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Court throws out $240M award from smelter lawsuit

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A state appeals court has thrown out $240 million in punitive damages awarded to 16 eastern Missouri residents who sued over health problems from the Herculaneum…

Missouri considers tax credits for Gateway Arch

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri officials are considering whether to grant up to $15 million of tax credits to help finance the redevelopment of the Gateway Arch in St.…

WMMC opens new Medical Office Building

(Warrensburg, Mo.) — Western Missouri Medical Center is hosting a free health fair to celebrate the grand opening of its new Medical Office Building. The free event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 28,…

Health groups urge veto of e-cigarette bill

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Health advocacy groups are urging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to veto legislation that would exempt electronic cigarettes from some tobacco sales restrictions while barring people younger…

State files violation notice against Tyson Foods

(MONETT, Mo., AP) — The state has filed a notice of violation against Tyson Foods after a chemical spill killed fish and caused Monett’s wastewater treatment plant to fail last…

Fight rages over definition of Tennessee whiskey

By ERIK SCHELZIG (NASHVILLE, Tenn., AP) — To many, Tennessee means whiskey. But inside the state, the question is: What does Tennessee whiskey mean? A battle between two worldwide liquor…

Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt

By JOSH LEDERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Up to 5 million Americans struggling to make their monthly student loan payments could find relief under a program President Barack Obama expanded Monday,…

FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

By JOAN LOWY (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency…

Care Connection hires public information coordinator

Care Connection hires public information coordinator

Care Connection for Aging Services has hired a public information coordinator. Kaye Fair worked as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and a news service for 18 years, most…

Vet pharmacy firm plans US headquarters in KC

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — An Australian animal health company plans to establish its U.S. headquarters in Kansas City. Jurox makes veterinary pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products, which it sells in…