Florissant

Obituary
3:34 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Rosemary Straub Davison: Longtime Activist Put A New, Familiar Face On Old Town Florissant

Rosemary Straub Davison
Credit Provided by the family

In July of 1991, Rosemary Davison took the keys and the deed to a home at 1067 Dunn Rd. in Florissant.

The two-story, red-brick farm house was built around 1860 by a German immigrant who had made his fortune during the California Gold Rush. Now, the house wasn’t fit to live in.

That didn’t matter to Ms. Davison. She wasn’t planning to live there. She was on a rescue mission.

With other members of Historic Florissant Inc., the nonprofit organization she helped found in 1969, Ms. Davison saved Gittemeier House from the wrecking ball.

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Red light cameras
7:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

State Appeals Court Hears Trio Of Red Light Camera Cases

A Missouri appeals court is considering the constitutionality of three red light camera laws.
(via Flickr/functoruser)

The Missouri Court of Appeals heard oral arguments today in constitutional challenges to three red light camera ordinances in the St. Louis area.

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Florrissant Officer Shooting
12:26 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Florissant officer in critical but stable condition following shooting

Officer Michael Vernon.
(Florissant Police Department)

 

UPDATE:  Doctors are now saying that Officer Michael Vernon will be paralyzed.

 

A Florissant Police Officer remains in critical but stable condition, following a shooting early Monday morning.

Officer Michael Vernon was responding a break-in alarm around 3 a.m. when he was attacked.

Police Captain Sean Fagan says 20-year-old Brian Lamont Cannon Jr. was hiding in a dumpster when he jumped up and shot Vernon three times.

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