Train derails in Sparta

A coal train derailed in Sparta Thursday morning near where the tracks intersect with North Miller Street, just south east of the Sparta airport.
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A coal train derailed in Sparta Thursday morning near where the tracks intersect with North Miller Street, just south east of the Sparta airport.

Mike Koziatek joined the Belleville News-Democrat in 1998 as an assistant editor and is now a reporter covering the Belleville area. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and grew up in St. Louis.