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‘Community Food Drive for COVID-19’ will distribute 1,000 care packages to families in need

Community Food Drive

May 6, 2020

Police officers and firefighters in South County will be distributing 1,000 boxes of nonperishable goods Thursday in a “Community Food Drive for COVID-19” aimed at those in need. The care package distribution will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the parking lot of St. Matthia...

Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

St. Louis County police and first responders gather outside an apartment complex off Kidder Road in Affton on Tuesday. A woman was found shot after an apartment at the complex was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is appealing its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District to the Missouri Supreme Court, and adding a high-powered legal team to match the fire district’s. A Clay County judge ruled in December against Crestwood on all...

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood's fire lawsuit

December 20, 2018

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 ...

Gravois crash in front of firehouse sends two drivers to hospital

Two cars crashed in front of the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters Wednesday night. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

November 15, 2018

A man went to the hospital with critical injuries after a two-car crash outside the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters shut down Gravois Road during rush hour Wednesday night. Two cars going opposite directions crashed on Gravois Road around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, directly in front of the AFPD h...

Crestwood and Affton get their days in court

Crestwood and Affton get their days in court

November 15, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A judge could soon rule on the lawsuit between the city of Crestwood and the Affton Fire Protection District, after the case got its day in court this fall. Crestwood filed a lawsuit in May 2017 in Cole County Circuit Court challenging th...

Part of Gravois to be renamed for Snyder

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.

October 25, 2018

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will host a reception this weekend to officially reveal the signs designating parts of Gravois Road and Highway 30 “Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway.” The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Affton Fire Protection District headquarter...

Police investigate suspicious death of woman found in Affton fire

St. Louis County police and first responders investigate an apartment complex after a woman was found shot in an apartment that had been set ablaze on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 2, 2018

St. Louis County police and first responders investigate an apartment complex after a woman was found shot in an apartment that had been set ablaze on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach. The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating what it is calling the "suspicious death" of...

Affton students participate in a Day of Service

Affton students participate in a Day of Service

June 1, 2018

The Affton School District held its second annual #afftonstrong Community Day of Service this month, where each of the district’s students and staff members served the community for at least one hour. “Together, we are making Affton stronger and helping our students develop as responsible citizens...

Affton man files suit against Affton fire district, seeks to not pay taxes

Affton man files suit against Affton fire district, seeks to not pay taxes

March 27, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com An Affton resident is suing the Affton Fire Protection District, alleging that it is unconstitutional that he has to pay taxes to the fire district while residents of the area annexed into Crestwood do not. Heege Road resident David Schmoll is also a ...

Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 10, 2018

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for...

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