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Sunset Hills dance instructor charged with statutory rape

A Sunset Hills operator of a hip-hop dance studio was charged with statutory rape last week. Nicholas Gates, 40, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was charged Jan. 24 with one count of statutory rape in the second degree. He is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. The probable-cause statement alleges that Gates had

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Crestwood rejects Sunset Hills bike ride on Route 66

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com What seemed to be a thriving partnership between Sunset Hills and Crestwood could hit the skids over a night bicycle ride similar to the Moonlight Ramble that the cities were set to host in connection with their joint festival SunCrest Fest. At the initiative of Sunset Hills Mayor Pat

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Lindbergh collaborates with cities on security

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With school security weighing heavily on the minds of parents, local cities and school districts are doing what they can to beef up security measures. Since the Feb. 14 school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and the latest shooting last week in Santa Fe, Texas, state, city and school district

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Energy efficiency endorsed by Sunset Hills aldermen

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com With another measure passed last week, Sunset Hills officials hope to make city buildings more energy-efficient through a 20-year performance contract that would fund upgrades with money guaranteed to be saved through energy efficiency. The board has not entered into a contract yet, but voted unanimously to sign a

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Chief honors Sunset Hills police officers for actions in chase

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills Police Department officers who narrowly escaped injury in a high-speed chase and shootout in August were publicly identified for the first time last week so that they could be honored by city officials. Chief Stephen Dodge presented the Chief’s Commendation for Valor to Officer Chris Medlock and

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