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Threat to Affton school didn’t happen, police say

Threat to Affton school didn't happen, police say

December 27, 2018

Before the Affton School District got out for winter break last week, parents made social-media posts alleging a middle-school student was overheard making a threatening comment to another student on a bus. But the St. Louis County Police Department says it didn’t happen. “St. Louis County Police h...

Police: Cuts to police endanger safety; council says they need to be made

Pictured above: Tim Fitch speaks at a Republicans club meeting during his run for the St. Louis County Council.

December 27, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Much of the debate around the County Council’s budget cuts has centered around the council’s subtraction of $4.8 million from the budget of the St. Louis County Police Department, which county police Chief Jon Belmar believes will cu...

Mold temporarily relocates Affton precinct

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.

December 21, 2018

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. Due to possible mold, the Affton Southwest Precinct has moved “for the foreseeable future” to a shopping plaza in Crestwood. The agi...

Green Park officers watching for prostitution

Green Park officers watching for prostitution

December 6, 2018

The St. Louis County Police Department and the city of Green Park have received tips about possible prostitution at Mobil On the Run at 5840 S. Lindbergh Blvd. and McDonald’s at 5904 S. Lindbergh Blvd. At the Nov. 19 Green Park Board of Aldermen meeting, the city’s two St. Louis County police off...

Police union speaks out against Belmar after chief fires officers for ‘misleading’ bureau

Steve Stenger and Jon Belmar answer questions about the new special response unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 6, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Police Department’s union is speaking out against Chief Jon Belmar after he fired two police officers he said gave misleading statements to superiors over their involvement in a north county chase that ended in a fatal cr...

Gravois crash in front of firehouse sends two drivers to hospital

Two cars crashed in front of the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters Wednesday night. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

November 15, 2018

A man went to the hospital with critical injuries after a two-car crash outside the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters shut down Gravois Road during rush hour Wednesday night. Two cars going opposite directions crashed on Gravois Road around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, directly in front of the AFPD h...

Oakville High fight makes national news after students arrested, principal injured

This screenshot taken from a blurry video a student posted to Snapchat Monday shows Oakville High Principal Jan Kellerman, top, intervening in a fight along with who appears to be Assistant Principal Casey Olearnick, in a blue shirt at the bottom. Assistant Principal Brian Brennan is on the ground in the dark blue shirt.

November 2, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Viral video of a fight at Oakville High School made national news this week, as three students were arrested after a fight broke out that also injured an administrator trying to break it up. At roughly 7:10 a.m. Monday, before classes beg...

Part of Gravois to be renamed for Snyder

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.

October 25, 2018

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will host a reception this weekend to officially reveal the signs designating parts of Gravois Road and Highway 30 “Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway.” The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Affton Fire Protection District headquarter...

Kiwanis Club honors Officer Schroeder

Kiwanis Club honors Officer Schroeder

August 12, 2018

Officer Dan Schroeder, above middle, is honored by the Kiwanis Club South County. The Kiwanis Club of South County honored Officer Dan Schroeder of the Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department as its “Officer of the Quarter.” “Officer Schroeder’s accomplishments are far too n...

Man found stabbed to death near Shrewsbury Walmart

Man found stabbed to death near Shrewsbury Walmart

July 17, 2018

Two persons of interest were taken into custody Tuesday after a man was found stabbed to death Monday near the Shrewsbury Walmart in what appears to be a possible homicide. Police said they found the victim, a man about 33 years old already dead with multiple stab wounds, around 9:20 p.m. Monday in a wo...

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