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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.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 26, 2019

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 considers the budget tomorrow night — Thursday, June 27 — at the hi...

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...

Aldermen debate Tidal Wave’s no-right-turn

A rendering of the proposed Tidal Wave development at East Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. Rendering courtesy of A Plus Design Group.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2019

Debate over making right turns from the future location of the Tidal Wave gas station onto East Watson Road led to an ordinance being purposely failed by the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen last week. An ordinance that would have prohibited right turns from the Tidal Wave at 3720 S. Lindbergh Blvd. onto Ea...

‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

The Sunset Hills location of Vatterott, as seen on Google Street View.

June 19, 2019

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 11 on a petition from a startup company looking to move into the former Vatterott College campus and bring “Silicon Valley to Sunset Hills.” Founded in 2010, DriveCentric’s cu...

Should county executive be ceremonial? Charter panel considers county manager

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 19, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring the possibility of changing the structure of county government, making the county executive position more of a ceremonial role while installing a “county manager” similar to a ...

The Shack backs out of a site by Fitz’s

The Shack backs out of a site by Fitz’s

June 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County fans of The Shack, a popular breakfast and brunch restaurant with five locations in the St. Louis region, may be disappointed to learn that it will not yet be opening up its sixth location in South County, after it was previo...

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