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>>ConAgra Employee Had Cocaine In System When He Died
(Edwardsville, IL)  --  The man who fell to his death while working at ConAgra in Alton last August had cocaine in his system, according to the Madison County Coroner's office.  A report indicates Jay Van Buskirk of Edwardsville lost his footing while stepping off a lift, falling about 60 to 70 feet.  He had just ridden a "man-lift" from the 9th floor to the 5th floor break room when the incident happened.  Buskirk was pronounced dead at the scene, suffering fatal head injuries in the fall.

>>Teen Identified In Bloomington Shooting Death
(Bloomington, IL)  --  Authorities have released the name of the 16-year old killed in Bloomington yesterday.  Kuantrae 'Trae' Massey was shot at the Danbury Court Apartments, near his own home, just before 3:00 p.m.  A police spokesman says neighbors originally called police to report a loud argument on Ginger Trail.  Then, three young men were seen carrying a fourth to a car before speeding away from the apartment complex, heading toward a hospital.  Police do not have the shooter in custody.  Anyone with information about a possible suspect should call local authorities.

>>Man Exonerated For Attacking Elderly Woman
(Joliet, IL)  --  A Joliet man has been exonerated for attacking an elderly woman back in 2009, according to the "Herald News."  Nakita Umer was accused of breaking into a home on Park Avenue, beating the 62-year old woman inside, stealing her cash, then sexually abusing her.  The victim later picked Umer out of a lineup.  But DNA tests have cleared him and charges were dismissed in a Will County Court earlier this month.

>>Class Back In Session At STL Business School
(St. Louis, MO)  --  Students at the Stevens Institute of Business & Arts in St. Louis are heading back to class today.  It's their first day back after a part-time student opened fire on January 15th.  Sean Johnson allegedly shot a financial aid advisor and then turned the gun on himself.  Both men survived the shooting.

 

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