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Zimmerman appears at third town hall as deadline to appeal assessments nears

At least a hundred people came out to the Affton Community Center Saturday, June 29, to hear from St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman about this year's property value assessments. Residents complained to Zimmerman about rising property values across the county. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 5, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com As the final July 8 deadline to appeal property value assessments looms, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman continued his series of town hall appearances Saturday to take questions from residents about this year’s reassessments...

Officials apologize for all of the Gravois-Musick delays

Daniel Dreisewerd, acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation and Public Works takes questions from residents regarding the Gravois-Musick construction during a town hall at Grant's View Branch of the county library Wednesday, June 26. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachnebach@callnewspapers.com  Rainy weather and flash floods didn’t stop South County residents from attending a town hall explaining the seemingly neverending Gravois-Musick Road construction last week. The June 26 town hall, hosted by County Council Presiding...

Officer Langsdorf remembered at funeral as a hero and ‘amazing father’

Residents and emergency first-responders from across the St. Louis region came out to pay their respects to North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf during his funeral procession from the Cathedral Basilica to Resurrection Cemetery in Affton Monday, July 1. Langsdorf was fatally shot June 23 while responding to a call about a bad check at a Wellston Food Market. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com To his family members and colleagues, Officer Michael Langsdorf could be described as nothing short of a hero who cared deeply for the people around him. The funeral for the 40-year-old North County Police Cooperative officer and South Coun...

Crestwood firefighters come to the rescue of man in flash flood

The car of the man rescued during the flash flood at Whitecliff Park is towed from the parking lot. Photo by Erin Achenbach

July 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Flash flooding caused by heavy rains last week led to an emergency water rescue for one man in Crestwood. The Crestwood Fire Department received the call for a rescue at 3:56 p.m. June 26 after police were called with reports of a ...

Crestwood prepares for medical marijuana businesses

Crestwood prepares for medical marijuana businesses

July 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The state began accepting applications for medical marijuana businesses this year after voters approved legalizing it last year, and Crestwood is ready in case one wants to come to town. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted in March...

Boa constrictor swiped from Lemay exotic pet store

Another Columbian red tail boa constrictor, as seen at a Lemay exotic pet store June 25. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A boa constrictor was stolen from a Lemay exotic pet store June 16. But there is some justice, since Exotic A.R.C owner James Brumley believes the snake bit the suspects while they were fleeing the business located at 343 Lemay Ferry Ro...

Mehlville projects $1 million operating surplus in 2019-2020 budget

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

June 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education will consider a “strong, sound” $124 million 2019-2020 budget tonight at the Board of Education Meeting at Mehlville High School, with a June 30 deadline to adopt it under state law. The board consi...

Police officer fatally shot in North County was from South County

North County Police Cooperative Assistant Chief Ron Martin speaks at a press conference in June. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 24, 2019

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 nativ...

Sewing machine company robbed in South County

Pictured above: A piece of plywood is used to temporarily cover-up the broken window at Heyde Sewing Machine Company on Lindbergh Boulevard after two suspects broke through the window the morning of Saturday, June 15 and stole two sewing machines. Each machine cost $20,000 each and police are still investigating the burglary. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 21, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  A South County sewing-machine company was robbed in the early hours of Saturday morning, and police are still looking for the suspects responsible. The Heyde Sewing Machine Company, 5451 S. Lindbergh Blvd., was robbed overnight June 15....

Water infrastructure is key to daily life

Workers get ready to fill in dirt from Missouri American Water’s water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project was part of the water utility comany’s plan to replace 224,000 feet of water main this year, approximately 42 miles of the 4,500 miles of main that the company oversees.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In honor of National Infrastructure Week, which was recognized May 13 through May 20, Missouri American Water highlighted a water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project in Affton is part of Miss...

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