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St. Charles Central County Fire & Rescue to open new station Thursday

St. Charles Central County Fire & Rescue to open new station Thursday

ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) - The Central County Fire & Rescue of St. Charles County will open its newest station on Thursday, April 24th at 10 am. The new station is located at 109 McMenamy Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 am, which will be attended by fire district officials, board directors and the public.

The single-story layout of the new station will contribute to improved response times. The 8,834 square-foot fire station will house four firefighters, and the Battalion Chief on duty, featuring:

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Drunk dad accused of having 13-year-old drive home

FORISTELL, MO (KTVI)– A Wentzville father is accused of having his 13-year-old son drive him home because he was drunk.

Police believe the father, David Mooney Ham of Wentzville, had his son drive after the father had too much alcohol to drink at the boy’s baseball game.

Foristell police spotted the swerving truck and thought it was a drunk driver.

When they pulled it over, it turned out the 13-year-old was driving and the father was in the passenger seat.

MoDOT to close 2 westbound lanes on Blanchette Bridge

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri Department of Transportation will close 2 left lanes on westbound I-70 Tuesday, April 22n for maintenance related to bridge rehabilitation. Work crews will close the lanes starting at 7 am, along with switching the 2 local right lanes at 10:30 am. A left lane on eastbound I-70 will also be closed at 9 am.

All lanes are expected to be reopened by 3 pm.

St. Charles County to start hazardous waste collection on May 1st

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Charles County will start offering county residents a safe way to recycle dispose of household hazardous waste on May 1st. Residents will be able to drop off waste at the Recycle Works Central location on 60 Triad South Drive in St. Charles from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Friday and on the last Saturday of each month.

Residents will have to pay a $10 fee to dispose of the waste, for up to 50 pounds. After 50 pounds, the fee will be $10, plus an addition charge of $1 per pound over 50 pounds.

To ensure safety and sanitation, please follow these precautions when transporting hazardous waste for collection at Recycle Works Central:

One killed in St. Charles RV fire

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – One person is dead after a mobile home fire Saturday morning in St. Charles. Emergency crews were called to the scene at the Cactus RV Park on Cactus Drive around 7:00 a.m.

“The heat from the flames was so intense, ” said  Frank Walker, a neighbor.

Walker and other neighbors said they tried to get the victim out of the RV.

“We tried to break into it.”

A St. Charles County sheriff’s deputy arrived first to the scene and also tried to get into the home. He had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

“He tried to go in, but was turned back by the flames,” Central County Fire Protection Chief Russ Mason said. “He was actually taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but he has been treated and released.”

The victim has not been identified, but neighbors say it was a man in his 60’s.

Crews battle 2-alarm house fire in Lake St. Louis

LAKE ST. LOUIS,MO (KTVI)– Crews battled a 2-alarm house fire on Pelican Court late Friday afternoon.

Police say the fire started in the attached garage. They believe there was paint cans in the garage that added fuel to the fire. They believe there is also ammunition in the house.

No injuries have been reported.