Executive Editor, Call Newspapers

Mehlville and teachers sign on for 4-percent hike

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a board meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Negotiations between the Mehlville School District and teachers were extended this year due to new state laws

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Northwest Plaza owners sue county over subpoenas forcing them to testify

Pictured above: Fifth District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The owners of county offices at Northwest Plaza have

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Council subpoenas Northwest owners, who must testify Aug. 6

Pictured above: Black Jack Mayor Norm McCourt, who works in the county clerk’s office, transports the four boxes filled with an estimated 7,000 pages of documents from the Glarner brothers about the county’s Northwest Plaza lease to the county’s vault for storage after an Ethics Committee hearing June 25. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd

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Assessors of St. Louis County appeals say: Bring evidence

Pictured above: In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed. More often than not, their bids to reverse the hike on their properties were turned down, especially in cases where property owners did not bring

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Stenger is disbarred ahead of sentencing

Pictured above: Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3 after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Monday, April 29, after an April 25 indictment

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County accepting late assessment appeals, with one catch

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Board of Equalization voted last week to extend the deadline for filing property assessment appeals until July 29, but only if residents tried and failed to file an appeal July 8. The initial deadline for online appeals was 11:59 p.m. July 8, but the county’s

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Property appeals deadline extended, with a catch

Pictured above: Resident Penny Kelley questions St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman on how she is supposed to afford an increase in taxes as a result of increased property values after this year’s reassessment during a town hall at The Pavilion at Lemay Thursday, June 20, 2019. Kelley said that she lives on a fixed

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