Executive Editor, Call Newspapers

Prosecutor: No employees came forward to report Stenger

Pictured above: Six of the seven members of the County Council, right, laugh as Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith says that he’s more used to staring down politicians in a courtroom than appearing alongside them at town halls. Goldsmith and the council appeared at the ‘Ethics in St. Louis County Government’ Town Hall Sept. 16

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Stenger surrenders to South Dakota prison

Pictured above: The ‘four more years’ then-County Executive Steve Stenger indicated he won when he was re-elected last year now has a different meaning. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Steve Stenger served four years as county executive, and starting this week, he starts serving nearly four years in federal prison.

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St. Louis County ‘cone of silence’ legislation would ban contractors from contacting officials during bidding

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Wednesday in the county executive’s office. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Sam Page asked the County Council this week to pass legislation that would ban anyone seeking a county contract from contacting government

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St. Louis County dumping Meridian as trash company; residents were unhappy with hauler

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is dumping one of its trash providers following numerous service complaints in South County and across multiple County Council districts. The county and Meridian Waste have finalized a mutual agreement to terminate their current contract to provide waste collection services, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the county

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Hal Goldsmith speaks: The man who brought down Stenger talks ethics and how public can fight corruption

Pictured above: Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith, left, talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jacob Barker after the ethics town hall Monday at Kol Rinah in University City. Barker was mentioned in Goldsmith’s indictment of former County Executive Steve Stenger, as Stenger tried to dodge Barker’s questions about a phony contract with businessman John Rallo

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Green Park gets a new alderman, as Pousosa resigns

Then-Concord Republican Committeeman Tony Pousosa presides over a meeting of the Concord-Lemay Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Green Park will get a new alderman this week after one of the city’s most recognizable aldermen resigned his two political positions and moved out of the

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Wesley Bell still hasn’t responded to requests to reopen Ferguson investigation

Pictured above: The Michael Brown Chosen for Change Foundation posted this photo of Michael Brown Sr. and his youngest daughter Mikelle taken before the press conference on Facebook.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A month after Michael Brown Sr.’s call for St. Louis County prosecutors to reopen the investigation into his son’s death in Ferguson

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Crestwood man stabbed neighbor’s dog to death, charges say

Pictured above: Left, Teddy, in a photo courtesy of Robin Steele. Right is John Ross in his mugshot from the Crestwood Police Department. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood man stabbed his neighbor’s dog to death with a pocket knife last weekend, police say. St. Louis County prosecutors charged John Conrad Ross III,

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