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City of St. Louis adds new business restrictions to combat coronavirus, including closing late-night bars and limiting capacity

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, goes for the inaugural ride on the St. Louis Wheel during a media preview day of the Wheel, Tuesday, Sept. 24. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 12, 2020

The city of St. Louis will implement similar business restrictions to combat the coronavirus as those set by St. Louis County weeks ago. Mayor Lyda Krewson and Dr. Fredrick Echols, the acting director of the Department of Health/Health Commissioner for the city of St. Louis, announced Wednesday that...

Flash flood warning issued for Crestwood, Affton, Mehlville, east St. Louis County and Illinois

The South County area saw heavy rain and flash flooding June 26, 2019. The downpour led to flash flooding at Whitecliff Park near Gravois Creek in Crestwood, and the Crestwood Fire Department had to rescue one man who had become stranded due to the flooding. The rescue operation was timely since the Fire Department conducted water rescue training at Whitecliff Quarry in May. Photos courtesy of the Crestwood Fire Department.

August 12, 2020

Even as some South County residents wait for their electricity to be restored after powerful storms Monday, the National Weather Service of St. Louis said flash floods are likely Wednesday in areas of St. Louis County including Crestwood, Affton and Mehlville, along with the areas of Illinois closes...

All South County school districts go virtual, with Lindbergh keeping K-3 in classroom

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 12, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd and Erin Achenbach All five South County school districts are mostly going virtual to start the school year due to rising cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County. Four of the five districts —  Mehlville, Affton, Bayless and Hancock —  will be all-virtual to start. Lindbergh...

Chase looks to add ATMs in South County; zoning hearing tonight

Chase looks to add ATMs in South County; zoning hearing tonight

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 10, 2020

Three freestanding Chase bank ATMs could be built in St. Louis County if the bank gets zoning approval after a public hearing tonight. Residents can attend a videoconferenced public hearing on the ATMs held by the St. Louis County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. The hearing will not b...

Food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden reopens Wednesday with indoor bar closed, more masks and expanded hours

Dinner-goers visit 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton, during its last night of operation Thursday, July 30. The state’s first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden just opened July 3, before announcing last week that it would temporarily close beginning Friday, July 31, after County Executive Sam Page tightened capacities on restaurants to 25 percent in an effort to stem rising coronavirus infections in the region.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 10, 2020

Missouri’s first food truck garden 9 Mile Garden will reopen Wednesday after shutting down July 30 as, spurred by rising cases of COVID-19, St. Louis County imposed new business restrictions on late-night bars. The food track garden said it chose to close and reopen and has been “working closely...

Page likely wins two more years as county executive in four-way race

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 7, 2020

St. Louis County voters most likely gave County Executive Sam Page two more years in office by handing him a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday in a four-way race with two well-known opponents. With 70,500 votes for 38 percent of the total vote, Page fended off well-funded challeng...

Top St. Louis County commander, Lt. Col. Troy Doyle, alleges racial discrimination

Lt. Col. Troy Doyle of the St. Louis County Police Department talks to reporters during the County Council meeting in April 2019, after he was announced as the interim director of the Department of Justice Services. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 7, 2020

A top commander in the St. Louis County Police Department, Lt. Col. Troy Doyle, filed a federal racial discrimination complaint ahead of Tuesday's election claiming that County Executive Sam Page passed him over as police chief because he is black. In response, the attorney for St. Louis County alleged th...

Lindbergh will start school year with K-3 students in person, all virtual for 4-12

Members of the Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 graduate in masks at an outdoor drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex in Hazelwood in June.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 6, 2020

Lindbergh Schools will start school this fall with only students third grade and younger in the buildings, while all students from fourth grade through high school will be attending virtually due to the St. Louis region’s rising trend of coronavirus cases. Lindbergh is the last South County distri...

Mehlville unsure if students will be back in buildings in fall

A rainy day greeted students for their first day of elementary school in 2018 at Oakville Elementary.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 3, 2020

Most St. Louis County school districts release their reopening plans July 20, but at The Call’s press deadline the Mehlville School District had not yet decided whether it will return to school buildings in August. The two versions of Mehlville education that could happen this fall as COVID-19 cases r...

St. Louis County shuts down late-night bars, announces restrictions to cut COVID-19 cases

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting for the 9 Mile Garden food truck garden in Affton Thursday, July 9.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 27, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 rise in St. Louis County ahead of schools possibly reopening next month, County Executive Sam Page announced Monday that he would tighten business restrictions in seven ways for the next month in order to bring the trend of the virus down from where it’s currently headed.   ...

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