Traffic Fatalities Increase in Missouri, IllinoisDebra Hersman heads the National Safety Council says texting and gas prices are partially to blame.
UPDATED: 4 Homicides in 8 Hours Overnight in St. LouisCity's murder total has topped 100 in mid-July, compared to 71 through July 2014.
Three More Dead on Streets of St. LouisThere were three murders in the city of St. Louis within a three-hour span early Sunday.
Ex-husband, Son of Convicted Killer Paula Sims Die in CrashThe ex-husband and son of an Illinois woman convicted in the deaths of her two baby daughters 25 years ago were killed Saturday.
Health Officials Say 2 Men Died of Malaria in SpringfieldCerebral malaria was the cause of death for two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a southwest Missouri motel where they had stopped during a motorcycle trip.
Illinois Legislation Would Change Police StandardsIllinois legislation would change standards of officer-involved death investigations, police-worn body cameras and officers' use of force.
Honey Bee Deaths Rise Throughout IllinoisThere has been a sharp rise of honey bee deaths in Illinois, but there are steps that local governments may be able to take to reverse that trend.
Bird Flu Virus Creeps Across MissouriA strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri.
Two Pair of Women Both Shot and Killed Days Apart in North St. LouisEarly Sunday morning, two sisters, ages 15 and 20, were found shot to death in a vacant lot on north Vandeventer Avenue. On Thursday morning, two young women were found shot to death inside an apartment on Natural Bridge Road near Fairground Park.
Sheriff: 3 Die in Snorkeling Incidents in Florida KeysMonroe 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.
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.
Pedestrian Deaths on the DeclineMirroring a national report, pedestrian deaths in both Missouri and Illinois are on the decline.