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Business owners sue St. Louis County, city so that businesses can reopen

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

Business owners from St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the stay-at-home orders that are forcing “nonessential” businesses to stay closed until at least mid-May due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Allan Finnegan of...

May the Fourth be with you: A look back at library’s Star Wars Fest

Star Wars Fan Fest 2018 at Grant's View

May 4, 2020

The St. Louis County Library's Star Wars Fest at the Grant's View Library has become an annual tradition in South County. It usually takes place around May 4, Star Wars Day. But with all county library branches currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, here's a look back at the fun of past...

South County gets drive-thru coronavirus testing

South County gets drive-thru coronavirus testing

May 4, 2020

St. Louis County is now providing limited COVID-19 testing to county residents at two drive-thru sites.  Residents will have to show symptoms and meet testing criteria in order to get a test. Drive-thru testing sites will be offered at county health clinics in South County and North County. Thi...

All Missouri businesses can reopen today with some restrictions, except in St. Louis

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Ashlyn O'Hara, Missouri News Network

May 4, 2020

Starting today, all Missouri businesses will be able to reopen with certain restrictions under the first phase of Gov. Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, which extends through May 31. But the 1.3 million residents of St. Louis County and St. Louis city remain under stay-at-home orders iss...

Lindbergh grades change due to COVID-19

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 4, 2020

In a year that Lindbergh Schools calls “unlike any other we have experienced,” the district’s grading of students will also be unlike any other year. Middle school and Lindbergh High School students can improve their grade with their coursework during this time of virtual learning, but any wo...

Lindbergh graduation postponed until June

Lindbergh 2019 graduates Alexis Davis and Annabella Davis make their way into Chaifetz Arena for the ceremony.

May 3, 2020

With current social distancing orders set to extend into May, Lindbergh High School has tentatively set a new graduation date that it hopes will mean seniors get an in-person ceremony. Graduation is set for June 27 at Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., on the St. Louis University campus. The district...

Mehlville Fire is weathering COVID-19 crisis with mobile screening

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 2, 2020

Some fire districts in St. Louis County have reported problems handling an increased number of calls while running out of the personal protective equipment needed to fend off the coronavirus. But for the Mehlville Fire Protection District, the story is the opposite: Calls are down overall, and the distr...

GALLERY: Birthday parades bring joy to special days during stay-at-home order

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

May 1, 2020

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 lik...

Mehlville and Oakville graduations will happen July 19

Mehlville class of 2019 graduate Sydney Gruber with her family after the ceremony.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

In a time of uncertainty, the Mehlville School District’s graduations now have a certain time— though it’s still unclear whether they will happen in person or virtually. Early in the coronavirus crisis that eventually ended in-person school for the year, Mehlville officials requested alternate d...

VIDEO: COVID-19 patient goes home on his birthday; ‘Code Sunshine’ is the call

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home last week with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care. He was treated with convalescent plasma donated by someone recovered from COVID-19. 
Mercy South calls a ‘Code Sunshine’ to celebrate with COVID-19 patients as they leave the hospital. After Bill left through the lobby with Lynn to cheers from workers lining the halls, some of his nurses and therapists signed his shirt with their motto ‘Stayin’ Alive.’

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

After two weeks in intensive care and a week on a ventilator, a Mercy Hospital South patient headed home last week on his birthday, his coronavirus battle behind him. After being admitted on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, the patient, who only wanted to be identified by his first name Bill, left th...

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