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Man charged with kidnapping after police standoff, domestic assault in Affton

Kurt Mertz

October 30, 2020

A man has been charged with kidnapping after police say he assaulted the woman he lived with in Affton, with whom he had a previous relationship. A police standoff at the house in the 7800 block of Fleta Street lasted hours before the man was arrested early Thursday morning. St. Louis County prosecutors charge...

Satellite voting is open in St. Louis County through Monday ahead of Nov. 3 election

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

October 30, 2020

The November general election is five days away, and it’s important for voters who still need to cast their vote to understand their options for voting prior to or on Election Day. The St. Louis County Board of Elections has taken extra precautions to keep all polls safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ele...

Video: Watch the only debate between candidates for Missouri governor

Gov. Mike Parson enters the stage, passing State Auditor Nicole Galloway before the Missouri gubernatorial debate at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 (Robert Cohen for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

October 30, 2020

The Missouri Press Association/KOMU-8 2020 Gubernatorial Forum took place Friday, Oct. 9, at the Missouri Theatre. The forum was broadcast and livestreamed across Missouri and nationally on CSPAN. The forum was the first time and likely only time all four candidates, including Gov. Mike Parson, R; State Audit...

Why Isn’t My Weekly Newspaper in My Mailbox?

Why Isn’t My Weekly Newspaper in My Mailbox?

By Deborah Baker, Publisher

October 30, 2020

I walk out to the mailbox looking for the Call’s weekly mailed edition. As publisher, I know the pandemic has forced a reduced mailing schedule, but habit has made me forget it’s a partial mail week and my subdivision's postal route isn’t included for this particular week’s edition. After...

Woman wins $100,000 lottery prize at Sunset Hills Petro Mart

Woman wins $100,000 lottery prize at Sunset Hills Petro Mart

October 29, 2020

Mary Anne Gadell of St. Louis won a $100,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Heaps of 500s” Scratchers ticket. Gadell purchased the winning ticket at Petro Mart, 1430 S. Kirkwood, in Sunset Hills. All Missouri Lottery offices are open – by appointment only – for claims of $600 or more. Win...

Walmarts surrounding South County host Halloween Drive-In Trick or Treat events

Children attend a Walmart Halloween event.

October 29, 2020

Walmart is offering a way for customers and their families who may be looking for new and exciting ways to celebrate Halloween differently this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. For customers seeking safe, less traditional Halloween haunts, the retailer is adding some excitement back into the season by dep...

South County Election Guide 2020

South County Election Guide 2020

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 29, 2020

From president to local contests in Missouri, St. Louis County and South County, a number of important elections will be decided Tuesday, Nov. 3, and the Call Newspapers Election Guide is here to give you everything you need to know before voting in person or by mail ahead of time. There are four...

Hoffman works with Syberg’s to get off union boycott list

Erica Hoffman, left, talks with fellow South County Missouri House candidate Ann Zimpfer at an event  Saturday, Oct. 24, at a house in Grantwood Village for Democrats running featuring State Auditor Nicole Galloway, who is running for governor. Hoffman is running in the 96th District and Zimpfer is running in the 95th District.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2020

Syberg’s Restaurants, which includes Helen Fitzgerald’s and Twisted Tree in Sunset Hills, was removed from union boycott lists late last year after Erica Hoffman, candidate for state representative for the 96th District, declined to hold her campaign kickoff event at Helen Fitzgerald’s. Fenton ...

Missouri has a new law that makes carjacking a crime, after push by Gregory

Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, left, greets a member of the public and her dog at a food distribution event at Mehlville High School hosted by Gregory and Rep. Jim Murphy Sept. 3, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2020

Missouri officially has a law on the books that establishes the crime of vehicular hijacking for carjacking crimes, passed by the Missouri General Assembly this legislative session as part of a broader crime bill after efforts last year by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills. Senate Bill 600, sponsored by Sen. Ton...

Half the students at Washington Middle School told to stay home due to COVID-19 outbreak

Half the students at Washington Middle School told to stay home due to COVID-19 outbreak

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 28, 2020

Editor's note: This article was updated with the current number of student cases at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday.  Nearly half the 468 students at Washington Middle School have been kept off campus for two weeks following a possible exposure from four people who were at the school and later tested positive ...

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