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Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall

The Wall Street Journal labeled it a "Halloween horror story." The Internet called it something else: a "pumpkin panic."

During the first week of October 2012, the Journal reported that Starbucks stores around the country were running out of the syrup...

Delay of flu shots in Mid-Missouri

Just before flu season hits, there's a delay in the vaccines in Mid-Missouri.

Parents outraged after armed police surround house near children at bus stop

Some parents are outraged after they say police had guns drawn surrounding a house just feet away from where children were waiting to be picked up by a school bus.

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Going purple for GLAAD's #SpiritDay

GLAAD has declared Thursday, Oct. 16, to be #SpiritDay and is asking everyone to wear purple to protest bullying and to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

Painkiller deaths drop for the first time this century

Deaths from prescription painkillers are down for the first time this century.  But at the same time, heroin overdose deaths are surging.

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Tricks, treats and THC fears in Colorado

Colorado parents have a new fear to factor in this Halloween: a very adult treat ending up in their kids' candy bags.

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What teens will be reading next

We spoke with a few young adult fiction experts for a trend outlook going into 2015.

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For a happy marriage, have a cheap wedding

If you're serving burgers and Bud Light at your backyard wedding, don't worry. You and your spouse may have the last laugh. A new study found that couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages than those who splurge.

Officials urge people to fill their propane tanks early

Officials with the Missouri Propane Education and Research Council are urging folks to buy their propane a little early this year.

Girl writes letter to Dick's Sporting Goods

From Twitter/Chris Peterson

Dick's CEO sorry about catalog oversight

A 12-year-old girl from Arizona called out Dick's Sporting Goods for failing to include female athletes in its 2014 basketball catalog -- and got plenty of backup on the Web.

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