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Past articles by Marianne:

Belleville restaurant closes after 15 years

The restaurant had made at least three social media posts since June that it was looking to hire line cooks and servers. → Read More

East St. Louis lifts curfew

The city also said it would look into other measures to cut down on crime, including increasing lighting and hiring additional police officers. → Read More

Police: Sex workers are being targeted in St. Louis shootings, robberies

Police are also investigating robberies that happened last month. → Read More

2 moms pull out guns during argument at Hazelwood elementary school

The parents involved have been identified and the district is taking "swift action." It happened in the parking lot drop-off Tuesday morning. → Read More

BJC employees must comply with vaccine mandate by Wednesday or face suspension

Those who missed the deadline will be suspended for up to 30 days, → Read More

Water main break causes flooding at south St. Louis intersection

Buder Elementary School is located nearby and crews are working to repair the break before school starts → Read More

Group of young teens tries to carjack man in Central West End

The man told police he was sitting in his parked vehicle in the 4400 block of West Pine around 10:20 p.m. Thursday when his driver's door was opened → Read More

Missouri first responders, civilians honored for heroic actions

The civilians include a St. Louis boy who helped save his younger brother after he fell into a pond. → Read More

St. Luke's to require vaccination or negative COVID test for hospital visitors

The visitor policy applies to its locations in Chesterfield and DesPeres. It does not apply to St. Luke's outpatient services, physicians' offices or urgent care. → Read More

Illinois school district pivots to remote learning after increase in COVID cases

According to the district's website, 16 students tested positive for COVID-19 between Aug. 16 and Aug. 20. Ninety-eight students are under quarantine. → Read More

2 men shot, killed in Franklin County

Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, police responded to a shooting call in the 3300 block of Lollar Branch Road in Sullivan. → Read More

Ferguson-Florissant School District to require vaccination or regular testing for staff

The school district is not requiring vaccination for students but is strongly encouraging it for students who are 12 years and older. → Read More

Bass Pro Shops to open location in St. Louis County

It will be located about a mile away from the intersection of I-44 and I-270 → Read More

Man killed in hit-and-run in St. Louis identified

It happened near the intersection of Marcus Avenue and Page Boulevard in the Fountain Park neighborhood around 9:30 a.m. → Read More

St. Louis County judge issues temporary ruling against mask mandate

The temporary restraining order will be in place until the next court hearing, which is scheduled for Aug. 17. → Read More

Woman found dead inside burning Ferguson apartment

Firefighters responded to the Park Ridge Apartments in the 1300 block of Sharondale Circle after someone called 911 to report a fire around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday → Read More

Ferguson names new police chief

Outgoing Police Chief Jason Armstrong is leaving the department for a job in his home state of North Carolina. → Read More

3 St. Louis area health departments issue public advisories as delta variant spreads among young people

St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jefferson County are seeing an increase of cases among young, unvaccinated people. The city and county also updated mask guidance. → Read More

New Illinois law allows college athletes to sign endorsements

Gov. JB Pritzker signed the bill at the University of Illinois Tuesday, allowing college athletes to earn money from endorsements. → Read More

SIUE students must be vaccinated or wear mask

Some students, like student-athletes and students who are studying health care fields, may be required to get vaccinated, the Illinois university announced. → Read More