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Known for work with federal courts, Doug Burris tapped as head of troubled St. Louis County jail

The Buzz Westfall St. Louis County Justice Center, as seen in June 2019. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor September 16, 2020

The troubled St. Louis County jail will get its third director in three weeks in Doug Burris, a nationally known retired federal probation officer who will take the job as acting jail director starting...

Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes

Charter Commission offers new Charter with no major changes
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter January 21, 2020

After a year marred by a late start, absentee members and conflict over procedures, the St. Louis County Charter Commission has wrapped up its job of studying and recommending changes to the county Charter...

Charter Commission sends 14 changes to ballot, but major ideas fail in voting

Charter Commission sends 14 changes to ballot, but major ideas fail in voting
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter December 30, 2019

The Charter Commission wrapped up the process of approving proposals and voting on ballot measures for amendments to the Charter with only one meeting left in its year to review and recommend changes to...

Fellow former county executive asks for leniency for Stenger; South County objects

Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger's sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor August 14, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  One of Steve Stenger’s fellow former county executives wrote to the judge in his corruption case to ask that he serve no time in prison,...

Commission plagued with vacancies as it aims for vote on changes to Charter

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
July 23, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Editor's Note: According to an amended add-on agenda sent out Tuesday morning for the July 23 County Council meeting, County Executive...

No surprise: Jeff Wagener leaves St. Louis County Charter Commission

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
May 17, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21, with Chairman Gene McNary, a former county executive, shown in the middle and Jeff Wagener, a former County Councilman,...

In third meeting, St. Louis County Charter Commission decides how it will operate

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
April 12, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission held its third meeting last week, deciding how it will operate for the rest of its tenure this...

Charter Commission set to start meeting weekly

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
April 2, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Three months into its...

County Charter Commission kicks off with resignation and Better Together debate

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
February 25, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter...

H.C. Milford dies; was the last Republican county executive

In this archive photo from 1990, St. Louis County Executive Henry C. Milford told OMC Chamber members that city officials would have no control over money from a hotel/motel tax being considered Apr. 3 by residents of St. Louis County. Milford added that St. Louis County would not be forced to make up the difference if revenue from the tax failed to produce the county's share of the operations budget. Photo by Bill Milligan.
May 29, 2018

Former St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford was remembered after his death last month by the County Council and others who knew him as an old-fashioned type of politician who was a “legendary...

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