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Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler dies

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler died April 5. Kestler became Crestwood’s fire chief in 1997 and served in that position for 15 years before retiring in 2012, ending a 37-year career with the Crestwood Fire Department. Some of his accomplishments as chief include seeing the city hire its first female firefighter, being twice appointed

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St. Louis County subpoena so broad that prosecutors extend deadline

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The federal subpoena served on St. Louis County government is so voluminous that county attorneys worked out a deal to respond to it

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On the prowl for a win, Panthers seize it from Hazelwood Hawks

Pictured above: Mehlville shortstop Christian Harvey forces Oakville runner Joey Giunta at second base in the early innings of a 5-0 Oakville win against Mehlville earlier this season. Photo by Bill Milligan.  By Stephen Glover For the Call After losing four of its last five games, the Mehlville High Panthers baseball team was on the

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Circuit breaker credit up for debate

By Tom Coulter Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Low-income seniors who pay rent in Missouri could soon be disqualified from receiving a property tax credit if a bill up for perfection this week is approved. Senate Bill 208 would limit the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit to Missouri homeowners, marking a major change to a tax

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Assessed values are up in St. Louis County; here’s how to appeal

Residential property values have increased throughout St. Louis County, according to early data announced last week by county Assessor Jake Zimmerman. Missouri law requires the assessor’s office to establish the fair market value of real property as of Jan. 1 of each reassessment year, which is every odd-numbered year. Every home is different and not

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