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National Crash Responder Safety Week is Nov. 14-18

On a daily basis, emergency responders put their lives on the line along Missouri’s highways responding to crash scenes. These workers include police, fire, EMS, tow truck operators and highway workers. They respond to traffic incidents, assisting drivers and helping to keep traffic flowing. By state law, drivers are required to move over or slow

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Poor Punctuation

By Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger Since becoming a writer, I have learned a lot about proper grammar. I’m not pretending to know it all. I still struggle and have people and programs to correct my mistakes. However, one of my biggest issues is when to use a comma versus a period. I run-on sentences for

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Slow down, plan extra time

First statewide winter precipitation forecast The cold blast of winter air over the weekend is now bringing in the first statewide forecast for winter precipitation beginning Monday afternoon and continuing overnight. Accumulation of one to three inches is possible and could affect Tuesday morning’s commute. The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers that even a

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From Prison, to Praise

By Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger I snapped a quick picture, her thin, frail, and somewhat bruised hand rested inside of mine. I knew it wouldn’t be much longer and I would no longer feel the tender touch of my Granny’s hand. We were only a few short days from Thanksgiving when I said my last

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For the Birds: Attract birds all year round

Landscaping with native plants that furnish cover, seeds, and insects for birds allows you to enjoy watching birds year-round. But maybe you don’t have a yard or don’t have the time or physical ability to maintain a garden. You can still draw birds to your home all year by using bird-feeding stations. The key is

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BBB: Beware of employment scams; tips for seasonal job hunters

As the holiday season approaches, and with labor shortages still felt acutely in the retail sectors, retailers and shipping companies alike are preparing to hire hundreds of thousands of seasonal employees. This is great news for job seekers because, while holiday jobs are usually temporary, many retailers end up hiring some holiday workers permanently. Amid

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Recent mercury spills underscore hazards and health risks

Many people may not realize it, but mercury still poses contamination hazards from improper handling and potential health risks from exposure. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources encourages Missourians to be aware of what mercury is and understand the risks from unsafely handling the toxic material. People should know how to prevent mercury spills, what

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BBB warns about election themed scams: Mass texts, robocalls

With the election coming up in a few weeks, Better Business Bureau (BBB) is alerting consumers to several scams that play off the nonstop election hype dominating the airwaves, news and social media. In some cases, scammers may think consumers who feel strongly about the election may be willing to part with sensitive personal information,

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MoDOT, Safety Partners aim for zero fatalities on Missouri’s roads

Oct. 21 is Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri For the sixth year, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, along with various safety partners, schools and businesses throughout the state, are encouraging better driving behaviors as part of Buckle Up Phone Down Day; and this year, aiming for

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