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Urgent care chain to open in Five Points

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Urgent care chain to open in Five Points

A local chain of urgent care clinics hopes to have a new Five Points location up and running by mid next summer.

American Family Care, also known as AFC Urgent Care, is looking to build a 3,600-square-foot clinic at 3248 Champa St.

It would replace the existing 1,100-square-foot structure at the site, which was built in the 1960s.

Kerman Investments LLC, an entity affiliated with the company, paid $1.05 million for the 0.22-acre property in January 2020. It’s within the Curtis Park Historic District.

At the time of the sale, the building was vacant, having most recently been used by a check-cashing store. In recent months, AFC has been using the property as a COVID-19 and antibody testing site.

AFC CEO Darius Kerman said the new facility is planned to have six exam rooms and a medical procedure room, with the capacity to see 60 to 80 patients a day. Kerman said he chose the location in Five Points because the neighborhood lacked an urgent care facility.

“The reason why we decided to go through the pain of building a structure in the landmark district is because there’s a need in that area,” Kerman said. “There’s barely any retail. There is no medical care provider. There’s a very limited number of facilities.”

Kerman said he expects AFC’s building permits will be approved by February or March at the latest, with construction starting “right away.” The facility could be operational by July.

Kerman said the location was chosen because it’s “very visible” at the intersection of several major streets: Champa, Downing and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

There are health clinics near the AFC Five Points location, but as far as outpatient urgent care, there is not another facility within walking distance, or about 2 miles, Kerman said.

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St. Mary’s antique mall suffered heavy damage in Sunday’s tornado

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St. Mary’s antique mall suffered heavy damage in Sunday’s tornado

ST. MARY, Mo. – The town of St. Mary, Missouri is about 80 miles south of St. Louis and it was hit hard by Sunday night’s tornado.

7th Street in St. Mary is the epicenter of the tornado damage there. Debris is scattered everywhere along the street. St. Mary’s antique mall suffered extensive damage.

Several homes along 7th street are also severely damaged or even destroyed.

The storm hit St. Mary at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday.

“There was not a whole lot of sounds and then everything just went still. I do remember everything going still,” St. Mary resident Nick Grogg said. “I was on the phone with dad. He said something bad is about to happen. That’s when I went downstairs. I didn’t think it was going to be anything like this.”

There were no serious injuries in the area due to the tornado.

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Check your onions again: FDA announces more recalls

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Check your onions again: FDA announces more recalls

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(WEHT) – Earlier this week, the CDC announced that fresh whole onions were the cause of a salmonella outbreak that traced to 37 states across the U.S. and were distributed by ProSource Inc.

The company imported the onions from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed them to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the United States. ProSource said the possibly tainted onions were last imported Aug. 27, but because of the vegetable’s long shelf life they may still be on shelves.

Now, two more recalls have been announced involving onions. The FDA is urging people to throw out any onions from HelloFresh and EveryPlate received July 7 through Sep. 8. The companies say they have been informed by one of their suppliers that they’re voluntarily recalling onions due to potential salmonella.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still investigating the nationwide salmonella outbreak that has been linked to onions from Mexico. More than 600 people have reportedly gotten sick; no one has died.

If you are experiencing any symptoms, health officials encourage you to contact your healthcare provider immediately. Click here for more information from the FDA about this supplier recall and the potentially related symptoms.

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Deshaun Watson to the Broncos? One oddsmaker gives Denver a solid chance.

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Deshaun Watson to the Broncos? One oddsmaker gives Denver a solid chance.

Could the Broncos be getting a new quarterback again?

With a week left before the Nov. 2 NFL trade deadline, one oddsmaker gives Denver a solid chance at landing embattled Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

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