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Council chair’s defense of county auditor lame

Council chair’s defense of county auditor lame

September 12, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The soap opera “As the County Turns” took another twist last week with County Council Chairman Sam Page’s lame defense of the council’s hiring of county Auditor Mark Tucker. Page, a Democrat from Creve Coeur who re...

UPDATED: Child dies after being left in car; day care calls it a tragic accident

UPDATED: Child dies after being left in car; day care calls it a tragic accident

September 12, 2017

A child died Monday in what an Oakville day care is calling a tragic accident after possibly being left in a car all day instead of being dropped off at day care. An autopsy was performed today — Tuesday, Sept. 12 — on the 1-year-old boy, who was identified late Tuesday as Tate Mitchell of the 5000...

County holds open house on parks master plan Tuesday

September 8, 2017

The St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a series of open houses in September to share draft recommendations for its new master plan, kicking off Tuesday with an open house at The Pavilion at Lemay. The meetings are the final public-input meetings for the master plan for...

Train derailment shuts down Interstate 55

August 26, 2017

Update Sunday, Aug. 27: The St. Louis County Police Department reports that all lanes of Interstate 55 and subsequent ramps have reopened following Saturday afternoon's train derailment over I-55, between Butler Hill Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard. Below is the Call's previous coverage of the der...

‘Lil’ Ol’ Band From Texas’ ZZ Top still rocking

August 15, 2017

By Alan Sculley For the Call ZZ Top fans last fall received the chance to enjoy something the group has rarely done in a career that now stretches more than 40 years — a live album. Titled “Live — Greatest Hits From Around the Globe,” the album features concert performances of 15 of th...

Boston’s Tom Scholz still rocking at 70

Boston’s Tom Scholz still rocking at 70

June 27, 2017

By Alan Sculley For the Call Tom Scholz celebrated the 40th anniversary of the blockbuster debut album by his band, Boston, last year. This year, he’s marked another milestone — his 70th birthday. But this is one 70-year-old rocker who doesn’t look or act that age. Still tall and slender...

Metallica returns to roots with latest album

Metallica returns to roots with latest album

May 25, 2017

By ALAN SCULLEY For the Call It’s said absence makes the heart grow fonder. That seems to have been the case for Metallica. Despite going eight years between studio albums and not doing a full-fledged tour for more than six years, Metallica may have returned more popular than at any time in the...

Trakas refers McManus proposal to panel

Ernie Trakas

May 24, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news1@callnewspapers.com The owner of a construction company hoping to move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center on Lemay Ferry Road will have to wait at least two weeks to find out if 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, will support the...

Mary, Mother team earns basketball championships

Mary, Mother team earns basketball championships

May 24, 2017

This Mary, Mother of the Church sixth-grade boys’ basketball team recently won the Catholic Youth Council’s South County District Championship, as well as the City/County Archdiocesan Championship. Team members, front row, from left, are: Mickey Barrett and Nathan Heilich. Back row, from left, are:...

Fun at Laumeier’s 30th annual Art Fair

The Laumeier Art Fair in 2017.

May 16, 2017

Emma Ferrone, 6, right, leads the way to her mother as her sister Molly, 4, follows. The Kirkwood sisters were at Laumeier Sculpture Park Saturday for the 30th annual Art Fair. More than 12,000 patrons were expected to attend the three-day event on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring local food and beverage...

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