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St. Louis VA apologizes for mixup after it mails patient information to wrong addresses

Marc Garcia plays the trumpet at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery ceremony. Photo by Bill Milligan.

October 18, 2019

The Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System said Friday that letters containing sensitive information were mailed from the VA St. Louis Women’s Clinic to the wrong recipients. An error occurred when the VA St. Louis system mailed letters Sept. 4 to notify patients of their new primary care provi...

Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

October 9, 2019

An Editorial from Call Newspapers We were as hopeful as anyone about the Board of Freeholders, the once-in-a-generation city-county board that is convening to decide whether to change the way the region operates. But we have to officially oppose the appointments because South County is already being ig...

Free flu shot clinics offered in South County and St. Louis area

Gov. Mike Parson gets his flu shot in October 2019.

October 9, 2019

The single best way to protect yourself and others against the flu is to get vaccinated each year, and several St. Louis hospitals are offering free flu shots in South County this weekend and next. Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson received their annual flu shots last week and urge ...

Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13 million in application...

Top 10 things to know about the St. Louis Wheel

Overlooking Union Station from the Wheel. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 27, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor The much-anticipated St. Louis Wheel, the 200-foot Ferris wheel next to Union Station, will open to the public for the first rides Monday. The first ceremonial rides happened Tuesday, with Mayor Lyda Krewson catching the first spin aroun...

Board of Freeholders is happening: Krewson appoints for city, Page still taking applications

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 25, 2019

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Election authorities in the city and county on Monday certified signatures turned in by the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis to force the appointment of a Boar...

Following corruption scandal, Page looks to revamp Economic Development Partnership board

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

July 23, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced last month the appointment of new members to the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The city-county board oversees economic development agencies and promotes business growth throughout the St. Louis region. The Partners...

Stenger accomplice John Rallo pleads guilty in federal corruption case

Businessman John Rallo, left, walks out of court a convicted felon after pleading guilty Tuesday, along with his attorney John Rogers. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 18, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor The businessman at the center of the pay-to-play federal corruption case that engulfed former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty to bribery Tuesday and will likely serve time in prison. John Rallo, 53, formerly of St. L...

New aquarium, Ferris wheel set to open at Union Station by the end of this year

Pictured above: A rendering of The St. Louis Wheel, a 200-foot Ferris wheel, set to be built by the end of the month at Union Station and take its first riders by October, ahead of the possible opening of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station at the end of the year. The $187 million family entertainment complex is under construction now.

July 17, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter The St. Louis skyline will be getting a new addition this month, as construction is underway on a 200-foot Ferris wheel at Union Station. The St. Louis Wheel is part of a $187 million family entertainment complex under construction at...

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 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...

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