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Belmar: Combine city and county police and keep city departments

Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the new special response unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

January 21, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In the wake of increased attention on potential efforts to combine St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one through a city-county merger, a report from the county police chief surfaced that offers an alternate look at how police depar...

St. Louis County officer hit by car, injured on Interstate 55

St. Louis County police and first responders investigate an apartment complex after a woman was found shot in an apartment that had been set ablaze on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 21, 2019

A St. Louis County police officer was hit by a car and injured on Interstate 55 in south county Monday morning while responding to an earlier accident. The officer, who was outside of his own car on the side of the road, was hit and sent down an embankment by a vehicle that lost control, but was take...

Better Together plans a city-county merger

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com From its start five years ago, the nonprofit organization Better Together said that despite its name, it didn’t necessarily support a city-county merger. But it did. And it is now apparently poised to mount a statewide campaign funded b...

Lindbergh board places $105 million bond issue on April ballot

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

January 16, 2019

The Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to place a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the April 2 ballot for a new and improved Lindbergh High School. To read the Call's article with information from last week's Finance Committee discussion on the bond issue, click here. Pr...

UPDATED: Filing closes with competitive Mehlville Fire race, no elections for school boards

UPDATED: Filing closes with competitive Mehlville Fire race, no elections for school boards

January 16, 2019

Candidate filing for the April 2 municipal election closed Tuesday, and there are only a few competitive races in south county, including one for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, after opening in December. Several political subd...

Lindbergh plans for a $105 million bond

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

January 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Voters in Lindbergh Schools could consider a $105 million bond issue for a new Lindbergh High School if the Board of Education approved a recommendation from Superintendent Tony Lake, with the vote scheduled after the Call went to press. ...

Despite defeat, Hoffman has no regrets about running and hints she’s not done yet

Erica Hoffman

January 11, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Although Lindbergh Schools community volunteer Erica Hoffman lost her bid for the 96th District Missouri House seat on Nov. 6 to Republican incumbent Rep. David Gregory, she said she might run again. Gregory was set to be sworn into a se...

Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings

Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings

January 9, 2019

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on several potential developments in south county, including a child-care center next to Sperreng Middle School, a potential new business at a long-vacant site on South Lindbergh and a new Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in...

Gregory looks back as 2019 session kicks off

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

January 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Rep. David Gregory is not surprised but is “honored” that he will be returning to Jefferson City this week to represent the 96th District after winning re-election Nov. 6. The Missouri Legislature’s 2019 session was set to k...

Lindbergh board looks at a $105 million LHS bond issue

Lindbergh board looks at a $105 million LHS bond issue

December 19, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Lindbergh High School would be almost completely rebuilt with a $105 million bond issue under a plan that the Lindbergh Board of Education advanced last week. The no-tax-increase bond issue would be refinanced from the district’s curre...

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