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Missouri to receive 1,200 Afghan evacuees from first group

Sep. 15, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — About 1,200 evacuees from Afghanistan are expected to settle in Missouri as part of the first group arriving in the U.S., according to U.S. State Department data. The data obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press detailed how a first group of...

Southeast Missouri town of Sikeston at center of COVID surge

Sep. 09, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The epicenter of Missouri’s COVID-19 outbreak has shifted to the state’s southeast, and no place is getting hit harder than Sikeston. The town of 16,000 residents about 145 miles (230 kilometers) south of St. Louis sits in Scott and New Madrid...

Thousands get COVID in first weeks of school in Missouri

Sep. 08, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

Thousands of Missouri children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the new school year began, and at least one rural school closed for cleaning after an outbreak. A map on the state's COVID-19 dashboard breaks down virus cases among people aged 5-19 within each school...

Hallmark movies are a staple of a NC city’s film industry

Aug. 30, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — If you saw multiple Santas walking the snow-spattered streets of downtown Wilmington on Aug. 25, there’s no need for alarm. Time has lost all meaning, of course, in the pandemic’s wake. But in this case the snow at Front and Market streets...

Gov. Parson issues narrowed COVID-19 state of emergency

Aug. 27, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Intensive care units are nearly full across the Kansas City area, creating challenges for hospitals battling to keep up with the high number of COVID-19 patients. The Kansas City Star reported that 215 ICU beds in the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 24, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 23, 2021. Editorial: Trust is squandered when county pandemic message turns into manipulation By the Editorial Board The $2 million contract that St. Louis County Executive Sam Page’s...

The Latest: Japan imposes 'emergency' measures against virus

Aug. 19, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

TOKYO — Much of Japan kicked in its government “state of emergency” to curb COVID-19 infections Friday, as well as a less stringent “quasi-emergency,” although worries remained about their effectiveness. Those requiring hospitalization grew to more than 168,000...

Judge bars St. Louis County from enforcing mask mandate

Aug. 19, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Thursday issued an order barring St. Louis County from enforcing a mask mandate while a lawsuit against it is litigated. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page issued the mandate last month, prompting the County Council to vote to rescind it....

Missouri urban leaders: Afghanistan refugees welcome

Aug. 17, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Leaders of Missouri's two urban areas have a message for refugees from Afghanistan: You are welcome here. St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page released a joint statement Tuesday saying they are “ready, willing, and...

Jewish leaders denounce comparing mask mandates to Holocaust

Aug. 16, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Democratic St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and several Jewish leaders on Monday criticized comments at recent County Council meetings that compared mask mandates to the Holocaust. With the delta variant of COVID-19 surging in St. Louis County,...