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  • Lynn Messer's husband asks area residents to search their properties

    07/20/2014 11:43:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    daily journal ^ | RENEE BRONAUGH
    The Ste. Genevieve Sheriff’s Department held a press conference Thursday morning in regard to the disappearance of 52-year-old Lynn Messer in front of the sheriff’s department. After Missouri State Highway Patrol Spokesperson Juston Wheetley read the formal press release that was sent out Wednesday, he introduced Kerry Messer, husband to Lynn Messer, who wanted to speak out to the media. “I want to start by thanking everybody involved. First off, the press and news agencies, I want to thank you for showing up. We need your help,” said Kerry. “I want to thank Sheriff Gary Stolzer for tremendous job that...
  • Missouri executes triple murderer after stay is lifted

    07/17/2014 2:12:20 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 7/17/14 | Carey Gillam
    (Reuters) - After a nearly day-long delay amid a flurry of final appeals, Missouri put to death a triple murderer who had claimed both that he was innocent and that he suffered from mental incompetence. John Middleton, 54, was given a lethal injection and pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m. CST, according to Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell.
  • Todd Akin: Some of my staff ‘conceived in rape'

    07/17/2014 9:56:51 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    A defiant Todd Akin on Thursday conceded he “misspoke some words” regarding his infamous 2012 comments on rape, but he cast blame on those in both parties for politicizing them. In an interview on MSNBC, the 2012 Missouri Republican Senate nominee didn’t spare anyone criticism, calling out by name Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, Karl Rove, Senate Republican leadership and the political media. Continue Reading Text Size - + reset Advertisement Latest on POLITICO Marine general questions Obama on Afghanistan Boehner casts doubt on border deal Snowden: Not 'scared' about future Reid blasts Cruz on immigration Hillary PAC...
  • Missouri Governor Vetoes Pro-Life Bill, Legislature May Override It

    07/11/2014 9:25:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that if enacted would have increased the waiting period for an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. Last week, Nixon vetoed House Bill 1307 & 1313, specifically taking issue with the absence of an exemption for women seeking abortions on the basis of rape or incest. Scott Holste, press secretary for Nixon, directed The Christian Post to a statement the governor made regarding his veto. "I cannot condone the absence of an exemption for rape and incest in Senate Committee Substitute for House Committee Substitute for House Bill Nos. 1307...
  • WATER POLICY: EPA chief reaches out to farmers on muddled rule proposal

    07/10/2014 8:43:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    E&E ^ | July 9, 2014 | Annie Snider
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Obama administration's attempt to assuage farmers' and ranchers' fears about a major Clean Water Act proposal has drawn flak from all corners, forcing the U.S. EPA administrator herself to concede yesterday that there are "legitimate concerns" with the effort. At issue is the interpretive rule for agriculture that the Obama administration released in March in tandem with a major proposal to increase the number of streams and wetlands that receive automatic Clean Water Act protection following years of regulatory uncertainty. Administrator Gina McCarthy said on a call with reporters yesterday that the interpretive rule was intended...
  • Todd Akin returns to national stage

    07/10/2014 6:44:18 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 60 replies ^ | 7/10/14 | Anna Palmer and Tarini Parti
    Two years after the Missouri Republican’s comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion doomed his campaign and fueled a “war on women” message that carried Democrats to victory in the Senate, one of the few regrets he mentions in a new book is the decision to air a campaign ad apologizing for his remarks. “By asking the public at large for forgiveness,” Akin writes, “I was validating the willful misinterpretation of what I had said.”
  • EPA promoting water rule to farmers in Missouri

    07/08/2014 6:48:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chief is traveling to Missouri this week to promote among farmers the agency’s proposal to redefine its jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The agency has faced some of the harshest backlash to the rule from agricultural representatives, who say that farmers will either have to obtain permits or be outright banned from common farming practices like digging ditches or building fences. “One of the top priorities of mine is to make sure that we hear and listen to the voices of farmers and ranchers and make sure that their interests and concerns are reflected...
  • Jason McClurg: Accused Killer Escapes While Guards Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks

    07/07/2014 2:51:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Jason McClurg took advantage of some patriotic prison guards and made a break from jail on Friday, leading to a manhunt for the accused killer. A deputy in the jail in Eminence, Missouri, took a group of nine inmates outside on Friday night to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. While they were watching the show, McClurg picked the perfect moment and made a break for it, running away and out of reach of the guard. Sheriff Steven Blunkall said he is still piecing together details of just how Jason McClurg got away. Blunkall said he wasn’t sure if McClurg...
  • Missouri Governor Vetoes Abortion Waiting Period

    07/02/2014 12:29:13 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Newser ^ | July 2 2014 | Newser Editors and Wire Services
    Newser) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed legislation that would have required a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. The Democratic governor said he vetoed the bill because it didn't include an exception for rape and incest victims, and hence showed "a callous disregard for women who find themselves in horrific circumstances." The measure would've made Missouri just the third state to require a 72-hour waiting period, along with South Dakota and Utah. Utah's law includes an exception for rape and incest victims, and people under age 14. Missouri currently requires a 24-hour wait between when a woman...
  • LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit

    06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Severe weather will lash through areas from the Midwest to the Great Lakes into Tuesday, hitting some of the major cities in the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
  • St. Louis issues marriage licenses to 4 same-sex couples; likely to face lawsuit

    06/26/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by BurningOak · 21 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | Jun 26, 2014 | Jacob Kirn
    The city of St. Louis on Wednesday evening issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples, a direct challenge to Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage. The couples were married in Mayor Francis Slay's office. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is now likely to sue the city, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Would Monsanto move its headquarters out of the country?

    06/24/2014 4:42:07 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 23 June 2014 7 hours ago | Tim Barker
    According to the wire service, Monsanto mulled a takeover of its $34 billion seed and herbicide rival, in part, to move its legal headquarters to Switzerland. It’s a move known as corporate inversion and it has the power to shield money held overseas from Uncle Sam’s tax collectors.
  • Firearms for the Flock

    06/23/2014 9:35:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-23-2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    JUNE 23, 2014 6:27 PM Firearms for the Flock A 21st-century shepherd exemplifies the power of civil society. By Charles C.W.CookeWinners of Ignite Church's AR-15 giveaway (Image via Facebook) Were an enterprising wag to devise a laboratory in which he might develop news items contrived to irritate the Left, he would likely be unable to beat Sunday’s news from Missouri. On that day, the Joplin Globe carried in its pages a nice little story about the many ways in which a vibrant civil society can manifest itself in a free country. The day before, the paper confirmed, Joplin’s Ignite Church...
  • Doctors Disagree on Efficiency of Electronic Medical Records (video)

    06/20/2014 6:12:24 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 16 replies ^ | 6/20/14 | Andrew Kauffman
    COLUMBIA - Electronic medical records, or EMRs, have given some physicians joy and others nightmares. The federal government mandated all health care providers in the U.S. switch to EMRs by January 1, 2014. EMRs replaced the previous medical records systems done by hand on paper. The days of the 4-inch thick patient chart are over. "We knew it was coming, we knew we had to do it." said Tom Selva, chief medical officer at University Hospital. But University Hospital was always ahead of the game. It switched to an EMR provider 15 years ago when it started using Cerner, based...
  • South St. Louis Father Guns Down TWO Hostage Taking Felons Holding His Daughter At Gunpoint

    06/12/2014 12:31:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Bearing ^ | 6/12/14 | Bob Owens
    Moms Demand Action From Illegal Mayors in Everytown cult leader Shannon Watts claims that a good guy with a gun has “never” stopped a bad guy with a gun. Here’s just the latest example of her being dead wrong. It was about 11pm Monday when a 17 year old girl who lives in the home was getting something from her car. Two men, both with guns, grabbed her. The began to push her back into the home with a gun to her head. Her father, who says he was visiting the girl and her mother, saw the gunmen and pulled...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Missouri trooper returns to work after drowning

    06/10/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 49 replies
    A Missouri trooper has returned to work after a handcuffed Iowa man drowned while in his custody on the Lake of the Ozarks.
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Veterans still battling 1973 fire that wiped out millions of service records

    06/05/2014 10:48:55 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 22 replies ^ | June 04, 2014 | by Christina Corbin
    While the Veterans Administration struggles to repair the damage caused by shoddy -- and in some cases fraudulent -- handling of health care for American service members, benefits for millions who served their country in four wars were wiped out in a fire more than 40 years ago, leaving many battling to this day to collect their due. The blaze that ripped through the National Personnel Records Center in a St. Louis suburb shortly after midnight on July 12, 1973, consumed 16 million to 18 million official military personnel files long before computers kept such records safe from harm. Few...
  • Chris Wallace: Hillary Clinton defended Syria's Assad as a 'possible reformer'

    06/01/2014 4:26:51 PM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | Staff
    Talk along the lines of Hillary, Hillary, Hillary dominated the network news shows Sunday, as hosts and their guests mulled Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, excerpts from her forthcoming memoir Hard Choices and her potential 2016 presidential bid. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace countered praise of Clinton from Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., by listing some of Clinton’s troubles as President Barack Obama’s top diplomat. Wallace singled out developments in U.S. relations during Obama’s first term with Russia, Iran and Syria."She defended Syria’s President Assad as a possible reformer at the start of that country’s civil war," he...
  • GOP: Water rule is murky. EPA is urged to make revisions

    05/30/2014 6:48:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Herald ^ | May 29, 2014 | Mary Bowerman
    Members of the Small Business Committee in the House of Representatives urged the Environmental Protection Agency to go back to the drawing board on a proposed rule aimed at clarifying bodies of water that fall under the Clean Water Act. In March, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to define what “waters of the United States” fall under federal jurisdiction. The rule would include smaller bodies of water including streams, riverbanks, wetlands and floodplains that may have access to larger bodies of water. Republican lawmakers have opposed the rule since its inception, saying the...
  • Impact of EPA’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Proposed Rule on Small Businesses Could Be Significant

    05/30/2014 6:56:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 30, 2014 | U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business
    The Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today conducted a hearing about how small businesses would be affected by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and United States Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule to expand the Clean Water Act. Last week, Graves and Members of the Committee wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy, who oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to urge withdrawal of the pending rule. Among the witnesses' and Members' concerns, the EPA and Corps of Engineers did not adequately assess the impact of...
  • 55-Year-Old Soldier Joins Army, Graduates From Basic Combat Training

    05/29/2014 4:09:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Sgt. 1st Class John Taffe might be the oldest person to graduate from basic combat training. Sgt. 1st Class John Taffe may be 55 years old, but he definitely doesn’t act his age. That’s because Taffe may possibly be the oldest person to graduate from basic combat training – tackling sit-ups, push-ups and barbed-wire low crawls like any other young soldier in his class. A resident of Alameda, Taffe graduated from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Thursday after a demanding 2 1/2-month training. He’s a former sailor, having served 14 years with the U.S. Navy before being released from active duty...
  • KC public housing smoking ban puts onus on tenants

    05/22/2014 9:08:50 AM PDT · by Drango · 38 replies
    Kansas Health Institute ^ | May 22, 2014 | Alex Smith
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite the well-known risks, rates of smoking have remained stubbornly high in Missouri – about 25 percent of adults, compared with 18 percent nationally. In Kansas City, Mo., public housing, the problem is even worse, with smokers comprising 40 percent of all tenants. That high rate is especially disturbing to health advocates because of the high numbers of vulnerable people - particularly children, the disabled and elderly - who live in public housing. A new policy aims to do away with smoking in city-owned housing, but many residents are not pleased. On a breezy Friday afternoon...
  • Senate Dems to Obama: Reconsider coal rules

    05/21/2014 5:11:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A collection of seven Senate Democrats are pressuring President Obama to scale-back the proposed carbon limits on new coal-fired power plants. In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, the senators asserted that the technology the rule is based on is not commercially viable. ADVERTISEMENT "We are committed to improving air quality; however, the emissions standards in the proposed rule are not based on technology that has been adequately demonstrated on a commercial scale," the letter, spearheaded by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.) states. Sens. Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Mark Warner (Va.), all vulnerable Democrats...
  • Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issues stay of execution for Mo. inmate

    05/21/2014 4:57:37 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/2014 | AP
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order late Tuesday suspending the planned execution of a Missouri inmate with a little more than an hour to spare before the inmate's scheduled lethal injection. Alito, who handles emergency matters for Missouri and other states covered by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, didn't explain why he issued the order suspending Russell Bucklew's execution, which had been scheduled for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. But Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster issued a statement saying his office understands the full Supreme Court would consider Bucklew's requests on Wednesday. Under Missouri law, the state...
  • P320 Entry: My Long and Winding Road to Concealed Carry

    05/20/2014 9:38:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/18/2014 | Dan Zimmerman
    I am a regular guy with a family, mortgage and dog living in suburban Kansas City, Missouri. I have limited experience shooting at the local range with my sons, nothing more. This is my short experience with the decision, process and outcome of obtaining my CCW license . . . The Idea The idea to obtain a CCW came in the aftermath of some horrible tragedy in America, I don’t recall the actual event, but it got me thinking about protecting my family as well as myself. I never wanted to just be another victim if it ever occured to...
  • Michael Sam may have violated NCAA rules [Vanity]

    05/19/2014 12:48:50 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 44 replies
    self | 19 May 2014 | Bjørn Radtke
    There was a discussion on FR about Michael Sam selling T-Shirts on his website. It got me thinking when was this website created? If it was created after he came out then he is an entrepreneirial capitalist but if it was created before then he's all about himself and his gayness. So I went to check on my local domain register and low and behold it was created October 13, 2013 but this where Sam might be in a little bit of trouble withe NCAA. The site was registered by his now agents Empire Athletes of Santa Monica, California and...
  • Condemned man worried about execution

    05/16/2014 2:12:23 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 60 replies
    A Missouri inmate facing execution next week says he is scared that the lethal drug could cause him to suffer...
  • New requirements for school food start in fall

    05/15/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Cassville-Democrat (MO) ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Kayla Monahan
    New school food requirements are going into effect next year, attempting to make school meals healthier. The changes will affect four major areas. First, The Smart Snacks program requires that all sides must be served with something healthy. Second, the school will be required to meet the first target of reducing sodium. Third, all whole foods served must be whole-grain. This year, the requirements are half-and-half. Finally, breakfast must include fruit. This year, students are allowed to choose to refuse two items at lunch if they do not want it, and one at breakfast. New requirements say that they have...
  • A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend

    05/15/2014 7:09:36 AM PDT · by safetysign · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/15/2014 | Michael Daly
    When Vito Cammisano kissed his boyfriend in front of the ESPN cameras, he must have known the world would find out his grandfather was a notorious mob boss—but he wasn’t afraid. If the late mob boss William “Willie the Rat” Cammisano was like other Mafiosi—and by all accounts he most emphatically was—he would have been apoplectic had he been told his grandson was dating an African American. But a Mafioso such as Willie the Rat would have taken that as the good news by comparison when he heard the rest. For his grandson’s African-American lover also happens to be a...
  • St. Louis Will Host 2016 Out Games

    05/14/2014 12:31:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 4/25/14 | Carol Daniel
    The Out Games are coming to St. Louis in 2016. The games, created by the Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association, are held every four to five years.
  • Gay St. Louis And City’s Mayor Welcome Michael Sam With “Open Arms”

    05/14/2014 12:28:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 82 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 5/11/14 | Steven Thrasher
    ST. LOUIS — St. Louis’ city leaders were already gathered last night for an LGBT equality fundraiser, which turned suddenly into a celebration of the hometown Rams’ decision to draft the out gay defensive star Michael Sam in Saturday night’s NFL draft. Sam will be “received with open arms by the city of St. Louis, no question about it,” Mayor Francis Slay, among those gathered for the fundraiser, told BuzzFeed.
  • Tesla, Missouri Auto Dealers begin late battle over state franchise law

    05/14/2014 10:53:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    PoliticMO ^ | May 12, 2014 | Eli Yokley
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers are set to begin a last-minute fight over whether electric car manufacturers like Testa Motors should be able to sell their product directly to consumers. With only a week left in session, the Missouri Senate quietly attached language to House Bill 1124 that would effectively bar Tesla from selling directly to consumers in Missouri. Similar hurdles for the company have popped up in other states. Supporters of the legislation believe the current franchise-based model for selling automobiles has served the state’s economy and its consumers well, and that they don’t understand why Tesla will...
  • Shut up and play? No, Michael Sam should do it the way Tim Tebow did

    05/14/2014 9:23:18 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 70 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/13/2014 | Dan Wetzel
    Jackie Robinson is the blueprint, or at least that's what so many seem to believe. It certainly wouldn't be a bad example for Michael Sam to follow. Robinson broke MLB's color barrier by putting his head down and competing. He won over critics by winning games for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Just shut up and play. Jackie Robinson is an undeniable American hero for what he did. How he accomplished it was his choice. For him and his day, it was perfect. That day, though, was 1947. The suggestion Michael Sam – as he reported for duty in St. Louis on...
  • Do You Fit the Terrorist Profile? (In Missouri)

    05/13/2014 4:10:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 27 March 2009 12:00 | William F. Jasper
    Do You Fit the Terrorist Profile? Written by William F. Jasper Are you on some government list as a possible "domestic terrorist" suspect because you have exercised your First Amendment right to express opposition to a government program or a proposed piece of legislation? Have you, like millions of your fellow Americans, expressed outrage over the trillions of dollars being poured into the unending series of government bailouts? Are you concerned about the escalating violence in Mexico and upset over the refusal of our government to secure our border and stop the continuing deluge of illegal aliens entering our country?...
  • Newt: Gays Need To Be More Tolerant

    05/13/2014 10:40:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 13,2014 | Larry O'Connor
    On CNN's Crossfire, co-host Newt Gingrich pushed back against recent recriminations against people speaking out against Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on ESPN after he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.
  • No hesitation for ESPN on airing Michael Sam's kiss

    05/12/2014 5:29:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 5/12/14 | Lynn Elber
    The handsome football player gets drafted by an NFL team, plants an emotional kiss on his sweetheart and gives sportscasts an emotional feel-good video clip....
  • Obama congratulates Michael Sam, first openly gay player drafted by NFL

    05/11/2014 4:19:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2014 | Chelsea J. Carter and Ralph Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Barack Obama congratulated Michael Sam on Saturday for being the first openly gay football player taken in the National Football League draft, the White House said in a statement. "From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are," Obama said. He also congratulated the NFL and the St. Louis Rams, the team that drafted Sam. Sam, an All-American defensive end who played for the University of Missouri, made history when he was picked by the Rams in the seventh and final...
  • Missouri Legislature Passes Bill to Withdraw from Common Core

    05/10/2014 6:50:54 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 10 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | May 8, 2014 | Shane Trejo
    Both chambers of the Missouri legislature have passed a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. One final committee approval is required before sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for a signature.
  • Missouri parents outraged over pornographic, pro-abortion sex ed book in school library

    05/08/2014 12:31:54 PM PDT · by topher · 21 replies ^ | Thu May 08, 2014 09:14 EST | Dustin Siggins
    ST. CHARLES, MO, May 8, 2014 ( – Parents in Missouri are outraged at school district officials for allowing an e-book with images of people engaging in sexual intercourse in school libraries. Francis Howell School District is facing a backlash for placing "It's Perfectly Normal," a book that includes images of naked people, intercourse, and other pornographic material, in its libraries. One parent told a local reporter that most parents "were shocked" when he "showed this to" them, and that "their next reaction was outrage."

    05/01/2014 9:14:17 AM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/1/14 | Courtney Scott
    It’s the genocide few talk about, but taking a cue from her uncle, Dr. Alveda King is bravely speaking out about it, spreading her message far and wide. Her warning: black people are murdering themselves. The shocking statistics surrounding the rate of abortion among African Americans was one of the highlights of a speech King gave earlier this week at the University of Missouri.
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • BIG NEWS: Feds Paid $40 Million to Claire McCaskill’s Husband’s Businesses (calls for tax returns)

    10/09/2012 11:34:20 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Game Changer? The federal government paid nearly $40 million dollars to Claire McCaskill’s husband’s businesses her first five years in office as Missouri Senator. During that time McCaskill has had influence over federal policy that has directly affected her family’s income. Missouri royalty - The rest of the country has suffered but Claire McCaskill and her husband Joseph Shepard have done very well these past five years. There are renewed calls for Democrat McCaskill to release her tax returns. ABC3040 reported: Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for...
  • The Missouri House Wants to Impeach Governor Jay Nixon Over Gays and Guns

    04/23/2014 8:58:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo News ^ | 4/23/14 | Abby Ohlheiser
    The Republican-controlled Missouri House will begin impeachment proceedings against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday. Why? There are three reasons, according to the state legislature's judiciary committee. First, Nixon allowed legally-married same-sex couples in the state to file joint tax returns in order to keep the state consistent with the IRS's post-Defense of Marriage Act policies. Second, Republicans argue Nixon took too long to call a special election to replace legislative vacancies. Third, Republicans believe that Nixon didn't punish state officials enough over a controversy involving concealed carry permits.
  • Robotic invasion coming to downtown St. Louis from across the world

    04/23/2014 5:52:06 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 7 replies
    STL Today ^ | 23 April 2014 | Elisa Crouch
    ST. LOUIS • They’ve trounced hundreds of robotics teams at regional and state competitions. And Thursday, about 12,000 students in safety goggles will convene at the Edward Jones Dome and America’s Center for the chance at world champion status.It’s the fourth year in a row that U.S. FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — has held its top competition here, drawing competitors from 38 countries.The matches will be timed and intense. The crowds thick. The stands loud.Through it, thousands of students will demonstrate their knowledge of programming, and electrical and mechanical engineering.For self-proclaimed geeks, it’s a...
  • State Executes Convicted Killer William Rousan (Missouri Cattle Robbery)

    04/23/2014 12:11:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Missourinet ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mike Lear
    The state has carried out the execution of 57-year-old William Rousan, who was convicted of the 1993 murders of a rural southeast Missouri couple in 1993. He died by lethal injection at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center at Bonne Terre, not far from where he committed the murders for which he was condemned. A lethal dose of pentobarbital was administered at approximately 12:01. When the curtain to the execution chamber was pulled back, Rousan was speaking continuously and looked at two people in the chamber where witnesses there for him sat. Some witnesses thought he told them, “I...
  • Suspected highway shooter Mohammed Whitaker appears in court, asks for public defender

    04/22/2014 4:49:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Lake Expo ^ | 4/21/14 | Christine Vendel
    Suspected highway shooter Mohammed Whitaker appeared in Jackson County District Court for the first time Monday, showing no emotion as a judge spent six minutes detailing 18 felony charges filed against him.
  • Missouri School District Affirms Student’s Rights After Teacher Forbids Bible Discussion

    04/19/2014 8:19:00 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies ^ | April 19, 2014 | Heather Clark
    POTOSI, Mo. – A Missouri school district and high school principal have affirmed a student’s right to bring her Bible to school and discuss religion with friends after a teacher allegedly forbid her from doing so. Angela English told reporters this week that her 15-year-old daughter Kiela called her on Wednesday, explaining that as she discussed a Bible passage with a friend in the hallway, she was confronted by a teacher who issued her a warning. “Her friend had her Bible out and both of them were reading a passage in their heads and were talking back-and-forth about the reading,”...
  • Grandview man, 27, charged in area highway shootings (Kansas City)

    04/18/2014 11:35:15 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 40 replies
    Kansasi City Star ^ | 4/18/14 | CHRISTINE VENDEL
    A 27-year-old Grandview man has been charged in the recent series of highways shootings, Jackson County prosecutors said Friday. Mohammed (Pedro) Whitaker was charged with 18 felony counts related to 9 incidents. Charges included shooting into a motor vehicle and hitting a victim. More charges may be added, prosecutors said. A series of at least 12 shootings started in early March. The latest shooting linked to the pattern occurred April 6. Three victims were wounded in the spree.