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Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

In what marks the first four officially confirmed cases of coronavirus in South County, three residents and an employee of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled have tested positive. Although health-care workers and residents have said on social media that other cases exist, the cases are als...

South County COVID-19 testing is on hold

South County COVID-19 testing is on hold

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

Mercy placed a planned South County coronavirus testing site on hold last week the day it was set to open, but still plans to open the new site at some point. Plans for the South County testing were postponed because “we want to make sure we have everyone and everything in place to ensure the site run...

First confirmed South County case: State group home resident has coronavirus

First confirmed South County case: State group home resident has coronavirus

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 29, 2020

In what marks the first officially confirmed case of coronavirus in South County, a resident of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled tested positive Sunday. A resident of the South County Habilitation Center, 2312 Lemay Ferry Road, received word of a positive test Sunday, Missouri state...

South County coronavirus testing site set to open today placed on hold

South County coronavirus testing site set to open today placed on hold

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Mercy placed a planned South County coronavirus testing site on hold Wednesday – the day it was set to open – but still plans to open the new site at some point. Plans for the South County testing were postponed because “we want to make sure we have everyone and everything in place to ensure...

Barton is county’s first female chief in history

Barton is county’s first female chief in history

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 25, 2020

The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners has chosen Capt. Mary Barton, who commands the West County Precinct, as the first female police chief in county history. Barton, who has 41 years of experience at the St. Louis County Police Department, will lead the department starting May 1, afte...

Council will meet by video as emergency

Council will meet by video as emergency

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

The St. Louis County Council is scheduled to meet for the first time ever by video this week after a state of emergency was declared at all levels of government due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The council was set to meet Tuesday night — after The Call went to press. Council Chairwoman Lisa...

St. Louis County residents ordered to stay at home as a way to combat coronavirus

St. Louis County residents ordered to stay at home as a way to combat coronavirus

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

St. Louis County joined states like Illinois, California and New York with a stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus, under a decree issued by County Executive Sam Page that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in va...

Coronavirus cases multiplying in St. Louis County

Coronavirus cases multiplying in St. Louis County

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus cases multiplied in St. Louis County overnight Monday, jumping in one week from two to 90. In the county's daily count released Monday evening, 90 people have tested positive in St. Louis County for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. That is a jump of 35 cases in a single day. The...

Students are now on their own for classes

Students are now on their own for classes

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

Every school in South County, the state and seemingly the country is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with students forced to learn from home and parents trying to figure out how to replace teachers with little training or notice. All South County public school districts were on spring break ...

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