Month: September 2020

9 charged after McCloskey confrontation won’t be prosecuted
Crime

9 charged after McCloskey confrontation won’t be prosecuted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nine people charged with misdemeanor trespassing after a racial injustice protest in which demonstrators walked through…
Black aldermen’s caucus opposes nonpartisan election plan
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Black aldermen’s caucus opposes nonpartisan election plan

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Most of St. Louis’ Black aldermen say they oppose a Nov. 3 ballot proposal that would…
Judge rejects Gardner’s suit alleging racist efforts at ouster
Crime

Judge rejects Gardner’s suit alleging racist efforts at ouster

A federal judge tossed out on Wednesday a federal rights lawsuit filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and…
Face-to-face anger: Biden, Trump lash, interrupt each other
Business

Face-to-face anger: Biden, Trump lash, interrupt each other

CLEVELAND (AP) — Marked by angry interruptions and bitter accusations, the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger…
Missouri child welfare division head resigns after 3 months
Kids

Missouri child welfare division head resigns after 3 months

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The director of a division that oversees child welfare services in Missouri has resigned without explanation…
City police rack up $14 million in overtime, audit finds
Crime

City police rack up $14 million in overtime, audit finds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — City police spent nearly $14 million on overtime while struggling to fill 100 vacant positions, an…
Trump, Biden prepare to debate as crises mount
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Trump, Biden prepare to debate as crises mount

CLEVELAND (AP) — In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic…
Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen schools
Coronavirus

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government would begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests…
Focus on children: playgrounds, youth sports, lead abatement
Coronavirus

Focus on children: playgrounds, youth sports, lead abatement

CITY HALL – The city has giving up trying to keep people out of playgrounds during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.…
Trump’s $400 million in personal debt may threaten national security
Business

Trump’s $400 million in personal debt may threaten national security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting…
Military suicides up as much as 20 percent in COVID era
Coronavirus

Military suicides up as much as 20 percent in COVID era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20 percent this year compared with the same period…
The eyes don’t have it: Masks upset classroom communication
Coronavirus

The eyes don’t have it: Masks upset classroom communication

(AP) – Placing an order at a deli counter while wearing a mask and standing 6 feet away can be…
Trump paid $750 in U.S. income taxes in 2016, 2017, report says
Business

Trump paid $750 in U.S. income taxes in 2016, 2017, report says

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first…
Does having churches as polling places sway the vote?
Featured

Does having churches as polling places sway the vote?

Houses of worship may be busier than usual come Election Day as Americans head to the polls rather than the…
2020 census must continue for another month, U.S. judge rules; St. Louis lags
Coronavirus

2020 census must continue for another month, U.S. judge rules; St. Louis lags

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at month’s end and suspended a…
How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate
Featured

How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of the first debate-stage matchup between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each…
Court weighs fate of Missouri abortion restrictions
Featured

Court weighs fate of Missouri abortion restrictions

(AP) — A federal appeals court panel is weighing the fate of a sweeping Missouri abortion law, including a provision…
TV stations pull erroneous ads criticizing Galloway
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TV stations pull erroneous ads criticizing Galloway

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Nine television stations have pulled an ad criticizing Democratic candidate for Missouri governor Nicole Galloway. The…
Trump expected to announce conservative Barrett for court
Featured

Trump expected to announce conservative Barrett for court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to…
Trump promotes health care ‘vision,’ but gaps remain
Coronavirus

Trump promotes health care ‘vision,’ but gaps remain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump…
Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks
Coronavirus

Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back…
‘No cutting corners’ in vaccine tests, experts vow
Coronavirus

‘No cutting corners’ in vaccine tests, experts vow

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is…
In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice
News

In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice

“Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” became a rallying cry this summer, emblazoned on T-shirts worn by celebrities and…
Parson tests positive for COVID-19
Coronavirus

Parson tests positive for COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks,…
Police chief hopeful after residency law change
News

Police chief hopeful after residency law change

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief John Hayden is optimistic that the removal of the residency requirement…
Absentee voting starts; libraries offer sites starting Oct. 12
Featured

Absentee voting starts; libraries offer sites starting Oct. 12

ST. LOUIS – Absentee voting in the city of St. Louis started Tuesday at the Board of Election Commissioners’ office…
Coronavirus spreading in southeastern Missouri
Coronavirus

Coronavirus spreading in southeastern Missouri

(AP) — The mostly rural Bootheel region of Missouri is seeing high numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but…
‘Unfathomable’: U.S. coronavirus deaths top 200,000
Coronavirus

‘Unfathomable’: U.S. coronavirus deaths top 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable…
BLM gets first mention at U.N.’s virtual gathering
Coronavirus

BLM gets first mention at U.N.’s virtual gathering

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the first world leader at the United Nations’ annual gathering…
Symphony is taking concerts to patrons’ homes, businesses
Coronavirus

Symphony is taking concerts to patrons’ homes, businesses

(AP) — The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is taking performances straight to patrons — even to their homes — while…
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