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  • Assault of Oakville HS principal captured on video ( St. Louis )

    11/03/2018 10:04:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KTVI ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2018 | KELLEY HOSKINS,
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A Vice Principal is assaulted in a video that is spreading like wildfire on social media. According to authorities, the brawl began when a staff member tried to break up a fight between three students. We are told St. Louis County Police took a 15-year-old and two 16-year-old students into custody. ... students laughing as the fight broke out and chaos erupted in the cafeteria at Oakville High School. Fox 2 was told the students tackled the assistant principal to the ground before pulling and kicking him on Monday. The attack prompting district officials to...
  • Jefferson County [MO] father, son killed in plane crash

    09/25/2018 2:00:54 AM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    FESTUS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- An airline pilot and his son were killed Thursday night when their small plane crashed near the Festus Memorial Airport after a mechanical failure. Police said Michael Metzger, 56, of Hillsboro, Missouri and his 20-year-old son Jacob, who lived in Iowa City, Iowa, were killed in the crash. Festus Memorial Airport Vice President Mike Bippen told News 4 the pilot was very experienced. "With him being an American Airlines pilot, I mean he's probably got more hours than all of us put together," said Bippen. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Metzger's were returning...
  • Soulard homeowner chased into his house by gun-wielding individual

    08/20/2018 10:09:35 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    Fox2Now St Louis ^ | 08/17/18 | Derrion Henderson
    A Soulard resident’s return home came with quite the unwelcoming surprise when an unknown gunman tried to make his way inside. “There’s a part of me that’s still in shock,” said the homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous. The homeowner caught the intense encounter all on his surveillance video.
  • 12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

    08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 139 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2016 | Destination Tips
    Camden, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio New Haven, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee Stockton, California Birmingham, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Oakland, California Modesto, California Reno, Nevada St. Louis, Missouri
  • Trump visits Granite City Thursday, home to reopened U.S. Steel mill (Illinois)

    07/22/2018 8:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 22, 2018 | Lynn Sweet
    President Donald Trump is making his first visit to Illinois since becoming president, making a stop in Granite City on Thursday where he is expected to tout the reopening of a U.S. Steel Corp. mill. The White House announced Sunday night Trump will swing through Granite City, in southern Illinois near St. Louis and Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday. The Trump administration has been highlighting U.S. Steel’s Granite City mill as a trade war success story even as the tariffs have sparked concerns in other sectors, with alarms sounded by Illinois farmers whose main crop is soybeans. The visit will have...
  • 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...
  • Suspects in more than 100 car break-ins released on bail, angering St. Louis alderman

    05/17/2018 5:08:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | May 17, 2018 | Christine Byers
    ST. LOUIS • Alderman Jack Coatar says Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office didn’t do its job after a band of car break-in thieves was released on bail. Police believe six suspects committed more than 100 car break-ins mostly in downtown neighborhoods since at least 2014. Initially, their bail was set at $150,000. But Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway reduced bail for three of them to $50,000 on April 27. They were allowed to post 10 percent of it, which they did, and were released. Two of those suspects, Lamonte Brown, 34, and Jason Holmes, 38, were charged with three counts each of...
  • Top Boeing executives in St. Louis to introduce first Super Hornet jets to get upgrades

    05/06/2018 9:30:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 4, 2018 | Brian Feldt
    Boeing executives, including president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, welcomed on Friday the first of potentially hundreds of well-used Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets that will return to the company’s north St. Louis County campus for upgrades designed to extend the life of the Navy’s workhorse aircraft. The fighter jet, with just under 6,000 flight hours under its belt, is one of four Block II Super Hornets that will be delivered to Boeing this year to undergo an 18-month Service Life Modification (SLM) program meant to extend the flight hours of the aircraft carrier-based fighter to 9,000 hours. Moving forward, funded by...
  • STL’s white refugee syndrome

    03/29/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | February 12, 2015 | CHARLES JACO
    Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, “Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville.” An entire library wing could be devoted to white flight in the Gateway City. From James Neal Primm’s 1998 Lion of the Valley to Colin Gordon’s 2009 Mapping Decline to 20 years of the Where We Stand reports from the East-West Gateway Council...
  • 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...
  • It wasn’t enough that, years ago, George Soros fanned the flames of protests in Ferguson, MO.

    02/26/2018 1:40:15 PM PST · by elephant · 5 replies
    BreitBart.com ^ | 25 Feb. 2018 | Steve Hantler
    Soros’ Washington-DC based super PAC gave St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner almost $200,000 to make sure she carried his water once elected. And she has: She’s softened enforcement of crimes and, worse, has used the powers of her office to recklessly pursue an investigation against the Governor. That investigation culminated in an indictment this past week—which means that Missouri taxpayers are, yet again, on the hook for spending taxpayer money for frivolous cases, thanks to George Soros.
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Chris Long says he won’t visit Trump’s White House if Eagles win Super Bowl

    01/29/2018 5:03:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Jay LeBlanc
    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long said he won’t visit President Trump’s White House if his team defeats the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday. “No, I’m not going to the White House,” Long said in an interview on Barstool Sports’ podcast Pardon My Take. “Are you kidding me?” Long, who was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is playing in his 10th NFL season, played for the Patriots last season. He was one of several players who skipped the team’s White House visit after New England defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI....
  • Fodor’s says this U.S. state is a ‘no go’ zone along with Myanmar and Cuba (Mizzou)

    01/10/2018 1:07:55 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 53 replies
    www.MarketWatch.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Kari Paul
    Missouri made this ignominious list for safety and social justice issues in 2017, after the NAACP issued a travel advisory there due to numerous shootings of unarmed black men.Missouri has lax gun laws compared to other states, gun control advocates say, and one of the highest rates of shooting deaths in the country.
  • Tribune Editorial: ICE crackdown is making all of us less safe

    05/30/2017 1:26:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    sltrib.com ^ | May 23, 2017
    It's how dictators operate. Pick a relatively small, politically powerless group of people and portray them as objects of fear and derision. Then swoop in with the power of the state to arrest members of that disfavored group and reap the political benefits of protecting the state from the threat that you invented. This is why the current administration's move to arrest and deport more people who are in the United States without proper documentation, but who have committed no other crime, is so troubling and so counter to what America should stand for. Whether by design or default, this...
  • ‘Awash in guns’ — St. Louis leaders ask residents to hand in guns for cash

    12/25/2017 10:24:26 AM PST · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 12/23/17 | Kelsey Ryan
    St. Louis city leaders hope that a program to give cash in exchange for guns Saturday will help curb the city’s increasing violence. But experts say gun buybacks — while popular — are ineffective. That doesn’t sway the St. Louis mayor. “Frankly, if we get one, or two, or 10 guns off the street that would have been used in a serious crime, I will consider that a success,” Mayor Lyda Krewson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “There is not one thing that we can do that will solve this. We have to do a lot of different things on...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Charged With Racially Motivated Gun Crime

    12/05/2017 6:39:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is a wild story, albeit a local one, coming from Missouri. A top fundraiser for the Democratic Party has been arrested and charged with a racially motivated gun crime. Matthew Lieberman is accused of drawing a handgun at two locations, firing shots, and shouting racial epithets. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that surveillance footage captured Lieberman with a firearm, along with shell casings at the scene that matched those found in his car. He was arrested on November 29. His bail has been set at $250,000 (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch): Veteran Democratic fundraiser Matthew Lieberman has been charged...
  • St. Louis pizza driver kills robbery suspect during delivery, police say

    12/04/2017 4:53:14 AM PST · by fungoking · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/3/17 | staff
    A St. Louis pizza driver shot and killed a 17-year-old youth who police said was one of two suspects trying to rob him during a delivery Thursday night. Police identified the dead man as Lavon Courtney Jr., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. One suspect struck the driver on the head with a firearm, then ran back to his vehicle while shooting, police told St. Louis' Fox 2. The pizza driver returned fire with his own weapon, striking one suspect and prompting the other to flee, the report said. The delivery driver called police after arriving back at the pizza shop,...
  • Suspect shot after attempt to carjack St. Louis investigators; officer injured

    11/29/2017 10:02:42 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Fox2 ^ | 28 Nov 2017 | DANIELLE SCRUGGS,
    Detectives with the Special Operations Division were parked in an unmarked vehicle in the 5900 block of Page. They were wearing tactical gear with the words "Police" across their chests. A man got out of the vehicle at at stoplight at around 11:20 a.m. and pointed an AK-style weapon at them. He told the officers to get out of the vehicle... The 21-year-old suspect from north St. Louis County was shot in the arms and legs. He dropped to the ground.
  • Renewable Energy – By Royal Decree!

    11/04/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2017 | Paul Driessen
    In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of its electricity with fossil fuel and nuclear power, 1.6% with hydroelectric, and just 1.5% with wind and solar. The St. Louis Metro Area did roughly the same. But now, by royal decree, the St. Louis City Crown has made it clear, the climate must be perfect all year – and by 2035 the city will somehow, magically be powered by 100% “clean, sustainable” electricity. The Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution calling for this to happen – via tougher energy efficiency measures and a transition to wind and solar power. The decision was...