Week in Review: Walmart Back in Play, Man Sets Fire to Ex-Girlfriend's Home and the Google Maps Car

We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on Florissant 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 Florissant Patch over the last few days:

  • A Black Jack man faces several criminal charges after police setting fire to his ex-girlfriend’s home in unincorporated North County.
  • A United States District judge sentenced a Florissant man to 188 months in prison related to charges of transporting and distributing drugs in the St. Louis-area.
  • A small crowd including Florissant city officials turned out for the brief public hearing for the traffic development district (TDD), which included comments from the public about a TDD for Florissant in regards to the Walmart project development.
  • The Google Maps car made its rounds around Florissant for photos.
  • At least 10 people were involved in two car dealership thefts on Oct. 11, as police say the group also stole eight cars from Johnny Londoff Chevrolet.
  • The Florissant Ice Rink opened over the weekend.
  • The Florissant City Council outlawed residents from stealing cable or Internet.
  • A Florissant DWI saturation patrol in Florissant netted three arrests and 35 tickets.
  • HoneyBaked stores are preparing for the annual holiday rush by hiring 6,500 people nationwide to help sell their signature glazed Honey Baked hams. Some of those jobs are in North County.
  • A Florissant man received moderate injuries after being involved in a rollover crash on Interstate 270.
  • In this week's roundup of Missouri political stories, Todd Akin says he's confident he can win the U.S. Senate race, Dave Spence wants voters to vote all-Republican and Gov. Jay Nixon jockeys for reelection.
  • A North County man faces charges for accepting an insurance payment for a car without turning the car over to the insurance company.


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