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Susan Smith-Harmon

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Missouri Honor Flight home after seeing Monuments in DC

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:20 Published in Local News

   Another group of Missouri veterans are back home after a successful day trip to visit Washington, DC.  Tuesday's "Honor Flight" carried 25 veterans of World War II and the Korean War.  

   Those organizing the flights had again been concerned that the government shutdown might keep the vets from visiting the federal memorials, but again they were granted access.  Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill  and Roy Blunt welcomed the veterans in DC, along with Congresswoman Ann Wagner.   

   All federal monuments in Washington, DC are closed to the general public because of the federal shutdown, but the National Parks Service has stipulated that the vets will be allowed to visit the memorials despite the shutdown.

Injured dog found at Humane Society in St. Louis

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:13 Published in Local News

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Humane Society of Missouri is seeking information about a severely injured dog left outside its St. Louis headquarters this past weekend.

   The female Dalmatian mix was abandoned early Saturday outside the organization's Macklind Avenue offices. The dog's right paw had been chewed off and skin and tissue licked off its rear left paw, exposing bone. Its rear legs were infected with gangrene. The injuries were severe enough that the dog was euthanized.

   The society is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the injured animal. It operates an animal cruelty hotline at (314) 647-4400.

 

New technology offers clues into New Madrid Fault

Monday, 07 October 2013 04:30 Published in Local News

   CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - New research by the U.S. Geological Society suggests that while the New Madrid Seismic Zone hasn't produced a major earthquake in more than 200 years, the risk remains.

   The Southeast Missourian reports that scientists used new technology to develop high-resolution imagery of the seismic zone centered around New Madrid, Mo. The imagery allows for more detailed mapping, showing weak rocks in the zone that are found at deeper depths in the Earth's mantle compared to surrounding areas.

   Findings were published recently in the Earth and Planetary Science Letters journal.

   University of Memphis earthquake expert Charles Langston says at least 200 earthquakes occur in the seismic zone every year, but most are very small. He believes there's a good chance of a damaging quake in the next 50 years.

 

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