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County courts fully back open

Monday, the first day the St. Louis County Courts building reopened, was not without its hiccups. Attorneys who showed up first thing in the morning were turned away. Many were not aware that hearings and conferences were canceled. Later in the day, attorneys were allowed to enter the building. The court was operating on a semi-emergency schedule with staff and judges in the building but with all dockets canceled because of the generator fire that closed the complex all of last week. Jury trials were pushed back to start on Tuesday. Cassidy Dobson, a clerk at the St. Louis County Courthouse, goes through the mail that piled up during the court's shutdown last week.

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St. Louis County courts likely closed all week

The St. Louis County Courts building will be closed Wednesday and possibly longer after the building lost power on Monday. County officials are optimistic that power will be restored to government buildings sometime Thursday, but the structures will probably not be open for business until Monday. The St. Louis County Circuit Court set up in the rotunda of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center to accept emergency orders.

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Electrical fire shuts down St. Louis County courts

The St. Louis County Courts Building will remain closed Tuesday and possibly longer after an electrical fire knocked out power on Monday. A fire in the boiler room of the government complex may have been sparked by a lightning strike. The power outage caused St. Louis County courts to set up in the entryway of the courthouse Monday morning to handle essential court business. Pictured is Circuit Clerk Joan Gilmer accepting Shawn Davis’ paperwork to pay the court costs for traffic violations.

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