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AB Updates 97 Trucks to Reduce Carbon Footprint

The switch will decrease it’s annual carbon-dioxide emission by 2,500 tons, says AB’s Senior Director Transportation.

08/26/2015

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Earth City Business Concerned of Floods Even with 500 Year Flood Plain

Edwardsville’s Gateway Commerce Center, next to the Missouri River in Earth City, Missouri, is built to the 500 year level, even though it’s in a 100 year flood plain.

07/13/2015

Photo Credit: Kenny Hoopla

This Summer’s Must Hear Midwest Musicians

Looking to refresh your music playlist? Make the most of your short Midwestern summer and check out these up-and-coming musicians, home-grown in the heartland.

07/09/2015

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Winds Blow Smoke From Forest Fires in Canada into Midwest

A haze blanketed much of the Midwest on Tuesday as strong winds carried smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south, prompting health warnings in at least two states.

06/30/2015

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Bird Flu Leads to Cheaper Chicken in the U.S.

A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that’s boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S.

06/16/2015

A vehicle left stranded on a flooded Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015.  Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive ammounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches(27.9cm) in some parts of the state, national forecasters reported, and the heavy rains quickly pooled over the state's already saturated soil. (Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)

KMOX Auto Expert: Beware Recently Flood Damaged Cars

Thousands of vehicles were destroyed during recent heavy rains and flooding in Texas. Many of those vehicles will now be turning up in the resale market, and it’s a classic case of “buyer beware.”

06/10/2015

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Middle America Braces for Strong Storms, Possible Tornadoes

Another day of warmth Thursday, mixed in with humidity, instability, an approaching front and the jet stream, would contribute to steadily worsening weather. “By Thursday, it looks like all those ingredients come together. … You can really blow up some big storms.”

04/08/2015

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Five Creepy Historical Sites In The Midwest

Looking for something spooky this Halloween? Check out the five creepiest historical sites in the midwest.

10/07/2014

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Enterovirus Cases Falling, but Number of Children Infected Still Large

Local hospitals continue to see dozens of children being treated for the severe respiratory illness hitting the Midwest hard. At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the numbers are falling – but they’re still huge.

09/10/2014

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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

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