Overdose Deaths Decrease in the St. Louis RegionBrandon Costerison with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says there were 322 fatal overdoses in St. Louis compared to 445 last year.
Flu Reports Down in Illinois After Warm DecemberData shows that from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26, there were 49 flu-related intensive care unit admissions and two outbreaks. During roughly the same time last year, there were 323 ICU admissions and 70 outbreaks statewide.
Missouri Executions Expected to SlowA pace that is expected to slow significantly with death sentences on the decline and many of the 28 remaining death row inmates still filing appeals.
Jennings to Seek Bids For Police ContractSt. Louis County police took over in Jennings in 2011 and crime has been reduced 30 percent since then.
Belleville Hospital Significantly Reduces Blood UsageHSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville is honored after it reduces the amount of blood used by 30 percent.
Gas Prices Expected to Drop in St. LouisThere’s good news for motorists at gas pumps in St. Louis.
Follow Up: High School Football Participation Down in MissouriMaplewood Richmond Heights not alone in losing players.
Abortion and Teen Pregnancy Numbers Drop in IllinoisIn Illinois, more than 40,000 pregnancies were ended surgically in 2013, down about 2.5 percent compared to 2010.
Metro East Faces Multi-Million Dollar Cuts Under Budget Proposal The Illinois State Senate held a joint Appropriations I and II Committee hearing to collect testimony about the impact the governor’s proposed budget cuts.
Animal Care and Control Board Coming to St. Louis CountyThe board will be tasked with reducing euthanasia rates and increasing adoptions.
Report: Cancer Deaths Continue to DeclineBetween 2004 and 2008, researchers found the number of men being diagnosed with cancer declined and the number of woman being diagnosed remained stable.