An unidentified firefighter prepares to douse flames that engulf a home Tuesday afternoon on Fairview Avenue in Webster Groves. No injuries, but Miller family home on Fairview Avenue is a complete loss Amy Miller gasped, then doubled over and cried as she watched dozens of firefighters battle the flames that destroyed her family’s three-story home in Webster Groves Tuesday afternoon. read more » “Renaissance: A History of the Central West End,” traces the neighborhood’s history over the past century — from its stylish start to troubled times to the successes of its current urban renewal. In Candace O’Connor’s latest literary offering, the author digs into 140 years of Central West End history, complete with 300 pages of archival photos "The history of the Central West End is a history of St. Louis’s place in the world." read more » Lt. Greg Perks, Commander of Investigation and Support Division with the Webster Groves Police Department, with Webster Groves Police Officer Cydney Schaefer. A recent hire, Schaefer is the department’s first African-American female officer. Police say recruiting minority officers can be a real challenge Police recruitment is a competitive process. Smaller sized police forces, like those found in Webster Groves and Kirkwood, compete for officers against local, state, national and federal law enforcement read more » HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW - AFFTON COUGARS Coach Oliver says this season’s roster is strong in several junior and senior players Since 1957, the Affton High School Cougars have fielded a squad on the gridiron, and within those 59 years of football the Cougars have compiled a record of 296-289-11. read more » Volunteers turned out in large numbers this spring to help sandbag around businesses in Olde Towne Fenton. Two 500-year floods since 2015 have residents, business owners calling for answers Dave Stokes, the director of Great Rivers Habitat Alliance, said we’re in a lull before the next "water bomb" hits the region. Stokes said local leaders must address flood concerns after two major read more » Click on a cover below for the current issue
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