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Friday, February 26, 2021

Attorney General Eric Schmitt Won't File Charges in Tory Sanders' Death

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 5:31 PM

No one will face criminal charges in the death of Tory Sanders, who died in 2017 after he was tased, pepper-sprayed, pinned down and choked by jailers during a mental health episode in a notorious rural Missouri jail. State Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that staff from his...

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Rush Limbaugh, Finally Quiet, Returns to St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 4:42 PM

Conservative media shock jock Rush Limbaugh started the short process to becoming literal human waste when he died a little more than a week ago. They say only the good die young, so it makes sense that Mr. Limbaugh lived until he was 70 years old. Though he’s from...

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Opinion: Rush Limbaugh's Hate Doesn't Deserve a Special Day

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 6:15 AM

A special day for us to celebrate Rush Limbaugh every year? Have we gone mad? Last week, state Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) introduced HB1200, designating every January 12, Limbaugh’s birthday, as “Rush Limbaugh Day.” Billington’s bill now has 30 co-sponsors, including Rep. Justin Hill and many of his...

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Missouri Teachers and Childcare Workers Can Get COVID Vaccine Starting March 15

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 4:08 PM

This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. Teachers, childcare providers, employees of food processing plants and other critical infrastructure workers will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting March 15, Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday. Activating the next phase — Tier 3 of Phase 1B —...

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DoorDash Carjacking: 3 Arrested, Cops Injured in Car Chase Crash

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 2:28 PM

A day after a DoorDash driver was carjacked at gunpoint, St. Louis police say officers chased down the stolen car and took three people into custody. Two officers suffered minor injuries when they crashed a pair of patrol cars during the pursuit. The carjacking happened about 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday...

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Unpaid Family Caregivers Now Eligible For Vaccine in Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 11:09 AM

While first responders and other medical workers have been prioritized for vaccines since the beginning of distribution, family caregivers have been overlooked in Missouri until now. Missouri health officials have updated vaccination guidelines to cover unpaid, family home caregivers under Missouri's Phase 1A. This means that the many Missourians...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Alex Garcia Rejoins Family After 3.5 Years Living in Sanctuary in Maplewood Church

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 3:05 PM

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information. Alex Garcia walked out of a Maplewood church this afternoon to rejoin his family after more than three years living in sanctuary to avoid being deported to Honduras. Garcia, 39, was ordered in September 2017 to report within two...

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Shovel Smashed into Mauhaus Cat Café Storefront in Maplewood

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 2:41 PM

The Maplewood cat café, Mauhaus (3101 Sutton Boulevard, 314-384-2287), was vandalized early Tuesday morning after a seemingly inebriated man smashed a snow shovel into its front window – just a few feet above cats resting on the storefront. In the eerie security camera footage, the man is seen readjusting...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Bill Increasing Penalties for Protesters Advances in Missouri Senate

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:40 PM

This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. Republican state Senators advanced sweeping legislation early Tuesday morning aimed at penalizing protestors who block streets, while also providing further protections for law enforcement under investigation for misconduct or excessive force. The bill also aims to prevent municipalities from decreasing...

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Greenlight Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Ferguson, Will Include Drive-Through

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:15 PM

The hope of drive-through medical marijuana is what has been getting some of us through the winter, and now it seems like that dream will soon become a reality. The Greenlight Dispensary in Ferguson (517 South Florissant Road, 888-995-0420) opened its doors last week, and its long list of...

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