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Gallery: Blades Elementary students slime the principal

Gallery: Blades Elementary students slime the principal

March 23, 2018

Students at Blades Elementary raised more than $11,000 by participating in Jump Rope For Heart. The students celebrated their achievement last week by dousing Principal Jeremy Booker with slime.  

New hotel could lead to higher height limit in Sunset Hills

New hotel could lead to higher height limit in Sunset Hills

March 22, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills is set to get its first new hotel in more than a decade after the Board of Aldermen passed a plan that has been in the works for years. Aldermen stood by their earlier advice to current Days Inn owner HR Sheevam and voted 7-1 to app...

Filing period closes next week for county, state, federal offices

Filing period closes next week for county, state, federal offices

March 22, 2018

Staff Report More potential challengers to County Executive Steve Stenger threw their hats in the ring last week as candidate filing continued for the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election, ahead of the conclusion of filing next week. Filing for county, state and federal offices began Feb. 27 and cont...

Stenger fires shelter head after misconduct investigation

Stenger fires shelter head after misconduct investigation

March 21, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger is firing new county animal shelter Director Beth Vesco-Mock after shelter volunteers accused her of racist comments and neglecting the needs of animals. Animal advocates have appeared at the County Council for month...

Mehlville officials recommending universal free breakfast program be continued

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March 15, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District officials are recommending that a pilot program for universal free breakfast at Beasley Elementary School be extended until the end of the school year. The Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve the trial program starting Feb. 5 and ending March 23 at the Lemay sch...

Stenger, council both accused of violating Sunshine Law

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

March 14, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council have been at odds for most of the last year on everything except routine county business, but now they have something in common: They are both accused of violating the Sunshine Law. The cou...

Council eyes quotas for minority contractors on county projects

Council eyes quotas for minority contractors on county projects

March 8, 2018

County Auditor Mark Tucker, right, at a Feb. 20 minority-contracting hearing with the four members of the County Council who voted to hire him a year ago, from left, 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, Chairman Sam Pag...

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

March 1, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin ,recently toured the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s newest firehouse as part of an effort to promote federal public-safety grants to fire districts. Wagner hand-delivered an application to Board of Directors Tre...

County auditor has yet to produce a single audit after a year on the job

County auditor has yet to produce a single audit after a year on the job

February 27, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A year into the job, county Auditor Mark Tucker has still not produced a single audit. The alliance that has controlled the County Council for the past year, 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, and three Democrats, hired Tucker on...

Organizers of Trakas recall effort hit with ethics complaint filed by resident

Organizers of Trakas recall effort hit with ethics complaint filed by resident

February 22, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A county resident alleges that the recall campaign against 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, has covered up who is funding it and failed to disclose all the money behind it. But recall effort organizers counter that their re...

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