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County holds open house on parks master plan Tuesday

The St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a series of open houses in September to share draft recommendations for its new master plan, kicking off Tuesday with an open house at The Pavilion at Lemay. The meetings are the final public-input meetings for the master plan for county parks. County residents

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New Fresh Thyme store to open soon

Construction of a new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is nearing completion at the site of the former Tesson Ferry Branch County Library at 9920 Lin Ferry Drive in Green Park. City Administrator/City Clerk James Mello announced at a recent Green Park Board of Aldermen meeting that Fresh Thyme plans to open in October. The board

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GOP groups show support for Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support Saturday for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The

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Enchilada Sauce adds zest to Mexican food

I like Mexican food because you can put so many fresh items on top of it to cover what otherwise would be a rather bland combination of meats, chiles, tortillas and mashed beans. The combination may not be all that appealing by itself, but with a lively sauce and fresh produce it transforms into a

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Crestwood city clerk honored

Crestwood City Clerk Helen Ingold was honored last week by two city clerks representing the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association for earning her certification as a Missouri Registered City Clerk through that organization and for earning certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. ‘… Helen has worked

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Train derailment shuts down Interstate 55

Update Sunday, Aug. 27: The St. Louis County Police Department reports that all lanes of Interstate 55 and subsequent ramps have reopened following Saturday afternoon’s train derailment over I-55, between Butler Hill Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard. Below is the Call’s previous coverage of the derailment: All northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 55 are

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Sunset Hills officer, suspect exchange shots during pursuit

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A Sunset Hills police officer and a man wanted on a felony warrant shot at each other during a police chase that started early Saturday morning in Sunset Hills and ended more than 30 minutes later when the fleeing car crashed in Carondelet Park in south St. Louis. No

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Police search for suspect in robbery of Affton bank

Police are searching for a suspect in a robbery of the PNC Bank today — Thursday, Aug. 24 — in Affton, the second time the bank has been robbed in two years. Detectives from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded to the bank, 8930 Gravois Road, at roughly 1:12 p.m. The suspect, described as a white

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