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Repeated and controlled injections of bee, snake and scorpion venom are buzzing as a new cancer-fighting treatment in which “useful” venom can target malignant cells and block tumor growth. Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Honey Bee Deaths Rise Throughout Illinois

There 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.

05/15/2015

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Bird Flu Virus Creeps Across Missouri

A strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri.

05/06/2015

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Two Pair of Women Both Shot and Killed Days Apart in North St. Louis

Early 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.

05/04/2015

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: Thinkstock.com)

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.

03/24/2015

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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.

03/13/2015

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Pedestrian Deaths on the Decline

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

03/06/2014

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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.

05/08/2013

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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.

11/02/2012

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Report Finds Errors From Illinois DHS Inspector General

Report suggests dozens of deaths involving disabled adults not investigated.

10/13/2012

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2012 Sees Improvements In Missouri Work Zone Safety

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

09/26/2012

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