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Science, Health and Technology
5:43 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

St. Joseph plant uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria

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A new $18 million project at a St. Joseph plant uses ultraviolet lights to remove E. coli from wastewater before it goes into the Missouri River.

Officials cut the ribbon Wednesday at the UV and Effluent Pump Station Facility.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports the plant contains 972 ultraviolet lights, which kill DNA found in E. coli so it can't reproduce.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:36 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

DNR temporarily closes three beaches because of bacteria

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources temporarily shut down the beaches at three state parks this week. Samples showed elevated levels of bacteria in the water. The affected beaches are located at Finger Lakes Park in Columbia, Harry S. Truman Park in Warsaw and Wakonda Park in La Grange.

Thousand Hills Park in Kirksville was closed because of flooding.

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AM Newscasts
8:37 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Newscast for May 27, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • USDA releases labeling rule for meat
  • E. coli levels high in 3 SW Mo. waterways
  • Deadline looms to request Mo. absentee ballots
  • Replacing damaged Mo. bridge estimated at $3M
Science, Health and Technology
8:25 am
Mon May 27, 2013

E. coli levels high in 3 SW Mo. waterways

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A southwest Missouri county health department has posted health advisories for three waterways because of high bacteria levels.

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Science, Health and Technology
12:43 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Central Mo. toddler's death linked to E. coli infection

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The Boone County medical examiner says the death of a 2-year-old boy from central Missouri has been linked to E. coli.

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PM Newscasts
6:42 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Newscast for Friday, June 15, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • E. coli reading high at Flat Branch Creek
  • Mo. officials react to Pres. Obama's executive order on immigration
  • Boone County exploring ways to fund Route Z bridge construction
Science, Health and Technology
6:25 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

E. coli reading high at Flat Branch Creek

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Flat Branch Creek’s E. coli readings are much higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.

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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Newscast for April 20, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing ends
  • Fourth case of e.coli confirmed in Boone County
  • Mo. auditor halts fiscal estimates for initiatives
E.coli
5:24 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Fourth Case of E. Coli Confirmed in Boone County

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The Missouri State Public Health Lab confirmed an additional case of E. coli in Boone County Friday.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:17 am
Wed April 18, 2012

E. coli victims consumed raw milk, Mo. Health Dept. says

13 confirmed cases of E. coli have been reported in Mid-Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 

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Science, Health and Technology
5:23 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirms seven cases of E. Coli

The State Department of Health and Senior Services has now confirmed seven cases of E. coli infection. 

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Science, Health and Technology
5:34 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Dairy the likely culprit behind E Coli outbreak

Seven cases of E. coli have been reported in central Missouri, according to the State Department of Health and Senior services. Three of these cases are Boone County residents, with one patient requiring hospitalization. Columbia and Boone County Health Department spokesperson  Genalee Alexander said that all three residents had one thing in common:

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PM Newscasts
5:38 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Newscast for April 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The likely culprit behind the E Coli outbreak.
  • The restoration of funding to public education.
  • Senator McCaskill's fundraising efforts.
PM Newscast
6:04 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Newscast for November 1, 2011

Regional News coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri authorities are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has led to nine hospitalizations and 33 confirmed ill.
  • MU School of Medicine Receives a Military Training Grant.
Science, Health and Technology
5:29 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Missouri Authorities Investigate E. Coli Outbreak

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Missouri authorities are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has led to nine hospitalizations and 33 confirmed ill.

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