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Parson appoints Kehoe Missouri lieutenant governor

Missouri once again has a lieutenant governor, despite legal questions over how that vacancy was filled. Gov. Mike Parson has named state senator and fellow Republican Mike Kehoe of Jefferson City to fill the No. 2 statewide post. Kehoe was sworn in Monday inside the governor’s office by Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce. The move comes a little more than two weeks after Parson took over as chief executive following the resignation of Eric Greitens. “When Gov. Parson called and asked...

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A federal government agency has concluded radioactive contamination in a north St. Louis County creek could cause increased risk of certain types of cancer in residents who live near the north St. Louis County waterway.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s public health assessment, released Monday, states that residents who were exposed to the area around Coldwater Creek had a higher risk of exposure to radioactive contaminants, and thus a higher risk of bone cancer, lung cancer or leukemia. The federal organization is also calling for the public to comment and add to the report through Aug. 31.

Advocates for residents near Coldwater Creek were pleased to hear representatives of a federal agency acknowledge what they have long suspected.

More than 115 Americans are dying every day from an opioid overdose. But a study out Monday finds that just three in 10 patients revived by an EMT or in an emergency room received the follow-up medication known to avoid another life-threatening event.

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A federal government agency has concluded radioactive contamination in a north St. Louis County creek could cause increased risk of certain types of cancer in residents who live near the north St. Louis County waterway.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s public health assessment, released Monday, states that residents who were exposed to the area around Coldwater Creek had a higher risk of exposure to radioactive contaminants, and thus a higher risk of bone cancer, lung cancer or leukemia. The federal organization is also calling for the public to comment and add to the report through Aug. 31.

Advocates for residents near Coldwater Creek were pleased to hear representatives of a federal agency acknowledge what they have long suspected.

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The mayor of Edwardsville says he believes a decade-old photo of him wearing blackface makeup released Monday was an attempt to harm his chances to become a state senator.

The Belleville News-Democrat published a photo Monday it received of Mayor Hal Patton wearing a T-shirt, a bandana on his head and dark makeup on his face. The newspaper reported receiving the photo from a Democratic operative.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is criticizing the Trump administration over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

McCaskill in a Monday statement said she'll work to stop what she described as a misguided policy. Despite bipartisan criticism, President Donald Trump is digging in and says he would keep the U.S. from becoming "a migrant camp."

The Missouri Department of Conservation aims to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer populations with the expansion of its disease management zone.

 

The Southeast Missourian reports the agency plans to expand the CWD management zone from 41 to 48 counties. It will now include Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry counties.

 

According to a news release, the Wildlife Code of Missouri prohibits the placement of grain, salt products, minerals and other consumables used to attract deer year-round in a CWD management zone.

 

Be My Eyes is an app for your smartphone that assists blind people who need a "micro-act of volunteerism." GARY WUNDER, National Federation of the Blind, demonstrates that and another one called Aira. June 18, 2018

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says she's glad the state has declined to pay private attorneys who represented former Gov. Eric Greitens' office against potential impeachment proceedings.

Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman determined Thursday that the lawyers' work primarily benefited Greitens personally and not the governor's office.