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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...

University of Missouri System researchers take on new projects during COVID-19 pandemic

The researchers receive wastewater samples in vials to test. Photo courtesy of Marc Johnson.

By Regan Mertz, Missouri Information Corps

June 27, 2020

Since the coronavirus struck Missouri in early March, university researchers across the state have postponed their projects. Some have found a new focus: the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Some researchers began new projects even as their labs and campuses closed. Some left behind their usual specialties....

Republicans call for in-person St. Louis County Council meetings

St. Louis County Councilman and then-Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas listens to public comment from mothers of St. Louis County policemen at a 2019 council meeting.

June 27, 2020

The Republican members of the St. Louis County Council are asking that county government start holding in-person meetings again. The County Council has observed the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 social distancing guidelines since they were instituted March 17 and has conducted our videoc...

All St. Louis County Library branches reopen with limited capacity, services

The Grant's View County Library at night.

June 26, 2020

All St. Louis County Library branches have reopened with limited capacity and limited services, while still offering curbside pickup for books and materials. Masks will be required, and the number of people allowed in the building will be enforced to encourage social distancing. Starting Friday, June 19, all branches reope...

New police chief faces questions over department, racism and her response

Lt. Col. Mary Barton

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

County officials are divided over whether there is systemic racism in the St. Louis County Police Department, with Democratic County Council members and even a member of the police board that just hired Chief Mary Barton questioning the leadership of the brand-new police chief on the issue. Barton took over the...

Protesting in a pandemic: Missourians weigh the public health risks of confronting police brutality

Protesting in a pandemic: Missourians weigh the public health risks of confronting police brutality

By Claire Colby, Missouri Information Corps

June 25, 2020

In the days since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, crowds have gathered across the state and world to protest police brutality. This has raised some concerns about worsening the spread of COVID-19. St. Louis County officials have asked unmasked protestors to quarantine for two weeks. Pr...

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