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A 20-year-old man is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train in Pacific.

Police say the man was walking on the tracks when he was hit and killed around 8:45 last night at the North 4th Street crossing.

Amtrak officials confirm that the accident involved a train carrying 58 passengers en route from St. Louis to Kansas City.

No one on the train was hurt.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 23:45
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he's going to issue an executive order later this week to eliminate or consolidate 75 state boards and commissions that are redundant.

He made the announcement Wednesday during his annual budget address. He says the elimination will increase efficiency.

Quinn did not detail which the boards and commissions would be eliminated. His spokeswoman later said the list of the 75 would come when Quinn issues the order.

Quinn delivered a budget address that called on lawmakers to reform the pension system. He says the nearly $100 billion in unfunded liability squeezes out funding in other parts of the budget, like education and that's why he had to propose cuts.

His budget calls for roughly $400 million in cuts to education.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 17:26
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A Missouri man has filed a lawsuit claiming the state requires to much of his information to obtain a concealed carry permit.

Eric Griffin lives in the southeastern Stoddard County. He refused to let the DMV scan his records into their system. Griffin claims that is an invasion of privacy and should have no bearing on his ability to get a conceal carry license.

KMOV reports that Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has thrown his support behind the lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the DMV and claims their actions are illegal.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 17:21
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A bank is offering a reward to find the man who robbed them over the weekend.

The Simmons First National Bank in Normandy just off Lucas and Hunt was robbed on Saturday morning. While the robber never showed a weapon, he told tellers he had one. The suspect is described as a black man in his mid to late 30s standing 5'7" to 5'10" tall.

The bank is offering $500 in addition to the $1000 reward offered by CrimeStoppers. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 17:16
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