St. Louis County
August 2013 was a huge month for economic development in Chesterfield when not one, but two outlet malls opened within days of each other along Interstate 64. Now, just over a year later, a winner in the outlet mall wars is emerging.
A committee that includes municipal court judges is working to reform St. Louis County’s 81 local courts.
Local elections hardly ever get the turnout of national elections
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the state is committing $1 million in support to businesses affected by a St. Louis suburb’s racial unrest that followed the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
Ferguson business owners are asking the county to help after the crisis in Ferguson caused them to close their doors.
The St. Louis County Council has approved up to $1 million in emergency funds for people living in Ferguson who were unable to work or even leave their homes during the crisis.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley estimates it will cost from $90,000 to $100,000 a day in police overtime for St. Louis County officers and their efforts in Ferguson.
Tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
Some North County adults suggest working with teens to get them involved in improving relations with police.
St. Louis County gave first round approval to a bill allocating up to $1 million from the county’s emergency fund for people living in Ferguson.