Read The Letter That May Have Saved Jake Allen's SeasonBefore the letter from 5-year-old Mason, Allen was 1-5. After receiving the message Allen went 4-1.
No Free Lunch: Donors Come Forward to Erase Students' DebtsChildren from the poorest families get free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch, but some struggle to pay even reduced prices.
Inmate Faces Execution Tuesday for Killing Family in 1998Mark Christeson, 37, is scheduled for lethal injection at 6 p.m., Tuesday, for the rape and murder of Susan Brouk and killing her two young children.
Mizzou Sets Date For Second Annual #RallyforRhyan GameNamed after Mizzou Men's Basketball coaching staff member Brad Loos' six-year old daughter, Rhyan, the #RallyForRhyan movement began in support of Rhyan's ongoing fight against pediatric cancer.
Family of 7 Rescued From House Fire, Smoke Alarm Wasn't WorkingThe children range in age from 10-months to 5-years-old, they all, including the parents, were taken to a hospital in critical condition.
How to Deal With Struggling Parents Out in PublicMost people turn away and assume it's not their problem, or even worse – take out their phone and post a video on Facebook.
UPDATE: Jurors in Southern Illinois Find Man 'Sexually Dangerous'Lopes still faces three counts of grooming for allegedly handing out cards directing people to online videos of him promoting sexual relations with children in April 2016.
Man Believes He's Allowed to Have Sex With Children, in Court WednesdayJames Lopes' actions alarmed parents when he was found to be passing out cards to children in public that stated his view on sex between adults and minors.
Legislation Would Require Illinois Schools to Test for LeadThe new bill applies to schools built before 2000 with Pre-K through 5th grade classes, requiring them to test for lead in kitchen sinks and drinking fountains.
Heart-Stopping Video Shows 2-Year-Old Trying to Save His BrotherThe brother works for 2 minutes to find a way to get a fallen dresser off his twin.
Libraries Kick-Off 'Sensory Story Time' for Kids with AutismCurrent studies show one in every 45 children are diagnosed somewhere on the spectrum.
First Day of Increased Age Requirement to Buy Tobacco in CountyCounty Council said nearly 2,000 deaths were caused by smoking, and 800 kids began smoking in the county last year.

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