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KC and St. Louis area leaders end indoor mask requirements

May. 14, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

O'FALLON, (AP) — After more than a year of severe restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri’s two urban areas, Kansas City, St. Louis and St. Louis County on Friday took major steps to allow businesses, schools and other places to return to some semblance of...

Missouri lawmakers OK limits on local pandemic restrictions

May. 12, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers pushed back Wednesday against local coronavirus restrictions, passing legislation limiting the duration of public health orders that have shut down businesses and schools and limited how many people can gather. ...

Schmitt lawsuit challenges St. Louis Co. COVID restrictions

May. 11, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging St. Louis County’s COVID-19 restrictions, citing concerns about their impact on religion, education and the freedom of residents. The lawsuit filed in St....

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 04, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 2, 2021. Editorial: Medicaid is up to you now, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson — and you know the right answer Since the Republican majority in the Missouri legislature does not give a single tu-whit tu-whoo about what Gov. Mike...

St. Louis, St. Louis County ease limits on restaurants

May. 03, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis and St. Louis County are lifting limits on the number of people allowed in restaurants, local officials announced Monday. St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page cited the drop in cases in the area and the...

Board: Not enough room for St. Louis inmates at county jail

Apr. 28, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — An advisory board for the St. Louis County Jail is warning that the facility doesn’t have enough room to take inmates from a long-criticized city jail known as the workhouse. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Mayor Tishaura Jones has...

St. Louis County jail could take on some city detainees

Apr. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With new St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones moving to close one of the city's two jails, officials said Thursday that some inmates could be moved to the St. Louis County Jail. Spokesmen for Jones and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page told the St. Louis...

New St. Louis mayor pledges to fight all discrimination

Apr. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tishaura Jones has called systemic racism the biggest obstacle to progress in St. Louis, and the city’s new mayor used her inauguration speech on Tuesday to pledge to fight back against all types of discrimination. Jones was sworn in during a...

Gunfire hits St. Louis County councilman's car; no injuries

Apr. 17, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

FRONTENAC, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis councilman's car was fired upon in what police are describing as a possible case of road rage. Ernie Trakas, a Republican, said in a tweet that he wasn’t hurt in the Friday afternoon shooting on Interstate 64 in Frontenac. ...

St. Louis County Council: No confidence in police chief

Apr. 14, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County Council has declared in a split vote that it has has no confidence in county Police Chief Mary Barton. The council’s 4-3 vote Tuesday fell along party lines, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The nonbinding resolution...