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No joke: Affton woman wins lottery on April Fool’s Day

No joke: Affton woman wins lottery on April Fool's Day

June 13, 2020

An Affton woman won $116,000 in the lottery April 1, but considering the date, at first couldn’t believe it. Cynthia Feldhaus, a frequent Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash player from Affton, matched all five numbers in the April 1 drawing to win a jackpot of $116,000. Her winning ticket was purchase...

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2020

Restaurants in the St. Louis region were given blessings by regional leaders to reopen their dining rooms May 18, two weeks after Gov. Mike Parson eased shelter-in-place requirements across the state.  Under the guidelines outlined by both St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Lyda K...

Updated, both found safe: Another woman is missing and endangered in South County

Updated, both found safe: Another woman is missing and endangered in South County

June 8, 2020

Update: The advisory has been canceled after Sara Brancato was found safe in Illinois.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued another endangered person advisory for a woman in South County, after one was issued over the weekend for a woman who was later found safe.  The St. Louis County Pol...

Videoconferenced public hearing set for Monday on subdivision at Resurrection Cemetery

Videoconferenced public hearing set for Monday on subdivision at Resurrection Cemetery

June 7, 2020

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on a subdivision proposed for Resurrection Cemetery in Affton. The planning panel will meet for the hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8, by WebEx videoconference only due to COVID-19.  Members of the public who want to attend can at...

Missouri expands absentee, mail-in voting during coronavirus pandemic

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

June 6, 2020

For the first time, registered voters in Missouri will be able to request a mail-in ballot for 2020 elections after legislation responding to the coronavirus pandemic was signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson Thursday.  Senate Bill 631, sponsored by Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, was approved by the Missouri Legislature and allows individuals who have contracted COV...

South County armed carjacking leads to police chase on Interstate 55

South County armed carjacking leads to police chase on Interstate 55

June 4, 2020

After a carjacking in South County Thursday, a suspect led officers on a police chase into St. Louis city limits. Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Affton Southwest Precinct responded to a call about a carjacking and robbery at 1:14 p.m. Thursday at Lilac Ridge Lane and Kerth R...

Man charged with stealing guns from Affton pawn shop after trying to sell them on social media

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

June 3, 2020

A Valley Park man faces federal charges for stealing guns from an Affton gun store after he tried to sell them on social media. Devante Coffie, 19, of Valley Park, Missouri, was charged in federal court Wednesday with stealing 32 handguns and two long guns at the Southside Pawn Shop on Gravois Road...

South County Election Results June 2 election: Fribis wins, Crestwood tax extended, school boards set

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

June 2, 2020

Update: This article released figures Tuesday night when the election board said that all precincts were reporting, but those were just the absentee numbers. Read on for the updated totals.  Voters went to the polls Tuesday in a long-delayed election that saw heavy turnout in Sunset Hills for a hi...

Part of Heege Road will close for three months to upgrade water mains

Workers get ready to fill in dirt from Missouri American Water’s water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project was part of the water utility comany’s plan to replace 224,000 feet of water main this year, approximately 42 miles of the 4,500 miles of main that the company oversees.

June 2, 2020

A portion of Heege Road in Affton will close for an estimated three months as Missouri American Water replaces aged water mains. Beginning Monday, June 1, Heege Road between Birkenhead Drive and Valcour Avenue will be completely closed while 450 feet of a 16-inch cast iron main from the 1950s is replac...

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...

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