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

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

January 10, 2019

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 announ...

Bell’s Day 1 changes opposed by police

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.

January 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  As promised, new St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell started making changes to the way the county treats crimes on his first day in office, gaining his first criticism in the process. On his second day in office and first off...

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...

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

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.

January 2, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Incoming reform candidate Wesley Bell takes over from longtime incumbent Robert McCulloch as St. Louis County prosecutor this week and said he’s ready to start reforming on Day 1, but McCulloch’s assistant prosecutors may be fighting ba...

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...

Writer says if you’re looking for alternative to Bell, write in McCulloch

Letters to the editor

October 24, 2018

Letter to the Editor To the editor: As noted in a letter in the Aug. 14 edition of a daily newspaper, “Wesley Bell, the Democratic nominee who will run unopposed in November (for St. Louis County prosecuting attorney), lacks knowledge, experience and depth as a litigator.” In contrast, county Pr...

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...

Changes could come to prosecutor’s office

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.

August 16, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Many of the young voters who turned in ballots last week for newly elected county Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell weren’t even alive when the county had any other prosecutor. Incumbent Bob McCulloch has led the office for nearly three decades. ...

McCulloch defeated by reform challenger Wesley Bell

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.

August 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, who for nearly three decades was the most popular elected official in county government, was defeated in the Democratic primary for an eighth term by a Ferguson city councilman last we...

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