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St. Louis County reopens its playgrounds today

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in 2018.

September 21, 2020

St. Louis County will reopen its playgrounds today — Monday, Sept. 21. St. Louis County’s playgrounds have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The county Parks Department developed procedures with approval from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health for cleaning and ...

Crestwood and Shrewsbury Catholic schools reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

Lindbergh's Kennerly Elementary Principal DeAndre Thomas welcomes back some of the K-3 students who started class on Aug. 27, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 21, 2020

Two Catholic elementary schools in Crestwood and Shrewsbury have reopened after temporarily shutting down in-person school for online learning after a positive COVID-19 case. Our Lady of Providence in Crestwood and St. Michael the Archangel in Shrewsbury, which are part of the larger five-campus Holy ...

Affton man faces charges for shooting roommate

David Colubriale

September 21, 2020

An Affton man faces felony charges for shooting his roommate, according to police. St. Louis County prosecutors charged David Colubriale, 26, of the the 6400 block of Vita Drive, with one count of first-degree assault and one count of armed criminal action for allegedly shooting his roommate about 11...

Dee Baebler is stepping down as Sunset Hills alderman

Dee Baebler

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

Longtime Sunset Hills Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler will no longer serve in her post after she and husband move this month from Sunset Hills to the city of St. Louis. Baebler said she plans to resign Sept. 21. Baebler is the longest-serving alderman on the board, representing Ward 1 for a decade after...

Trick or train: Union Station debuts new Halloween Experience with spooky train cars, social distancing

The St. Louis Wheel lit up orange and green for the Union Station Halloween Experience.

September 17, 2020

The new Union Station Halloween Experience will bring family fun to the fall season in St. Louis, Oct. 9 through Oct. 31. Created for children 12 and under and their families, the Union Station Halloween Experience will be a themed walking journey through the historic railroad terminal's stationary rail...

Known for work with federal courts, Doug Burris tapped as head of troubled St. Louis County jail

The Buzz Westfall St. Louis County Justice Center, as seen in June 2019. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 16, 2020

The troubled St. Louis County jail will get its third director in three weeks in Doug Burris, a nationally known retired federal probation officer who will take the job as acting jail director starting Sept. 28 and then become permanent director once the County Council approves. After the Aug. 28 re...

Sunset Hills doctor pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography related to 16-year-old wife

Ashu Joshi

September 16, 2020

A Sunset Hills doctor pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing child pornography. Ashu Joshi, 48, of Sunset Hills, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge John A. Ross, signing on to a plea deal that says the former St. Louis University Hospital doctor began a relationship with a 16-year-old...

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

September 16, 2020

A man is in custody following a shooting and altercation Wednesday in Affton that locked down two nearby schools. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department responded to the scene at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 6400 block of Vita Drive in Affton and found ...

Grant’s Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

Grant's Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

September 16, 2020

Grant’s Farm has been closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will reopen for a drive-thru Halloween experience in October. Starting Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 31, Grant’s Farm will welcome guests and ghouls for its first-ever Halloween Drive-Thru Experience, in which for the first ti...

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