But landlords, who argued they had to pay bills too, hailed the end of the moratorium.
Tommie Conwill, who has rented the house next to hers near Festus for 30 years, said Friday she doubts she will ever get a dime from tenants who haven’t paid rent in seven months. She was able to legally expel them in March for damaging their property.
“Seven months without paying anything and all the while getting stimulus money,” said Conwill, 83. “I could have got her out in the second month, but because of the moratorium I couldn’t legally touch her. This is the worst thing the government has ever done. “
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On Friday, St. Louis Circuit Court presiding judge Michael Stelzer issue an order to lift the court ban about the eviction procedure. It’s not clear how many local people are lagging behind and homeless, but nationally an estimated 3.5 million families reported in early August that they would face eviction within the next two months, according to the US Census Bureau.
Meanwhile, Jones urged evicted city tenants to get help applying for allowances at walk-in clinics, the next week of Horizon housing, 3001 Arsenal Street and Wohl Recreation Center, 1515 North Kingshighway. In the past two weeks they have helped with around 200 applications, said the mayor’s office.
ST. LOUIS – August 6th marks the 10th anniversary of one of the darkest days of all time for the special forces of the military.
A CH-47 Chinook military helicopter was shot down while attempting to secure a ranger unit that was pinned to the ground in Afghanistan.
When the helicopter made its final landing, a Taliban fighter shot down the helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade.
A total of 31 American heroes died. Jeremy Callaway, the owner of Major League Pressure Washing in St. Louis, served with three of the men who died that day.
They were close personal friends. Callaway now washes homes every year to raise money for a charity that supports the families of the fallen.
Major League’s high pressure wash will wash 31 homes in Wentzville.
All of the money raised goes to 31Heroes, which helps families with their expenses and supports programs that help with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress.
Callaway would like to hear from homeowners and homeowners associations interested in getting involved in the future.
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ST. LOUIS – Installation of Zebra® delineator posts along Union Boulevard in the city’s Central West End began on Wednesday. The black and white striped devices are new to St. Louis. Officials say they are easy to spot and create a bump to separate bicycle and vehicle traffic.
“I think anyone who’s ridden a bike in the City of St. Louis has had a tight run,” said 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro. She rode her bike on Wednesday afternoon to see the progress of the project.
The 28th community project is funded by money from a capital improvement fund available to every community in the city of St. Louis. A city official said feedback from other cities using Zebra® delineators has been positive.
The installation of around 300 objects will continue in the coming days. The area spans both sides of Union Boulevard from Lindell to Delmar Boulevard. The installation is expected to take several days.
The plan coincides with a refurbishment project that allows some changes. A designated bike path will be laid out along the curb. The Zebra® delineators separate the cycle path from a lane for parking vehicles.
The exchange creates more distance between bicycle and vehicle traffic. The parking spaces are located along the curb with the bike path between parked cars and vehicular traffic.
“There are other places in the city where we have protected bike lanes via parking lots, but that’s still something new,” said Navarro.
A city official said it was possible that Zebra® delineators could be used in other areas of St. Louis. The city will evaluate the effectiveness of the project.
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FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – An East St. Louis woman was sentenced to one year and one day in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing identity and money from elderly patients.
Erica Rose, 31, pleaded guilty in November of a conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud and escalated identity theft, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the southern district of Illinois.
According to authorities, Rose worked as a home nurse for a company called CareLink that looked after elderly patients.
In addition to her jail term, Rose will be sentenced to two years of judicial surveillance and pay nearly $ 10,000 in restitution when she is released.
Rose’s co-defendant Ashley McKinney has a pending arrest warrant. Prosecutors say Rose gave the McKinney patient information.
Stages St. Louis adjusted its 2021 season to meet ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
“A choir line” and “A year with a frog & toad” are cancelled. “Always … Patsy Cline” and “Jersey Boys” should be presented on new dates.
In a statement, Associate Producer Andrew Kuhlman said, “While these decisions have been incredibly difficult, we believe they were made in the best interests of our community.”
“Always … Patsy Cline”, a musical about the legendary country singer, is now scheduled for August 6th to September 5th. “Jersey Boys,” a show about the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons vocal group, is scheduled for September 24th through October 24th.
The productions for the 35th anniversary will be in the new home of the organization, the Ross family theater In the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center.
ST. CHARLES – The Mayor of St. Charles announced Monday that dancing and “amplified music” are banned in three blocks of downtown in an effort to curb crime in the area.
The ban applies to companies with alcohol licenses in the 100-300 blocks of North Main Street, said Mayor Dan Borgmeyer at a press conference Monday.
There have been some incidents of violence in downtown St. Charles in recent months, including a fatal shootout in December in the 200 block North Main.
Borgmeyer and St. Charles police chief Ray Juegnst noted on Monday that most of these incidents were against closings of bars and nightclubs.
Borgmeyer said the city’s zone code does not include nightclubs as a legal use. Therefore, the move to ban dance and loud music is an enforcement of the longstanding code that has not yet been enforced. Failure to comply, Borgmeyer said, would lead to further action, including the revocation of a liquor business license.
“We ask for the cooperation of our companies in this matter to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors,” said Borgmeyer. “We don’t want to have to prescribe early closing times or other measures to keep the situation under control.”