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Allison Blood

allison blood1 Allison BloodAllison Blood grew up in St. Louis County and attended Parkway West High School. She then went to the University of Missouri – Columbia and graduated with a Bachelors of Journalism in Radio and Television and a minor in Political Science.

During her time there, she filed stories for KMOX out of the Jefferson City Bureau in the Capitol. Upon graduation, she worked for Missourinet in Jefferson City, until she came to KMOX in January of 2012.

Allison enjoys reporting on politics and local news. She brings in some kind of baked treat almost every Friday that she makes herself. Allison loves cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her family in Chesterfield and going to concerts and Cardinals games.

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH ALLISON:

What is your favorite St. Louis activity?
City museum, Cardinals Baseball game or any of the festivals: Mardi Gras, Octoberfest.

What would you do if you weren’t in radio?
I would probably work for a TV station or an online news site.

Do you have any pets?
My family has two little dogs named Oscar and Lucy who are both Yorkies.

Share one random fact.
I hate cottage cheese.

If you could live anywhere else in the country, where would it be?
D.C. probably… or Austin, Texas.

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Despite Contentious Race, Voter Turnout Expected to be Standard for 2014 Primary

The St. Louis County Executive race has been a heated one, but even that won’t mean a much higher voter turnout for this year’s primary election.

08/04/2014

Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

McCaskill Confident VA Benefits Package Will Be Finalized Before August Recess

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s sure Congress will be able to finalize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits package before Congress recesses in August.

07/30/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

McCaskill Introduces Legislation to Reduce Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has introduced legislation aimed at reducing campus sexual assaults – the result of a massive survey earlier this year that showed a startling number of schools hadn’t investigated a rape claim in years.

07/30/2014

An Israeli soldier walks past a Merkava tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, on July 30, 2014, after returning from combat in the Palestinian enclave. At least 17 people were killed in an Israeli strike on a packed Gaza market in a deadly raid that came as Israel was observing a four-hour humanitarian lull. AFP PHOTO/GIL COHEN-MAGEN        (Photo credit should read GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Consul General of Israel to the Midwest Gives Update on Gaza Violence

The consul general of Israel to the Midwest came to St. Louis to give an update on the violence in Gaza. Roey Gilad spoke at the Jewish Community Center, saying Israel won’t stop its attacks in Gaza until Hamas agrees to a cease fire.

07/30/2014

Photo courtesy of Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control

UPDATE: Animal Control Looking for Driver Who Threw Dog From Vehicle

The organization says “Lucky” the dog was brought in by someone who witnessed him being thrown from a vehicle while driving on I-70.

07/30/2014

Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

St. Clair County Board Approves Zoning Change for Medical Marijuana Farm

The St. Clair County Board voted in favor of a zoning change that allows for medical marijuana farm “Nature’s Cure” to open in Marissa, just south of Belleville.

07/29/2014

Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

St. Clair County Board to Vote on Medical Marijuana Farm

The proposed center is called “Nature’s Cure,” and it would grow the plants in an enclosed, locked facility in Marissa, south of Belleville.

07/28/2014

Photo: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images

Missouri Schedules Execution of Convicted Killer Leon Taylor

Missouri has scheduled what could be its eighth execution this year. The state Supreme Court set Sept. 10 as the execution date for convicted killer Leon Taylor.

07/25/2014

St. Louis County Council (KMOX/Michael Calhoun/File)

St. Louis County Executive Republican Candidates Face Off

Tony Pousosa, an alderman from Green Park, said his years of service in the county make him the best choice, while state lawmaker Rick Stream said his experience as Budget Committe chair will keep the county on the right financial track.

07/25/2014

Photo: KMOX

Dooley Campaign Tweets Accuse Stenger Of ‘Making Deals with Hobby Lobby’

The national debate over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby and employer-provided birth control has made its way to the St. Louis County Executive’s race.

07/23/2014

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