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Restrictions loosened on senior facilities as records show the toll of COVID-19

At the time this photo was taken in March, three residents and an employee at the South County Habilitation Center had tested positive for COVID-19, the first officially confirmed cases in South County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 24, 2020

St. Louis County is loosening restrictions on senior facilities at the same time that newly collected data showed that most of the deaths in St. Louis County from COVID-19 have been nursing home residents. The numbers show that nursing home residents have comprised nearly two-thirds of the deaths in St....

St. Louis County Library holds groundbreaking ceremony for new Eureka branch today

A rendering of the St. Louis County Library's new Eureka Hills Branch.

June 24, 2020

The St. Louis County Library will host a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a new, larger library branch in Eureka, expanding library service in a growing area of St. Louis County. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at 500 Workman Road in Eureka, Missouri. Mas...

Crestwood Parks and Recreation announces COVID reopening plan

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

June 23, 2020

Crestwood will begin the process of reopening its parks and recreation facilities, including the Community Center, the city announced Monday.  Beginning July 1, the Parks and Recreation Department said in a Facebook post will begin taking reservations for pavilions, tennis courts and ball fields...

Trooper pulls man out of burning car on Interstate 55

Brock Teague

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 23, 2020

A Missouri state trooper pulled a man out of a burning car in South County, saving the man’s life. Around 2 a.m. Saturday, June 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a rollover crash on the northbound ramp of Interstate 255 leading to northbound Inter...

Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures

Mehlville looks at how to return to school during a pandemic, possibly with rolling closures

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

Online-only update: Since this article was published, Mehlville announced a new virtual school option, Mehlville@Home. Read more here.  As the start of school looms in August, the Mehlville School District is considering three different options about what the return to the classroom might look like...

‘Defund the police’ signs lead to talks about policing with a new perspective

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 23, 2020

As protests have swept the country for the last month in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a growing movement to “defund the police” is gaining traction with some officials. The idea of defunding the police didn’t have mainstream support before the video capturing the death o...

VIDEO: See bulldozers demolish Lindbergh High School Math Building

The LHS Math Building comes down.

June 23, 2020

The Lindbergh High School Math Building is coming down today, the first major step in construction of the new Lindbergh High School. The building demolition is the first major step in construction for the $89 million new Lindbergh High School, which will be built at the site of the current LHS usi...

Unclear federal guidance stalls pandemic relief spending in Missouri

A lawsuit argued that only state health director Dr. Randall Williams, seen here last week with Gov. Mike Parson, had the power to shut down businesses in Missouri.

By Madison McVan and Claire Colby, Missouri Information Corps

June 23, 2020

More than $2 billion in coronavirus response money is floating around Missouri, but it’s currently unclear how and when officials will spend it all. The federal government sent $2.38 billion to Missouri as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed March 27....

St. Louis County holding a Virtual Job Fair today and Friday

St. Louis County holding a Virtual Job Fair today and Friday

June 18, 2020

St. Louis County Workforce Development will be hosting a Virtual Job Fair that continues today, Thursday, June 18, along with Friday, June 19. The event will feature multiple industries and many employers in the St. Louis metro area, complete with direct application links and contact information for immediat...

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

Socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive organized by Oakville High student

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2020

A socially distanced Black Lives Matter drive will take place Wednesday in Oakville, organized by an Oakville High School student. The drive, organized by Thomas Schartner, a 2020 OHS graduate and son of Mehlville Board of Education President Kevin Schartner, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ju...

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