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New St. Louis County prosecutor fires some staff

St. Louis County’s new prosecuting attorney is shaking up his staff just two days into the new job, his spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday, and a veteran assistant prosecutor who presented evidence to the grand jury after the fatal police shooting of ...

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Missourians want action over too-high Illinois levee

Missouri landowners and environmentalists are urging a federal agency to sanction a levee district on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, arguing that the earthen barrier has been built above its authorized height, worsening flooding for its neighbors. Great ...

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Missourians want action over too-high Illinois levee

Missouri landowners and environmentalists are urging a federal agency to sanction a levee district on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, arguing that the earthen barrier has been built above its authorized height, worsening flooding for its neighbors. Great ...

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2 Legionnaires’ cases reported involving guests at hotel

Health officials suspect that a suburban St. Louis hotel’s water supply may be to blame after two unrelated guests were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said late Wedneday that it and the U.S. ...

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Missouri begins the process toward medical marijuana

Missouri has begun the move toward legalized medical marijuana by naming an outgoing lawmaker to a leadership role and announcing the start of the process for those who want to grow, make or sell marijuana products. The Missouri Department of ...

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House approval means Delta Queen closer to cruising again

The storied Delta Queen riverboat appears headed for a return to cruising after a decade of forced retirement. The U.S. House late Tuesday approved the Coast Guard Authorization Bill, which includes language reinstating an exemption allowing the Delta Queen to ...

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House approval means Delta Queen closer to cruising again

The storied Delta Queen riverboat appears headed for a return to cruising after a decade of forced retirement. The U.S. House late Tuesday approved the Coast Guard Authorization Bill, which includes language reinstating an exemption allowing the Delta Queen to ...

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Officers’ group seeks more diverse St. Louis County police

A police association that focuses on adding diversity and fighting discrimination is trying to gain a foothold within the St. Louis County Police Department, although its leaders claim the police chief is blocking its path. The Fraternal Order of Police ...

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Missouri voters say yes to medical marijuana

Missouri voters on Tuesday approved a measure that would give them access to medical marijuana, joining a long list of states that allow the once-forbidden drug to be used for medicinal purposes. Three separate and unrelated issues were on the ...

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Missouri auditor seeks to keep office she was appointed to

Auditor Nicole Galloway is one of just two Democrats in statewide offices in Missouri, and if she’s going to keep her job, she might need some help from the other one. Galloway faces Republican Saundra McDowell in the election Tuesday. ...

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