St. Louis County News

Threat to Affton school didn’t happen, police say

Before the Affton School District got out for winter break last week, parents made social-media posts alleging a middle-school student was overheard making a threatening comment to another student on a bus. But the St. Louis County Police Department says it didn’t happen. “St. Louis County Police have investigated this claim and have found that

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County now has two rival Port Authorities

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 gloriallord@callnewspapers.com Some residents might not have even been aware that St. Louis County had a Port Authority at all, but now the county has two

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Stenger is not going to veto $35 million in cuts to his budget plan

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  County Executive Steve Stenger said last week that he will not veto the County Council’s plan to cut his recommended spending in 2019 by $35 million in what amount to budget cuts

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Grant’s Farm done with elephants after all four die this year

Max, the last remaining Grant’s Farm elephant, died this month at the age of 14. Photo courtesy of Grant’s Farm. Grant’s Farm says it is done keeping elephants “at this time” after all four elephants living at the south county attraction died this year, including the young and seemingly healthy last remaining elephant, who died

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Mold temporarily relocates Affton precinct

The Affton Southwest Precinct, as seen when residents decorated the patrol car of fallen Officer Blake Snyder after he was killed in the line of duty in October 2016. Due to possible mold, the Affton Southwest Precinct has moved “for the foreseeable future” to a shopping plaza in Crestwood. The aging facility at 9928 Gravois

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Record-setting number of wreaths set at Jefferson Barracks in Wreaths Across America, captured by drone footage

Wreaths Across America at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery last weekend was the most successful wreath laying event ever at the cemetery, with help from the Gateway Gold Star Mothers organization. Volunteers in St. Louis purchased and set nearly 25,000 wreaths for the annual event to honor veterans, more than doubling the total from last year.

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Keller Plaza 8 movie theater in south county closes

Photo courtesy of Google Maps. The Keller Plaza 8 Cine, the “dollar theater” that was a fixture of many south countians’ childhoods, closed suddenly Wednesday. The eight-screen theater was located next to the St. Louis County Government Center South and Sam’s Club at 4572 Lemay Ferry Road in Oakville, near South County Center. The theater

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Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

A judge ruled against Crestwood in its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District last week, rejecting every argument that the city raised in its battle to stop paying the fire district for fire service for annexed residents. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Dec. 12 that two state laws that require the

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