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St. Louis County has record daily COVID-19 infections

Jan. 03, 2022 17:19 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County health officials said Monday that Missouri's most populous county has recorded a record high for average new daily COVID-19 infections in the last seven days. The rolling seven-day average of new confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,696, it's highest...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Dec. 28, 2021 18:10 PM EST

Kansas City Star. December 23, 2021. Editorial: Disastrous Missouri gun rights bill hampers law enforcement. Fix it, or get rid of it It’s increasingly clear Missouri’s enactment of the Second Amendment Preservation Act has been a disaster — enabling criminals,...

St. Louis County leader warns worst of virus surge coming

Dec. 27, 2021 18:53 PM EST

The number of new COVID-19 cases is rising sharply in Missouri's largest county, and officials warn that case counts will almost certainly rise over the next couple of weeks as the omicron variant takes hold. St. Louis County officials said Monday that the county of about 1 million...

Page stands by health chief despite ouster vote by council

Dec. 01, 2021 11:53 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A bipartisan majority of the St. Louis County Council has called for the ouster of acting Public Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan, but County Executive Sam Page says Khan isn't going anywhere. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the council on...

$790M settlement in lawsuit over Rams’ St. Louis departure

Nov. 24, 2021 14:50 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NFL and Rams owner Stan Kroenke will pay $790 million to settle a lawsuit filed by St. Louis interests over the team's relocation to Los Angeles, a joint statement from St. Louis city and county said Wednesday. No details of the settlement were...

Judge: Local health orders tied to COVID-19 are illegal

Nov. 23, 2021 16:36 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge ruled Tuesday that local health orders imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state are illegal and should be lifted. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that orders such as quarantines and business closures...

St. Louis County sees big jump in new COVID-19 cases

Nov. 15, 2021 16:54 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — New COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County rose more than 40% in a week, pushing Missouri's largest county back above the federal government's “high” threshold for transmission, county officials said Monday. A news release from the county said it...

Today in History

Nov. 05, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2021. There are 56 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 5, 2017, a gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire in a small South Texas...