High early voting turnout in St. Louis area

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Proudly wearing their stickers, Rev. B.T. Rice and Trina Rice say they usually vote before Election Day, and they’re not surprised to see more do voters do the same ST. PETERS, Mo. — When the St. Charles County Election headquarters closed promptly at 5 p.m. Wednesday, there were still people […]

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trials for kids

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It will be the first coronavirus vaccine trial in the country to include children CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — Pfizer’s COVID-19 trials are still well under way. Now, the Chesterfield-based, drug-making company is planning to start testing its experimental coronavirus vaccine on children as young as 12. “I think it’s a very […]

Child shot in St. Louis Wednesday afternoon

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ST. LOUIS — Police are investigating after an 11-year-old girl was shot in north St. Louis Wednesday afternoon. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to the 1300 block of N. Garrison Avenue, which is in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood, around 4:50 p.m. There was a large police […]

Missouri unemployment rate drops – KOAM

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October 14, 2020 5:58 PM Associated Press Posted: October 14, 2020 5:58 PM JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More people are back at work in Missouri after joblessness spiked during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. State data released Wednesday show the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 7% in […]

Highland Shootout canceled for 2021

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HIGHLAND, Ill. — One of the biggest and most anticipated basketball tournaments in the country won’t take place in 2021. Highland Shootout director Matt Powers announced on Twitter the event will not take place next year, citing restrictions on travel, attendance and player safety because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Red Flag Warning issued St. Louis

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FENTON, Mo. — On Wednesday a Red Flag Warning was issued for most of the St. Louis area.  That means temperature, wind and low humidity. All the elements for fire to spread fast. “The biggest thing is the high wind, so if a spark were to get out fire would […]

Moberly receives $4.8 million grant for flood protections

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MOBERLY – The U.S. Department of Commerce granted $4.8 million to Moberly to improve flooding protections.  The grant, which is through the department’s Economic Development Administration, will create water and wastewater infrastructure to help protect the downtown’s business area, according to a release. This project will enable Moberly to create […]

Missouri’s COVID-19 dashboard working again

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The department said an error in how data was being exported caused inaccurate reporting on Oct. 10 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s COVID-19 dashboard is back up and running after being down for several days. The Department of Health and Senior Services said on Wednesday evening it completed resolving a […]