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Stay-at-home order starts to lift in St. Louis County, but it’s no ‘return to normal,’ Page says

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 18, 2020

The stay-at-home orders issued in St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis will start to lift  today with some businesses allowed to reopen, but that is far from a “return to normal,” County Executive Sam Page said Monday. “We can’t look at this as a victory or a celebration. Too many live...

It was going to be one of the best concert years ever for St. Louis; now everything is canceled or postponed

Elton John

May 16, 2020

This year was going to be one of the best ever for concerts in St. Louis, with marquee bands like the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine coming to town and a new amphitheater, St. Louis Music Park, opening in Maryland Heights. But now most concerts are canceled or postponed to 2021 becau...

House of Pain gym wins another court delay; county’s day in court postponed to Monday

House of Pain gym wins another court delay; county's day in court postponed to Monday

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 15, 2020

The gym that is being sued by St. Louis County for staying open in defiance of the stay-at-home order has used two motions to delay an emergency hearing on the county’s request for a temporary restraining order until Monday. At the first scheduled hearing Wednesday with Circuit Judge John Lasater...

County Council still has questions about small business grants as deadline looms

New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 15, 2020

BREAKING: The county executive's office emailed County Council members late Friday afternoon, after this article was published, to postpone the deadline to apply for the grants from Sunday, May 17 to Sunday, May 31. Council members will now submit their recommendations for funding by June 15, not Jun...

St. Louis County is charging first responders for masks, protective gear

St. Louis County is charging first responders for masks, protective gear

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 14, 2020

St. Louis County has nearly $175 million in federal grant money to spend in response to the coronavirus, but the county has been charging local first responders for masks. As some St. Louis County police departments and fire districts have found themselves shorthanded on masks and other personal pro...

South County Center and other malls will reopen Monday

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

May 14, 2020

South County Center and other malls in the St. Louis area, including West County Center, the Galleria and Plaza Frontenac, will reopen Monday when St. Louis County begins to lift its stay-at-home order. The malls have been closed for roughly two months during the coronavirus outbreak. The malls are r...

Judge dismisses Christians’ lawsuit challenging St. Louis County stay-at-home order

Judge dismisses Christians' lawsuit challenging St. Louis County stay-at-home order

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 13, 2020

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of Christians alleging that St. Louis County’s stay-at-home order violates their religious freedom by banning large in-person church services. In the lawsuit filed April 28 and dismissed Sunday, St. Louis County residents Lauren Hawse, husband...

GALLERY: Cliff Cave Trail hikers practice social distancing

GALLERY: Cliff Cave Trail hikers practice social distancing

May 12, 2020

With a packed parking lot leading to a packed park, visitors to the trail at Cliff Cave Park in Oakville got some practice with social distancing in the beautiful weather Sunday, May 3, before our current cold snap kicked in. Photos by Deborah Baker.   

Mercy furloughs workers, cuts jobs starting this week; unclear how many at Mercy South

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home last week with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care. He was treated with convalescent plasma donated by someone recovered from COVID-19. 
Mercy South calls a ‘Code Sunshine’ to celebrate with COVID-19 patients as they leave the hospital. After Bill left through the lobby with Lynn to cheers from workers lining the halls, some of his nurses and therapists signed his shirt with their motto ‘Stayin’ Alive.’

May 12, 2020

Mercy is furloughing employees and cutting jobs across its four-state system starting this week due to the coronavirus, but it’s unclear how many of those layoffs and job cuts will happen in St. Louis. The furloughs will start this week and continue through the end of July, as needed, Mercy said in...

Federal judge sides with St. Louis County that COVID-19 lockdowns do not violate Constitution

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 11, 2020

A federal judge has denied two business owners’ motion for a restraining order to end the current stay-at-home orders in St. Louis, blocking efforts to reopen “nonessential” businesses shut down in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. St. Louis County gym owner Allan Finnegan, who lives in Manchest...

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