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  • Cities are banning drive-thrus to improve Americans' health — but will it work?

    10/16/2019 6:25:46 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 48 replies
    msn ^ | 10/16/2019 | Erica Chayes Wida
    A growing number of local legislatures in cities across the country want to put an end to drive-thru windows. In August, Minneapolis became the latest city to pass an ordinance banning the construction of new restaurant drive-thrus. Officials say the ban will help curb pollution, make the city more walkable and improve health problems pertaining to obesity. Other places that have enacted similar measures say they are aiming to combat traffic, cut carbon monoxide emissions and litter. Thus far, cities in California, Missouri and New Jersey have implemented similar bans. Still, many consumers are worried about one of their favorite...
  • St. Louis Blues visit the White House

    10/15/2019 2:00:22 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 28 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Tommy McCardle
    The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues visited the White House and met with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. A tradition of North American sports teams visiting the U.S. capital dates back to at least 1865 , but the practice has grown divisive under the Trump administration. The White House livestreamed the public ceremony on YouTube, which fans can watch below. President Trump complimented multiple Blues players, including Alex Steen, Jaden Schwartz and Jordan Binnington for their play during the team's championship run during his speech. He also recognized superfan Laila Anderson , who was in attendance...
  • [GOPe] Metro East Congressman John Shimkus pulls Trump support after Syria decision

    10/10/2019 11:01:37 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 45 replies
    KMOX ^ | October 10, 2019 | Brian Kelly
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As the battle between Democrats and Republicans over impeachment continues on like a heatwave in August, President Trump makes moves to remove U.S. troops from Syria. Just hours after the decision to leave Syrian Kurds to fend for themselves against Turkey, Illinois Congressman John Shimkus calls the President's decision "terrible and despicable." Shimkus goes on to tell KMOX's Mark Reardon that he told staff "to take my name off the I support Donald Trump list" and that he is "saddened for the Kurdish people."
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Planned Parenthood has been building a secret "mega-clinic" in the Metro East (Abortion)

    10/02/2019 11:24:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    KMOV4 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Kate Smith / CBS News
    (CBS News/ KMOV) -- After over a year of secret construction, Planned Parenthood announced its newest abortion facility on Wednesday: an 18,000-square-foot mega-clinic in Fairview Heights. The new location is just 13 miles away from Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic, a facility in St. Louis fighting to keep its license. Since August 2018, Planned Parenthood has used a shell company to construct the facility, leaving no public trace that the former medical office would become one of the largest abortion clinics in the country. CBS News first visited the site in August, while it was still being built. Colleen McNicholas,...
  • Man Accused of Traveling From Missouri to Spark Bay Area Fires Charged With 15 Arson Counts

    09/28/2019 6:01:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/27/2019
    Freddie Owen Graham of Lone Jack, Missouri, was jailed Thursday on $500,000 bail. Authorities say he set 13 fires on Friday and Saturday Although the blazes caused no injuries or structural damage, they took dozens of firefighters using aircraft, bulldozers and other equipment hours to extinguish. One blaze, near the Calaveras Reservoir, blackened less than a quarter of a square mile. Prosecutors say Graham drove through a foothill area northeast of San Jose, throwing flaming paper out of his car as he went. Graham, who traveled to California from the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Lone Jack, has no obvious...
  • ‘Cockroaches rained down’: Healthy Homes inspection empties one apartment building

    09/21/2019 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 4, 2019 | Allison Kite
    Kansas City officials, using a new housing inspection law, have moved residents out of a troubled Northland apartment building where they found roaches, severe plumbing problems and other dangerous health violations, the Health Department announced in a news conference Wednesday. In the building, city officials and elected leaders said they saw caved-in ceilings, mold and damp carpets. During their visit Friday, they walked through human excrement in an apartment where sewage had backed up into the toilet, sinks and bathtub. “Disgusting is the best way I can tell you what I saw,” Councilman Dan Fowler, who represents the area, said...
  • Judge denies Missouri request to allow 20-week abortion ban

    09/19/2019 7:58:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    KMOV4 ^ | SEPT. 19, 2019 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for further court action. The Kansas Star reports that U.S. District Court Judge Howard Sachs had previously paused parts of Missouri's new abortion law. It was set to go into effect Aug. 28 and criminalizes abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. It also triggered bans at 14, 18 and 20 weeks if the initial eight-week ban was found unconstitutional.
  • Missouri's eight-week abortion ban blocked hours ahead of implementation

    08/27/2019 5:24:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | AUG 27, 2019 | Kate Smith
    Missouri's eight-week abortion ban was temporarily blocked from being implemented by a federal judge on Tuesday. The regulation was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday. State legislators in May passed the "Missouri Stands for the Unborn," act, a sweeping piece of anti-abortion legislation. In addition to banning the procedure after eight weeks into a woman's pregnancy, the legislation includes a "trigger law" and a ladder of less-restrictive time limits ranging from 14 to 20 weeks, depending on what the courts find to be constitutional. In late July, Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Paul Weiss LLP —...
  • A False Narrative About "Impoverished" Ferguson, MO That Just Won't Die

    08/18/2019 5:29:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/12/2019 | Joseph Duggan
    FERGUSON, Missouri -- Five years ago this week, the national and international mass media descended upon Flyover Country to flood the airwaves and printing presses with a “narrative” about this suburban community not far from downtown St. Louis. Social unrest had erupted when a young black man, Michael Brown, was shot to death during a struggle with a white police officer.Disruptive demonstrators – most of them recruited from out of town – rioters, arsonists, and looters brought a halt to business in Ferguson for weeks. The town was presented by the world media as a hellhole of dire poverty, urban...
  • Terrorist Threat for MO Walmart Open Carry Rejected by Prosecutor

    08/17/2019 2:58:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Green County Prosecutor in Missouri refused to charge Dmitriy Andreychenco with terrorist threat in the first degree. The charge was made in the 2nd degree. Dmitriy was open carrying in a Walmart U.S.A. –-( At about 4:10 p.m. on 8 August, 2019 Dmitriy Andreychenco parked in the parking lot of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield, Missouri. He took an tactical ballistic vest out of the car, put it on, and slung a AR type rifle. He walked into the store. He was open carrying and testing his Second Amendment rights, as confirmed by his wife and his...
  • Washington Post: Four Pinocchios To Kamala Harris, Liz Warren Over Ferguson Murder Claim

    08/13/2019 10:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Vox tried teeing this up yesterday while distancing themselves from the truth, but the Washington Post delivers on its fact-check against Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Both Democratic presidential candidates campaigned last week on the need to solve the “murder” of Michael Brown in Ferguson five years ago. Chief fact-checker Glenn Kessler calls them both out for their “galling” refusal to acknowledge that the Department of Justice found plenty of witnesses to contradict the charge that Brown had been “murdered”: Witness 102, a 27-year-old biracial man: “Brown was ‘wrestling’ through the window, but he was unable to see what...
  • Springfield Walmart Open Carry of Rifle Becomes Panic Driven by Media Contagion

    08/13/2019 2:29:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 107 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 4:10 p.m. on 8 August 2019, Dmitriy Andreychenco walked into the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield, Missouri. He had a slung AR-type rifle and was wearing a T-shirt and tactical vest. He obtained a shopping cart and was videoing himself on a cell phone while pushing the cart through the store. He did not threaten anyone, point the rifle at anyone, or make any threats that are known at this time.A manager at the store pulled the store alarm, causing a panic while customers evacuated the store. Dmitriy evacuated with the other customers. As he left the store,...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Ferguson Lie

    08/12/2019 6:00:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/10/2019 | christopher tremoglie
    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren yesterday tweeted: @ewarren 5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times. I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on. 36.2K 2:59 PM - Aug 9, 2019 This is an outright lie, one day after Warren complained of the dangers of rhetoric. Michael Brown was not murdered. Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson in an act of self-defense. This is why the...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Fact-Checks 2020 Democrats Over The ‘Murder’ Of Michael Brown

    08/11/2019 12:39:34 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 8/11/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson fired back at Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren over a tweet memorializing the 2009 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown’s death on August 9, 2009, at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, sparked nationwide protests as the public seized on later-debunked claims that Brown had thrown up his hands in surrender prior to Wilson shooting him.
  • Understanding Legalities of Walmart Rifle/Body Armor Event

    08/10/2019 12:55:54 PM PDT · by old-ager · 66 replies
    Andrew Branca's Law of Self Defense ^ | Aug. 10 2019 | Attorney Andrew Branca
    I’ve received a lot of requests to comment on the recent arrest of a man who walked into a Springfield MO Walmart carrying a rifle, wearing body armor, and packing over 100 rounds of ammunition (all that according to news reports, of course). The man was held by gunpoint by another patron of the store, an off-duty firefighter, and turned over to responding Springfield police a few minutes later. The most common question sent my way is whether the patron who held the rifle-armed man at gunpoint did so unlawfully—what was the patron’s legal justification for threatening deadly force against...
  • Missouri Walmart threat suspect ID'd by police, mug shot released [Update--increasing strangeness.]

    08/09/2019 3:22:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    Police in Missouri identified the armed suspect that entered a Springfield Walmart on Thursday as 20-year-old Dmitriy Nickolayvich Andreychenko,...charge of making a terroristic threat in the first degree...intent was "to cause chaos."...According to a Facebook page that appeared to be Andreychenko’s, he is originally from Portland, Oregon but lives with his wife in Springfield. He studied EMS/EMT at Ozarks Technical Community College.
  • Community events planned for fifth anniversary of Michael Brown shooting ('Gentle Giant')

    08/09/2019 6:14:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies ^ | Aug. 9, 2019 | KATHERINE HESSEL
    FERGUSON, Mo. – It has been five years since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson. In that time, Ferguson has grown as a city. The mayor has said he doesn’t want the anniversary to reopen any scabs. Instead, he hopes the city will continue toward growing stronger together. As Fox 2’s Katherine Hessel reports, there are several events planned for the anniversary in Ferguson and across St. Louis County. 9 a.m. - Michael Brown Sr. will ask for his son’s case to be reopened. St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton 11 a.m. -...
  • Police arrest armed man at Missouri Walmart

    08/08/2019 7:36:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Rebecca Klar
    Missouri police say a man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly showed up to a local Walmart with a loaded rifle and a bulletproof vest. Police in Springfield, Mo., said nobody was harmed and no shots were fired. The suspect, a white man in his 20s, was detained by an off-duty firefighter until officers arrived on the scene, authorities said. The man allegedly showed up with a “tactical rifle” and bulletproof vest, the Springfield News-Leader reported. Springfield Police Lt. Mike Lucas told the outlet that the man, wearing body armor and military-style clothing, was taking videos on his phone...
  • Off-duty firefighter stops man armed with 100 rounds of ammo at Springfield, Mo. Walmart

    08/08/2019 6:47:49 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 131 replies
    KWCH12 ^ | 8 August 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. The Springfield, Mo. Police Department say nobody was injured and officers arrested following response to an active-shooter call at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in the southwest Missouri city. Springfield station KY3 reports the Springfield PD arrived on the scene within three minutes of the call. Police tell KY3 a man appearing to be in his 20s, pulled up to the store donning body army and military fatigues. "Police say the man had tactical weapons," KY3 reports. Police say the man walked into the store, grabbed a cart and began pushing it around the store. They say he used...