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A lawsuit argued that only state health director Dr. Randall Williams, seen here last week with Gov. Mike Parson, had the power to shut down businesses in Missouri.

Parson hints COVID vaccine eligibility will soon expand, including teachers

By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent February 25, 2021

Gov. Mike Parson said he’ll make an announcement Thursday on “moving forward on the vaccine phases,” citing an anticipated boost to the state’s vaccine supply following the expected authorization...

Isad Menkovic, a third-grade student at Oakville Elementary, completes a math lesson.

Affton School District moves to virtual learning today after districtwide network outage

February 25, 2021

All students in the Affton School District will have a virtual learning day again today, Thursday, Feb. 25, after an “unforeseen network outage” hit every school in the district before school started...

The St. Louis County Police Department and the Mehlville Fire Protection District are shown at the scene of the fire at the vacant building that was once Eime Hardware Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.

Fire at former Eime Hardware store looked serious, but results in little damage

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor February 24, 2021

Fire agencies from throughout the area responded over the weekend to a fire at the vacant building at 11500 Concord Village Ave. that was once Eime Hardware store and more recently a pawn shop, but the...

Eligible St. Louis County employees receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the St. Louis County mass vaccination site at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The mass vaccination site in Ferguson has been operating since Jan. 29, vaccinating qualified county employees ahead of the public starting Feb. 3.

Back on: St. Louis County’s first state mass vaccination site isn’t canceled after all

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor February 16, 2021

A spokeswoman for Gov. Mike Parson's office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that, as it currently stands, the state is still planning to hold its first mass vaccination site in the St. Louis area Saturday...

A paramedic from the Fenton Fire Protection District, above, gives a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a woman in the community room at the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters on Gravois Road while St. Louis County Executive Sam Page visited Friday. Most of the shots given at the vaccination sites in the Mehlville, Affton and Eureka fire protection districts halted last week, but the fire districts used remaining vaccine doses to vaccinate residents of group homes.

St. Louis County halts vaccines as shipments dry up from state

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor February 16, 2021

St. Louis County officials paused COVID-19 vaccine efforts last week due to a lack of vaccine supply from the state, despite the county kicking off mass vaccine efforts by opening four vaccine sites and...

Eligible St. Louis County employees receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at St. Louis County's mass vaccination site at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The mass vaccination site in Ferguson has been operating since Jan. 29, vaccinating qualified county employees ahead of the public starting Wednesday, Feb. 3.

UPDATED: Missouri cancels most mass vaccination sites this week, but St. Louis one still on

February 16, 2021

Editor's note: This article was updated at 6 p.m. Tuesday to reflect the latest information from the state and St. Louis County that the mass vaccination site is still on.  Gov. Mike Parson announced...

Mike Shannon, a lead maintenance driver with the St. Louis County Department of Transportation, is administered the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at St. Louis County's mass vaccination site in Ferguson. The site, which is located at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, will begin public vaccinations Wednesday for those who are eligible and have appointments.

After a month, Missouri announces first mass vaccination sites in St. Louis and Kansas City

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor February 15, 2021

Editor's note: This article was updated Monday night after the state canceled its events and Tuesday night to clarify that the UMSL event is still being held.  Gov. Mike Parson identified site locations...

Cooper Jennings makes  a snow angel on a snow day off from school in January 2019.

Schnucks will close grocery stores early as snow piles up in South County

February 15, 2021

With up to 9 inches of snow expected to fall Monday afternoon through evening in South County and St. Louis, Schnucks announced it will be closing its stores early Monday night for the sake of its employees...

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

Mail-in voting expansion has expired, leaving fewer options for April election

February 12, 2021

With the April general municipal election six weeks away, the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissions is reminding voters that they will have fewer ways to vote compared to the elections held in...

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