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State Office of Missouri Receives Over 2,000 Medical Marijuana License Applications

Missouri received more than 2,000 applications for medical marijuana licenses and around 90% of them came just before the deadline. The state received a total of 2,163 applications and over 1,933 of those applications were submitted in the past few days. State officials say, he state received more than $13 million from application fees. That money…read more »

Illinois Becomes Second State to Pass Immigrant tenant Protection Act

Illinois becomes only the second state to pass new protections of immigrants who rent property, state officials say. Members of the governor’s office staff say, the governor signed the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act into law on Aug. 21, 2019. The new law will keep landlords from evicting people, who rent from them because of their citizenship or…read more »

Woman Missing Since April Discovered in St. Francis River

State Troopers have confirmed that the body of a female was discovered in a submerged car in Butler County, Missouri on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. On Wednesday the victim was identified as 39-year-old Crystal Marie Brown. She was reported missing after she was last seen in April.  An investigation into what happened to the victim…read more »

FEMA Teams Assess Flood Aftermath in East Cape Girardeau

A team of FEMA officials are currently making assessments of homes in the East Cape Girardeau area in the aftermath of flooding over the spring and summer.  Team members are currently having discussions with homeowners on Tuesday and assessing the outside of homes. FEMA officials say, they are assessing more than 200 homes reported to…read more »

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Cruz, Twins Cruise to 14-4 Win Over White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) – Those 10 days off sure didn’t hurt Nelson Cruz’s swing. Whatever’s been thrown his way this season, Minnesota’s designated hitter has rarely been deterred. Cruz homered and drove in three runs on four hits in his second game back from a wrist injury, yet another powerful performance at the plate by the 39-year-old…read more »

Hamels Returns to Form, Helps Cubs Beat Giants 5-3

CHICAGO(AP) – Cole Hamels is searching for his usual form. It’s a work in progress. He found a way Tuesday night. Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. “It’s just kind of the baby steps and getting back…read more »

Fowler Drives in 4 Runs in Cardinals 9-2 Win

ST. LOUIS (AP)- Dexter Fowler was focused more on his team getting a win rather than his own production. Fowler hit a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Tuesday night in the second game of the series between NL Central contenders. “It’s awesome…read more »

Clemson QB Lawrence leads AP preseason All-America team

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team. Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, was joined on the first-team offense by Clemson running back…read more »

Abreu’s 3-run Homer Helps White Sox Beat Twins 6-4

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) – Kyle Gibson made a mistake, and José Abreu was ready. Abreu hit a towering three-run homer in Chicago’s four-run second inning, helping Iván Nova and the White Sox beat the Twins 6-4 on Monday night. Minnesota returned home after a 5-1 road trip helped re-establish its control of the AL Central. But the…read more »

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