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Police investigating carjacking in south county

December 31, 2014

Police are investigating a carjacking in south county over the weekend in which a woman's car was stolen at gunpoint after a fender-bender.The woman, 23, said her silver Nissan Altima was rear-ended by another car at roughly 11:55 p.m. Sunday on Gravois Road after driving east through the intersection at Sappin...

Terrific Kids of the Month honored at Wohlwend Elementary

Terrific Kids at Wohlwend Elementary, pictured with Principal Dave Meschke.

December 31, 2014

These Wohlwend Elementary School students recently were named Terrific Kids of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of South County, Ruma's Deli and the Dairy Queen on South Lindbergh Boulevard. They were honored for their hard work and great improvement in effort, reading skills or work habits this year.Pictured, from left...

Alderman’s trip to conference in Philadelphia totals $977.52

Ward 2 Alderman Mary Stadter visiting the Liberty Bell during her October trip to Philadelphia, via Facebook.

By Mike Anthony

December 31, 2014

A Crestwood alderman's October trip to Philadelphia to attend a beautification conference cost $977.52.Ward 2 Alderman Mary Stadter attended the America in Bloom Symposium and Awards Program, joining nearly 200 other people at the event. Stadter flew to Philadelphia on Oct. 2 and returned to St. Louis...

County government marks the beginning of a new era

By Mike Anthony

December 31, 2014

Today — Thursday, Jan. 1 — marks a new era in county government as 6th District County Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, is sworn in as county executive.Stenger defeated his predecessor, Charlie Dooley, in the August Democratic primary, and Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, in the November election ...

UPDATED: Warming centers to remain open through Friday

December 31, 2014

Because of the bitter cold, County Executive Steve Stenger has called for the opening of warming centers at the Affton Community Center at 9801 MacKenzie Road and the St. Vincent Community Center at 7335 St. Charles Rock Road.The centers will be open daily from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. through Friday. Meals wil...

Crestwood Best Buy worker accused of defrauding company, customers

By Gloria LLoyd

December 31, 2014

An employee of the Crestwood Best Buy has been charged with felony theft after allegedly confessing to defrauding the company and Crestwood customers to the tune of nearly $30,000 over the past few years.On Dec. 15, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed a class C felony charge fo...

UPDATED: Filing underway for April election

By Gloria Lloyd

December 31, 2014

Candidates throughout south county recently lined up to file to run for office, when filing opened for April municipal and school board elections.Filing for the April 7 election continues through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.In Crestwood, four aldermanic seats are up for election, including the seats held b...

Stenger names Bess director of parks department

December 31, 2014

County Executive Steve Stenger has appointed Gary Bess as director of the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department."Gary's extensive experience will be a welcome addition to the team," Stenger stated in a news release.Bess served as director for the St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and F...

Leara announces bid for 15th District state Senate seat

Mike Leara

December 31, 2014

Rep. Mike Leara, R-south county, this week announced his candidacy for the 15th District Missouri Senate seat currently held by Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale.Schmitt will be term-limited out of office and is planning his own 2016 run for state treasurer."As your state senator, I will work each and every d...

Oakville letter writer urges residents to support renewable energy

December 31, 2014

To the editor:Brian Ingenthron's recent letter from south county had misguided ideas about renewable energy.First, he should read this article in the November 2009 Scientific American, "A Path for a Sustainable Future by 2030."The authors, Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark A. Delucchi, show a researched globa...

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