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Fourth Death In Mendon Train Derailment

The fatality count from Monday’s Amtrak derailment near Mendon is now at four. The Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed the latest fatality is a passenger that was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. That brings the number of passenger deaths to three and the fourth is the driver of the dumptruck.
MENDON, MO
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Local hoops coach Tony Phillips dies

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Tony Phillips, who was recently hired as head coach of the New Bloomfield girls basketball team, died Tuesday in his sleep. Several family members and friends confirmed the news Wednesday morning on social media. The New Bloomfield R-III School District announced last week it had hired...
NEW BLOOMFIELD, MO
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More than 50 people injured in Amtrak train crash arrive at hospitals across Missouri

Hospitals across Missouri received more than 50 patients who were injured when an Amtrak train in northern Missouri collided with a dump truck Monday afternoon. At least 200 people were on the train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed near Mendon, Missouri, a town about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Three people were killed, and while the patrol said injury numbers are unknown, Missouri hospitals counted at least 51 patients by 7 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, MO
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Mustangs rally, walk off against Jefferson City Tuesday

The St. Joseph Mustangs overcame a 5-0 deficit, scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth and beating Jefferson City in walk-off fashion 6-5 Tuesday at Phil Welch Stadium. Tyler Petrosino hit the go-ahead RBI single to center with two on and two out in the ninth, scoring Ryan Koski and Jaxon Himel for the winning runs.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO
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Heart of Missouri CASA raises $51,000 at Voices of Columbia music competition

Heart of Missouri CASA announced its recent Voices of Columbia music competition raised $51,000 to serve local children in foster care. The annual event was held June 16 at The Blue Note in Columbia and featured six musicians who performed to raise money for Heart of Missouri CASA, which stands for court-appointed special advocates. Concertgoers purchased tickets and could vote for their favorite act by donating to the organization, according to a news release.
COLUMBIA, MO
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At 14, Mizzou Academy teen gets perfect ACT score

The Fleury family has a tradition before every test: doughnuts. Ava Fleury, 14, ate an apple fritter doughnut before taking the ACT for the third time. She said her dad bought them that morning for the whole family. A couple months later, a much-anticipated notification popped up on her phone:...
COLUMBIA, MO
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New Lincoln hoops coach hosts youth camp

JEFFERSON CITY — New Lincoln men's basketball coach Jimmy Drew has kept a busy schedule this summer. Drew is leading youth camp this week at the Linc. Drew talks about this week's camp in the video above.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO
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