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Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

Top 10 Stories of the Year: Merger, Stenger and trolley place regionalism on St. Louis center stage

January 9, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com With the leaked news that nonprofit organization Better Together was proposing a sweeping city-county merger that would merge St. Louis County and St. Louis city into one new “megacity” that would be one of the largest cities in the nat...

PHOTOS: Long-awaited St. Louis Aquarium will open Christmas Day

The second floor of the aquarium gives visitors the opportunity to get their hands wet with touch tanks and interactive exhibits. That experience will be temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

December 11, 2019

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will open on Christmas. Special Christmas Day hours will be from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25. Timed admission tickets went on sale last week, temporarily crashing the aquarium website www.stlouisaquarium.com. As construction continued this year, owne...

UPDATED: Suspect in hospital after officer-involved shooting in Oakville

Pictured above: Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex off Nottingham Estates Drive in South County on March 19. The suspect who was shot by police was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 19, 2019

Police shot a man approaching them with a metal pipe Tuesday at Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill roads in Oakville, sending the suspect to the hospital. A police officer from the St. Louis County Police Department arrived at the Butler Hill and Lemay Ferry intersection for a call for service and then was ...

Going bald for a good cause

Participants shave their heads in exchange for audience donations to St. Baldrick's during a

March 15, 2019

Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill and Pub in Sunset Hills hosted St. Baldrick’s, its annual head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. The head-shaving event benefits the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. Part...

Beetles rock. Who knew?

Beetles rock. Who knew?

March 6, 2019

Everyone knows the Beatles rock, but beetles can rock too. Children gathered at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library last month to learn about beetles in a ‘Beetles Rock’ presentation from The Butterfly House. They read bug-themed books and examined the beetles up close with microscop...

Take a tour of Lindbergh High School’s boiler room, infrastructure, classrooms

The 53-year-old piping system. The system is too costly to update in the existing buildings, officials say. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

March 5, 2019

Click here to read more about Lindbergh's $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue, Proposition R for Safe and Ready.

Fitz’s opens second location in south county

Fitz's opens second location in south county

February 3, 2019

St. Louis favorite Fitz’s Root Beer has a new home in south county after the company opened a second location at 5244 S. Lindbergh Blvd. last week. The 220-seat restaurant, dubbed Fitz’s SoCo, is open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. F...

Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

January 26, 2019

Photos by Erin Achenbach.  Mercy Hospital South, formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center, dedicated and blessed their new Mercy Kids ER in a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6. The ER opened in October but underwent renovations over the last two months. Renovations include new decor and activities insi...

Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

January 9, 2019

The Mehlville School District’s “60plus” members joined the district last month for a total team effort of an event at Blades Elementary, with Blades choir students performing, Washington Middle School band members playing holiday tunes and culinary students from Mehlville High preparing a “terrific...

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