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Monday, April 6, 2020

Violating Missouri's 'Stay at Home' Order Could Cost You $2,000

Posted By on Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 5:55 PM

Today, there appears to be many fewer cars on St. Louis city streets than there were yesterday, and hopefully that is because people are finally staying home. Governor Mike Parson issued a "Stay at Home" order for Missouri that kicked in at 12:01 a.m. today and runs until 11:59...

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Afraid They Had Coronavirus, an Illinois Man Killed His Girlfriend and Himself

Posted By on Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:13 PM

An Illinois man shot and killed his partner and himself over fears that they'd contracted the coronavirus, according to law enforcement. Patrick Jesernik, 54, and Cheryl Schriefer, 59, were both found dead in a residence last Thursday when police responded to the residence for a welfare check. Patrick Jesernik’s...

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Fearing N95 Shortage, St. Louis Calls for Homemade Masks

Posted By on Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 1:57 PM

Calling all sewing crafters (or just cut-and-folders), St. Louis County is looking for homemade masks so it can stretch its stockpile of N95 face masks through the life of the COVID-19 pandemic. The county Department of Public Health has evaluated its cache of personal protective gear, and officials are...

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Two Ferguson-Florissant School Bus Drivers Die, District Suspends Meal Delivery

Posted By on Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 7:55 AM

Two bus drivers in the Ferguson-Florissant School District died on Saturday, prompting school officials to stop delivering meals to kids, at least for now. Both bus drivers had helped with the food distribution program. One of the drivers, who had been helping with the program at Cross Keys Middle...

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Gov. Mike Parson Finally Issues Missouri Stay-At-Home Order

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Gov. Mike Parson, a respected man of action, has issued a statewide stay-at-home order, apparently deciding that the coronavirus has sufficiently taken hold in Missouri. "Stay at home Missouri," Parson said during a brief news conference on Friday afternoon. The order kicks in at 12:01 a.m. on Monday and...

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Two-Man Musical Parade Brings Hope to St. Louis Streets [VIDEO]

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Well this should bring a little sunshine to your day. It also might make you cry, but they will be happy tears. Check out this video uploaded to Twitter of a two-man brass band walking down the middle of a St. Louis street and thrilling residents with their heartwarming...

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The Walmart Coronavirus Licker's Defense

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 11:04 AM

In the video that made him a pariah and got him arrested on a terrorism charge, Cody Pfister does what is at least gross under normal circumstances and infuriating as more people die every day of COVID-19. "Who's afraid of the coronavirus?" the 26-year-old Warrenton man says teasingly while...

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St. Louis County Library Giving Out Free Baby Diapers via Drive-Through

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 10:58 AM

St. Louis’ public library system has always been an important local source of knowledge and hope, but now these heroes are serving the public more than ever before. In addition to providing drive-through breakfast and lunch during this crisis for kids who would normally get fed at school, the St....

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Closing Parks

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 7:51 PM

Well, now outside is cancelled, too. St. Louis County announced this evening that all its public parks will be closed starting at 8 p.m. Friday until at least April 22. “This will help us save lives. That’s our top priority,” County Executive Sam Page says in a news release....

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30 St. Louis Sheriff's Deputies Quarantined After Deputy Tests Positive

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 3:01 PM

A St. Louis Sheriff's deputy has tested positive for COVID-19, and now all 30 members of the infected person's unit have been placed under quarantine. “I am deeply concerned about this deputy, their family and the rest of my staff and their families," St. Louis Sheriff Veron Betts says...

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