St. Louis County News

Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com After a year marred by a late start, absentee members and conflict over procedures, the St. Louis County Charter Commission has wrapped up its job of studying and recommending changes to the county Charter with no major proposals, but 20 minor amendments that it will present as a new

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Veterans Town Hall will be held by VA in St. Louis County

The Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System, the VA St. Louis Regional Benefit Office and Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Administration will host a Veterans Town Hall 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at American Legion Post 397, 934 E. Rue De La Banque, Creve Coeur, 63141. It will be an open forum for

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South County schools call off classes; students get a four-day weekend

All South County public schools are closing today in anticipation of an ice storm. The Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools, the Affton School District, Bayless Schools and Hancock Place School District all called off school Friday, with all after school activities canceled as well. In addition to schools closing, Lindbergh offices will close too, the

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Oakville cheerleaders perform at Citrus Bowl

  The Oakville High School cheerleaders performed in the Citrus Bowl pre-game performance in Orlando, Florida Jan. 1. Squad members traveled as a team to Orlando for a week of rehearsals. The cheerleaders performed in front of 60,000 fans at this popular college football game in the Camping World Stadium. The Citrus Bowl has been

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Missouri minimum wage is now up to $9.45, on the way to $12 by 2023

Pictured above: Supporters of Raise Up Missouri rallied at the Missouri Secretary of State’s office in May to support a ballot initiative that would raise the minimum wage. Proposition B will be on the ballot Nov. 6, and would gradually increase the minimum wage. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Minimum

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Man found dying on front porch in Affton was stabbed to death

Pictured above: The St. Louis County Police Department investigates a previous Affton stabbing in March 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach. The man found dying on his porch in Affton Tuesday was stabbed to death, police said. Justin Leeman, 41, of the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue in Affton, died after being stabbed in his upper

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Deer set to be hunted in county parks, Jefferson Barracks

Pictured above: Deer at Jefferson Barracks Park. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Deer hunters in Missouri will be able to hunt in St. Louis County parks, including Jefferson Barracks, this fall after legislation passed by the St. Louis County Council went into effect the day after Christmas. The County Council

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