DEA Sting, Fatal Plane Crash and Man Gives Suicidal Teen a Gun Top This Year's Most Read Stories
Here are the 10 most read stories on Maryland Heights Patch in 2012.
A two-year U.S. Drug Enforcement Agencyinvestigation brought 62 charges against 30 people involved in producing methamphetamine in North and Northwest St. Louis County.
Those involved in the meth ring include residents of Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, St. Charles, St. Ann, Overland, Breckenridge Hills, Woodson Terrace, St. John, Bel Ridge and unincorporated St. Louis County.
Readers were all over the presidential race this year. And given the interest, a simple post reminding folks what time the debate started was amongst the most searched terms of the year. That's why this article ranked where it did.
Another search-friendly term. Just as soon as people were done searching about presidential politics, they were searching for Black Friday deals. In this story, folks across the country were concerned about stores opening for Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day or evening.
A Maryland Heights man faces criminal charges after police said he put a loaded gun in front of a teenager who had suicidal tendencies and suggested she kill herself.
The man also gave the 16-year-old girl alcohol, made her dance with him and rubbed up against her, Maryland Heights Police said.
The skies assaulted Maryland Heights with golf ball-sized hail nuggets April 28. We caught a few pictures of the large pieces of ice; but it was a bunch of reader-submitted photos that made our jaws drop.
A woman faces drug and child endangerment charges after Bridgeton Police said she made methamphetamine at her home in Bridgeton.
Janice L. Williams, 39, now of the 3900 block of Jane in St. Ann, was charged Dec. 5 with first-degree trafficking in drugs, first-degree child endangerment, manufacturing meth, possessing chemicals with the intent to make a controlled substance and possession of drug-related items.
A new restaurant opening in Maryland Heights had burger lovers’ mouths watering with anticipation. Jim Hanifan’s It’s a Better Burger opened earlier this year.
A four-car accident on Interstate 270 has claimed one life and wreaked havoc for lunch hour motorists in Maryland Heights in August. Traffic was stop-and-go from Page Avenue to the Interstate 70 and I-270 intersection from about noon to 2 p.m. The accident was cleared by 2 p.m. with Missouri Department of Transportation officials clearing the road.
Harrah's Casino officially rebranded itself as Hollywood Casino on Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. Officials are planning on putting $61 million into the rebranding over the next six to nine months, which will include new slot machines and themes, and a new Boogie Nights nightclub in the previous Voodoo Lounge space.
Two people died after a single-engine private airplane crashed into Creve Coeur Lake in October.
Maryland Heights Police Deputy Chief Major Bill Carson said police responded to a plane crash at about 8:40 p.m. Carson said a witness told police they saw the plane go down and heard what sounded like an engine sputtering.