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Mehlville Fire Protection District employee Kelly Pettit administers a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose at a state-run vaccination event at Bernard Middle School Saturday, April 3.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine paused in U.S. after six ‘extremely rare’ cases of blood clots out of 6.8 million

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 13, 2021

Federal drug regulators announced Tuesday they are pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine in the United States due to six rare cases of blood clots out of the...

St. Louis County Assessor takes questions from audience members during a town hall about 2019's property value reassessments at The Pavilion at Lemay Thursday, June 20, 2019. Like 2019, 2021 saw an increase in property values across the county.

Home assessments are online and up 9%; council members schedule assessment town halls

April 4, 2021

Most St. Louis County homeowners can now look up the 2021 assessor’s preliminary value of their property on the county’s website, County Assessor Jake Zimmerman announced last week. Homeowners can...

Proper Cannabis, 7417 S. Lindbergh Blvd., near South County Center. The store will open in mid-April as a high-end retail store, and needed no zoning from St. Louis County because it is in a C-3 Commercial Shopping District, where dispensaries are allowed as a use.

Take our poll: Will you visit the new medical marijuana dispensaries?

April 3, 2021

Medical marijuana dispensaries are opening in South County ahead of marijuana high holiday 4/20. Our poll question this week asks: Will you visit the new medical marijuana dispensaries?

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting had some special guests in 2019, when the city presented St. Louis Blues mascot Louie and Bob Plager, one of the franchise’s first players, with a proclamation honoring the Blues and their Stanley Cup-winning season. ‘The whole city of Crestwood was pulling for you, the whole St. Louis region was pulling for you,’ said Mayor Grant Mabie, above left, as he presentedLouie and Plager with a copy of the proclamation at the Aug. 27 meeting.

PHOTOS: Remembering Bob Plager’s 2019 visit to South County

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

St. Louisans are recalling decades of fond memories after St. Louis Blues hockey legend Bob Plager, 78, died last week. Plager died Wednesday, March 24, when his vehicle collided with another vehicle...

Here's what to know about the MSD propositions on the April 6 ballot

Here’s what to know about the MSD propositions on the April 6 ballot

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 1, 2021

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has a $500 million bond issue, Proposition Y, on the ballot April 6, along with five proposals that would make changes to the charter under which MSD operates MSD...

Mike Shannon, a lead maintenance driver with the St. Louis County Department of Transportation, is administered the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at St. Louis County's mass vaccination site in Ferguson. The site, which is located at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, began public vaccinations the following day for those eligible.

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about the vaccine, along with myths

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor April 1, 2021

Doctors throughout the country have been answering questions about COVID-19 vaccines, which range from ones on everyone’s mind such as safety to countering misinformation that spreads quickly online...

Fresh produce distribution at the St. Louis County Library in 2020.

Libraries begin their process of reopening

April 1, 2021

The St. Louis County Library is reopening all 20 of its branches in phases, with all locations currently open by 45-minute appointments as of March 23. Appointments are available for browsing and computer...

In this black-and-white photo submitted in the 1980s to the National Register of Historic Places, the view of the house from the northeast, with the exterior looking southwest, is seen.

Crestwood holds special meeting on relocating historic cabin to Sappington House ahead of new April 1 deadline

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter March 30, 2021

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting tonight — Tuesday, March 30 — to discuss moving a historic log cabin from Affton to the Historic Sappington House property. The Board of...

The Affton School District vaccinated every teacher and staff member who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine at an event at Affton High School Monday, March 15, 2021, seen above.

More Missourians are eligible for vaccine today; registration set to open for Saturday South County event

March 29, 2021

Phase 2 of Missouri's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan opens today, Monday, March 29, extending COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to approximately 880,000 Missourians. The activation of Phase 2 will extend vaccine...

Members of the Missouri National Guard prepare doses of COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 23 in Canton, near the Iowa border.

Missouri partners with FEMA on St. Louis mass vaccine site that will double state’s doses

March 29, 2021

The state of Missouri announced Monday that it will start an eight-week effort next week focusing on getting more COVID-19 vaccine into arms in St. Louis, with help from the Federal Emergency Management...

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