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EXPLAINER: Must employers follow Biden's vaccine mandates?

Dec. 02, 2021 16:14 PM EST

Millions of health care workers across the U.S. were supposed to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this coming Monday under a mandate issued by President Joe Biden's administration. Thanks to legal challenges, they won't have to worry about it, at least for now. ...

Officer, suspect die in head-on crash in suburban St. Louis

Dec. 02, 2021 13:02 PM EST

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) — A police detective and a suspect died in a head-on collision of their vehicles near St. Louis following a police attempt to stop the suspect’s car, authorities said. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon after officers with the St....

St. Louis Police: Man shot to death during attempted robbery

Dec. 01, 2021 08:55 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis said a man was shot to death during an attempted robbery outside an apartment complex on the city’s south side. The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near the Fountains at Carondelet apartment complex, police said....

Binnington rebounds, Blues rally to beat Lightning 4-3 in SO

Dec. 01, 2021 00:50 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington was looking for a place to hide. The St. Louis goalie gave up three goals on the first nine shots he faced Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, including an embarrassing miscue on a shot that bounced off the glass and went...

Ex-airline employee sentenced for stealing guns from bags

Nov. 30, 2021 19:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Southwest Airlines baggage handler was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison after pleading guilty to knowingly possessing or receiving stolen guns. Federal prosecutors said Mark Hunter of St. Louis was charged after a passenger traveling...

Wrong-way driver on I-44 died after crash with 3 vehicles

Nov. 30, 2021 08:46 AM EST

FENTON, Mo. (AP) — A man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 44 in suburban St. Louis died after hitting a semitrailer, a concrete barrier and two other vehicles, authorities there said. The crash happened Monday night near Fenton when Michael Branlett, 75, of...

Neighbor catches girl tossed from window of burning home

Nov. 29, 2021 17:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is being hailed as a hero after he caught a 3-year-old girl tossed by her mother from the second-floor window of a burning home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the fire broke out about 9:30 a.m. Monday...

Patrol: 3 killed, 4 injured in I-270 crash near St. Louis

Nov. 29, 2021 10:25 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people died and four more were injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 270 outside St. Louis, officials said. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate when a...

Worker shortage prompts cuts to St. Louis bus service

Nov. 28, 2021 17:45 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bus service will be reduced in St. Louis along more than three dozen routes this week because of a significant worker shortage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Metro Transit currently has about 150 openings it is struggling to fill with most...

Large fire reported at recycling business in East St. Louis

Nov. 28, 2021 11:17 AM EST

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters were battling a large fire at a recycling business in East St. Louis Sunday morning. Thick black smoke billowed up into the air after the fire was reported before 5 a.m. Sunday at Tek Recycling in the Illinois suburb of St....