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  • Muslim Bus Rider Suffers Sudden Jihad Syndrome… Shoots Passenger Dead in Springfield (Video) (MO)

    09/11/2011 5:28:29 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10, 2011
    Mohamed H Dawod suffered a severe case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome today in Missouri. Dawod shot a passenger in the back and then was tackled by bystanders before he could kill anyone else. Police in Springfield, Mo., were seeking a motive in the killing there on Thursday of a man waiting to board a bus for St. Louis. Justin Hall, 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was preparing to board a Greyhound bus when he was shot in the back. Mohamed H. Dawod, 25, of Glendale, Ariz., was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting, the Springfield...
  • Numerous Springfield (MA) shooting incidents keep police busy

    09/06/2011 3:27:06 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    The Republican ^ | Conor Berry
    A flurry of back-to-back shooting reports kept police busy early Monday morning, just as the city's entertainment district was shutting down for the night and police were preparing to clear hundreds of people from Worthington Street and Stearns Square. Beginning just before 2 a.m. until around 2:30 a.m., police units were called to virtually every corner of the city for shooting reports, starting with an incident in the downtown entertainment district. In that incident, an altercation involving a pair of men and two women that allegedly began with an assault at the Shadow Lounge, 278 Worthington St., carried over to...
  • Girl killed in Andrew St. shooting

    08/25/2011 1:35:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 7 replies
    A young woman died after being shot in the head in Springfield late Wednesday night. Springfield Police Officer Rick Rodrigues told 22News that the victim, who is only being publicly identified as a "juvenile female," died at Baystate Medical Center at 11:19 Wednesday night. Springfield Police Detectives continue the investigation into her murder, the city's 15th of 2011 , and the second in a two-day period. Lt. John Slepchuk told 22News that they are looking for at least one suspect. As of right now, however, they still have no description to release.
  • Springfield (MA) unemployment rate climbs to 12.5 percent

    08/23/2011 6:23:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies · 10+ views
    Springfield and its surrounding cities and towns lost a collective 5,600 jobs in July, a further sign of a stalling economy. “It’s a continuous story. There is just too little demand for goods and services,” said Karl J. Petrick, an assistant professor of economics at Western New England University. “Probably the best we can hope for is slow growth. The best we can hope for is to just narrowly avoid sliding back into recession.” Springfield’s unemployment rate rose last month to 12.5 percent from 12 percent recorded in June, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development...
  • National poll: 25 percent of Springfield (MA) households with children report food hardship

    08/18/2011 8:57:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 47 replies
    The Republican ^ | Peter Goonan
    A national poll has found that approximately 25 percent of Springfield households with children report a hardship in affording food. The report by the Food Research and Action Center, based in Washington, D.C., ranks the Springfield metropolitan area as having the 37th highest “food hardship” rate among the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country. The rankings are based on data gathered in 2009 and 2010 as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index project, the center reported. “The food hardship rates in Springfield for households with or without children are unconscionable,” said Andrew Morehouse, executive director of The Food...
  • New Springfield NAACP President Talbert W. Swan II seeks branch resurgence

    07/20/2011 11:03:59 AM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    The Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, the newly elected president of the Springfield branch of the NAACP, said Thursday he anticipates a resurgence in the branch and expanded efforts to fight for improved education, health and social justice for communities of color. The election of Swan, pastor of the Spring Hope Church of God in Christ, was the first contested presidential election in more than a decade for the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Swan received 77 percent of the ballots cast to win over Charles Stokes, a community activist and former City...
  • Murder victim was in wrong place at wrong time

    07/13/2011 11:58:58 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 8 replies · 1+ views
    THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER ^ | Posted Jul 13, 2011 @ 11:00 PM | By AMANDA REAVY (amanda.reavy@sj-r.com)
    Steven Rogers was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The 22-year-old University of Illinois Springfield student, known for his bright smile, sense of humor and friendly nature, was watching a DVD with friends inside a Grandview apartment when a bullet passed through the outside wall of the building and struck him in the chest… “Steve didn’t have any enemies,” said his father, Frank, from Moline. “If he could help you, he would help you. He didn’t have to know you very well. He was that kind of guy.” Similar sentiments were expressed by those who knew him at...
  • Springfield police investigate city's 10th homicide of the year

    07/09/2011 6:32:18 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    The Republican ^ | July 7, 2011 | Ted LaBorde
    Police said a Springfield teenager was shot to death around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, just as a large house party was breaking up for the night in the city's Forest Park neighborhood. A city detective confirmed that the shooting victim was 18-year-old James Rosario, whose street address was not immediately available. Rosario died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to authorities, who continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to Springfield's 10th homicide of the year -- the city's second killing this week. This week's other homicide happened last Sunday in the city's McKnight neighborhood. Raul E. Vera, 38, was shot to...
  • Palmer Renewable Energy seeking millions from Springfield for revocation of permit

    06/25/2011 2:02:52 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Palmer Renewable Energy has filed a lawsuit against Springfield after the City Council voted last month to revoke the energy development firm's permit to build a wood-burning biomass plant in East Springfield. Although details of the civil complaint were not immediately available on Saturday, Springfield City Councilor Timothy J. Rooke confirmed that the city has received notice of the suit, which is reportedly seeking somewhere in the ballpark of $50 million. On May 23, the 13-member City Council voted 10-2 -- one member was absent for the May vote -- to revoke the Palmer-based developer's special permit to build a...
  • Looking for a new 9mm (vanity)

    06/10/2011 7:29:23 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 87 replies
    I am going to a gun show on Sunday and I have narrowed it down to 4 choices. I am not looking for a concealed/carry model since it will be for range shooting and home defense only. I also am not looking for a higher caliber, 9mm only. Does anyone have and experience/opinions on any of these? any feedback is greatly appreciated.
  • National Weather Service confirms three separate tornadoes struck Hampden County (MA)

    06/04/2011 1:17:28 PM PDT · by matt04
    The Republican ^ | Patrick Johnson
    SPRINGFIELD - The tornado that ripped through Springfield was the second strongest ever recorded in Massachusetts, with wind speeds estimated at 136 to 165 mph, an official with the National Weather Service said Friday. Meteorologist Eleanor Vallier-Talbot said preliminary investigations show that in areas hardest hit, the tornado was estimated as an EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita Damage Classification Scale. The scale classifies tornadoes on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most intense. The tornado that flattened Joplin, Mo., last month was considered an EF-5, with winds in excess of 200 mph. The highest rating recorded for a...
  • Police Officer Shoots & Injures Two People In Springfield

    06/03/2011 8:59:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | June 3, 2011
    SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) – Two people have been shot by police in a tornado-ravaged area of Springfield. Originally a police source told WBZ-TV that one person was killed. Police later stated that was not the case and the injuries are non-life threatening.
  • (MA) Tornado ranks as EF3 in worst hit areas

    06/03/2011 2:32:21 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The National Weather Service in Taunton is now able to confirm some information regarding the tornado that passed from Westfield through Springfield and eastward into Monson. Some of the hardest hit areas will be classified with a rating of EF3 or higher on the Enhanced Fujita damage classification scale.
  • National Guard called to Springfield

    06/01/2011 6:35:46 PM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Thomas Walsh, aide to Mayor Domenic Sarno told 22News that the City of Springfield has requested that the National Guard come to the city, where there has been damage from a tornado. Walsh said that all motorists are advised to stay at home and not venture out onto the roads, in order to give emergency workers time to get to where they need to go. Walsh said that the National Guard is on its way. The State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) has been called in to help search damaged buildings for the possibility that...
  • Small tornado flips semi on Memorial Bridge, Springfield Mass (VIDEO)

    06/01/2011 3:49:54 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 62 replies
    Wow, you can see the cars lined up in the right lane as the tornado follows the river south, then as it crosses the bridge, look at the lanes, the far side, as the tornado exits the bridge, there is a semi laying down in the left lane
  • Tornados In Worcester and SW of Boston MA - Track on NECN

    06/01/2011 2:54:53 PM PDT · by balls · 83 replies
    NECN is doing a stellar job of tracking two or three "historic" tornado storms.
  • Springfield (MA) police probe that left 28-year-old victim with gunshot wound to foot

    05/26/2011 11:30:48 AM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    SPRINGFIELD – Police are probing a shooting on State Street late Wednesday night that left a 28-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to his foot. The victim, found sitting in front of 327 State St., told police he did not know who his attackers were, Sgt. John M. Delaney said. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center, treated and released. Detectives determined that the victim has an active restraining order against him from a person who lives in the same neighborhood where he was shot in the foot.
  • Springfield ranked 12th 'most dangerous' city in U.S., but some question validity of list

    05/24/2011 10:01:03 PM PDT · by matt04 · 40 replies
    SPRINGFIELD – An online publication ranks Springfield as the 12th most dangerous U.S. city, putting it in the same company as metropolitan areas such as Detroit, St. Louis, Mo., and Philadelphia. The ranking of the top 25 most dangerous cities was compiled by Business Insider using numbers from the FBI’s most recent Uniform Crime Report data based on 2010 crime statistics. Springfield, with a population of 154,314, warrants inclusion on the list because it has a violent crime rate of 1,354 incidents for every 100,000 people. That is a higher per-capita rate than Boston at 903, Lowell at 1,155, and...
  • Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Springfield, Hadley, Pittsfield

    05/03/2011 2:23:01 PM PDT · by matt04 · 20 replies
    SPRINGFIELD — Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has announced plans to install three charging stations for plug-in electric cars as its parent company studies the future of rechargeable vehicles. Charging equipment has been installed at the company's headquarters in Springfield and at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hadley. A third location is planned for Pittsfield. WMECO President Peter Clarks says the company wants to better understand consumer charging patterns and preferences. He says soaring gasoline prices and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions make it clear the electric vehicles are a key component of the future of transportation.
  • MassMutual to lay off 75 IT employees from Springfield operation

    04/27/2011 8:29:18 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    SPRINGFIELD – MassMutual confirmed Wednesday night it will lay off 75 employees at its Springfield operation, primarily within the information technology department, as part of a restructuring, a company official said. Mark E. Cybulski, director of corporate relations, said the layoffs were the result of a review of operations for its Enterprise Technology Organization, which is in charge of information technology systems.
  • Anchor resigns after YouTube vid

    04/20/2011 7:57:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/20/11 | Jessica Heslam
    A former Channel 56 anchor has resigned from his TV anchor job in Springfield, telling the Herald he plans to get help for alcoholism after his booze-fueled, charity-event ramblings wound up on YouTube. “It’s something I’m going to seek treatment for,” said Paul Mueller, who said he was forced to quit his morning anchor gig at WGGB-TV on Monday. “I don’t know if I’ll ever return to the field of television news, because I may have ruined my career,” Mueller, 37, said yesterday. “I’ve always loved television news. I’ve always put that at the forefront of whatever I did in...
  • Springfield (MA) police exchange gunfire with assailants in downtown

    04/10/2011 10:20:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The Republican ^ | April 10, 2011 | Jeanette DeForge
    ... At about 2 a.m., two officers who were on special duty patrolling the downtown area heard multiple gunshots. They walked to the area near Barnes and Hillman streets, where they saw people shooting, Collins said. “They observed muzzle flashes indicating shots were being fired at them. One officer said he could hear the sound of bullets going by,” Collins said. The officers saw one man, who was armed with a gun, hide behind a mini-van. Shortly afterward, a car with three black men in it drove by the mini-van, and at one of the officers. That officer could not...
  • Springfield (MA) bus drivers fed up with student harassment, violence & lack of action by admin

    04/06/2011 3:52:21 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    SPRINGFIELD - School bus drivers in Springfield said they are tired of being harassed and enduring violence from students all while they are just trying to do their job, according to a report by CBS-3. School bus drivers joined school officials at a meeting Tuesday at the M. Marcus Kiley Middle School to try to work out a solution to the decades-old problem of unruly students. June Dakin, a long-time school bus driver, told reporters that young students from M. Marcus Kiley Middle School are some of the worst offenders and that the school's administration hasn't taken any action to...
  • City tries again for reimbursement from Obama campaign

    03/12/2011 8:42:25 AM PST · by SPI-Man · 14 replies
    The State Journal Register ^ | 03/12/2011 | SPI-man
    Dear President Barack Obama: Please pay up. Springfield Mayor Frank Edwards this week sent a letter asking the president to help see that the city is reimbursed for the expense associated with hosting Obama’s presidential campaign stop in Springfield in the fall of 2008.
  • Event: IGOLD (Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day) in Springfield, IL tommorrow 3/10 @ 11:00 AM

    http://www.illinoiscarry.com/ http://gunssavelife.com/ http://sangamoncorifleassociation.org/ http://www.facebook.com/ISRAgroup ISRA is proud to sponsor Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for 2011 Thursday, March 10, 2011 Check back for updates! IGOLD Links: Bus Info Train Info - New Volunteer Info IGOLD Shirts & Hats IGOLD Sponsor Hats IGOLD Raffle Tickets Flyer All Illinois gun owners are invited to join in Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) in Springfield in 2011. This is an annual event where everyone goes to lobby` their representatives in the Illinois House and Senate. The ISRA is partnering with local and internet organizations in Illinois to increase attendance and make a bigger...
  • Recommitment to Life Rally (Illinois State Capitol Rotunda), Springfield, IL 01/23/10 @ 2PM

    01/22/2011 11:37:33 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Springfield Right to Life ^ | January 22, 2010 | steelers6
    Featured speaker is Jane Brennan: "One Woman's Journey Out of the Darkness". Reception follows at the Howlett Building, former Hall of Flags (south of State Capitol)
  • Snow helps police catch robbery suspect

    01/14/2011 2:30:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    WWLP ^ | January 12, 2011 | Anthony Fay
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Wednesday morning’s snow may have helped Springfield Police to catch a man who allegedly robbed two pizza delivery drivers at gunpoint. Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney told 22News that around 2:15 A.M., officers arrested Darrius Patterson, 28, of Springfield on charges including armed robbery with a firearm and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. According to Delaney, two pizza delivery drivers from Six Corners Pizza called police after they said that they were robbed at gunpoint on Kensington Avenue by a black man wearing a “do-rag,” who had rotten teeth.
  • LATE BREAKING Springfield, IL Mayor Tim Davlin found dead in his home.

    12/14/2010 9:20:15 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 107 replies · 2+ views
    Twitter ^ | 14 DEC 10 | dcbryan1
    Developing LATE BREAKING - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Police: Springfield, IL Mayor Tim Davlin found dead in his home. 10 minutes ago via TweetDeck Will update as news comes in.
  • Newly elected Palatine Republican to forgo pension

    11/18/2010 11:31:02 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 13 replies
    Daily Herald (Chicago NW suburbs) ^ | 11/17/2010 | Kimberly Pohl
    Newly elected state Rep. Tom Morrison raised some eyebrows Tuesday during freshmen legislators’ orientation in Springfield when presented with paperwork to join the General Assembly’s lucrative pension system. That’s because he opted out a move officials can recall happening just once before. “Are you sure you want to do that?” one administrator asked him. The 35-year-old Palatine Republican, who succeeds six-term state Rep. Suzie Bassi in the 54th House District, realizes that forgoing his pension won’t make a dent in the state’s $13 billion deficit or $80 billion unfunded pension liability. But Morrison says he’s a proponent of self-sacrifice and...
  • Arab Radio Interview At Springfield VA Voting Station

    11/02/2010 11:31:10 AM PDT · by muawiyah
    Vanity | Nov 2, 2010 | Muawiyah
    Freeper Muawiyah interviewed by Arab Radio station (presumably) from Middle East (probably Hamas) in Springfield Virginia after voting.
  • Democrat Mayor of Springfield, IL Tim Davlin owes IRS $90,000; liens placed on mayor's home

    10/29/2010 10:58:17 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    State Journal Register ^ | October 29, 2010 | steelers6
    By BRUCE RUSHTON (bruce.rushton@sj-r.com) THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER Posted Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:30 PM Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin owes the federal government nearly $90,000 in unpaid income taxes, according to liens against the mayor’s home filed in the Sangamon County recorder’s office. The Notice of Federal Tax Lien, filed by the Internal Revenue Service in May, shows Davlin owes income taxes for the years 2003, 2005 and 2006. The total owed is $89,702.11, the lien notice says. “We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it remains unpaid,” the notice says. "Therefore, there is a lien in...
  • Effingham deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside [power plant

    09/13/2010 8:04:53 PM PDT · by Kabud · 12 replies
    savannahnow.com ^ | 9/9/2010 | DeAnn Komanecky; Jeff Nyquist; Kabud
    <p>SPRINGFIELD — Effingham County sheriff deputies have reported the early Sunday morning arrest of three men to the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force.</p> <p>The men, two from Russia and one from Kazakhstan, were found near Georgia Power’s Plant McIntosh on Old Augusta Road about 1 a.m. Sunday after a ranger with the Department of Natural Resources reported a suspicious vehicle, Effingham County sheriff’s spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.</p>

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison

    05/21/2010 5:08:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 321+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison ALEXANDRIA, VA—Carlos Bladimir Montoya, also known as "Ciego," 26, of Sterling, Va., was sentenced today to life plus a consecutive 120 months in prison for his role in the murder of a rival gang member on May 5, 2007. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District...
  • Obama campaign still owes Springfield $55,457

    04/29/2010 9:19:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 458+ views
    sjr.com ^ | 4/29/10 | THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER
    The city of Springfield is still trying to collect $55,457 for costs associated with hosting then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign stop in the fall of 2008, the city’s spokesman said Wednesday. Obama’s presidential campaign was sent a bill for $68,139 and still owes the city $55,457, according to Ernie Slottag, the city’s spokesman.
  • Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD 2010) in Springfield, IL March 10, 2010 @ 11:45 AM

    03/09/2010 8:00:23 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 2 replies · 358+ views
    IGOLD 2010 (Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day) ^ | March 9, 2010 | Illinois State Rifle Association
    BONUS : GOVERNOR PAT QUINN (D)-Chicago will be giving his budget hole address in the State Capitol tommorrow starting at NOON. The march of the Gun Owners to the Capitol begins at 1:00 PM. All Legislators will be in town tommorrow!! Don't miss this opportunity. ISRA is proud to sponsor Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for 2010 Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Starts at 11:45 AM We're going to have 10,000 people at IGOLD in 2010! That's 10k in '10! We need you there to do it! Check back for updates! IGOLD Links: Bus Info Train Info Volunteer Info IGOLD Shirts...
  • IGOLD (Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day) in Springfield, IL Wed March 10th, 2010 @ 11:45 AM

    03/03/2010 10:32:53 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 4 replies · 286+ views
    ISRA Illinois State Rifle Association ^ | March 3, 2010 | steelers6
    ISRA is proud to sponsor Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for 2010 Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Starts at 11:45 AM We're going to have 10,000 people at IGOLD in 2010! That's 10k in '10! We need you there to do it! Check back for updates! IGOLD Links: Bus Info Train Info Volunteer Info IGOLD Shirts & Hats IGOLD Raffle Tickets IGOLD Sponsorships Flyer All Illinois gun owners are invited to join in Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) in Springfield in 2010. This is an annual event where everyone goes to lobby` their representatives in the Illinois House and Senate....
  • Recommitment to Life Rally @ Illinois State Capitol Rotunda 2PM to 4PM Sunday January 24th

    01/22/2010 8:12:23 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 311+ views
    Springfield, IL Right To Life ^ | January 22, 2010 | steelers6
    January 24, 2010 Recommitment to Life, Illinois State Capitol Rotunda, 2 p.m. Enter by the North door and bring picture ID. The Speaker is Mark Harrington, Midwest Region Director, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform January 25 Publication of Signatures in the State Journal-Register newspaper.
  • Sarah Palin: Speaks to 5,000 Hits Obama On Spending & Body Slams LameStreamMedia (Videos & Photos)

    12/02/2009 10:19:18 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 8 replies · 756+ views
    I posted a VIDEO of the local news reporting outside the event but be wary as the report is a liberal and naturally twist her words. The MSM (and environmentalists) needs a beat down and Sarah Palin is leading the charge!! I also posted the video of Sarah Palin arriving. Point Lookout, Mo — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said tonight she doesn’t need an official “title to affect positive change” in the country. Palin told an estimated crowd of 5,000 packed in Keeter Gymnasium at College of the Ozarks that despite her resignation, she is moving on “in the battle...
  • Photos & Videos Of Sarah Palin In Springfield, Missouri

    12/02/2009 2:30:02 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 25 replies · 1,427+ views
    pringfield, MO - (KTVI-FOX2now.com) Thousands of fans will be "Going Rogue" in Springfield, Missouri Wednesday. Former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will sign copies of her new book on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Borders bookstore on Glenstone Avenue in Springfield. Many Palin fans and supporters camped out all night in the cold to for a chance to meet the Republican 'rock star.' Doors opened at 7 a.m. Palin is expected to arrive around 10 a.m. and sign copies of her book for about two hours. Palin also give the convocation speech at the College of...
  • Rally for Marriage at Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, IL @ NOON Today

    10/29/2009 6:05:12 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 325+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | October 29, 2009 | steelers6
    IFI E-Alert:: Marriage Rally and Lobby Day -- Oct. 29th 10/20/2009 8:10:00 AM By David E. Smith, Executive Director -Illinois Family Institute Approximately eight hundred Illinois citizens from around the state joined IFI & other Christian leaders in Springfield last year to rally, pray, and lobby for natural marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children. Click HERE to download a flyer to distribute at church and in your community. Join IFI and Illinois families from around the state to take a stand for protecting marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children! Plan...
  • Rally for Marriage at Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, IL Thursday, October 29th at NOON

    10/27/2009 7:42:09 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 4 replies · 510+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | October 27, 2009 | steelers6
    IFI E-Alert:: Marriage Rally and Lobby Day -- Oct. 29th 10/20/2009 8:10:00 AM By David E. Smith, Executive Director -Illinois Family Institute Approximately eight hundred Illinois citizens from around the state joined IFI & other Christian leaders in Springfield last year to rally, pray, and lobby for natural marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children. Click HERE to download a flyer to distribute at church and in your community. Join IFI and Illinois families from around the state to take a stand for protecting marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children! Plan...
  • Woman flashes $27,000 at Mass. bar, gets robbed (who would have thunk it?)

    10/23/2009 2:53:32 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies · 1,157+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 10/22/09 | n.a
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Massachusetts police say they are searching for two men suspected of robbing a woman of $27,000 after she flashed the cash in a Springfield bar. Sgt. John Delaney said on Friday that the 22-year-old woman was robbed Monday night by two men wearing dark clothing and bandanas, one armed with what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun...
  • Man Arrested for Making Coffee in Own Home While Naked

    10/22/2009 2:39:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies · 2,383+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 22 Oct 2009
    An American man who made coffee in his own home while nude is facing charges of indecent exposure. Eric Williamson, from Springfield, Virginia, was brewing coffee in his kitchen when a woman and a seven-year-old boy walked past the window and saw him. The woman complained to police who arrested Williamson shortly after the incident on Monday morning. Williamson, 29, insisted he did nothing wrong and that any exposure of his private parts were accidental. "Yes I wasn't wearing any clothes but I was alone, in my own home and just got out of bed. It was dark and I...
  • Investigation Nets Alleged Cocaine Traffickers in Springfield, Virginia

    10/22/2009 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 1,100+ views
    October 22, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Investigation Nets Alleged Cocaine Traffickers in Springfield, Virginia ALEXANDRIA, VA—Nine individuals were arrested this morning on cocaine trafficking charges as part of an ongoing investigation of cocaine dealers working in and around Springfield, Va. Two subjects were already in custody for unrelated state charges. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Joseph Persichini Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after the criminal complaint was unsealed and the defendants...
  • Springfield Nazis get punked by the Jewish Community Relations Bureau

    06/04/2009 1:51:12 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 25 replies · 1,148+ views
    The Pitch ^ | June 3, 2009 | Nadia Pflaum
    The Springfield, Missouri, chapter of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi organization, thought it would be cute to adopt a section of highway along West Bypass between Sunshine and Farm Road 142. MoDOT allowed them to put up a sign along the road bearing the group's name, and members posed with it, Seig Heil-ing and whatnot (pictured). Afterward, they went home, put on their swastika-print jammies and drifted off to thumb-sucking sleep, secure in their white pride. Then, along came the Jews to ruin everything. The Jewish Community Relations Bureau, based here in KC, approached Kansas City Rep. Jason Holsman...
  • Tea Party draws hundreds in protest(Springfield, MA)

    04/16/2009 2:54:49 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 14 replies · 673+ views
    WWLP ^ | April 15, 2009 | Julie Tremmel
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Some people think they're Taxed Enough Already. T.E.A. Party organizers say they're angry at federal spending since President Barack Obama took over. Protesters gathered to denounce big government spending at the Springfield Post Office on Wednesday, tax deadline day. Taxpayers waved signs that read everything from "Give us liberty, not debt," to "Born free, taxed to death." Tea parties are being held across the country protesting government spending and rising taxes, including one in Springfield. The organizers got their inspiration from the Boston Tea Party, a protest over taxed tea that took place in Boston Harbor...
  • OK, gun gurus...Glock or Springfield XD-M? (vanity)

    04/08/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 123 replies · 5,160+ views
    Free Republic | April 8, 2009 | Choose Ye This Day
    I'm finally buying a handgun this week, after a long time wanting one, my wife finally relented. I know I want a 9mm. (No, I don't want anything bigger than that.) It's mostly for target shooting, and to have around the house, not for concealed carry. The two I'm interested in are the Glock and the Springfield Armory XD-M. I'm torn between the two. Those that know handguns far better than I do...which would you choose, and why?
  • Illinois Reform Commission Meeting, February 23, 2009 @ UI-Springfield from 11AM to 1:30PM

    02/22/2009 10:02:57 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 260+ views
    Reform Illinois Now ^ | February 22, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    Illinois Reform Commission P.O. Box A3935, Chicago, IL 60690 ź Phone: 312.324.8486 ź Fax: 312.324.9486 For Immediate Release Contact: Lori G. Anger, Media Relations 312.324.8685 ILLINOIS REFORM COMMISSION TO MEET IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS TO TACKLE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM CHICAGO (February 20, 2009) – The Illinois Reform Commission (IRC) will hold its next meeting in Springfield, Illinois on Monday, February 23, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meeting, the first of two on the topic of campaign finance reform, will take place at the University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, in Conference Room C/D on the First Floor...
  • Judge throws out $2 million worth of drugs, gun as evidence in case against Springfield man

    02/03/2009 7:30:23 AM PST · by joeu01 · 93 replies · 2,921+ views
    The Republican Newsroom ^ | Feb. 2, 2009 | Buffy Spencer
    Judge throws out $2 million worth of drugs, gun as evidence in case against Springfield man called 'big fish' drug trafficker SPRINGFIELD - Saying the actions of a veteran state trooper and a Holyoke police detective amounted to "lawlessness," a judge has refused to allow close to $2 million worth of cocaine and a loaded handgun to be used as evidence to prosecute a Springfield man described as a "big fish" in drug trafficking. The ruling by in Hampden Superior Court marks the third time in a month that judges have thrown out evidence in cases being prosecuted by the...