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Grassroots opposition rallies against merger

The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 14, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lines are being drawn in the battle for and against a St. Louis city-county merger, or the “creation of a new city,” depending on how you want to frame it. A $25 million campaign to create a new St. Louis “metro city” is gearing up to first gather...

Jason Landherr named new Mehlville High School principal

A worker places new letters on the front of Mehlville Senior High School as one of the final touches of Proposition P improvements at the school.

February 11, 2019

Jason Landherr will be the new principal of Mehlville High School beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, succeeding longtime Principal Denise Swanger. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted Feb. 7 to hire Landherr, who has served as an assistant principal at the school since 2012. Several ...

Better Together announces four town hall meetings, including one in south county

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 11, 2019

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Monday, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, St. Louis County Exe...

Despite troubled history, Forster made a choice to kill Snyder, prosecutors argue

Officer Blake Snyder's father, mother, wife, son and other family members attend a dedication at the Affton Fire Protection District for the new Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway on Oct. 27, 2018. Snyder was killed over two years ago while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Green Park. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Prosecutors in the trial of a man accused of killing a St. Louis County police officer from the Affton Southwest Precinct are making the argument that Officer Blake Snyder’s murder happened from Trenton Forster’s choices, not mental il...

Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has been a lot of things in life: Affton native. Rock singer. Certified public accountant. Criminal defense attorney. Municipal prosecutor. Councilman. County executive. And if a plan for a St. Louis city-county merger goes t...

Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school.

January 31, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent on schools statewide, three south county school districts and the Special S...

Schools close Wednesday in Mehlville and Lindbergh due to record wind chills

Schools close Wednesday in Mehlville and Lindbergh due to record wind chills

January 29, 2019

All schools in the Mehlville School District and Lindbergh Schools will close Wednesday due to the wind chill warning issued by the National Weather Service, which projects record lows. Lindbergh canceled all before, after school and evening activities, and officials said they expect for school to be ...

Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis with city-county merger

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

January 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If voters across Missouri agree, all of St. Louis County and city could be consolidated by 2022 into one large “metro city” under a single government – including one mayor, council and police department – that backers say will save mo...

Lindbergh alumnus Derik Scott competes in ‘Titan Games’ with ‘The Rock’ on NBC

Derik Scott

January 23, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com One of Lindbergh High School’s alumni will be front and center on prime-time television Thursday as he competes on NBC’s “The Titan Games,” hosted and produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Derik Scott, a 2006 graduate of LHS a...

Three-county police chase starts with south county robbery, suspects get away

Three-county police chase starts with south county robbery, suspects get away

January 23, 2019

A police chase that ended across the river in Illinois Tuesday started in south county with the robbery of a tow truck driver at Butler Hill Road and Interstate 55. The St. Louis County Police Department received a call about the robbery of the tow truck driver around 3:14 p.m. The victim was uninju...

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