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The demolished Crestwood Plaza property in 2017.

Dierbergs previews its plan ahead of mall’s TIF hearing

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 25, 2021

The $67 million redevelopment of the Crestwood mall site proposed by Dierbergs will not move forward without tax-increment financing, the developer told the Crestwood TIF Commission. The TIF Commission...

Crestwood debuts eye-catching new public notice signs for zoning issues

Crestwood debuts eye-catching new public notice signs for zoning issues

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 25, 2021

Driving up a road and squinting at a tiny posted public hearing sign to find out about a zoning issue may be an annoyance of the past, at least in Crestwood. Borrowing an idea from Wentzville, Crestwood...

A photo of the rescue as it happened at Johnson’s Shut-Ins June 14.

Oakville grads rescue drowning teenager at Johnson’s Shut-Ins

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 24, 2021

A teenager who nearly drowned at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park last week was rescued by a group of quick-thinking teen lifeguards visiting from Oakville, with help from a fateful trip to Walgreens. The...

Lori and Ernie Trakas

Post-corruption, Trakas focuses on the 6th District

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 24, 2021

Four years into Ernie Trakas’ tenure as the St. Louis County Council member for the 6th District, he is finally able to pursue his own vision for St. Louis County instead of opposing one from someone...

MFPD Chief Brian Hendricks speaks at a board meeting in 2019.

Mehlville Fire late response is rare event

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 24, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District was hindered in its response to a house fire off Tesson Ferry Road this spring because the nearest firetrucks were engaged in mutual aid fighting a hazardous truck...

Above is a rendering of the 100-acre proposed redevelopment 'Tesson Ridge,' consisting of more than 100 single-family homes and villas, a 210-unit apartment complex and 8 acres of commercial sites.

Neighbors support, oppose Tesson Ridge

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 23, 2021

The “Tesson Ridge” redevelopment proposed for the 100-acre former MetLife Building along Tesson Ferry Road is up for St. Louis County zoning, with a response from neighbors that ranged from full support...

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

Lindbergh’s equity-focused teacher training leads to a debate about critical race theory

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 23, 2021

After contentious debate on both sides, the Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously to move forward with plans focused on diversity, equity and inclusion with a $47,600 consulting agreement for...

PD assists on AG’s sex trafficking suit

PD assists on AG’s sex trafficking suit

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 22, 2021

With assistance from the Crestwood Police Department, the Missouri attorney general’s office is trying to shut down a Crestwood massage parlor for alleged sex trafficking. Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s...

Mehlville Fire takes steps to tighten drug inventory, prevent future theft

Mehlville Fire takes steps to tighten drug inventory, prevent future theft

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 17, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District has a new narcotics inventory control system on ambulances this year. The district spent $37,000 of the equipment and supplies budget in January on a narcotics inventory...

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

Dierbergs makes the case for TIF ahead of Crestwood mall public hearing tonight

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 17, 2021

The $67 million redevelopment of the Crestwood mall site proposed by Dierbergs will not move forward without tax-increment financing, the developer told the Crestwood TIF Commission ahead of Thursday’s...

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