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Lemay firefighters back on the job after COVID-19 quarantine; only one firefighter tested positive

The Lemay Fire Protection District posted this photo of ServPro cleaning the firehouse in March.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 19, 2020

Things are back to normal at the Lemay Fire Protection District this week after all of its 24 firefighters had to quarantine after one tested positive for COVID-19 Aug. 4. The one-firehouse fire district was left without any staff, and calls had to be taken over by the Mehlville and Affton fire district...

Chase looks to add ATMs in South County; zoning hearing tonight

Chase looks to add ATMs in South County; zoning hearing tonight

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 10, 2020

Three freestanding Chase bank ATMs could be built in St. Louis County if the bank gets zoning approval after a public hearing tonight. Residents can attend a videoconferenced public hearing on the ATMs held by the St. Louis County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. The hearing will not b...

Man dies after he was hit by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville

Man dies after he was hit by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville

February 10, 2020

A pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday by two cars on Telegraph Road in Oakville by the Arrowhead Estates subdivision at Championship Boulevard. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that Robert T. Kleist, 37, of High Ridge, died after being hit by two cars crossing Telegraph Road about 7:01 p.m. ...

Man and woman charged in South County armed robberies that led to lockdowns

The two suspects in the string of armed robberies, James Leach, left, and Kelly Lenz, right.

December 6, 2019

A man and a woman are facing charges for a string of armed robberies last week and this week across South County after their capture Thursday led to a lockdown at two schools. Police say the pair, a man from St. Louis and a woman from Cuba, Missouri, robbed a string of stores along Lemay Ferry with a...

Public hearings set for first St. Louis County medical marijuana dispensaries, Delmar Gardens expansion

Public hearings set for first St. Louis County medical marijuana dispensaries, Delmar Gardens expansion

October 11, 2019

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on its first requests for medical marijuana dispensaries, along with changing county sign regulations, a Cafe Telegraph parking expansion and expanding the Delmar Gardens facility in Fenton. The planning panel will meet for th...

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 eachenbach@callnewspapers.com 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...

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

Missouri highway officials will inspect bridges after flood

October 1, 2019

By Bill Milligan Editor Originally published July 22, 1993 Highway officials said last week they will inspect five bridges along the Meramec River before reopening them to traffic after flooding recedes. Bridges at Telegraph, Lemay Ferry, Tesson Ferry and Old Gravois roads are of primary int...

Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

Incorporation, schools top 1991 news stories

September 23, 2019

By Susan Spanel For the Call Originally published January 2, 1992 Efforts to incorporate South County were the top news stories in 1991, followed by school news both good and bad. Mehlville’s continuing money woes and Lindbergh’s audit, student walkout and boundary changes were hot copy. And then there ...

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Lemay

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Lemay

April 9, 2019

A motorcyclist died Sunday after hitting a car on Telegraph Road in Lemay. Richard Pryor, 47, of the 300 block of Quincy Road in Kirbyville, died at a hospital after colliding around 2:47 p.m. with a Kia Rio sedan in the 1500 block of Telegraph Road, police said. Police from the South County Precinct ...

Zoning hearing on Telegraph senior housing, Children’s Hospital facility set for Monday

Zoning hearing on Telegraph senior housing, Children's Hospital facility set for Monday

March 9, 2019

The county Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on several potential developments in south county, including a senior-housing facility along Telegraph Road and a new 80,000-square-foot facility proposed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University. The planning pane...

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