Hospitals in the Area Have Not Been Affected by the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

As of October 24, 2012, hospitals in the area have not been affected by the fungal meningitis outbreak that has now infected 308 people across 17 states and has left 23 dead, but they are not taking any chances. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Belleville Memorial Hospital are contacting patients who received a drug that the FDA and CDC linked to the national fungal meningitis outbreak. Mercy Hospitals are not linked to the New England Compounding Center which is the facility responsible for the outbreak according to spokesperson Bethany Pope. According to a hospital spokesperson neither Barnes-Jewish Hospital not Washington University School of Medicine had purchased any products from the manufacturer. In a statement from St. Louis University Hospital, they said they also do not use the products from the New England Compounding Center.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 17 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 13 hours ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

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SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 4 min ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.