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‘Cruisin’ Lindbergh’ gets a lot of attention, but seems unlikely to happen again

In this still from a YouTube video of the 'Cruisin' Lindbergh' event April 18, a car prepares to do a burnout on the Ronnie's Plaza parking lot as onlookers gather.

April 29, 2020

It’s a pastime many area drivers have participated in for decades, but cruising South Lindbergh Boulevard never got so much attention as it did two Saturdays ago, when crowds descended on the famous road despite stay-at-home orders in effect due to the coronavirus outbreak. An event planned out of the Facebo...

St. Louis County Library provides tablet computers to children in Hancock Place School District, Ritenour

St. Louis County Library staff member E King gets the devices charged and set up for families.

April 28, 2020

St. Louis County Library is providing hundreds of tablet computers to two local school districts to help families with young children keep learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of the 221 PBS Kids Playtime Pads comes pre-loaded with PBS content, including video clips, songs, educational games and ap...

County officials divided on how to spend $175 million in COVID-19 funds

St. Louis County Council Chairwoman Lisa Clancy, D-Affton, reacts as her preferred full appropriation of coronavirus funding fails to move forward as she chairs the council meeting April 21.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 28, 2020

With $175 million in hand in federal stimulus money for the coronavirus response,  St. Louis county government is deeply divided over how to decide how to spend it. The federal government sent the money to St. Louis County by wire transfer April 22. It totals nearly a third of the county’s total b...

Page reopens 33 county parks, including South County’s largest ones

Bicyclists enjoying the paved path at the new Cliff Cave Trail in 2018. Bikers also have the option of an unpaved trail.

April 28, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced a plan Tuesday to reopen county parks, even as his extended stay-at-home order remains in effect. Page’s announcement at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday opened 33 parks immediately, although he warned that they would be closed again if people don’t use social di...

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

April 23, 2020

St. Louis County now has $175 million in federal stimulus funds for the coronavirus response on hand, and a transparency portal to track all related spending and contracts is now live on the county website. County Executive Sam Page says any spending associated with the county’s response to the COVI...

Mehlville School District employee who handed out meals tested for COVID-19

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure. The meals are available at seven sites.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 23, 2020

A Mehlville School District employee who handed out grab-and-go meals for the district this week is being tested for the coronavirus. The district sent an email to all parents Thursday morning saying that a staff member notified a supervisor last night that the staff member is being tested for COVID-...

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

April 21, 2020

A man is recovering in a hospital after he was shot Tuesday afternoon while driving on Interstate 55 in South County. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call about the shooting and responded around 2:13 p.m. The man said he was driving his car on southbound I-55 near Union Road when he was...

Two South County Habilitation Center residents die in outbreak of 19 coronavirus cases

At the time this photo was taken in March, three residents and an employee at the South County Habilitation Center had tested positive for COVID-19, the first officially confirmed cases in South County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 21, 2020

Two residents have died in an outbreak of the coronavirus at a state-owned group home for the developmentally disabled in South County. Of the 19 positive cases of the coronavirus linked to the state-run South County Habilitation Center at 2312 Lemay Ferry Road, two residents have died out of six cases. Th...

Page will not reopen parks any time soon

The grade of the Cliff Cave trail in Oakville, seen here at its May 2018 opening, is no more than 5 percent, which allows those with mobility issues to use it.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will not reopen parks any time soon, despite a push to reopen parks from the three Republican members of the County Council. Page closed the parks April 3, after the state closed some of its parks statewide and one in the St. Louis area. When that happened, the coun...

Body found in burned trailer identified as Lemay man

Body found in burned trailer identified as Lemay man

April 19, 2020

The man who was found burned to death inside a box trailer in Lemay has been identified by police. The homicide investigation is still active into the suspicious death of Kenneth Booth Jr., 49, of the 9900 block of Clyde Avenue in Lemay, whose body was found in a box trailer next to the railroad tr...

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