Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Local Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Local Digest

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NORMANDY > An oversight hampers fire district - Due to what the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District called an administrative oversight, the district has been without a state license to dispense certain controlled substances on board its emergency vehicles since the end of May.

Northeast attorney Anthony Gray said the district's chief medical officer had been under the impression that the district had completed an application process to renew the north St. Louis County district's license but realized Monday that some steps in the process hadn't been taken. Consequently, the district's license expired.

District employees may have unknowingly administered narcotics and other controlled substances to patients until Tuesday, when a physician who oversees Northeast told employees to pull all such drugs from vehicles until the district receives its new certificate, Gray said. The district expects to get its certificate this week, Gray added. (Elizabethe Holland)

ST. LOUIS > Advocacy group folds - The Freedom Center of Missouri, a legal advocacy group that promoted individual liberty and limited government, is closing up shop. Dave Roland announced in an email Thursday that he and his wife and co-founder, Jenifer, are moving to Washington state, where he has accepted a position as director of the Stiles Center for Liberty at the Freedom Foundation.

Since launching the center two years ago, the Rolands have represented five sets of clients, including two Girl Scouts who were banned from selling cookies in the driveway of their Hazelwood home, because it was in violation of city codes, a Kansas City-area couple accused of operating an apartment locator website without a real estate license, and an animal husbandry worker in northwest Missouri accused of practicing veterinary care without a license. Roland, in his email, said it was difficult to secure the money needed to continue to fight such causes in Missouri. (Jennifer Mann)

FESTUS > Cities face rebuilding section of levee - Festus and Crystal City will each have to shell out about $180,000 to reconstruct the damaged section of the Mississippi River levee. …

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