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$10,000 reward offered to find suspect in Concord armed bank robbery

$10,000 reward offered to find suspect in Concord armed bank robbery

May 9, 2019

The Electro Savings Credit Union is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the “armed and dangerous” person who robbed the bank last week. Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department are still working the case and are exploring the idea that the suspect is not f...

From county executive to felon in five days: Stenger pleads guilty

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, left, and Stenger's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, right, exit the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse Friday, May 3, after Stenger pleaded guilty to three counts of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. A sentencing hearing will be held Aug. 9. Stenger faces to three to four years in federal prison. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In the span of five days last week, Steve Stenger went from St. Louis County executive to a felon who is likely headed to federal prison for public corruption. Stenger pleaded guilty last week in a plea deal with a recommended sentence...

Better Together withdraws merger plan due to statewide vote, Stenger

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 7, 2019

A city-county merger for St. Louis is off the table, for now anyway. Better Together’s campaign committee Unite STL announced Monday it is withdrawing its petition for a statewide vote on a merger in November 2020 and will go back to the drawing board to figure out a legal way to make a merger ha...

Stenger pleads guilty to federal corruption charges; plea deal calls for 3-4 years in prison

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3, 2019, 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 was unsealed that morning, prompting Stenger to resign as county executive minutes later. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty Friday to three federal corruption charges, agreeing to a plea deal with a recommended sentence of three to five years in prison. He will be sentenced Aug. 9 by U.S. District Judge Cathe...

Police release photos of ‘armed and dangerous’ Concord bank robbery suspect

Police release photos of 'armed and dangerous' Concord bank robbery suspect

May 3, 2019

Police are searching for an “armed and dangerous” suspect following a bank robbery at a Concord credit union Thursday. Around 6 p.m. Thursday, police say a man robbed at gunpoint Electro Savings Credit Union, 12400 Tesson Ferry Road in the same shopping plaza as Dierbergs. The man displayed a gun...

Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 2, 2019

Former County Executive Steve Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday morning, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors sent a notice that they will hold a guilty plea hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the case of “United States of America vs. Steven V. Stenger.” Prosecutors say Stenger orchestrated a...

County Council selects Sam Page as county executive after Stenger resigns

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a whirlwind turn of events Monday in St. Louis County, County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, is the county's new leader after County Executive Steve Stenger resigned when a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of pay-...

Stenger indicted on federal charges, resigns; council selects new county executive

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his Aug. 7 victory party. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger resigned Monday after a federal grand jury indicted him last week for bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest services.  County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, called an emergency meeting a...

Missouri House passes Gregory’s carjacking law

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 24, 2019

By Anna Lewis Missouri News Network The Missouri House passed a slew of legislation April 15, including bills that deal with carjacking, an emergency income tax extension and digital driver’s licenses. Lawmakers passed HB 966, sponsored by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, which would make veh...

Officer Snyder’s widow forgives husband’s killer at sentencing; Forster gets life without parole

Elizabeth Snyder, wife of slain St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, and Dick Snyder, Blake Snyder's father, react to the sentencing of Trenton Forster in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Thursday, April 18, 2019. 
Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

April 19, 2019

Elizabeth Snyder, wife of slain St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, and Dick Snyder, Blake Snyder's father, react to the sentencing of Trenton Forster in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Pool Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com By Gloria Lloyd News Editor gloria...

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