Saturday, October 6, 2012
To report a sighting of any of the following Most Wanted Fugitives, call 314-615-4692 or contact St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).
Officers for the St. Louis County Police Department website update the Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. The list currently includes suspects wanted for attempted enticement of a child, unlawful uses of weapons, burglary, child abuse, robbery, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, statutory rape, domestic assault and armed criminal action. Among current suspects is Dilbaugh Singh, whose photo accompanies this article. His last known address was in Maryland Heights, and he is wanted for second degree statutory sodomy. He is 51 years old. Click here to see photos and details about the other top eight suspects wanted in St. Louis County. To provide information on the whereabouts of anyone on the Most Wanted list for St. Louis …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The $945 million bond issue passed with 85 percent of the vote in St. Louis County with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial election results.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Webster Groves Market Master Angela Foley says overall, the proposed legislation is favorable, but more clarification is needed.
- Nate Birt
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A proposed bill that would change how St. Louis County permits and regulates farmers markets and their vendors prompted questions at a public hearing this week. Several market officials spoke at the public hearing. Some said the changes are unnecessarily restrictive, provide no accommodations for markets in the off-season and put the legal burden of ensuring food safety on market managers. Angela Foley, Webster Groves Farmers Market master, said in an interview that she thought that overall, the bill was promising, but more clarification was needed. Specifically, she said more work needs to be done to address markets with year-round operations and the fee structure for vendors. During the meeting, Dolores Gunn, the county's health …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Market masters, including one from Webster Groves, say the measure contained some surprises.
The St. Louis County Council has put on hold a comprehensive bill overseeing how farmers markets in the county do business. In the past, market masters have argued that vendor fees are prohibitively high and the application process lengthy. County Councilman Pat Dolan (D-Richmond Heights) introduced the bill written by the county's Department of Health designed to address those and other issues. Market masters from Webster Groves, Clayton and Maplewood spoke at this week's county council meeting. They said the bill makes some fixes, but also leaves concerns. One concern is that the bill would limit markets to seven months a year, a component of the bill that apparently surprised even council members. Maplewood market master Brian DeSmet …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The economy and parks are high on Mike O'Mara's agenda for 2012.
Michael O’Mara (D-Florissant) was unanimously elected the new St. Louis County Council Chairman at the first council meeting of 2012 Tuesday night. O'Mara replaces Steve Stenger (D-Affton), the council's previous chairman. Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett (D-District 2) was elected vice chair. Each year, the council rotates its council chair and vice chair. O’Mara is a Florissant native, and has been on the council since 2000. He also served as the chair in 2007. The councilman was an All-American soccer player before playing professionally in Kansas City and St. Louis. He joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562, and is currently an international representative for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Sprinklerfitters. O…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The General Fund gains $350,000 in the process. The final vote is next week.
To save all the county parks and keep snow plowing in unincorporated areas of St. Louis County, the St. Louis County Council voted Tuesday to adjust four funds from the original proposed 2012 budget. County Executive Charlie Dooley had made an announcement at the previous council meeting that a compromise was reached which saved 23 parks from closing. The General fund started out at $232,091,091 in County Executive Charlie Dooley’s original 2012 budget, which included closing the county parks. The amended amount passed last night was $232,441,091—an additional $350,000. Three department budgets saw adjustments. The council voted to pull $22,754,346 from unappropriated Park Maintenance funds, to go toward the Parks and Recreation Department…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The 2012 budget must be passed before Dec. 31.
Tensions rose Tuesday at the St. Louis County Council’s second special budget committee meeting as County Executive Charlie Dooley stood by his 2012 proposed budget, which includes the closure of 23 St. Louis County parks. The budget, which has been largely criticized by County Council Chairman Steve Stenger, also included laying off 173 employees in both the parks and code enforcement division. “Being the chairman of the county council does not give you the knowledge of the county budget in one year,” Dooley said. “You can’t know what you need to know.” Dooley said he hasn’t received anything from Stenger as the chairman. Stenger asked Dooley to elaborate on what he hasn’t provided to Dooley. “I haven’t received a plan from the chair …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A special budget committee met Monday to look at the 2012 recommended St. Louis County budget.
The St. Louis County Council believes the recommended budget could be more accurately estimated to close a $26 million shortfall originally projected for 2012. “We just feel with the history the way the budget is estimated that we can get through this and we’re going to have a sound, balanced budget next year,” said District 4 County Councilman Mike O’Mara. “We just think the estimates will come in in our favor to help out next year’s budget." O’Mara said he thought the budget could be balanced through attrition without majorly affecting any department— holding back on positions that are funded and not filling those positions. The county’s Chief Operating Officer Garry Earls and his department created the forecast that generates figures …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
More than 60 people spoke at the public hearing on the recommended 2012 county budget.
Lily Springer is worried about the animals that live in the 23 St. Louis County Parks slated for closure in the 2012 recommended county budget. The 10-year-old spoke to a crowd of more than 120 at a public hearing Tuesday night that gave residents the opportunity to voice their concerns about the budget. She also brought a petition signed with 241 signatures of adults in favor of saving the parks. “I love the parks,” she said. “Did you ever think about the animals who live there in their natural homes in the parks? Please keep the parks for the children now and in the future.” After speaking, she asked County Executive Charlie Dooley to wear an “I Love Parks” sticker, given out earlier that day at a rally in support of saving the parks. …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The council will consider whether to put a bond issue before voters as early as April that would fund the construction of a new St. Louis County Family Court Center in Clayton.
Members of the St. Louis County Council showed unanimous support on Tuesday for a resolution supporting construction of a new St. Louis County Family Court Center. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that council members have begun the process of putting a $100 million bond issue on the April ballot to build a new family courts building and to refurbish the St. Louis County Courts Building. County Council Chairman Steve Stenger (D-South St. Louis County) told the Post-Dispatch that a resolution expressing support for the project is the first step to getting the measure on the ballot. That resolution passed the council Tuesday without opposition. Councilwoman Hazel Erby (D-University City) said in an interview after the council …