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Metro requires all passengers to wear masks, starting today

Metro Transit released this graphic of passengers wearing masks ahead of the requirement that went into effect Monday, May 11.

May 11, 2020

All riders on Metro Transit will be required to wear face masks beginning today — Monday, May 11. The transit system that operates MetroLink light rail and MetroBus said that the requirement is being taken “to help protect transit riders and Metro Transit employees from the spread of coronavi...

All major events canceled due to coronavirus; schools will be closing

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement last week of most major events, with schools closing for the next two weeks and St. Louis regional leaders banning events of more than 50 people. St. Louis County election authorities ask...

Interstate 255 in Illinois set to close for nearly all of 2020

Interstate 255 in Illinois set to close for nearly all of 2020

January 31, 2020

Interstate 255 in Illinois will close between Interstate 64 and Collinsville in both directions Saturday, the first step in construction that will close the interstate for nearly all of 2020. Starting in February and continuing through November, the $67 million reconstruction of Interstate 255 will co...

St. Louis County officer dies in off-duty car crash; had served in Affton Southwest Precinct

St. Louis County officer dies in off-duty car crash; had served in Affton Southwest Precinct

October 11, 2019

A St. Louis County officer who died Friday after an off-duty car crash in Illinois was a “dedicated police officer” and father of five children who had served in the Affton Southwest Precinct during his eight-year career. St. Louis County Police Department Officer James “Mitch” Ellis Jr. w...

Metro had record ridership for Blues Stanley Cup parade, with no security incidents

Metro had record ridership for Blues Stanley Cup parade, with no security incidents

June 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Metro St. Louis had a record ridership day and no security incidents Saturday during the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup parade, with an unprecedented 100,000 extra boardings on a single summer Saturday. MetroLink had 100,000 more boardin...

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...

County executive authorizes record Metro funding, despite his objections

Steve Stenger

September 22, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The same night the County Council introduced a resolution that could spark a legal fight about county auditor staffing, County Executive Steve Stenger avoided another potential showdown last week by authorizing record Metro funding. Stenger...

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