St. Louis County News

Five to eight inches of snow expected this weekend

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning predicting five to eight inches of snow in the St. Louis region this weekend, with snow expected to fall from Friday afternoon through midnight Saturday. Heavy snow is expected to fall, with total accumulations up to eight inches with possible amounts higher locally, the weather service

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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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Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on several potential developments in south county, including a child-care center next to Sperreng Middle School, a potential new business at a long-vacant site on South Lindbergh and a new Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in Lemay. The planning panel will meet for the

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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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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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Bell takes office as new county prosecutor on New Year’s

Pictured above: St. Louis County prosecuting attorney candidates Robert McCulloch and Wesley Bell discuss their campaign platforms during a candidate forum sponsored by the Metropolitan Bar Association of St. Louis July 26 at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Incoming reform candidate Wesley Bell takes over from

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