Crime ruled the month, but business news is always big.
The top 11 Affton-Shrewsbury Patch articles for April were dominated by crime news, with a sprinkling of thrift shop and restaurants thrown in. The story of Hedija Jahic punching and choking her daughter after seeing text messages from the daughter's boyfriend, was by far the most read article of the month. The conversation heated up over the possible move of Value Village from Shrewsbury to Affton, and news of side-by-side new restaurants, Breakfast & Burger and Affton Diner was also big. Here's the complete top 11 for April:
One item on your April 2013 ballot might be a plan to raise sales taxes across St. Louis to pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch.
When the April 2013 election arrives, you might be asked to vote on a potential hike to sales taxes in the city of St. Louis and both St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Keep this in mind. The increase would be 3/16 of one cent, and would help pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch, among other things, reports the St. Louis Beacon. In a Dec. 13 article, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the money collected from the tax increase would be split in the following ways: The Missouri General Assembly approved the tax over the summer, but it still requires regional support across St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch reported. If lawmakers in St. Louis and both counties approve the issue, then it is expected to appear before …