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July 15, 2019 - 1:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Patrons who visit the Missouri Botanical Garden will have their nostrils spared this year as the notoriously smelly "corpse flower" is reported to not bloom this year. The amorphophallus titanum named Octavia apparently "used so much energy growing that she does not have anything...
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July 11, 2019 - 3:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP/KFTK) - St. Louis' top prosecutor, with a strong show of support from black clergy, legislators and other leaders, said Thursday that an eight-month grand jury investigation found no evidence to indict her and that it's time to move on. Kim Gardner spoke at a news conference while...
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July 11, 2019 - 10:48 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri drivers soon will no longer be required to get inspections on vehicles less than 10 years old. Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed legislation to change the state’s vehicle safety inspection rules. Currently, inspections are required every other year for...
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July 10, 2019 - 5:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is responding to the backlash caused when Confederate Railroad was taken off the grandstand lineup for the DuQuoin State Fair. The state was concerned about Confederate imagery. Pritzker responded to those who question why Snoop Dogg is still...
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July 10, 2019 - 3:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - The William K. Busch Brewing Company is ceasing all operations as the company is shutting down, dissolving, and stopping the brewing of its award-winning Kräftig and Kräftig Light beers due to market demand. To our loyal fans:The William K. Busch Brewing Co is ceasing operations...
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July 10, 2019 - 1:57 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri faces a possible earthquake insurance marketplace collapse and devastating economic losses if a powerful trembler hits the New Madrid fault line anytime soon, according to a new report from the state’s insurance department. Despite the risk, the report from the...
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July 10, 2019 - 1:24 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Older Missouri residents soon will be able to get out of jury duty, if they so choose. Legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Parson will allow anyone age 75 or older to ask a court to be excused from jury duty. The judge will have to grant the request. The exemption is...
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July 10, 2019 - 12:51 pm
(KFTK) -- A suspect tried hiding from police, but was found after passing gas so loud that the Liberty Police Department were able to "sniff him out". The suspect was wanted for possession of a controlled substance in Clay County near Kansas City, but unfortunately for him the list of controlled...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
July 10, 2019 - 6:47 am
The former St. Louis Mills mall will undergo an amazing transformation as POWERPplex STL heads to Hazelwood. Repurposing most of the existing structure, POWERplex will host major sports tournaments, camps, events, leagues, shopping and more. Dan Buck joins the show to discuss the public-private...
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