Executive Editor, Call Newspapers

County Council hints it might take months to approve 2019 budget plan

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council declined to take up any bills related to the 2019 county budget last week, and council members signaled that

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Police union speaks out against Belmar after chief fires officers for ‘misleading’ bureau

Pictured above: Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the new special response unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Police Department’s union is speaking out against Chief Jon Belmar after he fired two police officers he said gave misleading statements to superiors over their involvement

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Protests organized outside Mercy South after flu shot firing

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Protesters took to Kennerly Road outside Mercy Hospital South — formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center — last week to protest the hospital’s decision to fire a nurse who refused to get a flu shot. In online videos, Nelia Abuchon said she organized the Nov. 27 protest to support her

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Call Newspapers Holiday Guide 2018

Check out our Call Newspapers 2018 Holiday Guide, with everything you can see and do this holiday season in south county and in a few other common holiday travel destinations like Chicago, Branson and Kansas City. Our guide is so comprehensive this year that we had to split it into two sections, one overall guide with

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No money for raises in county budget again; marks eight years in a decade

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd

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Stenger: County must cut budget or hike revenue by 2020

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council has to make major decisions on whether to cut services or raise taxes by next year. The county can

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Murphy says 94th District win is from hard work, meeting voters

Pictured above: Jim Murphy, left, thanks Tesson Ferry Committeewoman Christine Hessel. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the most hotly contested races statewide for the Missouri House ended with Oakville business owner Jim Murphy, a Republican, defeating Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6

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