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Dee Baebler is stepping down as Sunset Hills alderman

Dee Baebler

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

Longtime Sunset Hills Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler will no longer serve in her post after she and husband move this month from Sunset Hills to the city of St. Louis. Baebler said she plans to resign Sept. 21. Baebler is the longest-serving alderman on the board, representing Ward 1 for a decade after...

Trick or train: Union Station debuts new Halloween Experience with spooky train cars, social distancing

The St. Louis Wheel lit up orange and green for the Union Station Halloween Experience.

September 17, 2020

The new Union Station Halloween Experience will bring family fun to the fall season in St. Louis, Oct. 9 through Oct. 31. Created for children 12 and under and their families, the Union Station Halloween Experience will be a themed walking journey through the historic railroad terminal's stationary rail...

Known for work with federal courts, Doug Burris tapped as head of troubled St. Louis County jail

The Buzz Westfall St. Louis County Justice Center, as seen in June 2019. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 16, 2020

The troubled St. Louis County jail will get its third director in three weeks in Doug Burris, a nationally known retired federal probation officer who will take the job as acting jail director starting Sept. 28 and then become permanent director once the County Council approves. After the Aug. 28 re...

Sunset Hills doctor pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography related to 16-year-old wife

Ashu Joshi

September 16, 2020

A Sunset Hills doctor pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing child pornography. Ashu Joshi, 48, of Sunset Hills, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge John A. Ross, signing on to a plea deal that says the former St. Louis University Hospital doctor began a relationship with a 16-year-old...

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

September 16, 2020

A man is in custody following a shooting and altercation Wednesday in Affton that locked down two nearby schools. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department responded to the scene at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 6400 block of Vita Drive in Affton and found ...

Grant’s Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

Grant's Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

September 16, 2020

Grant’s Farm has been closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will reopen for a drive-thru Halloween experience in October. Starting Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 31, Grant’s Farm will welcome guests and ghouls for its first-ever Halloween Drive-Thru Experience, in which for the first ti...

New Sunset Hills city administrator resigns as Wentzville alderman to remove any conflict of interest

Brittany Gillett

September 16, 2020

Brittany Gillett was officially hired this week as the new Sunset Hills city administrator, and she resigned her position as alderman in Wentzville after the vote, effective Sept. 23. Gillett posted to her Facebook page that she would resign because of her new position in Sunset Hills. The Sunset Hil...

Crestwood will set its 2020 tax rate at videoconferenced hearing next week

Crestwood will set its 2020 tax rate at videoconferenced hearing next week

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 22 to set the city’s 2020 tax rate at 60 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for residential property and 82.1 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for commercial property. The Board of Aldermen will meet virtually at 7 pm....

Man wins the lottery at Circle K on Tesson Ferry Road

Man wins the lottery at Circle K on Tesson Ferry Road

September 15, 2020

A St. Louis man hit big in the Missouri Lottery, claiming a large prize. Adam Littrell of St. Louis recently claimed a $77,777 prize on a Missouri Lottery “Triple Red 777’s” Scratchers game. Littrell purchased the winning ticket at Circle K, 9998 Tesson Ferry Road, in Affton. “Triple Red 7...

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