Uplands Park

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - A bid to disincorporate Uplands Park has failed. The north St. Louis County village will not become part of unincorporated St. Louis County.

For a few minutes on Tuesday, it appeared that Uplands Park was going to disincorporate. But that changed after St. Louis County updated its website.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Sherry Brackins is part of an exclusive group of St. Louis County residents who hail from Uplands Park. But if she had her way, Brackins would reside in a bigger governmental entity – unincorporated St. Louis County.

A former auxiliary police officer in Uplands Park, a tiny municipality in North County, has pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights charge for stealing money and cell phones from prostitutes he and another officer had pulled over during traffic stops.