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Missouri legislators approve prescription drug monitoring program, goes to governor for signature

Missouri legislators approve prescription drug monitoring program, goes to governor for signature

By Jason Hancock, Missouri Independent May 11, 2021

In an historic vote, the Missouri House signed off Tuesday on legislation creating a prescription drug monitoring program — inching one step closer to ending Missouri’s designation as the only state...

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, 2020, in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

Breaking: Missouri sues St. Louis County over COVID-19 mandates

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor May 11, 2021

Representing the state of Missouri, Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against St. Louis County challenging the county's ongoing public-health mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schmitt,...

Motorcyclist who died in crash on Gravois Road 'loved deeply and fought fiercely,' family says

Motorcyclist who died in crash on Gravois Road ‘loved deeply and fought fiercely,’ family says

May 5, 2021

A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash Saturday on Gravois Road in Affton was a Lindbergh High graduate who "loved deeply and fought fiercely," his family said in his obituary. Justin Beger, 25, who...

Shields block individual tables from one another at Roberto's Trattoria, using Plexiglas barriers in June 2020.

County, city reopening with no capacity limits

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor May 3, 2021

St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis are open again without any capacity restrictions for the first time in more than a year, although restrictions such as masks and social distancing continue. Under...

A fire at Manor Chemical Company plant, 6901 Heege Road, as seen from the new Tower Tee facility currently under construction, Thursday, April 29. The four-alarm chemical fire forced evacuations of residents near the plant, but the fire was fully contained by the end of the day and residents were able to return to their homes that evening.

Everyone safe after fire destroys Affton chemical plant; chief recounts the scene

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 30, 2021

A four-alarm chemical fire that sent mushroom clouds of smoke over Affton and forced evacuations of residents Thursday afternoon was something Affton fire officials had long dreaded, but the blaze was...

A large chemical fire, as seen from the new Tower Tee under construction.

Large chemical fire leads to evacuations in Affton

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 29, 2021

Residents in Affton were evacuated from an area around a chemical plant along Heege Road Thursday afternoon after reports of explosions and a heavy fire around the plant. The fire is at Manor Chemical...

In this December 1979 black-and-white photo submitted in the 1980s to the National Register of Historic Places, the view of the house is seen from the southeast.

Study will review Sappington cabin’s move

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

A 200-year-old cabin is one step closer to possibly making the move to Crestwood after the Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance last week for an engineering firm to study what it would require to transport...

Pictured above: County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas gives opening remarks at the 20th JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park July 3, 2019. This year,  Trakas was in charge of the festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

Trakas uninjured as shots fired at his car on interstate

April 20, 2021

Councilman Ernie Trakas was uninjured when two shots were fired at his car while he was driving Friday on Interstate 64 in Frontenac, in what police describe as a possible road-rage incident. Trakas,...

In this black-and-white photo submitted in the 1980s to the National Register of Historic Places, the kitchen in Joseph Sappington's cabin in Affton is visible through a pass-through.

Crestwood slates special meeting tonight on Sappington cabin, parental leave policy

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter April 20, 2021

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting Tuesday to vote on an ordinance to transport and relocate the Joseph Sappington Cabin and discuss the city’s parental leave policy. The...

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