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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 ...

The Magic House will reopen June 15 with reservations, reduced capacity

Siblings Anders and Vaeya Rhodes climb on The Magic House playground in summer 2018. They both wore neon green shirts to the event, so that they'd match. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 2, 2020

The Magic House in Kirkwood and its St. Louis city satellite location, MADE for Kids, will reopen in the coming weeks, joining other area attractions opening their doors as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in St. Louis County and the city. The Magic House announced Monday that The Magic House, St...

St. Louis Aquarium and St. Louis Wheel will reopen Monday with new safety, cleaning protocols

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.

June 2, 2020

The St. Louis Aquarium and St. Louis Wheel will reopen Monday, June 8, after receiving clearance from the city of St. Louis. The aquarium, Wheel and other retail and restaurants at Union Station will resume regular hours next Monday with enhanced social distancing, safety and sanitizing protocols to pro...

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...

Gateway Arch goes dark for two weeks to help migrating birds

Gateway Arch goes dark for two weeks to help migrating birds

May 9, 2020

The Gateway Arch has gone dark for two weeks to help migrating birds. “The beginning of May is the peak time for birds migrating north for the summer,” says Pam Sanfilippo, chief of museum services and interpretation, Gateway Arch National Park. “The first two weeks of May, we will turn off the ...

Business owners sue St. Louis County, city so that businesses can reopen

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

Business owners from St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the stay-at-home orders that are forcing “nonessential” businesses to stay closed until at least mid-May due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Allan Finnegan of...

St. Louis stay-at-home order could be extended into May, officials say

St. Louis Public Library Director Waller McGuire speaks at a Jan. 7 press conference announcing a

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 13, 2020

The stay-at-home order in effect through next week in St. Louis County and St. Louis city is likely to be extended into May, the county executive and mayor both said Monday. Statewide and countywide executive orders currently mandate that people stay home and any non-essential businesses remain closed through April 25 to prevent the sprea...

Fair St. Louis canceled by coronavirus

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks
Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and
a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the
festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 3, 2020

Fair St. Louis is canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Fair St. Louis and America’s Birthday Parade will not hold their 2020 Independence Day celebrations scheduled to take place July 2, 3 and 4, 2020, in downtown St. Louis. The decision to cancel the free events was made “due to COVID-19 healt...

St. Louis County residents ordered to stay at home as a way to combat coronavirus

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 24, 2020

St. Louis County joined states like Illinois, California and New York with a stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus, under a decree issued by County Executive Sam Page that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in va...

St. Louis restaurants close to dine-in customers starting Friday; part of ‘social distancing’

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.

March 18, 2020

Restaurants and bars in St. Louis County and St. Louis city will close for dine-in business starting Friday, making them takeout-only — a practice that has been implemented to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in other states, including Illinois. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page sign...

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