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Beckner, Jr. is one of the country's highest rated players

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KSDK- East St. Louis has always been a factory for high school football talent. This year they may have their most talented player to date. 39 more words

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Man Accused Of Putting Needles In Packaged Meat

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into a packaged meat “just for the hell of it” at a grocery store in his hometown for more than a year. 502 more words

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Police: No Leads in Fatal East St. Louis Shooting

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOX) - Police say they’re getting no help as they try to find out who ended a young man’s life in a public housing complex in East St. 137 more words

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East St. Louis Robber Gets Life

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP)  A former East St. Louis man who robbed a pawn shop has been sentenced to life in prison over the slaying of his accomplice, who was shot by the store owner. 126 more words

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East St. Louis Native Wins U.S. 100 Hurdles Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It’s a third U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championship title for an East St. Louis, Illinois native.

Dawn Harper-Nelson beat Queen Harrison in the women’s 100 hurdles by a hundredth of a second, by leaning at the tape. 123 more words

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