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St. Louis County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been discovered in St. Louis County, although no human cases have been reported this year, the county Department of Public Health said Thursday. “Positive mosquito tests are a reminder that preventative measures are important,” Department of Public Health Director Faisal Khan said in a news release. “Even though serious

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Man found stabbed to death near Shrewsbury Walmart

Two persons of interest were taken into custody Tuesday after a man was found stabbed to death Monday near the Shrewsbury Walmart in what appears to be a possible homicide. Police said they found the victim, a man about 33 years old already dead with multiple stab wounds, around 9:20 p.m. Monday in a wooded

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Stenger signs executive order to ‘ban the box’ for county employment

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger signed an executive order last month removing questions about a job candidate’s criminal history from initial applications for employment within county government. The June 11 order to “ban the box” on county job applications will delay questions related to an individual’s criminal history until later in the hiring process.

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Crestwood aldermen cancel BBQ due to extreme heat; no plans to reschedule

Due to anticipated extreme heat, the second annual Crestwood Aldermanic BBQ competition that was scheduled to be held in Whitecliff Park Saturday, July 14, has been canceled, with no plans to reschedule. This year’s event will be canceled altogether, City Administrator Kris Simpson said. This community-wide backyard barbecue competition was intended as a great way for residents to

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