a yard on Lyndover and hit a pole with a transformer. The transformer fell from the pole and landed on the car.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published the salaries of all teachers in the St. Louis area by district. Neither Brentwood or Maplewood Richmond Heights districts made the list of the top 11. The district with the best-paid teachers is Clayton.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Booster Club, at the spring sports banquet, donated $3,000 to the MRH Athletic Department. In addition the club gave $5,000 to the athletic department at the Fall Sports Banquet. They held two fundraisers — Felix’s Pizza Pub party and a washer tournament at Deer Creek Park. They also ran concession stands at at all high school games.
President of the club, David Barton, said the club enjoys great support from its volunteers, the board of education and the parents.
Richmond Heights fire fighters and police officers taught first aid and played musical chairs at The Heights on Wednesday, The Heights reported on Facebook.
Brentwood Debate didn’t advance out of preliminary rounds, but the team’s young group of girls who competed had amazing experience, team coach, Robyn Haug said. It was a “very impactful piece that all of the girls really bought into. It was a pretty life changing experience for most of us,” she said. The team also had a party for Sophie Breitmeyer, a junior on the team that just joined this year and graduated early. She was the team’s only graduate this year.
Eagle Scout candidate Andrew McCandliss directed other Boy Scouts in Troop 362 in the work disassembling and reassembling with new planks, the four benches in Citizens Bank Park. They ran into some rusted bolts, then rain came in the afternoon, so the project wasn’t finished in one day, as they hoped.
The Provels kicked off the Mid County Chamber of Commerce summer concert series Wednesday night at Ryan Hummert Park with their brand of soul, R&B, and funk fusion. https://youtu.be/6QIFrpIw8zU
The concerts will continue through September on the last Wednesday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m.
June 28: All Roostered Up — rock, blues, and classic country
July 26: The Retro Band — tribute to Million Dollar Quartet
August 23: The Hot Flashes — rock, oldies, and variety (Concert for a Cause – Recipient TBD)
September 27: The Tony Campanella Band, electric blues
Beth Newman, a Maplewood resident, is one of the organizers for the upcoming ‘March for Truth,’ on Saturday, June 3, in downtown St. Louis. She says the issue affects all Americans and looks forward to a peaceful and energizing event.
“We are extremely excited to join with fellow citizens on both sides of the aisle,” she says. Marchers will meet at the corner of 18th and Market streets at 10 a.m. then walk to the Arch to rally and hear speakers. Marches are being planned in 90+ cities worldwide.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy of former member, Ray Crader, who resigned on April 24 following his successful run for Maplewood City Council, representing Ward 2. Residents wishing to be appointed to the vacancy should send a letter to the board with their qualifications and their reason for wanting to be on the board to:
Secretary, Board of Education
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District
7539 Manchester Road
Maplewood, MO 63143
The letter must be received in Central Office (7539 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO 63143) by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8.
Maplewood detectives are trying to determine if a shooting on Wednesday at the corner of Lohmeyer Avenue and Sutton Boulevard was a case of road rage or the result of an ongoing dispute, Fox 2 has reported. Witnesses said that around 1:30 p.m. the driver of a white pickup truck crashed into the back of a BMW. The BMW driver then shot the pickup driver, who then drove up over the curb. The the suspected gunman was still there and the wounded man was still in the truck when police arrived. Officers arrested the suspected gunman and recovered the weapon.