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South County Chick-fil-A employee tests positive for COVID-19

The South County Chick-fil-A is closed Tuesday, March 31 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant plans to reopen Wednesday, April 1 after a deep cleaning.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

The South County Chick-fil-A is temporarily closed after an employee there tested positive for the novel coronavirus. An employee at the Chick-fil-A near the South County Center, 4125 Lemay Ferry Road, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from Chick-fil-A. The store has been...

Man and woman charged in South County armed robberies that led to lockdowns

The two suspects in the string of armed robberies, James Leach, left, and Kelly Lenz, right.

December 6, 2019

A man and a woman are facing charges for a string of armed robberies last week and this week across South County after their capture Thursday led to a lockdown at two schools. Police say the pair, a man from St. Louis and a woman from Cuba, Missouri, robbed a string of stores along Lemay Ferry with a...

Bayless set for a ‘road diet’ in 2022 plans

Bayless set for a ‘road diet’ in 2022 plans

November 21, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Bayless Avenue will be undergoing a “road diet” and repaving beginning in 2022, but not all residents in the area are happy about slimming the four-lane road down to two lanes. Under the proposed project, Bayless Avenue would be re...

Man in motorized wheelchair hit by car, killed in South County

Man in motorized wheelchair hit by car, killed in South County

November 18, 2019

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed while crossing a street in South County Monday night. Police said the man who was hit, who has not yet been publicly identified, is between 60 and 70 years old. He was attempting to cross Lemay Ferry just south of Victory Drive around 6:15 p.m. ...

Kutis family increases reward in funeral home arson to $20,000

Footage of the fire being extinguished by the Mehlville Fire Protection District. Photo from Fox 2.

October 30, 2019

The Kutis family is doubling the reward to $20,000 in an attempt to find out who intentionally set a fire at one of the family’s funeral homes in South County in March. In what police say is a case of arson, someone threw two “fire-starting devices” onto the roof of the Kutis Funeral Home at 5...

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

October 1, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published July 22, 1993 Highway officials said last week they will inspect five bridges along the Meramec River before reopening them to traffic after flooding recedes. Bridges at Telegraph, Lemay Ferry, Tesson Ferry and Old Gravois roads are of primary int...

Thief cuts hole in roof to rob South County Church’s Chicken

The Church's Chicken on South Lindbergh and Lin Ferry, as seen Sept. 25. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 27, 2019

A thief went to great lengths to try to steal from both South County Church’s Chicken restaurants, even cutting a hole in one of the fast-food restaurant’s roofs in order to get inside. St. Louis County prosecutors charged Aaron Lewis, 27, Wednesday with two counts of second-degree burglary ...

Classes canceled at Mehlville High after water main break outside school

The scene at the water main break Friday morning. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 13, 2019

Update, 3 p.m.: Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines received notice that the water was turned back on just after 2 p.m. Friday. He said an ACT test scheduled to take place at the school Saturday will continue as planned. Classes at Mehlville High School were canceled Friday after a water main brea...

Open house held tonight on proposed $4.7 million Bayless Avenue project

A Google Maps aerial view of Bayless Avenue.

July 10, 2019

The St. Louis County Department of Transportation will hold an open house tonight — Wednesday, July 10 — to gather feedback from South County residents regarding proposed improvements to Bayless Avenue. The open house will last from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County ...

Kutis family offers $10,000 reward for tips in funeral home arson

Footage of the fire being extinguished by the Mehlville Fire Protection District. Photo from Fox 2.

April 4, 2019

The Kutis family is offering an extra $10,000 reward to try to find whoever intentionally set one of the family’s funeral homes on fire two weeks ago. Police said someone threw two “fire-starting devices” onto the roof of the Kutis Funeral Home at 5255 Lemay Ferry Road in Oakville in the early m...

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