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Flu Activity “Sporadic” in Missouri and Illinois

December 14, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Flu Activity “Sporadic” in Missouri and Illinois Flu Activity “Sporadic” in Missouri and Illinois Missouri has about two-thirds of the cases it had this time last year FRED BODIMER DECEMBER 12, 2018 – 8:08 AM T. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — It’s been a slow start to the local flu season. According to local health departments, flu […]

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Meth playing bigger role in US drug overdose crisis

December 14, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Meth playing bigger role in US drug overdose crisis December 12th, 2018in National NewsRead Time: 1 min. NEW YORK (AP) — A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and 2016, the Centers for […]

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Walgreens brings safe medication disposal kiosks to Missouri

December 14, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri

Walgreens brings safe medication disposal kiosks to Missouri By: Jasmine Ramirez Posted: Dec 12, 2018 03:45 PM CST Updated: Dec 12, 2018 05:56 PM CST Missouri is the 46th state to get Walgreens medication disposal kiosks. However, Walgreens is not the first business to start such a program. Several drug take-back programs started around the […]

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How domestic violence leads to murder

December 10, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Crime Scene

How domestic violence leads to murder A new Washington Post investigation reveals nearly half of the women who were murdered during the past decade were killed by a current or former intimate partner. By Katie Zezima, Deanna Paul, Steven Rich, Julie Tate and Jennifer Jenkins | The Washington Post ST. LOUIS – Ciera Jackson filed for […]

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Fentanyl Involved in Majority of St. Louis Overdose Deaths

December 5, 2018 by in category Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

Fentanyl Involved in Majority of St. Louis Overdose Deaths Synthetic fentanyl is driving the nearly record number of drug overdose deaths in the St. Louis area this year.  Associated Press : Nov. 26, 2018, at 12:54 p.m. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Synthetic fentanyl is driving the nearly record number of drug overdose deaths in the St. Louis […]

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Family Dollar shopper stabbed to death with knives plucked from store’s shelves in St. Louis County

December 5, 2018 by in category Crime Scene

Family Dollar shopper stabbed to death with knives plucked from store’s shelves in St. Louis County By Denise Hollinshed and Nassim Benchaabane St. Louis Post-Dispatch Nov 29, 2018 BRECKENRIDGE HILLS • A Tennessee woman grabbed two knives from the shelf at a Family Dollar store here Tuesday and began stabbing a customer in the head, fatally […]

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Romaine Lettuce: How To Know If It’s Safe To Eat In Missouri

December 5, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Romaine Lettuce: How To Know If It’s Safe To Eat In Missouri An E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has sickened 43 people in the United States. By J. Ryne Danielson, Patch Staff | Nov 28, 2018 2:21 pm ET MISSOURI — More cases of people becoming ill after eating romaine lettuce linked to E. coli bacteria have […]

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Firefighters can’t reach hoarder homeowner in time during blaze

December 5, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Hoarding

Firefighters can’t reach hoarder homeowner in time during blaze POSTED: NOV 29 2018 06:52PM EST VIDEO POSTED: NOV 29 2018 06:52PM EST CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (FOX 2) – A man was killed in an early morning fire in Clinton Township Thursday. Firefighters struggled to reach the 69-year-old homeowner because the house was filled with debris. Just after midnight […]

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CDC: Missouri drug overdose death rates higher than national rate

December 5, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

CDC: Missouri drug overdose death rates higher than national rate By: Alyssa Toomey Posted: Nov 29, 2018 10:22 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2018 10:22 PM CST A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC report says drug overdose death rates in Missouri are higher than the national rate. Missouri is one of 20 states with […]

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DEA announces 4 arrests in fentanyl, meth ring

December 5, 2018 by in category Crime Scene

DEA announces 4 arrests in fentanyl, meth ring POSTED 4:52 PM, NOVEMBER 30, 2018, BY ANDY BANKER, UPDATED AT 04:43PM, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Back in September, FOX 2 reported on a drug raid in St. Charles. Something didn’t seem right at the scene of the raid and FOX 2 crews said something to police. […]

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