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Traffic Fatalities Increase in Missouri, Illinois

Debra Hersman heads the National Safety Council says texting and gas prices are partially to blame.

08/18/2015

Creve Coeur Lake in Maryland Heights, Mo. (credit: stlouisco.com)

Maryland Heights Touted by Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live

The magazine mentioned Creve Coeur Lake and the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater as reasons for Maryland Heights high ranking

08/18/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 31:  Recording artist Sammy Hagar greets attendees at the 30th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sammy Hagar Gives Back

“Red Rocker” donates money to food bank during Illinois State Fair tour stop

08/15/2015

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Illinois Picks Pumpkin Pie

Gov. Rauner signs bill for official state pie

08/14/2015

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St. Louis Company Designs Wristband App to Manage Stress

Data Dog measures your stress level by factors like heart rate, location and time, then sends the info to your smartphone.

08/14/2015

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Non-Stop Flights to Vegas Out of Mid-America Airport to Begin in November

Allegiant Air manager of airports Eric Fletcher says it’s already a hot ticket, with an introductory fair – all taxes and fees included – of $49 each way.

08/11/2015

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Pay at the Pump: Buy Lottery Tickets Faster at Gas Stations

There are 1379 pumps, at 45 locations throughout Missouri where you can now purchase tickets at the pump.

08/10/2015

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Illinois Opts Out of Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Illinois had its last summer sales tax holiday in 2010. It won’t be among the nearly 20 states offering them this season.

08/07/2015

Keith Shackelford, owner of Shacks Barber Shop in downtown St. Louis. (Sam Masterson, KMOX)

Local Barber Shop Finds a Way to Fight STD’s

Shacks Barber Shop in downtown St. Louis is a condom distribution site and has been helping to prevent STD’s in the area for the last 20 years.

08/07/2015

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Missouri Passes in Zero Categories of Cancer Prevention Study

Fewer than half of U.S. states passed three or more of the nine categories.

08/07/2015

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