Sunset Hills dance instructor charged with statutory rape

A Sunset Hills operator of a hip-hop dance studio was charged with statutory rape last week. Nicholas Gates, 40, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was charged Jan. 24 with one count of statutory rape in the second degree. He is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. The probable-cause statement alleges that Gates had

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Our Call: County executives shall attend the County Council

Editorial Where’s Steve? That’s the question members of the County Council are asking after St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger missed every council meeting this year so far — and nine in a row as of the Call’s press time. As concerning as that would be for any county executive, last week also brought the

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Armchair diagnosis of Trump is unethical, Oakville reader maintains

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In response to Ms. Susan Mroz’s Jan. 3 letter stating that mental-health professionals question the president’s ability to serve, I would suggest that for transparency purposes, she relate that she is a registered Democrat and active in local Democratic politics. Similarly, I would suggest that Dr. Brandy Lee,

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Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Pictured above: To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. Across Oakville at Blades Elementary, classes celebrated the milestone by reading 100 books, searching for 100 things or doing 100 exercises, and Principal

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Jubilee Church to expand to second story

Representatives from Jubilee Church once again appeared before the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen last month, this time to request a second-story expansion to the church they are building in an office park. At the Jan. 8 meeting, Mike Vorwerk with Civil Engineering Design Consultants presented a plan to the board for changes to the

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