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Nixon Vetoes Student Transfers Bill, Some St. Louis-Area Legislators Frustrated

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new problems and mandates for public schools across the state.

06/26/2015

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Flood Expert: More Rain for Missouri Remains Concern

The Cuivre River was falling in northeast Missouri, the Meramec near St. Louis was at crest, and the Mississippi River south of St. Louis was expected to reach its high point on Tuesday.

06/22/2015

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Foreclosures Jump Across St. Louis Area, Nation

The 37 percent increase is blamed on banks repossessing homes that were in the foreclosure process.

06/18/2015

Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake (Bill Reker/KMOX)

St. Louis-Area Snake Guide: Don’t Be Afraid

People across St. Louis Metro became a little snake jittery when two recent stories surfaced: A Nixa, Mo., man died from venomous snake bites May 27, and more recently, public works department employees in Maryville, Ill., removed four snakes from Drost Park.

06/05/2015

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National Housing Market Highest in 9 Years

Coldwell Banker Gundaker President says the St. Louis housing market hasn’t been this high since April of 2013.

06/04/2015

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Uber and St. Louis Taxi Commission Resume Meetings

Uber general manager says St. Louis is the largest area in the country without UberX service.

06/03/2015

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Missourians Rank 9th in Obesity

As far as the states go, Missouri continues to put on pounds. The Show-Me State is ranked the 9th heaviest state this year. Compare that to 14th in 2014 and 20th in 2013.

05/28/2015

Construction of IKEA St. Louis continues April 28, 2015. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

IKEA has Potential to Bring More Stores to St. Louis

New York retail analyst Burt Flickinger calls IKEA a “transformative magnet.”

04/29/2015

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Spring 2015 Regional Tornado Outlook

“The potential is there,” says National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jim Kramper. A Joplin-sized tornado “could easily occur right across the Metro-area. If those conditions come together here, it could happen.”

03/25/2015

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Missouri School’s PTO Treasurer Accused of Theft

Sappington Elementary School’s PTO funds were supposed to pay for school outings and visits with Santa Claus.

03/20/2015

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