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Officer Snyder’s widow forgives husband’s killer at sentencing; Forster gets life without parole

Elizabeth Snyder, wife of slain St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, and Dick Snyder, Blake Snyder’s father, react to the sentencing of Trenton Forster in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Pool Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com During the formal sentencing Thursday that sent

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Sunset Hills cluster home proposal withdrawn by developer

Pictured above: A ‘No Cluster Homes’ sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills. The vote on the proposed Fischer & Frichtel cluster home development has been delayed for a third time until the April 23 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents opposed to the proposal for a cluster home

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Another top Stenger staffer resigns in wake of federal investigation

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Another key member of County Executive Steve Stenger’s cabinet has resigned, becoming the second staffer to step down in the wake of a federal investigation into Stenger’s office. Lance LeComb, who served as a senior policy adviser for administration and strategic initiatives for Stenger, resigned abruptly Tuesday morning with

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Crestwood rejects car wash a second time

Pictured above: The BriteWorX location in Columbia, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Crestwood Board of Aldermen rejected a car wash proposed for Watson Road a second time last week, after initially rejecting it at the board’s March 26 meeting and then voting to reconsider the proposal. Aldermen rejected an

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Green Park offering grants to fix up houses

Green Park started a program last year to provide assistance to homeowners who want to fix up their houses, above and beyond the city’s existing partnership with St. Louis County to allocate Community Development Block Grants for grants to residents. “I take great pleasure in announcing to Green Park homeowners a new city-funded grant program

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Sunset Hills officials oppose proposed city-county merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenach@callnewspapers.com Cities across South County are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including city officials from Sunset Hills, who have promised to fight the merger and a statewide vote. “Our biggest concern for the city is that it would be residents outside of St. Louis

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Stenger’s chief of staff resigns, says it was planned since 2018

Pictured above: In this photo taken at County Executive Steve Stenger’s victory party in Sunset Hills in August, Stenger’s son Lincoln touches the head of Chief of Staff Bill Miller, who resigned last week. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  County Executive Steve Stenger’s chief of staff resigned last week, in

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Crestwood extends mall agreement because progress is in ‘late stages’

Pictured above: The rendering for the plaza at the proposed Crestwood City Center. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Walpert Properties has not yet announced tenants for the Crestwood mall redevelopment, but city officials extended the redevelopment agreement for six months because they believe the company’s plans are in the “late stages.” The Board of

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