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Possible serial killer pleads not guilty in St. Louis deaths

Dec. 08, 2021 17:46 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man suspected of a total of six killings in Missouri and Kansas pleaded not guilty Wednesday in two deaths in St. Louis. Perez Reed, 26, appeared via video to face charges that he shot and killed 49-year-old Pamela Abercrombie on Sept. 16 and 24-year-old Carey...

COVID-19 hospitalizations up dramatically in Missouri

Dec. 08, 2021 16:05 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — COVID-19 cases are rising sharply again across Missouri, prompting renewed concerns about overcrowding at hospitals and long waits for emergency services and hospital beds. Data posted on the state's COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday showed 1,637 people...

EXPLAINER: Must employers follow Biden's vaccine mandates?

Dec. 08, 2021 13:52 PM EST

Tens of millions of workers across the U.S. are in limbo as federal courts have put President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates affecting private companies on hold. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Georgia stayed a vaccine mandate for employers of companies that contract with the federal...

Alabama QB Young, LB Anderson named SEC players of year

Dec. 08, 2021 13:19 PM EST

Alabama once again collected a Southeastern Conference title and two big league-wide individual awards. Quarterback Bryce Young is the SEC’s offensive player of the year and linebacker Will Anderson Jr. is the top defensive player, as voted on by a panel of sports writers and...

Two St. Louis elementary students took guns to school

Dec. 08, 2021 11:46 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — No one will face charges after two elementary school children brought weapons to their schools in separate incidents, St. Louis police said. Adults quickly confiscated the guns and no one was injured in either incident. On Friday, a second grader at...

Buchnevich's OT goal lifts Blues over Panthers 4-3

Dec. 08, 2021 00:07 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich scored a wrap-around goal 53 seconds into overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 Tuesday night. The Blues earned a split in their back-to-back with Florida. Both games went to overtime. “I just see (Sam)...

Murphy carries Belmont past Saint Louis 64-59

Dec. 07, 2021 23:32 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Grayson Murphy had 14 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as Belmont edged past Saint Louis 64-59 on Tuesday night. Will Richard had 15 points and six rebounds for the Bruins (8-3). Nick Muszynski added 12 points and four blocks. Gibson Jimerson...

Missouri effort launched to put legal marijuana to 2022 vote

Dec. 07, 2021 20:47 PM EST

The leader of a campaign to legalize marijuana use in Missouri said he is confident the issue will pass if his group gathers enough signatures to put the question on the 2022 election ballot. A group called Legal Missouri 2022 began an initiative petition effort last week that, if...

Officials say man died in suburban St. Louis house fire

Dec. 06, 2021 14:22 PM EST

MEHLVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man died in a house fire over the weekend, officials said. The fire was reported around 1:35 a.m. Sunday at a home in Mehlville, St. Louis County officials said in a news release. Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke...

Missouri man pleads guilty to participating in Jan. 6 riot

Dec. 06, 2021 13:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eastern Missouri man pleaded guilty Monday to participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Paul S. Westover, 53, of Lake St. Louis, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. In exchange for...