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Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

Pictured above: The Telegraph Road bridge over the Meramec River may have been damaged by the flooding. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published July 22, 1993 Highway officials said last week they will inspect five bridges along the Meramec River before reopening them to traffic after flooding recedes. Bridges at Telegraph,

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Top 10 things to know about the St. Louis Wheel

Pictured above: Overlooking Union Station from the Wheel. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The much-anticipated St. Louis Wheel, the 200-foot Ferris wheel next to Union Station, will open to the public for the first rides Monday. The first ceremonial rides happened Tuesday, with Mayor Lyda Krewson catching the first spin around

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Thief cuts hole in roof to rob South County Church’s Chicken

Pictured above: The Church’s Chicken on South Lindbergh and Lin Ferry, as seen Sept. 25. Photo by Erin Achenbach. A thief went to great lengths to try to steal from both South County Church’s Chicken restaurants, even cutting a hole in one of the fast-food restaurant’s roofs in order to get inside. St. Louis County prosecutors charged

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Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen unanimously voted this month to set the city’s 2019 tax rate at 4.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for both commercial and residential property. Sunset Hills tax rates per $100 of assessed valuation for 2020 are 4.7 cents for residential and commercial

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Wave of car break-ins, thefts across South County

Armed carjacking, wave of break-ins still under investigation; cars are left unlocked After an armed carjacking off Tesson Ferry Road in Affton and a wave of break-ins in Sunset Hills last week, officials are urging residents to be cautious as the nights grow longer and thieves are out intent to break into or steal cars.

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Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

By Susan Spanel For the Call Originally published January 2, 1992 Efforts to incorporate South County were the top news stories in 1991, followed by school news both good and bad. Mehlville’s continuing money woes and Lindbergh’s audit, student walkout and boundary changes were hot copy. And then there was Proposition B. The front page

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