Brief

Murphy’s first bill is check on Bell’s power

Pictured above: Wesley Bell is sworn in as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney by Judge George W. Draper III on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after defeating former Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in an historic upset. Bell is the first Black prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County in its history. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  Newly elected

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Snow fall

Students and many workers got out of school and work a few hours early last week as the area received snow Jan. 11 that measured up to a foot in some areas. Among the younger generation outside enjoying the snow was Mehlville School District first-grader Cooper Jennings, pictured above, who also helped his family shovel.

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Eden United Church of Christ dedicates new handicapped-accessible ramp

Entrances to Eden UCC now fully accessible Both entrances to Eden United Church of Christ, 8920 Eden Ave. in Affton, are now fully accessible after the church completed their new handicapped-accessible ramp last month. In August, the church unanimously voted to approve the construction of an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible ramp to enter the church. 

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‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

Pictured above, left to right, back row: Bernard teacher/coach Erin Gaubatz, Kat Bucholtz, Alicia Rodriguez, Lily Rickard, Andrew Ruzicka, Justin Bradley and Bernard teacher/coach Lauren Mey; front row: Ian Tenschert, Kevin Buss, Andrew Brown, Noah Dobbins and Ryan Lisle. The Bernard Middle School Patribots, the school’s First Lego League team, advance to the Eastern Missouri

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Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

The Mehlville School District’s “60plus” members joined the district last month for a total team effort of an event at Blades Elementary, with Blades choir students performing, Washington Middle School band members playing holiday tunes and culinary students from Mehlville High preparing a “terrific meal” and serving it to the guests. If you are 60

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Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on several potential developments in south county, including a child-care center next to Sperreng Middle School, a potential new business at a long-vacant site on South Lindbergh and a new Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in Lemay. The planning panel will meet for the

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Crestwood Fire earns ISO Class 2 rating

The Crestwood Fire Department is now ranked among the top 2 percent of all fire service organizations across the country after the Insurance Services Office notified the city that it was upgrading the city’s ISO rating to Class 2. Then-Crestwood Fire Chief Dave Oliveri said in a press release, “A community’s class rating is dependent

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County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

    The new and returning officeholders in St. Louis County were set to be sworn in at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 — after the Call went to press. In a change from tradition, the ceremony was set to happen outdoors at Memorial Plaza outside the county Administration Building and Police Department. County Executive Steve

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