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Woman attacks employees at arcade who asked her to wear a mask

A sign on the front door of Incredible Pizza Company in South County Aug. 4  advises customers that they must wear a mask when inside the building at all times, except when eating or drinking.

August 4, 2020

A woman attacked three employees Sunday at America’s Incredible Pizza Company in South County, pushing, shoving and pepper-spraying them after she was asked to wear a mask, as required by St. Louis County mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police said the woman was part of a group that was as...

PowerPlex will host drive-in fireworks for Fourth of July

PowerPlex will host drive-in fireworks for Fourth of July

July 2, 2020

Fourth of July fireworks will be added to the lineup of graduations and concerts taking place at the 500-car Drive-In St. Louis venue at the PowerPlex site at the former St. Louis Mills mall. With annual traditions like the JB Blast and Fair St. Louis postponed or canceled this year due to the coronavirus pa...

St. Louis County awards $2.6 million in grants to five organizations providing food

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page helps pack food into a trunk in May while handing out meals at the Weber Road Library in Affton with the St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search's drive-thru meals program.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 16, 2020

St. Louis County is spending $2.6 million from its federal funding for the coronavirus response for food banks and other organizations delivering food to St. Louis County residents, including those in South County. County Executive Sam Page announced May 13 that $2.6 million from the $173.5 million...

Lindbergh Class of 2020 will get a drive-in graduation at the PowerPlex

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 12, 2020

Lindbergh High School will hold its 2020 graduation Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall in Hazelwood. The school will have an outdoor drive-in graduation ceremony, socially distanced because of COVID-19, Principal Eric Cochran announced in an email to students Friday ...

Krewson imposes curfew to try to prevent repeat of Monday’s mayhem in St. Louis

Krewson imposes curfew to try to prevent repeat of Monday's mayhem in St. Louis

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 2, 2020

A day of peaceful protests turned to mayhem Monday in St. Louis as three separate shootings led Mayor Lyda Krewson to impose a curfew tonight. St. Louis County police officers shot a man in North County during the early hours Tuesday morning after the man and two other suspects fired at officers and ...

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...

Live music returns to St. Louis with drive-in concert series at PowerPlex

Live music returns to St. Louis with drive-in concert series at PowerPlex

May 19, 2020

To make up for the lack of live music in St. Louis , the Powerplex sports complex at the former St. Louis Mills mall, 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd., created a “safe, COVID 19-compliant” drive-in concert series that people can enjoy from their cars. For 11 nights this summer, attendees can enjoy a c...

Construction starting in St. Louis County on state’s first alternative health-care site

Construction starting in St. Louis County on state’s first alternative health-care site

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network

April 9, 2020

Missouri National Guard troops have started work on Missouri’s first alternative health care facility to help respond to an influx of COVID-19 patients. The site is in North St. Louis County. "We know there is an increasing concern over hospital bed space equipment and alternative care sites," Gov. Mike...

Free drive-thru meals, diapers available at St. Louis County Library during school shutdown

A volunteer hands out free diapers at the Natural Bridge Branch of the St. Louis County Library this week.

April 5, 2020

The St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are providing drive-thru food pickup and diapers for children at select branch locations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, including at the Weber Road branch in South County. All libraries are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, bu...

Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

St. Louis County released this geographic data of coronavirus cases Friday, the first time the county's cases had been publicly sorted by ZIP code.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 3, 2020

Updated at 4:25 p.m. April 3 with update on Crestwood and Sunset Hills, plus more North County ZIP codes.  Some areas of South County and St. Louis County are being hit harder by the coronavirus than others, according to data the county released Friday that for the first time breaks down the county...

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