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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...

Bell, Belmar will appear at Oakville town hall

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.

March 26, 2019

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

New carjacking law proposed by Gregory seeks to make it easier to prosecute

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Local and state officials hope to crack down on carjacking by making it a separate crime under Missouri statute, an initiative announced just as a brazen series of carjackings hit the south county area. Attorney General Eric Schmitt held a ...

Council Democrats trying to oust Stenger for absenteeism

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web exclusive update: The County Council voted 4-2 for the resolution Tuesday night - after this article went to press for this week's print edition. Stay tuned to our website for an updated article. In a first for St. Louis County, the Democ...

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...

Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

January 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com New St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell announced what he said will be a far-reaching plan to tackle the opioid epidemic and decrease crime in the county last week, while dodging a question on whether he would reopen the Ferguson i...

Murphy’s first bill is check on Bell’s power

Wesley Bell is sworn in as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney by Judge George W. Draper III on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after defeating former Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in an historic upset. Bell is the first Black prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County in its history. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 15, 2019

Newly elected Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, took office as the legislator for the 94th District Jan. 9, and he didn’t waste any time jumping into St. Louis County politics. Among his first acts in Jefferson City, Murphy introduced a bill aimed at curbing the powers of prosecutors like new St. Louis ...

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

January 10, 2019

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announ...

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