Photos by Gloria Lloyd

Police turn out in force to nab Target shoplifters

Photos by Gloria Lloyd. Police officers swarmed the south county Target store Wednesday night, but they were responding only to a fairly routine shoplifting call. At least eight police cars and an ambulance from the Mehlville Fire Protection District were parked outside the Target store, 4250 Rusty Road, around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Police took a

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Mehlville firefighters’ union pledges to work with fire board

Spirit of cooperation ushers in new era at fire district By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the

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Majority of County Council sues Stenger over auditor

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Pictured: County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council Oct. 17, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo

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Vote to add second police officer fails in Green Park

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com An ordinance seeking to amend Green Park’s contract with the St. Louis County Police Department to add a second neighborhood policing officer died after failing to receive a second on final passage at the Oct. 16 Board of Aldermen meeting. The board will again consider the ordinance when it

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Council gives preliminary OK to pay hikes for county police

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Greenlighting raises for county police officers that voters already overwhelmingly approved seemed like a sure thing to sail through the County Council, but instead got mired in the political back-and-forth now synonymous with county government. The raises are the centerpiece of Proposition P, the half-cent countywide sales tax that

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Lindbergh school board picks MSBA to facilitate search for superintendent

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education last week selected the Missouri School Boards’ Association to facilitate the search for a new superintendent. Board members voted unanimously Oct. 9 to have the Missouri School Boards’ Association, or MSBA, lead the search to replace Superintendent Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the

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Oakville High journalism teacher earns award

Pictured: Oakville High journalism teacher Jeff Kuchno, right, holds the camera while OHS student Hannah Hoffmeister, middle, interviews local lawyer Mark Haefner after Haefner’s speech in support of Mehlville School District’s Proposition R at a Sept. 8, 2015 rally. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Oakville High School journalism teacher Jeff Kuchno has been selected by the

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County police pack council meeting; urge OK of promised raises

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Police officers packed a County Council meeting last week to urge that their promised raises under Proposition P be approved as soon as possible, but some council members want to take their time with the plan. Voters weighed in on average 30-percent raises for the St. Louis County Police

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