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Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

January 9, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the leaked news that nonprofit organization Better Together was proposing a sweeping city-county merger that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one new “megacity” that would be one of the largest cities in the nat...

Bell outlines reforms at Oakville town hall

Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com To read a related article about Bell at the town hall, click here. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell hasn’t yet reached a year in office, but he’s already emphasizing how he is taking a different view of criminal just...

Officer Snyder’s widow forgives husband’s killer at sentencing; Forster gets life without parole

Elizabeth Snyder, wife of slain St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, and Dick Snyder, Blake Snyder's father, react to the sentencing of Trenton Forster in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Thursday, April 18, 2019. 
Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

April 19, 2019

Elizabeth Snyder, wife of slain St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, and Dick Snyder, Blake Snyder's father, react to the sentencing of Trenton Forster in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Pool Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com By Gloria Lloyd News Editor gloria...

Sentencing happens today for Trenton Forster, Officer Snyder’s killer

Sentencing happens today for Trenton Forster, Officer Snyder's killer

April 18, 2019

Trenton Forster, who was convicted in February of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Officer Blake Snyder in Green Park in 2016, will be formally sentenced Thursday. After a jury convicted Forster of murder Feb. 8, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Kristine Kerr scheduled sentencing for 1: 30 p.m. ...

Trenton Forster convicted of first-degree murder

The Affton Southwest Precinct, as seen when residents decorated the patrol car of fallen Officer Blake Snyder after he was killed in the line of duty in October 2016.

February 13, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After four hours of deliberation last week, a St. Louis County jury convicted Trenton Forster of first-degree murder with an automatic sentence of life without parole for shooting and killing Officer Blake Snyder in Green Park in 2016. Unusual...

Officer Snyder’s killer convicted of first-degree murder, gets life without parole

Peggy Snyder, Officer Blake Snyder's mother, hugs a Green Park officer after the jury convicted Trenton Forster of first-degree murder in the killing of Officer Snyder. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

February 8, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After four hours of deliberation Friday, a St. Louis County jury convicted Trenton Forster of first-degree murder with an automatic sentence of life without parole for shooting and killing Officer Blake Snyder in 2016. Unusually for a mur...

Despite troubled history, Forster made a choice to kill Snyder, prosecutors argue

Officer Blake Snyder's father, mother, wife, son and other family members attend a dedication at the Affton Fire Protection District for the new Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Highway on Oct. 27, 2018. Snyder was killed over two years ago while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Green Park. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Prosecutors in the trial of a man accused of killing a St. Louis County police officer from the Affton Southwest Precinct are making the argument that Officer Blake Snyder’s murder happened from Trenton Forster’s choices, not mental il...

Snyder’s killer said, ‘If I’d known he was a cop, I wouldn’t have shot him’

Snyder's killer said, 'If I'd known he was a cop, I wouldn't have shot him'

February 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The trial of the south county man who admits he shot and killed Officer Blake Snyder is underway in Clayton this week, and with Trenton Forster’s guilt not up for debate, most of the courtroom testimony centers around whether a St. Louis Count...

McCulloch will not seek death penalty against Officer Snyder’s alleged killer

McCulloch will not seek death penalty against Officer Snyder's alleged killer

December 8, 2017

County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced Friday he will not pursue the death penalty in the murder trial of the teenager accused of killing Officer Blake Snyder. Trenton Forster, 19, of Affton, will stand trial for first-degree murder Feb. 4, 2019, more than two years after Fors...

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