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Illinois Inspectors Climb Over, Under Fair Rides For Safety

Illinois Inspectors Climb Over, Under Fair Rides For Safety

By JOHN O’CONNOR , AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The legs of the carnival ride called “Downdraft” rise and spread before they start to spin, the empty cars on the ends leaning outward, as amusement ride safety inspectors Bill Szerletich and Brian Brown watch. A bystander at the midway of the Illinois State…

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Officials ID 3 Kansas Teens Killed In Church Van Crash In Southwest Missouri

Officials ID 3 Kansas Teens Killed In Church Van Crash In Southwest Missouri

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials have identified three Kansas City-area teens killed in the crash of a church van that injured 10 others. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Friday’s crash happened when a rear tire of the van blew out, causing it to skid off of a highway 5 miles (8 kilometers) north…

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Gunman Target North City Gas Station

Gunman Target North City Gas Station

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are on the lookout for gunmen targeting a north St. Louis gas station. The St. Louis Police Department released a surveillance video showing several people  firing weapons in the parking lot at the Energy Express Travel Center Phillips 66 gas station on North Broadway and Grand. The video was taken on…

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3 Dead, 10 Injured In Missouri Church Van Crash

3 Dead, 10 Injured In Missouri Church Van Crash

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — Three teenagers from Kansas were killed and 10 other people were injured Friday after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern Missouri. The wreck happened around 10:40 a.m. on Missouri Route 13, five miles north of Bolivar. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. John Lueckenhoff said those killed were…

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Michael Brown’s Mom Seeks Reinvestigation, City Council Seat

Michael Brown’s Mom Seeks Reinvestigation, City Council Seat

By JIM SALTER , Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri governor’s office said Friday it doesn’t have the authority to appoint a special prosecutor reinvestigate the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, despite pressure from Brown’s mother to do so. Lezley McSpadden said earlier in the day that she’d launched…

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