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County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

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January 4, 2019

    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 De...

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...

Fitch calls for Bell to turn over Catholic Supply case to feds for death penalty

Tim Fitch, then a candidate for the St. Louis County Council, speaks to the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 4, 2018

Former St. Louis County police Chief Tim Fitch, now set to take a seat on the County Council Jan. 1, called on the incoming county prosecutor to turn the Catholic Supply killing case over to federal authorities so that the killer can get the death penalty. Prosecutors charged Thomas Bruce, 53, of Imp...

Fitch set for new role as councilman

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

November 28, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will have a new role serving the public starting in January after winning the Nov. 6 election for the 3rd District seat on the St. Louis County Council. Fitch, who ran as a Republican, will take...

‘Red wave’ turns south county crimson

Newly elected state legislator Jim Murphy hugs his son, former Mehlville Board of Education member Jamey Murphy, at his victory party at Cafe Telegraph Tuesday night. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The Democratic “blue wave” expected by some for the election last week didn’t happen in South St. Louis County, which instead saw a “red wave” of Republicans elected to Missouri House seats. In the most competitive race, Oakvill...

McCaskill, Wagner, Galloway, Stenger: Call makes more endorsements for next week’s elections

McCaskill, Wagner, Galloway, Stenger: Call makes more endorsements for next week’s elections

November 2, 2018

Editorial by the Call The Call makes the following endorsements for the election Tuesday, Nov. 6. You can also read the Call's endorsements for state legislative races and Crestwood mayor and Missouri constitutional amendments and propositions.  U.S. Senate The race at the top of the Nov. 6 ba...

Fitch, Ward square off in County Council 3

Fitch, Ward square off in County Council 3

October 26, 2018

Staff Report  Former St. Louis County police Chief Tim Fitch, Republican, will square off against Democrat Paul Ward, a former Kirkwood city councilman, to represent the 3rd District on the St. Louis County Council. The seat is currently held by Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, R-Huntleigh, who is ...

‘Longest ballot in history’ awaits voters; early voting sites expand

'Longest ballot in history' awaits voters; early voting sites expand

October 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Voters casting ballots Nov. 6 will have to contend with the longest ballot in memory, with more than 50 issues and candidates to consider. Election officials are urging voters to show up early at one of three satellite voting centers opening...

Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

August 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two of the three seats on the County Council that represent south county will get new legislators next year. Political newcomer Lisa Clancy of Maplewood defeated two-term incumbent 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, for el...

Relationship between Stenger and council shows no signs of thawing after the election

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 21, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The relationship between County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council shows no signs of thawing after Stenger seemingly won re-election Aug. 7. The continued freeze last week came despite Stenger’s initial post-election prediction that “...

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