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BIG 3: IL Extends Stay-At-Home, More Temp Hospitals in NYC & Stop Goodwill Donations If Closed

1. “If we can end these orders earlier, I’ll be the first to tell you when we can start to make strides toward normal again,” Pritzker said. 2. More temporary hospitals are opening up in the New York metro area as the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb.  3. Goodwill is urging bored Americans…

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BIG 3: USNS Comfort Docked, STL Limiting Further Spread & the Legendary Joe Diffie Dies

1. The U.S. Navy hospital ship the USNS Comfort is now docked in Manhattan. With one-thousand beds and a full staff of doctors, nurses, and specialists, de Blasio says the ship basically amounts to adding a full hospital to the city’s capacity.  2. St. Louis is taking further steps to limit the spread of coronavirus…

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BIG 3: Stimulus Package, STL MLS Moving Forward & Athlete Runs Marathon on Balcony

1. A massive economic stimulus bill is now before the Senate. The roughly two-trillion dollar stimulus bill helps American workers and businesses during the growing crisis. 2. The owners of the new St. Louis MLS franchise are moving forward with the construction of a downtown soccer stadium despite concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. 3. A French athlete…

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BIG 3: FEMA Shipping Vents, Plexiglass Checkouts & Puzzle Sales Up

1. Vice President Mike Pence says FEMA has shipped two-thousand ventilators from the national stockpile today and will send another two-thousand tomorrow. 2. The area’s two largest grocery chains are installing panes of plexiglass in checkout lanes to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  Schnucks, Dierbergs install plexiglass at registers to protect employees, customers…

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BIG 3: St. Louis “Stay At Home Order,” Senate COVID-19 Bill Stalled & Olympics Postponed

1. Beginning today, residents of St. Louis City and County are to stay at home under orders from Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Sam Page. 2. For the second time in three days, the Senate has failed to move a massive economic stimulus bill forward. 3. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed because…

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BIG 3: No New Cases in China, Wash U Physicians & Disneyland Streak Broken

1. China is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus for the first time since the outbreak.  2. Two physicians with Washington University in St. Louis are being treated after testing positive for coronavirus. 3. An impressive streak of Disneyland visits is over.  Jeff Reitz had visited the theme park in Anaheim, California every day for…