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Cyberbullying conference coming to St. Louis next week

Friday, 20 September 2013 15:17 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Representatives from more than two dozen law enforcement agencies from Missouri and Illinois will gather in St. Louis next week for a workshop on cyberbullying.

The organization Child Safety Day is hosting the workshop on Wednesday. It will be led by Tina Meier, whose 13-year-old daughter, Megan, committed suicide in 2006 after being the victim of cyberbullying.

Organizers say the workshop will include police officers conducting a mock re-investigation of the Megan Meier case using current state laws instituted after Megan's death.

Organizers of the workshop say bullying on the Internet can play a role not only in suicides but in school shootings and other tragedies.

 

Authorities are still unable to identify the body of a young woman that washed up on the banks of the Mississippi River in the Hannibal area.

The Marion County Sheriff is asking for the public's help to ID the body. The victim was apparently 15 to 30 years of age, 5-foot-3 and weighing about 135 pounds with shoulder-length black hair.

CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. (AP) - Organizers of an outdoor festival featuring the rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse say they'll make good on their debts.

The Southern Illinoisan reports the company that put on the festival issued a statement saying it has "no intention of turning its back on these financial obligations."

The Gathering of the Juggalos was presented by Psychopathic Records Inc. The yearly festival drew tens of thousands of people to southern Illinois for a week of music and entertainment.

Vendors have been complaining that they've received bad checks to cover the costs of the event near Cave-In-Rock.

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