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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:09 PM

Messenger: Webster Groves councilman answers free speech with a threat

As reports trickle in of creepy clown sightings, Pevely police worry about vigilantes

In race for governor, Koster releases tax return information

Ex-St. Louis County hockey coach gets 14-year term on child sex charges

Buyout firm Onex said to be in the lead to acquire Earth City-based Save-A-Lot

Scottrade said to be exploring potential sale

Jeff Gordon Tipsheet: Holliday's injury cost Moss, too

Eliminating touch screen voting discriminates against the blind, advocacy group says

Hearing set in West Virginia on return of Metro East man accused of kidnapping stepdaughter, her infant son

Jeff Gordon Gordo's Zone: Who do Cards rely on now?

Education Teacher apologizes for Missouri high school students 'lighthearted' video on slavery

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law

Restaurant reviews Tiny, carryout-only Kounter Kulture punches well above its weight

Candidates for Missouri governor and U.S. Senate square off in debate Friday

Train crashes into New Jersey station; 1 dead, 100-plus hurt

Unused 'earmarks' being re-directed into St. Louis area roads projects

Mercy seeks to build clinic near Florissant

MetroLink passenger attacked and robbed at Delmar station

Moss sits; Jose Martinez playing left, hitting 8th

Goold: Cardinals need a Saturday starter, so why not Rosenthal?


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:10 PM

Tony Messenger Messenger: Webster Groves councilman answers free speech with a threat

Eliminating touch screen voting discriminates against the blind, advocacy group says

In race for governor, Koster releases tax return information

Education Washington University touts hidden payoffs of an expensive presidential debate

In dueling news conferences prompted by a meme, campaigns spar over treatment of women

Candidates for Missouri governor and U.S. Senate square off in debate Friday

Does the economy do better under Republican or Democratic presidents?

Crestwood auto shop to reopen, but it won't be allowed to sell cars

Joe's St. Louis Missouri unveils prototypes for bicentennial license plates

Without waiting for federal aid, Missouri takes steps to prevent Zika outbreak

Raasch: 'Bigly" stakes in next prez debate at Washington University

Missouri officials considering opening a special hospital to treat tuberculosis

Culture Club Walls go up around racially charged artwork at St. Louis' Contemporary Art Museum

Maryland Heights road, singled out because of Kroenke, again eligible for funding

Contractor chosen to study proposed north-south MetroLink line

City leaders considering 15-year tax break to planned development in the Grove

Trump's Missouri campaign announces full roster of support from down-ballot Republicans

Data on crime, campaign donations and government salaries

End of an era: Florissant DMV shifts from Rotary Club into private hands

Ex-emergency director wins $297,650 in damage suit against St. Charles County


St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:10 PM

Editorial: Short-sighted political ploy threatens thousands of St. Louis jobs

Editorial: Censoring art could limit museums to smiley-face paintings and pretty flowers

Editorial: City's absentee kerfuffle causes costly confusion around the state.

Missouri defers justice for juveniles

Gun bill would harm public safety

A lawyer's duty

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

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: Clinton delivers a beat-down

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Out of his depth, Donald Trump clings to deception

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: What worked for Trump in the primaries failed him against Clinton

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: Two types of gun laws: one for blacks and one for whites

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Preening bluster does not make up for Trump's willful ignorance

Rebound in farm sector lifts Missouri personal income

Ex-emergency director wins $297,650 in damage suit against St. Charles County

Cybersecurity accelerator's first class has international reach

Allied Healthcare proposes reverse split to stay on Nasdaq

Give Missouri Supreme Court's reform plan a chance to work ( … ) Suppose your sick friend selected and sought treatment from a doctor. And suppose that doctor prescribed a course of treatment that required months to complete. Suppose that, even before your friend began that treatment, he bitterly criticized his doctor, because the prescribed treatment dif… Read more

Patients want relationship with a person, not a corporation ( … )

Snowden case shows how government abuses come with a pretext ( … )

Tobacco industry knows amendment won't reduce smoking ( … )


Kansas City Star
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:11 PM

Local MU police: White students accused of using racial slur appeared drunk 2:43 PM

For Pete's Sake Which one Royals playoff game from 2014-15 is your favorite? 10:31 AM

Local Kauffman Foundation invests $79 million in new college scholarship program 8:28 PM

Government & Politics Kobach, ACLU reach agreement on voting case, avoid contempt hearing 2:05 PM

Sam Mellinger Thirteen thoughts ahead of the Chiefs’ Sunday Night game in Pittsburgh 11:34 AM

National 1 person killed, 74 hospitalized after train crashes into New Jersey station 4:01 PM

National Creepy clown sightings: Police are not laughing at ‘national prank’ 11:20 AM

Independence police officer charged with statutory rape of young teen 3:39 PM

Victim in Prairie Village murder-suicide identified 4:07 PM

Guilty plea in shooting that led to killing of KCK police captain 3:19 PM

Ann Coulter wanted Kris Kobach on Trump’s ticket, NYT says; Kobach ‘honored,’ but supports Pence 3:19 PM

Riding a roller coaster might help you painlessly pass kidney stones 2:27 PM

Local MU police: White students accused of using racial slur appeared drunk 2:43 PM

For Pete's Sake Which one Royals playoff game from 2014-15 is your favorite? 10:31 AM

Local Kauffman Foundation invests $79 million in new college scholarship program 8:28 PM

Government & Politics Kobach, ACLU reach agreement on voting case, avoid contempt hearing 2:05 PM

Sam Mellinger Thirteen thoughts ahead of the Chiefs’ Sunday Night game in Pittsburgh 11:34 AM

National 1 person killed, 74 hospitalized after train crashes into New Jersey station 4:01 PM

National Creepy clown sightings: Police are not laughing at ‘national prank’ 11:20 AM

Which one Royals playoff game from 2014-15 is your favorite? There were so many great memories associated with the Kansas City Royals playoff runs in 2014 and 2015, but if you could choose just one game to watch, which would you pick?


Kansas City Star - Political News
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:11 PM

Government & Politics Kobach, ACLU reach agreement on voting case, avoid contempt hearing The Kansas Secretary of State was scheduled to appear in federal court Friday morning to answer an allegation that he's failed to add thousands of motor voters who didn't prove they were citizens to the state's voter roll. Attorneys came to an agreement Thursday that led to the hearing being canceled.

Government & Politics Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday.

Government & Politics Mayor Sly James lays out vision for a signature KC arts festival Just as Chicago, New Orleans and other cities have major arts festivals that draw thousands, so Kansas City Mayor Sly James would like to see the city host a festival next September to showcase and promote local talent in all sorts of artistic mediums.

National Politics Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.

National CNN says Lewandowski no longer being paid by Trump campaign CNN said Thursday that its analyst Corey Lewandowski, the former Donald Trump campaign manager, has cut all financial ties to the campaign and is no longer receiving monthly severance payments.

Government & Politics This is what happens when CSPAN posts a wrong number to text after the debate The bartender, Tripp Diaz, said she had received more than 13,000 calls and texts in the days after the first presidential debate.

Government & Politics Override of Obama veto just first hurdle in 9/11 families’ pursuit of Saudi Arabia The Senate voted Wednesday 97-1 and the House 348-77 to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But that is only the beginning of what will be an exceedingly complicated legal strategy to prove that the Arab country, from which 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers came, bears responsibility for what took place.

Government & Politics Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.

Government & Politics Hundreds turn their backs on Hillary Clinton — for iconic group selfie A photo of Hillary Clinton posing for a huge group selfie has gone viral and prompted some criticism of a “selfies gone wild” generation.

Elections 2016 After first debate, Donald Trump attacks an emboldened Hillary Clinton Donald Trump lashed out wildly on Tuesday in the aftermath of the first presidential candidate debate with Hillary Clinton, scolding the moderator, criticizing a beauty pageant winner for her physique and raising the prospect of an all-out attack on Bill Clinton's marital infidelities in the final stretch of the campaign.

Government & Politics ‘I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment’ – Gary Johnson can’t name a single world leader The Libertarian Party presidential candidate confesses to being stumped when asked to name a world leader he admires in an MSNBC interview.

Government & Politics Jackson County pension change would allow double-dipping One of County Executive Frank White's top assistants has been working behind the scenes to rewrite the county's pension plan to benefit a single county legislator.

Government & Politics Discrimination lawsuit against Jay Nixon delayed as more cases surface A Cole County judge postponed until February the trial of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Jay Nixon, who is accused of age and gender discrimination. By then, Nixon will have left office. Meanwhile, two other lawsuits have come to light that make similar allegations of discrimination against Nixon's administration.

Business Another Kansas City hotel wants city help to pay for renovations The Kansas City downtown Marriott and Muehlebach hotel complex wants to use a Community Improvement District sales tax to help finance a proposed $32.8 million renovation. The hotel also proposes that the city would pay for half of the work.

Government & Politics Kansas judge says thousands of motor voters can cast ballots In a new ruling, a Shawnee County judge ordered that 17,500 voters should have their full ballots counted until he makes a final ruling. That means they'll likely be able to cast a full ballot on Nov. 8.

Government & Politics KC park board approves land for new animal shelter The Kansas City park board on Tuesday approved a resolution to locate a new animal shelter on about seven acres within Swope Park, at Gregory Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue.

Government & Politics Kansas budget director: Across-the-board cuts not planned Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has decided against proposing across-the-board cuts in state spending next year after his budget director asked agencies to propose 5 percent reductions and found some of the recommendations "harmful" to services.

Government & Politics This might determine whether you like the Supreme Court or not A new Gallup Poll finds Republicans overwhelmingly disapprove of the job the Supreme Court is doing, while Democrats feel the opposite way. The court, which now has a vacancy, has become a big issue on the presidential campaign trail as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump duel over the court's makeup.

Government & Politics Council calls on mayor to step down after Facebook posts comparing Obamas to monkeys The mayor of West York is being asked to step down after some of his Facebook posts came to light, including some that compared Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys.

Government & Politics Sticky desks? Silly voicemails? Obama aides warned not to leave pranks for successors There's a reason President Barack Obama's senior aides are already setting expectations for a no-nonsense changeover in January 2017: Not only do problems generate bad press, but they can also bring out the most neurotic tendencies of everyone involved.


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:11 PM

Editorials Courts are protecting rights of Kansas voters because Kobach isn’t Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is at the center of continuing controversies over who can vote in the state. Courts keep upholding the rights of people to take part in elections, but Kobach keeps fighting those efforts.

Editorials Voters deserve better than either candidate delivered in first debate The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump didn't have any knockout blows or zinging one-liners. But neither did it better inform voters ahead of the November election.

Editorials The Monday Poll results: Voters like $800 million bond plan Monday Poll readers favor spending city tax dollars on an animal shelter, bike routes and long-overdue improvements. Most of the nearly 500 respondents this week also want transparency in how the $800 million is spent.

Editorials Whistleblower Edward Snowden can be both hero, villain in U.S. Edward Snowden is viewed as a heroic whistleblower by some but un-American by others because of the National Security Agency secrets he leaked in 2013.

Editorials Roy Blunt the insider vs. Jason Kander the outsider sums up U.S. Senate contest in Missouri In Missouri's U.S. Senate race, Democratic challenger Jason Kander labels incumbent Republican Roy Blunt the “consummate Washington insider” and insists Blunt has lost touch with voters who sent him to the Capitol. Blunt counters that Kander has not done his present job well and is too liberal and out-of-touch with Missouri's core values.

Editorials First Trump vs. Clinton presidential debate will be a huge TV faceoff Many Americans will be watching the first presidential debate Monday night to see how Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton behave on stage. They'll want to see who seems most in command of the facts (that's actually boring to lots of viewers, according to some debate experts) and who appears to be a leader Americans can look up to.

Editorials The Monday Poll: Early questions about Kansas City’s $800 million bond plan Kansas City is moving toward asking voters to approve an $800 million bond plan in April 2017. City officials recently announced that a new animal shelter in Swope Park would be one of the projects. But plenty of other details remain murky and still need to be released.

Editorials Video evidence can help public’s responses to police-involved shootings The footage that Charlotte, N.C., authorities showed Thursday to the family of Keith Lamont Scott in the fatal police shooting of the 43-year-old should be released to the public. Such high-tech transparency is needed to end the unrest in disputed police encounters with the public.

Editorials Kansans face a growing dilemma: Raise taxes or keep cutting services? The Kansas budget is on life support right now, and two events Wednesday showed things could get worse before they get better. The Kansas Supreme Court heard education supporters ask for an additional $500 million or so a year to better fund public schools. And a new report estimated that the state's general fund will have a puny $5.6 million on hand by next June 30.

Editorials Big vote looms on handing out smaller Kansas City tax breaks Local schools, libraries and counties are praising a City Council move to reduce tax breaks for economic development. But the ordinance, proposed by council member Quinton Lucas, still needs to be approved. And some developers aren't sure it's a good idea.

Editorials U.S. grasslands will receive needed attention at Kansas City meeting The Nature Conservancy will host a “Multi-State Leadership Meeting” bringing a needed focus from about 100 experts on U.S. grasslands and freshwater ecosystems.

Editorials Monday Poll results: Support for Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ apology but not Trump’s birther controversy Monday Poll readers — about 1,000 strong — liked what Hillary Clinton did after saying many of Donald Trump's supporters fell into a “basket of deplorables.” But respondents didn't like Trump resurrecting questions about President Barack Obama's birthplace.

Editorials Price cuts will not end need to recycle The cost of recycling has caused some Kansas City area school districts to remove recycling dumpsters. But environmentally, the need for recycling must continue.

Editorials Streetcar expansion hits City Hall hurdle Supporters of an expanded Kansas City streetcar line have decided to back down to pressure from City Hall. The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance will delay elections needed to approve the 3.75-mile extension from Union Station to near UMKC.

Editorials Chris Koster, Eric Greitens go heavy on attack ads but skimpy on issues in Missouri governor’s race The candidates for governor in Missouri are spending a lot of campaign energy on blistering TV ads but far too little on issues that matter to people in the state — like improving roads and bridges and K-12 public education.

Editorials KC police must restore public trust after failures in children’s crime unit The Kansas City Police Department's crimes against children unit failed miserably to properly investigate some rapes, serious abuse and other crimes against children. Police Chief Darryl Forté in January suspended two sergeants and seven detectives as part of an internal investigation. However, only now are the details of what happened surfacing.

Editorials Johnson County is key battleground in electing lawmakers to defy Gov. Sam Brownback In elections this fall, Johnson County voters will play a significant role in deciding the makeup of the new Kansas Legislature and whether Gov. Sam Brownback's disastrous economic policies can be rolled back.

Editorials The Monday Poll: From ‘deplorables’ to ‘birthers in heated Clinton vs. Trump race The Monday Poll would like your responses to four statements about a presidential campaign that is anything but boring between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Editorials Meet Gary Johnson and Jill Stein: Voters have more choices than just Clinton and Trump Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are the most popular third-party candidates in this year's presidential race. Even though Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are immensely unpopular, Johnson and Stein face long-shot bids to make it to the White House. Still, plenty of voters will review their records between now and Nov. 8.

Editorials Middle-class Americans finally reaping economic recovery benefits U.S. Census Bureau data show that median U.S. household income rose 5.2 percent in 2015 after eight years of stagnation for middle- and working-class Americans. That's progress, though a lot more is needed to close the gap between the haves and have-nots in America.


The Springfield News Leader
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:11 PM

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Ozarks The do-nothing candidate for lieutenant governor The do-nothing candidate for lieutenant governor Republic man runs a write-in campaign for a state office he wants to abolish. Ozarks 6  minutes ago

Ozarks CoxHealth's Pink Ribbon Rally and Luncheon to be held Oct. 8 CoxHealth's Pink Ribbon Rally and Luncheon to be held Oct. 8 The rally is free and open to the public, with activities, pampering and lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A. Ozarks 26  minutes ago

Crime Men accused of robbing Springfield pizza delivery driver Men accused of robbing Springfield pizza delivery driver Police say two men robbed a Springfield pizza delivery driver earlier this week and tried to break into the store. Crime 54  minutes ago

Ozarks A Springfield father is charged with burglary after he was shot by teen son A Springfield father is charged with burglary after he was shot by teen son A Springfield man who was shot by his 15-year-old son earlier this month is being charged with first-degree burglary. Ozarks 57  minutes ago

Politics Greene County judges up for election get unanimous support from judicial review board Greene County judges up for election get unanimous support from judicial review board A nonpartisan review commission recommended Greene County voters retain the four judges up for reelection. Politics 1  hour, 19  minutes ago

Ozarks Springfield-Branson National Airport adding 250 more parking spaces Springfield-Branson National Airport adding 250 more parking spaces The airport currently has about 1,500 spaces between its long-term and short-term parking lots Ozarks 2  hours, 5  minutes ago

Business Regency Beauty Institute closes Springfield location, 78 others abruptly Regency Beauty Institute closes Springfield location, 78 others abruptly On its website, the school said it did "not have the cash to continue to run the business." Business 5  hours, 31  minutes ago

Crime Police investigate shooting in west Springfield Police investigate shooting in west Springfield Police say a man was shot in the hand early Thursday morning after confronting someone in front of his home. Crime 6  hours, 10  minutes ago

Education BB gun found in backpack of York Elementary student BB gun found in backpack of York Elementary student The Springfield school district sent a letter regarding the incident to parents of York Elementary students Wednesday. Education 6  hours, 18  minutes ago

Entertainment Bill Engvall thinks Branson has the best people-watching Bill Engvall thinks Branson has the best people-watching Even though Engvall thinks he's not cool and can't sing, the Blue Collar Comedy Tour star has a show at the Andy Williams theater soon. Entertainment 6  hours, 22  minutes ago

Entertainment A News-Leader interview with Bill Engvall A News-Leader interview with Bill Engvall Greg Holman's phone interview with comedian Bill Engvall. Entertainment 6  hours, 34  minutes ago

Music Deep Fried Squirrel: Some choreography required Deep Fried Squirrel: Some choreography required The band switched to a single-mic approach and found it helped their stage performances. Music 10  hours, 4  minutes ago

Ozarks Dealing with death and its inevitability Dealing with death and its inevitability Caitlin Doughty seeks to help people understand and become more comfortable with death. Ozarks 10  hours, 5  minutes ago

Ozarks Springfield Art Museum hosts concerts to benefit Play It Forward SWMO Springfield Art Museum hosts concerts to benefit Play It Forward SWMO People Are Awesome recognizes area businesses, employees and people Ozarks 10  hours, 5  minutes ago


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The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:12 PM

Our Voice: Palmer's time in the Ozarks appreciated

Private sector can't solve everything

Donald Trump's rise reflects America's decay

Opinion Roses: To businesses helping Child Advocacy Center's Sweet Treat Week Roses: To businesses helping Child Advocacy Center's Sweet Treat Week A BOUQUET OF "SWEET" ROSES: To Andy's Frozen Custard, AmyCakes, Cake Pop Co. and more Opinion 18 hours, 4 minutes ago

Opinion Everyone deserves to be safe at home Everyone deserves to be safe at home I had just finished my regular Sunday evening shift at the paper when a copy editor called me about something he'd heard on the police scanner. Opinion 1 day, 2 hours ago

Opinion Today's poll Today's poll Should Springfield repeal its dangerous dog ordinance that singles out pit bulls? Opinion 11 minutes ago

Readers Reforming and modernizing VA accountability Reforming and modernizing VA accountability Last spring, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a report showing several wrongdoings by the VA hospital in San Diego. Readers 1 day, 16 hours ago

Contributors Roy Blunt: Why are you keeping my pay so low? Roy Blunt: Why are you keeping my pay so low? Senator Roy Blunt and his challenger Jason Kander are scheduled to go toe-to-toe in Branson on September 30 in their first debate of Missouri's U.S. Senate race. Contributors 1 day, 16 hours ago

Readers Vandal should study Constitution Vandal should study Constitution Hopefully, the person who keyed my car the day after I exercised my First Amendment right of free speech by putting a Hillary sticker on my back bumper will have a chance to study the Constitution and learn to love it as I do. Readers 2 days, 17 hours ago

Opinion Lost at the fair Lost at the fair Our son and his Minnesota-born bride have many fond memories of the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” aka the State Fair, so over Labor Day weekend they escaped from the Texas heat to enjoy fun at the fair. Opinion 2 days, 21 hours ago

Editorials Guest Voice: Lessons from Chelsea bombing Guest Voice: Lessons from Chelsea bombing The following editorial was published by USA Today on Sept. 21. Editorials 2 days, 22 hours ago

Opinion Deplorable action by deplorable people Deplorable action by deplorable people Just before the end of the 2016 Missouri legislative session, a group of 22 senators and representatives added (without a public hearing) Senate Amendment 1 to a bill (SCS/HCS/House Bill 1713) sponsored by Senator Munzlinger. Opinion 3 days, 6 hours ago

Readers Give Garland a hearing Give Garland a hearing Before the November elections, I challenge Roy Blunt and Mitch McConnell to convene a Senate hearing for Merrick Garland, who Congress unanimously confirmed to his current position and who was constitutionally nominated to fill the position of the la Readers 3 days, 16 hours ago

Readers Offshoring is just gaming the system Offshoring is just gaming the system Apple CEO Tim Cook compared the EU's recently levied Irish tax bill to winning a championship only to discover that goals did not count as much as expected. Readers 3 days, 16 hours ago

Columnists Word games with my son Word games with my son During a recent phone conversation with my son, he was surprised how honest and direct I was about a particular issue (I'm usually wimpish to a fault), to which I replied, “I'm learning not to equivocate.” Columnists 3 days, 16 hours ago

Readers Some questions for Colin Kaepernick about his protest Some questions for Colin Kaepernick about his protest Mr. Kaepernick, I have a couple of things to say to you, sir. Readers 4 days, 16 hours ago

Contributors How blacks made America and how America made us How blacks made America and how America made us When I was growing up in British Guiana, I didn't understand then why nobody I learned about in school looked like me Contributors 4 days, 20 hours ago

Readers Schilling not a hipster Schilling not a hipster Hipster? Mr. Havens has the right to his opinion of Councilman Mike Schilling, as we all do. I, and many others, disagree. He was my state representative in the old 136th District. Readers 4 days, 21 hours ago

Opinion Introspective reflections from service Introspective reflections from service Nine months ago, I knew that the ugly politics of today was not a healthy fit for me. I despised the name-calling, political posturing and seeing the worst in people, including myself. I preferred to see the optimistic, upbeat side of life. Opinion 4 days, 21 hours ago

Opinion Our Voice: City Utilites embraces energy future Our Voice: City Utilites embraces energy future Just a couple of weeks from now, City Utilities will move into the future at more than 200 mph. Opinion 4 days, 21 hours ago


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

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

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

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


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

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

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Columbia Daily Tribune
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:12 PM

University of Missouri suspends Delta Upsilon fraternity after report of racist, sexist insults The University of Missouri temporarily suspended the campus Delta Upsilon chapter Wednesday amid a growing backlash over a report of members shouting racist and sexist insults at black students.

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University of Missouri police report: Incident that reignited racial turmoil started with drunken encounter

University of Missouri student groups join censure of Delta Upsilon over racist slurs

National organization brings music, photography to weekend festival

Mexico High School band director accused of sexual contact with student

Major figure in Mid-Missouri cocaine conspiracy case sentenced to prison

Boone County deputies respond to clown sighting

Two women plead guilty in Columbia robberies

University of Missouri police report: Incident that reignited racial turmoil started with drunken encounter The incident that renewed racial turmoil at the University of Missouri began when two female…

Major figure in Mid-Missouri cocaine conspiracy case sentenced to prison JEFFERSON CITY -- A Fulton man who was a key figure in what prosecutors called a cocaine traf…

Woman rescued after falling down cliff at Devil's Backbone A woman who hit her head when she fell off a cliff in the Devil's Backbone area was rescued …

Mexico High School band director accused of sexual contact with student Mexico High School's band director was arrested Wednesday on accusations that he touched a s…

Boone County treasurer apologizes for removing campaign sign A county officeholder's fit of pique might land him in a legal tangle.

Neighbors worry about residential development in Benton Stephens, East Campus areas Residents in the Benton-Stephens and East Campus neighborhoods are worried about impending d…

Task Force begins planning to make Boone County medical destination Planning is now underway to advertise Boone County as a go-to destination for medical services.

Columbia park rangers re-commissioned with police powers After two months without law enforcement commissions, Columbia's park rangers about two week…

Landmark Bank plans merger, remodel As construction continued Wednesday on a $1.2 million remodeling of the Landmark Bank headqu…

Missourians asked to vote on bicentennial license plate design Missouri's 200th birthday is approaching, and one way the state will celebrate is by issuing…

Man arrested after police find stolen taxi Residents on a northeast Columbia street called police Tuesday night after their suspicions …


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:12 PM

Columbia Safety

The debate

The candidates

A new era

On fracking Mike Szydlowski, officially known as CPS science coordinator, is charged with making complic…

`Post-factual' I was stricken by comments made almost simultaneously by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and…

Boone Hospital Boone Hospital Board of Trustees Chairman Fred Parry said earlier this week he and his colle…

City budget Ever since the adoption of its home rule charter, the city of Columbia has followed a very g…

The terrorists On Saturday terrorists struck almost simultaneously in New York City, Seaside Park, N.J., an…

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Column on climate drips with deception

High authority leads lawmaker on guns

Ozark Bowl is better Arkansas game name

Meat consumption feeds climate change

Clean water panel needs citizen reps

Columbia Safety

The debate

The candidates

A new era

On fracking


St. Joseph News-Press
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:13 PM

top story 2 arrested after standoff appear in court Two men arrested after a standoff on the city's south side earlier this week appeared in court Thursday.

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St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:13 PM

Assault victims: you are not alone Two St. Joseph programs and events in coming days remind our community is blessed with caring advocates for those who are subjected to assault or abuse. Assault victims: you are not alone

Return the fish to Krug

Book bans about choice

Gather round the table

Debates focus divided country on shared concerns

Museums say: check us out

School officers prove their worth

139th funding needs fix

Flu vaccine protects you and loved ones

Head off loan debt by saving


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The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

Our View: Welcome to Jorge Leyva's garden If Jorge Levya's garden gate is open, the public is welcome to come inside. It's not any ordinary garden, and it's not intended to be a secret garden either.

Your View: Letters to the editor Presidential candidates and debates

Your View: Letters to the Editor Stop apologizing

Our View: Back to 1994? It will be interesting to see how voters react to Missouri Amendment No. 2, a question on the Nov. 8 ballot that would impose limits on campaign contributions.

Your View: Letters to the editor Trump won't change

Sherry Buchanan: How far back do we take America? “Take America Back” and “Take Missouri Back” are familiar political themes these days.

Geoff Caldwell: One 'What if?' far scarier than the other If for nothing else, 2016 will go down as a historic year in American politics. It marks the last year of the history-making Obama administration and the first year that a major political party nominated a woman to be its presidential nominee. It is also the year that out of a nation of more…

Your views: Letters to the editor Liberals aren't citizens?

Our view: Trump's comments deplorable Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been making campaign hay from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's gaffe in saying half of Trump's supporters would fit into a “basket of deplorables.”

Our View: Time to serve We, like many of our readers, find ourselves too often saddened, angered or even disgusted by news headlines we see across the country.

Our View: The Girl Scout way Some of you might remember when the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland's board of directors was considering closing and selling Camp Mintahama, the 180-acre Girl Scout camp south of Joplin.

Your View: Letters to the editor Not rational

Our View: Success in numbers Missouri Southern State University on Friday announced record enrollment numbers. The reason for celebration didn't happen by accident.

Your view: Letters to the editor Joplin Creek natural asset

Our View: Ag disaster bill wise investment It was a classic case of “show me.” This time Republicans won.Democrats said overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a tax deduction for farmers who receive federal disaster or emergency aid payments will cause of $50 million budget shortfall.

Phill Brooks: Historical record number of veto overrides The recent veto session of Missouri's Legislature added another page in a historic record of legislative defeats for the state's governor. Nearly two-thirds of Jay Nixon's vetoes were overridden this year.

Kevin Wilson: Kaepernick, Clinton rouse sleeping giants I think we owe a great measure of gratitude to Colin Kaepernick and Hillary Clinton for helping to reignite a flame in this America that had seemingly started to go out. Their actions and words have strengthened and emboldened a group that has, for the most part, sat on the sidelines for qui…

Anson Burlingame: 9/11 and crumbling unity Two opinion columns (Globe, Geoff Caldwell and Ann McFeatters, Sept. 11) alluded to the lack of unity in America on the 15th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Our View: The changing workplace A Webb City employer is doing more than just following federal law. It is providing a comfortable, private space for its employees who are breast-feeding or pumping breast milk after they have returned to work.

Your view: Letters to the editor Include more candidates


The Jefferson City News Tribune
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

Thomas Jefferson student detained for making threat to students safety: comments A female eighth grade student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School was detained Thursday after making a threat to the safety...

Life sentence in sexual assault case: comments A Holts Summit man has been sentenced to life in prison for pleading guilty to multiple charges in Cole County...

Missouri 87 bridge in Miller County is open ahead of schedule: comments The Missouri 87 bridge over the South Moreau Creek in Miller County is now open.

Lincoln faculty vote 'no confidence' in provost: comments Lincoln University faculty members Thursday morning voted for a proposed "no confidence" resolution in Said Sewell's job performance.

Enjoy foot-stomping fun during Oktoberfest Bluegrass Festival: comments Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend the Oktoberfest Bluegrass Festival on Saturday at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard in Eldon.

Train crashes into New Jersey station; injuries reported: comments A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing...

Multicultural Festival helps community celebrate diversity: comments The Mid-Missouri community can celebrate diversity during the annual Multicultural Festival, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in Jefferson City.

Versailles' Olde Tyme Apple Festival provides long-standing family tradition: comments For more than 35 years, the annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival in Versailles has seen visitors enjoy its fun-filled activities...

Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO, other executive's salary: comments Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens...

Updates on Missouri's fall colors available: comments The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering weekly fall color updates.

Icy anticipation follows slick work: comments Inside the cavernous Washington Park Ice Arena, the business of ice-making demands 21st century technology paired with old-fashioned back-breaking, physical...

LU's Sewell faces 'no confidence' vote today: comments As Lincoln University faculty members consider how to vote this morning on a proposed "no confidence" vote in Said Sewell's...

Reports of slurs prompt MU fraternity suspension: comments A fraternity at the University of Missouri has been suspended while officials investigate reports of racial and sexist slurs directed...

Public comment sought on block grants: comments Jefferson City officials are inviting public comment on how to spend 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds.

Student aid applications available 3 months early: comments Starting this year, the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available for students and their families Saturday...

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to child abuse: comments A Jefferson City man pleaded guilty to an amended charge in a child abuse incident from February 2015.

Jefferson City man gets 5 years for forgery: comments A Jefferson City man was sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to three counts of forgery for...

Security employee gets probation for stealing: comments A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to two counts of stealing...

Jefferson City man faces burglary charges: comments A Jefferson City man has been charged with burglarizing an office building Tuesday.

LU curators' history degree decision questioned: comments The Lincoln University Curators' decision to deactivate the school's history degree program is among the reasons cited for Lincoln University's...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

Police report gives new details on racial dustup at MU: comments Witnesses told police a racial slur that rekindled unrest at the University of Missouri in Columbia came from a white...

Supporters of Greitens, Koster trade jabs at dueling events: comments Supporters of Missouri's two major party candidates for governor gathered Thursday in the same building for news conferences 15...

Updates on Missouri's fall colors available: comments The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering weekly fall color updates.

Reports of slurs prompt MU fraternity suspension: comments A fraternity at the University of Missouri has been suspended while officials investigate reports of racial and sexist slurs directed...

Discrimination against Nixon delayed as more cases surface: comments A lawsuit accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of age and gender discrimination has been delayed as more cases surface.

Fraternity at MU suspended: comments A fraternity at the University of Missouri has been suspended while officials investigate reports of racial and sexist slurs.

Discrimination against Nixon delayed as more cases surface: comments A lawsuit accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of age and gender discrimination has been delayed as more cases surface.

Conservation Commission names Sara Parker Pauley as Conservation Director: comments The Missouri Conservation Commission has selected Sara Parker Pauley as the ninth director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC),...

Pastors question delay in St. Louis police shooting charges: comments Several members of the clergy in the St. Louis area are questioning why it took four years for murder charges...

Attorney who stopped Vermont suspect 1 of 25 Carnegie Heroes: comments A Vermont prosecutor who disarmed a woman accused of fatally shooting a social worker outside a state office building is...

St. Charles County joins regional drug monitoring program: comments St. Charles County is joining a St. Louis regional drug monitoring program that seeks to reduce abuse of prescription painkillers.

Judges tosses ethics complaint against 'citizen lobbyist': comments A Missouri judge has thrown out a state ethics case against a man who describes himself as a "citizen...

Westbound lane of Missouri River Bridge over I-70 closes Thursday: comments One westbound lane of the bridge that carries I-70 over the Missouri River at Rocheport will be closed Thursday to...

Group that sent out voter mailings apologizes: comments A group that presses single women, minorities and millennials to register to vote is apologizing for sending 95,000 mailings listing...

Another talcum powder suit in St. Louis this week: comments Another lawsuit alleging a woman's use of talcum powder caused cancer is this week in St. Louis.

State on track for second-highest corn harvest: comments The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this year's corn crop in Missouri is on track to be the second-highest yield...

Troubling concerns at nursing home closed by the state: comments The bills were unpaid, the phones shut off, trash piled up and food ran out. The problems at the Benchmark...

Crash kills Missouri couple during Disney vacation: comments A Missouri couple died and their two young daughters were seriously injured in a traffic crash Sunday near Orlando during...

Missouri outpaces neighbors in business growth: comments Missouri's business community saw a net growth of more than 8,700 private-sector employers in 2015, a 5 percent gain over...

Lydia Mitchell honored as State Employee of the Month: comments The supervisor of the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) St. Louis North office is the State Employee of the Month for...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

Thomas Jefferson student detained for making threat to students safety: comments A female eighth grade student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School was detained Thursday after making a threat to the safety...

Life sentence in sexual assault case: comments A Holts Summit man has been sentenced to life in prison for pleading guilty to multiple charges in Cole County...

Lincoln faculty vote 'no confidence' in provost: comments Lincoln University faculty members Thursday morning voted for a proposed "no confidence" resolution in Said Sewell's job performance.

Updates on Missouri's fall colors available: comments The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering weekly fall color updates.

Icy anticipation follows slick work: comments Inside the cavernous Washington Park Ice Arena, the business of ice-making demands 21st century technology paired with old-fashioned back-breaking, physical...

LU's Sewell faces 'no confidence' vote today: comments As Lincoln University faculty members consider how to vote this morning on a proposed "no confidence" vote in Said Sewell's...

Public comment sought on block grants: comments Jefferson City officials are inviting public comment on how to spend 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds.

Student aid applications available 3 months early: comments Starting this year, the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available for students and their families Saturday...

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to child abuse: comments A Jefferson City man pleaded guilty to an amended charge in a child abuse incident from February 2015.

Jefferson City man gets 5 years for forgery: comments A Jefferson City man was sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to three counts of forgery for...

Security employee gets probation for stealing: comments A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to two counts of stealing...

Jefferson City man faces burglary charges: comments A Jefferson City man has been charged with burglarizing an office building Tuesday.

LU curators' history degree decision questioned: comments The Lincoln University Curators' decision to deactivate the school's history degree program is among the reasons cited for Lincoln University's...

Discrimination against Nixon delayed as more cases surface: comments A lawsuit accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of age and gender discrimination has been delayed as more cases surface.

Conservation Commission names Sara Parker Pauley as Conservation Director: comments The Missouri Conservation Commission has selected Sara Parker Pauley as the ninth director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC),...

St. Mary's focuses on women's health: comments St. Mary's Hospital hosted its annual Women's Health Institute for the first time Tuesday at the new Health Plaza.

Church supports offenders, who help community: comments Last week, 10 offenders from the Tipton Correctional Center gave up their normal work release program to spend a week...

JC Country Club loses worker's comp case: comments The Jefferson City Country Club must pay worker's compensation benefits to a former employee after the state appeals court rejected...

Property purchase weighed by committee: comments Overall, the Long Range Planning Facility committee agreed Jefferson City High School needs more land, but the school district needs...

City recognized for financial efforts: comments Jefferson City received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

Our Opinion: Volunteer to help make connections: comments How can you help the homeless? Project Homeless Connect has made it easy; all you need to do is volunteer three...

Our Opinion: Ease rules on presentations to school board: comments Listening is a learning opportunity that extends to education officials.

Your Opinion: Parks agency praised: comments We live in an era where we have many worries and big problems. Sometimes, we overlook the good that others...

Your Opinion: Seeking shared values: comments My friend Tim Romero has done some research on behalf of his parents who are determined to move to another...

Your Opinion: Apology for error, but point remains valid: comments I must apologize for my statement made in my last letter to the editor. There was no "direct" analysis of...

Our Opinion: Debate format favors conflict over clarity: comments The first presidential debate was a disappointment, from before the beginning to beyond the end.

Your Opinion: Tired of attempts to trash Hillary: comments Curtis Thompson's Op-Ed published Sept. 22 were pointed comments to earlier comments I had made about tinfoil hat conspiracy theories...

Your Opinion: Agenda 21 a critical election issue: comments Agenda 21 is a critical issue for this election that we must understand before voting. Rosa Koire, a liberal Democrat...

Our Opinion: CIT training improves professionalism: comments One initiative to improve training for law enforcement officers is growing exponentially.

Your Opinion: Hillary's not qualified: comments Recently, there have been several articles about Hilary Clinton's qualifications to run for president of the United States. However, none...

Your Opinion: Not a sign of things to come: comments Sept. 22 has come and gone again. This is the date that the marquee sign at the old Zestos site...

Your Opinion: Meaningful Honor Flight experience appreciated: comments In reference to the article written by Marvin and Dorothy Riegel-Phillips, just to let you know I was one of...

Your Opinion: Suggestion heeded, but not helpful: comments Last month, in response to my questions about white privilege, it was suggested that I try learning from Tim Wise,...

Your Opinion: Response on 'Basket of Deplorables': comments To Steve Sampson, who is "deeply offended" that he is in Hillary Clinton's "Basket of Deplorables." (Op-Ed Sept. 21).

Your Opinion: Reckless GOP overrides vetoes: comments Like State Rep. Jay Barnes, State Sen. Mike Kehoe likes to pat himself and his colleagues on the back and...

Your Opinion: Allegory about terrorism: comments Let us design a World Domination Operating Manual (WDOM) disguised as a theology that will be written by a murderer,...

Your Opinion: Disobedience to God creates chaos: comments It grieves me to see the state of affairs in our country and the world today.

Your Opinion: View called 'ideologically skewed': comments In response to a Sept. 20 letter "Gender, culture and leadership," I do not question the fact there are and...

Our Opinion: Case against legalizing medical marijuana: comments Misguided public policy deserves rejection based on its faults, but we're satisfied when it fails on procedural grounds.

Your Opinion: Difficult choices ahead: comments Four years ago in my letter to the editor, I stated that the 2012 presidential election could result in another...


The Southeast Missourian
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

'Community Policing' panel, final neighborhood roll call to be held Thursday night (9/29/16) Southeast Missourian On Thursday night, the Cape Girardeau Public Library is hosting an event about community policing and the Cape Girardeau police will hold its final neighborhood roll call of the year. Cape Girardeau police chief Wes Blair will be part of a panel that includes Southeast Missouri State professors, students and a retired Cape Girardeau police officer for "Community Policing: The Intersection of Black and Blue Lives Matter." The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ...

Roundabout construction to close Independence Street intersection starting next week (9/29/16) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Fronabarger Concreters will close the Independence Street and East Rodney Drive intersection to traffic for the next two months, starting early Tuesday morning, for construction of a roundabout.

Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16) 28 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad identified Brent Shonta Johnson, 30, of Cape Girardeau as the victim of a fatal shooting about 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Ellis Street. Johnson was found dead at the scene when police arrived, according to a news release...

Senior-living campus planned near Dalhousie Golf Club (9/29/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian A new partnership between two longstanding Cape Girardeau businesses is expected to create a variety of new senior-housing options in the region. Chateau Girardeau has announced an agreement with Dalhousie LLC on an option to acquire real estate and develop a new senior living campus. With the proposed name The Chateau Girardeau at Ramsay's Run, the multi-acre site will be on Bloomfield Road, just north of Dalhousie Golf Club...

Perryville couple arrested on felony drug charges after sting operation (9/29/16) By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A Perryville, Missouri, couple was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents when they agreed to buy a kilogram of methamphetamine, Perry County sheriff’s deputies said. Perry County Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Hoeh charged Trevor Scott Park, 41, and Rachel Sarah Record, 41, with first-degree trafficking in drugs, five felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia...

Discrimination suit against Nixon delayed as more cases surface (9/29/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A lawsuit accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of age and gender discrimination has been delayed as more cases surface. Jury selection was scheduled to begin Friday in the lawsuit of fired Missouri Department of Labor employee Gracia Backer, The Kansas City Star reported. ...

AB InBev pays $6M to settle India bribery accusations (9/29/16) WASHINGTON -- Anheuser-Busch InBev will pay $6 million to settle charges by U.S. regulators that a joint venture in India paid off government officials to boost sales and production, then tried to quiet an employee who raised the issue. The joint venture in which AB InBev had a 49 percent interest used third-party sales promoters to make payments to Indian officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday...

Missouri DNR chief named state's new conservation director (9/29/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resource's chief has been selected as the first female director of the 79-year history of the state's conservation department. Sara Parker Pauley takes on her new role Nov. 1 with the independent agency that protects and manages the state's fish, forest and wildlife resources...

Man sues police, Taser over stun gun-induced heart attack (9/29/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri man is suing an imprisoned police officer convicted of violating his civil rights two years ago, when the officer repeatedly shot him with a stun gun during a traffic stop and gave him a heart attack he says nearly killed him...

Reports of slurs prompt Missouri fraternity suspension (9/29/16) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A fraternity at the University of Missouri has been suspended while officials investigate reports of racial and sexist slurs directed at black students. The Delta Upsilon national organization suspended its chapter at the university Wednesday after an incident in which members were accused of shouting slurs at black students late Tuesday, The Columbia Daily Tribune reported...

Driver uses cardboard Trump in carpool lane (9/29/16) SEATTLE -- A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning. That's because it was that of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. A trooper stopped the motorist who was driving with the cardboard likeness in a carpool lane south of Seattle. The stunt netted the driver a $136 ticket. Another trooper tweeted a photo of the cardboard Trump head affixed to the passenger-seat headrest...

Nine states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana (9/29/16) SAN FRANCISCO -- From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug...

Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies (9/29/16) WASHINGTON -- Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study. Scientists calculated the rate at which more than 1,000 mammal species kill their own kind, and noticed how closely related species have similar rates of lethal violence. ...

Congress OKs stopgap spending bill, $1.1 billion to combat Zika (9/29/16) WASHINGTON -- Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The House cleared the measure by a 342-85 vote just hours after a bipartisan Senate tally. ...

Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort (9/29/16) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions. The kingdom maintains an arsenal of tools to retaliate with, including curtailing official contacts, pulling billions of dollars from the U.S. economy and persuading close allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council to scale back counterterrorism cooperation, investments and U.S. access to important regional air bases...

Cape public works ready to start annual leaf pickup (9/29/16) 1 CThe Cape Girardeau Public Works Department will begin its annual leaf collection program Monday, although the bulk of the work will be done by zones in November and December. During the past fiscal year, the city hauled away 778 tons of leaves piled along the streets, solid-waste supervisor Mike Tripp said."...

Hubble Creek Trail extension hits halfway point (9/29/16) Jackson’s endeavor to connect the city park and civic center via the Hubble Creek Recreation Trail has hit the halfway point and is on track for completion. Contractors Lappe Cement Finishing Inc. began work on the 4,600-foot section in August. Jackson Public Works director Rodney Bollinger said via email a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation is funding 80 percent of the project...

Sikeston man charged with fleeing DWI checkpoint (9/29/16) 2 The Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney’s office filed an arrest warrant for the man accused of running from police during a driving-while-intoxicated checkpoint Sept. 18. Marko Tyron Sawyer, 31, of Sikeston, Missouri, has been charged with felony resisting lawful detention...

OSHA fines landscaping firm for heat-related death (9/29/16) 2 POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited an Indiana-based landscaping company for what it called a serious safety violation that contributed to a Dexter, Missouri, man’s July heat-related death near Poplar Bluff...

Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation (9/29/16) WASHINGTON -- In a rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans on Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers...


The Southeast Missourian - State News
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

Discrimination suit against Nixon delayed as more cases surface KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A lawsuit accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of age and gender discrimination has been delayed as more cases surface. Jury selection was scheduled to begin Friday in the lawsuit of fired Missouri Department of Labor employee Gracia Backer, The Kansas City Star reported. ...

AB InBev pays $6M to settle India bribery accusations WASHINGTON -- Anheuser-Busch InBev will pay $6 million to settle charges by U.S. regulators that a joint venture in India paid off government officials to boost sales and production, then tried to quiet an employee who raised the issue. The joint venture in which AB InBev had a 49 percent interest used third-party sales promoters to make payments to Indian officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday...

Missouri DNR chief named state's new conservation director JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resource's chief has been selected as the first female director of the 79-year history of the state's conservation department. Sara Parker Pauley takes on her new role Nov. 1 with the independent agency that protects and manages the state's fish, forest and wildlife resources...

Man sues police, Taser over stun gun-induced heart attack KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri man is suing an imprisoned police officer convicted of violating his civil rights two years ago, when the officer repeatedly shot him with a stun gun during a traffic stop and gave him a heart attack he says nearly killed him...

Reports of slurs prompt Missouri fraternity suspension COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A fraternity at the University of Missouri has been suspended while officials investigate reports of racial and sexist slurs directed at black students. The Delta Upsilon national organization suspended its chapter at the university Wednesday after an incident in which members were accused of shouting slurs at black students late Tuesday, The Columbia Daily Tribune reported...

Judge's ruling weakens Election Day registration in Illinois (9/28/16) CHICAGO -- Voters in highly populated areas of Illinois will have fewer options to register on Election Day this November after a federal judge Tuesday temporarily halted broader registration rules Republicans call unconstitutional. Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan's move means there'll be no same-day registration Nov. 8 at individual polling places in mostly urban areas such as Chicago; voters instead will have to go to major county or election jurisdiction offices...

Pastors question delay in St. Louis police shooting charges (9/28/16) ST. LOUIS -- Several members of the clergy in the St. Louis area are questioning why it took four years for murder charges to be filed against a former city police officer who fatally shot a suspect. Representatives of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri, Baptist Ministers Union of St. ...

Kansas City residents dealing with oak leaf itch mite (9/28/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Johnson County, Kansas, horticulturist says the number of people dealing with bites from the oak leaf itch mite has picked up this year. Kansas State University horticulturist Dennis Patton told The Kansas City Star the mites have been back in full force and the number of calls from people who've been bitten has picked up in the last several weeks...

Group apologies over Missouri voter-registration gaffe (9/28/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group that presses single women, minorities and millennials to register to vote is apologizing for sending 95,000 mailings listing the wrong Missouri registration deadline. Casting itself as nonpartisan, the Washington-based Voter Participation Center said the registration forms this month listed Missouri’s voter-registration cutoff for the Nov. 8 election as Oct. 17. It’s actually Oct. 12 ...

St. Charles County joins regional drug monitoring program (9/28/16) ST. CHARLES, Mo. — St. Charles County is joining a St. Louis regional drug monitoring program that seeks to reduce abuse of prescription painkillers. The St. Charles County Council voted unanimously Monday to join the program, which will start early next year. ...

Grant to fund research at Washington U, Penn (9/28/16) ST. LOUIS — A grant worth nearly $24 million from the National Science Foundation will fund a collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania. The goal of the collaboration announced Monday is to identify and harness the mechanical functions of plants and animals at the cellular level. ...

Fire at popular restaurant under investigation (9/27/16) DELLWOOD, Mo. -- A fire at a popular St. Louis-area restaurant is under investigation. Fire brook out early Sunday on the roof of Sweetie Pie's in Dellwood. Metro North Fire Protection District Capt. Rich Hilligardt told KMOV-TV the fire is suspicious because there is no reason for a fire to break out where it did...

More than 100 vehicles damaged by vandals in St. Louis (9/27/16) ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis police are looking for suspects after more than 100 vehicles were damaged over the weekend by pellet guns or BB guns. KTVI-TV reported many of the vehicles had their windows shot out, including several along Shenandoah Street in south St. Louis...

Missouri on track for second-highest corn harvest on record (9/27/16) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this year's corn crop in Missouri is on track to be the second-highest yield on record. The Columbia Missourian reported the state was on track as of Sept. 12. The agriculture department predicts there will be an average yield of 165 bushels per acre this year, compared to an average of 142 bushels per acre in 2015. The record was 186 bushels per acre in 2014...

Project in Missouri to study cats for children with autism (9/27/16) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri center for Human-Animal Interaction is raising money for a research project to study the possible benefits of placing adoptable cats in the homes of children with autism...

Another talcum powder lawsuit in St. Louis this week (9/27/16) ST. LOUIS -- Another lawsuit alleging a woman's use of talcum powder caused cancer is this week in St. Louis. Lawyers for a Modesto, California, woman say she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 after years of talcum use. Her lawsuit accuses Johnson & Johnson of "negligent conduct" in making and marketing its baby powder...

Missouri couple killed in crash during Disney vacation (9/27/16) ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Missouri couple died and their two young daughters were seriously injured in a traffic crash Sunday near Orlando during a Disney World vacation, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The Orlando Sentinel reported Greg and Sarah Moyers saved for months to take Hailey, 13, and Sophia, 8, to Disney World...

Troubling allegations at nursing home closed by the state (9/27/16) FESTUS, Mo. -- The bills were unpaid, the phones shut off, trash piled up, and food ran out. The problems at the Benchmark Healthcare nursing home in Festus forced the state to take the unusual step of shutting it down this month. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported by the time the nursing home closed amid its parent company's financial problems, employees were spending their money to feed residents. The 60 residents were relocated to other homes...

Governor candidates' takes on ethics, elections issues (9/26/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens will face off Nov. 8 in Missouri's gubernatorial election. The Associated Press asked the candidates about ethics and election issues. Here's how they responded:...

Missouri Supreme Court issues municipal court standards (9/25/16) ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Supreme Court has issued minimum standards for municipal courts in response to accusations courts in the St. Louis area routinely violate the rights of the poor. Some have decried the practice of holding defendants in jail who aren't able to pay fines or bail and sometimes have to wait days or weeks to see a judge, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...


The Southeast Missourian - Local News
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

'Community Policing' panel, final neighborhood roll call to be held Thursday night Southeast Missourian On Thursday night, the Cape Girardeau Public Library is hosting an event about community policing and the Cape Girardeau police will hold its final neighborhood roll call of the year. Cape Girardeau police chief Wes Blair will be part of a panel that includes Southeast Missouri State professors, students and a retired Cape Girardeau police officer for "Community Policing: The Intersection of Black and Blue Lives Matter." The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ...

Roundabout construction to close Independence Street intersection starting next week By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Fronabarger Concreters will close the Independence Street and East Rodney Drive intersection to traffic for the next two months, starting early Tuesday morning, for construction of a roundabout.

Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight 28 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad identified Brent Shonta Johnson, 30, of Cape Girardeau as the victim of a fatal shooting about 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Ellis Street. Johnson was found dead at the scene when police arrived, according to a news release...

Senior-living campus planned near Dalhousie Golf Club By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian A new partnership between two longstanding Cape Girardeau businesses is expected to create a variety of new senior-housing options in the region. Chateau Girardeau has announced an agreement with Dalhousie LLC on an option to acquire real estate and develop a new senior living campus. With the proposed name The Chateau Girardeau at Ramsay's Run, the multi-acre site will be on Bloomfield Road, just north of Dalhousie Golf Club...

Perryville couple arrested on felony drug charges after sting operation By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A Perryville, Missouri, couple was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents when they agreed to buy a kilogram of methamphetamine, Perry County sheriff’s deputies said. Perry County Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Hoeh charged Trevor Scott Park, 41, and Rachel Sarah Record, 41, with first-degree trafficking in drugs, five felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia...

Cape public works ready to start annual leaf pickup 1 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian CThe Cape Girardeau Public Works Department will begin its annual leaf collection program Monday, although the bulk of the work will be done by zones in November and December. During the past fiscal year, the city hauled away 778 tons of leaves piled along the streets, solid-waste supervisor Mike Tripp said."...

Hubble Creek Trail extension hits halfway point By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Jackson’s endeavor to connect the city park and civic center via the Hubble Creek Recreation Trail has hit the halfway point and is on track for completion. Contractors Lappe Cement Finishing Inc. began work on the 4,600-foot section in August. Jackson Public Works director Rodney Bollinger said via email a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation is funding 80 percent of the project...

Sikeston man charged with fleeing DWI checkpoint 2 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney’s office filed an arrest warrant for the man accused of running from police during a driving-while-intoxicated checkpoint Sept. 18. Marko Tyron Sawyer, 31, of Sikeston, Missouri, has been charged with felony resisting lawful detention...

OSHA fines landscaping firm for heat-related death 2 By Pat Pratt ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited an Indiana-based landscaping company for what it called a serious safety violation that contributed to a Dexter, Missouri, man’s July heat-related death near Poplar Bluff...

Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 9/29/16 Approval of minutes n Minutes of the Sept. 26 meeting Communications/reports -- other elected officials n Approve purchase order for Land Tax Sale over-surplus, treasurer Roger Hudson...

Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16) 11 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian Keith Lars Monia, 55, of Cape Girardeau, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to nine counts of financial exploitation of the elderly and stealing by deceit. There were nine victims represented in those charges who trusted Monia to invest amounts from $10,000 to $120,000 from 2007 through 2013. Monia pleaded guilty to stealing $517,500 total.

Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16) 9 By Lindsay Jones ~ Southeast Missourian The principal of Perryville High School has been on administrative leave since Thursday, but why remains unclear. In a statement, the school district cited personnel matters in its refusal to elaborate, saying only that Rich Thomas would be replaced for an indefinite period by athletic director and assistant principal Jeff Steffens...

Stoddard County judge denies state's motion to dismiss Common Pleas Courthouse suit (9/28/16) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Stoddard County Circuit Judge Stephen Mitchell has denied a motion by the state of Missouri seeking to be dismissed from a personal-injury lawsuit stemming from a fall down stairs at the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. Mitchell ruled Monday on the motion in a case that was moved from Cape Girardeau County to Stoddard County on a change of venue...

Cape Girardeau man dead in South Ellis shooting; major case squad activated (9/28/16) 9 The Cape Girardeau / Bollinger County Major Case Squad has been activated following a shooting in Cape Girardeau that resulted in the death of one man. According to a news release from the Cape Girardeau Police Department, on Wednesday morning at 1:54 a.m., officers received a report of shot fired and a subject struck at the 1200 block of South Ellis. Upon arrival, police located the victim, an unnamed 30-year-old Cape Girardeau resident...

Looking for book bargains (9/28/16) Payton Weisbrod, left, and Abby Slattery consider the used books for sale Tuesday at Jackson High School. The school library has collected donated books from the community since May to raise funds for library programming. Remaining books will be offered again from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday...

Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16) 1 By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian A local animal-rescue organization’s efforts to control the pet population can continue with the help of a generous donation from a famous face. The Bollinger County Stray Project (BCSP), a not-for-profit animal rescue near Zalma, Missouri, recently received a $20,000 grant from the Sidewalk Angels Foundation (SWAF) that was founded by Matchbox Twenty lead singer Rob Thomas and his wife, Marisol Thomas, to provide assistance to animal rescue and advocacy organizations...

Local judge: City court meets most minimum standards set out by state (9/28/16) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau’s municipal court meets most minimum standards issued last week for city courts by the Missouri Supreme Court, local judge Teresa Bright-Pearson said Tuesday. Bright-Pearson said the minimum standards follow in the footsteps of two recent state laws...

Local painter decorates electrical boxes in uptown Jackson (9/28/16) 4 By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian The gazebo outside the Cape Girardeau County courthouse is a bit more photogenic, thanks to the efforts of the Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization and a local painter. Saundra Flanagan was chosen by the organization several weeks ago to produce the first of what it hopes will be a series of community art pieces where drab electrical boxes stood...

Notre Dame's Activity Week nets a record $286,000 (9/28/16) Southeast Missourian Activity Week at Notre Dame Regional High School brought in its largest-ever total, with more than $286,000 raised. The money will be put toward the overall budget, tuition assistance, facility upgrades, the theater program and the grounds.

Ruling forces change in absentee-ballot procedure in some counties (9/27/16) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Voters who cast their absentee ballots in the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's offices in the November election will not be able to place their ballot in an automatic vote-counting machine. The ballots now will have to be sealed in special envelopes like ones that are mailed, said Clerk Kara Clark Summers...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (09/29/2016) at 04:14 PM

Muscular dystrophy month hits home for Jackson family (9/29/16) Like many, Erin Boyer didn't know exactly what muscular dystrophy was. That is, until it affected her family. Two of her three sons, 6-year-old Frankie and 1-year-old Jaxson, received a diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy mere months apart over the summer...

Heritage Days lineup offers plenty to do (9/28/16) Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger wrote about this weekend's Heritage Days in his Mayor's Comments column in Monday's Southeast Missourian, including the LST Memorial 325 that's docked at the riverfront, the B-17 Flying Fortress at the airport, the kickoff concert that's at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo, and the local attractions that are open for tours...

New juvenile center is step in the right direction (9/27/16) Issues surrounding juvenile court cases are difficult. Therefore, a transition that makes the process better is a step in the right direction. The Sept. 8 dedication of the 32nd Judicial Circuit's new juvenile center in Cape Girardeau was such a step...

B-17, LST Memorial 325 coming to Cape this week (9/26/16) We love history around here. We recognize the importance of highlighting and celebrating it. And we have another opportunity to do so with the Flying Legends of Victory Tour and the LST Memorial 325. The B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" will be at the Cape Regional Airport, in all its historical glory, for the public to see and tour. ...

Cop shooting cases should be viewed case by case (9/25/16) In our great and vast universe, we witness every day the diversity and randomness that God has created. We know, without thinking, that every tree we see is different from the one rooted next to it; trees have their own genus and species with their own genetic codes, sprouted from specific soil with their own branch expansion to the sky, each ring inside each trunk telling another annual story that is unique to that tree. ...

Southeast soccer begins conference slate (9/23/16) The Southeast Missouri State soccer team will look to return to its winning ways after consecutive one-goal losses that snapped its undefeated record.

Downtown golf tournament coming Sunday (9/23/16) This Sunday the 1st Ever 11th Annual Louis J. Lorimier World Famous Downtown Golf Tournament will be held.

One fair ends, another set to begin (9/22/16) The SEMO District Fair came to a close on Saturday after a week of fun.

FCA growing in Southeast Missouri (9/21/16) The Southern Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes is branching out, with Mike Litzelfelner becoming the organization's new representative for Southeast Missouri, working out of a new office in Cape Girardeau. FCA is "an interdenominational Christian sports ministry aimed at athletes and coaches from teen leagues to professional teams, encouraging them to use the medium of athletics to minister to others," according to a recent Southeast Missourian article...

Active Living Expo slated for Wednesday (9/20/16) We have all heard, "The best years are ahead" and "the best is yet to come." The Active Living Expo is an event that will try to bring those cliches to life. On Wednesday, when The Best Years (TBY) and The Chateau Girardeau present an Active Living Expo, seniors, among others, will have an opportunity to engage in activities that make the retirement years as exciting as the years behind them...

Sculpture unveiled in 9/11 tribute (9/19/16) We vowed to never forget. The Cape River Heritage Museum has honored that vow, unveiling a sculpture last Sunday in honor of the those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The stainless-steel structure is entitled "Esprit de Corps," or "Spirit of the Group" and was created by Southeast Missouri State University head sculpture professor Chris Wubbena and paid for by the late Dr. ...

Discovery Playhouse unveils exhibits at open house today (9/18/16) With all of the hubbub about improvements in downtown Cape Girardeau, one project has flown under the radar, but above the first floor. While the Marquette Tower, the adjacent H-H Building (to become a hotel) and the newly renovated Rust Center for Media at 325 Broadway are getting much of the attention, and deservedly so, exciting things are happening at one of downtown's jewels just down the street...

Southeast family weekend features football home opener (9/16/16) The campus of Southeast Missouri State University will be abuzz with visitors this weekend. The university's annual Family Weekend, which began in 1977, coincides with the Redhawk football team's home opener on Saturday.

Fundraiser planned for Perryville teen (9/15/16) When suddenly our lives are turned upside down, how we respond says a lot. For Perryville 14-year-old Dru Hemmann, her life-altering moment was a May ATV accident that resulted in her left leg being amputated above the knee. Her response? "I've just kind of realized that this is it, and (I) just have to deal with it, get back to normal life," Hemmann told Southeast Missourian reporter Lindsay Jones...

Automobiles and boats flock to downtown Cape (9/14/16) Lions and tigers and bears, oh my? Try classic cars, bikes and boats! At least that's the case in Downtown Cape Girardeau over the coming weeks.

Progress for Red Star neighborhood (9/13/16) Cape Girardeau's Red Star neighborhood is set to receive free urban planning thanks to Benchmark Planning, a North Carolina-based organization that has an office in St. Louis after taking part in an application process. As efforts to improve the area began a year and a half ago, this is good news and gives community leaders something to look forward to. ...

Gratitude for veterans expressed with quilts (9/12/16) "As icons of Americana go, few are as immediately and deeply recognizable as a quilt," begins a Southeast Missourian article written by Marybeth Niederkorn. It's true. Quilts are almost as American as apple pie, and many of us have grown up with them in our homes or have seen them displayed in our grandparents' homes. ...

The words from Sept. 12; relevant 15 years later (9/11/16) As we approached the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we went back through our archives and pulled up the editorial we published on Sept. 12, the day after the attacks. The words written not only take us back to the shock and grief and the uncertainty and fear, but we found some of the themes are relevant today...

SEMO District Fair has lots to offer (9/9/16) Whether you go for the concerts, carnival rides, foods, or any of the various competitions from livestock to tractor pulls, the next several days are sure to be a good time.

United Way event begins today (9/9/16) We wanted to draw your attention to The United Way of Southeast Missouri's United Days of Caring, which begins today.


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