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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:18 PM

Sweetie Pie's owner sues son, alleging trademark infringement at his restaurants

Ex-Rams in discussions about MLS team here

Right-to-work fuels GOP state Senate primary race in St. Charles County

County library branches almost halfway through $120 million renovation

St. Louis Cardinals Commish's Classics: Another Cardinal for the Hall of Fame?

Boy dies from injuries to head and torso; St. Louis County police investigating

Nurses quitting at Missouri hospitals

Police seek 'person of interest' after man is found dead in West Alton

Joe's St. Louis KSDK's Rene Knott may head home this weekend

Legalized fantasy sports in Missouri expected to get underway in September

Debra D. Bass #STLStreetStyle: Chess champion talks strategy and style

Kander launches first online ad critical of Blunt

The Village Bar in Des Peres plans expansion

Other developers could affect Kroenke plans in Maryland Heights

Clay, challengers for his congressional seat make their cases at forum

Rams concede the mistake, cut Foles

Reporters weigh in on colleague's Michael Brown remark

Meeting on new welfare law shifts to conversation about inefficiencies in Department of Social Services

Ace Wainwright, back in Queens, looks to pitch Cards to series win

South Eatherton Road reopens in Chesterfield, Wildwood


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:18 PM

Meeting on new welfare law shifts to conversation about inefficiencies in Department of Social Services

Behind Michelle Obama's transformation on American exceptionalism

From suffragettes in St. Louis to a female nominee in Philly

Legalized fantasy sports in Missouri expected to get underway in September

Travel Missouri's newest state park to open on storied piece of the Ozarks

Right-to-work fuels GOP state Senate primary race in St. Charles County

Illinois' economy shrinks, Missouri's grows slowly in first quarter

A `Democratic Happy Hour' and `barf bags' in the battle over hearts and minds

Nestlé Purina launches contest for pet-care startups

Are we dining out more? Hospitality sector leads St. Louis job gains

God, guns and votes: Missouri Republican governor candidates take to the airwaves

Photos: Scouts place flags at graves in Jefferson Barracks cemetery

Before and after: How the last 10 presidents physically changed while in office

How major legislation fared in the Missouri Legislature in 2016

Local Through the years: Images of Francis Slay during his time as St. Louis mayor

Photos: Ted Cruz makes case to be Republican nominee after strong Wisconsin victory

Political primaries and March Madness

GOP race for attorney general tops $10 million

Meeting on new welfare law shifts to conversation about inefficiencies in Department of Social Services

Missouri's newest state park to open on storied piece of the Ozarks


St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:19 PM

Editorial: Trumpsky. What's a little espionage among close friends?

Editorial: This isn't hard. Missouri Veterans Commission director needs to go

Editorial: Carl for circuit attorney. Other 'county' office elections should disappear

Gun bill would harm public safety

A lawyer's duty

Your right to vote doesn't mean you can berate the poll workers

Tough questions must be answered to reduce killings of young blacks

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Republicans have ceded the ground on faith

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: Clinton leaves party's liberal wing high and dry

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: The carnival in Cleveland

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: Morning in America it wasn't Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: Division in the GOP: Kill Hillary Clinton or jail her?

Illinois' economy shrinks, Missouri's grows slowly in first quarter

A `Democratic Happy Hour' and `barf bags' in the battle over hearts and minds

Nestlé Purina launches contest for pet-care startups

Are we dining out more? Hospitality sector leads St. Louis job gains

Little difference between what Ivanka Trump, Cruz said ( … ) In Ivanka Trump's introduction of her father at the final evening of the convention, she stated: “Like many of my fellow millennials, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat. More than party affiliation, I vote based on what I believe is right for my family and my count… Read more

Trump co-opts the left's usual hyperbole ( … )

Republicans continue trying to blame Clinton ( … )

Trump shows his dictatorial side ( … )

By endorsing Clinton, Democrats show they have no principles ( … )


Kansas City Star
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:19 PM

Royals As frustration mounts, Royals players brace for possible changes 4:48 PM The Royals dropped to 48-51 Tuesday after a 13-0 loss to the Angels Players prepare for possibility of selling before the trade deadline “It’s frustrating,” first baseman Eric Hosmer says

Government & Politics Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation comes up short so far in KC housing promise 2:01 PM

Bernie Sanders pays surprise morning visit to Kansas and Missouri delegates 5:18 PM

Local Wyandot Inc. to cut mental health services for more than 800 adults and children 5:17 PM

Government & Politics Dutch Newman, longtime Democratic leader in KC and Missouri, dies at 95 3:55 PM

Back to Rockville Blake Shelton to play free pop-up concert tonight in Grain Valley 3:38 PM

Red Zone Parking for Chiefs games will cost as much as $40 this season 2:51 PM

Toddler struck by car, critically injured in Olathe 5:18 PM

Kansas City man charged in Independence shooting that left man in critical condition 5:17 PM

Federal prison sentence is ordered for bomb threat at KCI 4:58 PM

Kansas City police seek public’s help in finding car that struck and killed Manute Bol’s sister 4:53 PM

Manchurian-like Trump calls for Russian cyber hijinks on Clinton 4:35 PM

Royals As frustration mounts, Royals players brace for possible changes 4:48 PM The Royals dropped to 48-51 Tuesday after a 13-0 loss to the Angels Players prepare for possibility of selling before the trade deadline “It’s frustrating,” first baseman Eric Hosmer says

Government & Politics Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation comes up short so far in KC housing promise 2:01 PM

Bernie Sanders pays surprise morning visit to Kansas and Missouri delegates 5:18 PM

Local Wyandot Inc. to cut mental health services for more than 800 adults and children 5:17 PM

Government & Politics Dutch Newman, longtime Democratic leader in KC and Missouri, dies at 95 3:55 PM

Back to Rockville Blake Shelton to play free pop-up concert tonight in Grain Valley 3:38 PM

Red Zone Parking for Chiefs games will cost as much as $40 this season 2:51 PM

As frustration mounts, Royals players brace for possible changes The Royals dropped to 48-51 Tuesday after a 13-0 loss to the Angels. Players prepared for the possibility of selling before the trade deadline. “It's frustrating,” first baseman Eric Hosmer said.


Kansas City Star - Political News
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:20 PM

Government & Politics Kansas Chamber-backed group sends mailers with questionable claims Chamber’s PAC contributed $61,500 to Main Street Kansas PAC Radio ads, mailers attack moderate-leaning Republicans ahead of Aug. 2 primary Main Street failed to list mailers on campaign finance reports

The Buzz Bernie Sanders pays surprise morning visit to Kansas and Missouri delegates Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to both delegations on Tuesday morning, following his his speech Monday night urging support for Hillary Clinton. He promised to get more campaign money into heavily Republican states like Kansas.

Government & Politics Can Hillary Clinton deliver her speech without a ‘Bernie! Bernie!’ interruption? Hillary Clinton heads into her historic acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention not knowing whether she'll have a fully adoring, or sometimes unsettled, crowd in the hall with her.

Government & Politics Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation comes up short so far in KC housing promise In Manheim Park, residents and community leaders wonder when actor Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation will follow through on its promise for the East Side neighborhood. The nonprofit in New Orleans early in 2015 announced it would take the lead on developing six to 50 new single-family homes, starting on 43rd Street and Tracy Avenue.

Latest News Trump’s Russia remarks put Republicans in awkward spot Democrats attack Republican Sen. Roy Blunt and other GOP lawmakers for remaining silent on controversial remarks by their party's presidential nominee, Donald Trump, who urged Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails and expose them. Blunt and other Republican lawmakers either decline to comment or suggest Trump was speaking in jest.

Government & Politics Dutch Newman, longtime Democratic leader in KC and Missouri, dies at 95 Hila “Dutch” Bucher Newman was known to many as the grande dame of Missouri Democratic politics. Democrats lauded her influence in politics and in their lives. She lived long enough to see Hillary Clinton nominated as Democratic presidential candidate.

Nation & World Sarah Silverman’s Twitter account hacked after she scolds Bernie or Bust fans at DNC A message on comedian Sarah Silverman's Twitter account says she has been hacked. This comes two days after she scolded fellow Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention. “You're being ridiculous,” she told them after they booed her call for unity.

Elections 2016 Trump asks Russia to hack Clinton Donald Trump asked Vladimir Putin to hack his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton amid growing concerns Russia was behind a security breach of the Democratic National Committee. ommittee.

The Buzz KC mayor: Race plays a role in lack of action on urban violence Kansas City Mayor Sly James spoke Wednesday to Missouri delegates at the Democratic convention, saying urban violence would be addressed more seriously except most victims and shooters are black. He called for stricter gun control and said Hillary Clinton would push for it.

Elections 2016 Trump campaign: Tax returns still none of your business Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort said Wednesday that even amid accusations Russia hacked the DNC to meddle in the U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump will not be releasing his tax returns.

Entertainment Obama boosts Clinton; Trump talks emails and Russia Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama is imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to hers.

Government & Politics Four candidates for Missouri governor battle in tight GOP primary The race features Peter Kinder, Catherine Hanaway, John Brunner and Eric Greitens. Brunner and Greitens consider themselves outsiders. While they agree on most issues, the candidates bring vastly different experiences to the campaign.

Government & Politics Sean Hannity gives on-air endorsement to Tim Huelskamp Sean Hannity, one of the biggest names in conservative broadcasting, tossed Rep. Tim Huelskamp an endorsement at the end of an interview on his radio program Tuesday.

Local Bloch Fountain outside Union Station shut off again after pipe breaks The Bloch Fountain just outside Union Station just had a grand rededication ceremony June 30. Now it's shut down again because a pipe broke and water flooded the fountain's pump room.

The Buzz ‘Sex slave’ remark sparks lawsuit against Republican candidate for Missouri governor John Brunner, one of four Republicans running for governor, is being sued by a California venture capitalist for calling him the “owner of a teenage sex slave” during a recent debate.

Government & Politics Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, becoming the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, a goal that painfully eluded her eight years ago.

Government & Politics Democrats promise new push for gun control This year's Democratic National Convention is making gun violence a higher priority than it was at the past three. Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine have put the fight for tougher gun laws at the heart of their campaign for the White House.

Government & Politics Heads may need to roll at DNC, former chairman says Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe urges the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to get ahead of any potentially damaging emails that WikiLeaks' founder has vowed to make public. However, Clinton campaign Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri tells McClatchy the former secretary of state's camp hasn't asked to see the DNC emails and isn't likely to.

Government & Politics The DNC email hack is just the newest skirmish in a growing cyberwar Cyberwarfare is growing among a group of U.S. allies and adversaries that include Britain, Israel, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. The battles remain largely unseen, except when they result in spectacular moments, such as Debbie Wasserman Schultz's abrupt resignation before the start of the Democratic National Convention.

Government & Politics Hillary Clinton: What an incredible honor you've given me After securing the Democratic nomination for president on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton made a surprise video appearance thanking her supporters for helping her make history. The presidential candidate will address the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday.


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:20 PM

Editorials Kansas and Gov. Sam Brownback get another really bad report card Ratings agency downgrades Kansas’ credit, and that’s not a big surprise Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature have made fiscally foolish decisions to reach this point

Editorials Hillary Clinton’s chance to shine in her acceptance speech comes with big challenges In her acceptance speech Thursday night, Hillary Clinton has a huge opportunity to detail key differences between her approach to being president of the United States — and that of Donald Trump. But given the Democratic Party nominee's extremely low favorability ratings, she will have to be extremely persuasive to deliver an agenda that many Americans will actually embrace as the sprint to Nov. 8 starts in earnest.

Editorials Amid terrorism and refugee crisis, Europe skids toward radical change The refugee crisis and a growing fear of terrorism are pushing Europeans into the lap of populist politicians. The power of far-right officials is on the rise. The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) was a victory for isolationists, nationalists and populist conservatives around Europe. The next step in that direction might come in Austria.

Editorials The Star’s recommendations for governor — Catherine Hanaway, Chris Koster — and for other Missouri statewide offices Missouri voters face a nearly full slate of candidates in statewide primaries on the Aug. 2 ballot. Here are The Star's recommendations.

Editorials Monday Poll results: Chiefs favored to make the playoffs — but not the Royals Readers are fairly confident the Kansas City Chiefs are going to make the playoffs this year — but have lost confidence in the Royals getting to post-season play. Those are two highlights from the results of this week's Monday Poll, which drew more than 325 responses regarding the wonderful world of sports.

Editorials The Star’s recommendation: Approve bond issue that would benefit North Kansas City schools To keep up with the continuing growth in the North Kansas City School District, voters should approve a $114 million, no-tax-increase bond issue on Aug. 2.

Editorials The Star recommends Jessica Podhola for Missouri’s 11th District Senate seat The 11th District State Senate seat has been vacant since August 2015 when Paul LeVota resigned amid sexual harassment allegations involving statehouse interns. The Star recommends Jessica Podhola in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary in her race against three other candidates, led by John Rizzo.

Editorials The Star’s recommendations in Missouri House primaries Here are The Star's recommendations in selected, contested races for the Missouri House in Republican and Democratic primaries on Aug. 2.

Editorials The Monday Poll: Could Rio Olympics and the Royals surprise us? The wonderful world of sports gets all the attention in this week's Monday Poll. We'd like to get your responses to the following statements about the Kansas City Royals, the Chiefs, the Big 12 and the Rio Olympics.

Editorials Hillary Clinton has a lot of persuading to do at the Democratic convention Democrats gather in Philadelphia starting Monday to nominate Hillary Clinton for president. After the GOP convention drew so much attention for demonizing her, Clinton and her party have an opportunity to reframe the race by articulating a positive message and vision for the nation. While Clinton has been the target of conservative groups and politicians for years, she certainly hasn't helped her cause recently.

Editorials The Star’s recommendations for Johnson County sheriff, Lee’s Summit parks tax and Jackson County car tax A wide variety of candidates and issues will be on the ballots in the Kansas City area in the Aug. 2 elections. Here are The Star's recommendations in selected races in Johnson, Jackson and Wyandotte counties.

Editorials Donald Trump’s big chance to seize momentum arrives Thursday night Donald Trump has been called a lot of nasty names in recent months by his many critics across America. He's certainly earned some of that enmity with his own insults aimed at others. But here's one more thing you can call Trump: The Republican candidate for the president of the United States.

Editorials A community in need of healing People mourn deaths from gun violence, but the shared sorrow feels greater and more widespread when a police officer is slain in the line of duty. Kansas City, Kan., is feeling that larger loss now over the shooting death Tuesday of Capt. Robert David Melton.

Editorials Monday Poll results: Discouraged about terrorism around the world Terrorism attacks in France and elsewhere around the world have many people on edge. And this week's Monday Poll shows they are discouraged by the continued violence.

Editorials Failed Turkish coup imperils fight against ISIS Turkey, once President Barack Obama's model country for the Muslim world because of its secular and democratic system, is in turmoil after a failed coup attempt last weekend. This chaos could have negative effects on Turkish-U.S. relations and imperil the fight against ISIS.

Editorials Another head-shaking loss for the arts in Kansas It's disappointing but sadly not shocking that Kansas could fail to receive $800,000 in arts funding in the coming year. The administration of Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature have consciously decided not to consistently and adequately support the arts in the Sunflower State.

Editorials Americans are in this crucial battle together to reduce senseless violence The senseless killings Sunday of three Baton Rouge, La., law enforcement officers only add to the police-black community bloodshed of the last two weeks. Americans are seeing disturbing cases of police-state responses that likely will only harden battle lines and work against the free, open, democratic society that the government should convey to Americans and the rest of the world.

Editorials The Star’s recommendations for local Kansas Senate races Two of the most vigorously contested Republican primaries for the Kansas Senate are in Johnson County. In both cases, the bright and outgoing challengers possess financially sound viewpoints required to get the beleaguered Sunflower State budget back on stronger footing.

Editorials The Monday Poll: Responding to terrorist attacks The deaths of more than 80 people and injuries to many others by a truck driver running over crowds Thursday night in Nice, France, during Bastille Day celebrations adds to the growing fear of terrorist attacks, occurring throughout the globe and in the United States.

Editorials The Star’s recommendations for GOP Kansas House races in Johnson County Incumbents and challengers are knocking on doors, sending out fliers and appearing at forums to woo voters in hotly contested Republican Kansas House primaries in Johnson County. For the most part, the choices in these races are crystal clear: The Star recommends that voters send plenty of fresh faces to Topeka.


The Springfield News Leader
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:20 PM

Could this change to Springfield roads make crash-prone intersections…

Juvenile sets fire in house where boys reported abuse, official says

Judge dismisses murder conviction in death of Cedar County deputy,…

Judge hopefuls rake in largest donations for Christian County primary

New York investor asks judge to toss Hammons Hotels bankruptcy, allow…

Answer Man: What stores are headed to West Sunshine near Bypass?

Education Down to the wire: Career exploration program still looking for space for IT classroom Down to the wire: Career exploration program still looking for space for IT classroom The Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies created a new career strand called Technology Solutions. Education 4  minutes ago

Ozarks Calgaro's Pizzeria pays it forward with water giveaway Calgaro's Pizzeria pays it forward with water giveaway People Are Awesome recognizes area businesses, employees and people Ozarks 7  minutes ago

Politics In Springfield Wednesday, Kander says Blunt not the same person elected Greene County Clerk In Springfield Wednesday, Kander says Blunt not the same person elected Greene County Clerk Secretary of State and Senate hopeful Jason Kander spoke to about 70 people in Springfield Politics 26  minutes ago

Ozarks Trooper captures juvenile bald eagle Trooper captures juvenile bald eagle Trooper Andy Ward uses a towel to carefully capture a juvenile bald eagle that was found on a houseboat at Table Rock Lake on July 22. Ward took the ailing bird aboard his Marine Patrol boat and eventually handed it over to conservation officers. Ozarks 36  minutes ago

Elections Sanders supporters are 'in pain' trying to figure out how to proceed Sanders supporters are 'in pain' trying to figure out how to proceed Springfield's Bernie Sanders supporters are “in pain” and trying to figure out how to proceed Elections 1  hour, 25  minutes ago

Crime Man charged after allegedly firing gun during Springfield police chase Man charged after allegedly firing gun during Springfield police chase A Republic man was charged with eight felonies in connection with a foot chase earlier this week. Crime 1  hour, 59  minutes ago

Crime Springfield crime up 2 percent in second quarter Springfield crime up 2 percent in second quarter Springfield police say reports of rapes and burglaries were up 30 percent in the second quarter of 2016. Crime 2  hours, 41  minutes ago

Missouri Rough it — or don't — at Echo Bluff, Missouri's newest state park Rough it — or don't — at Echo Bluff, Missouri's newest state park Gateway to the Ozarks opens Saturday: First look at new Echo Bluff State Park Missouri 3  hours, 10  minutes ago

Missouri Echo Bluff State Park Echo Bluff State Park The lodge at Echo Bluff State Park, the centerpiece of Missouri's newest state park located about 2 1/2 hours east of Springfield, opens to the public on Saturday. Missouri 3  hours, 42  minutes ago

Ozarks Missouri's wild horses still roam free, 20 years after feds nearly removed them Missouri's wild horses still roam free, 20 years after feds nearly removed them Missouri's wild horses still roam free, 20 years after feds nearly removed them Ozarks 8  hours, 49  minutes ago

Missouri Flags to be lowered to honor northern Missouri firefighter Flags to be lowered to honor northern Missouri firefighter CHILLICOTHE (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in a northern Missouri county to remember a firefighter who died after responding to a fire. Missouri 9  hours, 57  minutes ago

Crime Higher bond sought for man accused of shooting officer Higher bond sought for man accused of shooting officer CLAYTON (AP) — St. Louis County prosecutors are seeking to increase the bond for a man accused of shooting a police officer in the neck, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Crime 10  hours ago

Education Getting ready for approaching school year Getting ready for approaching school year Faculty have been designing and revising programs to prepare staff for what awaits them. Education 11  hours, 11  minutes ago

Ozarks 'First Responders Express' takes police, firefighters across Ozarks as thanks 'First Responders Express' takes police, firefighters across Ozarks as thanks Just as the train conductor yelled “all aboard” a crack of thunder hurried hundreds of law enforcement officers, firefighters and their family members into several silver train cars lined up to take them across the Ozarks as part of the First Respond Ozarks 19  hours, 17  minutes ago


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The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:20 PM

Our Voice: Move forward with merger

U.S.-Cuba commercial flight renewal process causing concern for…

GOP reaches another new low

Contributors Fear is the real problem Fear is the real problem Law enforcement, black communities are both in peril Contributors 5 days, 20 hours ago

Readers Ailes resignation makes country safer Ailes resignation makes country safer The country is safer today because Roger Ailes' resignation effectively disarms one of the two most dangerous men in the U.S. by taking away his media weapons. Readers 17 hours, 51 minutes ago

Opinion Today's poll Today's poll Four candidates are running in the republican primary for District 133. Who would you likely vote for? Opinion 1 day, 1 hour ago

Contributors Gun control is counterproductive Gun control is counterproductive William McNeil (“Why are gun owners exempt?”, Voice Of The Day, 7/14/2016) trots out the same false and illogical arguments of the anti-firearms (anti-civil rights) movement of the past few decades. Contributors 18 hours, 46 minutes ago

Readers More education needed on conflict minerals More education needed on conflict minerals There is not enough education in our community regarding conflict minerals. They have been a problem in our world for far too long, and few people know about them. Readers 1 day, 20 hours ago

Editorials Our Voice: Facts needed in police shooting debate Our Voice: Facts needed in police shooting debate Facts matter when people are looking for solutions to any problem, and there is no shortage of facts demonstrating that too many black men die unnecessarily at the hands of police. Editorials 1 day, 20 hours ago

Opinion This election, casting a vote for Big Bird This election, casting a vote for Big Bird As mentioned a couple of weeks back, I no longer claim affiliation with either political party. Big Bird is looking like a better candidate all the time. Opinion 1 day, 20 hours ago

Opinion What really happened to the BOE What really happened to the BOE I became the Board of Equalization chairman after the June 14 meeting when Tom Barr resigned. I never had any discussion with any county official or employee concerning Lyle Foster's appointment. I have never met or seen Bob Cirtin. Opinion 2 days, 17 hours ago

Opinion Notes from Cleveland: The two-part GOP rebellion Notes from Cleveland: The two-part GOP rebellion WASHINGTON — The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is structural: Unify the party before the final battle. Opinion 2 days, 17 hours ago

Opinion A discussion about learning A discussion about learning It was early in my career. I was in the very middle of a first-semester Calculus class, and we were going over a concept that sometimes causes trouble. Opinion 2 days, 17 hours ago

Opinion Here's what happened this week in history in the Ozarks Here's what happened this week in history in the Ozarks More nurses were asked to come to the polio center to help with the increase in cases in Springfield. Opinion 3 days ago

Readers Debates important to Christian County Debates important to Christian County I recently attended the Christian County Republican Federated Woman's debate this week in Ozark and heard from a lot of good folks running for Eastern and Western commissioner. Readers 3 days, 20 hours ago

Readers Of pandering, ponies or priorities Of pandering, ponies or priorities As a former Republican legislator I have been tracking the Republican candidates for governor. There is strong voter anti-incumbent sentiment, especially towards D.C. Readers 3 days, 20 hours ago

Readers Conservatives on wrong side of history again Conservatives on wrong side of history again The election season is in full swing now, and candidates here in our red state's reddest section of southwest Missouri are falling all over themselves to tell voters how conservative they are, especially in those incessant TV ads. Readers 3 days, 20 hours ago

Readers How far back does `plagiarism' go? How far back does `plagiarism' go? RE: "The recent plagiarism-gate" being "blown up" by our many media sources. Readers 3 days, 21 hours ago

Opinion Our Voice: Keep an open mind about potential tax Our Voice: Keep an open mind about potential tax Greene County Commissioners are likely to put the issue on an upcoming ballot. Opinion 3 days, 23 hours ago

Opinion Volunteers are everywhere, more needed Volunteers are everywhere, more needed Over Independence Day week, my wife and I took a vacation to the Ft. Myers area in Florida. We had been in our hotel for maybe 45 minutes when a young man in his 30s saw us in the elevator and asked me if I was the mayor of Springfield, MO. Opinion 3 days, 23 hours ago


The Independence Examiner
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:20 PM

Pokemon Go craze in Eastern Jackson County Updated at 8:16 PM Pokemon Go craze in Eastern Jackson County

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated at 7:40 PM Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ____ July 27 The Philadelphia Inquirer on the Democratic National Convention: Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was an obvious choice for a...

The Latest: Schumer preparing for his own next act in Senate Updated at 7:34 PM PHILADELPHIA (AP) " The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): 4:25 p.m. As Hillary Clinton gets set to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next...


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 (07/27/2016) at 05:21 PM

13th Judicial Circuit race pits longtime judge against connected politician Don Shrubshell /Tribune On Tuesday, voters in the Democratic primary will choose between Deborah Daniels, who wants to cap her career with a short stint as circuit judge, and Jeff Harris, who likely would hold the job for as long as he wants,...

Callaway hog farm opponents score victory in Cole County lawsuit

Complaint: Columbia Hospitality Association failed to report thousands in campaign expenditures A complaint filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission alleges the Columbia Hospitality Association ran afoul of state transparency laws with its anti-Proposition 1 campaign by failing to properly report thousands in campaign expenditures.

Midwest Innocence Project takes on local murder case The Midwest Innocence Project has taken the case of a Columbia man convicted of murder for the 2001 death of a sports editor at the Tribune. The man's testimony, which he has claimed was a lie for several years, famously...

City manager to conduct review of police department morale City Manager Mike Matthes said he takes a survey indicating low morale in the Columbia Police Department so seriously he will conduct his own review of the department.

County public administrator candidates trade barbs at NAACP forum The Boone County public administrator candidate with decades of experience in that office fought back against accusations of incompetence from her opponent during an NAACP forum Tuesday.

Central Columbia residents air grievances about low income housing, police profiling Central Columbia residents aired their grievances about policing and public housing to city officials at a community meeting.

Project Homeless Connect set for Thursday An event Thursday will provide several services in one place for local homeless people.

Police: Man jumped to death on I-70 A 37-year-old man was killed late Tuesday after he jumped off a bridge over Interstate 70 and onto the freeway.

Holts Summit man accused of firing shotgun after brawl A 42-year-old Holts Summit man on Tuesday was charged with four felonies for allegedly firing a shotgun at two people after his son was in a fight.

Man who supplied heroin in teen's overdose sentenced to prison A Columbia man who admitted to supplying a fatal dose of heroin to a teenager in a motel room was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison.

Families get first look at Beulah Ralph Elementary School Rob and Anne Gilmore said Beulah Ralph Elementary is so near their home in the Thornbrook neighborhood that their son, Blake, can ride his bike to school.

Stormwater pollution will cost city more than $500,000 The city of Columbia will need to pay more than $500,000 to cover a fine and stormwater project to settle pollution violations at the landfill.

High temperatures blamed for Boone County Fair attendance dip Scorching temperatures this past week were more to blame for an attendance dip at the Boone County Fair than its venue change to Sturgeon, fair board President Jeff Cook said.

Student apartments, Shakespeare's getting ready for August opening A new Shakespeare's Pizza restaurant will open at Ninth and Elm streets by mid-August in the same spot as the old pizza parlor that was demolished last summer to make way for a six-story, multiuse retail and apartment building.

Justice officials discuss causes of disproportionate minority youths in juvenile system Minority youths in Boone County were 5.4 times more likely to be referred to the juvenile justice system than their white peers last year.

Lodging tax supporters, opponents spending on signs, mailers ahead of August election Voters can expect postcards in their mailboxes and more yard signs popping up in an attempt to influence their vote on Proposition 1 on the Aug. 2 ballot.

Kander questions lengthy congressional recess as he seeks Senate seat While Jason Kander travels the state criticizing Congress for taking a long break after the national nominating conventions, a little bird is always around to irritate him.

Spending exceeds fundraising as candidates push toward primary election As the Aug. 2 primary election rapidly approaches, campaigns are focused on spending money raised during the first six months of the year rather than raising more funds, according to finance reports submitted Monday to the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Tribune to host blood drive Thursday The Tribune and Commerce Bank are teaming for a blood drive Thursday.


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:22 PM

For governor Democrat Chris Koster should emerge victorious in his party's primary race for governor.

State treasurer After years of public service and personal acquaintance, I'm in the mood to support Judy Baker for almost any public job within her reach. Certainly, that includes the office of Missouri treasurer.

The Perot factor On Sunday on these pages our occasional columnist Craig Van Matre made a persuasive case for Hillary Clinton's guilt in the use of her private email system for handling classified defense information. He also denounced Donald Trump for his unacceptable...

Donald J. Trump As he entered his race for president, Ronald Reagan proclaimed “Morning in America,” heralding an excursion he sought to lead into a prosperous and happy future. In his acceptance speech Thursday night, Donald Trump described midnight in America, the threat...

Burton Columbia police Chief Ken Burton remains under pressure from several constituencies.

46th District Democrats If Democratic voters in the 46th District of the Missouri House of Representatives want to continue the representation they have had by incumbent Stephen Webber, they will choose Martha Stevens in their primary election Aug. 2.

Sales tax Voters at city and county polling places should vote “yes” to continue collecting sales taxes on out-of-state purchases of vehicles, boats, trailers and outboard motors.

GOP convention This column does not appear in real time, so I can't give an up-to-date play-by-play of the Republican National Convention, but already in its early innings we can see some trends and truths.

Profiling The other day I heard Mayor Brian Treece trying to explain on KFRU radio how he supports both sides on the issue of alleged black profiling by police. Treece smoothed his way through, but it was a painful stretch.

Review panel The politically spawned University of Missouri Review Commission held its first meeting last week. Despite first fears to the contrary, it shows signs of ignoring its suspect genesis.

Schaefer vs. Hawley The race in the Republican primary for Missouri attorney general increasingly turns on allegations having little to do with the office they seek.

Clinton/Sanders The big national political news last week was the anticipated announcement by Sen. Bernie Sanders that he is endorsing primary election rival Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Rhoades: On to the next chapter In our sports section Thursday, Joe Walljasper and Blake Toppmeyer did an excellent job describing and analyzing the short term of departing Athletic Director Mack Rhoades, leaving me with the impression we have wrapped up his short career at MU...

Ginsburg's error Just because a public figure has been on the scene a long time does not mean she is immune from error, but U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have known better than to comment on the merits of...

MU money In the wake of turmoil on the University of Missouri campus, doomsayers predicted all sorts of negativism, not least a damaging dip in private financial contributions.

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St. Joseph News-Press
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:22 PM

AP: Obama boosts Clinton; Trump talks emails and Russia PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama is imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to hers.

AP: Former Neola city clerk charged in alleged misspending case DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former city clerk for the city of Neola has been charged with th…

top story Daviess rural water users in recovery mode Slightly more than 700 customers of a rural water district in Daviess County are slowly retu…

top story Popular brand is selling homes in St. Joseph A local Realtor is the first to join a popular brand in St. Joseph.

AP: Minister: Bavaria bomber in online chat before attack BERLIN (AP) — A 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker who blew himself up in the southern German …

AP: Correction: Timber Town's Comeback story PRINEVILLE, Oregon (AP) — In a story July 27 about a rural Oregon town that has reinvented i…

AP: Robbery suspect shot by police, dies in senior care center TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in suburban Phoenix shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect and…

AP: Des Moines police: Fatal shooting not believed to be random DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say investigators do not believe the fatal shootin…

AP: Some French media ban IDs of attackers to stop "hero" effect PARIS (AP) — Some leading French media outlets say they will stop publishing the names and i…

top story Aquatic Center, Bode Middle School burglarized The St. Joseph Aquatic Center and Bode Middle School were burglarized Tuesday night.

AP: Creator of Broadway hit 'Hamilton' visits Puerto Rico VEGA ALTA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catc…

AP: Utah Planned Parenthood pulls condoms with Mormon symbol SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Planned Parenthood branch won't hand out condom packages printe…

top story Testimony ends in Henderson murder case Testimony in a murder trial ended Wednesday with several witnesses, but defendant Angela Hen…

AP: Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) — Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in thi…

AP: The Latest: Behind Obama speech: 6 drafts, a few late nights PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):

AP: AP news guide: More unrest as police shooting probe goes on MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The arrests this week of nearly 70 protesters gathered outside the Minnes…

AP: VIEWER GUIDE: Clinton to make her own case Thursday WASHINGTON (AP) — Hour after hour and speaker after speaker, Hillary Clinton has been extoll…

AP: AP source: Site for Obama's presidential library chosen CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chic…

AP: Bulldozer operator killed fighting California blaze BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the…

AP: 2 more mysterious Zika infections reported in South Florida NEW YORK (AP) — Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika…


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:22 PM

Gifts get kids ready for start of school In big and small ways, our region is getting students ready for the first day of school. Not just "our” kids, but everyone's kids. Gifts get kids ready for start of school

Police focus in right place

Support offered for heart health

Levee plan answers all the big questions

Swim season requires a pool

Text 911 adds to public safety

The case for buying a robot

Still time for questions

Drug-abuse bill lays foundation

Winners, no lottery needed


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The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

Your view: Letters to the editor Mary Byrne a great choice

Our View: Disastrous course Why is it that when legislative cuts are handed down that those who are most vulnerable are often the first on the chopping block?

Your view: Letters to the editor Endorsing Dankelson

Other Views: Reckless and wrong A nonendorsement speech dominated the news from the third night of the Republican National Convention, obscuring a much more important development in Donald Trump's campaign for the White House.

Carol Stark: Family finds 'treasure trove' of letters Robert Noel's name has popped up in my email on a regular basis for as long as I've been the editor here. And I'm sure I'm not the first to sit in this chair to receive his letters.

Jeanne Looper Smith: 1961 rape anniversary reminder much needs to be done I've never forgotten her or what happened on a late July afternoon in Joplin that shattered her life, her skull and the safe world that I and other girls and women inhabited in that sultry, sleepy Midwestern town.

Geoff Caldwell: Doc flies while society sinks lower It was a Sunday summer morn as perfect as I remembered them. A fire-orange sun rising above the low ground haze on its way to join the cloud dotted blue skies that only Kansas in July can produce.

Our view: Move forward with merger Both the staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Office of Public Counsel have a tough job ahead: determining whether the proposed merger between the Empire District Electric Co. and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is, or can be with assurances, in the public interest.

Our View: Staying plugged in We were surprised to learn the number of charging stations available in our area to owners of electric cars.

Your view: Letters to the editor Adding to the problem

Our View: State should fix bottleneck We have to wonder how much listening is actually done during public comment sessions held by state agencies.

Herb Van Fleet: The conversation about race In the wake of the Dallas shootings on July 7 and the Baton Rouge shootings on July 17, police, politicians and pundits have urged the nation to have a conversation about race.

Your View: Letters to the editor Country needs reminding

Edwin Meese and Michael Mukasey: Schaefer misleads Missouri voters The recent tragic attack in Orlando is a stark reminder that our homeland and our way of life remain targets for terrorists.

Carol Stark: Your help needed to compile 120 years of news Telling other people's stories is always an honor, and this past week, with the help of some keen memories, I reported on a day 50 years ago when explosions at Hercules Powder Co. threatened lives, homes and a lot of jobs.

Rylee Hartwell: Looking at Mexico in a different light Mexico. What do you think when the country is mentioned? Often times, thoughts of drugs, warlords and danger may come to mind. These descriptions are accurate.

Our View: No on Prop A There's nothing simple about the ballot language of Proposition A, a proposal that will come before Joplin voters in the Aug. 2 election.

Charles Buchanan: Listen to Trump supporters but not to Trump It is easy to see the presidential race as a political circus with carnival barkers and sideshow con men. We can dismiss it as reality entertainment, meaningless chaos, signifying nothing except that our political discourse has deteriorated to that of a Third World country.

Geoff Caldwell: Trying times once again “These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

Taylor Armerding: Clinton's squishy philosophy unstable, not credible Who is more politically and philosophically unstable, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?


The Jefferson City News Tribune
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

Power outage spans downtown Jefferson City: comments At least 1,300 people are without electricity in the downtown Jefferson City area Wednesday morning.

Pipeline work planned on 179: comments Missouri 179 near Prairie Home in Moniteau County will be closed for four days beginning Friday evening so Magellan Pipeline...

JC man arrested for assault after endangered person advisory issued: comments A Jefferson City man is facing criminal charges after an endangered person advisory was issued for the victim.

Jason Kander's bus tour swings into Mid-Missouri: comments Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander wants to replace Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate.

Home Grown: Fresh berries are focus of family farm near Fulton: comments The Craighead family started planting fruit on their part-time, 22-acre farm near Fulton in 2012, but opened the farm for...

Jefferson City transit to consider single-ride pass, day pass: comments Jefferson City transit officials are considering new pass options to both help the community and try to expand transit ridership.

Moos, oinks mark first day of fair: comments Tuesday marked the first full day for the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair, and the first few hours were...

Hillary makes history: comments Taking on the role of devoted political spouse, former President Bill Clinton declared his wife Hillary Clinton an impassioned "change-maker"...

Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination: comments Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside of the Democratic National Convention site on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the...

Cybersecurity experts see merit in claims of Russian hacking: comments Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party's claim Moscow had a hand...

Assessed value halved for old St. Mary's Health Center: comments With this being a non-assessment year, only three hearings took place this week before Cole County's Board of Equalization.

Kremlin: US politicians being 'paranoid' about Russia: comments A Russian presidential spokesman on Tuesday accused U.S. politicians of being paranoid after Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign blamed Russia for...

Combs leads public administrator money race: comments Rik Combs has raised and spent the most money among the three Republican candidates for Cole County's public administrator.

Three in sheriff's race hoping to make a difference: comments Three men with similar — but not the same — backgrounds and ideas faced each other for about 75 minutes...

Area health care worker admits Medicaid fraud: comments A health care aide from Camdenton has pleaded guilty to a felony count of Medicaid fraud.

Man with overturned conviction to have MTV series: comments A man whose conviction in a Columbia sports editor's death was overturned after he served nearly a decade in prison...

Fulton Rocks gaining popularity, followers: comments Fulton Rocks is quickly gaining followers in Callaway County.

Farm-to-table dinner will benefit CARDV: comments AUXVASSE — Terra Bella Farms will present a farm-to-table dinner to benefit a local organization.

Meet the Mormons: comments Rev. Cliff Cain, a religious scholar and author who teaches religion at Westminster College, said strengthening ties between people of...

Profiles in Teaching: Westminster professor finds hope in students: comments Ronald Reagan was president during most of the 1980s, taking office Jan. 20, 1981, and leaving office exactly eight years...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

Jason Kander's bus tour swings into Mid-Missouri: comments Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander wants to replace Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate.

Sanders makes surprise speech to Missouri delegation: comments Missouri delegates to the Democratic National Convention got a surprise visit from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Court strikes down state law cutting jobless benefits: comments The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a law Tuesday that had cut the duration of the state's unemployment benefits to...

Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits: comments The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a law that had cut the duration of the state's unemployment benefits to...

Atheists sue Missouri officials over Baptist convention: comments A group of atheists has sued Kansas City, Missouri, officials over the planned use of $65,000 in tourism tax dollars...

Monitor tabbed on Ferguson police, court reforms: comments A federal judge on Monday chose a monitor team to oversee reforms of Ferguson's policing and court system, a...

St. Louis-area officers express concern over body armor: comments Some St. Louis-area officers say they are concerned their body armor is not strong enough in the wake of police...

Storms knock out power, prompt flash flood concerns: comments Strong thunderstorms across parts of Missouri are offering relief from the oppressive heat and humidity, but causing other problems.

Missouri delegate, 17, among youngest at DNC: comments At age 17, Rachel Gonzalez isn't quite old enough yet to participate in elections. Yet Gonzalez will be voting as...

Governor's race roiled by Ferguson recriminations: comments It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, touching off...

Judge tosses woman's tornado-related suit against Home Depot: comments A federal judge has tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of her husband and two...

Blunt, Kander looking ahead to November in Senate race: comments Roy Blunt has served in Congress for two decades, but as he seeks re-election to the Senate, it's uncertain if... f...

Patricia Nettleton named State Employee of the Month: comments Patricia Nettleton has been awarded the State Employee of the Month Award for July.

Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights: comments A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of...

Refugees navigate Columbia's health care system with help: comments Last August, Roda Abdi traveled from an Ethiopian refugee camp with her two young children and stepped off their fifth...

Relic gatherer relishes a world of discovery: comments Ten years ago — no, say, two years ago — Mike Norman never thought he'd be in the business of...

Catholic sister who advocates for ex-cons steps down: comments Many of the least desirable offenders in Missouri have been fortunate to have one particular gray-haired advocate in their corner....

GOP rivals spar in Missouri primary for attorney general: comments Two Republicans vying to become their party's nominee for Missouri attorney general are waging one of the state's most hotly-contested...

Gubernatorial candidate Brunner would focus on jobs, business: comments Republican candidate for governor John Brunner sat down with the Fulton Sun on Friday to talk about what he plans...

Missouri trooper cleared in fatal shooting of suspect: comments A Missouri state trooper was justified in the shooting death of a suspect, a prosecutor ruled Friday.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

Power outage spans downtown Jefferson City: comments At least 1,300 people are without electricity in the downtown Jefferson City area Wednesday morning.

Pipeline work planned on 179: comments Missouri 179 near Prairie Home in Moniteau County will be closed for four days beginning Friday evening so Magellan Pipeline...

JC man arrested for assault after endangered person advisory issued: comments A Jefferson City man is facing criminal charges after an endangered person advisory was issued for the victim.

Jason Kander's bus tour swings into Mid-Missouri: comments Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander wants to replace Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate.

Jefferson City transit to consider single-ride pass, day pass: comments Jefferson City transit officials are considering new pass options to both help the community and try to expand transit ridership.

Moos, oinks mark first day of fair: comments Tuesday marked the first full day for the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair, and the first few hours were...

Assessed value halved for old St. Mary's Health Center: comments With this being a non-assessment year, only three hearings took place this week before Cole County's Board of Equalization.

Combs leads public administrator money race: comments Rik Combs has raised and spent the most money among the three Republican candidates for Cole County's public administrator.

Three in sheriff's race hoping to make a difference: comments Three men with similar — but not the same — backgrounds and ideas faced each other for about 75 minutes...

Area health care worker admits Medicaid fraud: comments A health care aide from Camdenton has pleaded guilty to a felony count of Medicaid fraud.

Watch archived video from News Tribune's Cole County sheriff candidate forum: comments The News Tribune hosted a candidate forum featuring the candidates for Cole County sheriff: Randy Dampf, Gary Hill and John...

Cole County Commission demotes EMS director: comments By a unanimous vote in a closed meeting, the Cole County Commission on Tuesday made a change in leadership at...

JCPD cancels 'endangered person' alert: comments Police report both Kelly Clark and Jimmie Johnson have been located in Jefferson City and are safe.

Businesses go mobile: comments With the use of smartphones increasing rapidly over the past few years, businesses are trying to find new ways to...

Fair kicks off royally: comments Organizers for the 66th annual Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair couldn't have asked for better timing in a change...

Scheperle leads Ousley in spending and fundraising: comments Incumbent Kris Scheperle is leading in both fund-raising and spending in his primary campaign for Cole County Western District commissioner...

Council eyes methods behind revenue estimates: comments Though the Jefferson City Council approved revenue estimates for the 2017 fiscal year without change, there was some discussion about...

Wreck leaves teen trapped in vehicle until rescue: comments A Jefferson City teenager was treated for moderate injuries after a one-vehicle crash Monday morning in the Capital City.

New overtime regulations to change how businesses compensate employees: comments Overhauled overtime regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor will dramatically change the way some businesses and their employees account...

What heat? Ice arena opens today: comments Jefferson City's Washington Park Ice Arena officially opens for the season today after its annual two-month hiatus.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

Your Opinion: Disappointed by cuts in LU programs: comments As a graduate of Lincoln University, I am extremely disappointed in the recent decision by the Board of Curators to...

Your Opinion: Companies commit to reduce carbon emissions: comments I recently participated in a web seminar sponsored by Yale University on carbon pricing. It featured Royal DSM, one of...

Your Opinion: Home Builders Association supports sales tax: comments On behalf of the Home Builders Association of Central Missouri, I am writing in support of Proposition 1 on the...

Our Opinion: Vision of riverfront park takes shape: comments We're encouraged by progress toward achieving the longtime vision to access the Missouri River from the Capitol Complex.

Our Opinion: Got talent? Revive some '80s pop culture: comments Want to "Have the Time of Your Life," sing "Twist and Shout" while riding a parade float or just be...

Your Opinion: Approve sales tax extension: comments My husband and I moved to Jefferson City 26 years ago and we have seen much growth and change since...

Your Opinion: Repulsive exploitation: commen

Your Opinion: Eager to vote on amendment: comments Missouri faces a crisis in our education system, and it starts at the very beginning of our kids's lives.

Your Opinion: Denying health care does not promote life: comments While Medicaid still has not been expanded to the 300,000 Missourians who are employed without health care, at least we...

Your Opinion: Obama seeks more federal control: comments "Obama says some local police departments need more resources," July 20 article. This is code for more income redistribution and...

Our Opinion: Support shows commitment to 'social contract': comments Public outpourings to local law enforcement agencies are more than signs of appreciation; they are affirmations of "social contract" theory...

Our Opinion: Fair days approaching in Cole County: comments Can a decades-old, agriculture-based tradition remain relevant at a time when digital devices dominate recreation?

Perspective: Better Way to reform tax code: comments Not only does our nation's tax code need to be simpler and fairer but we must also ensure that it...

Your Opinion: Support capital improvement tax: comments On Aug. 2 the citizens of Jefferson City will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1 to renew...

Our Opinion: Economy also a victim of opioid abuse: comments You may be wondering, like we did, why the federal official visiting Missouri to speak out against prescription drug abuse...

Our Opinion: Excessive heat also a danger for pets: comments Missourians are advised to take precautions during this heat advisory, but high temperatures also are a danger for pets.

Your Opinion: Response to 'deceptions': comments This is a response to the July 10 letter, "How many deceptions?"

Your Opinion: Support city sales tax extension: comments In earlier years I was not sure the city and county were "playing in the same sandbox" when it came...

Our Opinion: Second chances: Signed and delivered: comments A second chance often marks the turning point in a success story.

Our Opinion: Health agency traces origins to local club: comments A tax-supported health agency is celebrating 100 years since its origin by a group of compassionate, committed local women.


The Southeast Missourian
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

Jackson plans to update traffic study plan; current one dates to 2003 (7/27/16) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian The city of Jackson is preparing to update its comprehensive traffic study plan, as the current one turns 13 this year. The traffic study is an evaluation of traffic patterns and intersections the city uses to identify problematic areas and prioritize those for upgrades as needed...

Testimony: Woman helped clean vehicle used in homicide (7/27/16) By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A Sikeston, Missouri, woman testified the defendant provided cleaning supplies to help clean a vehicle that had been the site of a homicide the night before and helped hide the vehicle in Illinois and Tennessee. Judge Craig Brewer found there was sufficient probable cause to bound Clarissa Simpson, 28, of Cape Girardeau over for an arraignment Aug. 8. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh charged Simpson with tampering with physical evidence May 27...

Primary will narrow field in Perry County commissioner race (7/27/16) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Perry County voters on Tuesday will narrow the field of candidates for District 1 associate commissioner, with the Democratic and Republican winners squaring off in November. The winner of the general election will replace incumbent Patrick Heaps, who is not seeking re-election...

Seeking new history: Centurion Development buys former Woolworth building at 1 N. Main St. (7/27/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian The exterior of 1 N. Main St. in downtown Cape Girardeau has not changed much over the years, but inside there is a history of activity. The 20,000-square-foot property has been home to a five-and-dime, a furniture store, an antique shop and a handful of restaurants...

Three men injured in Tuesday crashes on I-55 near Benton (7/27/16) By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian Three men suffered moderate to minor injuries in three car crashes in the rain Tuesday on southbound Interstate 55 just north of Benton, Missouri. The crashes shut down the interstate for more than an hour and forced authorities to divert traffic at Scott City...

St. Louis police add ice cream truck as outreach tool (7/27/16) ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis police will have a question to ask as they take their new truck into neighborhoods: One scoop or two? Police chief Sam Dotson calls it "Operation Polar Cops," a truck that will give away ice-cream treats at various events at parks, community centers and schools, part of an effort to improve community relations. ...

Replica slave cabin raises questions in Missouri community (7/27/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An 85-year-old white widow's opening of a replica slave cabin to attract people to her Missouri black history library is drawing the ire of an activist who considers the site an "in-your-face reminder" about slavery. Schools aren't making plans to visit, and civic clubs don't want to hear presentations from Marge Harlan, a retired psychologist and school teacher who used about $175,000 of her own money to build and furnish the library in west-central Missouri's Sedalia in hopes of salving race relations, The Kansas City Star reported.. ...

Atheists sue Missouri officials over Baptist convention (7/27/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A group of atheists has sued Kansas City, Missouri, officials over the planned use of $65,000 in tourism tax dollars to aid an upcoming Baptist convention. The Kansas City Star reported American Atheists Inc. and two Kansas City members filed the lawsuit Friday against Kansas City Mayor Sly James, city manager Troy Schulte, the city council and the municipal government...

Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits (7/26/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a law Tuesday that had cut the duration of the state's unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally, meaning thousands of residents could get a longer financial lifeline as they look for work...

Two years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race (7/25/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach...

Clinton wins historic nomination, boost from Bill (7/27/16) 4 PHILADELPHIA -- Taking on the role of devoted political spouse, former president Bill Clinton declared his wife Hillary Clinton an impassioned "change-maker" as he served as character witness the night she became the first woman nominated for president...

Vote for Cat in the Hat (7/27/16) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can choose the Cat in the Hat. The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, outside the childhood home of Dr. Seuss. The Cat's platform includes working with the Lorax on the environment and working with Sam I Am to address hunger. The event served as a launch for a new Random House book, "One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote."...

As iPhone sale sag, Apple touts apps and services instead (7/27/16) SAN FRANCISCO -- You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now. Apps and services always have been key to the appeal of Apple products. ...

Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study (7/27/16) CHICAGO -- Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting not all such babies are doomed to die...

Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people's height (7/27/16) NEW YORK -- If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia. And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ago. That's the word from researchers who analyzed a century's worth of height data from 200 countries. Results were released Monday in the journal eLife...

Stephen Limbaugh III composes music, takes part in anti-Hillary Clinton film (7/27/16) Pianist Stephen Limbaugh III comes from a rock-solid Republican family. Known for his YouTube piano videos, the Cape Girardeau native's latest venture is tied to an anti-Hillary Clinton film. Limbaugh, who lives in Los Angeles, composed new music and arranged old patriotic tunes for Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party."...

Heat-related death reminds employers to be cautious with workers (7/27/16) A landscaper from Dexter, Missouri, recently died of heat exposure during tree-trimming operations near Poplar Bluff, Missouri. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, the 23-year-old man had a core temperature of 108 degrees after working a full day Friday. He started his shift about 7 a.m. At 4:30 p.m., he became overheated, when the heat index reached about 110 degrees. The man died the next day...

Soggy start: Storms dampen start of Jackson Homecomers (7/27/16) Thunderstorms shuttered the 108th annual Jackson Homecomers carnival rides and live music Tuesday evening, but plenty of people headed to uptown Jackson anyway to enjoy the annual celebration's other draws. "The ice cream and the grilled cheese," said Jackson resident Heath Cashion, with ice cream in one hand and a grilled-cheese sandwich in the other...

Paving work to reduce U.S. 61 ramp to I-55 (7/27/16) Paving work to reduce U.S. 61 ramp to I-55 The U.S. 61 ramp to Interstate 55 South in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. The repairs will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Aug. 8 through 15, with the work being done from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation news release...

Scott City lawyer attends Democratic convention (7/27/16) 22 It isn’t every day an ordinary citizen gets to sit just a few feet from a top presidential contender, but Rebecca Reed isn’t all that ordinary. Reed, a lawyer at the law firm of Siebert & Reed in Scott City, is attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a pledged Hillary Clinton delegate and has been brushing elbows with political luminaries from all over the country...


The Southeast Missourian - State News
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

St. Louis police add ice cream truck as outreach tool ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis police will have a question to ask as they take their new truck into neighborhoods: One scoop or two? Police chief Sam Dotson calls it "Operation Polar Cops," a truck that will give away ice-cream treats at various events at parks, community centers and schools, part of an effort to improve community relations. ...

Replica slave cabin raises questions in Missouri community KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An 85-year-old white widow's opening of a replica slave cabin to attract people to her Missouri black history library is drawing the ire of an activist who considers the site an "in-your-face reminder" about slavery. Schools aren't making plans to visit, and civic clubs don't want to hear presentations from Marge Harlan, a retired psychologist and school teacher who used about $175,000 of her own money to build and furnish the library in west-central Missouri's Sedalia in hopes of salving race relations, The Kansas City Star reported.. ...

Atheists sue Missouri officials over Baptist convention KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A group of atheists has sued Kansas City, Missouri, officials over the planned use of $65,000 in tourism tax dollars to aid an upcoming Baptist convention. The Kansas City Star reported American Atheists Inc. and two Kansas City members filed the lawsuit Friday against Kansas City Mayor Sly James, city manager Troy Schulte, the city council and the municipal government...

Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits (7/26/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a law Tuesday that had cut the duration of the state's unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally, meaning thousands of residents could get a longer financial lifeline as they look for work...

Two years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race (7/25/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach...

Southern Illinois lacks hospitals with trauma centers (7/25/16) CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois residents continue to lack easy access to hospitals with trauma centers that offer specialized care for severe injuries. There aren't any trauma centers south of Springfield, which puts Southern Illinois in a trauma desert, The Southern Illinoisan reported. For many Illinois residents, the closest trauma center is in another state, such as Indiana or Missouri...

Blunt, Kander looking ahead to November in Senate race (7/25/16) ST. LOUIS -- Roy Blunt has served in Congress for two decades, but as he seeks re-election to the Senate, it's uncertain whether his lengthy political career will help or hurt him. Donald Trump's rise to the Republican nomination for president was fueled, in part, by anti-establishment fervor. ...

Court: Birth-control mandate violates religious rights (7/24/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth-control coverage in his government-provided health insurance. State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama's health-care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives...

Sexual abuse victim group to defy Missouri court order (7/24/16) ST. LOUIS -- An advocate for victims of sexual abuse by clergy said his group likely will not hand over personal information about people who made accusations against a priest despite an order from a St. Louis federal judge. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests had until Friday to provide the information as part of a civil lawsuit filed by the Rev. ...

Judge tosses woman's tornado-related suit against Home Depot (7/24/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of her husband and two children who had sought refuge inside the big-box store destroyed during the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri. U.S. District Judge Douglas Harpool threw out Edie Howard Housel's wrongful-death case Thursday at Home Depot's request, ruling the woman failed to sufficiently prove any design failures of the 11-year-old store were to blame...

Missouri senator, former sheriff slams shootings of police (7/22/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state senator who is a former sheriff condemned recent violence against police Thursday, saying he wants to look at changing state law to classify the targeting of officers as a hate crime. In a written statement, Republican Sen. Mike Parson of Bolivar said, "We must stop allowing assaults and killing of law-enforcement officers in the name of protesting."...

Missouri treasurer race pits ex-lawmaker against diplomat (7/21/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former state lawmaker and one-time U.S. diplomat are vying for the Democratic bid to become Missouri's next treasurer, a powerful check-writing position that serves as the custodian for state funds and is responsible for holding unclaimed property...

Police: Girl shoots couple who let her off for shoplifting (7/21/16) BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. -- A 13-year-old suburban St. Louis girl shot and critically wounded a couple who had let her go with a warning earlier that day after catching her and a friend trying to steal from their beauty shop, authorities said Wednesday...

Man acquitted in wife's death sues Lincoln County prosecutor (7/21/16) ST. LOUIS -- A man found not guilty in the death of his wife in a retrial has filed a federal civil lawsuit in St. Louis, saying the Lincoln County prosecutor and county law enforcement fabricated evidence and failed to investigate another suspect in the case...

Missouri unemployment up but still below national rate (7/21/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's unemployment rate is up but still is below the national rate. Data from the state's Economic Development Department released Tuesday show Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.3 percent in May to 4.5 percent in June...

AB InBev says it has U.S. approval for SABMiller merger (7/21/16) NEW YORK -- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with the Justice Department clearing the way for U.S. approval of its acquisition of SABMiller. AB InBev, the maker of Budweiser and Bud Light, said it will sell SABMiller's U.S. ...

Panera sues former executive, Papa John's over trade secrets (7/21/16) ST. LOUIS -- The restaurant chain Panera filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging a former executive who left to go to work for pizza chain Papa John's took trade secrets with him. The lawsuit against former Panera executive Michael Nettles and Louisville, Kentucky-based Papa John's International states Nettles worked for four years as a vice president in Panera's information technology department, with access to highly sensitive confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets. ...

Crowded field chases Missouri lieutenant governor's job (7/20/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Six candidates, including a former four-term congressman, are vying to advance from their party's primaries in hopes of becoming Missouri's next lieutenant governor and elevating the office often seen as having the least cachet in elected state government...

GOP rivals spar in Missouri primary for attorney general (7/20/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two Republicans vying to become their party's nominee for Missouri attorney general are waging one of the state's most hotly-contested primary campaigns, slamming each other with attack ads in a race that also includes lawsuits and ethics complaints...

No charges for St. Louis officers who killed suspect in 2015 (7/20/16) ST. LOUIS -- Two St. Louis police officers will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old suspect, after a special prosecutor ruled Tuesday the officers acted in self-defense. Isaac Holmes was killed in January 2015 after a stolen Chevrolet Monte Carlo sped away from police and crashed into a wall. ...


The Southeast Missourian - Local News
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

Jackson plans to update traffic study plan; current one dates to 2003 By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian The city of Jackson is preparing to update its comprehensive traffic study plan, as the current one turns 13 this year. The traffic study is an evaluation of traffic patterns and intersections the city uses to identify problematic areas and prioritize those for upgrades as needed...

Testimony: Woman helped clean vehicle used in homicide By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A Sikeston, Missouri, woman testified the defendant provided cleaning supplies to help clean a vehicle that had been the site of a homicide the night before and helped hide the vehicle in Illinois and Tennessee. Judge Craig Brewer found there was sufficient probable cause to bound Clarissa Simpson, 28, of Cape Girardeau over for an arraignment Aug. 8. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh charged Simpson with tampering with physical evidence May 27...

Primary will narrow field in Perry County commissioner race By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Perry County voters on Tuesday will narrow the field of candidates for District 1 associate commissioner, with the Democratic and Republican winners squaring off in November. The winner of the general election will replace incumbent Patrick Heaps, who is not seeking re-election...

Seeking new history: Centurion Development buys former Woolworth building at 1 N. Main St. By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian The exterior of 1 N. Main St. in downtown Cape Girardeau has not changed much over the years, but inside there is a history of activity. The 20,000-square-foot property has been home to a five-and-dime, a furniture store, an antique shop and a handful of restaurants...

Three men injured in Tuesday crashes on I-55 near Benton By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian Three men suffered moderate to minor injuries in three car crashes in the rain Tuesday on southbound Interstate 55 just north of Benton, Missouri. The crashes shut down the interstate for more than an hour and forced authorities to divert traffic at Scott City...

Stephen Limbaugh III composes music, takes part in anti-Hillary Clinton film By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Pianist Stephen Limbaugh III comes from a rock-solid Republican family. Known for his YouTube piano videos, the Cape Girardeau native's latest venture is tied to an anti-Hillary Clinton film. Limbaugh, who lives in Los Angeles, composed new music and arranged old patriotic tunes for Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party."...

Heat-related death reminds employers to be cautious with workers By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian A landscaper from Dexter, Missouri, recently died of heat exposure during tree-trimming operations near Poplar Bluff, Missouri. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, the 23-year-old man had a core temperature of 108 degrees after working a full day Friday. He started his shift about 7 a.m. At 4:30 p.m., he became overheated, when the heat index reached about 110 degrees. The man died the next day...

Soggy start: Storms dampen start of Jackson Homecomers By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Thunderstorms shuttered the 108th annual Jackson Homecomers carnival rides and live music Tuesday evening, but plenty of people headed to uptown Jackson anyway to enjoy the annual celebration's other draws. "The ice cream and the grilled cheese," said Jackson resident Heath Cashion, with ice cream in one hand and a grilled-cheese sandwich in the other...

Paving work to reduce U.S. 61 ramp to I-55 Southeast Missourian Paving work to reduce U.S. 61 ramp to I-55 The U.S. 61 ramp to Interstate 55 South in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement repairs. The repairs will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Aug. 8 through 15, with the work being done from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation news release...

Scott City lawyer attends Democratic convention 22 By Lindsay Jones ~ Southeast Missourian It isn’t every day an ordinary citizen gets to sit just a few feet from a top presidential contender, but Rebecca Reed isn’t all that ordinary. Reed, a lawyer at the law firm of Siebert & Reed in Scott City, is attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a pledged Hillary Clinton delegate and has been brushing elbows with political luminaries from all over the country...

Cape County commissioner faces challenger over road, courthouse issues 4 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau County District 1 Associate Commissioner Paul Koeper faces a challenge in the Republican Party primary Tuesday from challenger Shawn Peetz, who has pushed to improve county roads. The winner will be assured of election, as he will be unopposed in the general election in November...

Burglary of trailer leaves its residents homeless 4 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian During the burglary of a trailer, its wiring was pulled out, the furnace was torn apart and paneling was pulled off the walls, rendering the home unlivable, said one of its residents. “It was in complete disarray,” Heather Dieffenbach of Cape Girardeau said. “It was indescribable. I had to sit down and cry.” ...

Two Perryville Republicans compete for 145th District seat 2 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Two Perryville, Missouri, Republicans vying for the 145th state representative position agree the state needs to provide more funding for public school districts. Rick Francis and Chad Unterreiner said they want to stop wasteful spending in state government and fully fund the school-funding formula...

Wrecks close I-55 south of Cape for more than an hour 1 Southeast Missourian The Missouri Department of Transportation closed southbound Interstate 55 south of Scott City for at least an hour because of four car collisions.

Businesses see boost from 'Pokemon Go' players (7/26/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian "Pokemon Go" has divided the nation. People walk the streets searching for their next Jigglypuff, or they're grumbling under their breath about how time could better be spent. Though some contend the augmented reality game is benefiting no one but the game developers, there is at least one segment that disagrees: Local business owners are seeing increased interest, foot traffic and sales, thanks to the new game...

Judge rules in favor of city in Bloomfield Road condemnation (7/26/16) 6 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis upheld the commissioners' awards in a case in which the city of Cape Girardeau is taking land for the widening of Bloomfield Road and construction of a walking trail. The owners of the properties in the condemnation case argued in a hearing last week they should receive greater compensation because of the "heritage value" of the land...

Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian Former Scott City mayor Tim Porch has taken issue with a number of claims made by Mayor Ron Cummins about the city's recycling program. Late last week, the city of Scott City unexpectedly announced the end of curbside recycling pickup. Cummins said the company that handles recycling pickup was faced with a broken truck. ...

Poplar Bluff native tells of real-life legal nightmare in book (7/26/16) 2 By CHELSAE CORDIA ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- For 35 years, Poplar Bluff native Leatrice Leon Little has wrestled with a nightmare. But for Little, his nightmare is real. It began in January 1981. He was attending a class at Southeast Missouri State University when two policemen walked in. To his surprise, they were there for him...

Police: Charleston man killed in self-defense shooting (7/26/16) Southeast Missourian A Charleston, Missouri, man was killed in what police described as self-defense shooting about 9 a.m. Saturday. Charleston Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report of a person shot at 307 Naomi St., where they found Christopher Flannigan, 28, of Charleston, dead from what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to a news release from Charleston DPS director Bob Hearnes...

Jackson man gets prison term for bicycle robbery (7/26/16) 2 Southeast Missourian Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis sentenced Jessie L. Mercer, 38, of Jackson to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for robbing Joseph Littleton of his bicycle about Dec. 19. Littleton said Mercer punched and knocked him off his bicycle near the intersection of Silver Springs Road and Shawnee Parkway in Cape Girardeau, then punched and kicked him on the ground and stole $60 out of Littleton's wallet, according to a probable-cause statement filed by Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. ...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (07/27/2016) at 05:23 PM

Downtown: Exciting times ahead with foundation built over time (7/27/16) The announcement that came a couple of weeks ago was just the latest: Five new tenants will be moving into the Marquette Tech district, a key aspect of a major redevelopment of the Marquette Tower and the H-H building on Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. They include two health-tech businesses (tenants of Codify), the CVB and the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce; and Creative Edge, a video production company...

Cape Girardeau hosts top baseball talent (7/26/16) "Maybe it's home-field advantage. Maybe it's something more magical. But the Cape All-Stars have gotten the job done." These words, spoken by U12 Cape All-Stars baseball team coach, Fred Brinkopf, spoke of the success his team enjoyed in the Cal Ripken Midwest Plains 12-year-old Major/70 Region Tournament at Shawnee Park...

The Pokemon phenomenon: (7/25/16) Who can argue against being active and enjoying life? Seriousness and sadness abound in our present world. And sedentary lifestyles are responsible for a host of other problems, like obesity and boredom. Nintendo came out with Pokemon Go earlier this month, however, and it has proved to be somewhat of a remedy, but it does not come without concerns...

Cape PD building trust while also solving crimes (7/24/16) We are lucky here in Cape Girardeau to have a police force that is going about things the right way. Ever since the city of Cape Girardeau brought Wes Blair to town to lead the department, a community policing style has been a priority. We've written numerous stories about the department's efforts to be more visible in neighborhoods and throughout town, so that people could see the men with badges in non-conflict situations. ...

Buy #Auntalma, meet Adrienne Ross (7/22/16) Adrienne Ross, a member of the Southeast Missourian editorial board as well as motivational speaker, online radio show host, copy editor and former teacher and coach now has a new title to her name: author. Ross will have a book signing from 5 to 8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, to celebrate the publishing of her first book, "#AuntAlma: Raisin a Little Hell Heaven on Earth."...

One of the coolest pickup games (7/21/16) It's a fun way to tackle a societal issue. As sports writer Erin Unerstall reported last week, Tom Matukewicz, the Southeast Missouri State University football coach, reached out to his team's leaders, asking for thoughts on what the team could do in the wake of the deaths of five Dallas police officers...

Cape TechWeek should draw (7/20/16) It's time for Cape Girardeau to get its Geek on. And that's a good thing. TechWeek is coming July 22, with an array of activities for the technology-inclined among us. As business reporter Bridget Brown recently reported, TechWeek will offer networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, educational opportunities for children and give developers, designers, artists and researchers a chance to compete for a prize...

Local businesswomen share their stories, triumphs with chamber (7/19/16) What appears to be impossible becomes attainable when we realize that others have done it. Hearing someone else's story of success helps us write our own. The Women's Leadership Panel, held at July's First Friday Coffee, provided an opportunity for three women to share their success and inspire others...

SB 921 will increase safety and accountability (7/18/16) Safety is a top priority for law enforcement and major concern for citizens. Sexual misconduct is among those concerns, particularly as it pertains to college campuses. Parents worry about their children, and students worry about being protected from danger and exploitation. A new law, Senate Bill 921, is a step toward greater security for all involved...

Library aims to meet hunger needs during summer (7/17/16) Last week, the Riverside Regional Library branches began serving free meals to children as they stopped by for summer reading program activities. According to a story written by Lindsay Jones, the library system used a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant last year to help provide lunches. The concept was meant to fill a need for children who live in poverty to have a lunch option during the summer, while also partaking in the opportunity to learn...

High-school athletics make for well-rounded individuals (7/15/16) While some high-schoolers may spend the summer relaxing and enjoying some time away from school, most athletes are hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. But before school is back in session, we have a few more people to honor as last season's standouts. Four more 2016 All-Missourian teams have been chosen: baseball, softball, girls soccer and track and field...

Arts council now has expanded space for the arts (7/14/16) The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri finally has a little more room to spread out. The arts council recently held a soft opening for its new space at 16 N. Spanish St. The new location has 1,000 square feet more than the previous one, which means more room for artwork, classes and workshops...

Semoball Awards an inspiring night for student-athletes (7/13/16) Another Semoball Awards is in the books, and this year's program was just as insipiring as the last two. Student-athletes from 57 high schools in the region were recognized for their achievements, not only in their individual sports, but also in academics, sportsmanship and physical comeback...

New child-custody law will be good for families (7/12/16) "We know spending time with both parents is invaluable to a child's growth and security," State Rep. Kathy Swan said. "This law is about the child." Swan's comment comes on the heels of a bill she crafted pertaining to child-custody court cases. Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law July 1...

Welcoming new citizens to the United States (7/11/16) We agree with the many Americans who love this country and esteem it the greatest place on Earth to call home. We are reminded of this every year as candidates seek to become United States citizens. In a standing-room-only ceremony held indoors because of expected inclement weather, 14 candidates became American citizens July 4 at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt commented, "Legal immigration is one of the things that made our country as great as it is."...

A cycle of madness (7/10/16) Our nation is on edge. Our collective nerves are shot. Our police are afraid. People in all walks of life are afraid and angry. Each inappropriate and ill-advised action begets a more dangerous reaction. The actions of last week have set our stomachs on edge. ...

Dyslexia screenings will help students succeed (7/8/16) Thanks to a new law, some Missouri students will get a little extra help. Gov. Jay Nixon recently signed a bill, sponsored by State Rep. Kathy Swan, that requires every Missouri public-school student to be screened for dyslexia. The screenings for the learning disorder will begin in the 2018-2019 school year. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulty with language, reading and spelling...

Best of luck to Jackson on new spec building (7/7/16) Southeast Missouri has a thriving business community, and local leaders are constantly looking for ways to attract even more businesses to the area. To that end, the Jackson Industrial Development Co. recently unveiled its new speculative building on Industrial Lane in Jackson. The 50,000-square-foot building has public water, sewer and electricity, 44 planned parking spaces and a 39-foot-tall ceiling in the center...

Recognizing this year's Spirit of America nominees (7/6/16) Jim Bollinger accepted this year's Spirit of America Award at the Cape Girardeau Fourth of July celebration. In the last 45 years, he has been assistant fire chief, fire chief, Bollinger County emergency management director, deputy coroner, reserve sheriff's officer and member of the Firefighters Association of Missouri, National Aviation Museum Foundation and Navy Tailhook Association, just to name some of his involvement, all of it unpaid. ...

Cape Parks and Rec Day a fun time for everyone (7/5/16) Another summer in Cape Girardeau brings another annual Parks and Rec Day, with all its accompanying fun and food, and it's all free. The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will hold this fan-favorite event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Osage Centre...


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