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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...

Mehlville School District employee who worked with grab-and-go meals tests negative for coronavirus

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

A Mehlville School District employee who was tested for the coronavirus after serving grab-and-go meals at Mehlville High School last week tested negative. The person who was tested did not test positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Chris Gaines said in an email to parents Monday. The district is handin...

Mary Barton sworn in today as first female St. Louis County Police chief

Incoming Chief Lt. Col. Mary Barton

April 30, 2020

Lt. Col. Mary Barton, who commands the West County Precinct, was sworn in today as the first female police chief in St. Louis County history. Barton, who has 41 years of experience at the St. Louis County Police Department, is set to lead the department after Chief Jon Belmar retires effective today,...

‘Cruisin’ Lindbergh’ gets a lot of attention, but seems unlikely to happen again

In this still from a YouTube video of the 'Cruisin' Lindbergh' event April 18, a car prepares to do a burnout on the Ronnie's Plaza parking lot as onlookers gather.

April 29, 2020

It’s a pastime many area drivers have participated in for decades, but cruising South Lindbergh Boulevard never got so much attention as it did two Saturdays ago, when crowds descended on the famous road despite stay-at-home orders in effect due to the coronavirus outbreak. An event planned out of the Facebo...

St. Louis County Library provides tablet computers to children in Hancock Place School District, Ritenour

St. Louis County Library staff member E King gets the devices charged and set up for families.

April 28, 2020

St. Louis County Library is providing hundreds of tablet computers to two local school districts to help families with young children keep learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of the 221 PBS Kids Playtime Pads comes pre-loaded with PBS content, including video clips, songs, educational games and ap...

County officials divided on how to spend $175 million in COVID-19 funds

St. Louis County Council Chairwoman Lisa Clancy, D-Affton, reacts as her preferred full appropriation of coronavirus funding fails to move forward as she chairs the council meeting April 21.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 28, 2020

With $175 million in hand in federal stimulus money for the coronavirus response,  St. Louis county government is deeply divided over how to decide how to spend it. The federal government sent the money to St. Louis County by wire transfer April 22. It totals nearly a third of the county’s total b...

Page reopens 33 county parks, including South County’s largest ones

Bicyclists enjoying the paved path at the new Cliff Cave Trail in 2018. Bikers also have the option of an unpaved trail.

April 28, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced a plan Tuesday to reopen county parks, even as his extended stay-at-home order remains in effect. Page’s announcement at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday opened 33 parks immediately, although he warned that they would be closed again if people don’t use social di...

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

With $175 million in hand, St. Louis County launches coronavirus spending portal

April 23, 2020

St. Louis County now has $175 million in federal stimulus funds for the coronavirus response on hand, and a transparency portal to track all related spending and contracts is now live on the county website. County Executive Sam Page says any spending associated with the county’s response to the COVI...

Mehlville School District employee who handed out meals tested for COVID-19

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 23, 2020

A Mehlville School District employee who handed out grab-and-go meals for the district this week is being tested for the coronavirus. The district sent an email to all parents Thursday morning saying that a staff member notified a supervisor last night that the staff member is being tested for COVID-...

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

April 21, 2020

A man is recovering in a hospital after he was shot Tuesday afternoon while driving on Interstate 55 in South County. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call about the shooting and responded around 2:13 p.m. The man said he was driving his car on southbound I-55 near Union Road when he was...

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