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MIDDAY Midwest Digest, Feb. 28, 2019

Steve Alexander is in for Max, and talks about a trooper hit on the side of the road, swabbing for drugs, impact of winter storms.

A Wisconsin man ran down an Illinois state trooper last month. The man is charged with reckless homicide.

A man was driving the wrong way on a freeway in St. Louis.

In Michigan, police officers are swabbing saliva to check for drugs. The pilot program is being expanded.

At Commodity Classic, many farmers left behind bad weather. 

Fire safety officials are reminding homeowners to clear vents outside the house.

Southern Illinois residents are bracing for rising river waters.


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