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First confirmed South County case: State group home resident has coronavirus

First confirmed South County case: State group home resident has coronavirus

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 29, 2020

In what marks the first officially confirmed case of coronavirus in South County, a resident of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled tested positive Sunday. A resident of the South County Habilitation Center, 2312 Lemay Ferry Road, received word of a positive test Sunday, Missouri state...

Burned body inside box trailer leads to homicide investigation in South County

Burned body inside box trailer leads to homicide investigation in South County

March 29, 2020

Authorities opened a homicide investigation in South County Saturday night after a box trailer was burned with someone inside in Lemay. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call around 7:45 p.m. that led them to the 200 block of Avenue H in South County, by the railroad tracks. Responding...

St. Louis County Police officer tests positive for coronavirus as cases near 300

St. Louis County Police officer tests positive for coronavirus as cases near 300

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 28, 2020

An officer in the St. Louis County Police Department has tested positive for coronavirus, one of 70 new cases announced Saturday by the county. The officer, who was not named by the department, is currently in isolation. The officer lives in St. Louis County and is counted as one of a total 291 positive...

Women in History: Midwest BankCentre’s Veta Jeffery develops community

Women in History: Midwest BankCentre’s Veta Jeffery develops community

Bill Milligan, For the Call

March 27, 2020

Lemay Bank began its existence early last century by aiding the South County community. Today the bank, now known as Midwest BankCentre, has taken that challenge countywide. Midwest BankCentre Senior Vice President for Community Development Veta Jeffery is in charge of that effort. She has led similar...

Coronavirus testing criteria changes in St. Louis County

Coronavirus testing criteria changes in St. Louis County

March 26, 2020

The criteria for coronavirus testing in St. Louis County has changed as the pandemic evolves locally with more cases of “community spread.” The new testing criteria is less focused on travel and more focused on symptoms. “This is a consequence of clear evidence of community transmission being...

South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery

South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis banned dining in at restaurants last week to aid in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, many local restaurants are now offering carryout and delivery services that comply with stricter social distancing measures. Below is a list of some local...

Unemployment claims up as COVID-19 cases in Missouri rise above 300

Unemployment claims up as COVID-19 cases in Missouri rise above 300

Claire Colby, Missouri News Network

March 26, 2020

A day after requesting help from the federal government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday shared details about the state’s response. Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services has confirmed 356 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon. In Wednesday’s briefing, Pa...

South County coronavirus testing site set to open today placed on hold

South County coronavirus testing site set to open today placed on hold

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Mercy placed a planned South County coronavirus testing site on hold Wednesday – the day it was set to open – but still plans to open the new site at some point. Plans for the South County testing were postponed because “we want to make sure we have everyone and everything in place to ensure...

Barton is county’s first female chief in history

Barton is county’s first female chief in history

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 25, 2020

The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners has chosen Capt. Mary Barton, who commands the West County Precinct, as the first female police chief in county history. Barton, who has 41 years of experience at the St. Louis County Police Department, will lead the department starting May 1, afte...

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