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Historic NASA/SpaceX flight will launch St. Louis County astronaut to space this weekend

From left, Demo-2 crew members Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley pose for a photo after speaking to members of the media on May 20, 2020, at the Launch and Landing Facility runway following the crew’s arrival to the Florida spaceport.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 27, 2020

Update: The launch Wednesday was scrubbed due to weather, with the next attempt at 2:22 p.m. Central time Saturday, then another launch window Sunday.  For the first time since 2011, American astronauts are launching into space on an American rocket from American soil, and one of the historic mission...

Chance the Rapper honors Crestwood Elementary teacher Darrion Cockrell, donates $30,000

Crestwood Elementary School physical education and health teacher Darrion Cockrell was honored as Lindbergh Schools Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement April 14.

May 11, 2020

Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper recognized the Lindbergh Schools 2020 Teacher of the Year Darrion Cockrell Friday for going above and beyond to help his students thrive.  “Mr. DC” teaches physical education at Crestwood Elementary School. During the live presentation, Chance the Ra...

St. Louis County is home to COVID-19 vaccine development

Christine Smith, left, a vice president at Pfizer, details the production and trials that will be happening at Pfizer's Chesterfield, Missouri facility, alongside Missouri Gov. Mike Parson.

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network

May 9, 2020

A Pfizer facility in Chesterfield is working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. “In a short order of time, we worked closely with regulatory authorities and accelerated what typically would have taken months into weeks and weeks into a matter of days in order to rapidly and safely enter the clinic,...

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is being produced and tested in St. Louis County lab

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is being produced and tested in St. Louis County lab

May 7, 2020

Pfizer is ramping up production in hopes of producing a vaccine for the coronavirus within months, the company announced this week. And the vaccine will be produced and tested in St. Louis County. During Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s COVID-19 briefing Thursday, he was joined by Christine Smith, head of th...

On 107th birthday, St. Louis man is oldest in United States to beat COVID-19

Rudi Heider celebrates his 107th birthday and his successful recovery in beating COVID-19.

May 2, 2020

A 107-year old Chesterfield resident is believed to be the oldest patient in the United States and one of the oldest in the world to recover from the coronavirus. Rudi Heider celebrated his “miraculous” COVID-19 recovery on his 107th birthday, April 29, when he first met all the benchmarks for r...

Oakville team collaborates on emergency ventilator designed to prevent shortages

Dr. Brian Froelke of Oakville, above, is shown just after receiving a protoype of the ARMEE ventilator in the mail. The simple ventilator can be 3D printed from just a few parts costing less than $100.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

A nonprofit crowdsourced initiative to prevent a shortage of ventilators in hospitals due to the coronavirus has connected engineers and physicians across the country and the world, with key players in South County contributing to the project. As medical experts looking at Italy in March warned of possib...

The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

December 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor A Mehlville School District teacher got international attention for an assignment asking students to “set your price for a slave,” but the parent who objected does not want to see her fired. A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary in Oakv...

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 ...

Wesley Bell still hasn’t responded to requests to reopen Ferguson investigation

The Michael Brown Chosen for Change Foundation posted this photo of Michael Brown Sr. and his youngest daughter Mikelle taken before the press conference on Facebook.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor A month after Michael Brown Sr.’s call for St. Louis County prosecutors to reopen the investigation into his son’s death in Ferguson five years ago, county Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has not yet given an indication whether he’ll reop...

Fellow student charged in murder of Sunset Hills college student Ally Kostial

Ally Kostial in a photo posted to Facebook by her friend Sammie Martin.

July 24, 2019

A fellow student has been charged with murder in the death in Mississippi of Ally Kostial, an Ole Miss student and 2016 Lindbergh High School graduate from Sunset Hills. Alexandria “Ally” Kostial, 21, was found dead Saturday about 20 miles from Oxford, Mississippi. She was working on her marketing degree at the University of Mississippi, and this summer was taking...

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