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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...

St. Louis will host the 2020 U.S. gymnastics Olympic team trials

St. Louis will host the 2020 U.S. gymnastics Olympic team trials

April 24, 2019

St. Louis will host the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team trials ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that they awarded the bid for the 2020 team trials to St. Louis.  The event will take place at Enterprise Center June 25...

DeAndre Thomas named new principal of Kennerly Elementary

An incoming Kennerly kindergartener slides at 'Popsicles with the Principal' in 2018 on the school's playground.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 14, 2019

Former Truman Elementary School educator DeAndre Thomas will return to Lindbergh Schools as the newest principal of Kennerly Elementary School, effective July 1. The Lindbergh Board of Education unanimously voted to hire him for the position Tuesday. He will replace current Principal Todd Morgan, wh...

Better Together provides answers at first town hall, but maybe not the ones crowd wanted

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 14, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Attendees at the first Better Together town hall last week got some answers about the proposed St. Louis city-county merger — but maybe not the ones they wanted. The second of eight town-hall meetings from Better Together happens at 6 p.m. Thursday...

Better Together says merger could save over $1 billion a year by 2032

Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, left, answers questions about the merger alongside Stenger, Krewson and Washinton University Chancellor Mark Wrighton at a press conference after the  campaign kickoff. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 26, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The backers of a city-county merger for St. Louis County and city are saying that the plan will save taxpayers across the region $55 million a year from the start and up to $1 billion annually a decade after the start of the new megacity....

Dog euthanized by St. Louis County tests negative for rabies

Dog euthanized by St. Louis County tests negative for rabies

February 26, 2019

Faust, the dog that was euthanized Feb. 11 by St. Louis County after biting a veterinary technician at an animal hospital, did not have rabies after all. Faust was found two weeks ago by a postal worker, nearly frozen to death, and brought to Stray Rescue of St. Louis to be treated. Stray Rescue, a n...

Missouri attorney general launches investigation into ‘day care fight club’

Missouri attorney general launches investigation into 'day care fight club'

February 22, 2019

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Wednesday that his office is investigating the teachers who allegedly led a “day care fight club” in the city of St. Louis after prosecutors claimed there is not enough evidence to charge them with a crime. In a video originally obtained by Fox 2...

Schnucks carjacking victims’ car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

Schnucks carjacking victims' car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

February 22, 2019

Police have recovered the car taken in an armed carjacking at the Schnucks at Butler Hill Road in south county Tuesday but are still searching for the man they say carjacked a couple in their 60s in broad daylight. The suspect, armed with a gun, is alleged to have demanded the couple's 2014 Chevrole...

MSD wants new stormwater fees in April election

MSD wants new stormwater fees in April election

February 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is proposing to tackle flooding and erosion by adding a new charge to the bill of every customer, including nonprofit entities and those with septic systems. The MSD Board of Trustees voted unani...

Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has been a lot of things in life: Affton native. Rock singer. Certified public accountant. Criminal defense attorney. Municipal prosecutor. Councilman. County executive. And if a plan for a St. Louis city-county merger goes t...

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