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Trenton Forster convicted of first-degree murder

Pictured above: The Affton Southwest Precinct, as seen when residents decorated the patrol car of fallen Officer Blake Snyder after he was killed in the line of duty in October 2016. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After four hours of deliberation last week, a St. Louis County jury convicted Trenton Forster of first-degree murder with

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Sunset Hills overhauls Planning Commission

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen overhauled the Planning and Zoning Commission last month in an unusual competitive vote for a city committee. Current Planning and Zoning member Steve Young and former longtime Police Advisory Board President Frank Pellegrini were both unanimously appointed to represent Ward 3 on the

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Strolling Strings music trivia helps pay for trip

Pictured above: In 2003, the Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings performed in the 2003 National Festival of the States in Washington, D.C. Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings is holding a Music Trivia Night/Silent Auction that will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church, 4900 Ringer Road, Oakville. The group relies greatly

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Trakas appears at ‘Half-Time’ town halls

Pictured above: Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Sixth District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is hosting what he is calling “Half-Time” town halls at the two-year mark of his four-year term starting this weekend. In a Facebook post, he said he will discuss various issues at the

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Former Green Park Mayor Tony Konopka dies

Former Green Park Mayor Tony Konopka died at home in the city Jan. 28 after battling health issues. Konopka was first elected mayor in 2007, after serving four years as Ward 2 alderman. Konopka was re-elected for a second term as mayor in 2009 and a third term in 2011 before resigning in August 2012

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Jason Landherr named new Mehlville High School principal

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 highly qualified candidates applied for the position, and

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Sunset Hills dance instructor charged with statutory rape

A Sunset Hills operator of a hip-hop dance studio was charged with statutory rape last week. Nicholas Gates, 40, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was charged Jan. 24 with one count of statutory rape in the second degree. He is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. The probable-cause statement alleges that Gates had

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Officer Snyder’s killer convicted of first-degree murder, gets life without parole

Pictured above: Peggy Snyder, Officer Blake Snyder’s mother, hugs Green Park Officer Lacey McLean in the hallway outside the courtroom Friday after a jury convicted Trenton Forster of first-degree murder in the killing of Officer Snyder. Snyder’s father Dick is shown in the background. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After four

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Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Pictured above: To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. Across Oakville at Blades Elementary, classes celebrated the milestone by reading 100 books, searching for 100 things or doing 100 exercises, and Principal

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