*Thunderstorms all day, a few could be severe the the high is 77
*The Illinois State Fair’s theme is in honor of it's bicentennial celebration. This year's theme is “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years of Amazing!” The Du Quoin State Fair will also have the same theme. The 2018 fair will run from Aug. 9-19.
*More than $2.4 million was raised for local nonprofits during Give STL Day Wednesday. The 24-hours of online giving raised money for 868 St. Louis-area nonprofits. Profits were up 12.7%
The FDA Drops The Hammer On Kid Targeted Vape Liquid Packaging -
The FDA is reeling in the e cigarette industry because they say they are illegally marketing to children. Lately there’s been a flood of e-liquid containers that are too easy to confuse for juice boxes, candy, and even cookies. Letters went out to the e-liquid sellers warning them to back this trend up. Some of the packaging was a blatant attempt to look like a brand, like Oreos, Redi Whip, Sour Patch Kids and more.
Nicotine is highly toxic and could easily be injured by drinking the liquid. There were 8,269 liquid nicotine exposures among children under 6 reported to U.S. poison control centers between January 2012 and April 2017. Two children have died.
The E. Coli Outbreak Has Turned Deadly -
If you have romaine lettuce in your fridge and it isn’t locally grown, you may want to throw it out.
The E. coli outbreak suspected to be linked to romaine lettuce from Arizona is turning deadly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first death associated with the outbreak. The CDC has identified 23 more cases, bringing the total to 121 people who have become ill since the outbreak began in March possibly from the lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona area.
The outbreak has been reported in 25 states now, and 52 people have been hospitalized with 14 suffering kidney failure. An investigation is ongoing into the exact source of the lettuce.
Source: USA Today
*The Cardinals beat the White Sox 3-2