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6 charged in contaminated West Virginia water

Almost one year after water for more than 300,000 West Virginia residents was contaminated because of a chemical spill, six former officials for the company responsible for the leak are facing federal charges.

Seven-thousand gallons of a toxic chemic...

Newburg R-II Schools closing due to flu

Newburg R-II Schools closing due to flu

A Mid-Missouri school is closing because so many students have the flu.

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Debilitating outbreak sweeps the Americas

Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.

The mosquito-borne Chikun...

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14 arrested in deadly meningitis outbreak

Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, including two charged with 25 acts of second-degree murder.

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Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.

After a story about Kekula ran on CNN in September, many people ...

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Obamacare signups surge for 2015

Consumers have rushed to sign up for Obamacare to have coverage for Jan. 1. Nearly 2.5 million people have selected health insurance in 35 states using healthcare.gov, as of Dec. 12, federal officials said Tuesday.

Officials have concerns about new powdered alcohol product

Palcohol is alcohol in the form of powder. It was approved by the federal government in April. But Det. Tom O'Sullivan at the Boone County Sheriff's Department believes the product will only give minors easier access to alcohol.

No more code violations for formerly trashed home in Cole County

During the summer ABC 17 News reported on a house in Jefferson City filled with trash, including soiled diapers, cockroaches and debris. Since then, Ott Property Services has worked hard to clean up the property, bringing it up to code.

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Survey: Teen drinking, drug use down

Teens are losing some of their rebellious reputation with this news from the federal government.

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How one hockey player put his pain on ice

Greg Ozubko never thought he'd be tending goal at this point in his life. Not just because he's 50, but because 16 years ago he was having so much pain in his hands and feet he couldn't walk across a parking lot, let alone put his feet in a pair of s...

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