St. Louis County News

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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Jefferson Barracks wreath laying ceremony to honor veterans

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a wreath laying ceremony dedicated to remembering and honoring veterans, on Saturday, Dec. 15. Wreaths Across America works with veterans-service organizations and citizens to coordinate wreath laying events to honor veterans from all branches of the military, as well as prisoners of war and those still

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South county doubles 2017’s USO drive with most successful food drive ever

Pictured above:  The Call Newspapers team sorts hundreds of pounds of donations that south county residents donated to the USO of Missouri’s Operation October food drive. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The sixth annual Operation October food drive, benefitting the USO of Missouri, brought in record levels of food for Thanksgiving dinners for military

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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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