Columbia-Boone County Joint Communications

911 outage affects Boone County Joint Communications

Boone County Joint Communications experienced a 911 outage at around 3:00 p.m. Thursday after an issue with its phone company. 


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Train yourself to breathe like a pro athlete

From an early age, we're taught that breathing is part of our autonomic nervous system, like digesting food, so unless there's a problem, it's not something we need to think about.

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California Department of Health

Another salmonella death related to cucumbers

Another person has died after eating cucumbers linked to a multi-state Salmonella Poona outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Medical marijuana petitions filed in Missouri

A group called New Approach Missouri filed petitions Thursday with the Missouri Secretary of State's Office that would place the medical marijuana issue on the statewide ballot in November 2016.

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Surgeons reattach child's internally decapitated head

A boy in Australia who had his head internally severed in a car accident is now learning to walk again after surgeons reattached his spine.

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Ohio State University

Scientist: We've grown a human 'mini brain'

A Harvard medical pioneer calls it "astounding" --- an "incredible achievement" and a "quantum leap forward" in the battle against cancer, autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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It's time to get your flu shot

Now is the time to get your flu shot -- and this vaccine is expected to be more effective than last season's.

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"Super Sam" remembered by dedication

A Mid-Missouri community is honoring a 6-year-old boy who died from cancer.

Mia Gonzalez


How a 3-D-printed heart changed a girl's life

Mia Gonzalez spent the first 3½ years of her life missing out. She had to skip day care and dance classes because she constantly had colds and pneumonia. When Mia could go out and play, she was easily winded and took multiple asthma medications to tr...

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Lack of sugar kept ancient Pompeiians' teeth healthy

The ancient Romans may not have had access to modern dentistry, but they did boast strong, healthy teeth thanks to the absence of one key ingredient from their diet: sugar.


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Cheerios recalls 1.8 million gluten-free boxes that may contain wheat

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios labeled "gluten free" that may contain wheat.

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