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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 glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com 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 eachenbach@callnewspapers.com 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 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...

St. Louis County opens cooling shelter with Salvation Army for third year in a row

Incoming Kennerly kindergarteners Andrew and Hailey enjoy the Popsicles that Principal Todd Morgan handed out.

July 10, 2019

As the hottest months of the year approach this summer, St. Louis County will again operate a cooling shelter in partnership with the Salvation Army for the third year in a row. The County Council approved a $56,900 contract with the Salvation Army to run the shelter on an emergency basis last week...

UPDATED: Body found in Mississippi River identified as missing Affton man

The St. Louis Fire Department's Marine 2 rescue boat responds to a rescue in the Mississippi River that turned into a recovery effort.

June 19, 2019

The body pulled from the Mississippi River Tuesday has been identified as a missing man from Affton. George Huber, 70, was found dead in the river on the South County/South City line by the St. Louis Fire Department. Hours before, his car was found in Jefferson Barracks Park by the St. Louis Cou...

Blues win the Stanley Cup; parade is Saturday

Blues win the Stanley Cup; parade is Saturday

June 13, 2019

The St. Louis Blues weren’t in St. Louis when they won the Stanley Cup Wednesday night, but the team will get the chance to celebrate in its hometown with a victory parade for the ages Saturday. The parade will take place at noon Saturday, June 15, the Blues posted on Twitter. It will kick off a...

Judge grants order to keep Missouri’s last abortion clinic open for now

Judge grants order to keep Missouri's last abortion clinic open for now

June 12, 2019

A judge in St. Louis city granted a preliminary injunction to Planned Parenthood Monday that allows Missouri’s single remaining abortion clinic to stay open for now. Judge Michael Stelzer did not rule on the merits of the case, but said the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has to deci...

GALLERY: Maroon, Binnington visit children’s hospital just before their streak to Stanley Cup

St. Louis Blues players including Oakville native Patrick Maroon, right, and Jordan Binnington visited children at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital around Christmas 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

June 7, 2019

St. Louis Blues players including Oakville native Patrick Maroon, right, and Jordan Binnington visited children at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital around Christmas 2018. Photos by Erin Achenbach. Was The Call the Blues' good luck charm? It probably had more to do with Jordan Binnington an...

Judge decides today if St. Louis Planned Parenthood loses license, leaving Missouri with no abortion clinics

Judge decides today if St. Louis Planned Parenthood loses license, leaving Missouri with no abortion clinics

June 4, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Missouri still has an abortion clinic, at least for now, but whether it will stay open is being argued in a St. Louis court this morning. A St. Louis judge on Friday granted Planned Parenthood a temporary restraining order against the sta...

St. Louis Zoo will build more naturalistic habitat for monkeys, set to open in 2021

The Primate Canopy Trails, above, will open in 2021. The new element will allow visitors to venture into the canopies to explore the animals' new homes. Artistic rendering courtesy of the Saint Louis Zoo.

May 30, 2019

The Primate Canopy Trails, above, will open in 2021. The new element will allow visitors to venture into the canopies to explore the animals' new homes. Artistic rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Zoo. The St. Louis Zoo is hopping on board with the trend across zoos nationwide to provide more natur...

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