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4:44 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Laclede Gas completes purchase of Mo. Gas Energy

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Laclede Gas Co. says it has finalized a $975 million deal to buy Missouri Gas Energy.

Laclede announced Tuesday that the purchase has been completed. The deal combines Missouri's two largest natural gas companies under one entity that will serve more than 1.1 million customers across the state.

St. Louis-based Laclede had served about 630,000 customers in St. Louis and 10 eastern Missouri counties. Missouri Gas Energy had served about 500,000 customers in about 30 western and central Missouri counties, including the Kansas City, St. Joseph and Joplin areas.

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9:08 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Contractors charged with defrauding Joplin tornado victims

161 people were killed by the May 2011 tornado in Joplin.

Two Laclede County contractors stand accused of fraud after allegedly accepting insurance checks from three Joplin homeowners to repair tornado damage but not doing the work.

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