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Diabetes On the Rise In Missouri

by Mona Shand

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - In Missouri and across the nation it's American Diabetes Month.

It comes as the disease becomes more prevalent in the state and nationwide.

David Becker is a spokesman for the American Diab

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Bacon Production To End At Kirksville Plant

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer says it plans to end bacon production at its Kirksville plant, eliminating 275 jobs. The company informed employees yesterday that the changes will be complete by the end of next year

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Webster University To Make Cuts

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Webster University plans to close three campuses this year in an effort to improve the organization's finances. Webster spokeswoman Barbara O'Malley wouldn't say which campuses will close because employees have not been notified

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State Senator Wayne Wallingford
State Senator Wayne Wallingford (Courtesy of Missouri Senate)

State Senator Pushes For Inspections At Abortion Clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State Senator Wayne Wallingford has submitted legislation that would require Missouri health officials to inspect abortion clinics. The Republican from Cape Girardeau plans to introduce the bill when the General Assembly goes back to work in January

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Senator Claire McCaskill Donates To State Democrat Party

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Online records show Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has given the state Democratic Party $850,000 this year. That includes at least $100,000 since the election, where Republicans picked up seats in both the state House and state Senate

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St. Louis Area Has Priciest Homes In Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coldwell Banker says five priciest housing markets in Missouri are all in the St. Louis area. Chesterfield tops the list, with the average price of a four-bedroom, two-bath home at more than $352,000

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Monsanto To Pay $2.4 million Settlement

 

 

St. Louis (AP)-Monsanto says it will pay $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. The discovery of the genetically modified wheat in Oregon in 2013 prompted Japan and South Korea to temporarily suspend some wheat orders, and the European Union called for more rigorous testing of U.S. shipme

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Springfield Ordinance On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Being Looked At

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Supporters are mapping out a plan to defend a new Springfield ordinance that adds protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Springfield News-Leader reports shortly after the city council approved the ordinance in October, opponents began a petition drive to repeal it by forcing a public vote on the issue

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Ferguson Update: Thursday, November 13, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Top St. Louis city and county officials are urging residents to remain calm once a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case is announced. St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and St

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2014 Sedalia Veteran’s Day Parade [PHOTOS]

The 40 & 8 and Smith-Cotton JROTC program capped off Veteran's Day with a parade in Downtown Sedalia. Hundreds turned out to show support in making what may have been one of the longest parades in recent history for Veteran's Day.

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