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TIF Commission convenes starting Feb. 4 for Crestwood mall plan from McBride/Dierbergs

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 27, 2021

The Crestwood mall site has its fourth developer in seven years, but city officials are confident that the latest plan combining proposals from McBride Homes and Dierbergs Market will actually be built,...

St. Louis County announces plan for mass vaccination sites, starting in Ferguson

Intensive care nurse Nicole Boyer speaks with reporters after being one of the first 20 nurses at Mercy Hospital South to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Boyer, who works in the ICU, has seen 'the worst of the worst' of COVID-19 cases.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 27, 2021

St. Louis County will open a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Ferguson, with plans to open similar sites across the county, but it’s not yet known when the site will open and how many vaccines the state...

Snow causing traffic issues in South County; part of Watson Road shut down

Snow causing traffic issues in South County; part of Watson Road shut down
January 27, 2021

The Crestwood Police Department has shut down a section of Watson Road due to problems with traffic in the snow, and is asking members of the public to avoid Watson between Sappington and Rock Hill roads...

Lembke tests positive for COVID-19; two more Missouri senators in quarantine

Jim Lembke appears at a forum. Bill Milligan photo
By Jason Hancock, Missouri Independent January 27, 2021

Former Sen. Jim Lembke, who once represented South County in the Missouri Senate and is now a staffer for the Senate’s conservative caucus, has tested positive for COVID-19, and two state senators announced...

Missouri ranks last in residents vaccinated for COVID-19

A nurse at Mercy Hospital South prepares the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for Mercy's Chief Medical Officer Aamina Akhtar Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mercy South planned to vaccinate 20 workers Dec. 14 and another 20 staffers Dec. 15.
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent January 27, 2021

Out of the 50 states, Missouri ranks last in the nation in terms of the percentage of its residents who have received the initial shot of a COVID vaccine.  Only 4 percent of Missouri residents have received...

Sunset Hills holds special meeting after rejecting Missouri American Water tower

Affton firefighters tour the inside of a Missouri American Water tank at Tesson Ferry and Gravois roads in South County.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter January 26, 2021

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting Tuesday about a new Missouri American Water tower the city rejected earlier this month. Neighbors are opposed to the tower, but the city attorney...

Targeting St. Louis County, Republican lawmakers seek to curb local control over COVID-19 health orders

In a photo tweeted by Gov. Mike Parson, Parson speaks at a Branson retreat in November 2020 to Missouri senators who were not wearing masks including, second from right, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, who represents Sunset Hills, and third from right, Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, who represents Arnold.
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent January 26, 2021

Editor's note: Since this hearing last week, Sen. Andrew Koenig tested positive for COVID-19, and Sen. Bill Eigel said that he had close contact with someone who tested positive and would isolate.  When...

Self-storage facility proposed along Gravois Road

Self-storage facility proposed along Gravois Road
January 23, 2021

A self-storage facility in Sappington, a new 26-acre subdivision in Oakville, a new QuikTrip at the corner of Lindbergh and Lemay Ferry and a new construction company office on South County Center Way...

On first day back in school, Oakville High student wears Confederate flag mask

On first day back in school, Oakville High student wears Confederate flag mask
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 22, 2021

A student wore a Confederate flag mask to Oakville High School Tuesday that apparently went either unnoticed or unreported by teachers for two 90-minute classes, upsetting students who reported the mask...

Filing ends for April election: Here’s who is running in Lindbergh, Mehlville, Sunset Hills, Green Park

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.
By Staff Report January 20, 2021

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for a number of governmental positions that are up for election April 6, setting up several competitive races across South County. One of the trends this year is that many...

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