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St. Louis leaders beg public to not set off illegal fireworks

ST. LOUIS — Addressing a gathering of St. Louis press Monday morning, Captain Garon Mosby with the St. Louis Fire Department stressed the danger of fireworks. "There is no safe way to discharge consumer fireworks," Mosby said. "They're very dangerous, severe injuries occur, emergency room visits, occupied building fires, vacant building fires and, of course in St. Louis, we have been accustomed to the dumpster fires."
SAINT LOUIS, MO

3 people killed, 50 injured in Amtrak train crash in northern Missouri

MENDON, Mo. — Three people have died and dozens of people were injured when a train struck a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri, emergency officials said. In a press conference, Corporal Justin Dunn with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said one person inside the dump truck and two people on the train were killed. The superintendent with Chariton County Ambulance Service told CNN that at least 50 people were injured.
MENDON, MO

Illinois primary election: What to know and how to vote

ST. LOUIS — Illinois residents will head to the polls or cast a ballot Tuesday for the 2022 primary election. It’ll be the first step in deciding the political future of the state with several major races on the ballot, including governor and lieutenant governor, U.S. House representatives and secretary of state.
ILLINOIS STATE

'I've been proving people wrong my whole life': Belleville's Liddell using NBA Draft wait as motivation with Pelicans

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — From the moment he touched the court at Belleville West High School, it was easy to see E.J. Liddell had something special about him. “The first time he played at Belleville West as a freshman, I think he had like 20 points and 14 or 15 rebounds in a summer league game, and I walked out of there… (thinking) this kid’s special," former Belleville West head coach and current athletic director Joe Muniz said.
BELLEVILLE, IL