Key West, the Continental U.S.'s southernmost city, is surrounded by white sand beaches and clear ocean water, perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling and sport fishing. (Photo Credit:

Sheriff: 3 Die in Snorkeling Incidents in Florida Keys

Monroe County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin says two men and a woman were vacationing with their families in the Keys when they died on Monday.


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Should the Minimum Age to Buy Cigarettes Be Raised?

The suggestion is part of a study by the Institute of Medicine, which found a minimum age of 21 would reduce smoking prevalence by about 12 percent and smoking-related deaths by nearly 10 percent.


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Pedestrian Deaths on the Decline

Mirroring a national report, pedestrian deaths in both Missouri and Illinois are on the decline.


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Court Upholds Damages In Mo. Sky Diving Deaths

An appeals court has restored $28 million in punitive damages to the relatives of six people who were killed when a skydiving plane crashed shortly after taking off from a rural Missouri airport.


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Heroin Suspected in St. Charles County Deaths

Police found the bodies of 40-year-old Tabitha Miller and 38-year-old Gary Gibbons on Friday.


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Report Finds Errors From Illinois DHS Inspector General

Report suggests dozens of deaths involving disabled adults not investigated.



2012 Sees Improvements In Missouri Work Zone Safety

MoDOT: No work zone deaths in St. Louis this summer.



Docks Under Scrutiny At Lake Of The Ozarks

Aging electrical wiring installed decades ago on docks at the Lake of the Ozarks is getting a closer look after a trio of deaths this summer.


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Trial For Commune Leader Set For November

A Sedgwick County judge has rescheduled the murder trial of the leader of a Kansas commune that lived off life insurance payouts on its dead members.



Heroin OD Deaths On Decline In St. Louis County

Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise in many parts of the nation, but not in St. Louis County.