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  • Supreme Court appears ready to break down a church-state barrier in certain circumstances

    04/21/2017 5:49:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 April 2017 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to break down at least part of the longstanding church-state barrier that has prevented religious schools from receiving public funds. The justices gave a skeptical hearing to a Missouri lawyer who was defending the state’s decision to reject a grant request from a Lutheran preschool seeking to participate in a state program that provides money to schools to rubberize the surface of their playgrounds. Missouri’s constitution, like those in at least 36 other states, bars sending tax money to churches and church schools. But most of the justices signaled they will rule for...
  • Abstrakt Marketing Group looks to add 100 jobs and help revive Laclede's Landing (Missouri)

    04/20/2017 10:18:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jacob Barker
    Metro transit’s former headquarters in Laclede’s Landing is slated to be converted into 26 new apartments and offices for hundreds of new workers that a marketing agency next door plans to add. St. Louis Development Corp. approved on Thursday using $5 million in New Markets Tax Credits for the $11 million project led by Brian and Mike Minges of Advantes Development, according to an SLDC report. Advantes plans to put 26 apartments into the rehabbed, century-old warehouse that from 1982 until 2015 housed the offices of the region’s mass transit operator, Metro. Metro is now based in the Metropolitan Square...
  • Gunman 'randomly' opens fire on Laclede Gas workers in St. Louis

    04/20/2017 11:38:51 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 68 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Post-Dispatch Staff reporters
    A gunman "randomly" opened fire Thursday morning on Laclede Gas employees working in the city's Hamilton Heights neighborhood, killing two before shooting and killing himself, police and a witness said. The shooting was reported about 11:16 a.m. in the 5900 block of Minerva Avenue, on the western edge of the city. Police said two Laclede Gas workers, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s, were fatally injured when the gunman "randomly" fired at them, according to St. Louis Police Capt. Mary Warnecke. The gunman then killed himself, though that appears to have been at a different location.
  • Johnson County (no, not that one) lands $110M Dollar Tree facility (375 jobs in Missouri)

    04/18/2017 5:20:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Business Journal ^ | April 18, 2017 | Rob Roberts
    Dollar Tree Inc. will build a new $110 million, 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility in Johnson County. Too bad for the Kansas City metro area that it will be in the Johnson County, Mo., city of Warrensburg — not in Johnson County on the Kansas side. The Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday that Dollar Tree (Nasdaq: DLTR) will create 375 jobs within three years at the new facility, which will support the retailer’s store network in the Midwest. Tim Cowden, CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council, said Dollar Tree was “only considering rural markets within the KC...
  • US University Supports Indian Students Post Donald Trump's Travel Ban

    04/17/2017 9:19:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hans India ^ | April 18, 2017 | IANS
    Against the backdrop of immigration rules proposed under US President Donald Trump, the Missouri State University in the US on Friday announced its support for Indian students and said that it wants Indian students to "stay on in the university". "Missouri State University (MSU), a long-established university of mid-west US, announces that the university values the presence of all Indian students. MSU wants Indian students to be in the university, to be engaged in university activities, and to be successful," said a statement from the varsity. It said that since the decision on travel ban in January, the university has...
  • Missouri teacher accused of sexual misconduct faces 20 felonies

    03/23/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox2 ^ | march 23, 2017 | AP
    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A suspended northwest Missouri teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with 10 teenage students. Thirty-nine-year-old Rodney Thomas, of Cameron, was charged Tuesday in DeKalb County with 20 felonies, including statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
  • Mother Intervenes When Man Allegedly Pulls Toddler’s Diaper Down, Tries to Sodomize....

    03/14/2017 8:26:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    KTLA ^ | march 13, 2017 | Tribune Media Wire,
    FULL TITLE: Mother Intervenes When Man Allegedly Pulls Toddler’s Diaper Down, Tries to Sodomize Her at Missouri Playground A Missouri man is in custody and faces multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted a 2-year-old girl at a playground in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday. William L. Bates Jr., 24, of Kansas City, is charged with first-degree attempted sodomy, and attempted statutory sodomy with a person less than 12 years old, according to KTLA sister station WDAF. A 2-year-old girl was playing on a swing at Kemp Playground near Ninth and Harrison streets when Bates began “eyeballing” her children, the girl’s...
  • 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.
  • Kansas City Bombing Scheme Becomes First Terror Plot of 2017

    03/10/2017 2:39:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 6, 2017 | Riley Walters
    The FBI arrested Robert Lorenzo Hester on Feb. 17 and charged him with planning bombings in Kansas City, Missouri. The FBI said Hester, of Columbia, Missouri, plotted with undercover agents to use pipe bombs, some fitted with nails for maximum damage, to attack a train station and nearby buses.This was the 94th confirmed Islamist-inspired terror plot or attack within the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2011.The FBI said it became aware of Hester, 25, when he showed an affinity for the Islamic State, or ISIS, on social media.Hester made contact with an undercover FBI employee one day before being arrested in...
  • Man Arrested For JCC Bomb Threats Appears To Be Former Journalist Fired For Fabrication

    03/03/2017 8:00:35 AM PST · by springwater13 · 54 replies
    Juan Thompson, the St. Louis native arrested for making bomb threats against Jewish centers, evidently used to write at left-wing website The Intercept before being fired for fabrication. Here’s Mediaite’s report on his firing a year ago. News website The Intercept issued a mass retraction and correction Tuesday after admitting that one of their writers regularly fabricated sources and impersonated sources with fake Gmail accounts. “An investigation into [Juan Thompson]’s reporting turned up three instances in which quotes were attributed to people who said they had not been interviewed. In other instances, quotes were attributed to individuals we could not...
  • Senate Dems Facing Tough 2018 Races Avoid Town Halls

    02/27/2017 6:25:32 AM PST · by scooby321 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/2017 | Kerry Pickett
    Town halls centered around rowdy crowds disrupting Republican members of Congress grabbed headlines recently, but certain Senate Democrats facing tough reelection races next year have avoided in-person town halls in their own states all together. The Associated Press reported Friday Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Bill Nelson of Florida, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Joe Manchin West Virginia all decided against going to town halls to speak to and answer questions from their constituents, preferring to communicate through tele-town halls, e-mail opinion surveys, social media and speeches.
  • Kansas City Bar Shooting: Hero Ian Grillot Says Indian He Saved Is His New Best Friend

    02/23/2017 8:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2017
    It was supposed to be just another evening for Ian Grillot who had walked into his favourite bar to unwind and catch the local football game. Instead, the 24-year-old is now firmly in the spotlight after getting wounded while trying to save two Indians from gunfire. As shots rang through the downtown Kansas City bar on Thursday, Grillot ducked behind a table and when he thought the gunman was out of bullets, he lunged at the man. But as the Kansas City Star reported, the man had still one round left and shot Grillot through the arm and chest. “I...
  • Kansas City Bar Shooting Kills Indian, Attacker Shouted ‘Get Out of my Country’

    02/23/2017 7:39:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2017
    US prosecutors charged a 51-year-old man with murder and attempted murder on Thursday after he allegedly started shooting in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing an Indian and injuring two others, in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated. Authorities repeatedly declined at a news conference to say whether the shooting was a hate crime although local police said they were working with the FBI to investigate the case. A bartender at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, said that.
  • Hillary Clinton Lashes Out at POTUS Trump Over Jewish Cemetery Desecration in Missouri

    02/21/2017 8:44:08 AM PST · by davikkm · 61 replies
    Local officials are calling the vandalism an act of intolerance and hate. An up-close look at the damaged headstones at Chesed Shel Emeth, the historic Jewish cemetery in University City. @ksdknews pic.twitter.com/UNtBqSJxiO — Kiya Edwards (@KSDKkiya) February 21, 2017 Now this… Former Democratic presidential candidate lashed out at President Donald Trump following the desecration.
  • Armed Robber Shot by Victim's Neighbor, Police Say

    02/19/2017 3:52:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | Doyle Murph
    An armed robber in north St. Louis County was blindsided by a not-so-passive bystander, who pulled out a gun of his own and opened fire, authorities say. Tre'von Johnson, 24, was in the midst of a stickup at 1:40 a.m this morning when the victim's neighbor intervened, according to St. Louis County Police. The neighbor peppered Johnson with bullets as the would-be thief ducked back in his vehicle and sped off. The incident happened in the 1700 block of Bradshaw Drive in north county's Dellwood municipality. Police found Johnson, who lives nearby on Harneyworld Drive, shortly after at the hospital,...
  • Fast Food Manager Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter over Bullied Teen Worker Who Killed Himself

    02/16/2017 12:28:44 PM PST · by simpson96 · 106 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | 2/16/2017 | Deborah Hastings
    A former Dairy Queen manager has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, accused of bullying a high school worker who committed suicide just days before Christmas, authorities said. Harley Branham, 21, made her first court appearance Tuesday in connection with the death of Kenny Suttner, 17, who shot himself outside his family’s home on Dec. 21 in Glasgow, Missouri. Red: Family of Teen Who Killed Himself After Being Bullied at School Considers Wrongful Death Suit: 'You Failed Danny' She did not enter a plea. She was released on $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May. Her attorney, Jeff Hillbrenner,...
  • Trump advisers’ tax credit plan for infrastructure has risks

    02/13/2017 10:01:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Business in Savannah ^ | February 7, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has promised to revitalize America’s aging roads, bridges, railways and airports, but a plan put forward by his economic advisers relies on a transportation financing scheme that hasn’t been tried before and comes with significant risks. The plan was set out just before the election by billionaire leveraged buy-out specialist Wilbur Ross, Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, and conservative economics professor Peter Navarro, whom Trump has tapped to head his National Trade Council. They recommended the government allocate $137 billion in tax credits for private investors who underwrite infrastructure projects. Ross and Navarro estimate that...
  • 6th graders attack classmate wearing MAGA hat, school suspends Trump supporter [w/video]

    02/07/2017 5:21:38 PM PST · by Hadean · 56 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 02/06/17 | Ryan Girdusky
    It’s normal for kids to get into scuffles and arguments, but not over politics. That’s what happened at a middle school in Chesterfield, Missouri when one sixth grader was attacked for wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, and his classmates recorded the assault. KMOV reported on Friday that the 12-year old was taunted, screamed at, and ultimately attacked by classmates for supporting the President. “You wanna build a wall, you wanna build a f****ing wall,” one student screamed at his classmate wearing the MAGA hat. Making matters worse, the school saw the videotape and suspended the sixth grader for defending...
  • School Suspends 12-Year-Old Boy Attacked on Bus for Wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat

    02/06/2017 8:11:24 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Katherine Rodriguez
    A 12-year-old boy in Missouri was attacked on a school bus by his peers for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat—and was suspended from school as a result. A cellphone video of the incident shows Gavin Cortina of St. Louis being bullied physically and verbally by his peers for expressing his political beliefs on a hat Wednesday, the Daily Mail reports. “You want to build a wall?” one student yells in the clip. “You want to build a f—king wall?” Things escalated quickly after that, according to Gavin. “At one point, he just got so frustrated he pushed me,”...
  • Missouri is close to becoming the 28th Right to Work state

    02/04/2017 8:32:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    You can’t really pin this one on the Trump Effect because it’s been in the works for a while, but Missouri’s legislature sent a new bill to the Governor this week which will be making some big changes on the labor front. If you were somehow able to buy stock in labor unions on Wall Street, this would be a good time to sell it because the Show-Me state is about to show forced unionization to the door. (St. Lois Today) A moment long dreaded by the state’s labor unions and their supporters arrived on Thursday, as Missouri lawmakers...