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  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns, ending political career once aimed at presidency

    05/29/2018 2:33:31 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 99 replies
    KC Star ^ | 5/29/18 | Jason Hancock
    Eric Greitens stormed into the governor’s office in January 2017 vowing to clean up a state government he said was corrupt. He resigned Tuesday just as abruptly as he had arrived on Missouri's political scene, his career buried under an avalanche of scandal and felony charges. Mike Parson, 63, a fellow Republican and former sheriff who served 11 years in the General Assembly before being elected as lieutenant governor in 2016, will take over as Missouri’s 57th governor. He’ll finish Greitens’ term, which runs until January 2021. A Rhodes scholar and former Navy SEAL, Greitens was once considered one of...
  • Some Missouri Clergy Want State to Enforce their View on Church Carry

    05/05/2018 6:50:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Missouri is one of nine states where the government generally prohibits people from carrying firearms in church. As in any question, the government may be neutral, which is the default position in the United States, or it may actively interfere.  According to concealedcarry.com, there are two states that ban concealed carry in churches, Nebraska and Louisiana. Nebraska allows a church to authorize an armed security team if the team members have carry permits and if written notice is given to church members.  Louisiana law is similar, but requires an extra eight hours of training every year. Seven states and...
  • The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire

    04/19/2018 3:32:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Cillizza
    Washington (CNN)On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri asked for a temporary restraining order against the Republican attorney general of Missouri, who is also the leading candidate to represent the GOP against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in the fall. The governor, Eric Greitens, made the move to keep the AG, Josh Hawley, from pursuing an investigation into the possibility that he broke the law when he used a fundraising list from a non-profit to collect funds for his political campaigns.
  • Man in U.S. illegally sentenced for kidnap, rape

    04/15/2018 10:31:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Apr. 14, 2018 | Marie McCullough
    A Honduran man who has repeatedly been deported was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison for kidnapping his estranged girlfriend in Kansas City, Mo., and raping her while they traveled to New Jersey, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. Jose Amaya-Vasquez, 33, was arrested in Texas in 2005 for attempting to enter the country illegally. He was released, but failed to show up for a court date, records show. In June, 2014, Kansas City police arrested him for domestic assault. He was turned over to immigration officials and deported. Three months later, immigration officers arrested him...
  • Shrinking St. Louis – Area drops out of nation’s top 20 cities

    03/29/2018 7:10:51 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | March 22, 2018 | Joe Millitzer and Vic Faust
    St. Louis is no longer one of the top 20 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Newly released US Census Bureau numbers show the city's population declined by more than 4,500 people to just over 308,000 residents. That's the largest drop since the 2010 census. The St. Louis region is now 21st on the list of the nation's metro areas. The Baltimore area, which had been ranked 21st, swapped spots on the population list with the St. Louis region. The City of Baltimore saw a drop in population greater than St. Louis city, but Baltimore’s loss represented a 0.9 percent...
  • Missouri | Defender with Knife Not Guilty of Murder

    03/24/2018 5:52:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On November 29 of 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri, Terrell McDaniel, 36, was attacked by Robert Collins, 44. Collins was intoxicated and attacked McDaniel with a milk crate. During the affray, McDaniels defended himself with a knife, stabbing Collins numerous times. Collins died at the scene.  From stltoday.com: According to his lawyer, Joe Whitener, McDaniel told the jury he feared for his life during a street fight. Collins was intoxicated and belligerent when he asked McDaniel for drugs, and McDaniel refused. Collins then tried to attack McDaniel with a Prairie Farms milk crate, Whitener said, and McDaniel stabbed Collins...
  • Robber shot, killed at Arnold, MO pawn shop

    03/23/2018 9:04:17 AM PDT · by MCF · 26 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Katherine Hessel and Kevin S. Held
    ARNOLD, Mo. - An employee at a pawn shop in Arnold shot and killed a would-be robber Thursday afternoon..
  • Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri

    02/06/2018 7:55:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    Democrats won an exurban St. Louis seat in the Missouri state House of Representatives on Tuesday, racking up another victory in a district carried easily by President Trump in the 2016 election. Voters in Jefferson County appeared to choose Mike Revis, a 27-year old Democrat, to fill a seat left vacant when the incumbent quit to run for county executive. With all ten precincts within the district reporting, Revis led Republican David Linton by 108 votes, or about three percentage points.
  • Missouri Republicans debate whether Greitens should stay or go

    01/18/2018 1:34:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | January 17, 2018 | Jack Suntrup and Kurt Erickson
    JEFFERSON CITY • Republicans inside the capital city on Tuesday debated whether Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should resign after revelations of his extramarital affair and related allegations of possible blackmail surfaced last week. Five GOP lawmakers publicly called on Greitens to step aside or said the governor should consider doing so. Their statements came Tuesday, the first workday after the holiday weekend. Other Republicans said it was too early to call for his resignation or expressed hope that the distraction would not derail the party’s legislative agenda.
  • Blackmail alleged as Governor Greitens admits to extramarital affair

    01/10/2018 9:19:18 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    KMOV ^ | January 10, 2018 | Lauren Trager and John O'Sullivan
    ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday night confirmed to News 4 he had an extramarital affair, an admission a months-long News 4 investigation prompted. In a recording obtained by News 4, a woman says she had a sexual encounter with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and that he tried to blackmail her to keep the encounter quiet. The details were provided to News 4 by the woman’s ex-husband, claiming the sexual relationship happened between his now ex-wife and Greitens in March 2015. News 4 is not naming the woman and she has not made an on-the-record comment about...
  • Trump will not speak publicly at opening of Mississippi’s Civil Rights Museum

    12/09/2017 5:43:02 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/9/17 | Phil McCausland
    President Donald Trump will participate in a separate private event at the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday morning, rather than in the public ceremony. The decision came after the president’s plan to attend the opening erupted into controversy. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the White House agreed to have a separate event after a series of noteworthy civil rights leaders and speakers decided to boycott the event and local groups planned to protest. Trump will tour the museum and speak at a private program in the morning, and the public ceremony will begin...
  • Protesters move to Central West End after clashing with police in downtown St. Louis

    09/15/2017 5:38:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Staff reports
    UPDATED at 7 p.m. to reflect downtown protests dissipating, protesters in Central West End. ST. LOUIS • Police pepper-sprayed demonstrators Friday afternoon as they declared the ongoing protest at Tucker Boulevard and Clark Avenue downtown as "no longer peaceful". By early evening, protesters had dissipated from downtown and were gathering in the Central West End. Hundreds filled the street there as they marched through the neighborhood. Four police officers sustained minor injuries downtown, mainly as a result of protesters throwing things at them, and more than a dozen protesters were arrested, acting Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said. He said one...
  • Ex-St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley found not guilty of murder

    09/15/2017 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 56 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty Friday of murdering a man while on duty. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's highly anticipated verdict found a white former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder and amed criminal action in the December 2011 shooting death of a black drug suspect after a high-speed pursuit and crash. Activists, with support from some of the city's black clergy, had pledged disruptive protests ahead of St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's verdict.
  • Blunt statement on the Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement (R-MO)

    09/06/2017 7:20:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 48 replies
    Roy Blunt ^ | Sept. 5, 2017 | staff
    "The young people in the DACA program need a permanent, commonsense solution that will allow them to continue working and going to school in the only country that many of them have ever known,” Blunt said. “The manner in which this program was created has left DACA recipients in legal limbo for too long, and Congress now has a responsibility to work toward a legislative solution. At the same time, it is imperative that we continue working with the president to strengthen our border security. Enhancing our border security will help facilitate progress toward addressing all aspects of our broken...
  • St. Louis mayor addresses anxious city before Stockley verdict

    09/05/2017 4:56:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    FOX 2 ^ | September 5, 2017 | Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS – The mayor of St. Louis says the city is “on edge” as it awaits a ruling in the first-degree murder trial of former police officer Jason Stockley, in part because of a troubled history of justice in St. Louis and nationwide. Stockley is accused of fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011. The case was heard last month but it’s unclear when Judge Timothy Wilson will rule. Activists have threatened civil disobedience if Stockley, who is white, is acquitted in the death of the black suspect.
  • MO: Man who Used AK-47 Clone to Defend Self, Children, Found Not Guilty

    09/05/2017 1:15:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 September, 2015, Matthew Bowman shot Jimmy Harold Tillery. Tillery was in the driveway of his ex wife, Cheryl Tillery. Bowman used an AK-47 clone. In the initial articles, the firearm was referred to as a ".30-caliber carbine rifle". Cheryl Tillery had finalized the divorce with her ex on 14 August, 2015, about a month before the incident. The Court had issued an emergency protective order on July 20, after an incident where Jimmy Tillery was said to have threatened Matthew Bowman and Cheryl Tillery's lives and the lives of Bowman's two young children. On August 6th, the...
  • Democratic, GOP leaders call for Chappelle-Nadal to resign over Trump assassination comment

    08/18/2017 3:57:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    KCUR.org ^ | 8/18/2017 | JASON ROSENBAUM
    Updated 2:20 p.m. Aug. 18 with lieutenant governor calling for expulsion — Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson said Friday the state Senate should expel Maria Chappelle-Nadal due to her Facebook comment in which she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. Parson and other top Missouri Republicans and Democrats, from Washington, D.C., to Jefferson City, already have called for Chapelle-Nadal to step down. The University City Democrat has so far resisted numerous bipartisan calls for her resignation after the comment was posted and later deleted Thursday. Parson went a step further Friday, saying that if she doesn't resign by the...
  • Jason Kander doesn’t need your Senate seat. Maybe he’ll just be president instead

    05/29/2017 10:42:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 16, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We had some good times following the exploits of Kansas carpetbagger Jason Kander as he attempted to win the Senate seat held by Roy Blunt. That effort came up short on November 8th however, and now Jason is going to be looking for a new job. Unless he has some hidden skills in heating and air conditioning which he could put to use at Carrier, that means it will most likely be something in politics. That means either a lobbyist position (which shouldn’t be too tough to find because his wife has a lot of experience in that area) or...
  • Protests Erupt in Ferguson, Missouri After SXSW Debut of Mike Brown Doc

    03/13/2017 4:54:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 13, 2017 | Gil Kaufman
    About 100 protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, were dispersed by police on Sunday night (March 12) after they gathered outside the market where Mike Brown allegedly stole some items on the day he was fatally killed by a police officer in 2014. The group was reacting to previously unseen footage in a new documentary, Stranger Fruit, which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival over the weekend which appeared to offer a new twist to the details of the case.
  • MO: Bill Introduced to Hold Gun Free Zone Owners Liable for Damages

    12/09/2016 6:30:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, SB 1736/HB2033 was passed in the Tennessee legislature. The bill was an attempt to hold businesses that chose to ban defensive firearms from their premises responsible for damages. That was a step to far for the Tennessee legislature. The bill was cut back to say that businesses that did not ban firearms would be immune from lawsuit for actions that resulted from their lack of a ban. In Missouri, Representative Schroer has introduced a bill, HB 96, that is very similar to the original HB 2033 in Tennessee. From news-leader.com: The proposal, known as House Bill 96,...