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Better Together withdraws merger plan due to statewide vote, Stenger

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 7, 2019

A city-county merger for St. Louis is off the table, for now anyway. Better Together’s campaign committee Unite STL announced Monday it is withdrawing its petition for a statewide vote on a merger in November 2020 and will go back to the drawing board to figure out a legal way to make a merger ha...

Contentious emergency meeting ends with Page as county executive

After the emergency County Council meeting to select County Executive Sam Page, then the council chair, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, talked to reporters about problems she saw in the selection process. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Even as new St. Louis County Executive Sam Page pledged to unify county government after the swift downfall of former County Executive Steve Stenger this week, the contentious emergency meeting and process leading to Page’s succession mig...

Stenger pleads guilty to federal corruption charges; plea deal calls for 3-4 years in prison

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3, 2019, after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Monday, April 29 after an April 25 indictment was unsealed that morning, prompting Stenger to resign as county executive minutes later. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty Friday to three federal corruption charges, agreeing to a plea deal with a recommended sentence of three to five years in prison. He will be sentenced Aug. 9 by U.S. District Judge Cathe...

Inside the courtroom at Stenger’s arraignment on federal charges

In this still taken from a video by Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio, former County Executive Steve Stenger, right, listens as his attorney Scott Rosenblum makes remarks to reporters after Stenger's arraignment April 29, 2019, on federal corruption charges.

May 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Editor's note: Just before this article was published, federal prosecutors said former County Executive Steve Stenger will plead guilty Friday. Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday after being indicted by a grand jury April 25 for a ...

Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 2, 2019

Former County Executive Steve Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday morning, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors sent a notice that they will hold a guilty plea hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the case of “United States of America vs. Steven V. Stenger.” Prosecutors say Stenger orchestrated a...

Stenger indicted on federal charges, resigns; council selects new county executive

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his Aug. 7 victory party. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger resigned Monday after a federal grand jury indicted him last week for bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest services.  County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, called an emergency meeting a...

Stenger’s office served with a federal subpoena; says he’ll cooperate

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 25, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A federal grand jury issued a subpoena to St. Louis County targeting St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and the relationship between his campaign donors and county contracts last week, and in an extraordinary move, the subpoena was public...

Stenger stops attending council meetings; says it’s become a ‘circus’

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web Exclusive update: Stenger attended the County Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, which happened after this article went to press.  The St. Louis County Council is asking “Where’s Steve?” after County Executive Steve Stenger stop...

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