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Homeowners who live near a Bridgeton landfill should learn more about what Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has planned concerning their complaints. Koster will speak with reporters later this morning about the stench that has lingered for months.

The Department of Natural Resources recently ran test of the area. State officials determined the area tested for high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the air. Hydrogen sulfide often causes headaches and irritation to eyes, nose and throat. 

The DNR then sent the findings to Koster’s office.Republic Services owns the Bridgeton Landfill. The company sent a statement that said there is no proof the hydrogen sulfide in the air is from their landfill.

 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 07:47
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Florissant Police Department now has a prescription/non-prescription drug disposal box permanently located in the lobby of the Florissant Police station.

This box was the first one given to a municipality by the Missouri Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal organization, the largest organization of its kind in the United States. 

Florrisant police Chief Timothy J. Lowery and Mayor Thomas P. Schneider say the box provides a safe location for citizens to properly dispose of unused prescription/non-prescription medications and an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of both prescription non-prescription medications in landfills and sewer systems which may negatively affect the environment. 

The secured, steel collection box in the lobby of the police department is accessible to citizens any time of the day or night 365 days a year. Once collected, the drugs will be properly disposed of by incineration.  

Items that will be accepted include:

Prescription medications 

All over-the-counter medications

Pet medications

Vitamins and supplements

Medicated ointments, lotions, creams, and oils

Liquid medications in leak-proof containers

Homeopathic and herbal remedies

 

Suppositories

Items that are not accepted include:

Illegal drugs

Needles/sharps

Syringes with needles

Thermometers

IV bags and tubing

Bloody or infectious waste

Personal care products

Empty containers

Hydrogen peroxide

Aerosol cans and inhalers

 
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On the home page of the Ballwin/Ellisville Patch online newspaper, the news outlet features a breaking news item alerting readers that there would be breaking news on McGraw in the Morning at 9am today  (Wednesday) on KTRS 550AM (The Big 550).

Below is the story:

"Ellisville residents should listen to tomorrow's radio show sitting down," said Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul, due to the nature of what will be announced. The show will be 9-10 a.m.

Embattled Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul is scheduled as a radio guest on the McGraw Show—radio station 550AM—at 9 a.m. Wednesday. He is slated to discuss items he referred to Tuesday afternoon as "unbelievable."

Paul tells Patch major breaking news and developments will be released regarding his impeachment hearing, which is currently scheduled for April 1.

"If you are an Ellisville resident, you do not want to miss this segment," he said. 

Paul was suspended in February after the Ellisvile City Council approved a resolutionalleging the mayor had violated the city charter on several occasions. 

His interview will last until 10 a.m. "It will expose a lot of things, and connect the dots," he said.

 

 

http://ballwin-ellisville.patch.com/articles/mayor-adam-paul-impeachment-development-ellisville-residents-can-listen-live-wednesday-morning

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Cramped space at the St. Clair County jail means inmate visits soon may be going to cyberspace.

The Belleville News-Democrat says St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson is exploring the costs of perhaps giving relatives the option of visiting with their jailed loved ones through online video streaming.

Watson says such an offering would be safer in that it would let inmates have such visits from their cells rather than requiring guards to move them to and from the visitation area. And it would be convenient for the relatives.

Supporters of the idea include the John Howard Association, a nonprofit prison watchdog. Its executive director, John Maki, says enabling more visitations creates a calmer lockup, improving safety of the jail and staff.
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