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Two South County Habilitation Center residents die in outbreak of 19 coronavirus cases

At the time this photo was taken in March, three residents and an employee at the South County Habilitation Center had tested positive for COVID-19, the first officially confirmed cases in South County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 21, 2020

Two residents have died in an outbreak of the coronavirus at a state-owned group home for the developmentally disabled in South County. Of the 19 positive cases of the coronavirus linked to the state-run South County Habilitation Center at 2312 Lemay Ferry Road, two residents have died out of six cases. Th...

Page will not reopen parks any time soon

The grade of the Cliff Cave trail in Oakville, seen here at its May 2018 opening, is no more than 5 percent, which allows those with mobility issues to use it.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will not reopen parks any time soon, despite a push to reopen parks from the three Republican members of the County Council. Page closed the parks April 3, after the state closed some of its parks statewide and one in the St. Louis area. When that happened, the coun...

Body found in burned trailer identified as Lemay man

Body found in burned trailer identified as Lemay man

April 19, 2020

The man who was found burned to death inside a box trailer in Lemay has been identified by police. The homicide investigation is still active into the suspicious death of Kenneth Booth Jr., 49, of the 9900 block of Clyde Avenue in Lemay, whose body was found in a box trailer next to the railroad tr...

St. Louis County stay-at-home order extended indefinitely, for at least another month

St. Louis County stay-at-home order extended indefinitely, for at least another month

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 16, 2020

St. Louis County and St. Louis city's stay-at-home orders have been extended indefinitely, at least through mid-May. And the announcements came through Twitter. County Executive Sam Page tweeted Thursday, “Our stay-at-home order will be extended for now and I will revisit it in mid-May. We have made ...

Coronavirus cases in St. Louis metro could peak next week, hit 70,000 by April 30

The pandemic task force released this slide with its current projection for total cases in the St. Louis metro area by the end of April.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 16, 2020

The St. Louis metropolitan area has kept total numbers of coronavirus cases below initial projections, but stay-at-home orders and social distancing are needed for at least another month, the head of the regional pandemic task force said Wednesday. The 15-county area in Missouri and Illinois covere...

St. Louis County Council Republicans call on Page to reopen parks

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

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 13, 2020

The St. Louis County Council’s Republicans are calling on County Executive Sam Page to reopen county parks. Initially, parks and outdoor exercise were allowed under Page’s stay-at-home order issued March 21 to combat the coronavirus. That order expires April 22. But Page, a Democrat, ordered the parks closed April 3 ...

St. Louis stay-at-home order could be extended into May, officials say

St. Louis Public Library Director Waller McGuire speaks at a Jan. 7 press conference announcing a

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 13, 2020

The stay-at-home order in effect through next week in St. Louis County and St. Louis city is likely to be extended into May, the county executive and mayor both said Monday. Statewide and countywide executive orders currently mandate that people stay home and any non-essential businesses remain closed through April 25 to prevent the sprea...

Call Newspapers celebrates ‘Women in History’ in 2020

Call Newspapers celebrates 'Women in History' in 2020

April 13, 2020

Taking nominations from readers, Call Newspapers featured four women with South County ties as "Women in History" during the month of March. Here's a look back at these extraordinary women and their accomplishments. Enjoy reading about these women who have changed or are changing their communities...

Mehlville makes changes to grab-and-go meals for safety

Mehlville School District employees, 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. The meals are available at seven sites.

April 10, 2020

The Mehlville School District will continue providing grab-and-go meals to students after the governor ordered all Missouri school buildings closed through the end of the year. Meals are available to any student 18 or younger who lives in the district, even if they go to private school. But to prev...

VIDEO: All Missouri schools will stay closed through end of school year

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 9, 2020

The governor announced Thursday that students in Missouri will not return to school this year, but St. Louis area schools had already made that decision. In a Facebook post, Gov. Mike Parson said, “We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the...

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