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Police union endorses Mark Mantovani in county executive race

Mark Mantovani talks with Amy Stuber of Creve Coeur and John Snodgrass of Richmond Heights at his watch party in August 2018 after absentee results came in. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Association is endorsing Mark Mantovani for county executive in the upcoming Democratic primary. The election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, with Mantovani and county Assessor Jake Zimmerman challenging County Executive Sam Page for the Democratic nod. “As a civic ...

House of Pain wins another delay by taking St. Louis County’s lawsuit to federal court

House of Pain wins another delay by taking St. Louis County's lawsuit to federal court

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 18, 2020

The gyms that are staying open despite St. Louis County’s stay-at-home order have won another delay in the county’s lawsuit trying to force them to close. At a Monday morning hearing, House of Pain Gym attorney Chris McDonough said that he filed a last-minute motion to take the case to federal court. It is t...

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...

Lane closures planned this week for Interstate 44 bridge construction

Lane closures planned this week for Interstate 44 bridge construction

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing lanes and shifting traffic in two key areas in South County related to ongoing construction on the new Interstate 44 Meramec River Bridge. Construction started in 2018 and is expected to continue through 2022 at the I-44/Interstate 270 inte...

First confirmed South County case: State group home resident has coronavirus

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health sent this information and more  to the South County Habilitation Center and every other long-term care facility in the county.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 29, 2020

In what marks the first officially confirmed case of coronavirus in South County, a resident of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled tested positive Sunday. A resident of the South County Habilitation Center, 2312 Lemay Ferry Road, received word of a positive test Sunday, Missouri state...

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

December 19, 2019

Candidate filing began Tuesday for the April 7 election for Crestwood and Sunset Hills mayor, along with municipal offices and school board positions across South County. So far, the highlights of the April 2020 races will be a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at least a five-way ...

Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

December 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com An effort to add a “citizens’ bill of rights” to the St. Louis County Charter was struck down by the county Charter Commission. The bill of rights, introduced by Commissioner Chris Grahn-Howard, would be placed directly after the...

Lindbergh High Orchestra partners with German orchestra to celebrate 60 years as sister cities

Students pictured above include back row, left to right: Samuel Caldwell, Nathan Hart, Ian McMurry, Caleb Robinson, James Zipfel, Andrew Kim, Benny Mayer.  Middle row: Meredith Blucker, Lily Jiang, Cole Lilledahl, Kira Boegeman, Philip Duchild, Madlyn Anderson, Rachel Wei.  Front row: Roie Randelman, Ava Wood, Ida Fan, Yeonsoo Park, Mary Lanio.  Not pictured: Raymond Soto, Dimitri Loli.

December 12, 2019

  The Lindbergh High School Orchestra will take part in an exciting overseas collaboration over the next two years, playing alongside the Youth Baroque Orchestra ‘Die Telemänner,’ based in St. Louis’ sister city of Stuttgart, Germany. The LHS orchestra will preview its musical selections ...

Charter plan would create minimum police standards

The Sunset Hills Police Department drives in the SunCrest Fest parade in September 2018. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

December 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Minimum police standards are one step closer to being enshrined in the St. Louis County Charter after the county Charter Commission voted last week to advance the county’s first police requirements. The commission voted to move forward ...

MSD cleaning up after sewage spill into Mississippi River tributary in Oakville

A sign urges residents to avoid contact with remaining floodwater in Lemay Park June 21. Floodwaters may carry sewage and infectious organisms. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 23, 2019

Crews with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, or MSD, are cleaning up after a force main break Saturday in Oakville in south St. Louis County released 260,000 gallons of sewage into a tributary of the Mississippi River. The main runs through a heavily wooded area along Christopher Drive in the ...

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