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Watch Now: Video shows Illinois city detective's attempted murder on street, prosecutors say

See the dashboard camera video showing a traffic stop and chase that authorities say topped 90 mph. Police say a firearm fitted with an illegal device that turned it into a machine gun also was recovered. 

Fave 5: Journal Star staff pick their top local stories in 2019

From breaking news and sports to enterprise reporting, we are sharing Journal Star staffers' favorite work from 2019.

Entertainment writer L. Kent Wolgamott's memorable stories from 2019

Reporter L. Kent Wolgamott selected his most memorable stories of 2019.

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Cindy Lange-Kubick: An old man, a young boy and a whole bunch of bluebirds, May 27, 2019

BLUE SPRINGS — The early week rain has gone but the wind has remained, bringing a chill to this sunny morning on the Chief Standing Bear trail, where an old man and a young boy prepare to perform their weekly service to the bluebird.

Don Walton: Property taxes, Ernie and lemon pastries

It's not easy for urban and rural senators to reach consensus on broad tax reform.

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