St. Louis County News

Council drops bill to bolster retirement fund

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council last month dropped County Executive Steve Stenger’s proposals to shore up the county retirement fund, connecting the decision to Proposition P’s potential impact on the fund as county police officers receive higher raises and then higher pensions. To design a more sustainable county retirement system, the

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County police pack council meeting; urge OK of promised raises

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Police officers packed a County Council meeting last week to urge that their promised raises under Proposition P be approved as soon as possible, but some council members want to take their time with the plan. Voters weighed in on average 30-percent raises for the St. Louis County Police

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OHS student honored for science research

Of 96 aspiring student scientists who attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis STARS program this summer, Oakville High School student Preethi Tumati is one of 32 students receiving special recognition for their outstanding research presentations. The Partnership of Research Institution’s Award for Excellence in Research is being presented to Preethi and other outstanding participants after

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Southwest Regional Economic Summit slated; deadline to sign up today

The Crestwood/Sunset Hills, Fenton Area and Kirkwood-Des Peres Area chambers of commerce have again partnered for the Southwest Regional Economic Summit that will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Sunset Country Club, 9555 S. Geyer Road. “As the area formulates its economic development strategy, we are looking to business, legislative,

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Council seeks transparency on use of Prop P revenues

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council is looking to bring more transparency and accountability to its half of the $86 million in Proposition P money slated to be collected each year. Approved by voters in April, Prop P is a half-cent countywide sales tax that was effective Oct. 1 for “police and

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UPDATED: Crestwood aldermen grant 60-day extension for mall demolition

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen adopted an ordinance granting a 60-day demolition extension to the developer of the former Crestwood Plaza site at Watson and Sappington roads. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the ordinance amending a redevelopment agreement between developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago and the city to provide for

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South County Chamber honors Larry Volk as Citizen of the Year

The South County Chamber of Commerce recently named Lawrence J. Volk as its Citizen of the Year for 2016. This prestigious award recognizes Volk for consistent excellence in professional and community leadership; significant contributions to the welfare of the community through participation and involvement; and freely giving time and energy for positive economic growth and

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Fresh Thyme opens Green Park location Wednesday

Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market will open its Green Park location Wednesday, kicking off a week of festivities in honor of the grand opening. The organic grocery store opens at the former site of the Tesson Ferry Branch County Library, 9920 Lin Ferry Drive. Doors open to the public at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, when

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