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Pretto is challenging Murphy in 94th District

Jim Murphy (left) and Jean Pretto (right).

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2020

It will be a rematch of the November 2018 election for the 94th Missouri House District, as Rep. James “Jim” Murphy, a Republican, will once again face Mehlville Board of Education member Emma “Jean” Pretto, a Democrat, in the election Tuesday, Nov. 3. Murphy, 69, 4983 Karington Place Drive, Oa...

Today marks four years since Officer Snyder’s death in line of duty

Officer Blake Snyder

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 6, 2020

Today, Oct. 6, marks four years since Officer Blake Snyder was murdered on duty while responding to a call in Green Park, but his memory lives on in South County through several permanent memorials that have been dedicated in his honor. Snyder was ambushed and shot to death Oct. 6, 2016, by Trenton ...

Burns challenges Trakas for 6th District County Council seat this November

Bob Burns, left, and Ernie Trakas, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2020

Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, will challenge Republican incumbent Ernie Trakas in the election Tuesday, Nov. 3, to see who will take the seat representing the County Council’s 6th District. The 6th District represents Oakville, Lemay, Green Park, Concord and Affton — more than 150,000 residents of ...

Sappington House hopes to raise funds with two outdoor October concerts

The Sappington House

October 5, 2020

The Sappington House in Crestwood will host two concerts in back-to-back weeks, starting this weekend. The two outdoor October concerts will raise funds to preserve St. Louis County’s oldest brick home, Historic Sappington House at 1015 S. Sappington Road, 63126. “Even though Historic Sappington ...

First 2020 victory for Lindbergh Flyers football is long time coming, but worth the wait

The Lindbergh Football Flyers scrimmage in advance of their win in September 2017.

By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter

October 5, 2020

It had been 329 days since the Lindbergh High School football team last took the field for a game when the Flyers took on Northwest Friday night in Cedar Hill. But you wouldn’t know it from the convincing 41-20 victory for the Flyers. Lindbergh (1-0) wasted no time scoring the first win of the se...

Take our poll: Should school districts play football outside St. Louis County to get around COVID-19 restrictions?

The Mehlville Senior High School football team kicked off its 2014 season Friday night, Aug. 22, 2014, at home, falling to Chaminade 50-7. Above, Mehlville's Tradell Cunningham, right, pursues Chaminade's Bryce Johnson. The Panthers faced Pattonville the next week on the road.

October 3, 2020

The Lindbergh Flyers will be playing football in Jefferson County and the Mehlville Panthers and Oakville Tigers will play each other in an undetermined outside county Friday, Oct. 9. Do you agree with this decision?

Page recommends $848 million budget to County Council that has raises for employees and police

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page speaks to reporters after voting Aug. 4, 2020, in Creve Coeur  in the Democratic primary. Page defeated three opponents in the primary.

October 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page submitted his $848 million recommended 2021 budget to the County Council Friday. The budget includes $4.3 million to resume an annual merit pay program for employees, Page said in a news release. Many of St. Louis County’s non-public safety employees have gone with...

Choice versus safety: Missouri scales back motorcycle helmet law

Then-Forder Elementary Principal Scott Clark, an avid motorcyclist, granted Rogers Elementary custodian Dorothy McCormick's wish to take a motorcycle ride in August 2014.

By Mark Ossolinski, Missouri News Network

October 1, 2020

When Columbia resident Ricky Reeves was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 last month, his death appeared to be the latest statistic in a well-documented line of motorcycle-related deaths in Missouri and around the country. What set Reeves’ case apart, however, was its status as one of the first instances of a Missouri motorcyclist being killed while legally not wearing a helmet. “Honestly, I feel like it is the person’s choice,” said Leslie Reeves, his widow. “I know that my husband was killed. I definitely feel like riders should have the ability to make that choice for themselves. ......

St. Louis County advises against Halloween trick-or-treating, screaming and haunted houses due to pandemic


By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 1, 2020

St. Louis County has issued a rating system for how safe Halloween activities are during the COVID-19 pandemic, and traditional trick-or-treating is classified as a high-risk activity. The county says its Halloween safety advice rates the various ways to “celebrate Halloween safely during the COV...

St. Louis County elections board outlines four ways to vote this November, or before

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

September 30, 2020

With the November general election less than five weeks away, the St. Louis County Board of Elections is reminding registered voters of St. Louis County of the need to understand the options for voting in the general election and the important dates and deadlines that apply to the election. The dea...

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