🌱 Navy Sends Help To BJC + 2 Metro Churches Robbed Sunday

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Morning, neighbors! Helen Eckhard here with the latest St. Louis Daily.

First, today's weather:

Partly sunny and much colder. High: 24 Low: 4.

Here are the top 3 stories in St. Louis today:

  1. Governor Mike Parson announced that the U.S. Navy is sending a 40-person team of military medical personnel to the St. Louis region to help hospital staff strained by the COVID pandemic. The team, which includes doctors and nurses, will begin supporting BJC Christian Hospital early this week. The governor reiterated that the best way to aid hospitals and health care employees is to consider vaccination. (939theeagle.com)

  2. St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating two robberies that happened at separate churches Sunday morning. The first robbery happened at the Life of Jericho Baptist Church on St. Louis Avenue, and the second incident happened at Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Theobald Street. Police say they have not been informed that these two incidents are connected at this time. (KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis)

  3. The first three performances of the Broadway hit "The Prom" at the Fabulous Fox Theatre have been canceled due to positive COVID tests among the show's cast and crew. The show's opening night is now scheduled for Friday, Jan. 28. A 6:30 p.m. performance has been added on Sunday, Feb. 6, to give guests more ticket exchange options. (KSDK.com)

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Today in St. Louis:

  • Grab And Go After School Meals At Lewis and Clark Branch Library (3:30 PM)

  • Virtual Teen TAB: Dungeons & Dragons At Richmond Heights Memorial Library (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Scientists at the St. Louis Zoo received funding from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Grants Fund to determine if fennec foxes participating in ambassador programs showed differences in activity patterns, hormone production, or personality traits. (Facebook)

  • This week, the moon will wrap up its synodic cycle. Tomorrow, it will reach its last quarter phase, and the new moon will occur on Jan. 31. Learn more in the Saint Louis Science Center's weekly Night Sky Update. (Facebook)

  • St. Louis County Parks shared an update on the African American Schoolhouse #4 that's joining Faust Park's Historic Village. (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

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