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City of St. Louis adds new business restrictions to combat coronavirus, including closing late-night bars and limiting capacity

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, goes for the inaugural ride on the St. Louis Wheel during a media preview day of the Wheel, Tuesday, Sept. 24. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 12, 2020

The city of St. Louis will implement similar business restrictions to combat the coronavirus as those set by St. Louis County weeks ago. Mayor Lyda Krewson and Dr. Fredrick Echols, the acting director of the Department of Health/Health Commissioner for the city of St. Louis, announced Wednesday that...

Flash flood warning issued for Crestwood, Affton, Mehlville, east St. Louis County and Illinois

The South County area saw heavy rain and flash flooding June 26, 2019. The downpour led to flash flooding at Whitecliff Park near Gravois Creek in Crestwood, and the Crestwood Fire Department had to rescue one man who had become stranded due to the flooding. The rescue operation was timely since the Fire Department conducted water rescue training at Whitecliff Quarry in May. Photos courtesy of the Crestwood Fire Department.

August 12, 2020

Even as some South County residents wait for their electricity to be restored after powerful storms Monday, the National Weather Service of St. Louis said flash floods are likely Wednesday in areas of St. Louis County including Crestwood, Affton and Mehlville, along with the areas of Illinois closes...

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...

So you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 — now what?

So you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 — now what?

By Claire Colby, Missouri Information Corps

August 11, 2020

As scientists work to understand the novel coronavirus, public health guidance continues to shift with new discoveries. This can make it difficult to know exactly what to do if you’ve been exposed to the virus. The Missouri Information Corps spoke to three public-health officials on the latest advice...

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...

Food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden reopens Wednesday with indoor bar closed, more masks and expanded hours

Dinner-goers visit 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton, during its last night of operation Thursday, July 30. The state’s first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden just opened July 3, before announcing last week that it would temporarily close beginning Friday, July 31, after County Executive Sam Page tightened capacities on restaurants to 25 percent in an effort to stem rising coronavirus infections in the region.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 10, 2020

Missouri’s first food truck garden 9 Mile Garden will reopen Wednesday after shutting down July 30 as, spurred by rising cases of COVID-19, St. Louis County imposed new business restrictions on late-night bars. The food track garden said it chose to close and reopen and has been “working closely...

Heat advisory issued for St. Louis region as temps could feel like 107 degrees Monday, followed by severe thunderstorm watch

Heat advisory issued for St. Louis region as temps could feel like 107 degrees Monday, followed by severe thunderstorm watch

August 10, 2020

A heat advisory is in effect through 7 p.m. Monday for St. Louis County and surrounding areas, followed by a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m. The National Weather Service of St. Louis said that heat index values up to 107 degrees are anticipated. Everyone in east central Mis...

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...

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