Crestwood News

Bell talks decriminalization, police shootings

Pictured above: County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell discusses the charge of first-degree murder in the killing of police Officer Michael Langsdorf Monday, June 24. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s new criminal justice reform tactics were received well in some respects by an Oakville audience

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Coffee with a Cop combines with pizza

The Crestwood Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop and Pizza with the Police Friday, Oct. 18 at the Starbucks in Crestwood. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Starbucks, 9590 Watson Road. Free coffee from Starbucks will be provided, along with free Imo’s Pizza for children and a free nacho bar

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Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

Pictured above: During a mock rescue in 2018, Mehlville firefighter and drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim’ using the district’s small drone. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District will soon be one

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Telling stories through dance with Books in Motion

Lindbergh fifth-graders at Long and Sappington elementary schools recently performed student-choreographed dance interpretations of the novel “Restart,” with the guidance of mentors from the Modern American Dance Company’s Books in Motion program. Books in Motion is an inclusive, student-centered program that uses dance to provide students with valuable exposure to literature and the arts. Students

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Crestwood City Hall may get renovated after flood damage

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood City Hall may get a renovation along with the repairs required after flooding caused an estimated $250,000 of damage. The Government Center will be a construction zone for the “foreseeable future” as restoration and renovations get underway after a water main break in August caused significant damage to

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Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

Pictured above: Then-council chairman Sam Page during a committee meeting last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Forand excited for ‘honor’ of representing South County By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Members of the St. Louis County Council are pushing back against County Executive Sam Page’s nine selections for the city-county Board of Freeholders because, among

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Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

Pictured above: HCI Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13

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