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Police officer fatally shot in North County was from South County

North County Police Cooperative Assistant Chief Ron Martin speaks at a press conference Monday, with county Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell pictured in the background. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf, a South County native, died after being shot Sunday afternoon at a food market

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Water infrastructure is key to daily life

Pictured above: Workers get ready to fill in dirt from Missouri American Water’s water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project was part of the water utility comany’s plan to replace 224,000 feet of water main this year, approximately 42 miles of the 4,500 miles of main that the

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Aldermen debate Tidal Wave’s no-right-turn

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed Tidal Wave development at East Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. Rendering courtesy of A Plus Design Group.  Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Debate over making right turns from the future location of the Tidal Wave gas station onto East Watson Road led to an ordinance being purposely failed by

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‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

Pictured above: The Sunset Hills location of Vatterott, as seen on Google Street View. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 11 on a petition from a startup company looking to move into the former Vatterott College campus and bring “Silicon Valley to Sunset Hills.” Founded in

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The Shack backs out of a site by Fitz’s

Pictured above is Fitz’s SoCo in the same shopping plaza where The Shack was slated to come in next door. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County fans of The Shack, a popular breakfast and brunch restaurant with five locations in the St. Louis region, may be disappointed to learn that it will not

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Anti-bullying group Lindbergh Upstanders is set to expand to other school districts

The Upstanders co-founders (from left to right) Erica Hoffman, Andrea Soaib, Robert Vogel, Renee McDonnell and Lisa Huffman celebrate the group’s one year anniversary in February at Helen Fitzgerald’s. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A year after the Lindbergh Upstanders Anti-Bullying Collaborative was founded, the group is expanding beyond South County, although the anti-bullying

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Mehlville Fire training center is dedicated for late medical director Dr. Chris Bosche

From left, MFPD Community Education Officer Jim Hampton; Dr. Bosche’s children Jacob and Jennifer Bosche; his wife, Amy; MFPD board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman; MFPD Chief Brian Hendricks; and St. Louis County Police Officer Michael Costa cut the ribbon for the new Dr. Christopher Bosche EMS Training Facility May 22.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com

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Y Bark Alone wants to double number of dogs

Y Bark Alone sits on Watson Road near the Watson-Lindbergh intersection. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The owner of Y Bark Alone, a dog day-care facility in Sunset Hills, will find out next week if the facility will be allowed to board 120 dogs, more than double the current amount it boards. The Sunset

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