St. Louis Call Newspapers

Some state parks close today, including Castlewood; state prisons won’t release inmates

Gov. Mike Parson gets his flu shot in October 2019.

By Jordan Meier, Missouri News Network

April 2, 2020

Parks and prisons were major topics at Gov. Mike Parson’s Tuesday update on COVID-19 in Missouri. This comes after a weekend of high traffic at many state parks, and questions about whether the governor will consider releasing nonviolent offenders from state prisons. State park closures Carol Comer, director o...

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

November 1, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist from Kirkwood is looking to turn a historically red state Senate district blue in 2020. State Rep. Deb Lavender, a Democrat, announced in May that she is launching a 2020 bid for state Se...

Former South County man sentenced to five years for supporting terrorism; will be deported

Former South County man sentenced to five years for supporting terrorism; will be deported

August 27, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The same day a federal judge sentenced former County Executive Steve Stenger to four years in prison on federal corruption charges, she sentenced a former South County resident to five-and-a-half years for supporting terrorism against the Un...

Stenger accomplice John Rallo pleads guilty in federal corruption case

Businessman John Rallo, left, walks out of court a convicted felon after pleading guilty Tuesday, along with his attorney John Rogers. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 18, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The businessman at the center of the pay-to-play federal corruption case that engulfed former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty to bribery Tuesday and will likely serve time in prison. John Rallo, 53, formerly of St. L...

Infectious disease outbreak hits St. Louis County, possibly linked to premade salads

Infectious disease outbreak hits St. Louis County, possibly linked to premade salads

July 18, 2018

St. Louis County is seeing a breakout of the infectious disease cyclosporiasis, which is linked to fruits and vegetables contaminated with bacteria and might be spreading through premade salads, county officials said Wednesday. The county has seen 22 confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis since late May...

MSD panel sets hearings on 2018 rate hike

MSD panel sets hearings on 2018 rate hike

May 16, 2018

The Rate Commission of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is reviewing MSD’s latest proposal for a rate increase. The sewer district says that its 2018 stormwater capital rate proposal will address localized flooding and erosion problems. The annual charge is expected to be about $27 per ye...

Bill decreasing hair braiding regulations heads to governor’s desk

May 14, 2018

By Annika Merrilees Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — A bill decreasing regulations on hair braiding was voted through the Missouri House this month, and it will now move to the governor’s desk. State Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, said he has been working on House Bill 1500 for four ye...

Chief Jim Silvernail, who led Mehlville and Metro West fire districts, dies

Chief Jim Silvernail, who led Mehlville and Metro West fire districts, dies

April 30, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Former Mehlville Fire Protection District Chief Jim Silvernail, who died last week, will be remembered for his lasting impact on generations of first responders in the St. Louis region through his time as a chief of two fire districts and...

South St. Louis County News
Ballwin News