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Jeff Truesdell

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Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Jeff:

Parkland Student Maia Hebron, 18, on Survivor's Guilt: 'It's Unreal ... to Keep On Living'

The 18-year-old senior worried immediately about her 14-year-old sibling, telling her mom, "I'm safe, take care of my sister" → Read More

Parkland Survivor Emily Burke, 15: 'We Bring Our Memories' to Celebrate Friend They Lost

The 15-year-old freshman survivor is helping to raise scholarship funds to honor her soccer teammate and shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff → Read More

Parkland Survivor Jayden Bier, 17: 'I Can't Imagine Any Parent Who Has to Go Through This'

The 17-year-old junior texted her mom to say she didn't know if she'd survive the shooting and empathizes with parents whose children did not → Read More

Parkland Survivor Ava Schneider, 14, on Facing Fear: 'If This Is the End ... We Are All Together'

The 14-year-old freshman found comfort in her uncertain panic that if she died, she'd be surrounded by friends → Read More

Army Vet Police Officer Killed After 911 Call Sent Him to Wrong Address

Christopher Ryan Morton rejoined the Clinton, Mo., Missouri police force to help 'heal' the department after the shooting death of another officer → Read More

Student Jensen Clark, 17, Says Parkland Survivors 'So Much Closer Than Ever Before' After Shooting

The junior, 17, says bonds among friends have strengthened as they move together through vigils and memorials to activism → Read More

Parkland Survivor Erika Koines, 15, Describes Harrowing Texts With Her Sister During Massacre

The freshman knew several students who were killed, and as she hid with others in a closet she texted her sister to say "I love you" → Read More

Parkland Survivor Maddie Gaffney, 17: Friend's Mom Has 'Nothing Left in Her' After He Was Killed

Maddie Gaffney, 17, says her friend Luke Hoyer's mom searched for hours before learning the 15-year-old freshman was among those killed in the mass shooting → Read More

Parkland Survivor Lizzie Eaton, 16, Hoped to 'Keep Breathing' as Casualties Rose in School Massacre

Lizzie Eaton, 16, hid in a classroom as she awaited rescue from the overheard gunshots → Read More

Girl Who Urged Boyfriend's Suicide With Texts Appeals Her Conviction

Michelle Carter, who was 17 at the time, received a 15-month sentence for the involuntary manslaughter of 18-year-old Conrad Roy → Read More

Who Wanted Billionaire Couple Barry and Honey Sherman Dead? Police Search Lawsuits for Suspects

The pharmaceutical mogul was known as a generous philanthropist, but also a ruthless businessman who had enemies → Read More

What to Know About Delaney Tarr, Fla. Shooting Survivor Who Told Lawmakers: 'We Are Coming After You'

Delaney Tarr, 17, is among the most vocal and visible of the student activists seeking change to prevent gun violence → Read More

4-Year-Old Pretended to Be Asleep While Dad Committed Murder-Suicide, Killing Mom and Brother

Police say Dornubari Dugbor, 31, killed his fiancee, her son and then himself after placing a 911 call telling police they would find three bodies → Read More

After Fla. School Shooting That Killed 17, What Happens Now?

Prosecutors still are weighing whether to seek the death penalty for 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz → Read More

Grief and Outrage: After a Gunman Kills 17 in a Florida School, Shattered Survivors Demand Change

Teens who lost friends and teachers in the attack at a Broward County high school plan a march to urge action against gun violence → Read More

Man Hears Crash on Scanner as Wife, a 911 Dispatcher, is Killed

Jenna Bixby, 30, died in a head-on collision as her husband overheard reports from the scene over the police scanner in their home → Read More

'President Trump, Do Something!' Says Mom Who Lost Daughter in Florida School Shooting

Lori Alhadeff lost her 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, in the attack that killed 17 people → Read More

The Controversy Surrounding the AR-15 Rifle Used In Florida Mass Shooting

The local and state officials calling for gun legislation efforts must overcome the popularity of a widely-available weapon → Read More

Teen Girls Allegedly Broke Into Home, Killed Parakeets and Smeared Blood on Cabinets

Two parakeets were killed and blood was smeared on kitchen cabinets while the resident of the home attended a Super Bowl party, her father said → Read More

'For Ahkeem' Documentary Explores Troubled Teen's Powerful Journey While Inspiring Change On-and Off-Screen

"These voices of teenagers and teachers needed to be heard, to speak directly to an audience that could learn from and be drawn into their experiences." → Read More