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Trooper pulls man out of burning car on Interstate 55

Brock Teague

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 23, 2020

A Missouri state trooper pulled a man out of a burning car in South County, saving the man’s life. Around 2 a.m. Saturday, June 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a rollover crash on the northbound ramp of Interstate 255 leading to northbound Inter...

‘Defund the police’ signs lead to talks about policing with a new perspective

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Gravois and MacKenzie roads to support the Black Lives Matter movement June 6. Some protesters' signs, like that above, called for defunding the police.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 23, 2020

As protests have swept the country for the last month in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a growing movement to “defund the police” is gaining traction with some officials. The idea of defunding the police didn’t have mainstream support before the video capturing the death o...

St. Louis County awards $2.6 million in grants to five organizations providing food

County Executive Sam Page helps pack food into a trunk in May while handing out meals at the Weber Road Library in Affton with the St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search's drive-thru meals program.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 16, 2020

St. Louis County is spending $2.6 million from its federal funding for the coronavirus response for food banks and other organizations delivering food to St. Louis County residents, including those in South County. County Executive Sam Page announced May 13 that $2.6 million from the $173.5 million...

Affton graduation kicks off tonight for three nights of livestreamed celebrations, with social distancing

Affton graduation kicks off tonight for three nights of livestreamed celebrations, with social distancing

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

Affton High School will get its graduation on Facebook Live this year, in three separate parts. Graduates from the Class of 2020 will celebrate in three separate ceremonies broadcast on Facebook Live on three separate nights. The graduation will have limited seating due to COVID-19 social distancing, ...

Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition of North County officials endorses Zimmerman for county executive

Pictured above: St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman takes questions from residents during his third town-hall appearance about last year’s property assessments at the Affton Community Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

A coalition of black officials and leaders in North County has endorsed Assessor Jake Zimmerman in the race for St. Louis County executive. The Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition of St. Louis County announced Monday that it is supporting Zimmerman over two Democratic opponents in the August primary, incumbent...

Sunset Hills aldermen approve plan for residents to use Crestwood pool this summer

The Sunset Hills pool seen from above.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

Members of the Sunset Hills pool, which is closed this summer, can buy passes to the Crestwood pool at Crestwood resident rates under a plan the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved Friday. In a special meeting called by Mayor Pat Fribis, aldermen unanimously approved subsidizing the cost of Cres...

Lindbergh Class of 2020 will get a drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

Lindbergh High School will hold its 2020 graduation Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall in Hazelwood. The school will have an outdoor drive-in graduation ceremony, socially distanced because of COVID-19, Principal Eric Cochran announced in an email to students Friday ...

Mehlville and Oakville graduations move to St. Charles Family Arena

Oakville High graduates and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade in May. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. Photo by Kim Brady Photography.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

The Mehlville School District has moved graduations for Oakville and Mehlville high schools to the Family Arena in St. Charles, after the Chaifetz Arena in the city of St. Louis canceled the schools’ scheduled July 19 graduation. The district says the graduation will be in-person and on the previo...

Crestwood pool will open Monday with reservations, masks and possible Sunset Hills collaboration

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center will be open beginning Monday, June 15, but the pool will operate under COVID-19 restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than ones from the past. The city said it has taken time to “thorou...

Crestwood officials react to developer pulling out of $300 million mall project

The rendering for the plaza for the now scrapped Crestwood City Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The developer behind the latest redevelopment plan for the former Crestwood Plaza mall site backed out of the deal last week due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Creve Coeur-based Walpert Properties had planned the most ambitious proposal for Crestwood mall yet, a $300 million high-density mixed...

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