Green Park News

Better Together resubmits plan to state after withdrawing it last week; no major changes

Pictured above: St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson addresses the crowd at the Better Together rollout, as St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger looks on. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Better Together refiled its petition Monday with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office for a proposed Constitutional amendment that would merge

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Green Park board opposes a city-county merger

Mayors and aldermen across south county are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including the Green Park Board of Aldermen, which discussed it Jan. 22. “I know 15 years ago when I was talking about this, people would look at me like I was crazy, but…this is for real,” said

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Grassroots opposition rallies against merger

Pictured above: 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 glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lines are being drawn in the battle for and against a St. Louis city-county merger, or the “creation of

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Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune to public-records requests. The changes, amended to a

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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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Murphy, O’Donnell to host first town halls

Pictured above, from left to right: 94th District candidates Jim Murphy and Jean Pretto and 95th District candidates Michael O’Donnell and Mike Walter at the candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Mehlville High School in St. Louis. All four candidates are new to Legislature. Photo by Bill Milligan. Two new south county state legislators will host

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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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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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