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St. Louis County health officials defend sports ban

St. Louis County health officials defend sports ban

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County health officials say a ban on some high school sports will continue until the number of coronavirus cases is reduced and they can recommend return to in-person school. The county’s ban on some high school sports, particularly football, has prompted protests and an unsuccessful effort to take away…

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Drug Dealer With Ties to Mexican Cartel Sentenced

Drug Dealer With Ties to Mexican Cartel Sentenced

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) A California man with ties to a major drug cartel is going to prison after being arrested in a plot to ship drugs to St. Louis. The U.S. Attorney’s office says that 40-year-old Roy William Burris Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 25 years. In September of 2016, Burris, along with other…

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SPORTS


Brault Limits Cards to Two Hits, As Pirates Losing Streak Ends

Brault Limits Cards to Two Hits, As Pirates Losing Streak Ends

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped an eight-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. St. Louis dropped to third place in the NL Central, 6 1/2 games behind the…

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Saint Louis City SC Reaches Record Season Ticket Deposits

Saint Louis City SC Reaches Record Season Ticket Deposits

Saint Louis City SC reached set a record for season ticket deposits with 30,000 seats reserved in 15 minutes, and 50,000 seats reserved in 24 hours. “We have been counting down the days until the opening of ticket deposit reservations for weeks, and it has been so exciting to see CITY fans show up and…

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NATIONAL


US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

Undated (AP)  The U.S. Commerce Department said it is prohibiting Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from app stores as of Sunday, citing national security and data privacy concerns. Google and Apple, the owners of the major mobile app stores, did not immediately reply to questions. Oracle, which had proposed a deal with TikTok, also did not…

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Trump and Biden Hit Unlikely Battleground State of Minnesota

Trump and Biden Hit Unlikely Battleground State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (AP) — Donald Trump almost won Minnesota in 2016 and sees it as a state he can peel away from Democrat Joe Biden in November. That could potentially help insulate him in case he loses any battlegrounds that backed him four years ago. But Minnesota — which hasn’t voted Republican in a presidential…

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