Month: April 2020

Missouri Republicans revive push to change redistricting
News

Missouri Republicans revive push to change redistricting

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — After weeks off work over concern about the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature is once again…
State workers seek more protection from COVID-19
Business

State workers seek more protection from COVID-19

COLUMBIA (AP) — Advocates for Missouri state workers called Thursday on Gov. Mike Parson to do more to protect employees…
Mayor speaks to children about COVID-19 in town hall
Coronavirus

Mayor speaks to children about COVID-19 in town hall

CITY HALL – “Are you all doing your homework?” asked the woman on Facebook LIVE. “Even though you don’t have…
Cinco de Mayo goes virtual during pandemic
Business

Cinco de Mayo goes virtual during pandemic

ST. LOUIS — Like every other event these days, this year’s real-life Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo Celebration has been…
Krewson hosts Kids Town Hall
News

Krewson hosts Kids Town Hall

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson is hosting her first ever Kids Town Hall on Facebook LIVE for all kids K-5…
County officer charged in death of girl struck by car
Crime

County officer charged in death of girl struck by car

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County police officer who struck and killed a 12-year-old girl with his patrol…
Enterprise lays off more than 2,000 employees
Coronavirus

Enterprise lays off more than 2,000 employees

CLAYTON (AP) — Rental car company Enterprise Holdings has laid off more 2,000 employees after seeing a dramatic drop in…
Homeless to be ousted from tent city Friday; shelters ready
Coronavirus

Homeless to be ousted from tent city Friday; shelters ready

CITY HALL – The tent city opposite City Hall is going to fold. On Friday, city workers will move to…
COVID-19 forces deep cuts in 2020-2021 city budget
Coronavirus

COVID-19 forces deep cuts in 2020-2021 city budget

CITY HALL – Slammed by COVID-19, St. Louis city officials are looking at making cuts of nearly $40 million in…
Keep churches closed, ‘stay home!’ black pastors warn
Coronavirus

Keep churches closed, ‘stay home!’ black pastors warn

ST. LOUIS – Black pastors here are telling area churches to keep their doors closed for a while longer despite…
St. Mary’s High hopes to match $100,000 challenge grant
Coronavirus

St. Mary’s High hopes to match $100,000 challenge grant

DUTCHTOWN – Even a Dragon can’t defeat the coronavirus by itself. St. Mary’s High School, whose mascot is the Dragon,…
U.S. attorneys announce St. Louis crime task force
Crime

U.S. attorneys announce St. Louis crime task force

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal, state and local law enforcement are teaming up to establish a new drug and organized…
Missouri will reopen businesses Monday, with guidelines
Business

Missouri will reopen businesses Monday, with guidelines

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — All Missouri businesses and social events will be allowed to reopen next week so long as…
Still not enough COVID-19 test kits, mayor says
Coronavirus

Still not enough COVID-19 test kits, mayor says

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson gave an update on the city’s COVID-19 response today live via Facebook. “Tests are still…
Missouri home sales down, food stamp applications up
Coronavirus

Missouri home sales down, food stamp applications up

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Even as Gov. Mike Parson prepares to announce plans for reopening some businesses and outdoor activities,…
Hundreds of stunt drivers, spectators crowd Fourth Street downtown
News

Hundreds of stunt drivers, spectators crowd Fourth Street downtown

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officers were called to downtown St. Louis this weekend to break up crowd of between 200…
Older adults get their pick of produce, without leaving home
Coronavirus

Older adults get their pick of produce, without leaving home

MIDTOWN – At the Heritage House senior apartments on Sunday, residents got to grocery shop at their own front door.…
Societal preconditions contribute to high infection rate among blacks
Coronavirus

Societal preconditions contribute to high infection rate among blacks

ST. LOUIS – Poverty, violence and racism have long devastated the African-American community. Now there’s another force disproportionately affecting black…
Some Missouri businesses reopen with COVID-19 precautions
Business

Some Missouri businesses reopen with COVID-19 precautions

WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Some businesses near St. Louis are reopening with some safety measures in place, after local officials…
Dorothy Hunter: Memories of a long-lost St. Louis
Art

Dorothy Hunter: Memories of a long-lost St. Louis

(This is one in a series about the more than 100 people area author Jim Merkel interviewed about growing up…
Global death toll from coronavirus tops 200,000
Coronavirus

Global death toll from coronavirus tops 200,000

ATLANTA (AP) — As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward…
Missouri to test workers at food packing plants
Business

Missouri to test workers at food packing plants

(AP) — Missouri health officials are hoping that a new testing strategy will help quickly identify people infected with the…
Virus milestone: 1,034 have recovered, are back home
Coronavirus

Virus milestone: 1,034 have recovered, are back home

ST. LOUIS – More than a thousand St. Louisans who were hospitalized with the COVID-19 coronavirus have recovered and are…
Speeders crank up the mph during pandemic
Coronavirus

Speeders crank up the mph during pandemic

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reporting a dangerous trend on roads and highways left wide…
Missouri lawmakers aim to cut $700 million next year
Coronavirus

Missouri lawmakers aim to cut $700 million next year

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers plan to cut the state spending plan by about $700 million because of the…
Businesses, groups fill need for face masks
Business

Businesses, groups fill need for face masks

ST. LOUIS – A month  ago, Kevin Kelly and Jason Deem had nothing to do with making medical masks. But…
City won’t face federal suit over Russian roulette shooting
Crime

City won’t face federal suit over Russian roulette shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed the city of St. Louis from a federal wrongful death lawsuit…
Waters dedicates Congress’ relief plan to St. Louis sister dying of coronavirus
Coronavirus

Waters dedicates Congress’ relief plan to St. Louis sister dying of coronavirus

WASHINGTON – Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., dedicated Congress’s $484 billion relief package to her sister in St. Louis, who she…
Online portal will show city’s COVID-19 expenditures
Coronavirus

Online portal will show city’s COVID-19 expenditures

CITY HALL – St. Louis residents can watch how the city is spending their tax dollars to fight the COVID-19…
Outlying counties breaking from urban areas on plans to reopen
Business

Outlying counties breaking from urban areas on plans to reopen

(AP) — Leaders of counties on the edge of Missouri’s two metropolitan areas are showing an increasing urge to end…
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