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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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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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GALLERY: Lindbergh soccer girls repeat as district champs

In a 1-0 overtime defeat of Mehlville May 15, the Lindbergh girls soccer team was crowned district champion the second year in a row. After neither team scored in regulation, the game went into overtime, with Flyer Kati Miller delivering the game-winning goal against Panther goalie Loren Van Dover. Above, Lindbergh junior Maura Haegele, right,

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