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All Missouri businesses can reopen today with some restrictions, except in St. Louis

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Ashlyn O'Hara, Missouri News Network

May 4, 2020

Starting today, all Missouri businesses will be able to reopen with certain restrictions under the first phase of Gov. Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, which extends through May 31. But the 1.3 million residents of St. Louis County and St. Louis city remain under stay-at-home orders iss...

On 107th birthday, St. Louis man is oldest in United States to beat COVID-19

Rudi Heider celebrates his 107th birthday and his successful recovery in beating COVID-19.

May 2, 2020

A 107-year old Chesterfield resident is believed to be the oldest patient in the United States and one of the oldest in the world to recover from the coronavirus. Rudi Heider celebrated his “miraculous” COVID-19 recovery on his 107th birthday, April 29, when he first met all the benchmarks for r...

Oakville team collaborates on emergency ventilator designed to prevent shortages

Dr. Brian Froelke of Oakville, above, is shown just after receiving a protoype of the ARMEE ventilator in the mail. The simple ventilator can be 3D printed from just a few parts costing less than $100.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

A nonprofit crowdsourced initiative to prevent a shortage of ventilators in hospitals due to the coronavirus has connected engineers and physicians across the country and the world, with key players in South County contributing to the project. As medical experts looking at Italy in March warned of possib...

Interstate 44 Meramec Bridge lane closures now set for Thursday

Interstate 44 Meramec Bridge lane closures now set for Thursday

April 29, 2020

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing lanes and shifting traffic Thursday, April 30, in two key areas in South County related to ongoing construction on the new Interstate 44 Meramec River Bridge. The work was originally scheduled for last Thursday but was postponed to next week due...

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...

Lane closures for Interstate 44 Meramec bridge project postponed to next week

Lane closures for Interstate 44 Meramec bridge project postponed to next week

April 23, 2020

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing lanes and shifting traffic in two key areas in South County related to ongoing construction on the new Interstate 44 Meramec River Bridge, in work postponed to next week due to expected rain this weekend. MoDOT was set to close two additional left l...

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...

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...

Hundreds say they will protest in Jefferson City to ‘Reopen Missouri’

Hundreds say they will protest in Jefferson City to 'Reopen Missouri'

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

Missouri is joining a growing list of states nationwide that have seen protests against the stay-at-home orders handed down by most governors in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Over the weekend Tennessee and Arizona became the 19th and 20th states to see demonstrations against shelter-in-place ...

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...

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