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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...

Mystery solved: Oakville couple splits $1 million lottery prize with daughters

Mystery solved: Oakville couple splits $1 million lottery prize with daughters

May 25, 2021

The Missouri Lottery went public earlier this month with a whodunit, asking who in Oakville won $1 million in the Mega Millions lottery drawing. The lucky winner had won the prize the night before, but...

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton that is the first in the state. The food truck garden officially opened July 3.

St. Louis County, city lift mask mandates for vaccinated people, following new federal guidance

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor May 14, 2021

St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis are lifting the mask mandates for vaccinated people along with most other public-health orders in the St. Louis region as of Friday, following new guidance from...

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

Senate votes against Medicaid expansion

May 14, 2021

Funding for Medicaid expansion in the Missouri state budget was dealt a final blow by the Senate April 28. That funding had previously failed to gain support in the House. The next step is likely to be...

The Affton School District held a vaccination event for its teachers and other staff members the first day teachers were eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, March 15. Other school districts like Mehlville and Lindbergh have also hosted events to vaccinate their staff.

Missouri lawmakers pass bill limiting local health orders, banning vaccine passports

By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent May 12, 2021

As the state of Missouri battles its second year of the novel coronavirus’ spread, lawmakers on Wednesday sent to the governor’s desk a bill that aims to rein in local public health orders and ban...

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