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Bell’s Day 1 changes opposed by police

Pictured above: Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  As promised, new St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney

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Sunset Hills could demolish unbuilt Jimmy John’s

Pictured above: The skeleton of the would-be Jimmy John’s on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Construction began at the site at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd. over a year ago but little progress has been made since. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Online update: The Board of Aldermen granted an extension Tuesday to

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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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Mehlville choir entertains in concert series

Pictured above and below: The Mehlville High School Choir Select Ensemble performed popular holiday tunes for a full house under the rotunda at the Old Courthouse in St. Louis Dec. 12. The show was part of the Old Courthouse’s free holiday concert series. The Mehlville choir has been performing at the courthouse during the holidays

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Tripping seniors helps make them steady

Pictured above: Beth Templin monitors her mother-in-law Cindi Templin’s reflex responses using sensors in the ActiveStep that feed data to a computer. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Tripping seniors could make them steadier on their feet — at least that’s the idea behind ActiveStep, a modified treadmill designed to help seniors

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Crestwood celebrates five years of Christmas

Pictured above from left to right: Sisters Claire, Maggie, Heidi and Ava Fothen pose for a photo with Santa during Christmas in Crestwood, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Santa Claus made his grand arrival by fire truck on Saturday in Crestwood and opened the doors to City Hall as dozens of children and

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SSM Health breaks ground on new Cardinal Glennon pediatric facility in south county

Pictured above: SSM Health executives ‘break ground’ on the new Cardinal Glennon pediatric facility in Concord. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callsnewspapers.com SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital broke ground on a new pediatric healthcare specialty services center in South St. Louis County last week. Students from Assumption Parish School and La

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Hecht named new fire chief in Crestwood

Pictured above: City clerk Helen Ingold administers the oath to new Fire Chief Lou Hecht at the Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 13. Hecht is taking over the role of fire chief after former Chief David Oliveri moved to Washington state to become fire chief of the town of Anacortes. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

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