A motion to allow the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Missouri Press Association to file a brief as amicus curiae in a case involving the Sunshine Law was denied by the appellate court.Read More »
The Missouri State Auditor found numerous deficiencies with Crystal City's finances mainly due to a lack of documentation and policy. Although the audit was presented to the city in July, it was not released to the public until last week. State Auditor Susan Montee (pictured) said her office wanted to give the city enough time to respond to findings in the audit.
The audit found that the city does not solicit or retain bid documentation for the purchase of some goods and services. Even though a formal bid policy was established March 1, 2008, there were a number of purchases made in which bids were not solicited or bid documentation was not retained.Read More »
A mysterious trench and a federal lawsuit against the company set to build an iron ore smelter in Crystal City has raised more concerns among anti-smelter citizens. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suing Upland Wings Inc. for violating ...Read More »
Undertaking joint efforts to build a “Twin Cities” bike trail and sharing services were the main topics discussed at Crystal City and Festus’s first-ever joint council meeting. Crystal City Administrator Andy Hixson said completing a walkable/bikeable trail in and around ...Read More »
Two friends who were supposedly roughhousing with each other ended with one of them getting beaten to death with a baseball bat, according to testimony at a trial that began on Monday in the Jefferson County Circuit Court. Christopher “Ralph” ...Read More »
Six votes have decided the contest for Crystal City’s Ward 1 City Council seat in favor of Eric Downs, the candidate who lost by a narrow margin in April. According to the unofficial results of Tuesday’s special election, Downs received ...Read More »