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Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed layout and location of the St. Louis Bomber’s rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Comments for and against the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club’s proposal for fields in Sunset Hills dominated the majority of the Board of Aldermen meeting last

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Trakas is under investigation for sexual harassment; he says allegations are ‘retaliatory’

Pictured above: Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto at an Ethics Committee hearing in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas. In a statement read to a reporter, Trakas said

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Trakas, Fitch reject lowering buffer for medical marijuana

Pictured above: HCI, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Update: At the Planning Commission’s Aug. 19 meeting, the commission voted to expand the buffer for all medical marijuana facilities to 1,000 feet.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County still doesn’t have zoning in place for marijuana

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Former CEO of city-county economic agency sentenced to probation in Stenger scheme

Pictured above: Former Economic Development Partnership CEO Sheila Sweeney, second from left, and her team of attorneys arrive at the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse Friday. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Sheila Sweeney, the former CEO of the St. Louis joint city-county economic development agency, was sentenced to probation

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Charter panel weighs changes to appeals

In a series of public Board of Equalization hearings July 25, commercial and residential property owners try to convince that they properties are worth less than originally assessed.  The current Board of Equalization is comprised of three members; under the Charter Commission’s potential proposal, the Board of Equalization would expand to possibly three boards, with

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Open house held on Interstate 44 pedestrian bridge

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 to an open house

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Fellow former county executive asks for leniency for Stenger; South County objects

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 Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  One of Steve Stenger’s fellow former county

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

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 Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com This is a developing story. Check back

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