On streets across the region hit hardest by flooding, piles of wet and molding trash could be seen — and smelled — for days.
Reporter covering St. Louis County politics. Born in Algeria but grew up in St. Louis. Previously reported for The Associated Press in Jackson, Mississippi, and at the Wichita Eagle in Wichita, Kansas.
Katherine Pinner, a business consultant and author from Affton, is a political newcomer.
Page declared victory in a speech shortly after 9:30 p.m. "We've accomplished a great deal. Our economy is stronger and growing," he said.
Days had 66% of the votes with most of the county precincts reporting. Her challenger, Jennings Councilman Terry Wilson, had 34%.
Voters will also decide whether or not to give the County Council final approval authority over executive appointees, and whether to create a volunteer commission that would set council pay every five years.
Record rainfall in the St. Louis region early Tuesday shut down Interstate 70 near Mid River Mall Drive and stranded some motorists in high water.
Aug. 2 primary pits Sam Page, a former state legislator who chaired the council in opposition to Steve Stenger, against Jane Dueker, a former Stenger adviser and assistant state’s attorney general.
Terica Ellis and Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to commit murder-for-hire in the murder of 21-year-old Andre Montgomery Jr.
East St. Louis officials are asking residents to avoid the site of a chemical leak Saturday as a hazmat team and emergency crews work to clean the site.
Earl G. Rice Jr., 63, now faces a total of 60 years in prison.