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  1. Children with Autism Who Live with Pets Are More Assertive, VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Columbia, MO - infoZine - Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals' social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of children with autism, a University of Missouri researcher recently found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lived in the home.


  2. Gray Days Highest in at Least 20 Years, Tips to Avoid the BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 27 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Columbia, MO - infoZine - Gray skies in December may have you searching for sunlight and singing, "It will be a blue Christmas without you." If you think this December has been unusually gray, you're right, says University of Missouri Extension state climatologist Pat Guinan.


  3. Schneider Electric Recalls Circuit BreakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    The circuit breakers are made of black plastic and have a three-position breaker handle that indicates whether the breaker is off, on or tripped. The recalled circuit breakers are rated for 150 to 250 amps, have interruption ratings of D, G, J, L and R. They were manufactured in two pole and three pole configurations with either lug-in/lug-out or plug-in style connectors.


  4. Kansas and Missouri Join in National Settlement with Sirius XMRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Missouri to receive $75,000 and restitution for consumers. The company also agreed to pay $100,000 for violating the Kansas No Call Act.


  5. Deer on the Move with Cold WeatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    By Joanie Straub - There are many strategies to deal with cold weather. For people, it could be sitting by a fire with a hot beverage.


  6. 27 Indicted for Drug-trafficking, Prostitution Conspiracies, Illegal FirearmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - "This federal indictment dismantles a major drug-trafficking organization in Columbia," Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said. "Today's operation not only disrupts the flow of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Columbia area, but reduces the level of violence, the number of guns on the street and the prevalence of other crimes associated with illegal drugs.


  7. Former Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Two Missouri Bank RobberiesRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    By pleading guilty, Unthank admitted that he stole $6,328 from Landmark Bank, 1000 Keenesaw Ridge, Columbia, on June 18, 2010. Unthank also admitted that he stole $18,913 from River Regions Credit Union, 2009 Schotthill Woods Dr., Jefferson City, on June 23, 2010.


  8. Jefferson City Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sex Trafficking of a ChildRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    A Jefferson City, MO, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to the attempted sex trafficking of a child as the result of an undercover investigation in which he thought he was meeting a 12-year-old victim for illicit sex. Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - Jeremy Ryan Bappert, 30, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charge contained in a Nov. 7, 2013, federal indictment.


  9. Missouri to Receive Over $300,000 in Penalties for Improper Cramming in AT&T SettlementRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - Missouri, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, has reached a settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC, to resolve allegations that the company placed charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills without authorization by the consumers, a practice known as "cramming." The settlement requires the company to pay $105 million in penalties and restitution.


  10. Seven More Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Synthetic DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    That indictment was unsealed and made public yesterday upon the arrest and initial court appearance of Upchurch. The superseding indictment replaces an Oct. 18, 2013, federal indictment; the superseding indictment contains additional charges and includes the original defendants: Matthew Ashby Hawkins, 39, his brother, Patrick Ross Hawkins, 32, and his sister, Molly Jane Carmichael, 37, all of Columbia, Alexander Vladimir McMillin, 29, of Columbia, Kent Allen Holtz, 43, of Kaiser, Mo., Chadwick James Schlicht, 44, of Osage Beach, Mo., Charles Sterling Austin, Jr., 61, of St. Charles, Mo., Scott Wesley Hanson, 48, of Versailles, Mo., Thomas Lee McCormack, 29, of Jefferson City, and Puff N Snuff, a retail business in Eldon, Mo.


  11. Mizzou Expands Learning Opportunities Across MissouriRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    University of Missouri Extension's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announced that learning opportunities extend from the Mizzou campus to five rural regions this fall.


  12. Well Owners Need to Regularly Test WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2014 | Kansas City InfoZine

    If you use well water for cooking and drinking, you should regularly test the water for contamination, says a University of Missouri Extension water quality specialist.


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