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- LISTEN: First Frozen Embryo Case in Missouri To Go To Appellate Court Jasha McQueen and her ex-husband made the agreement before he went to Iraq, but now that he's back and divorced, he wants to terminate them.
- Missouri Abortion Licensing Law Splits GOP, Health Officials A state legislature says a Department of Health Director is "playing games with the statue."
- New Study Shows Dangers of E-Cigs to Children Garbutt says in 3 percent of the homes, children have tried to drink the liquid nitrogen, which is potentially fatal.
- Local Health Official Encourages Early Flu Vaccinations It may seem a bit early, but local pharmacies are already beginning to offer the flu vaccine to customers.
- Local Cancer Specialist: Why Chance of Getting Cancer Second Time on the Rise A local cancer specialist says there are a couple of good reasons why there’s an increase in the number of people being diagnosed with a second type of cancer after previously surviving the disease.
- New Push To Raise Missouri's Cigarette Tax Black elected officials from St. Louis say a half-dollar more would raise millions for early childhood education
- St. Louis Doctors Assess Jimmy Carter's Battle Ahead Former president Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday that he has cancer in four spots on his brain.
- Neighbors Ask Questions About Radioactive Backyards Near Coldwater Creek "This is the very first atomic waste in the world and we're still suffering from it," Byron Clemens said at a community meeting Thursday.
- Local Cardiologist Warns Women of New 'Little Pink Pill' A local cardiologist offers his advice on the newly approved little pink pill to boost libido in women.
- Landfill Fire Slowing, Closer to Radioactive Waste Pattonville Assistant Fire Chief says the fire is moving slower than it was three years ago, but it could pick back up again.
- Missouri and Illinois Lice Grow Immune to Common Treatments A SIUE Biology professor says in 25 states lice have evolved and need stronger treatments methods.
- Traffic Fatalities Increase in Missouri, Illinois Debra Hersman heads the National Safety Council says texting and gas prices are partially to blame.
- Illinois Moms are Breastfeeding More Compared to Missouri More Illinois moms are breastfeeding their newborns compared to Missouri moms. Nationally, about 80 percent of new moms choose to breastfeed.
- How to Fix Your Child's Heavy Backpack A new study finds 55 percent of students say they're backpacks cause their neck, shoulder and back strain.
- Missouri Passes in Zero Categories of Cancer Prevention Study Fewer than half of U.S. states passed three or more of the nine categories.