Ballwin News

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

Pictured above, from left: Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, addresses the Tesson Ferry Democrat Organization at its September 2019 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Right: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist

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

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 United States. U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry handed down a sentence Aug.

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Stenger accomplice John Rallo pleads guilty in federal corruption case

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

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MSD panel sets hearings on 2018 rate hike

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 year or $2.25 per month for the average

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Bill decreasing hair braiding regulations heads to governor’s desk

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 years. “It’s gotten a little bit better at every step,” Dogan

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MFPD medical director Dr. Chris Bosche dies

Dr. Christopher J. “Chris” Bosche died Sept. 12. Dr. Bosche battled cancer for nearly three years, a result of his exposure as a Ground Zero responder after the 9/11 attacks in New York City. He served as medical director of the Mehlville Fire Protection District since mid-2008. Dr. Bosche was an emergency room physician at

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South county native seeks Democratic nod to challenge Wagner

A south county native has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, in the 2nd Congressional District. Mark Osmack, a fourth-generation St. Louisan, was born and raised in south county. He attended public schools and graduated from Lindbergh High School before attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. During

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