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Latest news: 04-24-09

Meth lab fire injures 3

Investigators have concluded an explosion and fire at a mobile home in Billings that injured three people Thursday night involved a methamphetamine laboratory, Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle said.

Two of the unidentified people were flown to a Springfield hospital after the 10:30 p.m. incident.

One of the people suffered burns over most of the body, Kyle said.

Full story, News-Leader

Missouri bill calls for drug testing of aid recipients

Legislation approved by the Missouri House could mean drug testing for applicants and recipients of need-based state aid.

House Bill 30, sponsored by Rep. Ellen Brandom (R-Sikeston), would require testing of individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds if there is reasonable suspicion to believe the person is illegally using a controlled substance. A failed test could mean a loss of TANF funds for at least a year.

Full story, The Chart

Parents had meth labs in home and car

Three children, ages 9 months, 2 years and 5 years, were taken into protective custody Thursday after a working meth lab was found in their home, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said.

According to a written statement, deputies were called to a mobile home on lot 678 at West Haven Mobile Home Park for a welfare check on the children.

Full story, The Journal Gazette

Family recalls health problems from meth contamination

WINCHESTER, TN - When it comes to protecting their children, a parent will do anything they can.  For one family in Winchester, Tennessee, they didn't have a clue what was harming their children until a phone call to the police department.

From the street, it looks like the typical american dream.

A place to start or raise a family.

A place to call home.

Full story, WAFF-TV

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