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Sunset Hills hotel now is asking for tax incentives

Pictured above: An aerial rendering of the proposed redevelopment, with Helen Fitzgerald’s and a new 5-story Comfort Suites hotel. The Days Inn at the current location will be demolished. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills will be getting its first new hotel in over a decade as construction on the new 5-story $7.4

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State issues licenses to six marijuana dispensaries for South County

Pictured above: HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Medical marijuana dispensaries will open later this year after the state approved licenses for 192 statewide, including 66 in the St. Louis region and six in South County. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior

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Bi-State declines takeover of Loop Trolley

Pictured above: The Loop Trolley completes a run, with the last stop outside the Missouri History Museum at Forest Park back in December. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A committee of Bi-State Development Agency commissioners hit the brakes on a plan from city and county officials for Bi-State to take

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Crestwood City Hall renovation will take all of 2020

Pictured above: A Missouri American Water pipe break flooded the Crestwood City Hall in August. Photo courtesy of Mayor Grant Mabie.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The $1 million in reconstruction and renovations at Crestwood City Hall will continue throughout the year after a water main break in August 2019 flooded the building. At

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Filing for April sets races in Sunset Hills, school boards

Picture above: Citizens vote at the Sunset Hills Community Center April 2, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Staff Report Candidate filing closed last week for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7.

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Mehlville Fire ambulances now safer for medics

Pictured above: Fire Chief Brian Hendricks speaks during a MFPD Board of Directors meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District is looking at ways to make its ambulances safer for paramedics, who have to stand up while working on patients. The MFPD Board of Directors

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