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Mehlville school start times set to stay the same next year

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com With parents in the Mehlville School District weary of one more change in a year of too many changes to count, school start times are set to stay the same next year. The Start Time Committee recommended Wednesday that school start times stay exactly the way they are now

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Sunset Hills aldermen consider change in meeting time

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen is considering moving its meeting times up to 6 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m. start time. The board agreed at a March 28 work session to consider the change when it next meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at City

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FLOOD UPDATE: County officials closing roads across south county

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com This is a breaking story and will be updated with new developments. County officials are closing roads across south county after this weekend’s heavy rains and possible near-record flooding expected this week, with several closures of major roads expected to impact commutes through Wednesday. The Fox and Rockwood school

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Stenger issues first veto of legislation

County Executive Steve Stenger recently issued his first veto, rejecting as a violation of the county Charter a County Council bill that would allow the council to shift power away from the county counselor by hiring its own legislative research director. The council’s proposed county Office of Legislative Research violates the Charter by “gifting itself”

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Lindbergh teachers announce end of working to contract

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh teachers announced the end of working to contract last week, just after a union-backed slate of new members took over the majority of the Board of Education in the April 4 election. The teachers of the Lindbergh National Education Association, or LNEA, first announced they would work contract-only

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Union candidates prevail in Lindbergh

BY GLORIA LLOYD Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com   Lindbergh Schools voters completely overhauled the Board of Education last week, granting majority control of the board to a slate of teachers’ union-backed candidates and ousting veteran board members, including the sitting board president. With nine candidates seeking four seats, including seven for three three-year seats and two

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Prop C in Crestwood, Prop P in St. Louis County among tax hikes OK’d

BY GLORIA LLOYD Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com   Voters in south county turned out in droves last week to show their support for police and firefighters by overwhelmingly approving a series of tax-rate hikes in St. Louis County, Crestwood, Sunset Hills and Affton. Observers attributed last week’s higher-than-usual 23-percent voter turnout to widespread support for Proposition

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