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Democrats split on overhauling St. Louis elections, including removing party labels

St. Charles News from - 3 hours 21 min ago
A proposal on the Nov. 3 ballot also would allow voters in the upcoming March primary to vote for more than one candidate per office, with the top two finishers in each race qualifying for general-election runoffs.
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Two killed in Jennings house fire

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 5:15pm
A man and woman were able to escape, but the woman broke her leg when she jumped from a second-story window.
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COVID-19 restrictions likely to return to Metro East, cases surging again in STL area

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 5:00pm
Indoor dining and bar service will likely be suspended again in Metro East beginning Wednesday.
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No heavy pruning of boxwood until after frost in spring

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 2:30pm
Q • Is it OK to trim a boxwood hedge now or should I wait until the spring? Also, during the year when is it OK to trim the boxwoods?
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Nicklaus: For geospatial pioneer, St. Louis becomes a key spot on the map

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 1:45pm
Founder says Esri is expanding here because he likes the business climate
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Hourlong waits. 120,000 unanswered calls in one day. How unemployment claims overwhelmed Missouri

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 1:30pm
Staffing in the Division of Employment Security had fallen in recent years, from 645 full time workers in the 2013 budget to 398 in fiscal year 2019.
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Pope names 13 new cardinals, including 1st Black US prelate

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 1:28pm
Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory would become the first Black U.S. prelate to become a Cardinal. Gregory served as the Belleville bishop.
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'Saturday Night Live' takes a dig at Nelly during Weekend Update

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 1:15pm
Michael Che's potshot might have worked — if it made sense.
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Missouri to use social media ‘influencers’ to promote virus safety

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 1:00pm
The plan was developed with the assistance of the McChrystal Group, a consulting firm being paid more than $1 million to craft a response to the pandemic.
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Messenger: For closing argument, Parson tries to divert attention from 68 dead veterans

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 1:00pm
Governor talks about Cori Bush because his own record doesn't help his campaign.
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County Council assistant Courtney Curtis to resign, plead guilty in federal case, councilwoman says

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 12:00pm
Councilwoman Rita Heard Days says her assistant is pleading guilty to criminal charges stemming from a state ethics probe
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Diocese of Belleville priest removed from ministry, accused of 'inappropriate conduct'

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 11:45am
Fr. Anthony Onyango is accused of "inappropriate conduct" with a minor while he was pastor at two Clinton County parishes.
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Bayer executive dies after crash on Interstate 270

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 10:30am
Mauricio Amore Ferreira was a father of two and executive at Bayer Crop Science in St. Louis.
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Pence to keep up travel despite contact with infected aides

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 9:39am
Pence himself tested negative, his office said. Under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, the vice president is considered a “close contact” of his chief of staff, Marc Short, but will not quarantine, said spokesman Devin O’Malley.
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BenFred: Stellar defensive showing by Mizzou snaps losing streak against Big Blue

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 9:30am
Tigers clamp down, end wait to beat Kentucky that had lasted five years, 11 months and 23 days.
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25 years ago: The day A-B sold its soul — and the Cardinals

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 9:15am
On Oct. 25, 1995, Anheuser-Busch announced it was selling the Cardinals baseball team, which it had bought in 1953. Here was the column Bernie Miklasz wrote at the time.
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Sultan: St. Peters woman changes deeply held views on abortion after giving birth as a teen

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 9:15am
A St. Peters woman shared how her experience as a teen mom converted her from a "pro life" Catholic Republican to a pro-choice Democrat.
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Goodbye, children’s zoo: We share memories of goats, guinea pigs and gorillas

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 6:52am
The Emerson Children's Zoo closes its doors for good at the end of the day on Oct. 31. A dinosaur exhibit will open there in the spring.
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A mecca for the misfits: The City Museum dazzled from the start

St. Charles News from - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 5:45am
On Oct. 25, 1997, the City Museum opened its doors in a former downtown shoe factory, relying mostly on repurposed industrial equipment and architecture.
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SIU seeks southern Illinois students to boost enrollment

St. Charles News from - Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:01pm
SIU’s enrollment freefall in recent years is no secret. SIU saw its enrollment drop from 17,292 students in the fall of 2015, to 11,366 students this fall.
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