St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-councilwoman-kathleen-burkett-dies <p>St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Kelly Burkett has died at the age of 68.&nbsp;</p><p>Burkett, D-Overland, was diagnosed with cancer last year while serving as chairwoman of the St. Louis County Council. She continued to serve as a councilwoman while undergoing chemotherapy, but she had been absent from meetings the past few weeks.</p><p>In a statement Sunday, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley praised Burkett as someone who “took care of her constituents like they were her own family.”</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:17:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies As Dooley and Stenger Duke It Out, Zimmerman Seeks Quieter Re-Election Bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-and-stenger-duke-it-out-zimmerman-seeks-quieter-re-election-bid <p>In some strange, alternate universe, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman would be running for a third term on the St. Louis County Council.&nbsp;</p><p>Back in the mid-2000s, the Olivette Democrat seemed to be on a collision course with Barbara Fraser, a fellow Democrat, for the 5th District council seat. But the two agreed on a deal: Fraser would run for county council while Zimmerman would run for Fraser's spot in the Missouri House.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:24:05 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Dooley and Stenger Duke It Out, Zimmerman Seeks Quieter Re-Election Bid County Assessor To Review Property Tax Exemptions Of Non-Profit Groups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/county-assessor-review-property-tax-exemptions-non-profit-groups <p>The St. Louis County Assessor’s Office will undertake a review of all tax-exempt properties in the county to confirm their owners still qualify for the tax break.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exemptions have been granted to thousands of non-profit groups because their properties are used for charitable, religious or educational purposes, but some of them no longer qualify, said County Assessor Jake Zimmerman.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:46:50 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org County Assessor To Review Property Tax Exemptions Of Non-Profit Groups Access, Attitude Make It Tough To Address Homelessness In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/access-attitude-make-it-tough-address-homelessness-st-louis-county <p>This winter, St. Louis County did something it hadn't done before - it opened a temporary shelter where homeless men and women could go to get out of the cold. It's a small piece of a <a href="https://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/human-services/homeless-services/documents/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&amp;pageid=50340" target="_blank">10-year plan to battle homelessness</a> that St. Louis City and County signed onto in 2004. But obstacles remain to implementing the rest of the ideas in that document.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:36:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Access, Attitude Make It Tough To Address Homelessness In St. Louis County Crime In Parts Of St. Louis County The Lowest In 44 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crime-parts-st-louis-county-lowest-44-years <p>Crime in the parts of St. Louis County covered by the county’s police department dropped 7.4 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to numbers released by the department today.</p><p>This is the fifth straight year for a decrease - something St. Louis County Chief of Police Tim Fitch called a "great accomplishment." &nbsp;The latest figures bring the total level of crime to its lowest point since 1969.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:37:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33095 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crime In Parts Of St. Louis County The Lowest In 44 Years Stenger Demands Earls' Resignation Over Health Department Scheme http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stenger-demands-earls-resignation-over-health-department-scheme <p>St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger wants the county’s second-in-command to resign.&nbsp;</p><p>Stenger, D-Affton, said on Tuesday that Chief Operating Officer Garry Earls <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-health-department-director-answers-questions-about-possible-misuse-funds">should be held accountable for, among other things, fraud in the county’s health department.</a></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 04:12:30 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stenger Demands Earls' Resignation Over Health Department Scheme Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-urge-caution-during-cold-weather <p></p><p><strong>Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with information from latest city briefing</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelly MacNeil, The Associated Press, Julie Bierach & WSIU 32774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather Boeing To Add Hundreds Of Research Jobs In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-add-hundreds-research-jobs-st-louis-county <p>Boeing has been on the minds of the Show-Me State's political figures lately, thanks to the effort to lure the manufacturing of the 777X&nbsp;airplane to Missouri. &nbsp;Now, the company is planning to bring several hundred research and development jobs to the St. Louis region.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:32:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing To Add Hundreds Of Research Jobs In St. Louis County Boeing Adding Hundreds of Research Jobs to St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-adding-hundreds-research-jobs-st-louis-county <p>With the effort to lure Boeing’s 777X on the minds of the Show Me State’s political figures, the company is planning to bring several hundred research and development jobs to the St. Louis region.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:02:19 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32214 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing Adding Hundreds of Research Jobs to St. Louis County Judge Orders St. Louis County To Pay $5.9 Million To Trash Haulers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-orders-st-louis-county-pay-59-million-trash-haulers <p>A St. Louis County judge ordered St. Louis County to pay nearly $6 million to three trash haulers who lost contracts after the county established trash districts.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley’s administration indicated that the county may appeal the judge's order.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:28:15 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32177 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge Orders St. Louis County To Pay $5.9 Million To Trash Haulers