Maplewood P&Z to consider condo proposal

Maplewood Planning and Zoning on Monday will review a request to consolidate two lots in the Sunnen business park for condominiums, according to the agenda. The minor subdivision condominium plat is at 3267 S. Big Bend Boulevard.

Crowds for the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk

A seasonably warm night brought a large crowd out to the Mid County Chamber of Commerce Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk on Friday. After the tree lighting ceremony at Citizens National Bank Park downtown was open for business. In the window decorating contest, Scheidt Hardware, Vom Vass, Stone Spiral Coffee, and Tiny Little Monster all tied for first place.

Democratic fundraiser shouted racial slurs, fired off gun: Post-Dispatch

Democratic fundraiser, Matthew Lieberman, has been charged with felony gun crimes after allegedly firing a handgun and shouting racial slurs at eyewitnesses at at the Amoco station on Skinker Boulevard on Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported. Lieberman pointed a handgun at someone at the gas station while using racial slurs just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Post-Dispatch. He then allegedly fired shots at the building from his car. Less than 15 minutes later Lieberman shouted racial epithets at maintenance workers at the Jack in the Box on Hampton Avenue and fired a gun several times from a Mercedes sedan, court documents say, the Post-Dispatch reports.

Woman found dead on a porch in Richmond Heights

Richmond Heights Police say they don’t suspect foul play in the death of a 29-year-old woman found Thursday morning on a porch in Richmond Heights, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Chief Doug Schaeffler said the woman was discovered Thursday at about 8 a.m. in the 1400 block of Bredell Avenue, near Dale Avenue. When first reported by the Post-Dispatch, Chief Schaeffler said the medical examiner’s office was on the way to the scene, and an officer was consoling a person nearby.

Pet photos with Santa to benefit ferret rescue, service dog group

Santa plans to pose for photos with pets this weekend at Maplewood business Airedale Antics (7316 Manchester Road) to benefit Furry Ferret Rescue and St. Louis Huggs service dog group. Santa will be there Saturday Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For $15 you will receive a professional high resolution digital photo. All proceeds will support Furry Ferret Rescue and the St.

Christmas Tree Walk is Friday — Maplewood open for business

The Mid County Chamber Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk is Friday, beginning with the Christmas Tree lighting at 6 p.m. at Citizen’s Park, at Manchester and Marshall. Maplewood Police report that carriage rides, running until 9 p.m. will impact traffic. It will be the usual route, around the block on Marietta Avenue. These and possibly other businesses will be open for the evening. Airedale Antics 7316 Manchester Rd.

Maplewood police seize guns, marijuana

Maplewood police officers on Saturday seized three firearms (two of which were stolen), nearly a hundred rounds of ammunition and marijuana during a stealing investigation, the department reported on Facebook and Twitter.

Maplewood police arrest carjacking suspect

Maplewood police have arrested a carjacker who held women at gunpoint in Maplewood in July. The suspect left his cellphone in his victim’s car, which was abandoned in Ferguson, police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Joseph Hill, 23, was charged on Nov. 22 with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

Postcards to Alabama

Every table at Stone Spiral Coffee House, in Maplewood, was filled Sunday afternoon with folks writing postcards to registered voters in Alabama. The group is hoping that their postcards will convince voters in the state to come out in the planned special election, to elect Doug Jones (Dem) and defeat Roy Moore (Rep) in the race to fill the vacant United States senator seat. An organizer at Stone Spiral said more than 2,500 postcards have been mailed from St. Louis in the past weeks.  

Liquor license being requested for former piano bar location

A hearing is set to hear citizens’ comments on a request for a full and Sunday liquor license at 7376 Manchester Road — previously Live Juke Joint Piano Bar. The piano bar was the most recent of a string of short-lived businesses at the location. It closed its doors in August. According to the city notice, ‘Michael Fischer of Elmwood’ is making the request. The public hearing is set for Dec.

Black Friday Galleria protest: RH Police report

Richmond Heights Police reported on Facebook that Friday afternoon seven out of approximately 70 protesters at the Galleria were arrested for “failure to disperse.” The police report:

About 1:30pm today protesters began chanting and walking through the St. Louis Galleria. About 70 protesters were loudly chanting “shut it down” and “these killer cops have got to go”, etc. as they walked through the mall corridors.

Brentwood’s Louise Charboneau is remembered, as trees are dedicated to her

Brentwood resident, Louise Charboneau, who died in February, was remembered by her family and a group of neighbors, including some city hall officials, as two swamp white oak trees were dedicated in her memory at Oak Tree Park Friday morning. Charboneau was running for mayor of Brentwood when she died, and Alderman Andy Leahy said he would have loved to have seen how she would have done in the election. The two swamp white oaks will grow to about 60 feet tall with an 80 foot crown. Leahy said the encroaching honeysuckle will be removed to give them room to grow. The city’s updated guidelines on trees was dedicated to Charboneau.