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Another open house to be held on Meramec pedestrian bridge; feedback mixed so far

Pictured above: A proposed rendering of the pedestrian bridge project. Rendering courtesy of Great River Greenway.

October 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents can weigh in again on a pedestrian bridge proposed for the north side of the new westbound Interstate 44 bridge over the Meramec River after the project received a mix of positive and negative feedback from the 169 attendees at...

Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

Then-council chairman Sam Page listens to Police Chief John Belmar during a committee meeting in 2018. Now County Executive, Page will renegotiate the lease for The Crossings, formerly Northwest Plaza mall. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 8, 2019

Forand excited for ‘honor’ of representing South County By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Members of the St. Louis County Council are pushing back against County Executive Sam Page’s nine selections for the city-county Board of Freeholders because, among other reasons, on...

Page names Board of Freeholders; only one from South County, only one from unincorporated

Mantovani talks with Amy Stuber of Creve Coeur and John Snodgrass of Richmond Heights. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 1, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced his appointments to the Board of Freeholders Tuesday, and of the nine freeholders, only one is from South County and only one is from unincorporated St. Louis County. The Board of Freeholders will consider changing the structure of local government in St. Loui...

Wednesday is National Coffee with a Cop Day; have a cuppa with St. Louis County police

Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 1, 2019

The St. Louis County Police Department is joining National Coffee with a Cop Day for the first time this year. Local precinct officers will participate in the national event Wednesday, Oct. 2. The public is invited to join officers and command staff for coffee and conversation. Each precinct will have its own locati...

Unincorporated residents get more representation in zoning plans

Pictured above: A map of the unincorporated portions of south St. Louis County.

October 1, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Officials in St. Louis County are looking at various initiatives to give unincorporated county residents more representation on the county Planning Commission and in local zoning decisions. The St. Louis County Planning Commission only...

After 40 years, St. Louis County Crime Commission starts meeting again Thursday

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar speak at a press conference after the February 2019 trial of Trenton Forster, who was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Officer Blake Snyder. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 18, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County officials are trying to come up with ways to combat the county crime problem — including a wave of killings of children — with a commission that already existed but hasn't met in 40 years. St. Louis County has appar...

It’s official: St. Louis gets an MLS team, building on city’s ‘rich soccer tradition’

The female-majority team ownership of the new St. Louis MLS team, announced Aug. 20, 2019.

August 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After decades of hoping for St. Louis soccer fans, it’s official: The city will get a Major League Soccer team. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Tuesday in St. Louis that MLS has awarded an expansion team to the city, ca...

Open house held on Interstate 44 pedestrian bridge

Open house held on Interstate 44 pedestrian bridge

August 15, 2019

The community is invited to provide public feedback on a new pedestrian bridge that will be built on the north side of the new westbound Interstate 44 bridge over the Meramec River. Project partners Great Rivers Greenway and the cities of Sunset Hills, Kirkwood and Fenton invite residents of the region ...

Take our poll: Do you agree with former County Executive Steve Stenger’s prison sentence?

Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger's sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 10, 2019

A judge sentenced former County Executive Steve Stenger to 46 months in prison Friday, the top end of the sentencing guidelines under his plea deal for orchestrating a pay-to-play scheme. U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry also ordered him to pay a $250,000 fine and confirmed the $130,000 restitu...

Stenger sentenced to four years in prison for pay-to-play scheme

Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger's sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 9, 2019

Pictured above: Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger's sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News ...

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