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Districts weigh what do do on fall sports; Trakas slammed, but says he’ll rein in Page

Lindbergh football senior Nick Roth, right, carries the ball during a Flyers’ victory against Parkway South during the 2018 football season at Lindbergh. The Flyers topped the Patriots 43-12 on Lindbergh’s 2018 senior night, as  senior football players, band members, Flyerettes and cheerleaders were honored for their four years of Friday night contributions.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Paul Berry III, the Republican opponent in the November election of Cou...

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, weigh whether to postpone fall sports as parents protest

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 15, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Surrounding counties such as Jefferson and St. Charles have started their...

County police to be reviewed top-to-bottom, with some pushback

Officers and sergeants from the St. Louis County Police Department applaud as fellow officer and union representative Derek Machens calls for raises at an Oct. 12, 2017, hearing at the County Council.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 22, 2020

A promised “top-to-bottom” review of the St. Louis County Police Department is a centerpiece of County Executive Sam Page’s campaign for county executive, but not everyone is welcoming outsiders giving their opinions on what should be done about policing in St. Louis. The review, announced by Page June ...

GOP council members seek to limit county executive’s authority to issue stay-at-home orders

Seventh District Councilman Mark Harder and 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch nominate 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas to serve as presiding officer of the St. Louis County Council at a May 2019 meeting.

July 21, 2020

Republican County Council members are seeking to restrict the power of the county executive to issue stay-at-home and public health orders without the consent of the County Council. Two of the three GOP council members, 3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch, R-Fenton, and 7th District Councilman Mark...

St. Louis County Police Department will undergo comprehensive review, funded by Civic Progress

Protesters gathered at the intersection of Gravois and MacKenzie roads to support the Black Lives Matter movement June 6. Some protesters' signs, like that above, called for defunding the police.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 30, 2020

The St. Louis County Police Department will undergo an independent, privately funded review of public safety, use of force and community policing, the county executive announced Monday. County Executive Sam Page and Urban League President and CEO Michael P. McMillan jointly announced on Monday the start o...

Republicans call for in-person St. Louis County Council meetings

St. Louis County Councilman and then-Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas listens to public comment from mothers of St. Louis County policemen at a 2019 council meeting.

June 27, 2020

The Republican members of the St. Louis County Council are asking that county government start holding in-person meetings again. The County Council has observed the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 social distancing guidelines since they were instituted March 17 and has conducted our videoc...

St. Louis County takes a paid holiday for Juneteenth

St. Louis County takes a paid holiday for Juneteenth

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

St. Louis County officially celebrated Juneteenth again this year, after a decision by County Executive Sam Page to make it a paid holiday for all county employees. Juneteenth fell on Friday, June 19 this year, and the holiday — traditionally celebrated as an Independence Day for African Americans marki...

Restrictions loosened on senior facilities as records show the toll of COVID-19

At the time this photo was taken in March, three residents and an employee at the South County Habilitation Center had tested positive for COVID-19, the first officially confirmed cases in South County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 24, 2020

St. Louis County is loosening restrictions on senior facilities at the same time that newly collected data showed that most of the deaths in St. Louis County from COVID-19 have been nursing home residents. The numbers show that nursing home residents have comprised nearly two-thirds of the deaths in St....

Small-business relief grant is open to apply by May 31

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

St. Louis County businesses can apply for $15,000 grants if they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a Sunday deadline. The $17.5 million in the Small Business Relief Grant program will be distributed equally among the seven County Council districts, with each council member awardi...

County Council still has questions about small business grants as deadline looms

New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 15, 2020

BREAKING: The county executive's office emailed County Council members late Friday afternoon, after this article was published, to postpone the deadline to apply for the grants from Sunday, May 17 to Sunday, May 31. Council members will now submit their recommendations for funding by June 15, not Jun...

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