Month: January 2020

Aldermen oppose state action on residency
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Aldermen oppose state action on residency

CITY HALL – The Board of Aldermen is now on record as opposing any effort on the state level to…
Five downtown I-64 ramps closed
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Five downtown I-64 ramps closed

ST. LOUIS – As part of a project to reconfigure traffic patterns to accommodate the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and…
Mayor’s office working toward closing workhouse, eventually
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Mayor’s office working toward closing workhouse, eventually

CITY HALL – Mayor Lyda Krewson’s office is pushing against a proposal to have the Board of Aldermen refuse to…
If Missouri follows trend, some marijuana licenses will sell
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If Missouri follows trend, some marijuana licenses will sell

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri has awarded licenses for the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry, but it’s a safe bet…
Neighbors question ‘HGP’ in bill for hospital to be named ‘Homer G. Phillips’
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Neighbors question ‘HGP’ in bill for hospital to be named ‘Homer G. Phillips’

THE VILLE – What’s in a name?  Apparently a lot when when it comes to the historic Ville’s eponymous, venerable Homer…
Judge vetoes plan to cut Missouri public defenders’ workload
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Judge vetoes plan to cut Missouri public defenders’ workload

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A federal judge refused approval of a deal to reduce Missouri public defenders’ case workloads, saying…
Opioid prescriptions down significantly in Missouri Medicaid
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Opioid prescriptions down significantly in Missouri Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The number of people receiving opioid prescriptions for pain relief in Missouri’s Medicaid health care program…
MoDOT’s safety plan for Natural Bridge includes medians, new crosswalks
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MoDOT’s safety plan for Natural Bridge includes medians, new crosswalks

HAMILTON HEIGHTS – Just on the heels of a new report flagging St. Louis as the 16th most dangerous city for…
Drop in Missouri children on Medicaid faces continued scrutiny
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Drop in Missouri children on Medicaid faces continued scrutiny

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Parents who no longer qualify for government health care but fail to sign up their children…
Arkansas Fried Chicken is reopening as bar and grill
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Arkansas Fried Chicken is reopening as bar and grill

LEWIS PLACE – After being closed for nearly a year for remodeling, Arkansas Fried Chicken restaurant has crossed the road…
Resolution opposes state effort on residency
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Resolution opposes state effort on residency

CITY HALL – There’s pushback in the Board of Aldermen over an effort to pass state legislation that would end…
Save Our Sons town hall uses ‘rock, paper, scissors’ to motivate youths
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Save Our Sons town hall uses ‘rock, paper, scissors’ to motivate youths

MIDTOWN – A keynote speaker at the Save Our Sons town hall meeting against violence Saturday used the childhood game…
4 Missouri River states unite to try to curb flooding
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4 Missouri River states unite to try to curb flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas are joining forces for a study that will look for ways…
Abortion among key issues in 2020 governor’s race
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Abortion among key issues in 2020 governor’s race

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Abortion is expected to play a key role in Missouri’s 2020 governor’s race, when voters will…
Missouri grants licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries
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Missouri grants licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri health officials posted on Friday the list of recipients of the first 192 licenses to…
Bi-State committees turn down Loop Trolley
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Bi-State committees turn down Loop Trolley

DOWNTOWN – A vote taken Friday leaves greater doubt whether the Loop Trolley will ever ride again. A motion in…
Prosecutor, police at odds again over traffic stop
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Prosecutor, police at odds again over traffic stop

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police internal affairs investigators are looking into a traffic stop involving the city’s elected…
New interactive kiosks provide extra information downtown, elsewhere
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New interactive kiosks provide extra information downtown, elsewhere

ST. LOUIS – At about eight feet tall, the new interactive digital kiosks downtown look like Paul Bunyan’s cellphone. In…
Mungenast museum honors motorcycles, autos, car dealer
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Mungenast museum honors motorcycles, autos, car dealer

BEVO MILL – Dave Mungenast started selling a gentleman’s motorcycle at a time when people thought of it as a…
The Loop Ice Carnival
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The Loop Ice Carnival

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Police residency rules are topic at Missouri capitol
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Police residency rules are topic at Missouri capitol

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Lawmakers are considering whether to allow police in all Missouri municipalities to reside outside the cities…
ESOP alleges lying, bias, lack of action by police union
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ESOP alleges lying, bias, lack of action by police union

ST. LOUIS – Black city residents are not the only ones with gripes about race relations with the St. Louis…
State lawmakers spar over how to handle spike in violence
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State lawmakers spar over how to handle spike in violence

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker pitching a tough-on-crime bill Tuesday directed blame for a surge in violence in…
Cinema St. Louis wins $15,000 NEA grant for film festival
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Cinema St. Louis wins $15,000 NEA grant for film festival

ST. LOUIS — Cinema St. Louis has won a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts…
Disney program features teen who started book club for black children
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Disney program features teen who started book club for black children

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a black student from St. Louis created a book club because didn’t find books at…
Speakers, marchers honor MLK
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Speakers, marchers honor MLK

ST. LOUIS – Blacks and whites together braved frigid temperatures Monday to celebrate the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King…
Mayor orders $15 minimum wage for city civil service workers
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Mayor orders $15 minimum wage for city civil service workers

CITY HALL – Starting in the middle of February, all civil service employees working for the city of St. Louis…
Reed pushes for breakthrough on freeholders board
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Reed pushes for breakthrough on freeholders board

CITY HALL – Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed plans to spend the week turning up the heat to get…
Report on mass incarceration underlines need for reform
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Report on mass incarceration underlines need for reform

ST. LOUIS – A new report about mass incarceration of blacks in the U.S., and Missouri in particular, supports the…
Churches, nonprofit cure medical debt for 11,108 Missouri families
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Churches, nonprofit cure medical debt for 11,108 Missouri families

ST. LOUIS – Millions in medical bill debt for 11,108 Missouri families have been cured by The Deaconess Foundation, area…
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