Mayor Sylvester Caldwell of Pine Lawn, the tiny north-county town just southeast of Ferguson, was arrested on Thursday by the FBI, according to the U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Missouri. He's been charged with extortion which could carry a penalty of up to twenty years in prison and fine ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergKeith Conway, disgraced Kinloch mayor, is going to jailFormer Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway was sentenced today to 21 months in prison on charges of fraud, embezzlement and witness tampering. He was also ordered to pay a restitution of $62,429. The ruling marks the end of an ... More >>
Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway could be stuck in jail if the judge grants a motion to revoke his bond on Friday.Last Thursday, prosecutors alleged that indicted Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway violated the terms of his pre-trial release -- just hours after U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce handed them down ... More >>
Keith Conway could find himself in jail after prosecutors say he violated the terms of his pre-trial release.That was fast.Just three days after Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway was charged with stealing from his city and released on a $25,000 bond, the U.S. Attorney's Office is urging the judge to rev ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergKeith Conway, Kinloch's longtime mayor, faces one felony count each of wire fraud and federal program theft.Keith Conway, the mayor of the north St. Louis County municipality of Kinloch, has been indicted on charges of theft and wire fraud.Conway, 47, allegedly used funds from ... More >>
photo by Jennifer SilverbergFormer Kinloch police captain Everett James In January 2007, Kinloch police captain Everett James shot a suspect after a physical confrontation that left the veteran officer hospitalized with wounds to his face and head. Shortly after he was released from the hospital, ... More >>
In this week's dead tree edition of RFT, I reported on the troubles facing the Kinloch police department, including a recent strike by the city's cops and allegations of unpaid wages and dangerous working conditions. One detail about the city that was only touched on briefly in the story is ... More >>
Week of December 7, 2006
Two developers, three cities, the airport and the county are engaged in a dogfight over 438 acres of prime North County land. And there's plenty of sleaze to go around.
An Oklahoma tribe looks at Kinloch for a major land-based casino
Ever since the city of St. Louis' airport authority wiped out much of Kinloch, the remaining residents have been hoping for a miracle to save the town. Others have been trying to turn a fast buck.