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St. Louis Major League Soccer team name is … St. Louis City SC

The St. Louis City SC crest, unveiled Aug. 13, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 13, 2020

The Major League Soccer team coming to St. Louis got a name Thursday: St. Louis City SC, with team colors of red and blue accented with yellow and gray. The name is internationally inspired, but also intended as a tribute to both St. Louis and the residents of the region as a whole that will ultimately...

Low-income Missourians will be hit hard by coming utility shut-offs, advocates say

Low-income Missourians will be hit hard by coming utility shut-offs, advocates say

By Claire Colby, Missouri Information Corps

August 13, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Missouri, several utility companies like Ameren and Evergy pressed pause on disconnecting services for nonpayment. But many of these breaks came to an end in recent weeks. Ameren Missouri started assessing late fees again as of July 27, and started disconnecting ...

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

Rep. Bob Burns will challenge 6th District St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, to see who will serve as the unofficial “mayor of South County.” Trakas, R-Oakville, was elected in 2016 in the 6th District, which represents Oakville, Lemay, Green Park, Co...

Crestwood meetings are staying virtual for now

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups like Lindbergh Community Birthday Parades, Oakville Birthday Parades and Mehlville Birthday Parades. Above, Ryan from Crestwood got a parade for his birthday April 6.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will continue to hold its monthly meetings through videoconferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a brief discussion earlier this summer to reopen meetings to the public. At the May meeting, Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau asked when it would be possible to re...

Lindbergh moves back first day of school for students, updates calendar

Green and Gold-themed kicks seen at the Lindbergh High School Class of 2020's drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex in June.

August 12, 2020

The first day of school for K-12 students in Lindbergh Schools will now fall on Thursday, Aug. 27, following a Board of Education vote Tuesday night to move back the start of school three days from its originally scheduled start date of Aug. 24. Students in grades K-3 will start the school year in classrooms under the district’s Green Light Plan, and students in grades 4-12 will sta...

City of St. Louis adds new business restrictions to combat coronavirus, including closing late-night bars and limiting capacity

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, goes for the inaugural ride on the St. Louis Wheel during a media preview day of the Wheel, Tuesday, Sept. 24. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 12, 2020

The city of St. Louis will implement similar business restrictions to combat the coronavirus as those set by St. Louis County weeks ago. Mayor Lyda Krewson and Dr. Fredrick Echols, the acting director of the Department of Health/Health Commissioner for the city of St. Louis, announced Wednesday that...

Flash flood warning issued for Crestwood, Affton, Mehlville, east St. Louis County and Illinois

The South County area saw heavy rain and flash flooding June 26, 2019. The downpour led to flash flooding at Whitecliff Park near Gravois Creek in Crestwood, and the Crestwood Fire Department had to rescue one man who had become stranded due to the flooding. The rescue operation was timely since the Fire Department conducted water rescue training at Whitecliff Quarry in May. Photos courtesy of the Crestwood Fire Department.

August 12, 2020

Even as some South County residents wait for their electricity to be restored after powerful storms Monday, the National Weather Service of St. Louis said flash floods are likely Wednesday in areas of St. Louis County including Crestwood, Affton and Mehlville, along with the areas of Illinois closes...

All South County school districts go virtual, with Lindbergh keeping K-3 in classroom

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 12, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd and Erin Achenbach All five South County school districts are mostly going virtual to start the school year due to rising cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County. Four of the five districts —  Mehlville, Affton, Bayless and Hancock —  will be all-virtual to start. Lindbergh...

So you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 — now what?

So you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 — now what?

By Claire Colby, Missouri Information Corps

August 11, 2020

As scientists work to understand the novel coronavirus, public health guidance continues to shift with new discoveries. This can make it difficult to know exactly what to do if you’ve been exposed to the virus. The Missouri Information Corps spoke to three public-health officials on the latest advice...

Lenihan wins GOP nod in Missouri Senate’s 1st District

Mitchell Kohlberg, left, and David Lenihan, right.

August 11, 2020

Oakville health CEO David Lenihan will face Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, after winning the Republican nomination for the 1st District Senate seat curently held by Scott Sifton. Facing Mitchell Kohlberg in the GOP primary, Lenihan earned 7,266 votes or 66 percent of the vote, while Kohlberg  garnered ...

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