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Bill Gianino, one of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, dies

The Gianino's family of restaurants posted this tribute to patriarch Bill Gianino after his death Friday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 2, 2020

One of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, Bill Gianino, died Friday at his family farm in Cuba, Missouri. William “Bill” Gianino, 69, owned the self-named Gianino’s family of restaurants that started in Oakville with Bill Gianino’s and Frankie G’s, which are next to each other in...

Your guide to voting by mail due to COVID-19 risks

Your guide to voting by mail due to COVID-19 risks

By Madison Czopek, Missouri Information Corps

July 1, 2020

Any registered voter in Missouri will be able to cast a vote by mail in the upcoming August and November elections, thanks to legislation Gov. Mike Parson signed June 4. The new law makes it easier for people to vote from home because of COVID-19. But there are some important things Missouri voters need to know about the law and its restrictions. The Missouri Information Corps from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Journalism found answers to some of the questions you might have as you prepare to vote Aug. 4. We spoke to Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis, Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey, the Democratic director of elections at the St. L...

Everyone now required to wear masks indoors and outside in St. Louis County, city

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

July 1, 2020

St. Louis County and St. Louis City will require everyone to wear a mask or face covering at all times indoors and outside when social distancing is not possible, effective 7 a.m. Friday, July 3.  As cases of the coronavirus increase in the South, West and elsewhere in Missouri, St. Louis cases have rem...

The Pavilion at Lemay pool and gym are open again, with COVID-19 restrictions

People eager to see the brand-new pools packed the Pavilion at Lemay at its opening in June 2015. On June 9, 2015, it was hard to find a parking space as the pool reached its 500-person capacity for the second time since it opened, pictured.

July 1, 2020

The Pavilion at Lemay pool reopened last week for the season, following a number of social distancing restrictions for COVID-19 just as the building indoors has been since June 15. The outdoor pool at the Lemay aquatic center will be open through Aug. 23, along with Labor Day weekend Sept. 5, 6 and 7. T...

JB Blast postponed to October this year due to coronavirus

JB Blast postponed to October this year due to coronavirus

June 30, 2020

The annual JB Blast fireworks show at Jefferson Barracks has been postponed to October this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 JB Blast will now take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, according to the updated Facebook event post. It was originally slated for Friday, July 3. The event ...

St. Louis County Police Department will undergo comprehensive review, funded by Civic Progress

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Gravois and MacKenzie roads to support the Black Lives Matter movement June 6. Some protesters' signs, like that above, called for defunding the police.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 30, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Department will undergo an independent, privately funded review of public safety, use of force and community policing, the county executive announced Monday. County Executive Sam Page and Urban League President and CEO Michael P. McMillan jointly announced on Monday the start o...

St. Louis County Library reopens all branches, then closes one due to positive COVID-19 case

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.

June 30, 2020

All St. Louis County Library branches have reopened with limited capacity and limited services, while still offering curbside pickup for books and materials — but one of the libraries has already closed again due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.  Starting Friday, June 19, all branches reopened wit...

Flash flooding is ‘likely’ due to heavy rains the next two nights

Flash flooding is 'likely' due to heavy rains the next two nights

June 29, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for St. Louis County and surrounding areas ahead of heavy rains expected the next several nights. The watch will be in effect from 7 p.m. Monday night through Wednesday morning, with heavy rains expected Monday night through Tuesday morning t...

First food truck garden in Missouri is opening in Affton for Fourth of July

The patio at 9 Mile Garden.

June 29, 2020

The long-awaited food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will open for Fourth of July weekend after being put on hold for the coronavirus pandemic. The custom-built food truck plaza and entertainment district at 9375 Gravois Road, the corner of Gravois Road and Tobey Avenue, will open to the public...

Mehlville will offer grab-and-go meals through July

A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

June 29, 2020

The Mehlville School District will continue to offer grab-and-go meals through the month of July.  The district, which has been offering grab-and-go meals since schools closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced last week that it will continue providing meals through the end of July. ...

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