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  • Bill to bar employer bias against gun owners gets OK from Missouri House

    03/16/2012 5:10:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 15 March, 2012 | ELIZABETH CRISP
    JEFFERSON CITY • Many Missouri lawmakers want to protect gun owners from any threat of workplace discrimination, just as state residents currently are protected for race, religion and gender. Legislation that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against people because they own or use guns overwhelmingly passed the Missouri House before lawmakers left for spring break. For bill sponsor Wanda Brown, a Republican from Lincoln, the goal is simple: "We would never consider giving up our First Amendment (free speech) rights for a job. Why should we give up our Second Amendment rights?" The National Rifle Association is...
  • Elderly farmer near Bois D'Arc pulls gun on 3 thieves who came back for more(MO)

    03/12/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 8 March, 2012 | Ashley Reynolds
    BOIS D’ARC, Mo. -- An elderly cattle rancher recently came face-to-face with three thieves on his property, and he took the matter into his own hands. The thieves might have been arrested if Vance West had been able to get someone to help him. Vance West, 92, is a veteran and father of three. He lives by himself outside Bois d'Arc on more than 100 acres. “See, there's where they left,” he told a reporter, pointing out tire tracks. “They will be back. I think they will be back.” West says three men stole nearly $3,000 worth of equipment from...
  • Missouri House advances firearm discrimination measure

    03/09/2012 7:08:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 8 March, 2012 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has advanced legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers because they own or use guns.
  • LSU female goalkeeper Mo Isom to try out for PK

    03/06/2012 2:53:56 PM PST · by rawhide · 6 replies ^ | March 6, 2012 | Posted by Jerry Hinnen
    There's rarely a dull moment where LSU football -- the program of Les Miles, the "Honey Badger," Death Valley, etc. -- is concerned. And as if we needed any further evidence, the first week of the Tigers' 2012 spring camp could see even more SEC history being made on the bayou. Former LSU women's soccer goalkeeper Mo Isom will attempt to walk on to the Tiger roster Tuesday, putting her soccer-honed leg to the test in a tryout to become the team's newest placekicker. Isom would become the first female college football player in SEC history and just the second...
  • 1 killed, 13 injured by possible tornado in Mo.

    02/29/2012 5:31:20 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 1+ views
    -excerpt- Lt. Dana Eagan of the Dallas County Sheriff's Office says one person was killed and 13 others injured when a possible tornado hit a mobile home park south of Buffalo. She did not have any details on the person who died.
  • Forget the Oscars red carpet-Michelle Obama gives the A-list a run for their money...(Govs' Dinner)

    02/27/2012 6:51:00 PM PST · by maggief · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2012 | Tamara Abraham
    The photos only offered us a glimpse. But it was all we needed in order to know that Michelle Obama wore something special to the Governors' Dinner at the White House last night. Forget the Oscars red carpet, the First Lady's asymmetric gown gave the A-list a serious run for their money. The pale, cream-coloured gown had a crystal-embellished bodice in a design of leaves and flowers, and a chiffon bow at the shoulder.
  • Jury acquits father-in-law in Noel fatal shooting(MO)

    02/25/2012 5:57:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 23 February, 2012 | Jeff Lehr
    PINEVILLE, Mo. — A McDonald County jury decided Thursday that James Patterson acted in self-defense when he shot and killed his son-in-law, Marty Reece, in Noel more than two years ago. Jurors deliberated less than three hours before acquitting Patterson, 51, of charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in a two-day trial in Pineville. Circuit Judge Tim Perigo had dismissed a charge of attempted murder against Patterson’s wife, Kimberly, 47, before jury deliberations began. The judge’s call and the jury’s verdict left the Pattersons obviously relieved but drew bitter reactions from the family of the 32-year-old Reece, who...
  • Homeowner shoots at subjects after being attacked - Subjects flee to woods(MO)

    02/22/2012 6:14:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Kyle Quick
    New Haven, Mo. - Last night at approximately 7:17 p.m., deputies responded to the 3000 block of Kaiser Hill Road for a possible burglary in progress. The reporting party stated that he observed two white males, one wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and the second white male wearing a T-shirt. The two suspects were trying to break in through the basement. The reporting party grabbed a handgun and confronted the subjects. The victim stated that the subjects charged toward him but then ran towards the nearby woods. It appears the suspects were unable to make entry in to the residence....
  • Gingrich says he will not drop out of the race tonight [Nevada LIVE THREAD]

    02/04/2012 3:55:17 PM PST · by VinL · 450 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 2-4-12 | Hallow
    Newt Gingrich will stay in the Republican presidential nomination contest despite an expected loss to Mitt Romney in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, the former speaker told The Washington Times late Saturday afternoon. “We had excellent fundraising meetings and calls yesterday,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Super Tuesday and beyond look good.” The Georgia native thus dispelled rumors circulating in the press that his campaign had scheduled a press conference for late Saturday, after the results were in from the Nevada caucuses. “We will probably be a solid second here with [Rick] Santorum in last place,” Mr. Gingrich said, while acknowledging indirectly that attracting...
  • Greene County prosecutor defines 'Castle Doctrine' after citizens hold burglars at gunpoint(MO)

    02/02/2012 6:40:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Emily Wood
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County sheriff's deputies and Springfield police officers recently picked up five suspected burglars at two homes within four days. Cops said the arrests were thanks in part to alert citizens. In both instances, regular people tracked down the burglars and held them at gunpoint until officers arrived. Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson warns citizens, however, that although they might feel emboldened by a law that lets them defend themselves against intruders on their property, the law doesn't give them blanket permission to shoot an intruder. "I was fortunate that it turned out like it did....
  • Retired librarian holds three burglary suspects on property until police arrive(MO)

    02/01/2012 12:54:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Emily Wood
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --A retired school librarian and his brother-in-law held three burglars at gunpoint until police could get to a property on West Kearney Street near West Bypass on Monday morning. The three arrested men could face burglary charges. "It was way out of character for me," said Ken Richardson, the retired librarian. Richardson said, when he saw an unfamiliar vehicle parked in his family's driveway, he knew he had to do something. The home belongs to the grandmother of Richardson's brother-in-law. "Gary grabbed his gun and said, 'Let's get in the truck and go,'" said Richardson. Richardson said the...
  • Gingrich: It's a 2-person race for GOP nomination

    02/01/2012 10:48:52 AM PST · by Red Steel · 87 replies
    Aikens Standard ^ | 2/1/2012 12:39 PM | Shannon McCaffrey
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)-- Trounced in Florida, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday used the defeat to declare that he alone is the conservative alternative to GOP front-runner Mitt Romney. Gingrich ignored the fact that the other two candidates in the race -- Ron Paul and Rick Santorum -- chose not to run aggressive campaigns in the state. -snip- Gingrich's defiant pledge to continue on against Romney sets the stage for a bitter brawl for the Republican nomination that could last for months. Gingrich supporters Tuesday night hoisted signs that read "46 States to Go." -snip- "I just want to reassure...
  • Police oppose measure allowing guns in public buildings

    01/27/2012 11:13:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 27 January, 2012 | BRAD COOPER
    TOPEKA -- Police chiefs from nine Kansas universities and colleges Thursday came out against a measure that would allow concealed handguns in government buildings. “We are absolutely convinced the risk created by firearms on campus exceeds any actual benefit for self-protection,” said Richard Johnson, chief of police at the University of Kansas Medical Center. “It is our professional conviction that firearms do not enhance university security, but will contradict many of the best practices already in place.” Johnson represented a group that included police chiefs from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State, Pittsburg State, Johnson County Community...
  • KC Woman Scares Off 3 Intruders

    01/25/2012 9:58:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 23 January, 2012 | NA
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City woman was able to protect herself and her home from multiple intruders over the weekend. Neighbors said three people forced their way into the woman's home in the 7600 block of Richmond Avenue. The woman is a cat lover and neighbors said the intruders scratched at the woman's door to get her attention. "They know she had a lot of cats, and they tricked her and scratched on her door," said neighbor Regina Porter. "They ambushed her." Police said the intruders were looking for the basement, where multiple firearms were stashed away in...
  • Self-defense shootings to get closer scrutiny

    01/24/2012 1:21:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 23 January, 2012 | AP
    An increasing number of intruders in St. Louis are being gunned down by homeowners, due in part to a 2007 self-defense law known as the castle doctrine. But now, authorities are changing how they review apparent justifiable homicide cases.
  • Photo Gallery of a Delightful Woman Who Has Always Been Proud of Her Country

    01/14/2012 1:19:49 PM PST · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Directorblue ^ | January 14, 2012 | Doug Ross
    A right-wing Visigoth extremist has characterized the First Lady using, eh, inartful terms: "Angry Mooch-elle Angry Over “Angry Black Woman” Stereotype."I don't see it, myself. She's always been proud of her country, this one.
  • UPDATED: Woman Who Shot At Home Invader Charged With Drug Possession(MO)

    01/12/2012 2:18:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 6 January, 2012 | Brett Blume
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) - The woman who shot at an intruder in her Jefferson County home last night, allegedly had a lot of pot in her house. Jefferson County Deputies say they found “several pounds of marijuana packaged for distribution” in Judith Gilbert’s home. The 53-year-old is now in jail, charged with felony drug possession with intent to distribute. Gilbert told police that a man used pepper spray to force his way into her home last night. After she shot at him he fled…and remains at large. It’s not known if he was wounded. OUR PREVIOUS STORY: Sheriff’s investigators...
  • Speaker Gingrich says it is false and defamatory!

    01/06/2012 8:03:28 PM PST · by true believer forever · 234 replies · 1+ views
    Great Wire - Fox News Insider ^ | January 6, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    "It has recently come to our attention that your station has either been asked to run, or may soon be asked to run, various advertising spots produced by the Mitt Romney aligned SuperPAC “Restore Our Future” or Romney for President, the principal campaign committee of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Included among the Romney advertisements submitted to your station for broadcast are likely to be various advertisements which specifically mention Speaker Gingrich and purport to quote or reference the findings of a 1997 report issued by the House Select Committee on Ethics (the “Report”). The content of these advertisements state...
  • Local St. Louis Schools Use Bracelets to Monitor Children at School …And at Home

    01/05/2012 6:37:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 5,2012 | Jim Hoft
    St. Louis Today reported: When is the line crossed between better health and surveillance? In early 2012, wristwatch-like devices called Polar active monitors will be used by older students in PE classes at all 18 Parkway elementary schools. District officials say the devices should help improve the students’ fitness and academic achievement. Later this school year, the district plans to collect data about activity levels and even sleep patterns for a week at a time. It will have the students wear the devices round the clock. Some parents and legal experts are raising privacy concerns about at least that aspect...
  • Newt Hits Mitt With Full Page N.H. Ad

    01/03/2012 8:36:03 PM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 3, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    As Matthew Boyle noted, the ad wars for New Hampshire are about to heat up. Here is the full-page Union Leader ad that Mitt Romney can look forward to seeing when he arrives New Hampshire tomorrow…