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

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.

January 15, 2019

Newly elected Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, took office as the legislator for the 94th District Jan. 9, and he didn’t waste any time jumping into St. Louis County politics. Among his first acts in Jefferson City, Murphy introduced a bill aimed at curbing the powers of prosecutors like new St. Louis ...

Snow fall

Snow fall

January 15, 2019

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...

Eden United Church of Christ dedicates new handicapped-accessible ramp

Eden United Church of Christ dedicates new handicapped-accessible ramp

January 12, 2019

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 Americ...

‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

January 10, 2019

The Bernard Middle School Patribots, the school’s First Lego League team, advance to the Eastern Missouri FLL regional championship this weekend after receiving the Champion’s Award at a regional qualifier on Dec. 8. The Patribots, a team of 10 Bernard students, were tasked with providing an innova...

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

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

January 9, 2019

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...

Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings

Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings

January 9, 2019

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...

Crestwood Fire earns ISO Class 2 rating

Crestwood Fire earns ISO Class 2 rating

January 8, 2019

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 c...

County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

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January 4, 2019

    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 De...

Build-A-Bear Workshop’s ‘World Bearquarters’ to open Saturday near Union Station

Build-A-Bear Workshop's 'World Bearquarters' to open Saturday near Union Station

January 3, 2019

A new Build-A-Bear Workshop is opening Saturday in downtown St. Louis at the site of the company's new "World Bearquarters" near Union Station, the St. Louis Wheel and St. Louis Aquarium. Guests of all ages are invited to come celebrate the downtown Build-A-Bear Workshop grand opening with giveaways and fun ac...

All aboard the Polar Express in Oakville

All aboard the Polar Express in Oakville

January 2, 2019

Some lucky Point Elementary students hopped on the Polar Express before they left for winter break in an annual tradition that dates back a dozen years. The Mehlville School District posted, ‘The kids love it....the teachers do, too,’ as they get to serve the children hot chocolate Polar Express...

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