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Metra announces 13th annual post, essay contest

The Chicago-area's commuter train service has launched its 13th annual poster and essay contest aimed at raising awareness about the hazards trains can pose

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Hawley defends duck boat lawsuit in latest court filing

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is defending his lawsuit against the operators of a duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people

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Mistrial declared in 1990 killing of 9-year-old girl

The third trial in the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl has ended in a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict after three days of deliberations

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Victims of Missouri small plane crash identified

Authorities have identified the men killed in an eastern Missouri plane crash as an American Airlines pilot and his son

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St. Louis police chief: Drugs to blame in rash of killings

St. Louis police are investigating a rash of six killings over a 24-hour period, and the city's police chief says drugs may be at the root of most of the killings

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Missouri tax collector pleads guilty to embezzling $300K

The U.S. attorney's office says a former central Missouri tax collector has pleaded guilty to embezzling about $300,000 in taxpayer funds

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Suspect hospitalized after southwestern Missouri shootout

A southwestern Missouri man remains hospitalized in serious condition after being injured in a weekend shootout with police

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Woman driving go-kart killed in northern Illinois crash

Authorities say a woman driving a go-kart on a rural northern Illinois road was killed when hit from behind by a car

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Southeast Missouri deputy alleges discrimination in lawsuit

A southeast Missouri sheriff's deputy alleges in a lawsuit that she faced sexual discrimination when she was removed from her job as jail administrator and replaced by an inexperienced male deputy

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Truck heist suspect also accused of shedding clothes

Authorities say a man found naked last month underneath a desk at a Missouri park office is now accused of stealing a work truck at another park and shedding his clothes