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Crestwood Chief Ron Compton retires

Retiring Chief Ron Compton, far left second row, thanks the city and his family.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter January 27, 2021

The city of Crestwood said farewell to former Police Chief Ron Compton, who retired Oct. 14 after more than three decades of service with the Crestwood Police Department. “Chief, your legacy of professionalism...

TIF Commission convenes starting Feb. 4 for Crestwood mall plan from McBride/Dierbergs

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 27, 2021

The Crestwood mall site has its fourth developer in seven years, but city officials are confident that the latest plan combining proposals from McBride Homes and Dierbergs Market will actually be built,...

St. Louis County announces plan for mass vaccination sites, starting in Ferguson

Intensive care nurse Nicole Boyer speaks with reporters after being one of the first 20 nurses at Mercy Hospital South to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Boyer, who works in the ICU, has seen 'the worst of the worst' of COVID-19 cases.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 27, 2021

St. Louis County will open a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Ferguson, with plans to open similar sites across the county, but it’s not yet known when the site will open and how many vaccines the state...

Snow causing traffic issues in South County; part of Watson Road shut down

Snow causing traffic issues in South County; part of Watson Road shut down
January 27, 2021

The Crestwood Police Department has shut down a section of Watson Road due to problems with traffic in the snow, and is asking members of the public to avoid Watson between Sappington and Rock Hill roads...

Lembke tests positive for COVID-19; two more Missouri senators in quarantine

Jim Lembke appears at a forum. Bill Milligan photo
By Jason Hancock, Missouri Independent January 27, 2021

Former Sen. Jim Lembke, who once represented South County in the Missouri Senate and is now a staffer for the Senate’s conservative caucus, has tested positive for COVID-19, and two state senators announced...

Lindbergh High School moves to four days a week in person

Members of the Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 graduate in masks at an outdoor drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex in Hazelwood in June 2020.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter January 27, 2021

Lindbergh High School students will begin to attend in-person class four days a week instead of the current two days a week of in-person learning with three days of virtual learning. Superintendent Tony...

Missouri ranks last in residents vaccinated for COVID-19

A nurse at Mercy Hospital South prepares the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for Mercy's Chief Medical Officer Aamina Akhtar Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mercy South planned to vaccinate 20 workers Dec. 14 and another 20 staffers Dec. 15.
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent January 27, 2021

Out of the 50 states, Missouri ranks last in the nation in terms of the percentage of its residents who have received the initial shot of a COVID vaccine.  Only 4 percent of Missouri residents have received...

Sunset Hills holds special meeting after rejecting Missouri American Water tower

Affton firefighters tour the inside of a Missouri American Water tank at Tesson Ferry and Gravois roads in South County.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter January 26, 2021

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting Tuesday about a new Missouri American Water tower the city rejected earlier this month. Neighbors are opposed to the tower, but the city attorney...

Targeting St. Louis County, Republican lawmakers seek to curb local control over COVID-19 health orders

In a photo tweeted by Gov. Mike Parson, Parson speaks at a Branson retreat in November 2020 to Missouri senators who were not wearing masks including, second from right, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, who represents Sunset Hills, and third from right, Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, who represents Arnold.
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent January 26, 2021

Editor's note: Since this hearing last week, Sen. Andrew Koenig tested positive for COVID-19, and Sen. Bill Eigel said that he had close contact with someone who tested positive and would isolate.  When...

Voters to weigh in on Mehlville’s first bond issue since 1992

Superintendent Chris Gaines asks supporters at a 2015 rally for Prop R to help him get out the vote so that he can hire reading coaches and keep experienced teachers in the district. Behind him are the Mehlville High School Pantherettes and the Oakville High School Golden Girls.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter January 26, 2021

Voters in the Mehlville School District will decide in April whether or not to pass the district’s first facilities bond issue since 1992. The Mehlville Board of Education voted unanimously last week...

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