5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 4, 2016

Today's top stories

Missouri Public Defenders Head Forces Budget-Cutting Governor To Work

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Talk about justice! When the Governor introduced budget cuts that meant he couldn’t provide adequate legal defense to the poor, Missouri’s Head of Public Defense has power to force a state lawyer to be a public defender…. And guess who he chose!!! Find out here.
 

Early Morning Fire In Barrie Now An Arson investigation

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Barrie Police confirm a fire this morning at the former Lake Simcoe Motel on Blake Street in Barrie was deliberately set. Read more here.
 

And The Heat Just Keeps On Coming

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July was two degrees warmer than normal, and we had 60% less rain than expected. And Environment Canada says the warm weather isn’t going away any time soon. Read more here.
 

In Need of A Cooling Centre?

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From libraries to malls, there are tons of places you can go to cool down if you are without AC. Get the full list here.

 

Starbucks Straws Recalled

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Health Canada is urging parents not to let children handle or use the straws and dispose of the product in the household garbage.Read more here.

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