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Election tension running high in Sunset Hills

Billy Busch, center, with incoming Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler at a Super Bowl party, in a picture posted to Fribis' Facebook page for her mayoral candidacy in 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2020

With general municipal elections looming next week, tensions among Sunset Hills officials were on display at what was supposed to have been the board’s last meeting before the originally scheduled April election. For breaking news including an ethics complaint made by Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn a...

Crestwood continuing as normal for now after pandemic, flooding

Crestwood City Hall

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

The city of Crestwood has survived a pandemic and a flood in the last year, and so far, city operations are continuing as normal. But some big decisions are still to come on how to balance this year’s budget since the city relies mostly on sales taxes, which have plummeted during the county and state’s...

Winter Brothers project spurs comments on flooding

The city of Sunset Hills provided sandbags to residents impacted by flooding in 2017. Volunteers responded in force to the city’s call to fill the sandbags at Watson Trail Park, above.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A presentation by Winter Brothers Material Company about plans to raise its 15-acre property a foot above the Meramec River flood plain generated concern about future flooding among some residents at last month’s Sunset Hills Board of Ald...

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

January 9, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the leaked news that nonprofit organization Better Together was proposing a sweeping city-county merger that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one new “megacity” that would be one of the largest cities in the nat...

Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, is expected to crest Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County residents affected by flooding could receive buyouts after St. Louis County filed for flood relief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Louis County filed in September seeking potential buyouts for 17 homes in the Lema...

Engineer who worked on flood walls wants to clarify misconceptions

Letters to the editor

October 9, 2019

Letters to the Editor To the editor: As a civil engineer who was project manager on three levees or flood walls along the Missouri River or a tributary prior to 1993, not one of those failed in 1993. Therefore, I would like to clarify a misconception that is widely believed. First, a 100-year or 500...

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

October 1, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published July 22, 1993 Highway officials said last week they will inspect five bridges along the Meramec River before reopening them to traffic after flooding recedes. Bridges at Telegraph, Lemay Ferry, Tesson Ferry and Old Gravois roads are of primary int...

All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

All Wet: Experts urge caution when flooding resides

September 19, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Originally published July 15, 1993 Experts are warning flood victims to use caution when returning to their homes after flood waters begin to recede. National Weather Service expects the Meramec, Missouri and Mississippi rivers to crest Satur...

Gephardt tours flood damaged area

Gephardt tours flood damaged area

August 12, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published June 3, 1993 Congressman Richard Gephardt, D-MO., met with residents of flooded regions of the Meramec River Friday to discuss relief options and survey damages caused by recent floods. Gephardt met with residents along the Meramec between Lemay Ferry and ...

South County flooding victims are cleaning up, waiting for a disaster declaration

The Alabama Avenue Bridge, at the intersection of River City Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible as floodwater from the River des Peres continue to rise Thursday, May 30. 8,000 feet of sandbag were put in place along the River des Peres to mitigate flooding of nearby homes in South County and south St. Louis city. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Although the flood waters along the River Des Peres have receded, residents in Lemay and other parts of South County are still trying to clean up the aftermath of near record-setting floods that affected the area this summer. On Aug....

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