Affton Fire Protection District

Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

Pictured above: St. Louis County police and first responders from the Affton Fire Protection District gather outside an apartment complex  in October after it was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach. 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

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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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Gravois crash in front of firehouse sends two drivers to hospital

Pictured above: Firefighters and police officers clean up the scene after two drivers went to the hospital after they crashed in front of the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters Wednesday night. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. A man went to the hospital with critical injuries after a two-car crash outside the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters

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Crestwood and Affton get their days in court

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 the constitutionality of two state laws requiring

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Part of Gravois to be renamed for Snyder

Pictured above: 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. 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

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Affton students participate in a Day of Service

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 ready to make a difference in our schools, our

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

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 the firefighters’ union and a pledge from the union to work

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Rogers Middle School students honored as local heroes

Three students at Rogers Middle School in the Affton School District were recently honored by the city and county as local heroes after coming to the rescue of their ailing bus driver on the way home from school. County Executive Steve Stenger designated Friday, Sept. 22, as Rogers Middle School Heroes Day in the county,

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