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Special prosecutor assigned to probe if Trakas violated Charter requirements

Pictured above: St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A special prosecutor is investigating whether 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is violating the county Charter’s requirements for office by serving as an attorney for public school districts. County Circuit Judge Douglas Beach assigned St. Charles County Prosecuting

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Council, Stenger spar over lease for former Northwest Plaza

Pictured above: The new St. Louis County Government Center Northwest at the former Northwest Plaza mall in St. Ann. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Stenger says lease will ‘pay for itself’ with tax revenue generated for county By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Everyone seems to agree that the county’s 20-year, $50 million lease for a new

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Majority of council members remain at odds with Stenger

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A majority of the County Council is accusing County Executive Steve Stenger of using intimidation and threats to get his way, but Stenger dismissed the claims as “election-year ankle-biting.” The allegations leveled by the council span St. Louis County: In south county, 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, contends

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Revis prevails over Linton in race for District 97 seat

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A special election last week in a Jefferson County-based Missouri House district that includes some of south county made national news when Democrats flipped a seat held by Republicans for eight years. Democratic candidate Mike Revis, 27, defeated Republican David Linton by 108 votes, 51.5 percent to 48.4 percent,

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No opposition a sign citizens pleased with city, Fribis says

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com No one filed to run against first-term Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis in the April 3 election, which she takes as a sign that residents are happy with how smoothly the city is running. Running unopposed for mayor is a “very interesting and fulfilling situation to be in,” Fribis

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Mehlville school board votes 6-0 to extend Gaines’ contract

Pictured above: Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines high-fives Oakville High School students the first day of class in August 2017. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Superintendent Chris Gaines is signing on for another year at the helm of the Mehlville School District, and he hopes to remain even longer. After the Board of Education voted

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