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Train derailment shuts down Interstate 55

Update Sunday, Aug. 27: The St. Louis County Police Department reports that all lanes of Interstate 55 and subsequent ramps have reopened following Saturday afternoon’s train derailment over I-55, between Butler Hill Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard. Below is the Call’s previous coverage of the derailment: All northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 55 are

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Sunset Hills officer, suspect exchange shots during pursuit

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A Sunset Hills police officer and a man wanted on a felony warrant shot at each other during a police chase that started early Saturday morning in Sunset Hills and ended more than 30 minutes later when the fleeing car crashed in Carondelet Park in south St. Louis. No

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Police search for suspect in robbery of Affton bank

Police are searching for a suspect in a robbery of the PNC Bank today — Thursday, Aug. 24 — in Affton, the second time the bank has been robbed in two years. Detectives from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded to the bank, 8930 Gravois Road, at roughly 1:12 p.m. The suspect, described as a white

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South county native seeks Democratic nod to challenge Wagner

A south county native has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, in the 2nd Congressional District. Mark Osmack, a fourth-generation St. Louisan, was born and raised in south county. He attended public schools and graduated from Lindbergh High School before attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. During

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Eclipse Guide 2017: Where to Watch the Eclipse in St. Louis

Where will you be when the sky goes dark Monday, Aug. 21?Event locations in south county and Jefferson County range from restaurants to parks to libraries. If you’re still searching for glasses, we’ve noted which events are handing out free glasses while they last. We’ve also noted how much totality you can expect at each

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Mehlville School District to offer special program on eclipses

The Mehlville School District will feature a special program on eclipses tonight in advance of the total eclipse Monday. James Croft of the Ethical Society of St. Louis will present “Eating the Sun: the Cultural Significance of Eclipses” at 7 p.m. in the William B. Nottelmann Auditorium at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road.

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Police investigate robbery of Walgreens store in Lemay

The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating the robbery of Walgreens store in Lemay that occurred at roughly 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. Police say a white male about 40 years old entered the store at 2700 Telegraph Road and walked around the business before making his way to a register with merchandise in

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