O'Fallon Weekly July 25, 2018

Wednesday July 25, 2018 Grandmother calls for Justice for Kane Page 8 Vol. 4, No. 14 $1.00 VP Pence visits O'Fallon for fundraiser By Nick Miller Weekly Editor O'FALLON - Vice President Mike Pence was in O’Fallon on Thursday to headline a political fundraiser for Congressman Mike Bost and the National Repub- lican Congressional Campaign Committee. Around 200 Republican sup- porters began to gather at the Re- gency Conference Center around 1:30 p.m. A small group of protesters also gathered in front of the conference center with signs, banners, and one protester holding a Russian flag. Pence was scheduled to arrive at 2:30 p.m. but was running about 40 minutes late from a rally he spoke at in St. Louis for Mi- ssouri U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley. Hawley, a Republican, is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill. The Vice Presidential motor- cade caused some minor traffic disruptions along I-64 and Green Mount Rd. Police blocked off several interstate ramps and sto- pped traffic 10 minutes prior to the motorcade arriving. Additi- onal traffic issues were reported on social media on side streets around the area. Inside the event, Congressman Mike Bost spoke briefly before introducing the Vice President. Bost told the crowd that he never imagined that he would be intro- ducing the Vice President of the United States and it was a great honor. He said that he learned the Vice President would be visiting O’Fallon about 10 days ago and he thanked his staff and volun- teers for working around the clock to make this a successful event. Bost did not say exactly how much the event raised but he said that it “met and exceeded their expectations.” Pence took most of his time to talk about the importance of re- -electing Mike Bost. He said that the 12th congressional is a swing district and they were going to have to work hard to make sure Mike Bost gets re-elected. On a lighter side, Pence re- called learning that he would be Trump’s vice presidential running mate in 2016. “I picked up the phone and it was Donald Trump. See “VP Visit” on page 9 Vice President Mike Pence speaks in support of Congressman Mike Bost at the Regency Center at a fundraiser on Thursday, July 19. (Submitted Photo) Driver speeds at 80 mph, hits house near St. Clare School By Nick Miller Weekly Editor O'FALLON - A Shiloh man was arrested Thursday after allegedly driving as fast as 80 miles per hour through the intersection of South Lincoln and West Third Street and running off the road and into a house. The accident took place at around 4:30 p.m. on July 19, when Brandon Barker was driving his 2007 Honda Civic. According to the O'Fallon Police Department's accident report, Barker was reportedly drving at speeds near 80 mph near City Hall. Barker continued down West Third, through the intersection of West Third and South Oak, where he ran off of the road and into the conrete slab on the front porch of 301 West Third Street. It is unknown what speed Barker hit the house at, but airbags did deploy in the car. Police on the scene said no one was injured. Barker had a passenger, Dawn DeAngelo. The In This Edition Calendar................................................. 2 News................................................... 3-9 Law & Order..........................................10 Business.................................................11 Health & Wellness.............................. 12-13 Sports............................................... 14-15 Community........................................ 16-18 Milestones..............................................19 Vantage Point........................................ 20 Lifestyles.................................................21 Fun & Games......................................... 22 Marketplace.......................................... 23 Recipes................................................. 24 police report states that Barker said he didn't know what had happened. A DUI report is refe- renced in the accident report, but was unavailable at this time as the investigation is still in progress. The 2007 Honda Civic was stopped by the concrete slab of the front porch at 301 West Third Street after the driver, Brandon Barker (left), lost control Thursday afternoon. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller) Stay up to date all week at OFallonWeekly.com