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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

Dec. 04, 2021 20:46 PM EST

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread," state...

Spire's St. Louis area pipeline can keep operating for now

Dec. 04, 2021 15:04 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal regulators say Spire Inc. will be allowed to continue operating a natural gas pipeline in the St. Louis region until a long-term decision is made about the project's future. The 65-mile pipeline, which runs through parts of Missouri and...

Missouri reports 1st presumed case of omicron virus variant

Dec. 03, 2021 19:37 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials on Friday reported the state’s first presumed case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a St. Louis resident. The St. Louis Health Department is waiting for confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Man dies after shootout with St. Louis police officers

Dec. 03, 2021 17:52 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man died after he exchanged gunfire with St. Louis police officers at an apartment complex Friday morning, police said. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said in a news conference that officers were called at about 10 a.m. to an apartment complex...

EXPLAINER: Must employers follow Biden's vaccine mandates?

Dec. 03, 2021 13:23 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. ...

Police investigating after student's body found by highway

Dec. 03, 2021 10:19 AM EST

PACIFIC, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis are investigating the death of an 18-year-old high school student after her body was found along a highway. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating the death of Eureka High School student Kiley...

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...