Month: January 2021

City, other Missouri sites host mass vaccination clinics
Coronavirus

City, other Missouri sites host mass vaccination clinics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — About 1,800 people received the coronavirus vaccine Saturday on the third day in a row of…
Biden could change course of high court health care case
Health

Biden could change course of high court health care case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pending Supreme Court case on the fate of the Affordable Care Act could give President Joe Biden’s administration its…
New, nonbinding vote on workhouse may be on April ballot
Crime

New, nonbinding vote on workhouse may be on April ballot

CITY HALL – A proposal to ask the public what it thinks about having an election on whether to close…
Push to reopen schools could leave out millions
Coronavirus

Push to reopen schools could leave out millions

President Joe Biden says he wants most K-8 schools to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it…
Nursing homes strive for sense of normalcy, fun
Coronavirus

Nursing homes strive for sense of normalcy, fun

BRIDGETON (AP) — Every year, the Sarah Community, a nursing home in Bridgeton, hosts its own Oktoberfest. The event usually…
Most evictions now blocked until March 1
Business

Most evictions now blocked until March 1

ST. LOUIS — Most renters now have protection from eviction through March 1, after St. Louis Circuit Court Presiding Judge…
Vaccaro, Tyus clash over board seniority rules 
Featured

Vaccaro, Tyus clash over board seniority rules 

CITY HALL – An attempt to take a proposed change in rules out of committee quickly deteriorated into a battle…
Krewson vetoes bill for new vote on ward reduction
Featured

Krewson vetoes bill for new vote on ward reduction

CITY HALL – Some worry the mayor’s veto of a bill calling for an election to keep the number of wards…
Missouri moves to tighten police accountability
Crime

Missouri moves to tighten police accountability

Brian Williams grew up in Ferguson, where Michael Brown Jr.’s shooting death sparked a national movement for police accountability in…
Missouri man charged in storming of U.S. Capitol
Crime

Missouri man charged in storming of U.S. Capitol

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been arrested on charges accusing him of taking part in the storming…
Mass vaccination sites aim for 18,000 shots in a day
Coronavirus

Mass vaccination sites aim for 18,000 shots in a day

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nine mass vaccination sites operated by the Missouri National Guard were aiming to inoculate at least…
Murdered children and the selfishness of St. Louis
Crime

Murdered children and the selfishness of St. Louis

Say their names. Dmyah Fleming was 7. She liked to help her grandmother make cookies, especially with pink frosting. Kevin…
Raise for Missouri elected officials close to kicking in
News

Raise for Missouri elected officials close to kicking in

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A 5 percent pay raise for Missouri elected officials and lawmakers will take effect unless state…
As virus strikes legislators, Parson set to deliver annual address
Coronavirus

As virus strikes legislators, Parson set to deliver annual address

When Gov. Mike Parson delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the Missouri Legislature…
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop in Missouri
Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop in Missouri

(AP) — Experts in all corners of Missouri are seeing room for optimism in the fight against the coronavirus thanks…
Bidens bring family pets back to White House
News

Bidens bring family pets back to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again with the arrival of President…
Missouri ranks last in residents vaccinated
Coronavirus

Missouri ranks last in residents vaccinated

Out of the 50 states, Missouri ranks last in the nation in terms of the percentage of its residents who…
Housing advocates hope for extended federal eviction freeze
Coronavirus

Housing advocates hope for extended federal eviction freeze

Freezing rain was pouring down when sheriff deputies knocked on Anthony Stinson’s apartment door in Kansas City. It was 2:15 p.m.…
Missouri’s vaccine campaign called too slow
Coronavirus

Missouri’s vaccine campaign called too slow

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri isn’t vaccinating people quickly enough to create widespread immunity by this summer, health experts say.…
Missouri House Democrats expel Price from caucus
Politics

Missouri House Democrats expel Price from caucus

Missouri Rep. Wiley Price, a St. Louis Democrat accused of having sex with an intern and then threatening an employee…
Aerial surveillance plan gets initial OK from aldermen
Crime

Aerial surveillance plan gets initial OK from aldermen

CITY HALL – A four-hour debate Friday over a proposed eye in the sky to catch lawbreakers pitted aldermen demanding…
Thousands of evictions loom in St. Louis amid pandemic
Business

Thousands of evictions loom in St. Louis amid pandemic

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of eviction filings are piling up in St. Louis and St. Louis County courts, leaving…
Some health insurers add food to coverage menu
Food

Some health insurers add food to coverage menu

When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough…
Aldermen advance bill on firefighters’ pensions
Featured

Aldermen advance bill on firefighters’ pensions

CITY HALL – A change in the way two firefighters pension programs are administered has received initial approval of the…
For first Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal
News

For first Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats…
More Missouri lawmakers getting coronavirus
Coronavirus

More Missouri lawmakers getting coronavirus

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Missouri Legislature is continuing to grow after lawmakers…
City clamps down on bars cited for flouting COVID-19 rules
Coronavirus

City clamps down on bars cited for flouting COVID-19 rules

ST. LOUIS – The city is cracking down on establishments accused of violating restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of…
Missouri House Democrats criticized over handling of ethics complaint
News

Missouri House Democrats criticized over handling of ethics complaint

In a rare sign of rebellion, legislative aides who work for Missouri House Democrats are accusing their party’s leaders of…
Rapid expansion blamed for vaccine shortages
Coronavirus

Rapid expansion blamed for vaccine shortages

Public health experts are blaming COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on former President Donald Trump’s administration’s push…
Biden halts construction of border wall
News

Biden halts construction of border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s…
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