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Dozens of migrants found dead in a truck in Texas

(AP) — Forty-six people were found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in San Antonio in what marked the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four children. A …

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Fatal Amtrak crash kills three

(AP) — An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more as rail cars tumbled off the tracks and landed on their sides. Two of those killed were on the train …

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Congressional candidate Rick Brattin on abortion ruling

A state senator who’s seeking the GOP nomination for west-central Missouri’s fourth congressional district is praising the U-S Supreme Court’s ruling that overturns Roe versus Wade. Harrisonville State Senator Rick Brattin calls the court’s decision as monumental. Brattin, who’s received Missouri Right to Life’s exclusive endorsement in the race, says more than …

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Branson’s Brian Seitz on Rowe v/ Wade decision

A Missouri lawmaker who is also a Baptist minister applauds the High Court’s decision on Rowe vs. Wade. Branson State Rep. Brian Seitz says state law allows for special situations … Seitz has long lobbied to overturn the abortion ruling. He calls Donald Trump a ‘prophet’, saying the former President …

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Mo Guard General recovering after crash

The Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard is recovering after being injured in a motorcycle accident last week. Major General Levon Cumpton was rear ended by a car while riding the motorcycle in Wardsville. He is at University Hospital in Columbia.

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Special JC Council meeting tonight

A special Jefferson City Council meeting is on tap tonight to address a potential pay raise. The Council tabled a vote on a plan to give city staff a 5 percent raise last week. Bill sponsor Councilman Erin Wiseman wasn’t at last week’s meeting. Approval could okay the raise for …

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Mo Guard commanding general hurt in motorcycle crash

The Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard General Levon Cumpton is hurt in a motorcycle crash. Cumpton was rear ended while on his bike at the intersection of Route B and Evergreen Lane in Wardsville. The car’s driver Mark Coe wasn’t hurt, but Cumpton was flown to University Hospital …

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