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Past articles by Mark:

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson pushes April elections to June as coronavirus precaution

The release said Parson received a request to move the date of the election from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. → Read More

Krewson orders $15 minimum wage for St. Louis city workers

ST. LOUIS — Mayor Lyda Krewson on Friday set $15 as the new minimum wage for the city’s lowest-paid civil service employees. → Read More

St. Louis board backs spending on violence prevention plan

The Board of Estimate and Apportionment approves an aldermanic committee's request to include $500,000 in the upcoming city budget for violence prevention programs such as Cure Violence. The spending still → Read More

Defunct New Melle golf course could become St. Charles Co. park

County Council chairman wants to buy 152-acre site; Ehlmann isn't convinced. → Read More

O'Fallon, Mo., council considers extra pay hike for police

Two councilmen are pushing for a 7 percent increase for officers next year. That would exceed the 4 percent planned for O'Fallon employees in general. → Read More

Educators, neighborhood groups aim to revive Wellston Loop area

The area that ran along Martin Luther King Drive was once a thriving commercial strip → Read More

New state traffic ticket cap a factor in 2 villages' switch to city status

Voters in Velda Village Hills and Bel-Ridge on Tuesday passed proposals to become cities, which under state law have wider authority to impose taxes and fees. → Read More

GOP's Dean Plocher wins race to succeed Diehl

He easily defeats Democratic nominee Al Gerber in the 89th District in west St. Louis County. → Read More

GOP's Plocher leads in race to succeed Diehl

WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Republican Dean Plocher took the lead in initial returns Tuesday night in the race to fill former House Speaker John Diehl's seat in the House. → Read More

West County voters decide Tuesday on filing Diehl's House seat

Special election ballot also features various tax issues, other ballot items across the metro area. → Read More

St. Peters woman's birthday gift turns out to be a $1 million lottery ticket

Juli Whitehead, 32, scratches off the winning number after returning from honeymoon. → Read More

Ex-Warren County deputy charged with shooting own patrol car, claiming he was ambushed

Sheriff says Linkee Israel Carrillo, 41, who was fired after the incident last January, also falsely claimed earning a Purple Heart and having PTSD. → Read More

Police say Lincoln County man assaulted wife, kept her from leaving house for a month

Richard Matthew Penrod, 36, is charged with felonious restraint, domestic assault and armed criminal action. → Read More

St. Charles County police exhuming body of girl found dead in 1968, hoping for break in case

Authorities hope that modern DNA technology can help identify the victim and develop new leads of possible suspects in her murder. → Read More

Francis Howell board to try again in April for tax hike but doesn't set an amount

Board also votes against making further budget cuts this school year. → Read More

Detective's determination drives new look at child's mystery death near West Alton in 1968

Exhumation of body may provide fresh DNA clues to a very cold case. → Read More

After decades on the riverfronts, historic Goldenrod Showboat will be scrapped

Preservation group plans to salvage parts of the boat's interior for use in a riverboat museum they now hope to eventually set up. → Read More

Francis Howell board to discuss cuts Thursday in wake of lopsided loss of tax hike

UPDATED at 11 a.m. Wednesday ST. CHARLES COUNTY • In the wake of Tuesday's overwhelming defeat for a Francis Howell School District tax increase, the school board will discuss additional budget cuts at a special meeting Thursday night. Pam Sloan, the district's superintendent, said in a statement Wednesday morning that the board and administrators will be working to make cuts "to bring… → Read More

Francis Howell tax hike fails by lopsided margin

A property tax increase sought by Francis Howell School District officials failed by almost a two-to-one ratio in Tuesday's special election. Opponents outnumbered supporters, 66 percent to 34 percent, in unofficial final returns. A simple majority of backers was needed for passage. "This is a victory for the taxpayer," said Stephen Johnson, a former school board member and a leader in the… → Read More

Francis Howell tax hike failing by big margin in partial returns

Wright City voters reject bond issue for new City Hall, other improvements → Read More