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Fallen Metro-East Firefighter Identified

Fallen Metro-East Firefighter Identified

Godfrey, IL (KTRS) A metro-east community is in mourning after a firefighter is killed and 3 others injured in a house fire. According to the Madison County Sheriffs Department, just after 4 PM Tuesday, a call was received for a fire in 4000 block of Culp Lane in Bethalto. Fosterburg Fire Department was dispatched and…

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Reed One Step Closer to 4th Term as BOA President

Reed One Step Closer to 4th Term as BOA President

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Lewis Reed is one step closer to a 4th term as President of the St. Louis Board of Alderman. Lewis Reed, who has served as board president for 12 years, defeated State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, Alderman Megan Green, and former Alderman Jimmie Matthews in the Democratic Primary Tuesday. Voters made their…

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St. Louis City Extends Winter Operations For Homeless

St. Louis City Extends Winter Operations For Homeless

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The extreme cold is prompting St. Louis City to extend its Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations for Tuesday night. City officials say additional cots are being made available in anticipation of the very cold winter weather for sheltering and support of the homeless. Individuals or families who may need shelter should go…

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Amazon Driver Shot In St. Charles

Amazon Driver Shot In St. Charles

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — One man is in custody and another hospitalized after a dispute over a handicapped parking spot at a Missouri Target store turned violent. The shooting happened around noon Tuesday in St. Charles. Police say a 65-year-old man shot a 21-year-old Amazon delivery driver who had parked in the handicapped spot,…

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MU Fights Hypertension in Dominican Republic

MU Fights Hypertension in Dominican Republic

Columbia, MO (KTRS) A new program is effectively treating hypertension in underserved communities, according to a Mizzou study. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects an estimated 31 percent of the world’s population. Low income countries, such as the Dominican Republic, are disproportionately affected. To combat the issue, researchers at the University of Missouri partnered with…

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