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The new Tower Tee features a mix of the old and the new

A rendering of the layout planned for the new Tower Tee, set to open in fall 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

The reimagined Tower Tee is seeing its first construction activity, with the new owners promising to bring the beloved South County institution back with an expected spring 2021 opening. A year after the surprise announcement by new owners Steve Walkenbach and Lindbergh Board of Education member Mike...

Sunset Hills alderman responds to city attorney on her ethics complaint about the mayor

From left, Casey Wong, Ann McMunn, Thompson Price and Kurt Krueger are sworn onto the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen, with Mayor Pat Fribis also being sworn in, center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

A Sunset Hills alderman is disputing the city attorney's ruling that text messages sent by Mayor Pat Fribis did not violate the city’s new ethics ordinance. Under the city’s ethics legislation, which was passed by a majority of the Board of Aldermen in January, a city official can file a compla...

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. Monday due to widespread protests happening in Ferguson and around the country, although it was unclear if any local stores had actually sustained any damage. The stores closing include the Walmarts on Telegraph Road and Kirkwood Road, the closest ones to South...

Affton food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden will open Fourth of July weekend

The new 9 Mile Garden food truck plaza is under construction.

June 1, 2020

The long-awaited food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will open for Fourth of July weekend after being put on hold for the coronavirus pandemic. The custom-built food truck plaza and entertainment district at 9375 Gravois Road, the corner of Gravois Road and Tobey Avenue, will open to the public...

At least 10 suspects steal dozens of handguns, rifles from Affton gun store

Southside Pawn and Jewelry as seen on Google Maps, next to Sharpshooters Grill.

June 1, 2020

A gun store in Affton was robbed early Sunday morning, with dozens of guns stolen by at least 10 suspects. An alarm went off at roughly 1:10 a.m. Sunday at Southside Pawn and Jewelry, 8101 Gravois Road. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded and found evidence of a burglary, with a window o...

St. Louis protests turn violent in Ferguson, six arrests made

The Michael Brown Chosen for Change Foundation posted this photo of Michael Brown Sr. and his youngest daughter Mikelle taken before the press conference on Facebook.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

Police made six arrests overnight in Ferguson as protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis again turned violent as the sun set, echoing a pattern seen across the country. Although protesters Saturday night broke several of the windows at the Ferguson Police Department, police made no...

Sunset Hills alderman files ethics complaint against Fribis over text messages

From left, Casey Wong, Ann McMunn, Thompson Price and Kurt Krueger are sworn onto the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen, with Mayor Pat Fribis also being sworn in, center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

A Sunset Hills alderman filed an ethics complaint last week against Mayor Pat Fribis over a series of text messages, but the city attorney decided the texts did not violate the city’s new ethics ordinance. Under the city’s ethics legislation, which was passed by a majority of the Board of Alderm...

30th annual Grad Salute celebrates the unique Class of 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer.

May 29, 2020

Oakville High graduates like Lauren Long, above, and their families celebrated the Class of 2020’s achievements with a drive-by graduation parade last week. Officials still hold out hope that despite the coronavirus pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies can be held later this summer. In the mean...

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

South County Election Guide 2020: June 2

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to weigh a number of candidates and in Crestwood, decide on a sales-tax extension. The election was originally set to happen in April, but Gov. Mike Parson postponed it to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the delay at the polls, residents of ...

Five candidates seeking three seats on the Affton Board of Education

Five candidates seeking three seats on the Affton Board of Education

May 29, 2020

Due to COVID-19, coverage of the race for the Affton Board of Education has been limited, with a League of Women Voters forum called off. Here are the candidate profiles collected by the Affton School District. Name: Justin Carney Occupation: Urban Planner Years you have lived in the distr...

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