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Missouri “ShakeOut” drill scheduled for Oct. 21

Missouri “ShakeOut” drill scheduled for Oct. 21

September 24, 2021

As part of an effort to increase earthquake preparedness along the New Madrid Fault, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is hosting the 2021 statewide “ShakeOut” drill. The drill is set...

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

Gregory announces run for auditor, others begin campaigns for House seat

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter August 11, 2021

Missouri State Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, announced his campaign last week to be the next Missouri State auditor.  Gregory made the announcement at the St. Louis Police Officers Association...

A nurse at Mercy Hospital South prepares the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTechs COVID-19 vaccine for Mercys Chief Medical officer Aamina Akhtar Monday, Dec. 14. Mercy South planned to vaccinate 20 workers Dec. 14 and another 20 staffers Dec. 15.

Page says ‘tidal wave’ coming for those who aren’t vaccinated

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 12, 2021

Rates of new COVID-19 infections are rising in St. Louis County, and County Executive Sam Page issued a warning to those who have not been vaccinated: “a tidal wave is coming.”  At a media brief...

A photo of the rescue as it happened at Johnson’s Shut-Ins June 14.

Oakville grads rescue drowning teenager at Johnson’s Shut-Ins

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 24, 2021

A teenager who nearly drowned at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park last week was rescued by a group of quick-thinking teen lifeguards visiting from Oakville, with help from a fateful trip to Walgreens. The...

PD assists on AG’s sex trafficking suit

PD assists on AG’s sex trafficking suit

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 22, 2021

With assistance from the Crestwood Police Department, the Missouri attorney general’s office is trying to shut down a Crestwood massage parlor for alleged sex trafficking. Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s...

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

Dierbergs makes the case for TIF ahead of Crestwood mall public hearing tonight

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 17, 2021

The $67 million redevelopment of the Crestwood mall site proposed by Dierbergs will not move forward without tax-increment financing, the developer told the Crestwood TIF Commission ahead of Thursday’s...

These two photos of Dennis Noftsinger were provided by police.

South County man missing, endangered after walking away from Sylvan House

June 9, 2021

A South County man is missing, and police have issued an endangered silver advisory to try and find him. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is looking for Dennis Robert Noftsinger, 71, who was last...

Attorney general files suit to shut down Crestwood spa for alleged sex trafficking

Attorney general files suit to shut down Crestwood spa for alleged sex trafficking

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor June 8, 2021

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday to try to shut down a Crestwood spa accused of sex trafficking. Royal Day Spa, 8928 Watson Road in Crestwood, is an “illicit...

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

O’Donnell, Murphy discuss range of issues in town hall after session end

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 2, 2021

State representatives Michael O’Donnell and Jim Murphy held a joint town hall at Royale Orleans last month to discuss the highlights and lowlights of the 2021 legislative session from their perspectives. O’Donnell,...

Man charged in St. Louis County rape case 31 years later, with help of DNA

Man charged in St. Louis County rape case 31 years later, with help of DNA

May 25, 2021

Charges have been filed for an assault and rape that happened 31 years ago in St. Louis County after new DNA testing linked a man to the unsolved case from 1989. The victim of the crime was walking to...

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