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Police Association alleges council voted to ‘misappropriate’ Prop P tax on jail’s nurses

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

June 6, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Police Association promised to call out any elected officials that the police union saw misspending money from Proposition P, and the union has called out the County Council for the first alleged “misappropriation”...

County Council overrides five vetoes from Stenger on Charter amendments

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

June 5, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council came out with their strongest words yet against County Executive Steve Stenger last week as they overrode five of his vetoes. The council overrode Stenger’s vetoes of two bills and three proposed county Charter amendments...

Council eyes changes to its Charter

Council eyes changes to its Charter

May 10, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To see a related article, click here. Among the changes the County Council is trying to make to the St. Louis County Charter is the council’s now-familiar contention that it needs its own legal representation when it encounters disputes with...

County auditor has yet to produce a single audit after a year on the job

County auditor has yet to produce a single audit after a year on the job

February 27, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A year into the job, county Auditor Mark Tucker has still not produced a single audit. The alliance that has controlled the County Council for the past year, 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, and three Democrats, hired Tucker on...

Special prosecutor assigned to probe if Trakas violated Charter requirements

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February 21, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A special prosecutor is investigating whether 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is violating the county Charter’s requirements for office by serving as an attorney for public school districts. County Circuit Judge D...

Majority of council members remain at odds with Stenger

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

February 15, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A majority of the County Council is accusing County Executive Steve Stenger of using intimidation and threats to get his way, but Stenger dismissed the claims as “election-year ankle-biting.” The allegations leveled by the council span...

Trakas says conflict-of-interest probe nothing more than ‘political witch hunt’

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announces last year that he is dropping charges against former Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer, who was accused of allegedly assaulting a Fenton bicyclist by hitting him with his car.

January 18, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A judge is considering whether 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, has a conflict of interest that could remove him from office, but Trakas believes the investigation is nothing more than a “political witch hunt.” ...

Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 10, 2018

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for...

New year begins with executive order from Stenger cutting council’s budget

County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council last year, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 9, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger issued an executive order last week slashing the County Council budget, which council members had increased last month while cutting every other county department’s 2018 spending. Coming just hours before the f...

County police pack council meeting; urge OK of promised raises

Officers and sergeants from the St. Louis County Police Department applaud as fellow officer and union representative Derek Machens calls for raises at an Oct. 12, 2017, hearing at the County Council. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 18, 2017

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...

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