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Days before city-county merger withdrawn, Missouri House overwhelmingly approved resolution for local vote

Rep. David Gregory and Rep. Jim Murphy speak to South County students honored at the state capitol with the

May 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A resolution that would require that any merger of St. Louis County and city be approved by a local vote was approved by the Missouri House last week, just ahead of the decision by backers of the proposed merger to withdraw the plan for no...

Crestwood honors Ward 3’s Jerry Miguel

Crestwood City Hall

May 8, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Crestwood honored outgoing Ward 3 Alderman Jerry Miguel with a city resolution and plaque at the April 23 Board of Aldermen meeting. Miguel had served as Ward 3 alderman continuously since April 2016, and was the Ward 3 alderman fr...

Contentious emergency meeting ends with Page as county executive

After the emergency County Council meeting to select County Executive Sam Page, then the council chair, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, talked to reporters about problems she saw in the selection process. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Even as new St. Louis County Executive Sam Page pledged to unify county government after the swift downfall of former County Executive Steve Stenger this week, the contentious emergency meeting and process leading to Page’s succession mig...

Inside the courtroom at Stenger’s arraignment on federal charges

In this still taken from a video by Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio, former County Executive Steve Stenger, right, listens as his attorney Scott Rosenblum makes remarks to reporters after Stenger's arraignment April 29, 2019, on federal corruption charges.

May 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Editor's note: Just before this article was published, federal prosecutors said former County Executive Steve Stenger will plead guilty Friday. Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday after being indicted by a grand jury April 25 for a ...

Tattoo parlors allowed in Sunset Hills after a tie-breaker

Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 1, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Tattoo parlors could soon set up shop in Sunset Hills after the Board of Aldermen voted April 23 to approve an ordinance that would add tattoo establishments as a use in the PD-LI Zoning District, with Mayor Pat Fribis casting the tiebrea...

Colombo is board president over Baebler; she hoped to be city’s first female aldermanic president

Sunset Hills Police Department

April 30, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Ward 4 Alderman Mark Colombo was named the president of the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen April 23, after a 5-3 vote over Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler. Colombo defeated Baebler and Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price for the position. Col...

Dueling Port Authorities face off in lawsuit

County Counselor Peter Krane responds to a question from County Council members at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 25, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The lawsuit between St. Louis County’s dueling Port Authorities had its first airing in court last week. After 40 minutes of arguments, a motion to dismiss the case which will decide which St. Louis County Port Authority is the leg...

Mehlville hosts regional STEM summit to display teaching techniques

Mehlville hosts regional STEM summit to display teaching techniques

April 23, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District showed off its strategies for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a regional STEM Symposium held for educators across five states last month. The symposium, held March 6 and March...

Sunset Hills cluster home proposal withdrawn by developer

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.

April 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents opposed to the proposal for a cluster home development at the Krueger family house property on Robyn Road in Sunset Hills will get their way after all, but not by a vote through the Board Aldermen. Developer Fischer & F...

Crestwood rejects car wash a second time

The BriteWorX location in Columbia, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 17, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Crestwood Board of Aldermen rejected a car wash proposed for Watson Road a second time last week, after initially rejecting it at the board’s March 26 meeting and then voting to reconsider the proposal. Aldermen rejected an ordinance to gra...

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