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      Zookeeper killed in Springfield

      Springfield officials say a longtime zookeeper was killed by an elephant at the city's Dickerson Park Zoo.

      City spokeswoman Cora Scott says senior zookeeper John Bradford died Friday when a female elephant charged him.

      Zoo officials say Bradford worked at the zoo at least 25 years and was a senior zookeeper.

      Police continue to investigate the death and further details were not immediately available.

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