Month: May 2020

Michael Brown Sr. joins Minneapolis demonstrators as protests sweep nation
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Michael Brown Sr. joins Minneapolis demonstrators as protests sweep nation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protests formed across America again Sunday, even as glass and graffiti from the previous night’s unrest were…
Protests’ violence overnight leaves damage, tension
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Protests’ violence overnight leaves damage, tension

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Business owners in Ferguson as well as Kansas City were assessing damage and cleaning up Sunday…
Gov. Parson activates National Guard to respond to protests
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Gov. Parson activates National Guard to respond to protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson activated the Missouri National Guard on Saturday evening to help respond to protests…
Parking enforcement resuming along city curbs
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Parking enforcement resuming along city curbs

ST. LOUIS — Drivers will again have to pay attention to where they leave their cars along the city’s streets,…
Protesters block I-44 downtown; demonstrator dies in accident
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Protesters block I-44 downtown; demonstrator dies in accident

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters blocked a downtown St. Louis interstate, set a fire in the road and broke into…
Protests continue across nation after police killing in Minneapolis
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Protests continue across nation after police killing in Minneapolis

ATLANTA (AP) — Protesters burned businesses in Minneapolis. They smashed police cars and windows in Atlanta, broke into police headquarters…
Black drivers in Missouri still targeted, report shows
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Black drivers in Missouri still targeted, report shows

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Black drivers were 95 percent more likely to be pulled over by Missouri police than white…
City marks gains against virus, Krewson reports; aid plan in works
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City marks gains against virus, Krewson reports; aid plan in works

CITY HALL – The city appears to be winning its first bout with the coronavirus, if by slim margins. St.…
As virus cases, deaths spike, Missouri delays Phase 2 of reopening
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As virus cases, deaths spike, Missouri delays Phase 2 of reopening

(AP) — Missouri’s health department cited on Friday 31 additional coronavirus deaths, among the highest one-day increases reported since the…
Planned Parenthood wins fight, gets OK to continue abortions here
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Planned Parenthood wins fight, gets OK to continue abortions here

(AP) — Missouri’s only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating. A state government administrator decided Friday that the…
Panel studies city health director’s qualifications
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Panel studies city health director’s qualifications

CITY HALL – For more than three months, St. Louis Director of Health and Hospitals Dr. Fredrick Echols has been…
Trump Press Conference 5/29/20
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Trump Press Conference 5/29/20

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump added fuel to racial fires Friday as he threatened to take action to bring…
VIDEO: May 29th Board of Aldermen Meeting
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VIDEO: May 29th Board of Aldermen Meeting

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen met virtually for their May 29th weekly meeting. Full video below.
Open workplace windows, CDC advises
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Open workplace windows, CDC advises

Opening windows can help businesses stay open, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC’s latest guidelines suggest that…
‘Mask up,’ Cedric the Entertainer tells St. Louisans
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‘Mask up,’ Cedric the Entertainer tells St. Louisans

CITY HALL – “Mask up!” is the message Cedric the Entertainer, a Missouri native, is sending in the second ad…
City Hall will reopen to visitors June 1, with precautions
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City Hall will reopen to visitors June 1, with precautions

CITY HALL – On Monday, St. Louisans will again be able to take care of business inside City Hall. Visitors…
Free masks will help area black churches reopen
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Free masks will help area black churches reopen

HANLEY HILLS (AP) — Bishop Floyd Williams knows that the coronavirus has proven especially lethal for blacks, so his decision…
Vote by mail? St. Louis hasn’t decided
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Vote by mail? St. Louis hasn’t decided

CITY HALL – A push is on in the Board of Aldermen to pressure city election officials to mail out…
U.S. deaths from coronavirus top 100,000
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U.S. deaths from coronavirus top 100,000

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is…
Appeals court gives new life to open-records suit over Greitens
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Appeals court gives new life to open-records suit over Greitens

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court has sent back to a lower court a lawsuit over fees charged…
At farmers markets, healthy food comes with healthy practices
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At farmers markets, healthy food comes with healthy practices

ST. LOUIS – Locally made items crafted by artisans weren’t at the Tower Grove Farmers Market on Saturday, but the…
St. Louis, Kansas City leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine
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St. Louis, Kansas City leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine

(AP) — Leaders in Kansas City and St. Louis are urging people who partied close together at Lake of the…
Missouri health director warns revelers: Virus is still here
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Missouri health director warns revelers: Virus is still here

(AP) — Missouri’s health director issued a dire warning Monday after photos and video showed Memorial Day weekend revelers partying…
Pools, summer camps, gyms get OK to reopen soon
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Pools, summer camps, gyms get OK to reopen soon

CITY HALL – To the relief of parents and children alike, swimming pools and youth summer camps can begin operating…
Area’s cemeteries, parks to be quieter on Memorial Day
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Area’s cemeteries, parks to be quieter on Memorial Day

ST, LOUIS – In normal days, visitors to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Memorial Day would see graves covered with…
Missouri jobless rate more than doubles to 9.7% due to virus
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Missouri jobless rate more than doubles to 9.7% due to virus

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s unemployment rate more than doubled last month due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus,…
Botanical Garden sets June 16 reopening date
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Botanical Garden sets June 16 reopening date

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Botanical Garden will reopen to visitors on June. 16 after months of lonesome, if beautiful,…
Judge blocks Gardner from paying outside law firms
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Judge blocks Gardner from paying outside law firms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has blocked St. Louis’ top prosecutor from paying potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars…
City needs more COVID-19 contact tracers, committee members say
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City needs more COVID-19 contact tracers, committee members say

CITY HALL – St. Louis may have far too few workers to track where those who have tested positive tor…
Animals always, visitors again! Zoo to reopen June 13
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Animals always, visitors again! Zoo to reopen June 13

(AP) — The St. Louis Zoo plans to welcome visitors again on June 13, though with enhanced measures that seek…
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