Iraq: Pope brings message of peace once held by Islamic State

(STL.News) Pope Francis has visited former Islamic State strongholds on the third day of his historic trip to Iraq. Christians…

India: farmers blocked highway to mark 100th day of protests

(STL.News) Indian farmers began gathering Saturday to block a six-lane expressway outside New Delhi to mark the 100th day of…

Myanmar: 54 casualties, days of unrest and massive protests

(STL.News) With the use of rubber bullets and stun grenades among others, Myanmar police have intensified the crackdown against the…

Biden says $1,400 payments to most Americans – start this month

Biden says $1,400 payments to most Americans can start to go out this month as Senate passes the bill. (STL.News)…

US Senate passes Biden’s $1.9T COVID-19 bill in party-line vote

(STL.News) The Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden‘s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an…

Iraq: Pope at ancient site of Ur for inter-religious meeting

(STL.News) Delegations from different religious groups waited in a scenic seating area, nearby the ancient site of Ur, for Pope…

Sharks and Ice Cream; COVID-19 and Restaurants

Washington, DC (StLouisRestaurantReview) The National Restaurant Association released the following statement on the CDC’s Association of State-Issued Mask Mandates and…

Arkansas Governor Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 14 pardons, three restoration of firearm rights only, and four…

New York Governor: $31.5 Million to Conserve 15,000 Acres Farmland

Governor Cuomo Announces $31.5 Million Awarded to Conserve More than 15,000 Acres of New York Farmland New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo…

Indiana Governor Directs Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags in Washington County to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, March 7, in…

Illinois: Campaign to Encourage Vaccinations in Communities

Illinois Launches $10 Million Public Awareness Campaign to Encourage Vaccinations in Hardest-Hit Communities Harvey, IL (STL.News) As more Illinoisans become eligible for…

Indiana Governor Directs Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags in Madison County to be flown at half-staff on Monday, March 8, in…

Missouri Lottery: John Prowell Wins $3 Million Prize

MO (STL.News) John Prowell of St. Louis loves playing the lottery.  When he purchased a Mega Millions ticket for the Feb. 23…

Michigan Lottery: Rnysha Woods Wins $1 Million Prize

MI (STL.News) A lucky feeling led a Macomb County woman to winning a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan…

Webster City: Kevin Eugene Dill Sentenced for Child Porn

Webster City Man, Kevin Eugene Dill Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Porn Possessed over 448,000 depictions of child pornography…

Nevada Governor: 1-year Anniversary of 1st Positive COVID-19 Cases

NV (STL.News) Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the first presumptive positive…

Minnesota Governor: Vaccination Site at Roy Wilkins Auditorium

ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) As part of the State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program, Governor Tim Walz announced a new community…

Two Pleaded Guilty to Defrauding Federal Program

Construction Company Owners Pleaded Guilty to Defrauding Federal Program Intended for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses WASHINGTON (STL.News) Two Texas construction…

Ecuadorian Nationals Charged with Trafficking Cocaine

Ecuadorian Nationals Charged with Trafficking Over 700 Kilograms of Cocaine on Unflagged Boats NEWPORT NEWS, VA (STL.News) A federal grand…

Alpine: Devon Portillo plead guilty to making a false statement

Former Alpine Resident, Devon Portillo Admits Lying to Agents about Creating Fake Racist Message (STL.News) In Alpine today, 26-year-old Devon…