Arnold News

Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

Pictured above: HCI Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13

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Police officer fatally shot in North County was from South County

North County Police Cooperative Assistant Chief Ron Martin speaks at a press conference Monday, with county Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell pictured in the background. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf, a South County native, died after being shot Sunday afternoon at a food market

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FLOODING: Mississippi River forecast to reach second-highest level; South County residents evacuated

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page sandbags Tuesday in Bellefontaine Neighbors, with the help of volunteers. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mississippi River will crest later than originally expected and at levels lower than the 1993 flood, but some South County residents have already been evacuated to an emergency shelter and others now

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Grad Salute: Fox High School Class of 2019

Congratulations to all the seniors! Find your senior from the full graduating class photo in the zoomed-in photos in our gallery above. The name of every graduate is also listed below. Matthew Greg Abeyta Sydney Ava Adamec Alix Patrick Adams Sydney Marie Agers Armin Ahmethodzic Genasis Marie Ahonen Zaynual abidin a Al-Hussain Lindsy Grace Alagna

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Preventing abusive teachers from getting new jobs is goal of proposed law

Pictured above: Legislative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Christina Mascarenas Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — School districts and charter schools would be required under proposed legislation to disclose information on former employees’ abusive behavior toward students to any school that contacts them regarding an employee. Rep. Rocky

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Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune to public-records requests. The changes, amended to a

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Revis’ time as legislator in 97th District short-lived; Coleman rides ‘red wave’ to win

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Republican challenger Mary Elizabeth Coleman defeated Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, in his re-election bid last week for the 97th Missouri House District. Coleman won the district, which straddles South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, with 56.3 percent of the votes compared to 43.7 percent for Revis. The Nov.

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‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

Pictured above: Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy of Oakville hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at the elder Murphy’s victory party at Cafe Telegraph Nov. 6, after the father and son heard the final results in the race. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The

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