Beth Orwick

County settles Wildhaber case for $10.25 million

Pictured above: Chief Jon Belmar, right, speaks at the memorial for Officer Blake Snyder held at Affton High School the night Snyder was killed, Oct. 6, 2016, with then-Sgt. Keith Wildhaber looking on, second from left. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by

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Clancy elected chair of council; GOP rejected as vice chair

Pictured above: New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Democrats are officially back in control of

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Trakas sexual harassment probe ongoing

Pictured above: Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions Stinson attorney Andrew Scavotto during the Ethics Committee meeting July 24, 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A law firm is still conducting a sexual harassment investigation into St. Louis County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, but he said he’s

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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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Beth Orwick confirmed as new county counselor

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. The St. Louis County Council last week confirmed County Executive Sam Page’s choice for county counselor. Beth Orwick, a federal prosecutor, made her debut as county counselor, the lawyer who oversees all

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