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Mother charged with stabbing daughter in attempted murder-suicide in Fenton hotel

Mother charged with stabbing daughter in attempted murder-suicide in Fenton hotel

November 19, 2019

A woman stabbed her daughter and tried to stab herself in an attempted murder-suicide at the Holiday Inn Express in Fenton Tuesday, police said. Police say officers arrived about 12:34 p.m. and found a woman, 51, dying from stab wounds in a hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express, 1848 Bowles Ave. The ...

New Page appointments would mean a female-majority police board

Police board members Laurie Westfall, left, and Art Johnson during an emergency meeting of the board held Oct. 29. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 14, 2019

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 announced Thursday he is appointing Laurie Punch and Thomasina Hassler to the St. Louis County Board of Police Co...

All South County schools cancel classes Tuesday due to icy road conditions

All South County schools cancel classes Tuesday due to icy road conditions

November 12, 2019

Monday was the first snow of the season, and today will be the first snow day for area students. The Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools, Affton School District, Bayless Schools, Hancock Place School District and Special School District all canceled classes Tuesday due to icy road conditions,...

Jake Zimmerman will challenge Sam Page for county executive in 2020

Pictured above: St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman takes questions from residents during his third town-hall appearance about last year’s property assessments at the Affton Community Center.

October 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Jake Zimmerman, who has served as St. Louis County’s assessor for eight years, is launching a campaign for St. Louis County executive, challenging County Executive Sam Page. Zimmerman and Page are both Democrats and would face off in the August...

Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page's Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still hasn’t approved its half of the board. The County Council approved eight of the...

Oakville softball hammers in district win

Oakville softball hammers in district win

October 22, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call Oakville softball is in the habit of making the best of a bad situation this season. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, starting third baseman Amanda Fitzwilliam was in a car crash. On Friday, she hit two home runs to lead Oakville to the Class 4A, District 2 championship over Rock...

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

Dr. Alex Garza at the first and so far only meeting of the St. Louis city-county Board of Freeholders at St. Louis City Hall. Garza was appointed to the Freeholders by County Executive Sam Page.

October 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council grilled County Executive Sam Page’s nine prospective appointees to the 19-member Board of Freeholders last week on issues ranging from their views on a potential city-county merger to whether they feel they can ...

Public hearings set for first St. Louis County medical marijuana dispensaries, Delmar Gardens expansion

Public hearings set for first St. Louis County medical marijuana dispensaries, Delmar Gardens expansion

October 11, 2019

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on its first requests for medical marijuana dispensaries, along with changing county sign regulations, a Cafe Telegraph parking expansion and expanding the Delmar Gardens facility in Fenton. The planning panel will meet for th...

Free flu shot clinics offered in South County and St. Louis area

Gov. Mike Parson gets his flu shot in October 2019.

October 9, 2019

The single best way to protect yourself and others against the flu is to get vaccinated each year, and several St. Louis hospitals are offering free flu shots in South County this weekend and next. Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson received their annual flu shots last week and urge ...

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