🌱 Coronavirus Aid Fraud + Deadly Fire + Provel Hits National Pages

Hey, St. Louis! It's Wednesday, so let's get you started with everything you need to know going on today in St. Louis.

First, today's weather:

A few t-storms, some severe. High: 69 Low: 38.

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Here are the top three stories in St. Louis today:

  1. A St. Louis man will be spending 10 years and five months in federal prison after committing fraud on coronavirus aid applications. According to prosecutors, Robert Williams lied on 30 different applications to receive $2.7 million in aid. Williams reportedly used the money to buy extravagant personal items such as a Maserati and a Jaguar. (KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis)

  2. St. Louis's favorite cheese has hit the big time. Provel found itself in Bon Appetit magazine last week after a Phoenix-based food writer tested out the cheese. In the words of the writer, "I seriously dig it." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

  3. A south St. Louis fire turned fatal on Tuesday morning. A home in the 400 block of Bates Street caught fire around 8:00 a.m. and claimed the life of one person inside. Fire investigators are still working to learn more details about what caused the fire. (KSDK.com)

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Today in St. Louis:

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From my notebook:

  • Saint Louis Zoo is welcoming one more to the zoo family. Chex, a Soemmerring's gazelle born last winter, makes his debut at the zoo this week. Check out the adorable photos at the link. (Facebook)

  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra invites you to register for a free digital concert. The event will blend orchestral music with classic kids' books in a half-hour concert. Learn more at the link. (Facebook)

  • St. Louis County Police Department is celebrating the work of its Safety Telecommunicators for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. In a shared Facebook video, employee Ashley Tate talks about her life as a dispatcher. (Facebook)

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Helen Eckhard

About me: Helen Eckhard is a marketing assistant at Lightning Media Partners. She is a self-professed logophile who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in library science. Outside of work, you can find Helen constructing crossword puzzles, knitting, or devising increasingly crafty ways to kill off characters in her mystery novels.

This article originally appeared on the St. Louis Patch