Curbside voting in the St. Louis area

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COVID-19 has changed the protocol for curbside voting in some, but not all, polling places ST. LOUIS — Polling place fixtures like stacks of envelopes and rolls of “I voted” stickers will be joined for Missouri’s primary by Plexiglas dividers, hand and pen sanitizer stations, and signage marking a six-foot […]

Batten Disease awareness, Ava Martin

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ST. LOUIS — A 3-year-old girl from Imperial is battling a rare fatal disease. Ava Martin was diagnosed earlier this year with Batten Disease, which affects nine out of 100,000 births. Her family continues to fight daily for her. “We are here today asking for prayers in hopes she responds […]

Trucker sues Springfield company after injury

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CLOSE Outdoor products retailer Bass Pro Shops is based in Springfield, Missouri. A Springfield semi-trailer driver is suing Bass Pro Shops claiming he was injured when freight loaded by the company fell and hit him on the head. Robert Moore filed the lawsuit Thursday in state court against the Springfield-based […]

St. Clair County free coronavirus testing events

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The department will hold events at the Fayetteville and Freeburg village halls Thursday ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. — The St. Clair County Health Department will hold a pair of free community testing events Thursday. The St. Clair County Health Department is teaming up with SIHF Healthcare, Touchette Regional Hospital, the […]

Missouri tax-free weekend: Malls extending hours

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Three St. Louis area malls are extending their hours for Missouri’s tax-free holiday weekend. Several states hold back-to-school sales tax holidays, including Missouri. It’s where shoppers are exempt from paying taxes on select items like school supplies, clothing, shoes and electronics such as laptops. Missouri’s […]

Central Pantry reduces service hours

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COLUMBIA – Central Pantry, which serves Boone County residents, is reducing its hours in order to continue serving people in its drive-thru. According to a news release from the Central Pantry, the new hours will be: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday 1 – 4 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. […]