Missouri News

County officials delay annual appropriation to Bi-State Development Agency

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Bi-State Development Agency is currently running Metro buses and trains without payment from St. Louis County after county officials delayed approval of the county’s annual appropriations for the transportation agency’s operations. The situation arose in part from the security issues facing the MetroLink light-rail system, which have caused

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Despite vote, MetroLink probe may not occur

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A County Council vote calling for an independent investigation into surveillance videos that appear to show police officers on MetroLink duty covering up cameras and slacking on the job does not necessarily mean that the investigation will actually happen. Police packed the council chambers at the July 25 meeting

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Gregory to host town-hall meeting

Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, will host a town-hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Grant’s View Branch County Library, 9700 Musick Road. Gregory plans to discuss the accomplishments of the past legislative session and discuss his goals for the upcoming session. The representative also will be available to answer questions. A

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School board members, administrators meet with McCaskill

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Kirkwood, met with public school board members and administrators from across Missouri in a series of meetings to discuss the importance of strong public schools and potential impacts of federal budget cuts. Mehlville Board of Education member Larry Felton, fourth from left, is among those school officials traveling to Washington, D.C.,

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Sunset Hills aldermen reject seeking grant for waterslide

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The idea excited officials who oversee the Sunset Hills Aquatic Center, but the first stand-up waterslide in the country does not appear to be coming to south county. The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 last week to reject a plan to partner with Grantwood Village and apply

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Mehlville superintendent takes oath as president-elect of national group

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines is in line to serve as the next leader of the nation’s largest superintendents’ organization after he was sworn in last week as president-elect of The School Superintendents’ Association, or AASA. Gaines was sworn in July 11 by Alton Frailey, retired superintendent of the Katy

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AFPD, state officials seek dismissal of Crestwood lawsuit

The Affton Fire Protection District is asking that a lawsuit filed against it by the city of Crestwood be dismissed because, among other claims, fire district attorneys say city officials waited too long to file a suit. Crestwood is suing the Affton Fire Protection District, or AFPD, Gov. Eric Greitens and Attorney General Josh Hawley

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Local thespians earn international honors

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Drama students from Mehlville High School came away from the recent International Thespian Festival with top honors. Mehlville students comprised half of the Missouri contingent at the annual conference, which celebrates student achievement in the performing arts. The students carpooled with drama director Alex Moore to the event in

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Council fighting changes to retirement plan it OK’d

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Council members are fighting back against changes they approved to the county retirement plan that appear to primarily benefit county Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch. The council unanimously approved the changes last November, despite a letter from County Executive Steve Stenger that noted that one of the changes would

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