As the County Turns

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announced they are coming — and those didn’t even make it

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Bell’s Day 1 changes opposed by police

Pictured above: Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  As promised, new St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney

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County Council heads to court in lawsuit vs. Stenger

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council got its day in court last week against County Executive Stenger, the second time in several weeks that the sides went before a judge to argue over whether Stenger has

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Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two of the three seats on the County Council that represent south county will get new legislators next year. Political newcomer Lisa Clancy of Maplewood defeated two-term incumbent 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, for election in the Democratic primary Aug. 7. Since no Republican filed for the

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Relationship between Stenger and council shows no signs of thawing after the election

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 relationship between County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council shows no signs of thawing after Stenger seemingly won re-election Aug. 7.

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An unusual headline: County Council and Stenger actually get along

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 County Executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis County Council actually got along this week, in what seemed to be a turnaround from the turmoil

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Voters to consider pair of St. Louis County Charter amendments Tuesday

Pictured above: From left, 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, and County Executive Steve Stenger listen at the Aug. 1 council meeting as council candidate Michael Burton says he’s no longer running against Dolan. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County

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Gallery: Port Authority board declines to answer questions

County Council members Ernie Trakas, right, and Colleen Wasinger talk before the council meeting July 27. The council called a special meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the Charter amendment that was pulled off the Aug. 7 primary ballot. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Members of the board of

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Stenger says he gets more done with a hostile County Council

County Executive Steve Stenger, councilman Sam Page and councilwoman Hazel Erby listen to public comments during the council meeting on July 24. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the rollercoaster relationship between County Executive Stenger and the County Council intensifying in the weeks leading up to Stenger’s re-election bid

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