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Mehlville Fire is weathering COVID-19 crisis with mobile screening

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 2, 2020

Some fire districts in St. Louis County have reported problems handling an increased number of calls while running out of the personal protective equipment needed to fend off the coronavirus. But for the Mehlville Fire Protection District, the story is the opposite: Calls are down overall, and the distr...

GALLERY: Birthday parades bring joy to special days during stay-at-home order

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups like Lindbergh Community Birthday Parades, Oakville Birthday Parades and Mehlville Birthday Parades. Above, Ryan from Crestwood got a parade for his birthday April 6.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2020

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups lik...

Mary Barton sworn in today as first female St. Louis County Police chief

Incoming Chief Lt. Col. Mary Barton

April 30, 2020

Lt. Col. Mary Barton, who commands the West County Precinct, was sworn in today as the first female police chief in St. Louis County history. Barton, who has 41 years of experience at the St. Louis County Police Department, is set to lead the department after Chief Jon Belmar retires effective today,...

South County ‘Helpers’ provide aid during COVID-19 crisis

Representatives of the St. Louis Area Foodbank and the Missouri National Guard survey the drop off site on Locust Street for the Fill Up the Pickup Challenge this Saturday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

Several local residents have formed groups of neighborhood volunteers to serve as the “helpers” for local families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Facebook groups have been set up in Oakville and Sunset Hills/Crestwood to organize neighborhood captains to help with needs as people are suffer...

‘Cruisin’ Lindbergh’ gets a lot of attention, but seems unlikely to happen again

In this still from a YouTube video of the 'Cruisin' Lindbergh' event April 18, a car prepares to do a burnout on the Ronnie's Plaza parking lot as onlookers gather.

April 29, 2020

It’s a pastime many area drivers have participated in for decades, but cruising South Lindbergh Boulevard never got so much attention as it did two Saturdays ago, when crowds descended on the famous road despite stay-at-home orders in effect due to the coronavirus outbreak. An event planned out of the Facebo...

Interstate 44 Meramec Bridge lane closures now set for Thursday

Interstate 44 Meramec Bridge lane closures now set for Thursday

April 29, 2020

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing lanes and shifting traffic Thursday, April 30, in two key areas in South County related to ongoing construction on the new Interstate 44 Meramec River Bridge. The work was originally scheduled for last Thursday but was postponed to next week due...

Laumeier Sculpture Park’s annual Art Fair goes virtual this Mother’s Day

The Laumeier Art Fair in 2017.

April 29, 2020

More than 80 artists from Missouri and beyond are participating in Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Online Art Fair, which is taking place virtually Friday, May 8 through Monday, May 11. This year would have been the 33rd annual Art Fair at the sculpture park in Sunset Hills, always held on Mother’s Day wee...

New Crestwood Elementary principal comes from Rockwood

New Crestwood Elementary principal comes from Rockwood

April 29, 2020

Lindbergh Schools announced Wednesday that the district has hired a new principal for Crestwood Elementary School, effective July 1. The Lindbergh Board of Education unanimously approved hiring Rockwood South Middle School Assistant Principal Charity Schluter when it met in virtual closed session Tuesday...

County officials divided on how to spend $175 million in COVID-19 funds

St. Louis County Council Chairwoman Lisa Clancy, D-Affton, reacts as her preferred full appropriation of coronavirus funding fails to move forward as she chairs the council meeting April 21.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 28, 2020

With $175 million in hand in federal stimulus money for the coronavirus response,  St. Louis county government is deeply divided over how to decide how to spend it. The federal government sent the money to St. Louis County by wire transfer April 22. It totals nearly a third of the county’s total b...

Page reopens 33 county parks, including South County’s largest ones

Bicyclists enjoying the paved path at the new Cliff Cave Trail in 2018. Bikers also have the option of an unpaved trail.

April 28, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced a plan Tuesday to reopen county parks, even as his extended stay-at-home order remains in effect. Page’s announcement at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday opened 33 parks immediately, although he warned that they would be closed again if people don’t use social di...

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