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  • 3M Expansion In Springfield To Bring 90 New Jobs (Missouri)

    05/24/2017 5:24:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KTTS-FM ^ | May 24, 2017 | Don Louzader
    Global manufacturer 3M says it's upgrading its current facility in Springfield, and bringing 90 new jobs to town. The company says it's expanding with a $40 million investment to its plant on Chestnut Expressway near Highway 65, which will create the additional jobs over the next several years. Plant Manager Frederick James is calling it a win for both 3M and Springfield. "This investment builds upon our 50 years of successful operations in Springfield and our commitment to the community, James said in a news release. Governor Eric Greitens says he thanks 3M for its decision to invest in Missouri...
  • Outrage as Missouri lawmaker argues there is a 'distinction' between gay people and...

    05/12/2017 5:22:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 12, 2017 | Daily mail reporter
    FULL TITLE: Outrage as Missouri lawmaker argues there is a 'distinction' between gay people and 'being a human being' A Republican lawmaker in Missouri sparked an outrage after he said there was a 'distinction' between gay people and 'being a human being'. Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) was arguing against an amendment for Senate Bill 43 to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in matters of employment, housing or public accommodation. Making a case that the amendment would limit religious liberty, Brattin said: 'When you look at the tenets of religion, of the Bible, of the Qur’an, of...
  • Freshman enrollment at Mizzou to take a steep drop in August (PC fallout)

    05/07/2017 12:10:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    The University of Missouri-Columbia is expecting at least a 14-percent decline in incoming freshmen this fall, resulting in its smallest class in nearly two decades. Administrators project that about 4,000 freshmen will enroll in August. That’s down by about 700 students from 2016 and significantly lower than in 2015, when more than 6,000 enrolled. The shrinking numbers have been tied at least partly to the protests on campus in 2015 that followed reports of racism on and near campus. The school issued a news release Friday afternoon that mentions the enrollment decline only indirectly. “A class of this size gives...
  • Ferguson Protestor Edward Crawford Found Dead: Third Ferguson protestor to die in the past few years

    05/06/2017 10:40:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | May 6, 2017 | Taylor Crumpton
    Edward Crawford, an activist known for throwing a tear gas canister back at police officers in a viral photo during the 2014 unrest in Ferguson, Missouri was found dead on Thursday, May 4, from what police officers are describing as a self-inflicted gun wound. Crawford had participated in the protests that followed the death of Michael Brown at the hand of Officer Darren Wilson. According to the St. Louis Police Department, the 27-year-old shot himself in the head after talking with two women about "personal matters." Crawford's father disputes the claims, telling the St. Louis Post Dispatch that his son...
  • Daily newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

    05/04/2017 4:08:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets. The newspaper on Friday suspended Stacy Washington after a column entitled "Guns and the Media" disputed an anti-NRA article that argued since more Americans die from guns than from ISIS, the Second Amendment advocacy group is the greater danger. “[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with...
  • Severe floods ravage Doniphan, Van Buren; river at Cape keeps rising

    05/04/2017 7:48:00 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 14 replies
    The Dunklin Democrat ^ | May 2, 2017 | Marybeth Niederkorn
    Flood damage is mounting to the south and west of the Cape Girardeau area, with many victims in the hardest-hit areas experiencing loss of phone service, including cellphones, and in some places electricity and tap water. While those areas are seeing raging floods recede, those along the Mississippi are waiting as the big river is expected to crest at stages rivaling some of the highest marks on record. But whether affected by small rivers to the south and west or to the Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau, Missouri flood victims are bracing for another serious rain event forecast in just...
  • Class assignment to build toy gun sparks university lockdown [St. Louis U]

    05/03/2017 9:07:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2017 12:02 AM EDT
    An engineering student at Saint Louis University did too well on a class assignment to build a toy gun, creating a model so realistic that it prompted a campus-wide lockdown and hunt for a possible shooting suspect. The private, Catholic university in Missouri warned all students to shelter in place for hours Wednesday afternoon and evacuated a residence hall after reports of a man with a gun on campus and shots fired. Police and university officials eventually tracked the source of the scare to a toy gun. Students in the Aerospace and Mechanical “Engineering Manufacturing Procedures” class had been assigned...
  • Missouri Medical School May Lose Accreditation For Being Too White

    04/30/2017 4:47:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    The University of Missouri School of Medicine is facing the loss of its accreditation because they have too many white students and faculty. The media is acting like this is perfectly reasonable. From KCUR: STAT, a national publication that covers health, medicine and science, came out Wednesday with a lengthy story on the medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and it isn’t pretty. The publication says the med school is in danger of losing its accreditation next year because it has so few minority students and faculty. Note, if they lose their accreditation, STAT says their degrees would be...
  • CONSEQUENCES: Mizzou Loses More Students, Will Shut Down 3 More Dorms

    04/28/2017 10:40:56 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/28/2017 | Jim Hoft
    The University of Missouri has no one to blame for their current crisis but their own leadership. After the campus protests of 2016, they could have corrected course. Instead they did nothing to address the problem and now they’re paying the price. Mizzou enrollment plunge continues: Three more dorms shutting down next year
  • Got privilege? Kansas City preparing to host the national White Privilege Conference

    04/26/2017 1:12:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 3, 2017 | Joe Robertson
    They know it’s controversial to some, so the organizers of the White Privilege Conference aren’t looking for a lot of advance fanfare as its 18th annual gathering heads for Kansas City for the first time. It can be a volatile subject. Some 2,500 people — including college and high school students, teachers, university faculty, social activists, counselors, clergy and business people — gathered for the 17th annual conference in Philadelphia a year ago. The conference will run from April 27 to 30. Materials for the conference aim to make it clear both what the conference is about — and what...
  • DEF obtains OK to build frozen food plant in Joplin (400 jobs in Missouri)

    04/25/2017 8:47:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | April 24, 2017 | Jordan Larimore
    The largest building permit filed in the city of Joplin since the construction of the new Joplin High School has been issued for the beginning of work on a frozen food manufacturing plant in the Crossroads Center Business and Distribution Park. The permit, issued to Consolidated Construction on March 24, is worth just more than $29 million. That makes it the largest construction project in Joplin since Sept. 14, 2013, when a permit for $103 million was issued for work on the new JHS. Notable developments that DEF’s plant will outpace include the new public library at 20th Street and...
  • 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...