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Death of a Classmate

August 9, 2018 by Christine Smith Salter (Register to contact)

Death of a dear friend and one of the 1968 Hazelwood HS graduation class.

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Hazelwood Central student shot on his walk home from school

St. Louis County police are on the scene of a shooting near Hazelwood Central High School, where a 12th grade student was shot.

Hazelwood Central 28, Webster Groves 6 | High School Football

Hazelwood Central's Jordan Tate (10) reaches but can't make the catch as Webster Groves' Jerqon Conners defends during a game on Thursday, August 30, ...

Parkway North 68, Hazelwood Central 55 | Girls Basketball

Parkway North's Aliyah Williams (4) puts up a shot as Hazelwood Central's Jakayla Kirk tries to block from behind during a game on Friday, February 1, 2019 at ...

Class 6 District 1 quarterfinal: Hazelwood West 20, Hazelwood Central 14 | High School Football

Hazelwood West's Kaleb Woods runs for a gain during a Class 6 District 1 quarterfinal football game on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Hazelwood Central High ...

Hazelwood Central bounces back with solid win over Webster Groves

FLORISSANT • Kenny Washington felt like hiding. The Hazelwood Central senior defensive lineman kept his head down while briskly walking through the halls ...

Hazelwood School District reschedules football games over safety concerns

FLORISSANT, Mo. – The Hazelwood School District has rescheduled two high school football games over safety concerns. The Hazelwood Central vs ...

Cooper shakes off early miscue as Hazelwood West slips past Hazelwood Central

FLORISSANT • Darius Cooper had to pick himself up before he could pick his team up.

Hazelwood School District hosts redistricting open house  KPLR 11 St. Louis

HAZELWOOD, Mo. – The Hazelwood School District will host an open house Thursday addressing the second phase of a three-year project on the possibility of ...

School intruder drill in Hazelwood School District  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

HAZELWOOD Mo. - St. Louis based Tier One Tactical Solutions is conducting a training exercise on how to respond to an intruder in the Hazelwood School ...

Community workshop Jan. 23 at Hazelwood Central High School  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

FLORISSANT, Mo. -The Hazelwood School District is looking for community input as it considers a possible redistricting project that could impact which schools ...

Missing North County teen found safe  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

Update: At 11:23am, St. Louis County Police tweeted that Christian Fredrick had been safely located. ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO - St. Louis County police are ...

Notebook: Watson delivers in Fort Zumwalt East's miraculous win; Hazelwood Central suspends Davis

ST. PETERS • Ben Watson has a cherub tattooed on his right shoulder.

Audit says Hazelwood schools misreported attendance, reaped $95,000 in state aid

The audit was the result of a petition by district residents, who have scrutinized the school district since officials proposed budget cuts in 2016.

Teachers leave Hazelwood schools in large numbers after another controversial year

At least 123 teachers and 13 administrators have quit Hazelwood schools.

Hazelwood Central sharpshooter has Wright touch in win over rival East

FLORISSANT • Telly Wright had the hot hand at all the right times on Thursday.

Wounded, winless Webster Groves prepares for Kirkwood

WEBSTER GROVES • Cole Schnettgoecke was up late Saturday night watching the glory days on YouTube.

Lawyer: Hazelwood Central athletic director demoted after reporting principal for theft  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lawyer says at hearing that his client, former athletic director John Pukala, was demoted after reporting the alleged theft to administrators.

Hazelwood School District reacts to recent audit

An audit of the Hazelwood School District points to serious change needed after poor cash handling and missing money was discovered.

Depth helps Vashon power to road victory against Hazelwood Central

FLORISSANT • Tony Irons looked at his phone display and sent it to voicemail. There aren't that many circumstances that Irons, Vashon's boys basketball coach, ...

Missouri Judge Blocks Parts Of State Voter Photo ID Law  NPR

A Missouri judge ruled on Tuesday that state election officials can no longer tell voters they must show a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. The ruling blocks part ...

Hazelwood Central overcomes rugged Riverview Gardens

FLORISSANT • Javon Kirk practiced for two months just for situations like this.

Hazelwood School District hosts community engagement workshops on redistricting  St. Louis American

As the Hazelwood School District begins to lay the foundation for a possible redistricting project, first, they would like to engage students, parents, staff, and ...

St. Louis area police departments push to recruit a more diverse force

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Police departments across the country are having trouble filling open positions. So the Ethical Society of Police sponsored its first ...

Hazelwood Central football player’s kind gesture rocks a 7-year-old’s world

FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI)-Carson Busse, 7, of Florissant, has had to wear a halo ever since surgery, June 7. The medical brace fits over his upper torso and is ...

18-year olds from Florissant charged in robbery at high school

HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged two Florissant men in connection with an armed robbery inside a high ...

FSU signs three-star offensive lineman Ira Henry  Tomahawk Nation

At 6'5 320, Henry certainly has the size to play on the outside.

FSU offers three-star offensive lineman Ira Henry  247Sports

Late on Thursday evening, Florida State offered Saint Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic three-star offensive tackle Ira Henry. The Seminoles join a lengthy list of more ...

Mark Behlmann seeking support of 'close white friends' in bid for Hazelwood school board  St. Louis American

Mark Behlmann may be hoping some of his “close white friends” will put pressure on Hazelwood school board members to appoint him to replace Chuck Woods, ...

Students to seek clues into death of Florissant soldier

The Army says it was suicide. The family believes it was murder. Now, college students are conducting their own investigation into the July 19, 2005, death of ...

District roundup: Hazelwood Central, MICDS roll in district openers

Raphael Bell scored three touchdowns as Hazelwood Central knocked off rival McCluer North 35-0 in a Class 6 District 2 first-round game Saturday at Central.

Woman and girl latest drowning victims in stretch of Meramec River that's claimed 14 lives in 14 years  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • The deaths of a woman and girl in the Meramec River at Castlewood State Park bring the number of people who've drowned in that ...

St. Louis County's municipal courts are being judged — and some still are falling short  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

HILLSDALE • Over the years, an untold number of people showed up here, at a former residence turned into a hall of justice, to be judged for speeding and other ...

St. Charles County lawmaker resigns, takes job in Gov. Parson's administration

Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, has been in the House since 2012.

Dynamic duo leads Trinity past Hazelwood Central

FLORISSANT • Like any good setter, Trinity junior Abby Grumich has a certain synergy with her hitters.

Super 25 Boys Basketball Expert Rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Result: Previous Rank (PR): 1. Last game: Beat then-No. 11 Sunrise Christian (Bel Aire, Kan.) 74-52. 2. McEachern. Powder Springs, GA 25 - 0 - 0. Result: PR: 2.

Drake Westcott, junior, infielder, Edwardsville

The power-hitting left-handed batter and Louisville commit led the Tigers in home runs (seven), RBI (34) and batting average (.510). The returning All-Metro ...

County cops, students face off in friendly hoops scrimmage at Hazelwood Central

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Scoring the most points wasn't the main goal for a pickup basketball team of St. Louis County police officers at the Hazelwood ...

Former Lindenwood University football coach pleads guilty to drug charges

ST. CHARLES • A former assistant football coach at Lindenwood University and Hazelwood East High School pleaded guilty to felony drug charges last week.

Robotics booms in St. Louis as thousands of students gather to 'compete with their minds'

ST. LOUIS • About 29,000 students and 800 robots descended on downtown Wednesday in preparation for the FIRST Championship, the most prestigious ...

Edwardsville, Triad take aim on advancing past dual sectionals

The Edwardsville High wrestling team has won eight consecutive Southwestern Conference championships and eight successive Class 3A regional titles.

Mizzou announces full-tuition grants for low-income students  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The deal is available to all first time freshmen, transfer students and existing students who meet the requirements to receive a federal Pell grant.

McClellan: St. Louis has world-class medical facilities but no place for Tara

Kindred wants to move local woman to Iowa, where she has no friends or family.

Runaway juveniles could be endangered, police say

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - Two teenagers who vanished about a week ago could be headed toward the West Coast and may be endangered, the St.

Eric Poole's humorous memoir recounts coming of age in Florissant

Former St. Louisan Eric Poole's second memoir is an anguished and funny romp through Florissant and the Central West End in the 1970s and 1980s that ...

Ferguson veteran Bradley Rayford graduates | Local News  St. Louis American

St. Louis Community College held its 2016 graduation ceremony on May 22 at the Chaifetz Arena. Over 5,0000 students and family members from all four ...

St. Louis-born Smino rides a wave of hip-hop success

Hip-hop newcomer Smino, originally of St. Louis, is opening eyes nationally with his futuristic funk-rap debut album “blkswn.”

Hazelwood's top teacher came to education in a roundabout way

Jason Dinwiddie says his early journalism career was an act of rebellion.

QB Glass rushes for 2 TDs to lift Hazelwood Central past CBC

FLORISSANT • Hazelwood Central historically has let its quarterback run with the ball a lot — with outstanding success — in big post-season games.

McCluer North: Matthew Graham

Academic rank: 2/404. Sports: soccer, wrestling, tennis. Academic bio: Missouri Scholars Academy ... Gold Card, four years ... Academic Letter ... Academic Bar .

February: Movers and Shakers  Columbia Business Times

Kathleen Bruegenhemke has been named chief operating officer, in addition to serving as chief risk officer. She joined Hawthorn Bank in 1992 and has more ...

Teacher absences hurt student learning  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

At 69 schools in the St. Louis region, at least half of the teaching staff missed more than two weeks of school.

10 years later, a soldier's family still grieves and questions the Army's version of her death  St. Louis Public Radio

Ten years after Army Private LaVena Lynn Johnson died in Iraq, her father keeps family photographs of her tucked away in his basement office in his.

Along for the Ride: A roundabout way to build a St. Louis County roundabout  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A roundabout at Old Halls Ferry Road and Vaile Avenue — the first such configuration by the St. Louis County Department of Transportation — took a circuitous ...

Mother of Florissant woman who protested in Ferguson believes daughter's death was accident

Becca Campbell, 26, was fatally shot Nov. 21 in St. Louis after a crash.

SIUE women's basketball inks three  AdVantage News

EDWARDSVILLE — SIUE women's basketball head coach Paula Buscher announced the addition of three student-athletes for the 2018-19 season. SIUE, which ...

St. Louis is hot spot for 'underwater' mortgages

Metro St. Louis is a national hot spot for “underwater” mortgages, according to a new study, and the problem is particularly acute in north St. Louis County.

This Is What Democracy Looks Like in America  Bloomberg

The most memorable moments around the country on an historic Election Day.

Man killed at Ballpark Village was father, newlywed celebrating his birthday

ST. LOUIS • The man who was shot to death during a party on a rooftop at Ballpark Village on Sunday night was a father of two girls and a newlywed who was ...

Boeing engineer built a flight simulator to teach students the wonders of science  St. Louis American

The story of the mobile flight simulator that Christopher Miller created to get school kids excited about math and science would make for the kind of buddy movie ...

Columbia College baseball set to return to the diamond after a 35-year absence  Columbia Missourian

Starting in the 2016-17 school year, Columbia College will field a baseball team for the first time since 1982. Athletic director Bob Burchard and coach Darren ...

Give It a Year or Two Before Assessing FSU's Recruiting Class  Bleacher Report

By all accounts, Florida State continued to reload on both sides of the football after winning the national championship this past season and signed one of the ...

Election 2016: The 16 best photos as Americans head to the polls  MarketWatch

The most contentious presidential election in recent history come to a conclusion Tuesday, as Americans headed to the polls. The race between Democrat ...

Lee out, Bennett in as Chaminade basketball coach

Chaminade announced Tuesday that Kelvin Lee is out as the school's basketball coach after 16 seasons. He will be replaced by assistant Frank Bennett.

Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.

Pilot from Florissant dies in Puerto Rico plane crash

The pilot, Steve Gullberg, 28, had expressed concerns about airline's safety, family says.

Florissant man tells police he killed his wife

A Florissant, Missouri man was taken into custody Thursday, accused of the brutal murder of the mother of his two children. Police said Peter Chafin, 41, called ...

North Tech: Brittany Monae Moore

Academic rank: 2 of 205. Sports: basketball, track and field. Academic bio: National Honor Society. Athletic bio: Track team MVP ... basketball team Best ...

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman writes open letter to Governor-elect Greitens

Less than one week after the wife of Governor-elect Eric Greitens was robbed at gunpoint in the Central West End, Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman ...

Mo. mom charged for killing blind son with autism

Police say they found her Aug. 29 in a Polk County, Missouri, field lying about 20 feet away from a dead teenager wearing a diaper.

Man charged for north STL murder

A man is facing charges, accused of killing another man in the Skinker Debaliviere neighborhood. Police say 23-year-old Davontay Vastine fatally shot ...

Ryan James Chandler

Winfield. Academic rank: 6 of 130. Sports: basketball, football, track. Academic bio: Academic All-Conference for basketball, football and track ... A honor roll (four ...

Men charged for breaking into City Museum

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Two men are facing charges after a high-profile break-in at the St. Louis City Museum that went viral this week.

Caroline Lucille Claywell

Alton Marquette. Academic rank: N/A (school does not rank). Sports: tennis, basketball, soccer. Academic bio: Honor roll (four years). Athletic bio: State tennis ...

Daycare provider convicted in child's death

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A jury has recommended a five-year prison term for a former eastern Missouri day care provider found guilty in the death of an ...

World Photography Day

August 19 is World Photography Day, celebrating the passion for photography and the power of imagery!

Kmart theft led to high speed chase, manhunt

A high speed chase and manhunt tied up police in two states Wednesday.

Suspect charged in shooting of officer

A Hillsdale Police Officer was injured in a shooting in the 6200 block of Bailey Place around 12:30 Sunday night.

Wentzville plumber facing new sex charges

A St. Charles County plumber charged earlier this month with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy was charged with 11 new counts for similar crimes Monday.

De Soto Police trying to reunite lost heroin with owner

The De Soto, Missouri, Police Department is taking to social media to try and locate the owner of a bag believed to contain heroin and other drug paraphernalia.

Thousand Dollar Baby: By day Jamie O'Hare studies for a master's in social work. Her night job is anything but.  Riverfront Times

At 5 a.m. on March 7, Jamie O'Hare clambers out of bed and spits into a cup. She spits en route to an interview with...

Man charged with elder abuse of mother

A Wisconsin man was is facing charges in St. Louis County after police say he abused his mother Saturday.

Man facing charges after domestic dispute

A Troy, Mo., man is facing two charges after police say he broke into his ex-wife's apartment and stole her car keys.

O'Fallon, Mo. woman charged for knife attack

O'Fallon, Mo. -- A St. Charles County woman has been charged for assaulting another person and attacking their vehicle. 38-year-old Amanda Held attacked the ...

Drury assistant tennis coach charged with rape

An assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Drury University has been charged with rape after police say he forced himself onto a woman after a party on ...

Pagedale man charged in Maplewood carjacking

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. -- A Pagedale man has now been charged in a Maplewood carjacking. Police believe 22-year-old Randall Taylor was one of four men who ...

Suspect in custody for St. Peters bank robbery

Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with a Thursday morning bank robbery.

Pair in custody for shooting at group of kids and parents

ST. LOUIS -- A man and a woman are in police custody after shooting into a group of parents and children last week. 23-year-old Keirra Thomas and 23-year-old ...

Marshal shoots suspect near STL City Hall

New details have been released about a shooting involving a St. Louis city marshal. According to a police report, the 58-year-old city marshal with five years of ...

Burglar accused of kicking out cop car window

A burglar is accused of kicking out the window of a police cruiser after he was arrested for breaking into a home. According to a police report, 31-year-old ...

Woman arrested for DWI, manslaughter after fatal crash

A St. Louis County woman is facing charges after a fatal accident. The accident happened around 12:25 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Hillsboro Road ...

FBI looking for three facing drug charges

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for help tracking down three fugitives of an alleged drug trafficking organization.

Camp counselor charged with sex crimes

A man who was employed as a camp counselor at Camp Gator in Lake St. Louis and as a lead gym attendant at the St. Peters Rec Plex in 2014 and 2015 was ...

Man charged for Wednesday double shooting

A man is in custody and facing charges a day after police say he shot two men, hurting a homeowner and killing his neighbor, a press release from the Major ...

Loud sex finally too much for cancer-stricken neighbors

YORK, Pa. — Some nights, before two of her daughters went to bed, Tanya Saylor would give them headphones.

Major Case Squad no longer investigating Wentzville man's death

What started out as a call to put out a fire has turned into an investigation in Wentzville.

Soccer star Abby Wambach arrested for DUI

Soccer star Abby Wambach was arrested in Portland overnight on DUI.

Wentzville infant at center of horrific child abuse case dies

Brunette and Hendricks are currently in custody and facing felony child abuse charges.

Woman arrested after falling through ceiling of Big Lots

Police say a woman was arrested last week after she broke into a Springfield Big Lots store, climbed into the ceiling and then came crashing down to the floor.

Man charged in son's overdose death

A Berkeley man is facing criminal charges after his son overdosed and died. Court documents say 36-year-old Laron Crawford is a heroin addict, who uses ...

New victims of Wentzville plumber accused of sex crimes come forward

UPDATE: Four new victims have come forward in the case of a Wentzville plumber that allegedly used his business to to find victims. Daniel Hallmark, 54, was ...

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