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Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

Drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim.’ Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 15, 2019

During a mock rescue in 2018, Mehlville firefighter and drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim’ using the district's small drone. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspaper...

Two lanes on JB Bridge to Illinois closed for another week; completely closed next weekend

Pictured above: This screenshot from a drone video taken by YouTube user Stl Silver Fox shows the JB Bridge from above.

August 11, 2019

Drivers heading into Illinois will want to avoid using the Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Interstate 255 during weekdays again this week, as the Missouri Department of Transportation is still closing two lanes on the bridge. Two eastbound lanes will be closed across the bridge over the Mississippi Ri...

Two lanes of Jefferson Barracks Bridge reopen Friday morning

Pictured above: This screenshot from a drone video taken by YouTube user Stl Silver Fox shows the JB Bridge from above.

May 16, 2019

Two lanes of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge will reopen for Friday morning rush hour after the Missouri Department of Transportation received the results of days of inspection Thursday. The westbound JB Bridge from Illinois to Missouri has been completely shut down since Sunday after a routine inspecti...

Massive 6-foot crack in JB Bridge led to shutdown; MoDOT considering crossover to other bridge

Inspectors examine underneath the westbound JB Bridge this week.

May 15, 2019

Missouri state officials are not yet sure when the westbound lanes of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge will reopen to traffic after inspectors found a massive 6-foot crack in the bridge last weekend. All westbound lanes on Interstate 255 on the bridge crossing from Illinois to Missouri have been closed si...

All lanes of JB Bridge from Illinois into Missouri shut down through end of week

This screenshot from a drone video taken by YouTube user Stl Silver Fox shows the JB Bridge from above.

May 14, 2019

All the westbound lanes of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge across the Mississippi River from Illinois to South County are still closed through at least the end of the week due to emergency bridge repairs. The Missouri Department of Transportation said that “highly specialized” inspection teams are examining ...

All lanes on JB Bridge open after Tuesday shutdown

All lanes on JB Bridge open after Tuesday shutdown

April 18, 2018

All lanes of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge were reopened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, following a 10-hour shutdown caused traffic backups around south county during rush hour. The Missouri Department of Transportation shut down the two left lanes on the outgoing side of the JB Bridge to Illinois...

Police unsuccessfully search for man seen on JB Bridge

Police unsuccessfully search for man seen on JB Bridge

December 7, 2017

Police unsuccessfully searched for a man standing on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge last Friday, but they are not sure if the incident is connected to the ongoing search for a man missing from Lemay. The St. Louis County Police Department and the Columbia Fire Protection District from Columbia, Ill.,...

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