Ernie Trakas

Precinct moves again; see its new design

Above: A rendering of the new Affton Southwest Precinct at Sappington and Gravois roads. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The plans for the new Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department are falling into place just as the precinct is moving to yet another temporary location. Since December, the precinct has

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Page will renegotiate St. Louis County’s Northwest Plaza lease

Then-council chairman Sam Page listens to Police Chief John Belmar during a committee meeting last summer. Now County Executive, Page will renegotiate the lease for The Crossings, formerly Northwest Plaza mall. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The owners of The Crossings at Northwest, the revamped former Northwest Plaza mall,

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FLOODING: Mississippi River forecast to reach second-highest level; South County residents evacuated

Pictured above: County Executive Sam Page sandbags Tuesday in Bellefontaine Neighbors, with the help of volunteers. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mississippi River will crest later than originally expected and at levels lower than the 1993 flood, but some South County residents have already been evacuated to an emergency shelter and others now

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Tower Tee is coming back: Affton native sets 2020 reopening

By Gloria Lloyd   News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Tower Tee is coming back. That was the news last week from developers McBride Homes and J.H. Berra Construction, who found a buyer for the former Affton golf course property in an Affton native who lives in Arizona, Steve Walkenbach, and his best friend and business partner, Lindbergh Board

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Republicans take majority on council, elect Trakas as chair

Pictured above: 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas cracks a smile after being named presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton, after former 5th District Councilman Sam Page’s ascent to county executive and 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby leaving to work for Page left the council without a chair or vice

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Erby, Trakas stay friendly after exchange during convention center vote

Pictured above: County Councilwoman Hazel Erby shakes the hand of a supporter who told her ‘You’re amazing’ after a contentious exchange with Councilman Ernie Trakas April 16. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The warm words between 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, and departing 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby,

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Contentious emergency meeting ends with Page as county executive

Pictured above: After the emergency County Council meeting to select County Executive Sam Page, then the council chair, new council chair and 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, talked to reporters about problems she saw in the selection process. Photos by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Even as new St. Louis

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Plan for convention center expansion dedicates funding for new North County projects

Pictured above: North County Recreation Complex By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The contentious debate on extending The Dome football stadium bonds for 40 years to expand the America’s Center convention center in downtown St. Louis came with a side discussion on whether the county should designate part of the funding specifically for North County. The

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