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Gulf of Mexico
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
June 11, 2019 - 2:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. "A major factor contributing to the large dead zone this year is the abnormally high amount of spring rainfall in many parts of the Mississippi River...
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python
June 11, 2019 - 10:44 am
BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman is probably still shivering at what she found in her kitchen cabinet after returning from vacation: An 18-inch-long python curled up in the corner. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Ballwin, Missouri, woman reported that she found the snake...
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cow at dairy farm
Scott Olson/Getty Images
June 10, 2019 - 3:23 pm
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (KMOX/AP) — Three people are being charged in regards to an investigation of Fair Oaks Farm, a major dairy farm in Indiana, after videos were released last week documenting animal abuse. The Newton County Sheriff's Office confirmed the charges are for the beating of a vertebrate...
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police car in mirror
June 10, 2019 - 3:02 pm
By SUMMER BALLENTINE/Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A report from Missouri's attorney general shows that black drivers across the state are 91% more likely than white motorists to be pulled over by police and newly collected data shows that African-Americans are even more likely to be...
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black boots
June 10, 2019 - 12:47 pm
NILES, Ill. (AP) — A police officer in suburban Chicago took off his shoes and gave them to a homeless man who had tripped because of poor footwear. The Niles police department says on Facebook that Officer Brian Zagorski gave up his shoes Saturday. He also offered a pack with toiletries and...
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arrested
June 10, 2019 - 11:56 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman who is accused of buying lingerie and condoms for a 12-year-old girl and encouraging her to have a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old man has been charged with child endangerment. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 66-year-old Jo Garrison, of...
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deer
June 10, 2019 - 11:50 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing new rules on the handling of deer carcasses in an effort to combat chronic wasting disease. The department’s Conservation Commission is seeking public comments through early August on the proposed regulations that would...
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(Michael Calhoun, KMOX)
June 10, 2019 - 11:45 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A prominent donor to Republican causes has contributed $1 million to a newly formed political action committee aimed at overturning Missouri’s restrictive new abortion law. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a filing with state campaign regulators shows David...
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wind power
June 05, 2019 - 2:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators have approved the acquisition of a large wind energy project by a Chicago firm. The decision Wednesday by the state Public Service Commission was a necessary step for Invenergy to buy the rights to construct the proposed Grain Belt Express...
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