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  • Charges filed against man shot by homeowner during attempted burglary

    05/18/2024 6:23:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    firstalert4.com ^ | May 14, 2024 | Shoshana Stahl
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (First Alert 4) - A man has been charged after he was shot while reportedly trying to break into a home Tuesday morning. The incident took place around 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of Empress Drive. According to St. Louis County police, a man forced entry into a home when the homeowner shot him. The suspect ran off on foot but was tracked down by a police K9. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following the shooting. First Alert 4 spoke to the homeowner who didn’t want to go on camera but did...
  • Missouri’s Attorney General Vows To Hold Kansas City Accountable After Doxxing Kicker

    05/17/2024 9:24:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 16, 2024 | Ryan Saavedra
    Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey said on Thursday that his office is “demanding accountability” after Kansas City doxxed Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker on social media following a commencement speech he gave over the weekend. “My office is demanding accountability after @KansasCity doxxed @buttkicker7 last night for daring to express his religious beliefs,” Bailey posted on X. “I will enforce the Missouri Human Rights Act to ensure Missourians are not targeted for their free exercise of religion. Stay tuned.” The official Kansas City X account, which stated what town Butker resides in, later deleted the post and issued an apology: “We...
  • Minor charged with rape, kidnapping at Wyandotte High School (Kansas City, MO)

    05/17/2024 6:02:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | May 16, 2024 | Malik Jackson
    One day after FOX4 first told you about an alleged sexual assault on the campus of Wyandotte High school, the county court released the complaint. Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools told FOX4 that the incident took place in a school hallway. The incident was caught on the school security camera footage, which alerted the district police to intervene. The complaint charges a male student with two felonies: One count of rape and a second count of kidnapping. When FOX4 went to the school on Wednesday, students and parents were upset that the district nor the school ever notified anyone about...
  • Chiefs' Harrison Butker jersey ranked among NFL's bestsellers amid kicker's faith-based commencement address

    05/16/2024 6:51:43 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2024 | Chantz Martin
    Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker's commencement address at a private Catholic liberal arts school in Kansas over the weekend has drawn strong reaction. But amid the reaction, demand for Butker's Chiefs jersey seems to have spiked. As of Thursday, Butker's jersey appears to be among the most in-demand fan gear on NFL.com. Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes' jersey is also listed among the league's bestselling jerseys.
  • GOP AG launches new probe into communications from DOJ and Trump prosecutors

    05/09/2024 6:30:48 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2024 | Brianna Herlihy
    FIRST ON FOX: A Republican state attorney general is probing the Biden Justice Department for documents related to any communications with prosecutors connected to the indictments of former President Donald Trump. In a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed Thursday, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey asked the DOJ to hand over "activity and/or communications between Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, New York Attorney General Letitia James, Special Prosecutor Jack Smith or Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis related to the investigation or prosecution" of the former president. "The investigations and subsequent prosecutions of former President Donald J. Trump appear...
  • Missouri Governor Signs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    05/09/2024 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | May 9, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a bill today that will defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The new law would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and other companies in the state that kill babies in abortions. Abortion businesses in Missouri can no longer receive Medicaid funding thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Mike Parson today. HB 2634 passed by large margins in the House and the Senate following the release of a video where Planned Parenthood was allegedly caught attempting to traffick a child out of state. Although Missouri is one of the pro-life states where babies are...
  • Missouri cuts off Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood

    05/09/2024 12:01:50 PM PDT · by xoxox · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/24 12:43 PM ET | LAUREN IRWIN
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) signed a bill Thursday that kicks Planned Parenthood in the state off Medicaid funding. The bill, which is expected to go into effect later this year, makes it unlawful for any public funds to be sent to any abortion facility or “any affiliate or associate of such abortion facility.” Missouri now joins Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, according to Planned Parenthood, as states that have blocked the organization from receiving Medicaid funding.
  • Auditors can’t locate former St. Louis circuit attorney to complete state audit. ( Kim Gardner )

    05/08/2024 10:46:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Nexstar Media ^ | May 6, 2024 | JIM SALTER
    A state examination of the office that handles criminal prosecutions in St. Louis is being delayed because auditors can’t find former Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, Missouri Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick said Monday. Fitzpatrick said in a news release that auditors have tried for several months to contact Gardner, including trying to serve her with a subpoena. Her whereabouts remain unknown, he said. “This is a pattern of behavior with Kim Gardner, who hasn’t shown a willingness to be transparent or accountable,” Fitzpatrick, a Republican, said in a news release. “Without question, she knows our audit is ongoing and that we want...
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner Resigns

    05/04/2023 8:40:45 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 23 replies
    KMOV4 ^ | May 4, 2023 | Susan El Khoury and Lauren Trager
    ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner resigned Thursday amid a firestorm of legal troubles, including the Missouri Attorney General’s attempt to oust her from office. The Circuit Attorney’s Office confirmed the resignation, effective on June 1, on Twitter and in an email to News 4. Multiple attorneys have resigned from the Circuit Attorney’s Office since the attorney general announced his case against Gardner, which came after a defendant out on bond allegedly caused a crash that resulted in a 17-year-old’s legs being amputated. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has alleged Gardner willfully neglected the duties of...
  • Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrested during anti-Israel protest at Washington University in St. Louis

    04/28/2024 6:05:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2024 | Nicholas McEntyre
    Far-left Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested during an anti-Israel protest at Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday — a day after she was confronted outside of Columbia University. ... Stein’s Campaign Manager Jason Call and Deputy Campaign Manager Kelly Merrill-Caye were also arrested. ... Stein was “holding the line with students” before police “used force against” her and other protesters. ... The protests were demanding an end to the war in Gaza and ... “It quickly became clear through the words and actions of this group that they did not have good intentions on our campus...
  • Indian students' deaths in the US – the community wants answers

    04/26/2024 11:07:28 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | April 27 | BBC
    Dejected. That's how Jey Sushil, a student at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, says he feels. Mr Sushil is still shaken by the death in February of fellow student Amarnath Ghosh, a 34-year-old classical dancer from India. Local police are investigating it as a homicide case. Mr Sushil says he found out about Ghosh's death through a friend in India before receiving any information from his university. "They told us after two days. Students are not very happy with the overall response. It's like, who cares about how Indians feel?" Ghosh was fatally shot off campus in a city...
  • Missouri Legislature Defunds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    04/25/2024 9:52:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | April 25, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    The Missouri legislature today approved a bill that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and other companies in the state that kill babies in abortions. Although Missouri is one of the pro-life states where babies are protected, state tax dollars still go to the abortion giant. And that’s a problem given a recent expose’ showing Planned Parenthood is trafficking teen girls across state lines for secret abortions without their parents even knowing. Susan Klein, Executive Director of Missouri Right to Life, told LifeNews.com she is elated by the news. Today, May 25, 2024, the Missouri General Assembly truly agreed...
  • ‘All are welcome’: Mayor Lucas invites migrants overwhelming other cities to work in KC

    04/17/2024 7:33:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 17, 2024 | BY MIKE HENDRICKS
    Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says the local labor market would benefit from an influx of workers seeking asylum in the United States legally but who are now stuck in crowded shelters in big cities like New York as they await work permits. “ All are welcome in Kansas City,” Lucas said Tuesday in a social media post in which he shared a Bloomberg.com article that quoted him saying the Kansas City area could use more workers for its burgeoning economy. “Proud to work with my fellow mayors like @MikeJohnstonCO and @NYCMayor,” he wrote on X, formerly Twitter, referring to...
  • John Fetterman Breaks With Biden's Approach to Iran Attacks

    04/14/2024 1:58:20 PM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 14 April A.D. 2024 | Sarah Arnold
    Democrat Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) broke ways with President Joe Biden on Sunday after he said he wouldn’t support Israel if it retaliated against Iran. During an interview with CNN, Fetterman told host Jake Tapper that he disagreed with Biden’s stance, saying he would never "capitulate to the fringe" or “pander” to the Democratic Party. “Do you think that's the right call or should direct U.S. military action, as some of your colleagues in the Senate are suggesting, should that be on the table?" Tapper asked. The president made it clear that he would not back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • Nolte: Democrat-Run St. Louis Enters ‘Doom Loop’

    04/11/2024 9:43:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/11/2024 | JOHN NOLTE
    “The office district is empty, with boarded up towers, copper thieves, and failing retail,” reports the Wall Street Journal of Democrat-run St. Louis, Missouri. “[E]ven the Panera outlet shut down. The city is desperately trying to reverse the ‘doom loop.’” Let’s look at the mayoral history of the doom-looping St. Louis, shall we? Oh, look, there hasn’t been a Republican mayor in St. Louis since — not a typo — 1949. For 75 years, the people of St. Louis have voted for More of the Same, so excuse me if I don’t whip out a violin over all this unavoidable...
  • Missouri death row inmate executed despite widespread calls for clemency

    04/09/2024 9:26:00 PM PDT · by TheDon · 55 replies
    "Brian Dorsey, who was convicted of murdering his cousin and her husband in 2006, was executed in Missouri’s Bonne Terre state prison Tuesday"
  • The US is seeing a stadium construction boom. Who’s paying for it?

    04/06/2024 4:35:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 43 replies
    AP ^ | April 4, 2024 | David A. Lieb
    A proposed sales tax hike to fund stadium projects in Kansas City failed this week at the ballot box. When pro sports teams don’t get the public funds they seek, some double down on a pitch to voters or go to legislators. Others threaten to move. Like a loss in the playoffs, voter rejection of a stadium tax plan will force the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs to reevaluate their approach. The April 2 defeat of a three-eighths cent sales tax to fund a new downtown Royals ballpark and renovate the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium was almost assuredly not the end...
  • US senator accused of cozy ties to Apple after leading charge against congressional stock trading [Sen. John Ossoff (D-Ga.)]

    04/01/2024 7:53:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 1, 2024 | Thomas Barrabi
    Sen. John Ossoff (D-Ga.) – who famously ripped his Republican opponent David Perdue as a "crook" over his personal stock trades during his successful bid for the Senate in 2020 – has portrayed himself as a champion of the movement to ban congressional stock trading.The Georgia Democrat co-sponsors a bill that would ban members of Congress their spouses or children from trading stocks while in office and require them to place pre-existing assets into a blind trust – or divest them entirely...The issue is getting a fresh spotlight as advocates push for Congressional leadership to reintroduce the Open App Markets...
  • Suspect in MetroBus murders felt he was looked at the ‘wrong way’ before shooting, police say

    03/31/2024 9:07:21 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 12 replies
    First Alert 4 ^ | March 11, 2024 | First Alert 4 Staff
    Charges have been filed against a suspect accused of fatally shooting two people on a MetroBus. The shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 8400 block of Airport Road. Police said witnesses told officers that someone fired shots into a MetroBus, hitting two people. The victims were taken to a hospital, where they died. The victims were later identified as Jaron Jackson-Craig, 37, and Jorge Andres Cantor Pinzon, 34. Nobody else was injured. A day after the shooting, Anthony Laron Frazier was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of armed criminal action, one count of robbery and...
  • Fertilizer spill leads to ‘near total fish kill’ in river in Iowa, part of Missouri; has not flowed into Missouri River

    03/30/2024 7:11:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    ABC17 ^ | 3-29-24 | Nia Hinson
    A fertilizer spill into the Nishnabotna River containing 1,500 tons of a liquid nitrogen solution is annihilating the aquatic wildlife in the river, including the portion in Missouri. According to Ecological Health Unit Science Supervisor with the Missouri Department of Conservation Matt Combes, the spill has affected 60 miles of the Nishnabotna River, including the 10 miles in Missouri. Combes said the spill has led to a near total fish kill, with an estimated 40,000 fish dying in the Missouri portion. "That included catfish of the size that anglers like to catch and shovelnose sturgeon... and blue suckers and other...