Louis Parks

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Former Chief of Park Rangers Thomas Stritzel Gets Prison Time for Stealing from St. Louis

    Thomas Stritzel, who used to lead the St. Louis park rangers, was sentenced Monday to serve three years in jail and to repay the $472,722 he and a partner stole from the city. Stritzel and former St. Louis Parks deputy commissioner Joseph Vacca both earned a 36-month prison sentence and matching si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Edward Mueth, Health Department Employee, Was Under Investigation Before Suicide

    The suicide of a senior health official has been connected to an intricate scam that may have helped pay for a nearly $1.5 million home in Webster Groves, complete with tennis court and swimming pool. Edward Mueth, 39, was the director of executive administration for the St. Louis County Health De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    St. Louis Parks Dept: Former Officials Confess to Defrauding City of One-Half Million Dollars

    Update below: Two former St. Louis Parks Division officials have pleaded guilty to defrauding the city of approximately one-half million dollars by submitting false invoices for materials and services supplied to the agency. Joseph Vacca, former deputy commissioner of the parks division, and Thoma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    St. Louis Parks Officials Indicted on Fraud Charges, Allegedly Embezzled Funds For Years

    Update below: Two St. Louis parks officials allegedly stole around half a million dollars from the city by submitting false invoices since 2005, according to a federal indictment announced this morning. Joseph Vacca, deputy commissioner of the St. Louis Parks Division, and Thomas Stritzel, chief o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending June 3, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. It's finally happened. The Fifty Shades juggernaut h ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2006

    eBay baBay

    Unreal meets a Skinker-DeBaliviere resident who's recycling garbage into art. Then we discover something even more shocking than temporary-tattooing a Web site across your pregnant belly: Young adults like to drink on Spring Break!