In the news

The weekly 40 South roundup of media mentions. This week: Brentwood teen went missing, later his body was found; MRH grad is killed; Waldbart Florist forced out; fire command consolidation.

2015 MRH grad killed: Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that Joseph M. Lee, 19, was found dead at about 11 a.m. Aug. 27 outside his home in the 3700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. He had been killed hours earlier in a drug-related robbery, police said.

Area doc raises $3,500 for charity

For 17 years, Maplewood-area chiropractor, Dr. William Madosky has done a bike ride for charity. On Saturday he rode 100 miles, raising $3,500 for Artists First.

New clock above lanes; business is on target

Brad and Heather Pollard, owners of Shrewsbury Lanes, at 7202 Weil Avenue, stand under a new clock hanging above the center lanes. Brad said when they bought the lanes in 2013 a similar clock (advertising Miller beer) was supposed to have been included but disappeared.

Most popular posts in August

The top-read posts in 40 South for August was led by the news of the Maplewood family needing help. The planned ‘This is not OK’ — round 2 — protest was the second most popular; the imminent demolition of the Waldbart Florist building was next.

Burgess is closed: parents disregard rules as they drop off kids

A section of Burgess Avenue is closed next to the new Maplewood Richmond Heights ECC to finish grading and landscaping, which makes the new entrance to the school inaccessible from there. As a result, some parents are parking where they shouldn’t, and then walking their kids to school, according to posts on Facebook.

Local man charged with DUI

Tracy Bernard Gnau, 45, of 2015 S. Big Bend, was charged last week for operating a motor vehicle while being intoxicated, according to court and police records. He was arrested in the 3200 block of Laclede Station Road on March 12, 2017.