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  • Michael Brown Documentary Filmmaker Freaks Out, Screams At Fox Host [VIDEO]

    03/14/2017 10:10:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Derek Hunter
    Movie-maker Jason Pollock was not happy to be questioned on Fox News Channel. The director of “Strange Fruit,” which claims Michael Brown — the 18-year-old man who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 — did not rob a convenience store prior to the fight with police which led to his death. “You know how the system works. These cops get off every single time,” Pollock declared. Pollock started the segment by rolling his eyes as Fox host Martha MacCallum introduced a news package about the “new footage.” The situation devolved from there. “I am simply...
  • 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.
  • Shots Fired At Ferguson Market After CNN Broadcasts Fake News and Edited CCTV Footage…

    03/13/2017 1:50:02 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 13, 2017 | Sundance
    CNN’s Fake News is going to get someone killed. As we shared last night, CNN is promoting a highly charged false claim about new, heavily edited CCTV footage from the Ferguson Liquor Market on the night before Mike Brown was shot and killed. We have thoroughly deconstructed the lies HERE.
  • Gunfire Erupts in Ferguson after New Michael Brown Footage Broadcast

    03/13/2017 8:19:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/13/2017 | Sam Smith
    BREAKING: Gunfire erupts during protest at #FergusonMarket after CNN broadcasts new, heavily edited CCTV footage of #MichaelBrown. pic.twitter.com/tuPuhvyWVU— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) March 13, 2017 Shots were fired outside the Ferguson Market on Sunday after new footage was aired on CNN of Michael Brown on the day he was shot. Police officers were asked to come the Ferguson Market around 10:45 p.m. to help control the crowd, the department said. Police believe people gathered at the market because of the release of the documentary “Stranger Fruit.” Brown was shot and killed after he was stopped by police officer Darren Wilson and...
  • Man accused of making threats against Jewish community centers arrested in St. Louis

    03/11/2017 7:25:08 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | March 3, 2917 | Aaron Katersky
    A man accused of making at least eight threats against Jewish community centers, Jewish schools, a Jewish museum and the Anti-Defamation League was arrested by the FBI in St. Louis, Missouri, this morning, though the man is not believed to be the main suspect behind this year's rash of bomb threats, two law enforcement officials told ABC News. Juan Thompson, 31, is accused of what federal prosecutors called a “campaign to harass and intimidate.” He’s charged in New York with cyberstalking a New York City woman by communicating threats in the woman’s name. Prosecutors said Thompson, a former journalist, appears...
  • St. Louis mayoral race holds lessons for black candidates

    03/11/2017 11:40:28 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Townhall/AP ^ | March 11, 2017 | AP News
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A generation after St. Louis elected its first African-American mayor, many in the black community are convinced that unchecked egos cost them the chance to regain leadership of the racially divided city. Lyda Krewson, 64, a white alderwoman, defeated black city Treasurer Tishaura Jones by fewer than 900 votes in Tuesday's all-important Democratic primary. St. Louis is heavily Democratic, and Krewson will be the overwhelming favorite in the April 4 general election.
  • 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...
  • McCaskill Tweets She Has Never Met, Called Russian Ambassador–But Past Tweets State Otherwise

    03/02/2017 8:23:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 60 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 2, 2017 | Chandler Gill
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) tweeted on Thursday that she has never met or called the Russian ambassador to the United States, but her past tweets refute that claim. McCaskill's assertion came after reports surfaced that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had spoken with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice last year. "I've been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years," McCaskill wrote early Thursday morning. "No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com." Follow Claire McCaskill âś” @clairecmc I've been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years.No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors...
  • 1 confirmed dead in Ottawa storm; parts of Naplate damage (Illinois tornado)

    02/28/2017 4:53:18 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 12 replies
    mywebtimes.com ^ | February 28, 2017
    Just a link because I don't know the posting rules for this source. A tornado outbreak is shaping up tonight across several states. A lot of people will be asleep during the peak of the outbreak.
  • Muslim-Americans Raise More Than $60,000 to Repair Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

    02/24/2017 1:01:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The National ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rob Crilly
    When Tarek El Messidi saw photographs of more than 100 headstones toppled by vandals at a Jewish cemetery in a St Louis suburb, he saw a chance for Muslims to help. Along with Linda Sarsour, another Muslim-American activist, he launched a fundraising appeal to pay for repairs. It blew past its US$20,000 (Dh73,450) target within three hours and reached $66,000 by mid-day on Wednesday - less than a day later. He said any money left over from helping at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri, would go to other Jewish groups suffering abuse. "Anti-Semitism is an...
  • 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.
  • HUNDREDS Join VP Pence and GOP Governor Greitens to Clean Up Desecrated StL Jewish Cemetery (VIDEO)

    Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens and Vice President Mike Pence met with hundreds of supporters today to clean up and repair headstones at the desecrated Jewish cemetery in University City. Vandals damaged dozens of headstones this week at the historic Jewish Cemetery north of St. Louis. * Hillary Clinton used the vandalism as an opportunity to attack President Trump. ** President Trump and Mike Pence used the vandalism as opportunity to bring the community together. There was a security tent set up to check volunteers before entering the cemetery.
  • Congressman Sues Architect of Capitol Over Removal of Controversial Cop Painting

    02/21/2017 11:53:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A St. Louis congressman filed a federal lawsuit today in the removal of a student painting depicting a police officer with a boar-type head, charging the Architect of the U.S. Capitol Stephen Ayers with suppressing the artist's First Amendment rights. "David’s painting was wrongly disqualified and removed from the public exhibit at the direction of the Architect of the Capitol who shamefully chose to retroactively censor and suppress Mr. Pulphus’ artwork in response to the enormous political pressure he experienced from the speaker of the House and certain right-wing media outlets," Rep. Wm. "Lacy" Clay (D-Mo.) said today...
  • 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...
  • A KKK leader suddenly disappeared. His body was found by a river a few days later, police say.

    02/13/2017 8:32:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | February 13 at 8:01 AM | Amy B Wang
    An autopsy Sunday showed Ancona died of a gunshot to the head, Washington County Coroner Brian DeClue told The Washington Post. He said he could not elaborate on how many times Ancona had been shot or when he had died. However, DeClue said investigators were treating the case as a homicide and not a suicide. ... According to police in Leadwood, the 51-year-old Ancona was last seen by his wife before he left for work around 8:30 or 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Daily Journal reported. Leadwood Police Chief William Dickey told the newspaper that Malissa Ancona said her husband had...
  • 10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018

    02/10/2017 8:19:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    Democrats reeling from a devastating election face a daunting task: the 2018 Senate map. It favors Republicans in a big way. The GOP will be defending just eight seats, while Democrats must fight for 23 — plus another two held by independents who caucus with Democrats. What’s worse is the fact that many of the seats they must defend are in states won by Republican Donald Trump. Midterm elections for sitting presidents are historically challenging. Democrats in the Senate are hoping to find some political momentum for 2018 given the difficult playing ground. Here are 10 Senate seats that could...
  • 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...
  • Middle school student attacked on bus for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hat [and suspended]

    02/04/2017 7:45:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    WGCL ^ | 2/3/17
    A group of middle school students from the Parkway School District got into a fight on a school bus when they started arguing with one student who was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. "As a parent it's so upsetting," said Christina Cortina, the mother of the 12-year old who was wearing the Trump hat, and who was suspended. "I feel like my son was made an example of, it was a tricky situation, it was politically charged." In cell phone video of the incident sent to News 4, the students are heard arguing over President Trump's proposed Mexican...
  • Washington University dean of students indicted on child pornography charge

    02/02/2017 12:27:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 1/30/17 | Robert Patrick and Ashley Jost
    A Washington University official whose retirement for “personal reasons” was announced this month has been indicted on a federal child pornography charge. Justin X. Carroll, the university’s dean of students and interim athletic director after a 36-year tenure at the university, was indicted on a charge of access with intent to view child pornography. Federal investigators tracking a group of people sharing child pornography online identified Carroll as one of the participants by tracing internet protocol addresses to computers at Washington University and Carroll’s home in University City, according to prosecutors. The indictment covers activity between November 2015 and December...
  • First class meal: could the declining US postal service deliver food to the needy?

    02/01/2017 9:32:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 Feb 2017 | Ann Babe
    ..America’s food-insecure population is also low-income and trapped in food deserts, where they lack fresh, healthy, affordable eating options. Residents of food deserts make up almost 18% of the population, or about 54.4 million people, who live more than half a mile away from the nearest supermarket in urban areas or more than 10 miles away in rural areas. “It’s just ridiculous in a country that is as resource-rich as we are,” says 30-year-old Anu Samarajiva, a graduate student at Washington University in St Louis. “The issue isn’t a lack of food or a lack of resources, but of distribution,...
  • Second body found in search for missing Missouri woman

    01/30/2017 6:18:11 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2017
    eople searching for a missing Missouri woman found a man’s body for the second straight week. Relatives of Jessica Runions found the man’s body while sifting through fields and brush along a Kansas City roadway Saturday. Police said the discovery was being investigated as a suspicious death, but no further details have been released. Police hope to identify the body soon. The Kansas City Star reported that Runions’ relatives have been searching for the 21-year-old nearly every week since she disappeared in early September.
  • Never say never: NASCAR driver Carl Edwards not ruling out 2018 Senate run

    01/26/2017 7:02:04 AM PST · by mtrott · 6 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | January 26, 2017
    NASCAR champ Carl Edwards seems to be open to trading his driver’s seat for a spot in the U.S. Senate. The 37-year-old didn’t exactly rule out challenging Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat whose second term in office expires in 2018. “I believe firmly in the principles that the U.S. was founded upon. If I could help, I definitely would consider it,” he texted to the Associated Press on Wednesday.
  • Carl Edwards not ruling out US Senate run in '18 [NASCAR driver, Missouri vs. Nasty McCaskill]

    01/25/2017 3:13:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Carl Edwards remains a hot topic in NASCAR, two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver. Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri next year. McCaskill, a Democrat, is in her second term. Edwards didn't exactly rule it out when reached by The Associated Press. He texted: "I believe firmly in the principles that the U.S. was founded upon. If I could help, I definitely would consider it."
  • 'Cops as pigs' painting permanently removed from Capitol

    01/17/2017 9:50:07 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    A controversial painting depicting police officers as pigs has been permanently removed from the Capitol complex. The office of Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., — a former sheriff who officially appealed to the Architect of the Capitol that the painting be removed — confirmed to the Washington Examiner that it was taken down for good on Tuesday. The painting, done by a black Missouri teenager, was one of hundreds of winners of the Congressional Art Competition. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., hung it in the tunnel leading from the Cannon building to the Capitol complex.
  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Painting Politics: Dems rehang controversial ‘pigs’ picture on Capitol Hill

    01/10/2017 7:25:59 AM PST · by safetysign · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/10/2017 | Staff
    Democratic lawmakers put back on display on Capitol Hill a controversial painting that angered police with its depiction of officers as pigs -- after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. The move Tuesday by members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., whose office for months had sponsored the display of the student artwork, could revive tensions with the law enforcement community. But Clay told the Washington Post he wants the Capitol Police to press theft charges against Hunter for removing the artwork Friday. Picture at link
  • Rep. Clay Attempts To File Charges Over Removal Of Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs

    01/10/2017 7:23:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay wants to file a theft charge with Capitol Hill Police against Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing a painting in the capitol that depicts police officers as pigs. Clay told reporters Monday night that police spoke to his chief of staff earlier in the day and have not been helpful to the congressman in his quest to file charges against Hunter. "I think he was way out of bounds and he broke the law. It's called theft," Clay said. "I don't think anyone up here is qualified to be an art critic. I'm...
  • Dems to rehang painting depicting police as pigs, after GOP rep took it down

    01/09/2017 4:11:41 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/01/09 | FoxNews
    Democratic lawmakers plan to rehang a controversial painting on Capitol Hill that angered law enforcement groups with its depiction of police officers as pigs, after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. ...... Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo ... CBC member ... [the CBC said]: “The rehanging of this painting ... yadayada ... protecting the rights of a student artist ... blahblah ... a proud statement in defense of the 1st Amendment"
  • Metal detectors, and firearms ban, returning to the Missouri Capitol

    01/05/2017 8:13:37 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 2 replies
    St. Louis Public Radio ^ | 1/4/17 | Jo Mannies
    The Missouri Capitol is restoring security procedures, and metal detectors, that have not been in place at the complex for almost 14 years. As of Tuesday, most visitors to the Missouri Capitol – including journalists and lobbyists – will be subject to security searches and be required to go through metal detectors. The new procedures won’t apply to elected officials. The number of entrances open to the public will be largely limited to those where security equipment and police are present. According to the statement by the Capitol Police, visitors will be barred from bringing in firearms, along with other...
  • Bay Area police unions call for removal of painting depicting cops as pig-like creatures

    01/05/2017 7:18:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 5, 2017 | Jason Green
    The San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco police unions are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove a student painting from the U.S. Capitol Complex that depicts officers as pig-like creatures. Last spring, “Untitled #1” by then-high school senior David Pulphus was selected as the winner of Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay’s 16th annual Congressional Art Competition.
  • Michael Brown's family fights Ferguson push for his records

    12/31/2016 9:02:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 10:46 AM EST | Jim Suhr
    Michael Brown’s parents are objecting to a request from Ferguson for their son’s medical and academic records as the city defends itself against a lawsuit the parents filed over the 2014 police shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden, in December court filings, asked U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in St. Louis to at least limit if not scuttle altogether a push by the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, its former police chief and the officer who shot their son to turn over the documents. The parents say the documents are irrelevant and that...
  • Rocky Mountain Crime Spree

    12/26/2016 2:18:35 PM PST · by x1stcav · 9 replies
    US News Hub ^ | 12/23/2016 | Danielle Kreutter
    2 arrested after firing shots at officers in Teller County. The suspects are now facing felony charges of attempted murder.
  • Ferguson activist turned politician says police beat him

    12/23/2016 9:34:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2016 4:12 PM EST | Summer Ballentine
    A Ferguson activist turned politician is suing police in the St. Louis area, saying he was beaten and pepper sprayed while handcuffed during a 2014 protest. Missouri state Rep.-elect Bruce Franks Jr. alleges that St. Louis County and Berkeley police kicked him in the face and beat his legs with a baton while he was handcuffed face-down on the ground during a December 2014 protest over the fatal police shooting of Antonio Martin. […] The lawsuit says Franks, who is black, was working with a small group of volunteers called the Peacekeepers who tried to de-escalate tensions between protesters and...
  • Blowing Up Barbie: The joy of explosives camp

    12/20/2016 6:40:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jay Nordlinger
    Rolla, Mo. - There are many summer camps, something for everyone. But there's no other camp quite like this: an explosives camp. A hands-on explosives camp. Such a thing would seem impossible in modern America. These days, kids ride their trikes in protective gear. So, the very idea of explosives camp is thrilling... Explosives Camp is an offering of Missouri University of Science and Technology -- formerly known as the University of Missouri-Rolla, formerly known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. Rolla is midway between St. Louis and Springfield (Springfield, Mo., that is)... Here in Rolla, the explosives...
  • April News: Dojo Pizza's Loren Copp Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    12/19/2016 9:48:01 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 19 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 4/07/16 | Doyle Murphy
    Loren Copp, the Dojo Pizza owner targeted in a long-running criminal investigation, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of producing child pornography. http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2016/04/07/breaking-dojo-pizzas-loren-copp-arrested-on-child-pornography-charges
  • Shade: Missouri Elector Rips Liberals Bombarding Her With Demands to Switch Her Vote

    12/19/2016 9:25:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Step one: Recruit a group of celebrities -- ranging from A-listers to D-listers -- to make solemn-sounding, straight-to-camera appeals in an open video addressing members of the electoral college. Step two: If that airtight plan fails to have an impact, get these self righteous Hollywood types to send personalized videos to individual electors. Step three: Deluge electors with thousands of daily emails in a frantic, last-ditch effort to sway today's vote. One of the 538 members of this powerful group from Missouri, which Trump carried by nearly nine points, has heard quite enough from these people.  Via CBS News in St. Louis: Jan, who asked us...
  • Missouri Department of Transportation not deicing Interstate highways - what's up?

    12/16/2016 7:03:05 PM PST · by old-ager · 50 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2016-12-16 | Self
    Tonight driving home - very thin layer of ice on I-64 (Highway 40). No traction. Traffic jammed. Slipping and sliding at 10 miles per hour. NOT A SALT TRUCK IN SIGHT. I-70 from Columbia to St. Louis was arguably the worst stretch of road in the nation, with crashes, closings, backups of many hours. Yet MO Highway 141 was deiced. County roads were deiced. Even my podunk street had large chunks of salt on it, just like in the old days. I noticed something like this before in the last couple of years. What the hell is up? Anybody know?...
  • Jason Kander doesn’t need your Senate seat. Maybe he’ll just be president instead

    12/15/2016 9:58:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We had some good times following the exploits of Kansas carpetbagger Jason Kander as he attempted to win the Senate seat held by Roy Blunt. That effort came up short on November 8th however, and now Jason is going to be looking for a new job. Unless he has some hidden skills in heating and air conditioning which he could put to use at Carrier, that means it will most likely be something in politics. That means either a lobbyist position (which shouldn’t be too tough to find because his wife has a lot of experience in that area) or...
  • Lyle Bouck Jr: Recipient of Distinguished Service Cross, former P.O.W., dies

    12/08/2016 11:10:44 PM PST · by kiryandil · 13 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jesse Bogan
    ST. LOUIS • Lyle J. Bouck Jr., a Sunset Hills chiropractor whose platoon played a notable role in the Battle of the Bulge, died Friday. He was 92. “He was at home, right up until the last,” said Diane Bouck Simcik, a daughter. She said the former prisoner of war fell ill on Tuesday. She said he had pneumonia and was congested and weak. In April, Dr. Bouck and his young caretaker were the subjects of a front-page story in the Post-Dispatch about aging at home. He was healthy but couldn’t move on his own anymore. Dr. Bouck was a...
  • Missouri Gov.-elect Greitens says wife robbed at gunpoint

    12/06/2016 8:32:08 AM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 51 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 12/6/16 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Sheena Greitens was robbed by multiple people while in her car at a coffee shop parking lot... Greitens, a former Navy SEAL officer, said he is "now, more than ever, focused on the mission of creating safer neighborhoods."
  • Social Security to take disabled woman’s money after fund-raiser sends her to a baseball game

    12/05/2016 12:40:01 PM PST · by 198ml · 41 replies
    Q13Fox | 12/5/16 | Tribune Media
    One Kansas City Royals fan feels like she is being punished for the good deed of others. Joyce Jeter has a debilitating medical condition, causing her to rely on Social Security as her only source of income. Royals fans rallied around her to raise money to send her to a game at Kauffman Stadium, but now that gift is leaving her financial future in jeopardy. Joyce told Fox4KC she feels like she's being robbed all because she accepted a gift.
  • Shot in the line of duty: Taney County deputy speaks out

    12/01/2016 1:17:54 PM PST · by Huntress · 5 replies
    KY3 News ^ | 11/18/16 | Drew Douglas
    FORSYTH, Mo. (KY3) -- "You know they ask you as a kid in school, what do you want to be when you grow up? And it was either major league baseball player or a police officer," says Deputy Darin Carter with the Taney County Sheriff's Office. The Kansas City Royals fan says unfortunately a career in the major league wasn't in the cards for him. However, Carter says for 12 years he has loved the excitement and opportunities to serve his community as a law enforcement officer. On September 16th, Carter was investigating a home in Hollister for a possible...
  • Meet the first Jewish governor of Missouri, a former Navy SEAL

    11/18/2016 7:59:07 AM PST · by zlando · 39 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | Nov 17, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose seven military awards include the Bronze Star, has become the first Jewish governor of Missouri. Greitens, 42, a Republican, also is a former Rhodes scholar and the founder of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that helps veterans integrate themselves back into their communities through volunteer work. On Tuesday, Greitens — who emphasized he would rid the state capital, Jefferson City, of “bad ethics” — defeated Democrat Chris Koster with 51 percent of the vote. His opponent, the state’s attorney general, received 45 percent. “Tonight, we did more than win an election; we...
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Woman Who Survived Kidnapping and Rape Has Message for Others (Kansas City)

    11/15/2016 7:53:47 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 16 replies
    Fox News 4 KC ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2016 | by JUDY LE
    "Someone got into the car. I didn’t even look up to see because I just thought it was my fiancé getting back in and so I didn’t even lift my head up," May said. May said he hit the curb. She then looked up to see a man she’d never seen in her life. Courts documents say Kirui took the wheel and drove down 39th street. "I’m going to get you home. I’m going to get you home. That’s all he kept saying. I said you don't even know where my home is," she said. That’s when May began to...