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Officials: More than 6,900 new virus cases in Illinois

Officials: More than 6,900 new virus cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State health officials are reporting more than 6,900 new cases of the COVID-19 virus in Illinois and 36 more deaths. The 6,943 new infections reported Friday top the new cases Thursday by about 580. The Public Health department says more than 402,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Illinois and more…

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West-central Missouri police investigating suspicious deaths

West-central Missouri police investigating suspicious deaths

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Police in the west-central Missouri city of Sedalia are investigating what they’ve deemed two suspicious deaths. Television station KMIZ reports that the bodies of two people were found on South Harrison Avenue in central Sedalia after officers were called to the area Thursday morning. Police say investigators immediately began a search…

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SPORTS


Cooper Brown Named Schnucks KTRS Athlete of the Week

Cooper Brown Named Schnucks KTRS Athlete of the Week

Wentzville Holt QB Cooper Brown was named the Schnucks KTRS High School Athlete of the Week. Brown has thrown for 31 touchdowns already on the season for the Indians. The 6-3 junior also carries a 3.7 GPA in the classroom.

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Cardinals Decline Team Option on Wong

Cardinals Decline Team Option on Wong

The St. Louis Cardinals have declined Kolten Wong’s $12.5 million option, making the Gold Glove second baseman a free agent. The 30-year-old Wong will receive a $1 million buyout. Wong, a first-round pick in the 2011 draft, made his big league debut in 2013 and spent his first eight seasons with St. Louis. “STL will…

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NATIONAL


Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 14

Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 14

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos killed 14 people and injuring over 400 amid collapsed buildings and flooding. Officials said 12 people were killed in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, including one person who drowned. Two teenagers were killed on Samos when…

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As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, are joining anti-France protests, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world. Protesters on Friday, largely organized by Islamists, torched French flags and burned…

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WEATHER


ST. LOUIS WEATHER

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