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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:11 PM

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Escaped St. Louis County inmate arrested near Festus

Man charged with attempted robbery in attack on Franciscan friar in St. Louis alley

Clayton executive's assistant admits stealing $176,600

Entertainment Scottrade renovations begin, seek to reinvigorate 23-year-old arena

Once reported dead, 7-year-old girl shot in St. Louis is improving at hospital

Remaining pieces of Confederate Monument removed from Forest Park

Time ticking down on Missouri prescription drug program

Task force looks for more road and bridge money in Missouri

Regional From Ozzy Osbourne to river cruises: 10 unusual ways to experience the eclipse

Belleville daycare worker charged with abusing two toddlers

Resident wants something done with enormous tanks that mark Metro East entry

Man reaches settlement with Columbia, Mo., police after overturned murder conviction

Serial fraudster faces new charges in St. Louis of scamming convicted criminals, others

St. Louis Cardinals 2 Bens: Meltdown moments from summer sports

O'Fallon, Ill., man dies after motorcycle crash that also killed passenger

School bus with 33 students on board hits utility pole in Belleville

Peace activist Yvonne Logan dies at 97

Feds: Fenton woman admits stealing $209,000 from employer

Ladue OKs plan for gym at Litzsinger School


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:12 PM

featured Illinois merchants fear lottery players will go to Missouri as state suspends Powerball

Remaining pieces of Confederate Monument removed from Forest Park

Time ticking down on Missouri prescription drug program

Task force looks for more road and bridge money in Missouri

Resident wants something done with enormous tanks that mark Metro East entry

Illinois Big lottery payouts could be delayed in Illinois, and Powerball, Mega Millions sales may halt

featured 100 years later, East St. Louis stops to remember the riots that made indelible mark on city

top story MetroLink officers get OK to write tickets in St. Louis

Next police chief should know St. Louis history, neighborhoods, racial issues, residents say

Missouri Gov. Greitens facing prospect of further cuts to budget

McCaskill details donations of foundation she has established with her husband

Illinois Lottery to delay payments of more than $25,000 due to budget impasse

Tony Messenger Messenger: Greitens targets tax credits; big donors stand in the way

McCaskill praises Trump on an environmental rollback

Missouri ranks last in new National Safety Council report on preventable accidents

Missouri delegation pushing to replace Blair statue in Capitol with one of Truman

Girl's feet burned by overheated manhole cover in newly reopened Kiener Plaza

St. Clair State's Attorney Brendan Kelly 'strongly considering' challenging Bost in Illinois 12th

New book says amount of mustard gas exposure in World War II may be higher than acknowledged by government

Confederate monument will be gone from Forest Park by Friday under new agreement


St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:12 PM

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Kansas City Star
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:12 PM

Government & Politics UMKC vows to find all $96 million for downtown arts campus without state help ahead of veto 6:00 PM

Local No joke: Website names Olathe one of the nation’s best beach towns 6:52 PM

Sam Mellinger Sam Mellinger: Why Chiefs owner Clark Hunt should promote from within for his next GM 6:12 PM

Stargazing KCK’s Eric Stonestreet talks Big Slick antics and hometown love on ‘Colbert’ 1:11 PM

Editorials Editorial: How did Bahati the chimp die? The Kansas City Zoo should share its findings 6:10 PM

Crime Amid rape allegations in Holton, Kan., alleged victims vilified by town find support 4:35 PM

Kansas Grueling Kansas winds pound cyclists raising awareness of NBA broadcaster’s rare disease 7:19 PM

10-day search for missing 26-year-old Matthew Johnson yields very few clues 7:17 PM

Grueling Kansas winds pound cyclists raising awareness of NBA broadcaster’s rare disease 7:19 PM

Sporting KC advances to U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals with 2-0 win in Houston 7:42 PM

Pedestrian reportedly struck by vehicle on U.S. 71 in Grandview 7:15 PM

Westport QuikTrip expansion plan moves forward amid half-hearted council reaction 6:55 PM

Government & Politics UMKC vows to find all $96 million for downtown arts campus without state help ahead of veto 6:00 PM

Local No joke: Website names Olathe one of the nation’s best beach towns 6:52 PM

Sam Mellinger Sam Mellinger: Why Chiefs owner Clark Hunt should promote from within for his next GM 6:12 PM

Stargazing KCK’s Eric Stonestreet talks Big Slick antics and hometown love on ‘Colbert’ 1:11 PM

Editorials Editorial: How did Bahati the chimp die? The Kansas City Zoo should share its findings 6:10 PM

Crime Amid rape allegations in Holton, Kan., alleged victims vilified by town find support 4:35 PM

Kansas Grueling Kansas winds pound cyclists raising awareness of NBA broadcaster’s rare disease 7:19 PM

Sam Mellinger: Why Chiefs owner Clark Hunt should promote from within for his next GM The Kansas City Chiefs' next general manager should be someone who is in the organization: Brett Veach. The move makes sense on many levels.


Kansas City Star - Political News
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:13 PM

Government & Politics UMKC vows to find all $96 million for downtown arts campus without state help ahead of veto The University of Missouri-Kansas City's art campus funding will be mostly private rather than relying on state bonds, university officials said Wednesday.

Government & Politics Fast-growing insurance company plans to create 1,000 jobs over six years in downtown KC Spring Venture Group would get a property tax break to support job growth in downtown KC, under a measure endorsed on June 28. The full Council votes Thursday.

Government & Politics Public vs. private financing for KCI? Officials say the details will count Kansas City officials said Wednesday, June 28, 2017, that they can't really compare the merits of public versus private financing for Kansas City International Airport improvements without more details on what private approaches might emerge.

Government & Politics Deep Background on data journalism Here it is! The latest Deep Background podcast!!

Government & Politics Pentagon, Trump are at odds on climate change — and Democrats are taking advantage For more than a decade, as climate change became a political football, the Pentagon was quietly gathering data, publishing roadmaps for climate change adaptation, and assessing how to mitigate the risks it is already experiencing.

Government & Politics Planned coup in Montenegro shows Russian efforts to hinder elections, Senate panel hears The lesson from Russian active measures in the tiny Balkans nation of Montenegro last year? It can get much worse

Government & Politics Council committee supports increased legal fees for ongoing KCI review Legal fees can go up an additional $475,000, under an ordinance that the Kansas City Council's Airport Committee endorsed Wednesday, June 28. The full council votes Thursday on the fees.

Government & Politics Senate delays vote on health bill as Trump summons GOP members to White House The Congressional Budget Office determined Monday, June 26, 2017, the embattled draft legislation from Senate Republicans to repeal Obamacare, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, would cause 22 million people to lose health coverage by 2026.

Latest News Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal Senate GOP leaders have shelved their long-sought health care overhaul, raising new doubts about whether Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare.".

Government & Politics Kansas Commerce secretary leaving Brownback administration Brownback's office announced the move in an email Tuesday morning. Antonio Soave, who was appointed in November 2015, plans to return to the private sector.

Government & Politics What’s next for Democratic darling Jason Kander? Missouri politician courts national stage Missouri Democrat Jason Kander spent last week knocking on voters' doors, shaking hands, giving speeches and snapping selfies with eager young campaign volunteers. He's not running for office, though. Or is he?

Latest News These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push Trump's promise to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' depends on the votes of a key group of GOP senators with qualms about the legislation.

Latest News Supreme Court decision raises new questions: Who is exempt from travel ban? The Supreme Court's decision to only partially lift an injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban is likely to create a nightmare scenario for border officials and the lower courts as federal officials try to determine who should and should not be allowed to enter the United States.

Government & Politics Yoder bill seeks federal funds for U.S. House lawmakers’ protection House lawmakers want $25,000 each to hire private security right away to protect them in their home districts, an unusually quick, bipartisan response to the shooting of a Republican House leader and others at a baseball practice. A House panel has approved providing an immediate $10 million for the rest of fiscal year 2017, which runs through Sept. 30, for that purpose.

Crime Jackson County jail guards took bribes to smuggle contraband, feds allege Guards accepted bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband cellphones in the Jackson County Detention Center, according to federal charges unsealed in the wake of a early morning search at the jail on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Government & Politics Wagle weighing run for either governor or Congress Senate President and Wichita Republican Susan Wagle is weighing a run for governor along with a run for Congress, her office said Monday.

Local Missouri lawmaker explains chicken beheading video State Rep. Mike Moon of Ash Grove said Monday, June 26, 2017, he meant to show his work as a farmer who is frustrated by the delays in the legislative process. He did not intend the perceived comparison of chicken slaughter to abortion.

Government & Politics Kansas lawmakers don’t try to override Brownback vetoes, formally close 2017 session Kansas lawmakers decided against trying to override three of Gov. Sam Brownback's recent vetoes Monday and formally ended the historically lengthy 2017 session. The lawmakers' return to Topeka on Monday tied the 2015 record for the longest legislative session in state history at 114 days.

Government & Politics Horsley at City Hall: KCI, Westport QuikTrip, police body cameras The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in an important Missouri religious freedom case, plus the Kansas City Council ponders KCI, police body cameras and Westport Quiktrip expansion. June 26, 2017.

Missouri trooper pleads, avoids trial in handcuffed drowning of Brandon Ellingson


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:13 PM

Editorials Editorial: Gov. Eric Greitens’ snub of UMKC arts campus is a lesson and an opportunity for Kansas City Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens left UMKC in the lurch Wednesday when he vetoed legislation providing funding for a downtown arts campus. It's now clear that the governor has no interest in partnering with the state's urban communities.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas City Council right to explore public borrowing for KCI project Kansas City Councilwoman Katheryn Shields has proposed traditional public borrowing for a new terminal project at Kansas City International Airport. It's a good option to consider and may make it easier for voters to support the proposal in November.

Editorials Editorial: How did Bahati the chimp die? The Kansas City Zoo should share its findings A 31-year-old chimpanzee died last week after being attacked by other chimpanzees at the Kansas City Zoo. But unless the zoo is forthcoming, the public could be left wondering how, exactly, the chimp died. The Department of Agriculture has limited access to animal inspection reports that were readily accessible in the past.

Editorials Editorial: Toying with inmates and hiring family members — much work remains to reform the Missouri prison system Refurbishing the image of the Department of Corrections has bogged down over families running prisons and a silly word game that led to a parole board member's resignation. Anne Precythe, the department's director, faces a daunting challenge in cleaning up a toxic atmosphere.

Editorials Editorial: Supreme Court makes right decision in Missouri playground case, but church-state separation issues remain unsettled The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Missouri church Monday, allowing Trinity Lutheran Church's day care to take part in a secular program for playground safety. The narrow ruling makes sense but should not be expanded into a broader assault on the separation of church and state.

Editorials Editorial: Allegations of bribing guards and smuggling drugs — are inmates running the Jackson County jail? Federal charges that were unsealed on Monday allege that two guards, an inmate and a fixer on the outside smuggled drugs, cellphones and cigarettes into the Jackson County jail. The disturbing revelations are just the latest in a long list of the facility's failings. Jackson County's jail is in disarray.

Editorials Editorial: Gov. Eric Greitens seems to want a full-time General Assembly — even if Missouri doesn’t The Missouri governor's continuing calls to bring lawmakers back to Jefferson City for special sessions are changing the nature of what has been a part-time job. Eric Greitens doesn't seem to realize that no one in Missouri but the governor is interested in never-ending legislating.

Editorials Editorial: Don’t let Fourth of July fireworks at Longview Lake fizzle out Jackson County will not put on its annual Fourth of July fireworks at Longview Lake this year, citing budget constraints. But the county should begin work now to bring back the popular display in 2018.

Editorials Editorial: Could coming out be a career-ender in the NFL? Ex-Chiefs tackle Ryan O’Callaghan’s story offers hope Being honest with friends and family about being gay can be difficult enough. Could it cut an NFL player's career short? Ex-Chiefs tackle Ryan O'Callaghan's experience suggests that everyone should be so lucky as to have a boss like Scott Pioli.

Editorials Editorial: It’s time to think about replacing Osawatomie State Hospital Osawatomie State Hospital continues to lose $1 million a month in federal payments because of problems with patient care and safety. Kansas officials need to think about the treatment of the mentally ill in the state and consider construction of a new facility for acute psychiatric care.

Editorials Editorial: What part of GOP event theme ‘Olathe Lives Matter!’ was supposed to be funny? If Republicans really wanted to do better with African-American and other minority voters, they'd stop doing things like promoting the Faith and Freedom Picnic in Johnson County on Saturday with the slogan, “Olathe Lives Matter!”

Editorials Editorial: Nancy Pelosi is beside the point Republican Karen Handel's win in a suburban Atlanta district President Donald Trump carried by only 1.5 points shows the muscle-building incline Democrats still face in attempting to flip the House of Representatives.

Editorials Editorial: Big Slick is a big boon to Kansas City Kansas City's marquee names are shining their spotlights on a cause we can all get behind this week. Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd and others from the area have been generously lending their time and attention to the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend for years, proving that it's personal.

Editorials Editorial: Medicaid cuts would be a devastating blow for rural America The Senate bill repealing and replacing Obamacare slashes spending for Medicaid, just like the House version of the legislation. That's bad news for all Americans, but a particular problem for rural residents, who face a health care crisis.

Editorials Editorial: Federal help welcome in combating Kansas City’s violent crime problem Kansas City is among the first 12 cities named by the U.S. Department of Justice for the new effort to stem violent crime. With the murder rating spiking, any assistance is welcome.

Editorials Editorial: New lawsuit is an important tool in Missouri’s fight against opioid abuse Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing three drug companies, alleging a scheme to promote the use of pain-killing opioid medicines. While the outcome of the case may not be known for years, the lawsuit is a good step in unraveling the causes of the opioid crisis and finding the money to stop it.

Editorials Editorial: MLB and Negro Leagues Museum are natural partners On Wednesday, Major League Baseball will make a lasting commitment to Kansas City's Negro Leagues Museum. A contribution and a pledge to a “substantial partnership” will provide a shot of adrenaline to the museum and help forge a new relationship between the present-day MLB and the protector of an essential part of the sport's history.

Editorials Editorial: What’s in the Senate’s secret health care bill? The Senate is set to consider a health care overhaul without hearings or public input. The White House continues to limit access and conduct meaningless briefings. The public, whose business must be conducted in the open, deserves better.

Editorials Editorial: Is the ghost of anti-abortion cruortion crusader Phill Kline going to haunt Missouri? Legislation the Missouri General Assembly is debating this week would give the state attorney general new authority to pursue abortion cases.

Editorials Editorial: Voting hacks are a clear and present danger Recent reports suggest Russian hackers may have tried to interfere with voter registration in 39 states in 2016. Even if that number is off, the threat of hacking election systems by any malevolent actor should worry every American. Congress needs to act now.


The Springfield News Leader
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:13 PM

Missouri Senate work on abortion policy delayed

Police say Springfield man's disappearance is suspicious

New program aimed at reducing pedestrian deaths

Teens break into Sparta school, trash offices, police say

Missouri court backs confining sex offenders indefinitely

Ex-substitute charged with sex with Monett student

Ozarks Celebrating 150 years: A Springfield newspaper's timeline Celebrating 150 years: A Springfield newspaper's timeline The Springfield Leader first published on April 4, 1867. Ozarks 5  months, 1  week ago

Ozarks 4th of July celebrations in the Ozarks 4th of July celebrations in the Ozarks Celebrate our nation's 241st birthday with these area events. Ozarks 1  hour, 31  minutes ago

Ozarks 4th of July celebrations 4th of July celebrations Here are a few of the area's Fourth of July celebrations to put on your calendar. Ozarks 1  hour, 36  minutes ago

Local Body found by construction crew near Battlefield Body found by construction crew near Battlefield Construction crews discovered a body while doing work on Republic Road. Local 1  hour, 55  minutes ago

Ozarks Briefing on body found in woods near West State Highway M Briefing on body found in woods near West State Highway M Cpl. Cathy Ussery of the Greene County Sheriff's Office gives a briefing about the dead body found in a wooded area by construction crews. Ozarks 1  hour, 59  minutes ago

Ozarks Deputies investigating dead body found in Greene County Deputies investigating dead body found in Greene County Deputies are conducting a death investigation in the area of South State  Highway FF and West State Highway M, according to Cpl. Cathy Ussery. Ozarks 1  hour, 46  minutes ago

Ozarks City seeks candidates for Board of Public Utilities City seeks candidates for Board of Public Utilities There will be five vacancies between now and December, according to a city press release. Ozarks 3  hours, 37  minutes ago

Ozarks Florida company to bring 100 new jobs to Springfield Florida company to bring 100 new jobs to Springfield One Call Care Management, a provider of workers' compensation care management services has selected to expand its operations in Springfield. Ozarks 3  hours, 39  minutes ago

Local Family sues city of Republic after epileptic man was killed by police officer Family sues city of Republic after epileptic man was killed by police officer Destry Meikle, 48, was killed by police after he crashed his car into a garage in Republic last year. Local 4  hours, 16  minutes ago

Crime With a gun to her head, man raped woman in Springfield alley, police say With a gun to her head, man raped woman in Springfield alley, police say Police say he had a bandanna over his face, a hood over his head and a gun in his hand. Crime 5  hours, 1  minute ago

Ozarks Final call for all Holiday Heroes Final call for all Holiday Heroes The program allows people to donate when blood is most needed. Ozarks 5  hours, 10  minutes ago

Ozarks About 4,000 in Greene County stand to lose Rx aid About 4,000 in Greene County stand to lose Rx aid Missourians will only be eligible for help paying prescription drug costs if they're covered by both Medicare and Medicaid. Ozarks 5  hours, 36  minutes ago

Business Kickapoo senior earns title of National Champion Kickapoo senior earns title of National Champion Awards and Achievers recognizes local businesses and employees Business 5  hours, 47  minutes ago

Crime 2 arrested in connection with shooting at HS stadium, officials say 2 arrested in connection with shooting at HS stadium, officials say The incident took place at  approximately 6:45 p.m.  when the Parkview Vikings were hosting athletes from six other high schools for 7-on-7 football scrimmages. Crime 6  hours, 9  minutes ago


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The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:13 PM

Focus needed on feeding students in summer

Legislators – don't take my insurance

Importance of investing in water delivery systems

Editorials Room for Missouri to improve in safety ranking Room for Missouri to improve in safety ranking Missourians care deeply about freedom. However, recent data from the National Safety Council may cause us to adjust some of our priorities. Editorials 4 hours, 16 minutes ago

Readers When will school board address facility issues? When will school board address facility issues? SPS and the board seem to have forgotten they were elected and hired to provide equitable education across the entire district. Readers 4 hours, 11 minutes ago

Contributors Please donate your kidney for the sake of the rich Please donate your kidney for the sake of the rich Beyond all partisan hysterics we must now face some hard and heartbreaking facts about our government. Contributors 6 hours, 43 minutes ago

Contributors Words can have consequences Words can have consequences If the recent shootings involving Congressman Steve Scalise and others have taught us anything, it's that words matter. Contributors 2 days, 5 hours ago

Readers Greitens right to call for special session Greitens right to call for special session I believe the need for a special session on abortion is necessary. Readers 2 days, 5 hours ago

Editorials SPS wisely takes chance to expand tutoring SPS wisely takes chance to expand tutoring Taking an opportunity to increase services without stretching the budget is an easy decision. Editorials 2 days, 5 hours ago

Contributors Flying, learning and teaching Flying, learning and teaching I've always had a love/hate relationship with flying. Contributors 3 days, 2 hours ago

Contributors Gerrymandering case turns judges into pundits Gerrymandering case turns judges into pundits A case accepted by the Supreme Court on Monday, could be a boon for another of America's most overpopulated professions: political prognosticators. Contributors 3 days, 2 hours ago

Readers Fear should never control free speech Fear should never control free speech This past week at the urging of my family, I reluctantly and with a sad heart removed the Donald Trump bumper stickers from the back bumper of my car. Readers 3 days, 6 hours ago

Opinion Roses to Willard superintendent Roses to Willard superintendent Roses to Kent Medlin and his family Opinion 3 days, 23 hours ago

Readers Prayer should be personal Prayer should be personal Does God require you to pray out loud? Readers 3 days, 23 hours ago

Opinion The swamp hasn't improved The swamp hasn't improved So much for Trump's campaign promises Opinion 4 days, 1 hour ago

Opinion Kudos to Cpl. Estrada Kudos to Cpl. Estrada He showed bravery by standing up the City Hall and winning in court Opinion 4 days, 1 hour ago

Opinion Can you share some info, Rep. Long? Can you share some info, Rep. Long? Constituents would like to know what's in Senate health care bill Opinion 4 days, 1 hour ago

Opinion A thorn to Judge Holden A thorn to Judge Holden Can't believe his verdict in fatal crash Opinion 4 days, 1 hour ago

Opinion Roses to parking lot helpers Roses to parking lot helpers Elderly couple appreciated assistance Opinion 4 days, 1 hour ago

Opinion Sad for bobcat kitten death Sad for bobcat kitten death We need them to keep other creatures in balance Opinion 4 days, 1 hour ago


The Independence Examiner
As of (08/25/2016) at 08:35 AM

Egypt to free lawyer after 3 months in solitary confinement Updated at 10:43 AM CAIRO (AP) " An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for the past three months after he challenged in court a decision by the country's president to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Thursday's decision to free Malek Adly " who hasn't been formally charged but remains incarcerated since his May arrest on a roll ing series of administrative detention orders " could still be appealed by prosecutors. Adly has...

The Latest: Italian officials revise quake death toll to 241 Updated at 10:43 AM AMATRICE, Italy (AP) " The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Civil protection officials have revised down the death toll from the earthquake in central Italy to 241 after one of the hard-hit areas...

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs Updated at 10:40 AM NEW YORK (AP) " Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will be reduced through a...


The Independence Examiner - Editorials
As of (06/25/2015) at 11:54 AM

Teens, learn life-saving driving skills Posted at 11:00 AM The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience, with its innovative and potentially life-saving instructional program, will visit our area on June 27 and 28 to help combat the ongoing problem of motor vehicle crashes among teens. Session...

Landgren cartoon: Farewell, pink flamingo creator Updated at 10:59 AM Don Landgren cartoon about the death of the pink flamingo’s creator. .mgnl175{margin-left:175px;} .childCatAd{display:inline-block!important;width:650px;}


Columbia Daily Tribune
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:14 PM

More cuts likely for University of Missouri, public schools Another disappointing year of state tax collections means the University of Missouri and public schools can expect a new round of cuts this week when Gov. Eric Greitens acts on 15 spending bills for the fiscal year that begins Saturday. The budget was written with expectations that revenue would increase 3 percent during the current year and 3.8 percent in the coming fiscal year. As of Tuesday, the growth rate has been 2 percent, said House Budget Committee Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob...

Two Republicans seek appointment as Boone County Clerk Updated at 7:33 PM

FEMA selects Boone County for training course Updated at 7:28 PM

Drug conviction tossed over jury selection Updated at 7:03 PM

Teen boy taken into custody in connection with gas station shooting Updated at 3:05 PM

Teen girl badly injured when hit by car in Fulton Updated at 3:13 PM

Mizzou Arena to host star-powered Alumni game Updated at 9:25 AM

Columbia man faces six felonies in shooting near I-70, Highway 63 connector Jun 27 at 9:40 PM

Missouri Senate’s work on abortion policy delayed Jun 27 at 10:59 PM

Boone County Republicans to pick clerk recommendation Jun 27 at 10:58 PM

Intel report: Kremlin sees US urging regime change in Russia Updated at 3:16 PM

Senate leaders scramble for deal on health care bill Updated at 12:02 PM

Officials finalizing details of Trump’s revived travel ban Posted at 11:45 AM

Man destroys new Ten Comm Comm andments statue at Arkansas Capitol Posted at 2:00 PM

US to seek more security on international flights Updated at 10:28 AM

LIGHT LUNCH: Suspect took joyride on street sweeper, crashed and fled Updated at 10:19 AM


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (04/20/2017) at 07:28 AM

Federal taxes

The governor on church and state

Judge Frank Conley an exemplar and friend

I have prostate cancer. Do you?

Transportation Development Districts Transportation Development Districts, known as TDDs, are notorious for poor accountability. …

Implications of the Gorsuch confirmation The placement of Neil Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme Court caused expressions of joy and gloom …

City survey shows effects of growth The annual survey of citizen attitudes about basic city services produces several unsurprisi…

Time for passage of HB 433 A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would bring state law into compliance with c…

Mayor Treece: Conflict of interest? Last week, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece testified against a bill under consideration in the s…

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Republicans leaders should support school choice

Kudos to local legislators for charter school opposition

Busy intersection is tragedy waiting to happen

Don't punish patients for having emergencies

Legislators willing to fleece low-income seniors

Federal taxes

The governor on church and state

Judge Frank Conley an exemplar and friend

I have prostate cancer. Do you?

Transportation Development Districts


St. Joseph News-Press
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:14 PM

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AP: Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple cou…

AP: Pence: Trump will repeal Obama's health law by summer's end CLEVELAND (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump's administration will…

AP: Federal judge blocks parts of Indiana's new abortion law INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked portions of a new Indiana law that …

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Trump not against wind energy, Grassley says Sen. Chuck Grassley, who once said Donald Trump would end a tax incentive for wind energy production “over my dead body,” doesn't think the president has a “case out against wind.”


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

America remains a target Keeping the grass mowed, staying on schedule for all of the kids' ballgames, planning our vacations - this is springtime in America's heartland.

Locks for guns can help

Drug suit seeks answers

Join hunger fight

Library earns suport

Farmers can say: `We built that'

Thinking small can lift economy

Put yourself in artist's place

Sewer mandate puts city in bind

Lock it, take the key

Workplace no place for drugs


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The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

Our View: Don't gut our future School districts were right to be wary of a promise by Missouri lawmakers that they will be fully funded for the first time since the current funding formula was introduced years ago.

Cookie Estrada: Honoring the legacy of the Downtown YMCA On June 30, the grand old building on the corner of Fifth Street and Wall Avenue, known to most as the Downtown YMCA, will officially close its doors. This end of an era comes nearly 96 years to the date of the building's official opening to the Joplin community on June 16, 1921.

Our view: Get on right road with Cuba The United States' journey to increased trade, travel and diplomatic relations with Cuba was well-begun. President Donald Trump rolled a stumbling block into the road with his recent action rolling back expanded engagement with the island nation about 90 nautical miles off the coast of south…

Your view: Letters to the editor Independent U.S. farmer still forgotten

Our View: Breathe easier The kickoff Thursday of an educational campaign should yield environmental benefits for the entire Joplin community.

Our View: Give and take Funny how your tax dollars are spent. Sometimes they are presented almost as if they are a Christmas present, and sometimes the “gifts” are returned when pockets are empty.

Your View: Letters to the editor Neosho cross should remain

Our view: Gerrymandering case could lead to better politicians In today's political environment, where people cheer for political parties like they were sports teams, it would be easy to dismiss a gerrymandering case out of Wisconsin as just another partisan issue.

Our view: Kids should not go hungry No child should go hungry.

Geoff Caldwell: 'Grand Ol' Flag' being ripped to shreds You're a grand old flag,

Gary Shaw: Honor fathers who serve as examples for their families Dad was a hard worker. I don't ever remember him missing a day of work until I was 16 years old. Then it wasn't because he was sick or goofing off; it was because I got a traffic ticket and he had to go to court with me. It was many years after that event before I no longer had to deal with …

Herb Van Fleet: The problems with demanding equality It seems like almost every person in our society these days is seeking equality — economic equality, racial equality, gender equality, legal and social equality, health care equality, educational equality, opportunity equality, and on and on. Those who plead for equality are obviously seekin…

Your view: Letters to the editor Emergency responders should be recognized

Sessions' useless testimony Attorney General Jeff Sessions huffed his way through three hours of testimony before the Senate on Tuesday, turning in a bravura performance of the Trump administration's preferred tactic of pretending to answer questions that no one was asking and dodging the ones that are crucial to our d…

Our View: Wrong-headed stunt Taking a video of yourself cutting off the head of a live chicken, disemboweling it then posting it to your Facebook page in a quest to make a political point seems like a pretty sick stunt.

Patrick Tuttle: Class of 1947 still writing chapters of life One of the services offered by the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau is assistance to groups planning reunions. These include school, military and even family/friend gatherings. It never ceases to amaze us that when classmates, brothers in arms and even longtime friends get together thei…

Our View: Improving dental care A two-day free dental clinic held Friday and Saturday in Joplin drew huge numbers with people standing in line — some overnight — to have a tooth pulled, a crown replaced or even just to have their teeth cleaned.

Taylor Armerding: 'Fake winning' takes toll on society Are we sick of winning yet?

Our view: Finding common ground America needs an “ah-ha” moment.

Your views: Letters to the editor Honoring sacrifice made 73 years ago


The Jefferson City News Tribune
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

Governor vetoes UMKC arts campus funding: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have funded a new arts campus for the University...

JC residents arrested in connection with Columbia shooting: Two Jefferson City residents have been taken into custody in connection with the investigation into the shooting of two 35-year-old...

Officials finalizing details of Trump's revived travel ban: Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six...

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol: A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years...

Settlement reached in suit of man with overturned conviction: A man whose conviction in a Missouri sports editor's death was overturned after spending nearly a decade in prison has...

NAACP: state's discrimination bill is 'civil rights issue': About 30 people led by the Missouri NAACP rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday to make an impassioned plea to...

Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Workers installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol on Tuesday, two years after lawmakers...

British leader seeks fire inquiry: LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" of potentially flammable cladding on...

US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crash: TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy paid tribute on Tuesday to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided...

911 calls led to military post lockdown: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday after two 911 calls were made about...

Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half...

Missouri leaders applaud EPA's 'waters' change: Many Missouri officials applauded Tuesday's announcement that the federal Environmental Protection Agency is rewriting the Obama Administration's "Waters of the...

NC man sentenced in foiled IS-inspired shooting: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man who plotted to shoot hundreds of people on behalf of the Islamic State group...

Senator wants to know if his communications were intercepted: WASHINGTON (AP) — A key GOP senator weighing the pros and cons of U.S. foreign surveillance had the same question...

Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration expects to launch a limited version of its travel ban on six mostly Muslim...

Subway train derails in Harlem: NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing...

Flood recovery site opens in Osage County: Mid-Missouri residents in need of federal relief assistance following this spring's flooding can talk with a Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Appeals court orders new trial: Lawrence Mosely must get a new trial, after the Cole County prosecutor's office wrongly removed a potential juror, the state...

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media: NEW YORK (AP) — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists...

Court OKs right-to-work ballot rundowns: A state appeals court overturned a Cole County judge's ruling Tuesday in a case that challenged the legality of language...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

Governor vetoes UMKC arts campus funding: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have funded a new arts campus for the University...

NAACP: state's discrimination bill is 'civil rights issue': About 30 people led by the Missouri NAACP rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday to make an impassioned plea to...

Missouri leaders applaud EPA's 'waters' change: Many Missouri officials applauded Tuesday's announcement that the federal Environmental Protection Agency is rewriting the Obama Administration's "Waters of the...

Court OKs right-to-work ballot rundowns: A state appeals court overturned a Cole County judge's ruling Tuesday in a case that challenged the legality of language...

Missouri Supreme Court backs sexual predator law: The Missouri Supreme Court says it's constitutional to commit sex offenders to secure confinement after prison.

Missouri trooper pleads in handcuffed drowning of Iowa man: A former state trooper charged with involuntary manslaughter after an Iowa man drowned after falling from a patrol boat into...

Missouri Senate's work on abortion policy delayed: Missouri senators won't reconvene until at least after the July 4 holiday to consider legislation on abortion.

Judge upholds St. Louis Zoo gun ban; opponents plan appeal: A judge is upholding a policy barring St. Louis Zoo visitors from entering the site with guns.

Authorities search for inmate accused of stealing van: Authorities are searching for a southern Missouri inmate who is accused of overpowering a guard and stealing a jail transport...

Lawyer awaits probe of St. Louis cop-on-cop shooting: An attorney for a union representing black St. Louis police officers said Monday that an off-duty black officer who was...

Man accused of driving car onto Missouri basketball court: A 23-year-old man has been arrested after smashing through two gates and driving onto the basketball court at the University...

Missouri Gov. Greitens attends Koch donor retreat: Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is meeting with donors aligned with the Koch brothers.

Confederate monument in St. Louis to be removed by Friday: Crews on Monday began dismantling a divisive Confederate monument in a sprawling park near downtown St. Louis after the city...

Missouri NAACP tells travelers to be careful in the state: The Missouri NAACP is issuing an advisory telling travelers to be careful while in the state because of a danger...

US Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case: The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for...

AP analysis shows more unopposed Missouri races, GOP edge: For the past six years, voters in rural northeastern Missouri have had only one choice for their state representative: a...

Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot: An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't...

Right to work opponents not dismayed by ruling: A Cole County court ruling Thursday could put a referendum to repeal Missouri's right-to-work law in jeopardy, but local unions...

A new course for Corrections: When Anne Precythe walked into the Department of Corrections in February, she quickly realized she had her work cut out...

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer: ST. LOUIS (AP) — A black St. Louis police officer, who was off duty when he heard a commotion near...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

JC residents arrested in connection with Columbia shooting: Two Jefferson City residents have been taken into custody in connection with the investigation into the shooting of two 35-year-old...

Flood recovery site opens in Osage County: Mid-Missouri residents in need of federal relief assistance following this spring's flooding can talk with a Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Appeals court orders new trial: Lawrence Mosely must get a new trial, after the Cole County prosecutor's office wrongly removed a potential juror, the state...

Court OKs right-to-work ballot rundowns: A state appeals court overturned a Cole County judge's ruling Tuesday in a case that challenged the legality of language...

Health care legislation draws close look at local impact: As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate controversial health care legislation, health care advocates are looking at how the proposed...

Cole County EMS looks forward to new uniforms: Cole County EMS will be sporting a new look as early as next week.

Local students learn about digital courtroom: Some local students witnessed firsthand Tuesday how successful law proceedings in federal court are at least in part due to...

Missouri Senate's work on abortion policy delayed: Missouri senators won't reconvene until at least after the July 4 holiday to consider legislation on abortion.

Jefferson City man killed in Monday afternoon crash: A Jefferson City man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Miller County.

Students learn about asphalt, surface mining at quarry: Workers who mine rock to make asphalt might say their job is sweet, but some students getting an introduction to...

Holts Summit man charged with drug possession, resisting arrest: Cole County prosecutors charged a Holts Summit man Sunday with felony drug possession, resisting arrest and misdemeanor possession of drug...

Domestic assault, weapons charges filed: Bond was set at $25,000 for Pharis L. Davis after he was charged with assaulting his girlfriend.Prosecutors charged Davis, 36,...

Jefferson City man charged in multi-county car chase: Logan R. Phillips, of Jefferson City, has been charged with two felony and three misdemeanor counts related to a car...

Moniteau County collector appointed; office should open soon: With Ellen Ash's appointment as the new Moniteau County collector, the County Collector's Office should reopen soon.

Man faces domestic assault, weapons charges: Cole County prosecutors charged Paul W. High, 41, with second-degree domestic assault, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon...

3 face drug charges in Moniteau County: Moniteau County deputies arrested three people after three separate drug-related incidents over the weekend.

Absentee voting for Aug. 8 election opens today: The Cole County Clerk's Office is accepting applications for absentee voting through Aug. 7 for those wishing to vote in...

Custom bike racks on their way to Jefferson City: The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau has ordered 31 custom bike racks to be placed around the city to...

JCPS drops demographic study to target future boundary line changes: The Jefferson City school district is thinking ahead to future school attendance boundary line changes, and so has adjusted a...

JCPS earns high credit rating in bond sales: Through all of the run-up to the April election in which voters approved funding for a second public high school...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

Our Opinion: New patrol grads take on high calling: We salute the 27 members of the Missouri Highway Patrol's most recent graduating class.

Your Opinion: Where were presidential critics when Dems were running U.S. into ground?: I read, with interest, Mr. Garber's letter to the Editor. I do not know if the president knew Steve Bannon...

Poll: Younger Republicans more liberal on immigration: Young Republicans hold significantly more liberal views of immigrants and immigration than their older counterparts, reflecting a difference consistent with...

Your Opinion: 'Free stuff' from the feds: Is there any irresponsible behavior that government won't soon force responsible people to subsidize the negative impact thereof?

Our Opinion: Families could benefit from new autism resource: We welcome a new resource offering knowledge and mentorship for area doctors who deal with complex cases involving autism patients.

Perspective: Missouri bill aims to protect women's safety: On Tuesday, the House debated, amended and passed Senate Bill 5 back to the Senate with stronger protections for women's...

Perspective: Reforming the tax code a priority in US House: There has been a lot of talk in Washington about our nation's tax code, and I want you to know...

Our Opinion: Missourians to tackle pollinator problem: A multifaceted group of Missourians is addressing what is becoming a growing threat to our environment: the loss of pollinators.

Our Opinion: Rein in tax credits: A new audit lends credibility to Gov. Eric Greitens' cynicism of tax credits.

Your Opinion: Trump's repeated lies: Does it matter that President Trump repeatedly lies and uses what one of his aides, Kellyanne Conway, brushes off as...

Commentary: Let's plunge toward our fast-unfolding future: In 1859, when Manhattan still had many farms, near the Battery on the island's southern tip The Great American Tea...

Your Opinion: Brutal challenge of First Amendment: The First Amendment to our Constitution is the most hated contrivance yet produced by mankind.

Our Opinion: A well-deserved honor for Danforth: We were delighted to see former U.S. Sen. John Danforth honored with the Winston Churchill Leadership Medal from the National...

Your Opinion: Response to Gibson: I feel it necessary to respond to Sue Gibson's letter.

Your Opinion: LU-UM MOU a win-win: I enjoyed reading about the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Lincoln University and the University of Missouri.

Your Opinion: States should fund firefighter training: A recent Our Opinion noted that Mid-Missourians are pitching in to provide relief for victims of wildfires in surrounding states,...

Your Opinion: How ironic can it get?: The last few days an uproar has been taking place over the Kathy Griffin video holding the Donald Trump bleeding...

Our Opinion: Sunshine Law violations unacceptable: On two consecutive days last week, a Cole County judge ruled one agency must comply with Missouri's Sunshine Law and...

Perspective: Special session legislation supports Missouri's first amendment rights: The events of this week once again reminded me of the dangerous world we live in.

Your Opinion: Free speech and Kathy Griffin: In Mr. Cal Winter's article about free speech and Kathy Griffin I might have agreed with him if he would...


The Southeast Missourian
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

Middle-schoolers learn tech basics at Geek Squad Academy (6/28/17) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian About 80 area middle-schoolers are getting hands-on tech experience during Geek Squad Academy this week. The two-day camp is designed to familiarize youths with the systems they likely will encounter in an increasingly tech-focused workforce, said Best Buy camp organizer Ricky Noriega...

New phase begins on Jackson water-system upgrades (6/28/17) By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian A new phase of Jackson water-system upgrades will begin Thursday as workers reach into new parts of the city, including uptown and some surrounding areas. The upgrades, part of an $11.5 million bond issue approved by voters in August 2015, will continue to replace undersized water mains. Current water mains, measuring two and four inches, will be upgraded to six- and eight-inch mains with wider lines, according to a news release from Jackson public works director Rodney Bollinger...

Cape seeks proposals to develop blighted property on Good Hope Street (6/28/17) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau city officials are taking a new approach to cleaning blighted, downtown property. The city wants to entice developers to revitalize old, vacant buildings by offering them at no cost. City officials are seeking proposals to develop blighted property on Good Hope Street rather than condemn the property and raze the vacant buildings...

Regents OK extension for Southeast president (6/28/17) By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents voted Monday to offer Carlos Vargas-Aburto a new, three-year rolling contract to continue as president of the university. No salary increase or additional compensation was awarded at this time, according to a news release from the university...

A sweet treat at Jackson Farmers Market (6/28/17) Abel Williams, 1, takes a bite from a cookie his mother, Tameeka Williams, bought him Tuesday at the Jackson Farmers Market in Jackson.

Missouri Senate's work on abortion policy delayed (6/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators won't reconvene until at least after the Fourth of July holiday to consider proposals to create more abortion regulations, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe said Tuesday. GOP Gov. Eric Greitens called lawmakers back to the Capitol for the second special session of the summer to tackle abortion policy. ...

Friends of cyclist killed in Kansas City race call him 'humble' (6/28/17) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Friends of a 30-year-old man who recently died in a Kansas City bicycle race say he was tenacious, but humble. Casey Saunders of St. Louis, who attended Southeast Missouri State University, died Sunday after he crashed into a metal barrier at the Tour of Kansas City bicycle race, which he had competed in before, The Kansas City Star reported...

Missouri court backs confining sex offenders indefinitely (6/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a state law allowing sex offenders to be committed indefinitely to mental institutions after prison is constitutional. Judges ruled 6-0 in two separate cases that two men were constitutionally committed and reaffirmed the law...

Court OKs Missouri right-to-work ballot rundowns by Democrat (6/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri appellate judges are reinstating descriptions of initiative petitions against right-to-work laws that were approved by the former Democratic secretary of state. The Missouri Court of Appeals’ Western District on Tuesday ruled eight of 10 original summaries of the petitions were sufficient. ...

Fraternity plans to move national headquarters from Missouri to Indiana (6/28/17) WARRENSBURG, Mo. — The national headquarters of a men’s fraternity plans to move from Missouri to Indiana. Officials with Sigma Tau Gamma confirmed Tuesday the headquarters will move from Warrensburg to Indianapolis. The fraternity was founded in Warrensburg in 1920 near The University of Central Missouri. ...

South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son (6/28/17) LEXINGTON, S.C. -- A couple is looking for bigger baby clothes after their son was born at a whopping 14.4 pounds. Colin Austin Keisler was born by cesarean section at a Lexington hospital. The baby is healthy, but his mother, Cindy Richmond, said they had to get bigger clothes for him. Colin is off to a good start if he's destined to attain some of his father's goals for him: Arthur Keisler wants him to be a defensive lineman for Clemson University and the Green Bay Packers...

Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse (6/28/17) GANZHOU, China -- A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe...

Family sues over black man's shooting by police (6/28/17) BATON ROUGE, La. -- The children of a black man killed by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital sued the city Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police department. Attorneys for Alton Sterling's five children filed the wrongful-death lawsuit in state court against the city of Baton Rouge, its police department and police chief and the two officers involved in last summer's deadly encounter...

U.S. cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria (6/28/17) WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate -- warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war in the fight against Islamic State militants...

3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case (6/28/17) CHICAGO -- Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, saying the officers lied when they alleged the teenager "aggressively" swung a knife at officers and attempted to get up from the ground still armed with the knife after he was shot...

Judge dismisses assault charge against sheriff, allows case to proceed on robbery charge (6/28/17) 1 Judge Gary Kamp dismissed an assault charge against embattled Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson but bound him over to stand trial in circuit court on a first-degree robbery charge. Kamp's ruling Tuesday followed a preliminary hearing in Mississippi County Circuit Court before a standing-room-only crowd.

Grauel Building renovations at Southeast are nearly complete (6/28/17) Updates to Southeast Missouri State University's Grauel Building should be complete by July 14, according to a facilities management capital projects update report. Phil Powers, project manager with K & S Associates, said the building should be ready for the fall semester, even though work was extensive. The project cost more than $4 million...

Local startup carGo adding delivery, courier services to platform (6/28/17) 1 Cape Girardeau-based ride-hailing service carGO will expand services next month to include food delivery services, call-in car hailing and a courier service. “Our overall goal is to provide these smaller cities access to the modern conveniences of on-demand transportation,” carGO business development manager Gunnar Knudtson said Tuesday. ...

Boil water order issued for 350 homes in Cape Girardeau (6/28/17) About 350 homes near Nottingham Lane and Ferndale Drive in Cape Girardeau are under a precautionary boil-water advisory until 5 p.m. today, according to the city’s public information specialist, Jessica Sexton. Work is underway to repair a water-main break, which affects an area east of Perryville Road and north of Lexington Avenue...

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote (6/28/17) WASHINGTON -- In a setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health-care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes even to begin debate. "We will not be on the bill this week," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in what was a reversal of plans to push one of President Donald Trump's and the GOP's top priorities through the chamber this week...


The Southeast Missourian - State News
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

Missouri Senate's work on abortion policy delayed JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators won't reconvene until at least after the Fourth of July holiday to consider proposals to create more abortion regulations, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe said Tuesday. GOP Gov. Eric Greitens called lawmakers back to the Capitol for the second special session of the summer to tackle abortion policy. ...

Friends of cyclist killed in Kansas City race call him 'humble' KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Friends of a 30-year-old man who recently died in a Kansas City bicycle race say he was tenacious, but humble. Casey Saunders of St. Louis, who attended Southeast Missouri State University, died Sunday after he crashed into a metal barrier at the Tour of Kansas City bicycle race, which he had competed in before, The Kansas City Star reported...

Missouri court backs confining sex offenders indefinitely JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a state law allowing sex offenders to be committed indefinitely to mental institutions after prison is constitutional. Judges ruled 6-0 in two separate cases that two men were constitutionally committed and reaffirmed the law...

Court OKs Missouri right-to-work ballot rundowns by Democrat JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri appellate judges are reinstating descriptions of initiative petitions against right-to-work laws that were approved by the former Democratic secretary of state. The Missouri Court of Appeals’ Western District on Tuesday ruled eight of 10 original summaries of the petitions were sufficient. ...

Fraternity plans to move national headquarters from Missouri to Indiana WARRENSBURG, Mo. — The national headquarters of a men’s fraternity plans to move from Missouri to Indiana. Officials with Sigma Tau Gamma confirmed Tuesday the headquarters will move from Warrensburg to Indianapolis. The fraternity was founded in Warrensburg in 1920 near The University of Central Missouri. ...

NAACP, opponents protest Missouri discrimination bill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri members of the NAACP and others are rallying against legislation to make it more difficult to sue for discrimination. Roughly 40 people protested Tuesday at the Capitol and taped opposition notes outside Gov. Eric Greitens' office. The bill is pending on Greitens' desk. The Republican governor has not said whether he'll allow the bill to become law or veto it...

Judge upholds St. Louis Zoo gun ban; opponents vow to appeal ST. LOUIS -- A judge is upholding a policy barring visitors from entering St. Louis Zoo with guns, despite pressure from gun-rights advocates who are pushing for firearms restrictions to be lifted at zoos nationwide. St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty ruled Friday the publicly funded institution fits the state law's definition of a "gun-free zone."...

Missouri trooper pleads in handcuffed drowning of Iowa man VERSAILLES, Mo. -- A Missouri state trooper accused in the 2014 death of an Iowa man who fell from a patrol boat while handcuffed has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor boating violation, meaning he won't face an involuntary manslaughter trial in the case...

Crews begin dismantling Confederate monument in St. Louis (6/27/17) ST. LOUIS -- Crews on Monday began dismantling a Confederate monument in a park near downtown St. Louis after the city and the Missouri Civil War Museum reached an agreement to have it moved. As part of the deal, the museum will pay for the removal of the 38-foot-tall, 103-year-old granite monument that depicts a Confederate soldier leaving his family for the Civil War with an angel hovering above them...

2 corrections officers among 4 arrested at KC jail (6/27/17) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two corrections officers were among four people arrested in a contraband- smuggling operation at the county jail in Kansas City, Missouri, after 200 law enforcers searched the facility early Monday. The U.S. attorney's office said the indictment naming Jackson County Detention Center corrections officers Andrew Lamonte Dickerson, 26, and Jalee Caprice Fuller, 29, was unsealed after their arrest...

Missouri NAACP tells travelers to be careful in the state (6/27/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri NAACP issued an advisory that tells travelers to be careful while in the state because of a danger civil rights won't be respected, state chapter president Rod Chapel said Monday. The advisory cites a bill passed by lawmakers this year that would make it more difficult to sue for housing or employment discrimination...

Lawyer awaits probe of St. Louis cop-on-cop shooting (6/27/17) ST. LOUIS -- A lawyer for a union representing black St. Louis police officers said Monday an off-duty black officer who was shot mistakenly by a white colleague is willing to wait for the findings of an investigation into whether race played a role...

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budget (6/26/17) CHICAGO -- Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency likely will lower Illinois' creditworthiness to below investment grade if feuding lawmakers fail to agree on a state budget for a third straight year, increasing the amount the state will have to pay to borrow money for things such as building roads or refinancing existing debt.. ...

Mizzou libraries seeks book donations amid budget cuts (6/26/17) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri Libraries, responding to the loss of millions of dollars in its budget, is asking book lovers for some help. Two weeks ago, library officials posted a website with a wish list of more than 400 books they hoped to buy for the libraries but are not able to because of budget cuts. The website gives willing donors a way to buy specific books for teaching and research...

Missouri attorney general could gain power over abortion law (6/25/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Some GOP lawmakers who are working to tighten Missouri’s abortion regulations also hope to give the state attorney general authority to prosecute violations of abortion laws. Abortion opponents say the move is needed because they fear local prosecutors who support abortion rights won’t prosecute violations as vigorously as they should, but the prosecutors are balking at the potential power grab...

Textbook costs to drop under University of Missouri plan (6/25/17) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Students on the four University of Missouri campuses soon will be paying less for textbooks. University system president Mun Choi wants to use more open-source learning material written by experts, vetted by their peers and posted for free downloading. Choi spoke about the effort Wednesday at an event with members of the board of curators, administrators, lawmakers, faculty from all four campuses and student representatives, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported...

Broken Illinois line dumping sewage into Mississippi River (6/25/17) GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Authorities say a sewer line in Southern Illinois broke last month and daily is dumping about 2 million gallons of storm water and sewage into the Mississippi River. The Belleville News-Democrat reported Friday the Metro East Sanitary District break happened just north of St. ...

More than 250-year-old coloring book found at Missouri Botanical Garden (6/23/17) ST. LOUIS -- Perhaps the owner had no gall-stone brown or French berry yellow. Or kept the book only for pressing plants. Whatever the reason, light use may have helped preserve a rare, early coloring book found in the Missouri Botanical Garden's library. Noticed just last month, the book predates by 100 years what has been cited as the first coloring book...

Ferguson making progress, Justice Department attorneys say (6/23/17) ST. LOUIS -- Ferguson, Missouri, is making progress in the effort to end racial bias in police and court practices, but the city needs to be more transparent, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice told a federal judge Thursday. U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry heard an update on a consent agreement reached in 2016. The St. Louis suburb has been under scrutiny since the August 2014 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson...

Missouri judge rewords right-to-work referendum summary (6/23/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri circuit judge said Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office wrote a confusing and grammatically incorrect summary of a referendum to repeal right to work. A summary is meant to help voters understand ballot measures. ...


The Southeast Missourian - Local News
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

Middle-schoolers learn tech basics at Geek Squad Academy By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian About 80 area middle-schoolers are getting hands-on tech experience during Geek Squad Academy this week. The two-day camp is designed to familiarize youths with the systems they likely will encounter in an increasingly tech-focused workforce, said Best Buy camp organizer Ricky Noriega...

New phase begins on Jackson water-system upgrades By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian A new phase of Jackson water-system upgrades will begin Thursday as workers reach into new parts of the city, including uptown and some surrounding areas. The upgrades, part of an $11.5 million bond issue approved by voters in August 2015, will continue to replace undersized water mains. Current water mains, measuring two and four inches, will be upgraded to six- and eight-inch mains with wider lines, according to a news release from Jackson public works director Rodney Bollinger...

Cape seeks proposals to develop blighted property on Good Hope Street By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau city officials are taking a new approach to cleaning blighted, downtown property. The city wants to entice developers to revitalize old, vacant buildings by offering them at no cost. City officials are seeking proposals to develop blighted property on Good Hope Street rather than condemn the property and raze the vacant buildings...

Regents OK extension for Southeast president By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents voted Monday to offer Carlos Vargas-Aburto a new, three-year rolling contract to continue as president of the university. No salary increase or additional compensation was awarded at this time, according to a news release from the university...

A sweet treat at Jackson Farmers Market Abel Williams, 1, takes a bite from a cookie his mother, Tameeka Williams, bought him Tuesday at the Jackson Farmers Market in Jackson.

Judge dismisses assault charge against sheriff, allows case to proceed on robbery charge 1 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Judge Gary Kamp dismissed an assault charge against embattled Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson but bound him over to stand trial in circuit court on a first-degree robbery charge. Kamp's ruling Tuesday followed a preliminary hearing in Mississippi County Circuit Court before a standing-room-only crowd.

Grauel Building renovations at Southeast are nearly complete By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian Updates to Southeast Missouri State University's Grauel Building should be complete by July 14, according to a facilities management capital projects update report. Phil Powers, project manager with K & S Associates, said the building should be ready for the fall semester, even though work was extensive. The project cost more than $4 million...

Local startup carGo adding delivery, courier services to platform 1 By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau-based ride-hailing service carGO will expand services next month to include food delivery services, call-in car hailing and a courier service. “Our overall goal is to provide these smaller cities access to the modern conveniences of on-demand transportation,” carGO business development manager Gunnar Knudtson said Tuesday. ...

Boil water order issued for 350 homes in Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian About 350 homes near Nottingham Lane and Ferndale Drive in Cape Girardeau are under a precautionary boil-water advisory until 5 p.m. today, according to the city’s public information specialist, Jessica Sexton. Work is underway to repair a water-main break, which affects an area east of Perryville Road and north of Lexington Avenue...

Ready for a closeup in downtown Cape Cape Girardeau firefighters assist photographer Larry Shapiro during a shoot Tuesday of the department's new 100-foot aerial ladder truck in front of Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau.

Historic preservation panel adds six structures to endangered buildings list (6/27/17) 2 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau's Historic Preservation Commission has added six structures to its endangered-buildings list, including a brick house on North Street that once was a winner of a Christmas lighting contest. In all, there are 14 buildings on the list. According to the city's website, the structures are those with historic value believed to be at risk of being lost because of significant deterioration and/or imminent demolition...

No raises for Southeast faculty, staff; regents approve budget (6/27/17) By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian Faculty and staff at Southeast Missouri State University won't get pay raises in fiscal year 2018, according to the proposed operating budget passed at Monday's board of regents meeting at Academic Hall. University president Carlos Vargas-Aburto said the budget is the result of hard work by many dedicated employees, all whom began finding ways to cut expenses and become more efficient without causing harm to the student learning experience when Gov. ...

Police: Attack gave man a broken arm, possible concussion (6/27/17) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian A Perryville, Missouri, man broke another man's arm and hit him in the head with a baseball bat, police said. The Perry County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Joshua S. Stenberg, 34, with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Stenberg contacted the victim in a car near a residence in the 8900 block of Route O, according to a probable-cause statement filed in the case by Perry County sheriff's Sgt. James Rice...

Marble Hill man accused of beating, kidnapping woman (6/27/17) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian A Marble Hill, Missouri, man faces kidnapping and domestic-assault charges after beating a woman and holding her against her will, police said. The Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney's Office on Sunday charged Dale E. Coleman, no age given, with third-degree domestic assault and second-degree kidnapping...

Federal agency approves loans for Missouri disaster victims (6/27/17) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian The U.S. Small Business Administration approved $6.3 million in federal disaster loans for eligible Missourians after storms and flooding in early May. Most of the funds -- about $5.7 million -- will go to residents, but businesses will be eligible to receive the remaining $636,700, according to a news release from the agency...

School chief: Cape in better fiscal shape than expected (6/27/17) By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau School District is beginning the 2018 fiscal year in stronger shape than initially expected, according to the 2017-2018 district budget approved at Monday's regular school board meeting. During his final meeting as superintendent, Jim Welker announced an unrestricted fund balance that was the highest he had seen in his nine years at Cape Girardeau public schools...

Photo: Tying on a fishing lure at Capaha Park (6/27/17) Ketavion Dixon, right, begins to stand after tying a lure on the end of his fishing line as his brother, Noah, works on tying a lure on his line while fishing with their friend Austin Smith on Monday at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau.

Custom cuts: Local hairstylist provides free haircuts to special-needs children (6/26/17) 3 By Ben Matthews ~ Southeast Missourian Local hairstylist Chrissie Shay, nicknamed The Hair Wizard, works magic for local families by providing free haircuts to special-needs children. Shay's "Special Sunday" events dedicate an entire day to special-needs families, giving each haircut a full hour to ensure the children remain as comfortable and relaxed as possible...

Bone-marrow donor event Tuesday may help two area boys (6/26/17) By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian A joint blood drive and bone-marrow donor registration event in Jackson aims to help two area boys with serious medical conditions. The event, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Jackson Civic Center, 381 E. Deerwood Drive in Jackson, will honor Wyatt Hill, of Friends of Wyatt, and Wade Wachter, of Wade's World...

Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents agenda 6/26/17 (6/26/17) Academic Hall, Board of Regents room 900 Normal Ave. Regular meeting, 9:30 a.m. today n Approval of Minutes of May 12, 2017, open session Report Item n University president's report Action items n Tour of Grauel Building upon adjournment Open session agenda...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (06/28/2017) at 08:15 PM

Mural at Jackson library a great addition (6/28/17) The building used to be a Wal-Mart building. For the past several years it's been a library. Now the folks at Jackson's Riverside Regional Library are trying to give the building a look that more represents the building's use. Recent Southeast Missouri State University graduate Terry Davis is painting a mural on the building...

Opportunity to serve Ward 6 in Cape Girardeau (6/27/17) With Ward 6 Cape Girardeau City Councilman Wayne Bowen taking a new job in Florida, the council at large is now met with the responsibility of appointing a new member to the city council. As reporter Mark Bliss reported last week, the city council will hear from applicants for the vacancy in July, and will make an appointment at the Aug. 7 meeting. The term will expire in April 2018. Bowen is expected to remain on the council through July...

Balloon experiment a great opportunity to learn (6/26/17) Southeast Missouri State University launched a couple of test weather balloons last week in collaboration with Space Center Houston-Manned Space Flight Education Foundation. The test mission was to prepare for the launch of two such balloons in August before the solar eclipse event at Southeast. The launch of the balloons in August will be at noon on Aug. 21, the day of the eclipse, at Houck Field...

Jackson survey returns with good reviews (6/25/17) More than 90 percent of 700 Jackson residents who responded to a survey said the city is a "good" or "excellent" place to raise children. That's according to a presentation Monday night of a community survey at the board of aldermen meeting. According to journalist Tyler Graef, who attended the meeting, the numbers showed positive trends in many areas. About 75 percent said the city was moving in the right direction...

Levi's Adventure Trail a labor of love (6/23/17) Construction is proceeding in earnest of a new, exciting playground at Cape Girardeau County Park South in Cape Girardeau. Levi's Adventure Trail is being built with a private-public partnership, and will honor Levi Collom, who died unexpectedly in March 2012. Levi's Adventure Trail should be open in September or October, and should add a wonderful complement to Melaina’s Magical Playland, an all-inclusive playground in the north park on the other side of Highway 61...

Volunteers collect supplies for children in Africa (6/22/17) Local volunteers are collecting diapers and other baby and child necessities for poverty-ravaged children in Africa. Teresa Birk is coordinating the efforts, and donations will be accepted through June 29 at Roy's Tire and Auto at 408 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson and Realty Executives at 2511 Independence St. in Cape Girardeau...

Welker brought stability to Cape superintendent office (6/21/17) When Dr. James Welker retires at the end of next month it will be the first time in nearly 10 years the Cape Girardeau School District has had a new superintendent. That in itself is quite an accomplishment. Though there was a certain amount of controversy on Welker's watch, from the school's new dress code policy to the elimination of a school period at the high school, he provided a sense of stability that the district desperately needed...

Jackson church celebrates 140 of service (6/20/17) Add St. John's United Church of Christ in Jackson to churches enjoying longevity. Yes, 140 years after opening its doors, St. John's remains a pillar in the community. "Cherishing Our Past and Embracing Our Future" was the theme for this anniversary celebration, which took place on Sunday, June 11...

Safe House marks 25 years of service (6/19/17) It was a joy to see hundreds come to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Safe House for Women at the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau Event Center on June 9. The luncheon highlighted the good work the organization has done throughout the years and focused on the work ahead...

Celebrating our dads on Father's Day (6/18/17) Editor's note: The following is our annual Father's Day editorial. The best fathers are the best teachers. They teach us how to throw a fastball, set a hook, tie our shoes, ride a bike. They teach us right from wrong, good from bad. They teach us humor and humility, discipline and decency...

Summer Arts Festival offers variety of fun activities (6/16/17) Cape Girardeau is gearing up for a very artsy weekend. The annual Summer Arts Festival is officially Saturday, though there were three comedy shows leading up to the festival earlier this week. The festival is expected to draw thousands of people with a strong lineup of shows, art, booths and food...

Finalists announced for Semoball Awards (6/15/17) We are just a few weeks away from the annual Semoball Awards, coming July 8. Semoball.com, a regional sports website for high school, college and community sports, recently announced the spring sports finalists for standouts in track, baseball, softball, girls soccer, golf, tennis and other awards. For a complete list, please go to semoball.com/awards...

County joins the back-to-school sales tax holiday (6/14/17) The Cape Girardeau County Commission recently voted to participate in the statewide sales tax holiday from Aug. 4-6. The state of Missouri has set aside that particular before-school-starts weekend to offer parents and teachers a break on sales tax to help consumers buy school supplies...

Local teams compete at state, conference championships (6/13/17) Excellence in sports is a tough task to begin with, so imagine our awe that a handful of teams in the area have managed to accomplish great things this season, making high school baseball and soccer and college track and field exciting to follow. Consider the Bell City baseball team, which captured its third consecutive Class 1 championship. ...

Bethany Baptist VBS ministers to children with special needs (6/12/17) A church in Cape Girardeau is doing something special. Bethany Baptist is holding a vacation Bible school. What's so special about that? Many churches do it; VBS, as it's universally called, is a regular summer event. Yes, but churches do not usually have one specifically for children with special needs. Bethany Baptist does now, and it begins on June 19...

Tailor Institute dealing with challenge of losing state funds (6/11/17) The leaders and employees of the Tailor Institute were shocked. Out of nowhere, with no warning or discussion, Missouri state government pulled their state funding. And everyone involved in the process, at least local lawmakers, a lobbyist and those in former such roles, say it never should have happened. ...

Remembering 'One Shot Frony' a hall of fame photojournalist (6/9/17) The Southeast Missourian has a special interest in local history. As the first version of history, newspaper journalists go out a to gather the news and images of the day, and tell a community's story over time. We enjoy sharing this local history on an ongoing basis. We don't just cover the news of today, but we share the news and images of the past to remind us how far we've come and sometimes how far we still need to go...

Local man helps youth through cultural trips (6/8/17) Our community is blessed to have so many people with warm and generous hearts. Fred Pennington belongs high up on the list of those people in Cape Girardeau. As features writer Jeff Breer recently reported, Pennington, 62, has for several years been organizing trips for disadvantaged youth in our area and taking them on trips to experience culture and history that they would not otherwise get to experience...

Area honors local military heroes (6/7/17) The Cape Girardeau region is a place where its people love the stars and stripes. Another way of recognizing veterans was unveiled on Memorial Day, when a new painted "Freedom Rock" was introduced to the public. Freedom Rock is a 32-ton limestone boulder in Veterans Plaza at Cape County Park that features a patriotic tableau honoring local military servicemen, according to a recent story by Ben Matthews. ...

Financial audit of Humane Society is prudent (6/6/17) The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri may have to limit the number of animals it accepts in Cape Girardeau, board president Charlotte Craig said. While this is concerning, it demonstrates the prudence we expect from the city. The Southeast Missourian's Mark Bliss reported on May 25 that the Humane Society requested "the city pay $82,500 in fiscal 2017, about $23,000 more than it currently is providing to the animal shelter." Prices have gone up, Craig explained. ...


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