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Missouri reports two cases of intestinal illness

Saturday, 27 July 2013 08:32 Published in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri health officials say they've been notified of two cases of intestinal illness from cyclospora.

The state Department of Health and Senior Services said Friday the reports came from health providers in Jackson County and southwest Missouri's Taney County.

The agency is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine if Missouri's cases are linked to suspected outbreaks in several other states. The CDC says most of the reported illnesses occurred from mid-June to early July.

Missouri officials have not yet confirmed the source of the illnesses. Cyclospora infections are mostly found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in past instances.

Health providers advise people with diarrhea, severe stomach cramps or nausea to seek medical attention.

Some Democrats to help Republicans on guns bill

Saturday, 27 July 2013 08:29 Published in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the help of some Democrats, Missouri's Republican-led Legislature appears prepared to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a high-profile bill that seeks to nullify federal gun-control laws in Missouri and make criminals out of federal agents who try to enforce them.

The Democratic governor contends the bill violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Several of his fellow Democrats told The Associated Press that they don't disagree, but they say a "no" vote on gun-control legislation in some parts of Missouri could be career ending.

The Republican-led Legislature is to meet in September to consider a veto override.

The gun bill originally passed with comfortable margins in the House and Senate.

UPDATE:

A Schnucks security officer is responsible for finding a 12-year-old boy who ran away from home.

Trenell Griffin, who has autism and ADHD, was reported missing on Friday afternoon. His mother says he was found Friday night two or three miles from his Jennings home. The security officer said he recognized the boy's picture from the news.

The boy told his mother he did not know why he ran away from home.

EARLIER:

A pre-teen boy is missing and Police need help to find him.

St. Louis County Police issued an endangered person advisory for Trenell Griffin. He has Autism and ADHD and his family told officers he is not taking his medication. Griffin wandered away from his home in Jennings. Griffin is 5’3”, weighs 100 pounds and has a light brown complexion. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, jeans and brown shoes.

If you see him, please contact St. Louis County Police at 314-889-2341.

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