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- Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 Deaths Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
- A Smell in the Air, Contaminated Groundwater Below Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Mo. Rep. Pushes Bill Requiring Father's Signature for Abortion, Except in Cases of 'Legitimate Rape' A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.”
- Cars Stolen From V.A. Hospital Parking Lot Spokeswoman says contractor in charge of valet parking at John Cochran is tightening up security
- St. Louis Health Director Disputes CDC's STD Rankings City Health Director says CDC comparing apples to oranges
- How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
- Chlorine Leak Sends FurFest Guests Scurrying Nineteen people sickened at Rosemont, Illinois convention
- Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.
- Seasonal Flu Hits St. Louis Hard In St. Louis County, the number of confirmed flu cases last week totaled 265 - more than half of the 422 cases so far this season.
- Rhodes Scholar From Chesterfield Anisha Gururaj attends MIT & will use scholarship at Oxford University in England
- Illinois to Refund Retiree Health Care Money 75,000 state workers to see portion of $60 million payout
- UPDATED: Nurse Found Ebola-Free in Preliminary Tests Samples are also with the Centers for Disease Control.
- Iowa Student Refuses to be Weighed in Front of Class An Iowa middle-school student was willing to put her foot down - just not on a scale in front of the class.
- Bono, Affleck Stay Silent in PSA on Ebola Response Celebrities are playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
- Fight Over Metro-East Hospital Continues Metro-East residents will have to wait a little longer to express their opinions about the planned relocation of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville.