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PHOTOS: Ronnie’s Cine renovations officially unveiled today

The newly renovated Ronnie's Cine

November 2, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres officially unveils its renovations to Ronnie’s 20 Cine today, showcasing the south county movie theater as the first of the former Wehrenberg cinemas in St. Louis to be remodeled. Milwaukee, Wis.-based Marcus...

Crestwood extends pact for animal shelter

A photo of the new deck at the Crestwood Animal Shelter, courtesy of the FOACAR website.

November 2, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted last week to extend its lease with a nonprofit animal group for another five years, but declined to give the group a break on its rent. Friends of Animal Control and Rescue, or FOACAR, has rented the ...

Planning panel to conduct hearing on development at Tower Tee site

Aerial of Tower Tee

October 31, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Developers are looking to build a subdivision of nearly 160 houses on 27.8 acres currently occupied by the Tower Tee golf course and driving range in Affton, which could spell the end of a beloved institution in south county. The county Planning...

Majority of County Council sues Stenger over auditor

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.

October 30, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Pictured: County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council Oct. 17, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Cou...

Crestwood officials say Prop P funds will go to police, fire salary increases

A Crestwood police car.

October 26, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com After long delaying a public discussion of how to spend money from Proposition P, Crestwood officials last week committed to hiking the pay for police officers and firefighters. Officials announced their intent on the heels of headlines about...

Campaign strategy firm primarily funding Trakas recall

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 25, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The first campaign-finance report documenting the finances behind the effort to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, shows the effort is mostly bankrolled by a campaign strategy firm based in St. Louis city. The Voices...

Council gives preliminary OK to pay hikes for county police

Police officers and the mother of three police officers, right, give a standing ovation to the County Council at the Oct. 17, 2017 meeting after the council unanimously agreed to give preliminary approval to raises for the St. Louis County Police Department approved by voters through Proposition P. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 24, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Greenlighting raises for county police officers that voters already overwhelmingly approved seemed like a sure thing to sail through the County Council, but instead got mired in the political back-and-forth now synonymous with county government. The...

Energy efficiency endorsed by Sunset Hills aldermen

Energy efficiency endorsed by Sunset Hills aldermen

October 19, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com With another measure passed last week, Sunset Hills officials hope to make city buildings more energy-efficient through a 20-year performance contract that would fund upgrades with money guaranteed to be saved through energy efficiency. The...

Council drops bill to bolster retirement fund

Sam Page

October 18, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council last month dropped County Executive Steve Stenger’s proposals to shore up the county retirement fund, connecting the decision to Proposition P’s potential impact on the fund as county police officers receive higher raises...

County police pack council meeting; urge OK of promised raises

Officers and sergeants from the St. Louis County Police Department applaud as fellow officer and union representative Derek Machens calls for raises at an Oct. 12, 2017, hearing at the County Council.

October 18, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Police officers packed a County Council meeting last week to urge that their promised raises under Proposition P be approved as soon as possible, but some council members want to take their time with the plan. Voters weighed in on average...

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