St. Louis County News

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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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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Storms expected overnight could bring hail or tornadoes

Storms expected Wednesday night into Thursday morning in the St. Louis region could bring hail and even tornadoes, the National Weather Service St. Louis said. The NWS said that residents of the region should set up weather alerts in case of severe weather. With hail, possible tornadoes and “damaging wind gusts” anticipated, a weather radio

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Crestwood uses Community Development Block Grant for city needs

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously voted last week to use the city’s 2020 Community Block Grant funds to defray the cost of constructing handicapped-accessible access to the front of City Hall. Cities and St. Louis County receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. The HUD website states

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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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St. Louis County subpoena so broad that prosecutors extend deadline

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The federal subpoena served on St. Louis County government is so voluminous that county attorneys worked out a deal to respond to it

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