Photos by Gloria Lloyd

Affton School District changes up start times

Pictured above: Gotsch Intermediate School third-graders in the Affton School District practice wearing their eclipse glasses on the second day of school in 2017. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Affton School District will have new start times for the 2019-2020 school year after the Affton Board of Education unanimously

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Bell, Belmar will appear at Oakville town hall

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar speak at a press conference after the February trial of Trenton Forster, who was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Officer Blake Snyder. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Reps. Jim Murphy and Michael O’Donnell, both R-Oakville, will hold their second joint town hall

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Trenton Forster convicted of first-degree murder

Pictured above: The Affton Southwest Precinct, as seen when residents decorated the patrol car of fallen Officer Blake Snyder after he was killed in the line of duty in October 2016. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After four hours of deliberation last week, a St. Louis County jury convicted Trenton Forster of first-degree murder with

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Officer Snyder’s killer convicted of first-degree murder, gets life without parole

Pictured above: Peggy Snyder, Officer Blake Snyder’s mother, hugs Green Park Officer Lacey McLean in the hallway outside the courtroom Friday after a jury convicted Trenton Forster of first-degree murder in the killing of Officer Snyder. Snyder’s father Dick is shown in the background. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After four

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Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

Pictured above: St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell unveils his ‘Bell Plan,’ which outlines his plans to tackle the opioid epidemic and decrease crime in St. Louis County on Jan. 8. Bell did not comment on whether or not he would reopen the Ferguson investigation. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com

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Gravois crash in front of firehouse sends two drivers to hospital

Pictured above: Firefighters and police officers clean up the scene after two drivers went to the hospital after they crashed in front of the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters Wednesday night. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. A man went to the hospital with critical injuries after a two-car crash outside the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters

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First Route 66 Bike Cruise deemed a success

Pictured above: Participants in the Sunset Hills Bike Cruise enjoy the ride along historic Route 66 on Friday, Oct. 5. Mayor Pat Fribis said the first annual event was a great success. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. The first-ever Sunset Hills Bike Cruise delivered all 183 participating riders a Route 66-inspired experience for their memory books.

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PHOTOS: Bulldozers start in on ‘Mount Crestwood’

Pictured above: Bulldozers started bringing down Mount Crestwood Sept. 6, pictured above. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Mount Crestwood could soon be a memory, just like the Crestwood Plaza mall that it replaced. A pair of bulldozers were hard at work on the site starting last week, and City Administrator

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Council, Stenger declare opioid epidemic an emergency

Above: County Executive Steve Stenger announces his declaration of a state of emergency around the opioid epidemic June 28, surrounded by health professionals including county Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan, left. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis County Council were at odds again last month,

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