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Council approves $100,000 for Magic House

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council approved $100,000 in tourism-tax money for the Magic House in Kirkwood last week, despite concerns from 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, that the money could go toward better uses than the children’s museum. The council voted 4-1-1 Aug. 1 to approve the funding for the

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Mehlville board again eyes class ranking policy

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education will again weigh a new policy governing class ranking at Mehlville and Oakville high schools this week, with some concessions made to students and parents who came out in force to speak against the policy. The board already voted to enact the policy for

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Council OKs rezoning for construction firm

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com McManus Construction can move to Oakville from Affton after the County Council voted last week to approve the company’s amended rezoning request. The council voted 6-0 Aug. 1 to approve amended C-8 commercial zoning for the former Tee Time Family Fun Center at 4631 Lemay Ferry Road, which owner

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Lindbergh administrators receive pay raises totaling 3 percent for 2017-2018 school year

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com |Lindbergh Schools administrators, including Superintendent Jim Simpson, received a 3-percent salary increase for the 2017-2018 school year. The 3-percent raise for administrators is the same average salary increase teachers and classified staff received. Simpson is being paid $278,984, up from the $270,858 he earned for the 2016-2017 school year.

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County officials delay annual appropriation to Bi-State Development Agency

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Bi-State Development Agency is currently running Metro buses and trains without payment from St. Louis County after county officials delayed approval of the county’s annual appropriations for the transportation agency’s operations. The situation arose in part from the security issues facing the MetroLink light-rail system, which have caused

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Despite vote, MetroLink probe may not occur

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A County Council vote calling for an independent investigation into surveillance videos that appear to show police officers on MetroLink duty covering up cameras and slacking on the job does not necessarily mean that the investigation will actually happen. Police packed the council chambers at the July 25 meeting

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Fire board names training facility in honor of Dr. Bosche

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to name the district’s EMS training facility in honor of Dr. Christopher Bosche, the district’s medical director. Bosche, who Chief Brian Hendricks described last week as “gravely ill,” has served as the fire district’s medical director since

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South county cities begin to outline use of Prop P revenues

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As concerns grow that county municipalities may use funds from Proposition P for things besides police, south county cities are beginning to outline how they might spend the new revenue stream. Voters approved Prop P, a half-cent countywide sales tax, in April. The measure is estimated to generate $80

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Man dead after chase, shootout with south county officers

A man is dead after a shootout Monday with officers from the St. Louis County Police Department in Jefferson County, following a crash and kidnappings in south county and a police chase to Festus. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as Jarrod Kershaw, 31, of the 1500 block of Bertha Lane in Pacific,

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