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Council drops bill to bolster retirement fund

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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...

Chief honors Sunset Hills police officers for actions in chase

Sunset Hills Police Chief Stephen Dodge last week awarded his Police Department’s highest honor, the Chief’s Commendation for Valor, to Officer Chris Medlock, left, along with awards to, from left, Sgt. Jeff Senior, Officer Tim Guenther and Communications Officer Mary Ebeler for their roles in a high-speed chase and shootout in August.

October 17, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills Police Department officers who narrowly escaped injury in a high-speed chase and shootout in August were publicly identified for the first time last week so that they could be honored by city officials. Chief Stephen Dodge presented...

Sunset Hills aldermen united in denial of Despotis’ proposal for Court Drive

Sunset Hills aldermen united in denial of Despotis’ proposal for Court Drive

October 17, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As a court reporter typed away, the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen unanimously denied Dr. George Despotis’ latest request to rezone Court Drive from residential to commercial last week. In the past, Despotis’ legal team has hinted that...

Oakville residents opposing proposed storage facility; public hearing slated Monday

The proposed site of the new storage facility on Lemay Ferry Road, Moore's Used Autos, is pictured above. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 13, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Some Oakville residents are fighting back against a self-storage facility proposed for a used-car lot at the corner of Lemay Ferry Road and Old Lemay Ferry Road. Lemay Storage LLC is seeking to build a self-storage facility with multiple b...

Mehlville enrollment down; trend will last

Students in the Summer Acceleration program held in June 2017 at Blades Elementary in Oakville learn how to make slime.

October 13, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District’s enrollment is down this year and will continue to fall in future years, according to projections from the district’s demographer. Enrollment for the year was officially taken on Sept. 29, and continued the...

Council seeks transparency on use of Prop P revenues

County Executive Steve Stenger announces higher police salaries June 22 along with St. Louis County Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Patterson, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar.

October 13, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council is looking to bring more transparency and accountability to its half of the $86 million in Proposition P money slated to be collected each year. Approved by voters in April, Prop P is a half-cent countywide sales tax that...

Musick Road closed through next spring for bridge replacement project

Musick Road closed through next spring for bridge replacement project

October 10, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Musick Road is closed through next spring to replace a deteriorated bridge, causing delays for residents trying to get to Grant’s Farm, the Grant’s View Branch County Library and the new Dressel Elementary School. The bridge, which is...

No students injured in Special School District bus collision

No students injured in Special School District bus collision

October 7, 2017

No students were injured when a car pulled out in front of a Special School District bus in south county Tuesday, officials said. About 2:54 p.m. Tuesday, a car pulling out of Suntrup Nissan at 6000 S. Lindbergh Blvd. turned onto Lindbergh and cut off the full-size SSD bus, which was carrying two...

Legislator representing south county resigns to pursue Jefferson County executive post

October 6, 2017

One of south county’s state legislative seats is now vacant after its Jefferson County-based legislator resigned to pursue election as Jefferson County’s county executive. Rep. John McCaherty, R-High Ridge, resigned from his 97th District legislative seat Sept. 15, he announced on social media. ...

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