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Under the Microscope: Containing the Avian Flu Outbreak

As the number of farms hit with avian flu grows over 100 nationwide, regulators are implementing containment plans meant to stop the virus’ spread, spare millions of at-risk birds and thousands of poultry farms. Farms in many states, including Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, are struggling to contain an active outbreak.
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Missouri's Growing Opiate Problem: Testimonials

Today Paul Pepper visits with LIZ SENSINTAFFAR, Marketing Manager at Woodhaven, about their upcoming 4th annual Red Carpet Gala, a formal event that benefits The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri - don't miss it; admission is a bag of food! May 27, 2015

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 A Missouri city near Joplin that sustained damage from the 2011 deadly tornado will get $2 million for road repairs.

Machines can do some surprising things. But what you really want to know is this: Will your job be around in the future?

We have the "definitive" guide.

Jay Nixon
KBIA

 Governor Jay Nixon is pushing back the deadline for the state's Division of Energy to devise a comprehensive statewide energy plan.

As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office.

When President Obama took office back in 2009, "cybersecurity" was not a word that everyday people used. It wasn't debated. Then, mega-breaches against consumers, businesses and the federal government changed that.

U.S. Indicts 14 In FIFA Corruption Inquiry

May 27, 2015

Updated at 2:50 p.m. ET

Arrest and search warrants have been executed against senior FIFA officials and several executives for what the Justice Department says was a corrupt scheme that gleaned "well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks" over the course of 24 years.

The department announced that it has indicted 14 people from the U.S. and South America — including nine senior officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body. Seven of the FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland early Wednesday.

Bear Sightings in Fulton Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation

Fulton residents are keeping watch for a bear first seen in town over Memorial Day Weekend.

The Missouri Department of Conservation says the two most recent sightings occurred between eight a.m. and noon on May 26, 2015.

The bear was in a residential neighborhood only blocks away from the original sighting.

Agent Bob Lyons of the Missouri Department of Conservation said residents should be alert, but not overly concerned.

Senate floor at the Missouri Capitol
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The Missouri Senate has hired a lawyer in response to a "workplace harassment complaint."

A document obtained on May 26 by The Associated Press shows the Senate hired the attorney on May 7, 2015.

The legal fee agreement didn't give any details in regards to the complaint, but Minority Leader Joe Keaveny said the Senate is conducting an internal investigation. He declined to comment further.

Jim Nowogrocki of the St. Louis-based Weiss Attorneys at Law will be paid $270 an hour for legal counsel and advice. Senator Keaveny, D- St. Louis, also works at the same firm. 

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