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Kansas City introduces another plan to combat growing crime

Kansas City leaders are introducing a new four-part plan they hope will help the city reduce its burgeoning crime rate

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Man accused of attacks on 3 homeless men charged with murder

A man accused of stabbing three homeless people as they slept has been charged in the July stabbing death of a man in Chicago’s Grant Park

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Police: Father of bullied Missouri student threatened school

Police say the father of a bullied Missouri junior high student has been charged with making a terrorist threat after allegedly saying he would shoot everyone in the school office

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ACLU sues over Missouri order on evictions during pandemic

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing over a Missouri court order allowing some Kansas City area evictions to continue during the coronavirus pandemic

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PR firm co-founder pleads guilty in federal court

The co-founder of a suburban St. Louis public relations firm has admitted in federal court that she stole nearly $800,000 from the company

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Killing at dollar store under investigation in Kansas City

Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating a fatal shooting at a dollar store

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Lawsuit: Man died when chair was thrown at concert

A wrongful death lawsuit claims that a Missouri man died at a 2019 Dave Matthews Band concert after being hit by a chair thrown by an employee of the venue in St. Louis County

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Chicago schools to pay $400,000 in 2 physical force lawsuits

Chicago’s public school district has agreed to pay a total of $400,000 to settle two lawsuits that alleged that staff members used physical force to punish two special education students

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Boy, 14, dies when stolen car crashes during police pursuit

Southwestern Illinois police say a 14-year-old boy fleeing police in a car he had allegedly stolen from an auto dealership died after the vehicle collided with another stolen car officers were pursuing