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$2 Million Awarded to Missouri Man Wrongfully Sent to Prison For His Wife’s Killing

(TROY, Mo.) — An eastern Missouri sheriff’s department has reached a $2 million settlement with a man who spent more than three years in prison for his wife’s killing before the conviction was overturned, his lawyers said Monday. An insurance company has agreed pay the money to Russell Faria, of Lincoln County, The St. Louis […]

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Missouri surpasses 1,000 coronavirus cases, St. Louis County accounts for one-third of cases

MISSOURI, USA — The number of coronavirus cases in Missouri surpassed 1,000 Monday, and St. Louis County accounts for 33% of them. In the new numbers published by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state had 1,031 cases. Increases in local counties later in the night brought the total to 1,104. The […]

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Tony Ribaudo, longtime Democratic state legislator from St. Louis, dies at 78

Subscribe today: $3/3 months Anthony D. “Tony” Ribaudo, whose 20 years in the Missouri House included six as majority floor leader, died March 23 of lung cancer at a hospice in Chesterfield. He was 78. Mr. Ribaudo, who represented a district rooted in the Hill neighborhood of St. Louis from 1977 through 1996, was an influential […]

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Missouri surpasses 1,000 coronavirus cases, St. Louis County accounts for more than one-third of cases

MISSOURI, USA — The number of coronavirus cases in Missouri surpassed 1,000 Monday, and St. Louis County accounts for more than 33% of them. In the new numbers published by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state had 1,031 cases. The increase also included another death, this one in Lafayette County. St. […]

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$2 million awarded to Missouri man wrongfully sent to prison

“He’s thrilled,” said one of Faria’s attorneys, Joel Schwartz. Lawyers for the three current and former Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department officers named in the suit did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Elizabeth “Betsy” Faria was killed in 2011. Russell Faria was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, though he insisted that the […]

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Missouri casinos to remain closed at least another week

ST. LOUIS — Missouri’s casinos will remain closed for at least another week because of COVID-19 concerns. The Missouri Gaming Commission extended the order to keep all riverboat casinos closed through Monday, April 6. This follows an order from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on statewide social distancing. The state previously ordered […]

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Missouri passes 1,000 coronavirus cases, St. Louis County accounts for more than one-third of cases

MISSOURI, USA — The number of coronavirus cases in Missouri surpassed 1,000 Monday, and St. Louis County accounts for more than 33% of them. In the new numbers published by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state had 1,031 cases. The increase also included another death, this one in Lafayette County. St. […]

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4-year-old shot, wounded in St. Louis area, police say

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/4-year-old-shot-wounded-in-St-Louis-area-15165723.php Updated 4:48 am PDT, Monday, March 30, 2020 FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old has been shot and wounded in the St. Louis area. Police say the shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Ferguson. Police say the child was awake and alert when officers arrived. Police said there were several adults and children in […]

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St. Louis County libraries and Operation Food Search team up to offer drive-thru food pickup for kids

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide drive-thru food pickup for kids in the area. According to a press release, lunches will be provided from 10 a.m. until noon at nine St. Louis County Library branches beginning on March 30. Participating branches will provide […]

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No hugs, no visitation, mourning from a car: Funerals in St. Louis during coronavirus crisis

Subscribe today: $3/3 months Cemetery workers bury the casket of a 76-year-old Army veteran at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Friday, March 27, 2020. National cemeteries have stopped conducting military funeral honors at their services and the National Cemetery Association recommends that family members stay inside their cars. On Friday most hearses arrived alone. Of […]

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