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Week in Review: Man Murdered Woman Before Setting Fire To Condo, Fatal Motorcycle Accident and a Piccolo Incriminates Driver

We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on the two North St. Louis County Patch sites—Florissant Patch and Hazelwood Patch.

Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around St. Charles County? Not to worry. Patch has your back.

In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the two North County Patch sites—Florissant Patch and Hazelwood Patch—over the last few days:

  • Ashley Furniture will open Nov. 5 in Florissant. The furniture store will mark the opening of the first furniture store in North County in more than a decade.
  • A 36-year-old man has been arrested as a suspect in Friday's murder of a North County woman, St. Louis County Police announced.
  • A motorcyclist was killed an an accident with an Impala near the intersection of Hazelwood and Latty Ave., and a Metro bus collided with a passenger vehicle, causing injuries to the driver and several passengers.
  • Florissant Police said that when Ryan O. Holiday was pulled over, he had one piece of incriminating evidence in his car: a piccolo.
  • Local firefighters are bringing innovative and engaging teaching tools into area schools this month to help them stay safe in the event of a fire at home or at school.
  • A Ferguson man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of a North County woman. 
  • Missouri voters will be asked on Nov. 6 to consider a ballot question raising tobacco taxes from 17 to 90 cents on name-brand cigarettes; off brands, the hike is larger.
  • A St. Louis County man received 144 months in prison Thursday stemming from charges of selling heroin and striking an officer during an investigation in the Florissant area. 
  • A teenager admitted setting five fires in Florissant’s Paddock Hills subdivision.
  • Florissant police arrested three Wednesday for the Johnny Londoff burglary that occurred early Friday morning.
  • We asked our Red Arch and Blue Arch insiders about who won the Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and to identify highlights to attract base support and swing voters.
  • A Berkeley man broke into a home in the 800 block of Thompson Drive on Sept. 10, according to a Florissant Police report. 
  • The Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education approved a measure that would provide an early incentive program for its retiring employees.
  • A man kicked in a door in the 100 block of Cady Drive in Hazelwood Oct. 9 while the resident was home, according to a police report. 

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