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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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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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Throwing away dirty, unacceptable items imposes major burdens on recyclers

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

Throwing away dirty, unacceptable items imposes major burdens on recyclers By ELI CHEN • DEC 3, 2018 Waste company Republic Services began processing recycling for Kirkwood, Brentwood and municipalities contracted with Waste Management in early November because Resource Management stopped accepting single-stream recycling. ELI CHEN | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO The stuff we’re throwing into recycling bins is […]

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Columbia Fire Department trains to deal with infectious diseases

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

Columbia Fire Department trains to deal with infectious diseases By: Katie Greathouse Posted: Dec 03, 2018 06:25 PM CST Updated: Dec 03, 2018 06:25 PM CST   https://www.abc17news.com/39019c29-b67c-4f48-89b2-c89cfba6b457 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Members of the Columbia Fire Department participated in a training Monday on how to handle infections diseases. According to the department, the training covered a review of […]

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Shooting victim at Catholic supply store recalled as ‘lovely soul’

November 26, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Crime Scene

Shooting victim at Catholic supply store recalled as ‘lovely soul’ BY  CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE November 22, 2018 HIGH RIDGE, Mo. – Music played a big part in a Mass of remembrance for Jamie Schmidt Nov. 20 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in High Ridge, which was fitting because it had played a big part in […]

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Overdose, suicide, murder: Stigma adds to pain of parents who lose adult children

November 21, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Overdose, suicide, murder: Stigma adds to pain of parents who lose adult children Jackie Rehwald, Springfield News-LeaderPublished 12:10 p.m. CT Nov. 21, 2018 When Amy Blasingim sat down to write her son’s obituary a couple of years ago, the Springfield mom couldn’t bring herself to include how Shea died. “There is such a stigma around addiction […]

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