Sentencing is April 11
Brian Lamont Cannon, Jr., of St. Louis, was convicted March 6 of shooting Florissant Police Officer Mike Vernon in May of 2012.
Vernon was looking for the suspect in a burglary when he encountered Cannon behind a bank building on Lindbergh, near New Halls Ferry Rd. Cannon, who had been hiding in a dumpster, raised the lid and fired five shots at Vernon.
By Lisa Kampeter
It doesn’t happen often. Before the Dining Divas even finished their meals, the ladies were already talking about a return visit. One Organized Diva had her next order already decided. Another Aggressive Diva had even requested several of the restaurant’s business cards to share with people she knew. We all had a great time, and, all agreed, Bella Vino is fantastico.
What a turnaround the Olympics became in the world of hockey. I know they have been over for a while now but this is the first time I have had a chance to write about the bitter frustration that the US Men’s Hockey team faced as they were knocked out of the Olympics coming home with no medal at all.
By Tom Anselm
The Silver Tsunami…You may have heard the term. It refers to the historic, mind-boggling, record-breaking number of people who are now or will become seasoned citizens in the next few decades. Now why it’s called Silver rather than Golden, since this is supposed to be The Golden years, has much to do with hair color. So for me, it just as easily could be called The Balding Tsunami. But, forgive me, I digress. (And so early in the column!)
By Sandra Olmsted
Director Jaume Collet-Serra and actor Liam Neeson, who made Unknown in 2011, reteam in Non-Stop, a thrill ride of a popcorn film which borrow heavily from Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock. Most of the action takes place in the confined space of an airliner over the Atlantic, and Bill Marks (Neeson), a depressed, alcoholic US Air Marshal, must save the plane, the crew, and the passengers while they all believe he is hijacking the plane.
By Carol Arnett
There were several bills dealing with auto businesses and gas stations at the last Florissant City Council meeting. The council also passed a bill dealing with a boundary adjustment and passed a resolution honoring Gary Behlmann.