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Editor's Note: Since this story's initial publication at 5 p.m. Dec. 2, The Missourian has learned from the attorney general's office that Avery Jr. is in custody in a facility in St. Louis County, but custody has not yet been transferred to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. This change …

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The first weekend of the Boy Scouts’ Scouting for Food Drive kicked off Saturday, Nov. 21. The annual event, which collected around 66,000 items in 2019, reinvented itself this year in order to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines set by the St. Louis Area Council. 

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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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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.

An Arizona man suffered minor injuries when his 2016 Kenworth semitruck overturned on a rural highway in Franklin County. 

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There was no pomp or circumstance to the conclusion of this year’s Franklin County Area United Way campaign, but that doesn’t mean the smiles coming from the United Way board members were any less wide or bright. 

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As the Franklin County Area United Way nears the end of its 2020 campaign, organizers say they are focusing on the positives that have emerged from the campaign marked by a global pandemic, economic upheaval and other unforeseen obstacles. 

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Driver Joe Baker sat behind the wheel of a white, 10-wheeled, 80,000-pound truck chugging along under a vast, clear sky. His cargo: recycled glass from a manufacturer outside St. Paul, Minn. His destination: Muscatine, Iowa. 

The Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) reported eight deaths Friday, Nov. 6, the highest number of deaths reported in a 24-hour period since the pandemic began. The death toll for COVID-19 in the county now stands at 57.

August occupancy for hotels in the St. Louis metropolitan area shrank from 71 percent in 2019 to 39 percent this year, according to a COVID-19 industry AHLA report with an analysis of Aug. 9-15 stays. This was considered one of the least affected major hospitality markets in the country.

Nationwide, almost two-thirds of hotels were at 50 percent or less occupancy in August, which is below the point where most break even and pay their debts, according to the report. 

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Touting a decline in the state’s unemployment numbers, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said the state’s economy is gaining momentum after it — and much of life in the Show-Me State — ground to a halt earlier this year following the governor’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The st…

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St. John United Church of Christ in St. Clair held its annual sausage and sauerkraut dinner Sunday, Oct. 11, and according to the church pastor Laura Mignerone, it was a success.

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If you haven’t filled out the 2020 U.S. Census, you still have time. 

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The Highway AH bridge over Interstate 44 is partly closed after a dump truck collided with it early Wednesday, Oct. 7.

A St. Clair man was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington after sustaining moderate injuries in a Sunday, Oct. 11, afternoon crash on Highway 47 north of St. Clair.

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The Highway AH bridge over Interstate 44 is closed after a dump truck collided with it early Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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The St. Clair Scenic Regional Library branch closed Monday morning due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19, according to Steve Campbell, Scenic Regional Library director.

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As the 30-mile Knights of Columbus Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise made its way from St. Clair to Washington Sunday, Sept. 13, much of the action was roadside.

The Board of Education of the St. Clair R-XIII School District approved the sale of a $9.7 million general obligation bond issue to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Co. of St. Louis.

Early Tuesday morning, the St. Clair Fire Protection District and surrounding crews responded to a fire at a vacant residential structure, located at 2566 S. Service Road.