James Layton

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

Pictured above: 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  Editor’s Note: According to an amended add-on agenda sent out Tuesday morning for the July 23 County Council meeting, County Executive Sam Page nominated Wellston Mayor Nathaniel Griffin, a Democrat,

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Dueling Port Authorities face off in lawsuit

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

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Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

Pictured above: St. Louis County police and first responders from the Affton Fire Protection District gather outside an apartment complex  in October after it was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is appealing its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District to the Missouri Supreme Court, and adding a

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Crestwood and Affton get their days in court

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A judge could soon rule on the lawsuit between the city of Crestwood and the Affton Fire Protection District, after the case got its day in court this fall. Crestwood filed a lawsuit in May 2017 in Cole County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of two state laws requiring

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AFPD, state officials seek dismissal of Crestwood lawsuit

The Affton Fire Protection District is asking that a lawsuit filed against it by the city of Crestwood be dismissed because, among other claims, fire district attorneys say city officials waited too long to file a suit. Crestwood is suing the Affton Fire Protection District, or AFPD, Gov. Eric Greitens and Attorney General Josh Hawley

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