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Board to decide on new federal grant to restart Loop Trolley

Oct. 18, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backers of a St. Louis trolley that closed almost two years ago because of financial troubles are hoping that a regional board will soon approve a $1.26 million federal grant to help get the line running again next year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

The Latest: Fauci says fine to trick-or-treat this year

Oct. 10, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- The government’s top infectious diseases expert says families can feel safe trick-or-treating outdoors this year for Halloween as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. decline, especially for those who are vaccinated. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN’s “State of the...

St. Louis County officers ordered to get COVID vaccine shots

Oct. 10, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The acting head of St. Louis County police has issued an order saying that all officers must follow a county mandate to either get the COVID-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing. The order was issued even though an officer has filed a lawsuit...

Inquiry into St. Louis County health official not released

Oct. 08, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — No details are being released to elected officials or the public about an internal investigation into a suburban St. Louis health official who made an obscene gesture at anti-mask protesters this summer. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said Thursday...

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...