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Free drive-thru meals, diapers available at St. Louis County Library during school shutdown

Free drive-thru meals, diapers available at St. Louis County Library during school shutdown

April 5, 2020

The St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are providing drive-thru food pickup and diapers for children at select branch locations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, including at the Weber Road branch in South County. All libraries are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, bu...

Livestreaming and taking temperatures: As Legislature returns, it will look different

Livestreaming and taking temperatures: As Legislature returns, it will look different

Madison Czopek, Missouri News Network

April 4, 2020

Y MADISON CZOPEK Missouri  News Network Lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week with new measures in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among themselves and essential employees who work in the building. The precautions include implementing checkpoints at entrances, livestreaming legislati...

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...

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...

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 ...

Crestwood honors 100-year-old, changes boundaries and codes in first virtual meeting

Crestwood honors 100-year-old, changes boundaries and codes in first virtual meeting

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The main event during the Crestwood Board of Aldermen’s first virtual meeting held over Facebook Live last week was the approval of plans for a business to move to Crestwood from Rock Hill, bringing 200 jobs. But the board also conducted other city business at the meeting, the first held in the ti...

South County Chick-fil-A employee tests positive for COVID-19

South County Chick-fil-A employee tests positive for COVID-19

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

The South County Chick-fil-A is temporarily closed after an employee there tested positive for the novel coronavirus. An employee at the Chick-fil-A near the South County Center, 4125 Lemay Ferry Road, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from Chick-fil-A. The store has been...

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...

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