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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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New captain named at Mehlville Fire

The Mehlville Fire Protection District promoted firefighter-medic Kelley Kirkpatrick to the rank of captain last month. Kirkpatrick, pictured above with Chief Brian Hendricks, is stationed out of the No. 6 Firehouse at Becker Road in Oakville.  

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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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PHOTOS: Summer fun at the library

Star Wars, Mad Mixtures, free lunch  Pictured above: Grant’s View Branch kicked off summer at the ninth annual Star Wars Fan Fest, with games, costumes, snow cones and more. Photos courtesy of the St. Louis County Library.

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