Krista McCormick, NPLEx account manager with Appriss, explains how the national computer database works to block the excessive sale of products containing pseudoephedrine to meth producers during a training session for Metro-East law enforcers. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

NPLEx Database Keeps Meth-Making ‘Smurfs’ at Bay

NPLEx can block purchases if buyer has exceeded amount within certain time limit.


Barnes-Jewish Mobile Pharmacy Program Hopes to Cut Down on Readmissions

About 40-percent of patients don’t take their medications once they return home from the hospital and that leads to a lot of people being re-admitted soon after being discharged.


11/1/12-Chawna Schuette, lead Hellbender keeper at the St. Louis Zoo, uses a flashlight to check on dozens of newborn Hellbenders Thursday. A decade-long program at the zoo is dedicated to bringing the endangered species back from the brink of extinction. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Hellbender On The Comeback Trail, Thanks To St. Louis Zoo Program

Following breakthrough last year, more than 2,800 fertile Hellbender eggs have been laid.



Illinois Once Again Helping To Pay Cooling Bills

$10 million in aid approved should help up to 60K pay their AC bills.


File photo of cyclists. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Man Overcomes Addiction By Biking

Last month,Chad Davis, 34, launched the Ride It Out program for recovering addicts or anyone dealing with stress, anxiety or depression. He realized that biking replaced his desire for drugs, which led him to a healthier lifestyle.



Israel-Iran Tensions Lead To Safety Warning For Local Temples

Jewish institutions told to inspect incoming mail, watch for suspicious strangers


11/30/11-Governor Jay Nixon listens as Andrew Goodin, a participant in the Teach For America-St. Louis program at Soldan H.S., speaks to his students Wednesday. Governor Nixon was in St. Louis to announce that the program will receive more than $200,000 in state tax credits. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Teach For America-St. Louis Receives $212,000 in Tax Credits

Program provides well-qualified grad students to teach at low-income schools.



Missouri College Sued By ACLU Over Drug-Testing Program

Linn State Tech adopted program to “ensure student safety”.



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