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  • Speeding SUV crashes into roof of St. Louis home

    07/17/2017 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 28 replies
    KMOV TV 4 ^ | Jul 16, 2017, updated Jul 17, 2017 | Mike Bauer, Marielle Mohs
    Fire crews were called to a bizarre scene in St. Louis' Walnut Park West neighborhood on Sunday, where a car became trapped in the roof of a house. The incident happened around 1 p.m. in the 5900 block of Lillian. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, no one was in the house at the time of the accident, but one person was trapped inside of the car. The St. Louis Fire Department said in a Facebook post that one person was rescued from the vehicle and taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Larry Davis witnessed exactly how...
  • Delays leave transgender military recruits in limbo

    07/11/2017 8:20:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | July 11, 2017 | By Joel Gunter
    When then-US Defence Secretary Ash Carter announced last June that transgender people would be permitted to serve openly in the armed forces it was a landmark moment for thousands of troops who had hidden their identities and put off medical treatment, as well as for potential recruits unable to join up. But a year on from that decision, progress opening the armed forces to transgender Americans has stalled amid delays and attacks from congressional Republicans. On the eve of the deadline for the Pentagon to begin allowing new transgender recruits, on the first of this month, Defence Secretary James Mattis...
  • Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri

    07/10/2017 10:35:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 9, 2017 | Aenmona Hartocollis
    In the fall of 2015, a grassy quadrangle at the center of the University of Missouri became known nationwide as the command center of an escalating protest. Students complaining of official inaction in the face of racial bigotry joined forces with a graduate student on a hunger strike. Within weeks, with the aid of the football team, they had forced the university system president and the campus chancellor to resign.
  • 99-year-old World War II veteran throws out first pitch at Busch Stadium

    07/08/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 07/08/2017 | Mark Townsend
    The St. Louis Cardinals and Fox Sports Midwest have made it a yearly tradition to honor veterans with Military Appreciation Night at Busch Stadium and their This One’s For You telecast. This year was no different, and it provided several memorable moments for veterans who served and their families. Among those moments was a ceremonial first pitch that’s impossible not to get emotional watching. Clarence Adelhardt, a 99-year-old veteran of World War II and longtime Cardinals fans, was called upon to deliver the pitch, and did so with incredible spirit as the crowd showered him with their appreciation.
  • Kansas City babysitter accused of molesting 1-year-old girl is attacked by her father

    07/07/2017 9:33:10 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/17 | Fox News Staff
    The mugshot says it all. A babysitter accused of molesting a 1-year-old girl was tackled, hit with a dresser, and punched several times by the child’s father before his arrest in Kansas City, Missouri, last week, according to police.
  • Kansas City babysitter accused of molesting 1-year-old girl is attacked by her father

    07/06/2017 8:21:17 PM PDT · by plain talk · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-6-2017 | Fox news
    A babysitter accused of molesting a 1-year-old girl was tackled, hit with a dresser, and punched several times by the child’s father before his arrest in Kansas City, Missouri, last week, according to police. The child's relatives forgot something they left at home after leaving her with a family friend, court documents showed. When they returned home, they found Jayson Newlun, 26, with the girl in her bedroom. After the girl’s mom caught Newlun allegedly sexually assaulting the child, she alerted the girl’s father, who then attacked him, according to investigators.
  • Bucking a national trend, St. Louis is lowering its minimum wage

    07/06/2017 4:47:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 6, 2017
    Why down? Although Missouri’s minimum wage is $7.70 per hour statewide, St. Louis already raised its minimum wage in 2015, with another increase to $11 per hour planned for January. After a two-year legal fight with local business groups, a bill was ultimately passed by the state legislature this spring that bars cities and counties from setting their own minimum wages above the state’s minimum. The bill takes effect on Aug. 28.
  • Senate Democrat blasts 'Obamaphone' over fraudulent findings, complete lack of oversight'

    07/06/2017 5:24:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/30/2017 | Staff
    A new government audit finds more than a third of enrollees of the "Obamaphone" program may not be qualified -- among other fraudulent findings -- prompting a Senate Democrat to roundly criticize the program's "complete lack of oversight." A report released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims the program, which gives cell phones to poor people, stashed $9 billion in private bank accounts, the Washington Times reported. The 90-page report was requested by Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who serves as ranking Democrat on the Senate’s chief oversight committee and who is a former state auditor in...
  • The liberal media is spreading lies about conservatives in Missouri. It's literally fake news.

    07/05/2017 7:57:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | Eric Greitens
    Video at source.
  • ‘Obamaphone’ program stashes $9 billion in private bank accounts

    06/30/2017 3:28:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 6/30/17 | Stephen Dinan
    The controversial “Obamaphone” program, which pays for cellphones for the poor, is rife with fraud, according to a new government report released Thursday that found more than a third of enrollees may not even be qualified. Known officially as the Lifeline Program, the phone giveaway became a symbol of government waste in the previous administration. Now a new report from the Government Accountability Office bears out those concerns. The report, requested by Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, also says the program has stashed some $9 billion in assets in private bank accounts rather than with the federal treasury, further increasing...
  • Sinkhole swallows up car in downtown St. Louis; no injuries

    06/29/2017 5:47:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 29, 2017 | AP Staff
    Street workers were gathered at the parking space, a tipoff that something was amiss. That's when Westerberg, 25, found the vehicle in the gaping hole — about 20 feet (6 meters) deep and 8 to 10 feet (2.5 to 3 meters) across — that took up the entire southbound lane of the street, next to a vacant building expected to feature apartments, office space and retail. No injuries were reported.
  • Claire McCaskill Used Undisclosed Foundation to Pay for Dinner at Russian Ambassador’s House

    06/28/2017 1:12:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/28/17 | Brent Scher
    Missouri Democrat didn't disclose role in foundation to Senate until June 2017 ...she told the Washington Post she never had a "call or meeting" with Kislyak even though she had publicly announced both a call and meeting with him. This week, CNN reported that McCaskill also attended a black-tie reception at Kislyak's D.C. residence in November 2015.
  • Latest Supreme Court’s Religious-Freedom Message: There Are No Second-Class Citizens

    06/26/2017 1:10:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | David French
    While there are many threats to religious liberty, few are more consequential over the long term than the state’s ever-expanding role in private life. If the government is able to vacuum up tax dollars, create programs large and small for public benefit, and then exclude religious individuals or institutions from those programs, it has functionally created two tiers of citizenship. Secular individuals and institutions enjoy full access to the government they fund, while religious individuals and institutions find themselves funding a government that overtly discriminates against them. That’s the issue the Supreme Court addressed today in Trinity Lutheran Church...
  • Construction team to deliver AZ's first P3 highway 3 years early

    06/25/2017 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 13, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Arizona Department of Transportation has reported that the public-private partnership (P3) constructing the $1.9 billion Phoenix-area Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway will deliver the project in late 2019, three years ahead of schedule, according to Equipment World.The P3's private component, Connect 202 Partners — which is made up of Fluor Enterprises, Granite Construction, Ames Construction and WSP — restructured the 22-mile project so that the last section could be built all at once instead of as nine separate projects as the state originally planned.This is the first time a P3 as been used for a highway project...
  • St. Louis Confederate memorial removal temporarily halted

    06/19/2017 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 59 replies
    STL Today (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | June 19, 2017 | AP News
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has issued an injunction that will temporarily prevent the city of St. Louis from removing a Confederate monument from Forest Park. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Robert Dierker on Monday issued the injunction and set a July 6 hearing for arguments over whether the city or the Missouri Civil War Museum owns the monument. The museum filed a lawsuit Friday against the city, contending the United Daughters of the Confederacy signed over the ownership rights to the monument last week. The city contends it controls the monument and wants to remove it soon. Dierker's...
  • Politico Awards Participation Trophy to Liberal Senate Loser

    06/19/2017 2:23:47 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 19, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Whenever the mainstream media awards a participation trophy to the loser of an election, it is sure bet they are awarding it to a Democrat. Such was the case with the June 17 Politico which awarded a participation trophy to Jason Kander who lost the 2016 U.S. Senate race from Missouri. No matter. As far as Politico is concerned he was really a winner as you can see from their title, How Jason Kander Won by Losing. What makes this article particularly amusing is how far overboard Politico writer Edward-Isaac Dovere goes in hyping the future political career of Kander....
  • Rep. Mike Moon of Missouri beheads a chicken on camera while announcing a bill to stop abortions.

    06/19/2017 12:53:55 AM PDT · by gattaca · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 13, 2017 | Max Longberg
    In a video posted to Facebook, a Missouri lawmaker cuts off the head of a chicken while announcing he wants to stop abortions in the state. State Rep. Mike Moon, an Ash Grove Republican, posted the video Monday afternoon. In it, he segues from saying that God entrusted humans to protect and care for animals into making a plea to Missourians to support his bill stopping abortion. “We’ve been called back for this special session for the primary purpose of supporting life, protecting the unborn specifically,” Moon said in the video. As he pulled something from the chicken’s innards, he...
  • ICE Raids Dozens of Convenience Stores in St. Louis-Truth!

    06/18/2017 8:55:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Truth Or Fiction ^ | May-June, 2017 | Staff
    The Truth: Federal ICE agents took part in a raid on more than a dozen of convenience stores in the St. Louis area, and 35 men were arrested on charges related to selling illegal cigarettes and synthetic drugs. Reports about the arrests surfaced in local St. Louis-area media reports immediately after ICE convenience store raids in May 2017, and those reports filtered into fringe publications after a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release a list of 35 people with Arabic names who were indicted.Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the raids were also tied to the illegal sale of...
  • Did the City of Pueblo shorten lights at red light camera intersections to generate revenue?

    06/16/2017 7:15:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    KOAA - News 5 ^ | Jun 15, 2017 | Eric Ross
    New questions are being raised over whether red light cameras in Pueblo are more about revenue and less about safety... the city is giving drivers less time to get through those intersections which potentially increases your chance of getting a ticket. ... Almost from the start, installing red light cameras has been a controversial topic, and now the focus has shifted to how they are timed. ... According to the National Motorists Association Foundation, the yellow light at that intersection should last a minimum of 5.5 seconds. News 5 Investigates discovered the yellow light is set to last a second...
  • UMO: Microaggressions Tracked Scientifically

    06/15/2017 7:33:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    So-called "microaggressions" are becoming so integral to our Zeitgeist that university researchers are now tracking them scientifically, or at least pseudo-scientifically. "Female athletes long have experienced microaggressions from the media and the public, such as racism, sexism, the belittling of athletic accomplishments and being the brunt of sexual jokes," the University of Missouri News Bureau claims. "Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that microaggressions against female athletes in the media increased by nearly 40 percent from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games." "Cynthia Frisby, an associate professor of strategic...