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Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 3, 2020

Updated at 4:25 p.m. April 3 with update on Crestwood and Sunset Hills, plus more North County ZIP codes.  Some areas of South County and St. Louis County are being hit harder by the coronavirus than others, according to data the county released Friday that for the first time breaks down the county...

PHOTOS: Mehlville teachers ‘visit’ students with parade

PHOTOS: Mehlville teachers ‘visit’ students with parade

April 3, 2020

In a possible farewell to the students they're missing, teachers from Wohlwend, Forder and Rogers elementaries held a makeshift parade in their individual cars and drove pasts students' homes. Students waved to teachers from their driveways to keep proper social distancing, next to signs wishing them...

Fair St. Louis canceled by coronavirus

Fair St. Louis canceled by coronavirus

April 3, 2020

Fair St. Louis is canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Fair St. Louis and America’s Birthday Parade will not hold their 2020 Independence Day celebrations scheduled to take place July 2, 3 and 4, 2020, in downtown St. Louis. The decision to cancel the free events was made “due to COVID-19 healt...

After first coronavirus death, Jefferson County extends stay-at-home order and dining ban

After first coronavirus death, Jefferson County extends stay-at-home order and dining ban

April 3, 2020

The Jefferson County Health Department on Thursday announced the first death related to COVID-19 in Jefferson County, Missouri, followed by the extension of a stay-at-home order and a dining ban. The resident was a female in her 80s who had been hospitalized, the county said in a news release. “W...

St. Louis County parks will close to stop the spread of virus

St. Louis County parks will close to stop the spread of virus

April 3, 2020

All St. Louis County parks will close by 8 p.m. Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, County Executive Sam Page ordered Thursday. Despite the spread of the coronavirus, people had crowded county land and trails like Cliff Cave Park in Oakville since Page issued a stay-at-home order tha...

Some state parks close today, including Castlewood; state prisons won’t release inmates

Some state parks close today, including Castlewood; state prisons won’t release inmates

Jordan Meier, Missouri News Network

April 2, 2020

Parks and prisons were major topics at Gov. Mike Parson’s Tuesday update on COVID-19 in Missouri. This comes after a weekend of high traffic at many state parks, and questions about whether the governor will consider releasing nonviolent offenders from state prisons. State park closures Carol Comer, director o...

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Update: In the latest numbers released Friday, St. Louis County now has 781 positive cases and seven deaths.  St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and six deaths, up from 663 Thursday and so many that the county has developed a dashboard to track all the data related to the cases. Origina...

Renald Karras and Randi Blankenship welcome a boy

Renald Karras and Randi Blankenship welcome a boy

April 2, 2020

Renald Peter Karras and Randi Lyn Blankenship of Clermont, Florida, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a boy named James Karras Blankenship. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was born Feb. 15 at 4:57 a.m. at South Lake Hospital in Clermont. Maternal grandparent is James Randall ...

PHOTOS: Mehlville School District provides grab-and-go meals

PHOTOS: Mehlville School District provides grab-and-go meals

April 2, 2020

The Mehlville School District began providing free meals for students during the COVID-19 shutdown March 23. Free meals are available for pick-up Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Wednesday, April 22 at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road, and six other locations around the...

A reader appreciates Sunset Hills’ transparency and communication

A reader appreciates Sunset Hills’ transparency and communication

April 2, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: After reading a few articles and letters to the editor, I feel obligated to write. I don’t understand how anyone who does not participate in community activities, sit on a city committee or attend open-to-the-public aldermanic meetings and parks and recreation mee...

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