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Man charged with armed robbery at Lemay Ferry car wash

Man charged with armed robbery at Lemay Ferry car wash

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 14, 2020

A man has been charged with stealing a credit card at gunpoint at a car wash in South County, and police say he was caught by surveillance video and a distinctive pair of red pants. St. Louis County prosecutors charged Ahmon Smith, 19, of the 10100 block of Jett Drive in north St. Louis County, 63136, ...

St. Louis Major League Soccer team name is … St. Louis City SC

The St. Louis City SC crest, unveiled Aug. 13, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 13, 2020

The Major League Soccer team coming to St. Louis got a name Thursday: St. Louis City SC, with team colors of red and blue accented with yellow and gray. The name is internationally inspired, but also intended as a tribute to both St. Louis and the residents of the region as a whole that will ultimately...

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

Bob Burns wins a three-way race to take on Trakas

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

Rep. Bob Burns will challenge 6th District St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, to see who will serve as the unofficial “mayor of South County.” Trakas, R-Oakville, was elected in 2016 in the 6th District, which represents Oakville, Lemay, Green Park, Co...

All South County school districts go virtual, with Lindbergh keeping K-3 in classroom

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 12, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd and Erin Achenbach All five South County school districts are mostly going virtual to start the school year due to rising cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County. Four of the five districts —  Mehlville, Affton, Bayless and Hancock —  will be all-virtual to start. Lindbergh...

Lenihan wins GOP nod in Missouri Senate’s 1st District

Mitchell Kohlberg, left, and David Lenihan, right.

August 11, 2020

Oakville health CEO David Lenihan will face Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, after winning the Republican nomination for the 1st District Senate seat curently held by Scott Sifton. Facing Mitchell Kohlberg in the GOP primary, Lenihan earned 7,266 votes or 66 percent of the vote, while Kohlberg  garnered ...

Photos: Thousands still without power in South County after storms

A tree fell on a pool in St. Louis County in storm damage Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 11, 2020

Thousands of people in South County are waiting to have their electricity restored after powerful storms rolled through Monday night. So far, Ameren Missouri does not have an estimate when power will be restored, but said crews were working overnight to restore power to more than 70,000 households. Not...

Chase looks to add ATMs in South County; zoning hearing tonight

Chase looks to add ATMs in South County; zoning hearing tonight

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 10, 2020

Three freestanding Chase bank ATMs could be built in St. Louis County if the bank gets zoning approval after a public hearing tonight. Residents can attend a videoconferenced public hearing on the ATMs held by the St. Louis County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. The hearing will not b...

Deadline to enroll for Mehlville virtual school Mehlville@Home is Monday

Deadline to enroll for Mehlville virtual school Mehlville@Home is Monday

August 9, 2020

The deadline to enroll in the Mehlville School District’s virtual school, Mehlville@Home, is Monday, Aug. 10. Students who choose the all-virtual school — which will be taught separately than the all-virtual classes that the entire district will start with that could return to classrooms if COVID-1...

Page likely wins two more years as county executive in four-way race

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 7, 2020

St. Louis County voters most likely gave County Executive Sam Page two more years in office by handing him a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday in a four-way race with two well-known opponents. With 70,500 votes for 38 percent of the total vote, Page fended off well-funded challeng...

St. Louis County Library closes all branches again, returns to curbside-only service

A patron picks up some books at the reopening of the St. Louis County Library's Daniel Boone Branch Library in Ellisville on June 19. Some areas of the library are sectioned off for social distancing.

August 6, 2020

The St. Louis County Library again closed all its branches last week, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The libraries returned to curbside-only service July 29, in a move announced the day before. Just as they were from March to June, library buildings will be closed to the public...

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