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Lindbergh to offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting in January

Pictured above: Crestwood Elementary School teacher Ann Haberberger welcomes new Lindbergh kindergarten students to class on the first day of school, Aug. 16. Lindbergh Schools will offer district funded full-day tuition-free kindergarten for all students beginning Jan. 7. Lindbergh is the last district in the state to not offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten. The Board of Education

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County Council hints it might take months to approve 2019 budget plan

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 St. Louis County Council declined to take up any bills related to the 2019 county budget last week, and council members signaled that

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Crestwood and police union reach tentative contract agreement

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood and union representatives of the Crestwood Police Department have reached a tentative agreement after nearly two-and-a-half years of negotiations, after the police rejected a previous contract last year. “Negotiations have been going off and on since about June of 2016, but the two sides have worked amicably together

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Police union speaks out against Belmar after chief fires officers for ‘misleading’ bureau

Pictured above: Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the new special response unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Police Department’s union is speaking out against Chief Jon Belmar after he fired two police officers he said gave misleading statements to superiors over their involvement

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Protests organized outside Mercy South after flu shot firing

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Protesters took to Kennerly Road outside Mercy Hospital South — formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center — last week to protest the hospital’s decision to fire a nurse who refused to get a flu shot. In online videos, Nelia Abuchon said she organized the Nov. 27 protest to support her

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