Hospitals stop prioritizing COVID-19 treatment based on race

News 01/18/22, 02:44

A Missouri religious not-for-profit healthcare network will cease treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients from a different race preferentially. St Louis-headquartered SSM Health will stop prioritizing non-white COVID-19 individuals who present at any of its 23 locations across the Midwest region. "Early versions of risk calculators across the nation appropriately included race and gender ...

Yorkie dog keeps lost toddler company until help arrives next day

Inspired Stories 08/22/21, 22:13

A canine comforted a missing 3 year-old girl after she wandered off into a Missouri cornfield. Remy Merritt disappearing from her Missouri front yard was no pleasant experience for the toddler and her mother, Timberlyn. The mother became filled with anxiety and despair as she frantically searched for her daughter after dark. ...

Missouri governor set to sign bill voiding federal gun laws

U.S. 06/12/21, 03:27

Following the Biden administration's planned regulations to regulate rifles with stabilizing braces, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-Mo.) will sign legislation prohibiting state law enforcement agencies from enforcing new federal gun restrictions. According to Parson's spokeswoman Kelli Jones, the Republican governor will sign the "Second Amendment Preservation Act," which states that Missouri ...

Black man jailed for 7 years for assaulting 12-year-old boy in Missouri

U.S. 06/01/21, 10:04

The man who punched a 12-year-old child on a Missouri sidewalk when he was dancing with his instructor last July was sentenced to seven years in prison. The assault occurred on July 3, 2020, when two teenagers were dancing in Cape Girardeau, MO, with their instructor, and one of them, later ...

Missouri Supreme Court removed prosecutor Kim Gardner from McCloskey case

U.S. 04/10/21, 17:50

The Missouri Supreme Court refused St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's request to stay on Mark and Patricia McCloskey's case.  The state Supreme Court denied Gardner's writ without explanation. She was removed as a prosecutor after the couple's lawyer successfully argued that she used the case for political benefit by citing it in ...

2 Missouri men charged after firing shots at St. Louis County police officer

U.S. 09/05/19, 18:34

Matthew Higgins and Kenneth Bull are facing multiple felony charges after reportedly opening fire at police officers in north St. Louis County, Missouri, on Tuesday evening, Sept. 3. St. Louis County police officers saw a car with improper plates in the Norwood Township on Tuesday after 8 p.m. and attempted to ...

Federal judge blocks parts of law that bans abortions after 8 weeks

U.S. 08/28/19, 13:33

A U.S. District Court issued an order to temporarily block parts of a law passed in Missouri that prevents abortion after the eighth week of gestation, one day before it was to go into effect. However, provisions of the law that ban abortions for reasons of race, gender, or a medical ...

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