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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...

St. Louis County takes a paid holiday for Juneteenth

St. Louis County takes a paid holiday for Juneteenth

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

St. Louis County officially celebrated Juneteenth again this year, after a decision by County Executive Sam Page to make it a paid holiday for all county employees. Juneteenth fell on Friday, June 19 this year, and the holiday — traditionally celebrated as an Independence Day for African Americans marki...

Eateries innovate as they adapt to COVID

A table at Roberto’s in Sappington is shown surrounded by the new shield June 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

Sitting down to eat at a restaurant looks different these days, as eateries allowed to reopen in St. Louis County last month adjust how they can safely do business during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants could reopen their doors to dine-in patrons at 25-percent capacity May 18, after being required to...

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...

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....

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