Crestwood News

Cafeteria worker kidnapped outside Crestwood elementary school

A cafeteria worker at Long Elementary was kidnapped outside the Crestwood school Tuesday morning, but was later found safe in Illinois. The woman was confronted outside the school around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday by an ex-boyfriend and forced inside her own car, a gray Acura, which then took off from the school. “No students were present

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Enter South County’s annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest

The deadline to enter your home in the annual South County-wide Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest is fast approaching. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 9, to enter the annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest sponsored by Coldwell Banker Gundaker in Oakville, Handyman True Value Hardware in Oakville and Call Newspapers. Past winners have been located throughout South

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Three Lindbergh incumbents will run again in 2020

Pictured above: Lindbergh Board of Education members, left to right, Cathy Carlock Lorenz, Matt Alonzo and Christy Watz, will run for re-election to the board in April. All three were elected to their first term in April 2017. Filing opens Dec. 17. Cathy Carlock Lorenz (Lindbergh High School 1988) is a former LHS teacher and

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Crestwood budget has City Hall upgrades

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Ways and Means Committee recommended the city’s proposed 2020 budget after a nearly three-hour meeting in October, with aldermen making no changes or amendments to the budget as it was presented. As currently proposed, the budget projects total revenues of $13.81 million and total expenditures of $14.84

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New Page appointments would mean a female-majority police board

Pictured above: Police board members Laurie Westfall, left, and Art Johnson during an emergency meeting of the board held Oct. 29. Photo by Erin Achenbach. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page has nominated two new members to the county police board, which if approved would form the first female-majority police board in county history. Page

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Crestwood stays with Central County 911, tries to rally cities vs. liability clause

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood has decided to stay with Central County 911 dispatching due to its technology, but officials hope to rally other cities and fire districts to unite against an indemnification clause that takes away Central County’s 911 liability. Crestwood’s initial bid to modify its contract with Central County fell flat

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