Wesley Bell

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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Murphy’s first bill is check on Bell’s power

Pictured above: Wesley Bell is sworn in as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney by Judge George W. Draper III on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after defeating former Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in an historic upset. Bell is the first Black prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County in its history. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  Newly elected

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Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announced they are coming — and those didn’t even make it

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Bell’s Day 1 changes opposed by police

Pictured above: Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  As promised, new St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney

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County’s newest officials sworn in Jan. 1

    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 Department. County Executive Steve

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Bell takes office as new county prosecutor on New Year’s

Pictured above: St. Louis County prosecuting attorney candidates Robert McCulloch and Wesley Bell discuss their campaign platforms during a candidate forum sponsored by the Metropolitan Bar Association of St. Louis July 26 at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Incoming reform candidate Wesley Bell takes over from

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

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 election in the Democratic primary Aug. 7. Since no Republican filed for the

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