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Health Oct 23Hospitalization data flawed in Missouri, perhaps elsewhere
Missouri's health department says the number of hospitalized patients has been underreported since Oct. 17. The note blames the the crash of the portal used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Nation Oct 14St. Louis couple who waved guns at protest plead not guilty
A St. Louis couple celebrated in some circles and vilified in others for waving guns at protesters near their home have pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
Nation Sep 23Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, tested positive earlier Wednesday. Teresa Parson had experienced mild symptoms, including a cough and nasal congestion.
Education Sep 09Teacher deaths from COVID-19 raise alarms as new school year begins
Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school year. A teachers’ union leader worries that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S.
Nation Jul 30Prosecutor says no charges for officer in Michael Brown’s death
It was nearly six years ago that a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot Brown, a Black 18-year-old.
Nation Jul 20St. Louis couple charged for pulling guns at protest
St. Louis' top prosecutor has told AP that she's charging a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.
Health May 29Ruling allows Missouri’s last abortion clinic to remain open
Missouri’s only abortion clinic will be able to keep operating after a state government administrator decided that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis facility.
Nation May 18Missouri officers accused of assaulting black woman, son
A lawsuit accuses four white suburban St. Louis police officers of brutalizing a 68-year-old black woman and her adult son after wrongly accusing them of stealing a television.
Economy Apr 30Pork producer says it needs flexibility on virus guidelines
The world's largest pork producer has told a judge in Missouri that it's working as quickly as it can to comply with federal guidelines that seek to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Economy Mar 30Rent strike idea gaining steam during coronavirus crisis
Many cities have temporarily banned evictions, but strike advocates are demanding that rent payments be waived, not delayed, for those in need.