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The National Safety Council reported that in 2017, vehicle fatalities topped 40,000 for the second consecutive year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states multiple factors contribute to traffic fatalities, but the risk of distracted driving, particularly due to technology, is growing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each day in the United States, 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver

The St. Louis Symphony is Coming to the River Campus

Apr 10, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

April brings a visiting symphony, a Broadway classic, and the future of art.

Candice Davis/Missouri Department of Conservation

Trees are in full bloom across Southeast Missouri, and among them are the ornamental Bradford pear. Although these symmetrical trees yield beautiful, bright white blooms, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is advising the public against planting them this spring.

The invasive species, which is native to Asian countries, has reached what the department calls “critical mass” within the last several years.

Dr. Lee Turley

Apr 10, 2018

It seems like Almost Yesterday that Dr. Lee Turley was delivering babies and providing medical care to the residents of St. Francois County Missouri.

For over 45 years, from 1890 to 1935, Dr. Turley became one of those legendary family doctors who became both physician and friend to three generations – and hundreds of families.

Zuckerberg Senate Hearing

Apr 10, 2018
Liam James Doyle / NPR

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to answer questions from Congress in two separate Capitol Hill hearings. Zuckerberg will face members of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and the House of Representatives on Wednesday to answer questions about protecting user data. The hearings follow the news that the data-mining and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users. The firm is accused of using that information for political advertising in 2016.

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