Ernie Trakas

Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

Pictured above: River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, was inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, was expected to crest the next Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South

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First food truck garden in state coming to Affton after approval

Pictured above: rendering of the proposed Affton Plaza food truck garden. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Missouri’s first food truck garden will be coming to St. Louis next year, overcoming objections from some of its neighbors in Affton with St. Louis County Council approval. As first reported by The Call, developers of the Affton

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Adworth Senior Living plan is OK’d by Planning Commission

Pictured above: The future location of Adworth Senior Living at 1250 and 1301 Adworth Drive. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County could get more senior housing in plans under consideration by St. Louis County. The county Planning Commission voted 7-0 last week to recommend approval of a senior living

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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 says he’s running again for council; Burns is challenging

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Just after Rep. Bob Burns announced last week that he is running for the St. Louis County Council representing South County in 2020, incumbent 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas said he’s running again. Trakas, 69, is a Republican from Oakville who had not yet officially announced that he is

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