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The long-running saga to fill the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners ended Tuesday when the St. Louis County Council approved Laurie Westfall’s nomination to the board that oversees the St. Louis County Police Department. She is the widow of former St. Louis County Executive Buzz Westfall. 

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St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley has nominated two new members to the St. Louis County Police Board.

The Democratic executive made the nominations of former Metro CEO Bob Baer and former Hazelwood member T.R. Carr official today. If they are confirmed by the Council, the board would have a quorum for the first time since September. 

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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - After weeks of delays and false starts, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is making another attempt to fill the vacancies on the county’s police board.

Dooley nominated Robert Baer and T.R. Carr to the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners, a board with only two of five slots filled. Baer and Carr were nominated to fill vacancies caused by the resignations of Greg Sansone and Floyd Warmann.

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When Chesterfield mayor John Nations took on the job earlier this of running the campaign for Proposition A to help an ailing Metro, he had no idea that a few months later he would become the agency's new CEO.

"It was the furthest thing from my mind," he says.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: July 31, 2008 - There was no cake, but St. Louis area leaders celebrated MetroLink's 15th anniversary Thursday morning with a big birthday wish -- that voters approve in November a measure that would infuse the system with cash.