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Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announced they are coming — and those didn’t even make it

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Bell’s Day 1 changes opposed by police

Pictured above: Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  As promised, new St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney

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Sunset Hills could demolish unbuilt Jimmy John’s

Pictured above: The skeleton of the would-be Jimmy John’s on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Construction began at the site at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd. over a year ago but little progress has been made since. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Online update: The Board of Aldermen granted an extension Tuesday to

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Gregory looks back as 2019 session kicks off

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer about what happened in the last legislative session in Jefferson City. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Rep. David Gregory is not surprised but is “honored” that he will be returning to Jefferson City this

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Sweeney ousted as CEO of city-county economic agency

Pictured above, from left to right: former CEO Sheila Sweeney, County Executive Steve Stenger and city of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in a photo featured on Stenger’s website.  The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board is replacing CEO Sheila Sweeney with an interim CEO, apparently effective immediately. Sweeney was hired for the job nearly

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County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

    The new and returning officeholders in St. Louis County were set to be sworn in at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 — after the Call went to press. In a change from tradition, the ceremony was set to happen outdoors at Memorial Plaza outside the county Administration Building and Police Department. County Executive Steve

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Sunset Hills backing off new park restrooms

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills is tentatively scrapping a proposal for a bathroom facility and parking spaces on the Nancy Eschbach Forest River Trail after multiple residents voiced their concerns with the city’s proposal. Discussion on the proposed bathroom and parking spaces dominated much of the public comment at the November Board

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Mehlville firefighters get the largest raise they’ve had in the last 17 years

Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands in November 2017 with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the union, the board and district administration. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A

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County Council set to examine the budget and try to give staff a raise

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria

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