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

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Missouri Public Defenders Head Forces Budget-Cutting Governor To Work


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?


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


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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