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The 2019 season will be the River City Rascals' last at CarShield Field in O'Fallon, Missouri. The team will fold after 21 years at the ballpark, and the city has interest from other leagues and teams to begin play at the facility next year. Aug 27, 2019.
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The River City Rascals are set to fold after 21 years in St. Charles County, but the city of O’Fallon isn’t giving up on baseball just yet.

The Rascals are members of the Frontier League, an independent minor league not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The team announced earlier this month it plans to cease operations at the end of the season. O’Fallon is looking for a team to move into the Rascals’ ballpark next season.

Workers at a conveyor belt at Resource Management's processing facility.
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As waste processor Resource Management terminates its single stream recycling services, some St. Louis area municipalities will begin sending recyclable metal, paper and plastics to new destinations Thursday.

In August, Resource Management informed its customers that it would stop accepting single-stream recycling at the end of October. Contamination in recyclable materials led China to impose stricter policies on the materials it would accept, which raised costs for processors like Resource Management.

Since then, municipalities contracted with the company have sought other options to maintain residential recycling services. Kirkwood and Brentwood signed contracts with Republic Services, which processes recycling for much of the St. Louis area.

The number three
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According to estimates released by the U.S. Census, three local cities are among 10 in Illinois and Missouri that gained the most people between 2015 and 2016. The  numbers are estimates of the population for cities and towns across the United States.  

Wentzville, in St. Charles County, grew by more than 1,800 people, second only to Kansas City. O'Fallon, Missouri was 4th on the list, gaining about 1,400, and Clayton, in St. Louis County came in 8th, with an increase of around 750.

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The city council in a St. Louis area town is considering a bill that would declare any federal, state or local laws prohibiting guns to be in violation of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions, rendering them invalid in the town.
The measure has been proposed in O'Fallon. The Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis reports it could be the subject of a vote on March 28.

O'Fallon to get new corporate headquarters

Jun 13, 2012
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Air Evac Lifeteam, a provider of air medical transportation to rural communities, has announced its plans to open a new corporate headquarters in O’Fallon,  in St. Charles County.

The move from West Plains, Mo. is part of major expansion for the company and is expected to create as many as 190 jobs.   

The City of O’Fallon was chosen from a list of 20 other locations throughout Missouri and other states.

Former Bridgeton officer guilty of bribery

Apr 13, 2011
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A former police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton faces sentencing in July after pleading guilty to taking a $5,000 bribe.

The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis says 38-year-old Scott William Haenel of O'Fallon also admitted obstructing a federal investigation in his guilty plea on Wednesday.

Federal authorities say a person cooperating with the FBI met several times with Haenel between November and January and paid him $5,000. In exchange, Haenel agreed to help conceal a money laundering scheme involving drug trafficking money.

Leak case against ex-CIA man may not go to trial

Apr 8, 2011
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A federal prosecutor says the case against an ex-CIA officer charged with leaking classified documents to a reporter may not make it to trial because of potential problems with a witness.

Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon, Mo., worked for the CIA from 1993 to 2002. He is accused of leaking secrets about Iran to New York Times reporter James Risen.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, March 30, 2011 - The latest chapter of the smoking ban saga is about to unfold as voters in O'Fallon, Mo., and in three other cities on Tuesday consider strict bans on smoking in public places.

And like in most recent smoking-ban showdowns in the area, the debate in this large exurb of St. Louis has boiled down to public health versus the individual's right to choose.

Ex-CIA agent from O'Fallon charged with leak granted bond

Jan 25, 2011

A Virginia judge has granted bond to a former CIA officer from O'Fallon accused of leaking government secrets about Iran to a reporter for the New York Times.

Jeffrey Sterling had been in custody since his arrest on Jan. 6 on charges that he illegally disclosed classified documents to reporter James Risen between 2001 and 2006.

Ex-CIA officer from O'Fallon accused of leak waives extradition

Jan 10, 2011

A former CIA operative accused of disclosing confidential documents to a New York Times reporter has agreed to be returned to Virginia to face prosecution.

Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon, Mo., waived extradition Monday during a brief federal court appearance in St. Louis. The timing of his flight back to Virginia is unclear. Sterling recently had a knee replaced and he will be returned to Virginia as soon as it is medically possible.

Ex-CIA agent from O'Fallon, Mo. charged with leak to New York Times

Jan 6, 2011

A former CIA officer from O'Fallon, Mo. is under indictment, accused of leaking classified information about Iran to a New York Times reporter.

Federal prosecutors charged Jeffrey Sterling with 10 counts related to improperly keeping and disclosing national security information.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 25, 2009 - The American Dream is holding its own in O'Fallon, Mo., local Realtors say.

True, prices are down -- just as they are everywhere. But the declines aren't as dramatic as in many markets, and home sales are beginning to edge upward.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 15, 2009 - Motorists pulling off Interstate 70 at the O'Fallon, Mo., exit can't help but notice Art's Produce, a fruit and vegetable stand, in an area filled with chain stores, ranging from Walgreens to Wal-Mart. With its handwritten placards advertising Arkansas tomatoes and "sweet juicy" Georgia peaches, Art's is a throwback to the small town past of this high-growth suburban city of more than 70,000.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 15, 2009 - George Richardson woke up on a Tuesday, nervous and happy. The tools he's collected over years of work sat in the back of his truck, ready to move on with him.

The nerves -- those came along because it was Richardson's first day in a new job. And the happiness -- Richardson spent two months on unemployment after being laid off at the end of March.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 9, 2009 - O'Fallon's known as a great place to raise families, a phrase repeated again and again by people who live there. And after looking at the impact of the economy on the city, it might become known as a good place to ride out a recession, too.

"We're fortunate we don't have a GM here, and we don't have a Chrysler," says Shashi Pathak, director of economic development with the city. "We're not a one-company town."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 5, 2009 - Ask someone what's happening in O'Fallon, and they probably won't mention hot bars or gallery openings. Here, the scene is mostly parks and playgrounds.

"It just seemed like a great place to raise a family," says Theresa Shuffett, who moved to O'Fallon with her husband, Peter, in 1996 from St. Charles and St. Paul. The Shuffetts have five kids, ages 21 to 6. She stays at home with her children, he works at Boeing.