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St. Louis County parks will close to stop the spread of virus

Bicyclists enjoying the paved path at the new Cliff Cave Trail in 2018. Bikers also have the option of an unpaved trail.

April 3, 2020

All St. Louis County parks will close by 8 p.m. Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, County Executive Sam Page ordered Thursday. Despite the spread of the coronavirus, people had crowded county land and trails like Cliff Cave Park in Oakville since Page issued a stay-at-home order tha...

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

January 23, 2020

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7.  Crestwood mayor, aldermanic seats in Green Park and Sunset Hills and trustee seats in Grantwood Vill...

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...

‘St. Louis Wheel’ opens next week

‘St. Louis Wheel’ opens next week

September 24, 2019

The St. Louis Wheel, the Ferris wheel at Union Station that is the latest addition to the St. Louis skyline, will open to the public next week. The 200-foot-tall Wheel, carousel and mini golf will open to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30. The Soda Fountain ice-cream parlor located in the f...

Spirit of St. Louis Air Show this weekend is one of a few worldwide to feature both Blue Angels and Red Arrows

The Blue Angels No. 1 plane of Capt. Eric Doyle just after arriving in Chesterfield for the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show this weekend. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show happening in St. Louis County this weekend is one of only three air shows worldwide that will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. It’s rare for the famous flight demonst...

In letter to judge, Stenger says he has ‘deep and constant feeling of remorse’ for pay-to-play

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his victory party in August 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Writing to the judge who will sentence him Friday, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said he feels a “deep and constant feeling of remorse” for orchestrating the pay-to-play scheme that rocked county government. Stenger p...

St. Louis County executive wants to end ‘predatory’ fees for people leaving jail

The Buzz Westfall St. Louis County Justice Center, as seen in June 2019. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 17, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced Tuesday that he wants to eliminate “predatory” fees charged to inmates leaving the county Justice Center. There are six types of fees charged to people in the Justice Center’s custody, but the fees “prevent people leaving custody from having the...

St. Louis County celebrates Pride Month like never before

Rainbow flags lined the walkway between the county Government Center in Clayton and the courthouse in June. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 11, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County emphasized gay pride much more than it ever has before for Pride Month in June, lining the Government Center with rainbow flags and temporarily turning the county logo into a rainbow. Discussion around LGBT Pride events was al...

NW Plaza’s owners could get subpoena to testify to Council

With the two chairs reserved for Bob and David Glarner empty, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas says the developers' failure to appear at a council Ethics Committee hearing is a 'flagrant, flagrant' violation of the public trust. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 1, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The County Council could force the owners of the former Northwest Plaza to testify in front of council members about the county’s lease at the facility, which is estimated to cost county taxpayers between $50 million and $70 million ov...

Cardinals host the Stanley Cup at Busch Stadium tonight

Cardinals host the Stanley Cup at Busch Stadium tonight

June 26, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the Stanley Cup will make an appearance at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, June 26 when the team takes on the Oakland Athletics at 6:15 p.m. The Cardinals will celebrate the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup victory by featuring the Cup with Blues players during prega...

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