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After county lawyers refused to settle $20 million discrimination case, outside attorneys take over

Chief Jon Belmar, right, speaks at the memorial for Officer Blake Snyder held at Affton High School the night Snyder was killed, Oct. 6, 2016, with Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, second from left, looking on. Photo by Bill Milligan.

November 13, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After three years of St. Louis County lawyers arguing against a sergeant who said he was told to “tone down his gayness” or never be promoted in the St. Louis County Police Department, the county is hiring outside attorneys to appeal a ...

Board of Freeholders set to start its meetings this week, without the city

Board of Freeholder appointee Carol Stoker and, pictured behind her in an orange tie, appointee Dr. Alex Garza. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 12, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger was set to meet for the first time this week after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still hasn’t approved its half of the board. The county freeholders...

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

Freeholders grilled by council; city ones fail

October 22, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council grilled County Executive Sam Page’s nine prospective appointees to the 19-member Board of Freeholders last week on issues ranging from their views on a potential city-county merger to whether they feel they can ...

Top 10 things to know about the St. Louis Wheel

Overlooking Union Station from the Wheel. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 27, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The much-anticipated St. Louis Wheel, the 200-foot Ferris wheel next to Union Station, will open to the public for the first rides Monday. The first ceremonial rides happened Tuesday, with Mayor Lyda Krewson catching the first spin aroun...

Board of Freeholders is happening: Krewson appoints for city, Page still taking applications

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 25, 2019

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Election authorities in the city and county on Monday certified signatures turned in by the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis to force the appointment of a Boar...

After 40 years, St. Louis County Crime Commission starts meeting again Thursday

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar speak at a press conference after the February 2019 trial of Trenton Forster, who was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Officer Blake Snyder. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 18, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County officials are trying to come up with ways to combat the county crime problem — including a wave of killings of children — with a commission that already existed but hasn't met in 40 years. St. Louis County has appar...

Apply to serve on Board of Freeholders; Page says board will be diverse

The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 18, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page is currently accepting applications for the Board of Freeholders, the group that can make changes to the St. Louis County-St. Louis city governance structure under the Missouri Constitution. The board will provide residents a “forum to discuss the future governmental ...

It’s official: St. Louis gets an MLS team, building on city’s ‘rich soccer tradition’

The female-majority team ownership of the new St. Louis MLS team, announced Aug. 20, 2019.

August 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After decades of hoping for St. Louis soccer fans, it’s official: The city will get a Major League Soccer team. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Tuesday in St. Louis that MLS has awarded an expansion team to the city, ca...

St. Louis County celebrates Pride Month like never before

Rainbow flags lined the walkway between the county Government Center in Clayton and the courthouse in June. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 11, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County emphasized gay pride much more than it ever has before for Pride Month in June, lining the Government Center with rainbow flags and temporarily turning the county logo into a rainbow. Discussion around LGBT Pride events was al...

Council votes to spend $240 million of county taxes to expand America’s Center downtown

Rendering of the renovated and expanded America's Center.

May 1, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council last month approved funding the $175 million renovation of America’s Center convention center in downtown St. Louis for the next 40 years, to the tune of $240 million. The county and St. Louis city both currently pay $6 million a...

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