Week in Review: Gun Threat Shuts Down School, Man Dies After Being Hit By Car and Walmart News
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on Florissant and Hazelwood Patch sites.
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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from Florissant and Hazelwood Patch sites over the last few days:
- A fatal car crash in the 400 block of Humes led to the death of a pedestrian on Jan. 27, according to Florissant police.
- Hazelwood West High School and Armstrong Elementary were put on lockdown after the threat of a gun on Hazelwood West property sent both schools into lockdown while police investigated. It caused a late dismissal at the elementary school. No one was injured.
- The plans for a Walmart at 3350 and 3400 N. Highway 67 remain up in the air as the representatives for the plan were no-shows at the Florissant City Council meeting.
- Gregg Hall was sworn in as Hazelwood's new chief of police.
- Brown Elementary, in the Hazelwood School District, received a $2,500 Lowe's grant to update its irrigation system and some greenery lost in last year's dry season.
- A Florissant man was sentenced to seven years in prison for the Aug. 6, 2011 assault. Hazelwood Police said the man and his son jumped a man in front of his house.
- A 17-year-old Florissant man robbed another man of his Air Jordan shoes Friday at the James J. Eagan Center.
- New York Yankees rookie pitcher and Hazelwood-native David Phelps will receive the second annual "Rising Star'' award at the 33rd annual Thurman Munson awards dinner.
- Developer Paul McKee Jr. did not pay property taxes on his Hazelwood Commerce Center project last year, for the third year in a row. He now owes more than $2 million.
- A Florissant man faces criminal charges for three burglaries and a car theft for breaking into a business, a house and a church.
- Eight Hazelwood Central athletes signed their letters of intent Wednesday morning to play college-level sports.
- More than 400 people attended Hazelwood West High School's Festival of Nations.
- Gov. Jay Nixon announced $1.3 million in grants, including more than $280,000, to be given to St. Louis area schools, including in Florissant.
- After three years in Florissant, Trish Layton moved The Bridal Exchange to 1522 Caulks Hill Road in St. Peters to accommodate her growing business.