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  • Homeless Good Samaritan Helps Kansas City Chiefs Player Reach Playoff Game

    01/14/2019 6:06:20 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 9 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 1/14/19 | David Barden
    Kansas City Chiefs guard Jeff Allen has tracked down a homeless good Samaritan who helped him dig his car out of the snow before Saturday’s playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. Dave Cochran told NBC affiliate 41 Action News that he had no idea Allen was an NFL player when he offered to help, but that it wouldn’t have made a difference anyway. “I just looked at him like a normal person,” Cochran said. “I would hope that he would do the same for me as I did for him.”
  • MO: Hero with Gun Saves Police Officer, Receives Award

    01/09/2019 6:14:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 4 June 2018, Springfield police officers engaged in a gunfight with Joshua S. Stanford. Stanford was being pursued in a suspected package theft. He shot at police, and the cops shot back. From news-leader.com: That's when police say the suspect produced a handgun and fired at officers. The officers were not hit.An officer caught up to Stanford in an alley behind 2109 N. Fort Ave. The release says Stanford “presented a threat with the firearm and refused to comply with verbal commands from the officer” and the officer shot Stanford. Police have not yet released the name of...
  • Prosecutor in Michael Brown shooting case fired

    01/02/2019 6:59:06 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    The new St. Louis County prosecutor, Wesley Bell, has fired the lawyer who presented the evidence in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager whose shooting by police sparked violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. Bell was sworn in on Tuesday, and in one of his first acts, sent a two-page letter to assistant prosecutor Kathi Alizadeh firing her, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, A veteran of more than 30 years in the St. Louis County prosecutor's office, Alizadeh oversaw the 2014 Brown case. Alizadeh, along with former county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, was responsible for building a case and providing...
  • Ocasio-Cortez responds to McCaskill: 'Pretty disappointing'

    12/29/2018 6:16:57 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 29 DECEMBER 2018 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back at former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Saturday after the outgoing senator criticized the freshman New York lawmaker for her embrace of the Democratic Party's left wing. In a series of tweets, Ocasio-Cortez called McCaskill's rhetoric "pretty disappointing" and pointed out that progressive initiatives including a minimum wage increase won on the ballot in Missouri in November while McCaskill, a more conservative Democrat, lost. "Not sure why fmr Sen. McCaskill keeps going on TV to call me a “thing” and “shiny object,” but it’s pretty disappointing," Ocasio-Cortez wrote Saturday.
  • 5 Killings in St. Louis After Chief Touts Violent Crime Drop

    12/25/2018 2:33:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 25, 2018 Updated: December 25, 2018 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ST. LOUIS—Authorities say five people were fatally shot and several others wounded in St. Louis in a 24-hour span this past weekend, just days after the city’s police chief announced a substantial drop in violent crime. Police found the first victim, 33-year-old John Watson, dead around 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 22, in a vacant lot. Police responded around 4 a.m. on Dec. 23, to the fatal shootings of two other people—24-year-old Brian Henley and 25-year-old Kevin Brown. Henley was found in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with an uninjured 3-year-old girl inside, and Brown was in the street. The...
  • Businesses, cities laud grant approval for I-49 project

    12/22/2018 10:59:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jordan Larimore
    PINEVILLE, Mo. — Gregg Sweeten had difficulty last week putting his reaction into words. When he learned that funding for the long-sought Bella Vista Bypass had been found, Sweeten, the Pineville mayor and McDonald County emergency manager, was stunned. Then he was elated. "That is amazing," Sweeten said. "That is going to be so great. I think it’s going to lead to all kinds of opportunities not only for Pineville but for McDonald County. I mean, it’s just — I just can’t say how happy I am. Wow. That is ... that’s wild. That’s amazing. That’s a Christmas present right...
  • Lawmakers will be personally liable for sexual harassment claims under a deal reached in Congress

    12/13/2018 8:04:22 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    laTIMES ^ | 12/12/2018 | sarah d. wire
    Members of Congress will have to pay out of their own pockets to settle sexual and other harassment claims made against them under compromise policies that lawmakers announced Wednesday. Currently taxpayers cover the cost of settling harassment claims made against elected officials. The new policy, a bipartisan response in the #MeToo era after nearly seven months of negotiations between the House and Senate, could get a Senate vote by the end of the week, said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). Blunt said he had spoken with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Ryan told him that he would bring the...
  • Secretary of state investigating Hawley's use of funds

    12/06/2018 4:09:50 PM PST · by gopno1 · 12 replies
    KMIZ ABC 17 News ^ | 12/06/2018 | Matthew Sanders
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's office has launched an investigation into whether Attorney General Josh Hawley used public funds for campaign purposes. The American Democracy Legal Fund, which requested the investigation last month, provided a letter from Ashcroft's office dated Thursday confirming the investigation. "Pursuant to section 115.642, RSMo, this office will commence an investigation into the alleged offense," Ashcroft's deputy legal counsel, Khristine Heisinger, wrote in the letter. The statute referenced in the letter outlines the Secretary of State's Office complaint and investigation process. State law prohibits the use of public funds for campaigning. Ashcroft's office...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • Historic Delta Queen Steamboat to Resume Overnight Voyages on Inland Waterways

    11/28/2018 9:45:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | November 27, 2018
    U.S. House of Representatives approves one-of-a-kind vessel’s return to America’s rivers The nation’s last authentic overnight steamboat may once again cruise the rivers of America’s Heartland and Deep South. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reinstate an exemption to allow the Delta Queen Steamboat to return to service after a decade-long retirement. “In addition, we must thank the many government officials in Jefferson County, Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation who have been steadfast in their dedication to the Delta Queen’s return to her home port.” “A remarkable piece of the nation’s maritime history is reborn,” said Leah...
  • Immigration: Middlesex, NJ case shows need for more enforcement

    11/17/2018 8:23:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.13.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don Cresitello is not the kind of guy to say "I hate to say I told you so."  In fact he takes great pleasure in doing so. And the Democratic former mayor of Morristown told you long ago that we need better coordination between local and federal authorities when it comes to dealing with potentially violent undocumented immigrants.That was proven against last week when an undocumented Mexican immigrant murdered three people in Missouri after being released from the Middlesex County jail in December to await trial on charges of domestic violence.That incident brought memories of a 2007 incident in which...
  • Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up

    11/15/2018 9:30:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Melanie Zanona and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Marcia Fudge is in a serious bind as she faces mounting pressure to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker’s gavel — a move that could divide the Ohio Democrat's allegiances between the insurgency she supports and the Black Caucus she once led. A group of anti-Pelosi insurgents has been ramping up efforts to recruit Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), amid criticism that the majority-male cohort is trying to oust the top-ranking female Democrat in the “Year of the Woman.” Pelosi allies have been deriding the rebels as “five white guys,” a...
  • Kansas City Health Department pours bleach on food meant for homeless people

    11/13/2018 6:33:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.fox5ny.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Fox 32 News) - The Kansas City Health Department threw away and poured bleach on food meant for homeless people. The food was going to be distributed by a group called Free Hot Soup KC. The Kansas City Star said that the food, which included home-cooked chili, foil wrapped sandwiches and vats of soup, was destroyed on Sunday, Nov. 5, during a coordinated sting at several parks where volunteers had gathered. The Health Department said the group did not have a permit and was putting people at risk. "E. coli or salmonella or listeria can grow in...
  • Ferguson state rep leaves black caucus after her alleged rapist is elected caucus chairman

    11/10/2018 2:51:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    St Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 11/10/18 | Jack Suntrup
    Members of Missouri's legislative black caucus on Thursday elected state Rep. Steven Roberts, D-St. Louis, to chair the group — but Roberts' ascension drew criticism from one of his colleagues who two years ago accused Roberts of raping her. Rep. Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, announced Thursday on Facebook that she was leaving the caucus. "I have resigned from the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus," Walker wrote. "I stand in my truth and am incredibly grateful to my colleagues who stand with survivors."
  • ICE slams N.J. county jail over Missouri triple murder suspect

    11/09/2018 5:16:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    A Mexican citizen charged in a Missouri triple murder was previously jailed and released in New Jersey on domestic violence charges. Luis Rodrigo Perez, 23, was being held at the Middlesex County Jail in December of last year on domestic violence charges. But the county did not honor a detainer from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Tsoukaris, head of the agency's Newark field office, said in a news statement Friday. He said Perez was released from the jail in February 2018, without ICE being notified.
  • ICE: Mexican National Released By Sanctuary County Went On To Commit Triple Murder

    11/09/2018 2:15:56 PM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/8/2018 | Will Racke
    A Mexican national charged with killing three people in Missouri in early November was released from a New Jersey county jail in 2017, despite being the subject an active immigration detention request, federal authorities said Friday. Luis Perez, 23, allegedly killed two of his ex-roommates in Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 1 and then, a day later, shot and killed a woman who had accompanied him to the first two murders. Perez had been kicked out of his apartment by the roommates, Steven Marler, 38, and Aaron Hampton, 23, The Associated Press reported, citing a Springfield police probable cause affidavit. The...
  • After Losing, Dem Politicians Now Say They Can Be Truthful

    11/09/2018 8:57:51 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies
    https://freebeacon.com ^ | November 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    McCaskill, Cordray 'freed from constraints' of not being able to say what they really think. Losing Democratic politicians say they can finally tell the truth now that they are "freed from the constraints" of needing the support of their constituents. "It occurred to me that I am now freed from the constraints of running for or holding public office," said Richard Cordray, failed coup-leader and losing candidate in the Ohio governor's race. Cordray says now that he does not have to be accountable to voters, he can "speak more naturally" about what he really thinks about issues.
  • Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill comes out swinging against Fox News after election loss

    11/09/2018 1:47:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    The Weak ^ | 11/08/18 | Brendan Morrow
    After being voted out of office, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is placing some blame on Fox News. McCaskill, a moderate who attempted to distance herself from "crazy Democrats" during her re-election campaign, lost her bid for a third term on Tuesday to Josh Hawley, a Republican attorney general who President Trump had campaigned for the day before the election. On Wednesday, in an interview with The New York Times, McCaskill cited Trump's inflammatory rhetoric as having had an impact, noting that it had been spread to rural voters by Fox News.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people,

    11/08/2018 10:01:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/8/18 | Snejana Farberov
    Full title.............BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine from a single Indiana family............A federal grand jury has decided to bring charges against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank in July and killed 17 people, including nine people from one Indiana family. The federal indictment released Thursday charges 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee with 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship’s officer, resulting in death. Each of the charges carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.