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RIMINI, Mont. (AP) - Public records show that more than 50 million gallons of contaminated wastewater flows daily from mining sites in the U.S. The Associated Press has found that the water, loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals, is flowing into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water in nine states, including California, Montana and Oklahoma.

BARNHART, Mo. (AP) - Court documents indicate a 39-year-old man who authorities say wrapped a small dog with tape and threw him in a ditch believed the animal was spying on him for police. Paul Garcia, of Barnhart, is charged with felony animal abuse and armed criminal action. sheriff's deputy found the dog Feb. 9 in a rural Jefferson County ditch. The dog, named Flick, recovered and was reunited with its owner Saturday.

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) - A judge has ordered a Kansas City suburb to pay $42,000 in legal fees for an open records request violation. The Kansas City Star reports that at issue was the city of Raytown's denial of a request for information about the safety of an intersection where 69-year-old Cecile Leggio was killed in a 2016 traffic wreck.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Another round of winter weather is closing schools in Missouri. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory across a large swath of Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation says many roads across the northern half of the state are partially or completely snow covered. Several districts were canceling classes, including Mexico, Kansas City and Liberty. The University of Missouri announced that it would open late.

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