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August 12, 2019 - 12:31 pm
PRAIRIE DU ROCHER, Ill. (AP) — The fate of a Mississippi River levee that’s awaiting a decision on federal accreditation could put a southern Illinois village at risk of destructive flooding, the village president says. If the levee in Prairie du Rocher loses Federal Emergency Management Agency...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:15 pm
(KMOX) — Historical contributions by members of the LGBTQ community will now be included in public school curriculum in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill requiring the inclusion into law over the weekend. The new law ensures that students in Illinois public schools will learn about the...
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Fred Bodimer
August 12, 2019 - 10:52 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has received 127 reports from people who say they've had seizures over the last 10 years after vaping. While there's still not enough scientific evidence to determine if there is a direct link between vaping and seizures or fainting, some...
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Brian Kelly
August 12, 2019 - 9:21 am
O'FALLON, Ill. (KMOX) — While some Illinois cities will warmly welcome cannibas stores when recreational pot becomes legal next year, others are not so sure. One of those in that second category is the city of O'Fallon, where tonight Aldermen will continue discussing whether they will prohibit pot...
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August 12, 2019 - 9:02 am
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) - Granite City Police are warning residents and drivers to stay off roads in the area after flash flooding, Monday morning. Many vehicles are already stuck on the flooded roads, but police say unless it's an emergency, they will wait until the flooding goes down before...
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Kevin Killeen
August 12, 2019 - 8:54 am
CRESTWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) — Hoping to prevent a child getting struck, the city of Crestwood is doubling and tripling the fines for motorists caught speeding in school zones. On busy Sappington Road, the traffic races past Crestwood Elementary school, despite all the speeding tickets Police Chief Ron...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway listens to attendees during the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. Galloway has taken a first, official step toward running for governor in next year's election. Galloway has updated her campaign committee paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to show that she is seeking the governor's office instead of auditor. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 12, 2019 - 6:07 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her Democratic campaign for governor Monday by highlighting her efforts to uncover government waste and criticizing a new state law banning most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. That is why I am announcing my candidacy...
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Carol Daniel
August 12, 2019 - 2:53 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — 120 dozen donuts and orange juice will be given to students in troubled neighborhoods at their bus stops this week. Photo provided/Tiffany Garry It's the brainchild of Tiffany Garry who says she created ''donuts not drive-bys'' to show the students that the community cares and to...
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