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Districts weigh what do do on fall sports; Trakas slammed, but says he’ll rein in Page

Lindbergh football senior Nick Roth, right, carries the ball during a Flyers’ victory against Parkway South during the 2018 football season at Lindbergh. The Flyers topped the Patriots 43-12 on Lindbergh’s 2018 senior night, as  senior football players, band members, Flyerettes and cheerleaders were honored for their four years of Friday night contributions.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Paul Berry III, the Republican opponent in the November election of Cou...

State audit finds Stenger enabled by council, county auditor, Charter

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announces that she will perform an audit of St. Louis County at the St. Louis County Library headquarters May 15, 2019, after the County Council voted unanimously to approve an audit May 7. Former County Executive Steve Stenger requested an audit of the county two years ago, but then-council Chairman Sam Page, now the county executive, declined.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

Poor oversight by the County Council, an auditor who doesn’t audit and a county Charter that tilts the balance of power in St. Louis County to the county executive all contributed to the lack of oversight that allowed former County Executive Steve Stenger to pull off his corruption schemes, a draft repor...

Tracking COVID-19

Tracking COVID-19

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 21, 2020

With most Mehlville and Lindbergh students still in all-virtual classes, the local school districts are closely tracking COVID-19 numbers to see when students can safely return to the classroom. Both districts are tracking various state and county data points to see where coronavirus trends are heading....

St. Louis County reopens its playgrounds today

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in 2018.

September 21, 2020

St. Louis County will reopen its playgrounds today — Monday, Sept. 21. St. Louis County’s playgrounds have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The county Parks Department developed procedures with approval from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health for cleaning and ...

Affton man faces charges for shooting roommate

David Colubriale

September 21, 2020

An Affton man faces felony charges for shooting his roommate, according to police. St. Louis County prosecutors charged David Colubriale, 26, of the the 6400 block of Vita Drive, with one count of first-degree assault and one count of armed criminal action for allegedly shooting his roommate about 11...

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

September 16, 2020

A man is in custody following a shooting and altercation Wednesday in Affton that locked down two nearby schools. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department responded to the scene at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 6400 block of Vita Drive in Affton and found ...

Grant’s Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

Grant's Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

September 16, 2020

Grant’s Farm has been closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will reopen for a drive-thru Halloween experience in October. Starting Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 31, Grant’s Farm will welcome guests and ghouls for its first-ever Halloween Drive-Thru Experience, in which for the first ti...

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, weigh whether to postpone fall sports as parents protest

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 15, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Surrounding counties such as Jefferson and St. Charles have started their...

Drive-thru meals resume at St. Louis County Library, including Oakville and Affton branches

Drive-thru meals resume at the St. Louis County Library starting Monday, Sept. 14, as seen at Weber Road Library, above.

September 14, 2020

St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search will once again provide drive-thru meals for children, starting Monday. And for the first time, the meals will be offered at Cliff Cave Library in Oakville. Up to now, the Weber Road Library was the only library in South County to offer the drive-thru...

Bayless School District awarded $400,000 in federal funds for school safety

Bayless School District awarded $400,000 in federal funds for school safety

September 13, 2020

The Bayless School District is receiving more than $400,000 in federal funding aimed at preventing school violence, one of only three school districts in the state to receive funds. Bayless is getting most of the $532,265 the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Ser...

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