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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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Class assignment asking students to ‘set your price for a slave’ gets international attention

Pictured above: The question about slaves on a class assignment handed out at Blades Elementary last week. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is getting international attention for a Blades Elementary assignment in which a teacher asked students to “set your price for a slave.” A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary

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Charter plan would create minimum police standards

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Minimum police standards are one step closer to being enshrined in the St. Louis County Charter after the county Charter Commission voted last week to advance the county’s first police requirements. The commission voted to move forward with drafting a proposal that would add minimum police standards to the

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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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Incorporation of Green Park to be considered again by county

This is a “blast from South County’s past” from the past 30 years of The Call’s archives. Originally published on: Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995. Stay tuned throughout the year for more glimpses into the area’s history. By Andrea Leak News Editor Originally published on Jan. 12, 1995 The St. Louis County Council announced last week

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‘Mehlville Listens’ holds second public forum

The Mehlville School District will hold its second listening session of the year next week at Buerkle Middle School. The listening session will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Buerkle Middle School, 623 Buckley Road. The school district is working on “Mehlville Listens,” the first five-year update to its first-ever

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