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Downtown Washington Inc. will kick off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Lights parade Friday, Nov. 27, but this year there’s a twist. Instead of floats parading past cheering spectators, attendees at the “reverse parade” will drive by the floats, which will be parked in downtown pa…

A Villa Ridge man was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries after the vehicle he was driving traveled off the road and struck the ground at approximately 4:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

A 12-year-old girl from Robertsville, a 13-year-old girl from Washington and a 92-year-old woman from St. Clair are among the Franklin County residents who tested positive for COVID-19, according to Tuesday’s report from the county health department. 

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In 2019, more than 30 million people passed through U.S. airports en route to Thanksgiving celebrations across the country. This year, officials with St. Louis Lambert International Airport and with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are expecting COVID-19 to transform those pa…

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If the near constant ringing of the phone at Missouri Health and Wellness’ cannabis dispensary is any indication, there will be scores of people lining up to make their first legal purchase of cannabis on Nov. 30 when the dispensary opens. 

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A new mask mandate is now in effect in the city of Washington after members of the city’s governing body approved the COVID-19 mitigation effort in a 5-2 vote Monday night.

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The city of St. Clair recently dedicated a veterans monument to go along with the banners hanging outside city hall. But officials said the community is far from finished honoring those who served.

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The first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine administered to Missourians will likely come in December, according to Gov. Mike Parson. 

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A countywide mask mandate will likely cause a swift shift in the county’s positivity rate, if 80 percent of Franklin County residents and visitors to the county adhere to the mandate, according to a new study from St. Louis University. 

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Last year, around 2,000 people stood in line outside the Franklin County Collector of Revenue’s office each of the last two days before property taxes were due.

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As a Union city committee discussed issues with the commuter parking lot the city shares with First Baptist Church, discussions took a new turn.

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*This story has been updated to include comments from Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy, Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker and information from Mercy Hospital Washington.* 

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East Central College is working with the city of Union to secure a community development block grant (CDBG) to help pay for a new job training center.

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The Scenic Regional Library system will require patrons ages 2 and older to wear face masks beginning Friday, Nov. 20.Library Director Steven Campbell said the decision came after the library’s board of trustees voted unanimously (13-0) at its Nov. 17 meeting to implement the new policy.“The…

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Members of the Washington chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association voted to dissolve the organization at their monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 12, at The American Legion Home.

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Robbin and Scott Wolf plan to debut White Wolf Pub and Grill next month in New Melle, in the former Fireside Bar and Grill.