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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon talks to reporters after visiting with students at the Bryan Hill Elementary School in St. Louis on Sept. 16, 2014. Nixon was on hand to thank teachers for the work they do and to discuss the importance of investing in public education. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Capitol Perspectives: Protecting the Public from Journalists

The day after the November elections, Gov. Jay Nixon provided the most detailed explanation yet as to why his administration blocks reporters from talking with agency directors and experts.

11/10/2014

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What to Look For in Detecting Serious Respiratory Illness

A nasty cold-type virus is hitting children hard in several midwestern states, including Missouri, where state health officials have confirmed three local cases.

09/09/2014

A St. Louis County pool inspector tests the water at the Frontenac Hilton. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Pool Inspectors Hit the Streets Today, Three Days After Opening

Health department says it was — and is — safe to go in the water.

05/27/2014

A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop & David Burke NYC event. Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images

Cupcake Bill Could Protect Small Businesses

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – Last month, 11-year-old Chloe Sterling of Madison County had her cupcake business shut down by the health department. This month, an Illinois lawmaker is filing a bill that would allow her […]

02/11/2014

Record-Breaking Heat Wave Hits Southern California

Ferguson Woman Found Dead in Unairconditioned Home

St. Louis County has reported its first heat-related death this summer.

08/30/2013

Photo: David McNew/Getty

West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found in Metro East

The Madison County Health Department says West Nile positive mosquitoes have been found in Bethalto, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Meadowbrook.

07/25/2013

Health Commissioner Melba Moore

Alderman’s Plan Calls for Condom Distribution in Barber Shops, Salons

Health Commissioner Melba Moore is in favor of a bill that would lift old restrictions on condom distribution in St. Louis.

06/25/2013

El Maguey on Manchester Rd. in Manchester. (Google.com/maps)

El Maguey in West County Not Expected To Open This Weekend

A St. Louis County health official says the sewage leak was one of the worst he’s seen in a while.

06/07/2013

St. Louis County Health Department Director Dr. Dolores Gunn and County Executive Charlie Dooley (KMOX/File)

$580,231 Discovered in St. Louis County Bank Account

The dollars were deposited in 1985-86, after the sale of the old County Hospital’s land.

04/24/2012

KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Officials Warn Residents Near Steam Pipe Explosion to Keep Windows Closed

Small amounts of ground level asbestos has been detected near the broken pipe.

04/06/2012

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