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South county plus north city equals holiday joy

South county plus north city equals holiday joy

December 22, 2018

As it has for more than a decade, Mehlville High School’s National Honor Society created boxes for the ‘Shoe Box Project’ to give to students at Clay Academy of Exploration and Civics in St. Louis Public Schools, above. Students from schools throughout Mehlville contributed gifts like toys, p...

Grant’s Farm done with elephants after all four die this year

Max, the last remaining Grant's Farm elephant, died this month at the age of 14. Photo courtesy of Grant's Farm.

December 22, 2018

Max, the last remaining Grant's Farm elephant, died this month at the age of 14. Photo courtesy of Grant's Farm. Grant’s Farm says it is done keeping elephants “at this time” after all four elephants living at the south county attraction died this year, including the young and seemingly healthy ...

Mold temporarily relocates Affton precinct

The Affton Southwest Precinct, as seen when residents decorated the patrol car of fallen Officer Blake Snyder after he was killed in the line of duty in October 2016.

December 21, 2018

The Affton Southwest Precinct, as seen when residents decorated the patrol car of fallen Officer Blake Snyder after he was killed in the line of duty in October 2016. Due to possible mold, the Affton Southwest Precinct has moved “for the foreseeable future” to a shopping plaza in Crestwood. The agi...

Record-setting number of wreaths set at Jefferson Barracks in Wreaths Across America, captured by drone footage

Record-setting number of wreaths set at Jefferson Barracks in Wreaths Across America, captured by drone footage

December 21, 2018

Wreaths Across America at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery last weekend was the most successful wreath laying event ever at the cemetery, with help from the Gateway Gold Star Mothers organization. Volunteers in St. Louis purchased and set nearly 25,000 wreaths for the annual event to honor veterans, ...

Keller Plaza 8 movie theater in south county closes

Keller Plaza 8 movie theater in south county closes

December 20, 2018

Photo courtesy of Google Maps. The Keller Plaza 8 Cine, the “dollar theater” that was a fixture of many south countians’ childhoods, closed suddenly Wednesday. The eight-screen theater was located next to the St. Louis County Government Center South and Sam’s Club at 4572 Lemay Ferry Road in...

Crestwood Elementary first-graders tell Santa what they want this year

Crestwood Elementary first-graders tell Santa what they want this year

December 19, 2018

Crestwood Elementary School first-grade students tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas this year. Dear Santa: How do you make your reindeer fly the sleigh? I like unicorns a lot myself. I just want anything unicorn for Christmas, and I know that my friend Lisa wants everything I want. Your friend, ...

Two from Florissant killed on Interstate 55 after traffic tied up due to hazmat spill

Two from Florissant killed on Interstate 55 after traffic tied up due to hazmat spill

December 19, 2018

Two people were killed in a car crash at Interstate 55 and Butler Hill Road Tuesday, after they stopped due to a traffic tie-up caused by a hazmat spill on the interstate. A man and woman from Florissant were rear-ended by a pickup truck about 2:50 p.m. as they were standing in stopped traffic on the inter...

Other schools step up for students after Vatterott College closes

Other schools step up for students after Vatterott College closes

December 19, 2018

After Vatterott College suddenly closed all its campuses nationwide Monday, including its location in Sunset Hills, students are scrambling to figure out where to go for their education. The decision by the for-profit school came with no warning to students or employees. The “difficult decision has b...

Take our poll: Were you rooting for St. Louis’ own Kennedy Holmes to win NBC’s ‘The Voice’?

THE VOICE -- Season: 15 -- Contestant Gallery -- Pictured: Kennedy Holmes -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

December 19, 2018

Kennedy came in fourth place on "The Voice," but our readers thought ahead of time that she would win. Now tell us: Were you rooting for the hometown teenager?     Forever obsessed with you, @iamkennedyholmes. We know your career is going to take off! You are a QUEEN! 👑 pic.twitter.com/irm5Y...

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