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Smoke Rises from Burning Bridgeton Landfill as Workers Dig

BRIDGETON, MO–(KMOX)–On a breezy, cool, overcast day — workers continued the delicate task of digging up parts of a landfill where an underground fire has been burning since 2010. It’s Day Three of the dig […]

05/23/2013

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Injured Brewery Worker, Wife Speak Out About Hospital Infections

Retired brewery worker Jim Klotz says he lost a lot when the infection he believes came from a hospital IV ravaged his body, leaving him dependent on others.

04/29/2013

Missouri State Senator and physician Rob Schaaf, R-St.Joseph

Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Toughen Reporting on Hospital Infections

Since January, KMOX has been requesting the 2012 hospital infection data from the Missouri Department of Health.

04/16/2013

Attorney Ray Wagner, whose son almost lost an arm to a hospital-acquired infection

Man Whose Son Almost Lost Arm Says MO Dept of Health Too Slow Reporting Hospital Infection Rates

“The infection developed immediately after the surgery at the site of the surgery,” Attorney Ray Wagner said.

04/10/2013

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Attorney Warns of High Hospital Infection Rates

Mary Coffey argues that such infections would be more preventable if hospitals were forced to publish transparent, timely data on their infection rates.

04/03/2013

A few homeless hold down the fort on the sidewalk behind New Life.

City Says Barricades Outside New Life Evangelistic Center Will Remain

The barricades are still up, with signs that say “sidewalk closed for health and safety reasons.”

09/11/2012

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