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St. Louis firefighter Sidney Jordan uses a blow torch to ignite sparklers as the department discusses the dangers of using consumer firewroks, during the fourth of July weekend celebration, at a press conference in St. Louis on July 1, 2015. The fire department says sparklers, usually given to children by their parents, burn between 1200-2000 degrees, with hundreds of injuries reported each year.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Fireworks May Result in Increased ER Visits

Local emergency rooms will deal with a lot of fireworks injuries for the next few days.

07/02/2015

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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Nicole Vehige

Nicole Vehige is the mother of two boys with special needs, and she helps other parents experiencing the same challenges through fundraising efforts and policy change.

07/01/2015

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

IKEA St. Louis to Open Wednesday, Sept. 30

Customers can begin lining-up at the store on Monday, September 28 – 48 hours in advance of the September 30 opening.

06/30/2015

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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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CDC Approves Two New Meningitis Vaccines

A local pediatrician applauds the CDC’s approval of two expensive new meningitis vaccines.

06/25/2015

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Pope Warns Bishops to Deal with Accused Priests

The Pope has created a new Vatican tribunal to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect children from abusive priests.

06/10/2015

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St. Louis County Police Start ‘Positive Ticketing’

Kids in North St. Louis County who do good things could find themselves getting a ticket, but not one that requires them to pay a fine or go before a judge.

06/04/2015

Amber Lynn Strong. (St. Charles County Corrections.)

Woman Accused of Overdosing on Heroin While Making Pizza for Kids

Authorities allege a 29-year-old woman was making dinner for her children when she passed out from heroin.

06/04/2015

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Would You Really Know a Drowning If You Saw One?

Stephanie McCormick, director of Backyard Lifeguards, says drownings aren’t how they look in the movies.

05/26/2015

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Suicides Rare in Young Children; Rate Edged up in Black Boys

Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show.

05/18/2015

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