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The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released results from their annual school bus inspection program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Across the state, over 12 thousand school buses were inspected twice within the past year. Buses with no defective items found receive an “approved” rating, those found with defective items that do not constitute an immediate danger receive a “defective” rating, and those posing immediate danger are taken out of service. Of all the inspected buses, 90.6% received an “approval” rating by inspection personnel.

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On this episode of Going Public, we talk with Whitney Quick, regional director of the Better Business Bureau, about a report they recently released on one of the top three frauds experienced across the nation and Canada, lottery and sweepstakes frauds. According to the report, these scams took nearly $117 million from victims just last year.

Lindsey: Tell us about this new report.

 

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Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center experienced one of it’s most successful opening weekends last week after having recovered from a February fire on their water pump house.

On the morning of Feb. 3, Cape Girardeau fire chief Rick Ennis spotted unusual smoke coming from the Cape Splash pump house while traveling on Kingshighway. By the time the fire department had arrived at the scene, the fire and smoke had already done most of the damage, costing nearly $750,000.

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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says your home security system could be luring in door-to-door salespeople.

Recent scam reports say salespeople representing an alarm company may see the home security sign in your yard, and attempt to switch you to a new company.

Whitney Quick, regional director of the BBB, says homeowners subjected to these scams are told that something is wrong with their security system, or that something needs to be replaced.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department will soon be hosting public forums on their upcoming implementation of body-worn cameras. A program they’ve been working on for a few years, the cameras have been partially funded through a federal grant.

Cpl. Ryan Droege, crime analyst for the department, says they’re hosting the forum to give the public a general overview of the program, and attempt to get everyone on the same page.

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