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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:29 AM

Hazelwood police officer at red light struck by oncoming vehicle

St. Louis businesses prepare for higher minimum wage

Special efforts that target at-risk students pay off for universities, report finds

Festus woman, stopped in I-55 traffic, killed when car is rear-ended

The Blender Akon, 3 Doors Down, Jake Owen headlining Fair St. Louis

Relationships '13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction

St. Louis deputy sheriff accused of groping inmate

Columbia, Mo., woman encouraged father to smother his 3-month-old son, charges say

Missouri governor buys lake home in Innsbrook

'It's not the heat ...' and other St. Louis weather truisms

Crestwood man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child molestation

Weekend storms could dump 3 to 5 inches of rain on St. Louis metro

Local How high? A look at projected river stages this weekend

Relationships Meet some of the area's newest couples

St. Louis Blues Who's bleeding Blue? Check out our Fish-Eye Fun fan gallery from Game 1

Man fatally shot in Benton Park West neighborhood of south St. Louis

McClellan: Foster mother is almost a saint

St. Louis woman charged with abuse in death of foster child, 3

Belleville man charged with aggravated DUI in crash that killed woman, injured kids

St. Louis-area congressional delegation votes on cabinet nominations, Trump oversight, stopgap spending bill


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:30 AM

St. Louis-area congressional delegation votes on cabinet nominations, Trump oversight, stopgap spending bill

Missouri governor buys lake home in Innsbrook

The State of Missouri has one less airplane in its fleet

Over 100 days of Trump, the weight of the office becomes apparent

Tony Messenger Messenger: Insurance company denies cancer therapy while life hangs in the balance

Education Declining enrollment adds to budget woes at the University of Missouri system

National politics Where Trump stands on his 100-days promises

Inmate argues religious duty to deal heroin; St. Louis judge rejects appeal

St. Louis planning firm takes reins of key Memphis redevelopment agency

Education Mizzou sets new policies in wake of protests

After hesitating, TIF Commission advances Municipal Court hotel

Tax plan for St. Louis Zoo, aimed at keeping it mostly free, gets approval in Missouri Senate

Human trafficking bill pushed by Missouri's Wagner seeks tougher sanctions, more education

After homeless shelter downtown shut down, Rice seeks state building to house them

Missouri lawmakers send ban on project labor agreements to Greitens

People who work for Missouri could earn pensions faster under bill OK'd by House

Managed care expansion on track after vote in Missouri Senate

Judge orders University City to apologize, pay lawyer fees of resident barred from meetings

Missouri officials look to bolster program shielding home addresses for abuse victims

Garbage fee hike for St. Louis may still be alive — and bigger than before


St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:30 AM

Editorial: Short takes on pernicious parking payments, a drug lord's prison-rating system, and $425 'muddy' jeans

Trump's first 100 days

Columnists Editorial: Trump has amazingly little to show for his first 100 days in office

Sicorsky: Seven-year prison terms for protesters? Talk about overkill.

Jeff Sessions: Race man

Turn the tide on laws that favor the beasts

An essay for families not on social media this spring

E.J. Dionne E.J. Dionne: Trump's true 100-day achievement

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: Trump's border-wall fantasy is crumbling

Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker: Donald Jong Un

Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer: With North Korea, we do have cards to play

Dana Milbank Dana Milbank: Supreme Court jumps into a playground fight over a phony war on religion

Cuban immigrant's food company selected for accelerator program

Stifel reinstates cash bonuses for executives

Will Congress, Trump kick the budget can further down the road?

Enter to win tickets to see 'RENT' at The Fabulous Fox

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Do not condemn pit bulls because of human mismanagement ( … ) I want to tell Jessica Loh how sorry I am that her dog died so brutally ("Turn the tide on laws that favor the beasts," April 26). Losing a pet is devastating, but watching your dog be attacked is unbearable. Read more


Kansas City Star
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:31 AM

Chiefs Chiefs draft defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon with second-round pick 1:28 AM

Crime Grandmother agonizes over videos that show torture of boy whose body was fed to pigs 6:03 PM

Local Kansas high school senior records special graduation at bedside of her dying mother 9:06 PM

Technology Sprint’s last stand? Sprint, Kansas City again sit at the center of merger speculation 8:07 PM

Vahe Gregorian Vahe Gregorian: Chiefs are right team to refine Patrick Mahomes’ big arm, and game 1:11 AM

Cityscape Lawrence is getting a KC restaurant with Food Network fame 6:53 PM

House & Home Camelot’s tale: How Weatherby Lake’s castle, now for sale, came to be 8:37 AM

Joakim Soria stumbles as Royals lose their eighth straight game 1:01 AM

Chiefs trade up in third round for Toledo running back Kareem Hunt 12:48 AM

For outsiders Greitens and Trump, similar hurdles, questions in their first 100 days 7:21 PM

Patrick Mahomes brings more than strong arm to Kansas City 9:56 PM

Cincinnati Bengals select K-State's Jordan Willis in third round of NFL Draft 10:25 PM

Chiefs Chiefs draft defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon with second-round pick 1:28 AM

Crime Grandmother agonizes over videos that show torture of boy whose body was fed to pigs 6:03 PM

Local Kansas high school senior records special graduation at bedside of her dying mother 9:06 PM

Technology Sprint’s last stand? Sprint, Kansas City again sit at the center of merger speculation 8:07 PM

Vahe Gregorian Vahe Gregorian: Chiefs are right team to refine Patrick Mahomes’ big arm, and game 1:11 AM

Cityscape Lawrence is getting a KC restaurant with Food Network fame 6:53 PM

House & Home Camelot’s tale: How Weatherby Lake’s castle, now for sale, came to be 8:37 AM

Joakim Soria stumbles as Royals lose their eighth straight game The Minnesota Twins score four runs in the eighth inning of Friday night's game against Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Joakim Soria and win 6-4. It was the Royals' eighth straight loss.


Kansas City Star - Political News
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:31 AM

Government & Politics For outsiders Greitens and Trump, similar hurdles, questions in their first 100 days After winning close elections on their promises to overturn the status quo, both Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and President Donald Trump have faced questions about transparency and feuded with members of their own party during their first 100 days.

Government & Politics Missouri bill would allow electronic monitoring of domestic abuse defendants If an accused or convicted domestic abuser violated a protection zone around the victim, a proposed electronic monitoring system in Missouri would provide immediate notification to the victim as well as to law enforcement.

Government & Politics Requirements for foster care workers too high, Kansas agency says DCF secretary Phyllis Gilmore wants the requirements to be a social worker in Kansas re-examined. Her comments came after an audit found foster care contractors have difficulty employing enough workers

Government & Politics Top Kansas lawmaker suggests fee on utility bill for schools The Kansas Senate's majority leader is suggesting that the state impose an extra fee on utility bills to provide new dollars for public schools.

Government & Politics Another potential stumbling block for downtown Kansas City convention hotel Opponents of a downtown convention hotel say they will file petitions with the Kansas City clerk's office to try to force the project to a public vote. While they work to gather 3,400 signatures, the effort could halt the project, just as it's getting ready for final financing and a groundbreaking. The city attorney's office will review the petitions for legality.

Government & Politics Realtor to ask KCK Unified Government to purchase land for downtown grocer Unified Government officials have grocers interested in potentially operating a store in downtown Kansas City, Kan.

Local Get ready to feel uncomfortable — White Privilege Conference is ready to open in KC The 18th White Privilege Conference comes to Kansas City for the first time, and leaders with the Communities Creating Opportunity organization that helped bring it here hope for a challenging, but inspiring, experience for everyone.

Government & Politics Agriculture secretary, in KC, praises Trump’s deal-making, hints at food stamp change U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue touted President Donald Trump's deal-making ability during a Thursday visit to Kansas City less than 24 hours after the White House announced plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Local Protesters disrupt Kobach during UMKC forum Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was speaking on invitation by the Federalist Society at UMKC's law school but had to wait out disruptions by members of Indivisible KC, Stand Up KC and United We Stand.

Government & Politics Longest serving KC City Hall employee retires Carlos Valenciano, the longest serving employee at City Hall in Kansas City, is retiring after more than 53 years of continuous service. It's even more impressive in that he worked in information technology all that time, so he has witnessed a lifetime of changes in the computer and IT world.

Local That green rectangle is a bike box, and this is how it works The Star's resident bike geek — his term — shows motorists and cyclists how to behave in the new bike boxes being installed at area intersections.

Government & Politics Bonds for UMKC downtown arts campus clear Senate, go to Gov. Greitens The Missouri Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would authorize the state to borrow $48 million to help fund the arts campus, which would be adjacent to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Government & Politics Brownback wants $24 million to keep guns out of state psychiatric hospitals Under current Kansas law, concealed weapons will be allowed into public hospitals and college campuses beginning July 1. That includes the state's psychiatric hospitals in Larned and Osawatomie. Guns may be kept out, however, if buildings provide “adequate security measures” such as metal detectors and armed guards.

Government & Politics Pat Roberts: Trump is ‘most unique’ president since Teddy Roosevelt President Donald Trump is the sixth president to take office since Pat Roberts was first elected to Congress in 1980. The senior member of Kansas' delegation reflects on Trump's first 100 days, Ronald Reagan's ability to persuade and Bill Clinton's handshake.

Government & Politics Think Trump didn’t achieve much in his first 100 days? Think again. Though President Donald Trump didn't chalk up any major legislative victories in his first 100 days in office, his administration has delayed or outright repealed Obama-era regulations that affect everything from workers' exposure to cancer-causing substances to hunters' right to kill bear cubs in national wildlife refuges.

Government & Politics Greitens gets a shout-out from Taco Bell after his Chalupa bill-signing ceremony On Monday Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed a new transportation bill designed to encouraging ride-sharing services in the state. To make the point he signed the bill in a Lyft car in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.

Government & Politics Brownback welcomes Trump tax proposal, while Kansas lawmakers are more hesitant Back in 2012, Gov. Sam Brownback promised that tax cuts would be like “ a shot of adrenaline” to Kansas. Since then, the state has dealt with budget cuts and shortfalls and is still debating an effort to roll back the governor's signature policy. President Donald Trump is proposing deep tax cuts of his own, but on a national scale.

Government & Politics Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate U.S. law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting money from Russian organizations.

Government & Politics White House: Trump says US will not withdraw from NAFTA President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that.

Government & Politics Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court President Donald Trump says he's considered breaking up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which has stopped implementation of his travel ban.


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:31 AM

Editorials Editorial: Trump at 100 days — what the president should do now The single most important thing President Donald Trump could do during his second 100 days would require unlearning a habit that has worked well for him.

Editorials Editorial: Trump at 100 days — a stumbling start but some reason for hope A president must do more than “not fail.” For the country's sake, he must succeed. President Trump still has a steep hill to climb.

Editorials Editorial: Ride-sharing services still need scrutiny. Is there an app for that? With ride-sharing services such as Uber multiplying, Kansas City is fully embracing the 21st century of public transit. But the new transportation landscape requires careful navigation.

Editorials Editorial: ‘Full’ funding for Missouri public schools? Sort of. First, the good news: Missouri will likely be fully funding our public K-12 schools for the first time ever next year. We hope Gov. Eric Greitens won't use line-item veto to undo this positive step.

Editorials Editorial: The lessons Trump should learn from Kansas’ experiment in tax reform The White House has unveiled its massive tax-cut proposal. It strongly resembles the 2012 tax cut in Kansas, which did not turn out well.

Editorials Editorial: Can we talk about ‘white privilege’? Too often at gatherings like the White Privilege Conference, people wind up having the same conversations that they've been having for 25 years, preaching to the same choir, without noticing that no one is sitting in the pews. These are important discussions. But only if they are honest and focused on facts.

Editorials Editorial: Chiefs parking will cost us how much? The Chiefs now plan to charge $60 to park unless fans buy a cheaper pass before games. The idea is to shorten those long lines of cars waiting to park on game days. Hang onto your wallet when entering the Chiefs Kingdom.

Editorials Editorial: City Hall, police overlap wastes millions in taxpayer dollars A report suggests millions of dollars might be saved if Kansas City and its police department eliminate duplicate jobs. Both the department and the City Council should find ways to save taxpayer funds, or put more officers on the street, or both.

Editorials Editorial: Either you believe in free speech or you don’t Attention is oxygen to Ann Coulter, and if there's anything she'd enjoy more than being able to claim that her words are just too powerful for the snowflakes to handle, it might be getting hustled off campus as buildings burn and brickbats fly.

Editorials Editorial: Time is running out to explain Missouri’s new voter ID rules Missouri is heading toward a slow-motion pile-up in about six weeks, when the state's new voter ID law kicks in. State officials, including Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, need to do more — much more — to explain these changes to the electorate.

Editorials Editorial: Help wanted in Kansas City, where federal jobs rral jobs remain unfilled There are more than 38,000 federal employees in Kansas City, yet the Trump administration has failed to appoint any permanent administrators or directors for any regional office in the city. That needs to change.

Editorials Editorial: Time to decide the airport’s future — KCI decision should be made in November The options at KCI are already well understood. Kansas City's voters should decide this year what should be done with Kansas City International Airport.

Opinion Editorial: Guns and KU basketball don’t mix The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved plans from three of the six universities it governs to prohibit the concealed carry of guns in stadiums and arenas during athletic events with 5,000 people or more. Now, sports fans will endure an assortment of security hassles resulting from gun laws that ignore common sense.

Editorials Editorial: U.S. attorney should investigate Missouri Senate leader Ron Richard The issue of whether the president pro tem of the Missouri Senate engaged in “pay to play” practices in the Statehouse lingers. The U.S. attorney's office should take a hard look at this ethics morass. And if Ron Richard wanted to do the right thing, he'd step down for the remaining weeks of the 2017 session.

Editorials Editorial: Aging Buck O’Neil bridge needs help from Sam Graves The city is looking for help to build a new Buck O'Neil Bridge from the Northland into downtown. Rep. Sam Graves is in a key position to help.

Editorials Editorial: There’s no silver bullet for Kansas City’s violent crime problem There are no easy fixes to reduce violent crime in Kansas City. As a citizens' task force made clear Thursday, the city must approach violence as a public health issue and implement broad, preventative measures.

Editorials Editorial: Union leaders’ six-figure salaries, lavish spending undermining Boilermakers Despite pledges to rein in salaries and expenses, the Boilermakers union has returned to over-the-top spending and an under-the-table lack of accountability. Union officers are not only frittering away the dues and the trust of their members on expensive meals and hotel stays. They are taking advantage of taxpayers, too .

Editorials Editorial: Rivals no more, Kansas City and St. Louis should join forces The mayors in Kansas City and St. Louis have promised to work to find areas of agreement and cooperation. The promise is important, and that work should continue.

Editorials Editorial: When a sexual predator tries to teach your child Worried parents are asking unsettling questions after a job-hopping North Kansas City middle school teacher was charged with sexually assaulting a Smithville teen. Must school districts wait for a conviction to get a read on a problem teacher?

Editorials Editorial: Kansas should make it more expensive to smoke Kansas lawmakers have discarded Gov. Sam Brownback's plan for balancing the state's budget. The Legislature should resurrect one of his ideas: a boost in the tobacco tax.


The Springfield News Leader
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:31 AM

Case.net now offers text notifications for tracking cases

Council considers spending additional $300,000 on housing inmates…

No prison time for ex-city employee who took $17,000 from Springfield…

UPDATE: Search of missing paddler on the Buffalo River stalled while…

Rainy Saturday? There is still lots to do

Springfield, Branson preparing for up to 6 inches of rain, officials…

Ozarks Celebrating 150 years: A Springfield newspaper's timeline Celebrating 150 years: A Springfield newspaper's timeline The Springfield Leader first published on April 4, 1867. Ozarks 3  months, 1  week ago

Missouri Greitens buys lakeside home Greitens buys lakeside home Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has bought a lakeside house in a resort community west of St. Louis. Missouri 1  hour, 53  minutes ago

Education Mumps case at Glendale confirmed by Springfield-Greene County Health Department Mumps case at Glendale confirmed by Springfield-Greene County Health Department The release advised parents to contact their healthcare provider if their child or children have not been immunized against mumps. Education 4  hours, 45  minutes ago

Ozarks Photos: Brews + News Photos: Brews + News Photos: Brews + News Ozarks 6  hours, 38  minutes ago

Politics At Drury, scholars weigh in on Trump's first 100 days At Drury, scholars weigh in on Trump's first 100 days "The hope of that original night — that there would be a broadening of the coalition — hasn't really come about." Politics 10  hours, 13  minutes ago

Business Piney River's Mexican Villa beer to return Piney River's Mexican Villa beer to return The Flying Ace Lager was originally brewed for the Springfield restaurant chain's 65th anniversary party last fall Business 10  hours, 23  minutes ago

Politics Political scholars weigh in on Trump's first 100 days Political scholars weigh in on Trump's first 100 days A panel of national political scholars weigh in on Trump's first 100 days Politics 10  hours, 46  minutes ago

Business The history of Mexican Villa The history of Mexican Villa Mexican Villa is a Springfield institution. Here's a primer on the restaurant chain's history. Business 10  hours, 59  minutes ago

Business Greene County restaurant inspections Greene County restaurant inspections Latest results from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department Business 14  hours, 30  minutes ago

Ozarks National Weather Service: Watch out for flooding, severe weather in SW MO this weekend National Weather Service: Watch out for flooding, severe weather in SW MO this weekend A meteorologist with the weather service warned people should take the flash flood watch "very seriously." Ozarks 15  hours, 18  minutes ago

Ozarks Nearly 200 animals rescued from home in southwestern Greene County, deputies say Nearly 200 animals rescued from home in southwestern Greene County, deputies say The animals seized from the home include 13 dogs, 53 rabbits and multiple varieties of birds, both dead and alive. Ozarks 15  hours, 38  minutes ago

Local Palace movie theater under contract to be sold Palace movie theater under contract to be sold The Premiere Palace in south Springfield is under contract to be sold to Life360 Church. Local 16  hours, 34  minutes ago

Ozarks Pokin Around: Should Craig Wood be put to death? Pokin Around: Should Craig Wood be put to death? I spent 55 minutes face-to-face with Craig Wood; I am not surprised he has changed his views on the death penalty Ozarks 19  hours, 24  minutes ago

Crime A look back at the day Hailey Owens was abducted A look back at the day Hailey Owens was abducted A compilation of the events surrounding Hailey Owens' abduction and Craig Wood's court proceedings. Crime 1  day, 1  hour ago


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The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:31 AM

Guest Voice: 100 days of Trump selling his presidency

Conflict possible without war

Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?

Opinion Editorial: Documentary shows poverty plan on the right track Editorial: Documentary shows poverty plan on the right track A series based on the book "Our Kids" takes a look at what Springfield is doing to help bridge the opportunity gap for poor students. Opinion 3 hours, 41 minutes ago

Contributors Shutdown showdown — again Shutdown showdown — again WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump approaches the 100-day marker of his first year in office, he has defined himself not as the Dealmaker in Chief but as The Backdown President. Contributors 10 hours ago

Editorials Missouri must move forward on industrial hemp Missouri must move forward on industrial hemp Once again, the Missouri Senate is likely to hold up the passage of a bill that could lead to economic opportunities in the state.  Editorials 2 days, 4 hours ago

Opinion Editorial: Missouri must move forward on industrial hemp Editorial: Missouri must move forward on industrial hemp The state legislature continues to miss an economic opportunity because of unfounded fears about the plant. Opinion 2 days, 11 hours ago

Readers Clean energy is America's future Clean energy is America's future America is growing. With this growth, we need stable energy and jobs for the American people. Readers 2 days, 17 hours ago

Contributors US attorney should investigate Missouri Senate leader US attorney should investigate Missouri Senate leader The following editorial was published April 21 by The Kansas City Star.  Contributors 3 days, 10 hours ago

Readers Making a case against the death penalty Making a case against the death penalty I heard a wonderful sermon on Palm Sunday about the torture and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Readers 3 days, 10 hours ago

Contributors Keeping our promise to veterans and their families Keeping our promise to veterans and their families Just because we can never repay the debt we owe to our veterans and their family doesn't mean we shouldn't try. Contributors 3 days, 11 hours ago

Editorials Everyone wins in Ozark's solution for transgender teen Everyone wins in Ozark's solution for transgender teen As Lyle Howard explains it, he's always been “pretty good at dealing.” Editorials 4 days, 10 hours ago

Readers Death sentence after fair trial makes sense Death sentence after fair trial makes sense As usual the News-Leader prints an Opinion page article deriding the execution of guilty murderers. Readers 4 days, 10 hours ago

Contributors The world doesn't care about your sore toe The world doesn't care about your sore toe My father wasn't one to complain, even though he suffered from a number of serious health ailments in his life. There were also some work-related disappointments and challenges he experienced that many people would have found pretty discouraging. Contributors 4 days, 11 hours ago

Readers Trump's EPA attacks a nightmare for parents Trump's EPA attacks a nightmare for parents Watching your child struggle to breathe is a parent's worst nightmare. As the mother of a child with cystic fibrosis, I am keenly aware that President Trump's attacks on clean air can make this nightmare reality. Readers 4 days, 13 hours ago

Readers Free press vital to presidential accountability Free press vital to presidential accountability We've heard it time and time again! Readers 5 days, 2 hours ago

Readers Trump must remain impartial with conflicts of interest Trump must remain impartial with conflicts of interest In October 2016, during one of his many campaign rallies, Donald Trump famously promised to “drain the swamp” to clean up “the entire corrupt Washington Establishment.” From the evidence we've seen, far from tackling the problem, Mr. Readers 5 days, 2 hours ago

Readers Trump, GOP not delivering what they promised Trump, GOP not delivering what they promised In Southeast Missouri our 8th District Representative Jason Smith touts the fact that his district had the 7th highest Trump vote total of any in the country. Readers 5 days, 8 hours ago

Contributors What options do I have on underwater mortgage? What options do I have on underwater mortgage? Q: My daughter purchased a home for $120,000 just before the housing crash. She now owes about $89,000. She needs to sell, but the home is valued at less than what she owes. Contributors 5 days, 8 hours ago

Readers Trump administration's proposed budget cuts would hurt Missouri Trump administration's proposed budget cuts would hurt Missouri CDBG and HOME funds have a proven track record of success in communities across the United States and enjoy bipartisan support in Congress Readers 5 days, 8 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...

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 (04/29/2017) at 01:32 AM

Runs are rare as Tigers struggle Tanner Houck added a painful chapter to his Friday blues in the Southeastern Conference. The Missouri baseball team turned in another anemic offensive perforemic offensive performance in support of Houck, whose margin for error has been minimal. Houck looked sharp through seven innings, but Texas A&M hung around and pounced for three runs in the eighth inning to beat MU and its junior ace 7-1 in the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader. The Aggies won the first game 11-1. Houck, who's been scrutinized heavily during his draft-eligible junior campaign with major league scouts on hand each time he throws, dropped to 0-5 on Friday nights in the SEC...

Jury delivers guilty verdict in Boone County rape trial Apr 28 at 6:25 PM

Four teens hurt in Interstate 70 crash Apr 28 at 2:51 PM

Choi: University of Missouri System not ‘retrenching’ amid budget trimming Apr 28 at 7:06 PM

Dolphins select Harris at No. 22 Apr 27 at 11:07 PM

Columbia pharmacies begin using drug monitoring program Apr 28 at 8:00 AM

UM curators approve new policies on faculty conduct Apr 27 at 7:30 PM

University of Missouri System to lose millions of dollars to lower enrollment Apr 27 at 3:59 PM

CPS honors 52 retiring employees Apr 27 at 10:12 PM

Accused rapist takes stand in own defense Apr 27 at 8:14 PM

Seoul: North Korea missile launch fails Apr 28 at 7:20 PM

Food drive set for May 13 Apr 28 at 6:55 PM

Daniel Boone Regional Library director to retire Apr 28 at 6:46 PM

Medical examiner’s office identifies body as missing Fulton man g Fulton man Apr 28 at 4:35 PM

THE DRIVE: Trump at 100; UN talks N. Korea; no government shutdown Apr 28 at 4:25 PM

TRUMP AT 100 DAYS: Tweets cooling -- and the impact is fading a bit Apr 28 at 2:28 PM


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

Federal taxes

The governor on church and state

Judge Frank Conley an exemplar and friend

I have prostate cancer. Do you?

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

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

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

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

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

Privitt Auto Service 721 W Sexton Rd, Columbia, MO 65203 573-449-7941 Come see us for all of your automotive needs...Since 1963!

Republicans leaders should support school choice

Kudos to local legislators for charter school opposition

Busy intersection is tragedy waiting to happen

Don't punish patients for having emergencies

Legislators willing to fleece low-income seniors

Federal taxes

The governor on church and state

Judge Frank Conley an exemplar and friend

I have prostate cancer. Do you?

Transportation Development Districts


St. Joseph News-Press
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:32 AM

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Chris Beutler asks Kansas to do more about smoke drifting into Lincoln Lincoln's mayor applauds the response of Kansas environmental authorities to his concerns about smoke drifting into Nebraska's capital city, but he believes additional steps need to be taken.

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St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

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

Split highlights funding needs

Stand against racism

Audits can help improve district

NAFTA: The case for trade

A faster start on life

Preserve choices at end of life

Utility merger stalls; what now?

Penney executive impresses

Project meets two needs

Highway funding should be priority


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The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

Our View: Bridge digital divide Missouri needs to build a bridge. Gov. Eric Greitens is working to lay the foundation.

Our View: Bugle call for devoted vet “While the light fades from sight,

David Ignatius: Trump, Mattis unlikely partnership seems to work TEL AVIV — As President Donald Trump nears the 100-day benchmark, it's a good moment to examine the relationship that has evolved between the mercurial and inexperienced commander in chief and his unflappable Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Our View: Excellent gift Requiem in D Minor has been described as the crowning achievement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's short life.

Your View: Letters to the editor A 44-year battle

Our view: We don't have to wait Boone County and the city of Columbia are the latest to approve a user agreement between the county and St. Louis to create a prescription drug monitoring program for the county.

Wendy Doyle: Smart reform can empower more women entrepreneurs On April 11, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' announced the creation of a task force to review and reform the state's boards and commissions, and identify opportunities to reduce barriers to entry in occupational licensing programs.

Your views: Letters to the editor Columnist should domore homework

Geoff Caldwell: Tradition ends as last of Doolittle's raiders lifts a cup On permanent display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, sits a single case built by a single man.

Phill Brooks: Missouri case could change law This month, Missouri's governor took an action that could have a national impact on an issue with a long history involving separation of church and state.

Garrison Keillor: So, I was up in Alaska Up to Alaska last week to visit old friends and relive fragrant memories of previous trips. Landing on a short uphill grass strip near a native village and later taking off on that strip and off the edge of a cliff. Fishing in a fjord near Juneau as a dark enormity rolled up from the deep, a…

Our View: The science of learning Several decades ago, science homework for most largely consisted of periodic tables, dissecting frogs and collecting as many specimens of leaves as possible.

Our view: Time to talk about roads In Missouri, we need to have an adult conversation about our state's roads, highways and bridges.

Your View: Letters to the editor Privacy confusion

Our View: Somber message It didn't seem that long ago that Missouri Southern State University's Alan Marble was making announcements about campus growth and expansion. We lauded the decisions that were being made that would put MSSU on the must-list of universities for students interested in careers in health-relate…

Joan Banks: Are the 'dirty ages' once again upon us? As much as we sometimes bristle about rules imposed by the federal government, we need only remember the huge chat piles that once dominated parts of the landscape in Jasper County to know why we need regulations.

Our view: Time out on turf As the Joplin City Council rounds third and heads for home in making a decision to spend nearly a half million dollars on turf for Joe Becker Stadium and Wendell Redden Field, we'd like to call a time out for a few more specifics.

Krista Stark: Stay strong for working people When you drive across a bridge, send your child to a public school or enter a public building, you have faith that the structures won't collapse. You want to know that skilled, well-trained workers have constructed them. Thanks to Missouri's prevailing wage law, the odds are heavily in your favor.

Your views: Letters to the editor What's best for all

Geoff Caldwell: Justice as last for Brian Terry He was 40 years old, full of life and living his dream. Then, on a cold December night in 2010, he was cut down in his prime while battling members of a Mexican drug cartel along the Arizona-Mexico border.


The Jefferson City News Tribune
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

City's financial report available for public viewing: If you want to know how Jefferson City is doing financially, the city offers an easy way to find out.

Biology, ecology take flight: A flock of birds temporarily turned the gymnasium at Immaculate Conception School into an aviary Friday morning.

'Track This Case' notices expanded to text messages: The Missouri Courts' "Track This Case" feature is being expanded.

Area teen injured in one-car wreck: A Lohman teenager was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Friday morning in Cole County.

JCPD starting youth enforcement campaign: The Jefferson City Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies, through May 15, in assertively seeking out impaired...

Vehicle crashes into convenience store: No one was hurt after a vehicle crashed into a convenience store Thursday evening in Jefferson City.

Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero: A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California...

Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House: President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the...

Nuclear plant passes emergency preparedness drill: During a drill this week, an "earthquake" shook the Callaway Energy Center, breaking equipment and leaking radioactive water into the...

Lyft rolling in Jefferson City: Lyft launched in Jefferson City on Friday afternoon, four days after larger rival Uber.

Permanent farmers market location in the works downtown: Plans to establish a permanent structure for the Capital City Farmers Market is underway.

Fears of losing pre-existing conditions protection under GOP: From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections...

Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition: Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week...

NSA to stop collecting some internet communications: The nation's signals intelligence agency said Friday it will no longer collect certain communications moving on the internet simply because...

Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud: A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal...

Seoul: NKorea fails in missile test-fire near its capital: North Korea test-fired a mid-range ballistic missile from the western part of its country today, but the launch apparently failed,...

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown: Pope Francis demanded Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to...

'13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction: It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a bathtub with a...

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda: Facebook is acknowledging governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways...

Missouri governor buys lakeside home: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has bought a lakeside house in a resort community west of St. Louis.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

Interim chancellor at Missouri S&T named for 1 year: An education official from Oregon will be the interim chancellor for the University of Missouri Science and Technology.

Woman admits embezzling from Missouri credit union: A Columbia woman faces up to three decades in federal prison now that she's admitted she embezzled more than $231,000...

Lyft rolling in Jefferson City: Lyft launched in Jefferson City on Friday afternoon, four days after larger rival Uber.

Missouri governor buys lakeside home: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has bought a lakeside house in a resort community west of St. Louis.

Body in concrete-encased container in Fulton identified: Authorities say a body found in a concrete-encased container in a central Missouri is that of a man missing from...

St. Louis businesses prepare for higher minimum wage: Thousands of workers in St. Louis are preparing to see a jump in pay now that the Missouri Supreme Court...

3 charged in murder of Kansas man lured by Craigslist: Three people are charged in the stabbing death of a Kansas man who was lured to Kansas City by a...

Kansas City Zoo to get touch tank: A zoo in western Missouri will soon have a saltwater tank allowing visitors to pet sharks and stingrays.

Missouri woman charged with manslaughter in DWI case: A Missouri woman has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in connection to a fatal crash late last year.

Interim chancellor at Missouri S&T named for 1 year: An education official from Oregon will be interim chancellor for the University of Missouri Science and Technology.

Nearly 200 animals rescued from southwest Missouri home: Nearly 200 animals rescued from a home in southwest Greene County are being prepared for adoption at the Humane Society...

Severe storms, possible tornadoes forecast in wide region: Severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes and flash flooding are forecast from the Plains states to the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee...

Mumps outbreak reported at Southeast Missouri State: Authorities say 54 cases of mumps have been confirmed among students at Southeast Missouri State University.

Woman convicted of killing man during attempted robbery: A Kansas City woman has been convicted in the fatal shooting of a man during an attempted robbery.

Former Missouri postal worker sentenced for drug plot: A former Kansas City, Missouri, postal carrier has been ordered to spend three years in federal prison for her role...

Woman admits embezzling from Missouri credit union: A Columbia, Missouri, woman faces up to three decades in federal prison now that she's admitted she embezzled more than...

Lawmakers pass limits on public construction: Missouri local governments would no longer be able to require union working conditions for public construction projects under a bill...

University of Missouri sets new policies in wake of protests: The University of Missouri's Columbia campus announced revised policies related to protests Thursday, nearly two years after the campus was...

Senate passes school choice, transfer proposal: Missouri senators approved an education proposal Thursday that would create tax-credit education savings accounts for some students and would change...

Missouri House passes bill to protect Airbnb, other rentals: Some Missouri lawmakers want to shield lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

City's financial report available for public viewing: If you want to know how Jefferson City is doing financially, the city offers an easy way to find out.

Biology, ecology take flight: A flock of birds temporarily turned the gymnasium at Immaculate Conception School into an aviary Friday morning.

'Track This Case' notices expanded to text messages: The Missouri Courts' "Track This Case" feature is being expanded.

Area teen injured in one-car wreck: A Lohman teenager was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Friday morning in Cole County.

JCPD starting youth enforcement campaign: The Jefferson City Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies, through May 15, in assertively seeking out impaired...

Vehicle crashes into convenience store: No one was hurt after a vehicle crashed into a convenience store Thursday evening in Jefferson City.

Nuclear plant passes emergency preparedness drill: During a drill this week, an "earthquake" shook the Callaway Energy Center, breaking equipment and leaking radioactive water into the...

Lyft rolling in Jefferson City: Lyft launched in Jefferson City on Friday afternoon, four days after larger rival Uber.

Permanent farmers market location in the works downtown: Plans to establish a permanent structure for the Capital City Farmers Market is underway.

Severe storms, possible tornadoes forecast in wide region: Severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes and flash flooding are forecast from the Plains states to the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee...

Area day cares celebrate Week of the Young Child: All you could see Thursday were smiles and groves of children laughing at the Special Learning Center and Southwest Early...

Lincoln faculty members wonder what policy means: Lincoln University faculty members want more information about last week's Curators announcement there won't be new tenure designations, promotions or...

Hiring fair at JCHS tries to link businesses, students: Dozens of students attended a hiring fair Thursday evening by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce at Jefferson City...

Autopsy results not available: Autopsy results of a body found Monday in Fulton are not yet available to the public, according to an official...

Holts Summit residents voice rezoning concern: Concerned residents in Holts Summit let their voices be heard during Thursday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Woman hurt in accident: One person was hurt in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night in Jefferson City.

More education funding on the way?: Mid-Missouri school districts are awaiting the final fate of this year's state budget to know for sure whether they will...

Rhonda Allen named JCPS Teacher of the Year: Rhonda Allen is Jefferson City Public Schools' teacher of the year, announced at the 25th annual JCPS Teacher Appreciation Banquet...

Jefferson City Cantorum celebrates 50 years in song: Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Jefferson City Cantorum's annual spring concert, "Come to the Music," will begin at 7 p.m....

Missouri lawmakers pass limits on public construction: Missouri local governments no longer would be able to mandate union working conditions for construction projects under a bill passed...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

Our Opinion: Community proudly invests in its youth: Before the Week of the Young Child ends, we would like to take the opportunity to commend everyone in Jefferson...

Your Opinion: Islam-o-Fascism, not Islamophobia: There is word we should consider, which is Islam-o-fascism and has the following definition: "The political ideology of militant Islamists...

Our Opinion: Losing Lorraine: Adkins was a passionate advocate for veterans: With a husband who served in World War II and went on to become, as the Missouri Sports Hall of...

Your Opinion: We need protection from corporate America: Keep Americans safe. We hear that all the time from politicians. We have heard that from Donald.

Your Opinion: Defending complement: Carol Jones recently stated she was offended by Brian Dudenhoeffer's claims that Trump's wife and daughter are nice looking. The...

Your Opinion: Increased military won't bring increased security: The cruise missile attack on Syria, dropping of the MOAB bomb on alleged ISIS positions in Afghanistan, extreme sabre rattling...

Our Opinion: Honoring three decades of roadway beautification: Over the past three decades, more people than live in Jefferson City have banded together through a single program to...

Our Opinion: 'Unsustainable' defines climb of national debt: WEREN'T many Amer­i­cans gen­uinely up­set way back in 2011 when the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion's spend­ing brought the na­tion close to, then...

Your Opinion: Response to Dirschell: Last week, Mr. Dirschell asked some great questions regarding how Missouri will be funding Adult High Schools should my bill...

Your Opinion: What really affects climate on Earth: There are still people who believe in consensus science. They should be regarded as traitors to science, truth, freedom, and...

Your Opinion: Medical research cuts devastating: The recent White House budget proposal calling for a $1 billion cut to medical research for 2017 is devastating to...

Perspective: On SB 43, House should not abrogate its responsibilities: As if to prove the opponents' point, SB 43 specifically mentions cases that proponents claim were bad cases.

Your Opinion: Chamber port study a sham: The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is pretending to start another "study" to determine whether a port on the...

Your Opinion: Comment offensive to women: In Brian Dudenhoeffer's letter about President Trump he makes a comment that offends me as a woman.

Our Opinion: Alcohol advertising and free speech: In Wednesday's News Tribune, a Schulte's Fresh Foods ad features a 30-pack of Busch beer for $17.79. What the ad...

Commentary: The 'Oh, never mind' president: Donald Trump's "Oh, never mind" presidency was produced by voters stung by the contempt they detected directed toward them by...

Perspective: Easter break provided time with family, constituents: Besides celebrating Easter with my family, I used the two-week district work period to travel across central and eastern Missouri....

Your Opinion: Repaving a main concern for MoDOT?: We drove up 54 north of Jefferson City recently. We drive to east on 50 regularly.

Our Opinion: Respect, attention keys in lowering fatalities with commercial trucks: Ever throw your car in reverse out of fear a wide-turning commercial truck driver will plow into you? What about...

Our Opinion: Precautions, not panic, needed for salmonella cases: With the recent uptick in salmonella cases in Cole County, keep in mind precautions are more productive than panic.


The Southeast Missourian
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

No injuries in school bus-minivan accident (4/28/17) 1 Traffic is blocked Friday morning, April 28, 2017 at the intersection of Broadway and North Sprigg street after a collision between a short bus and a minivan. Cape Girardeau police said no injuries resulted in the accident. The Robinson Transport bus driven for Cape Girardeau Public Schools was northbound on Sprigg. The minivan was eastbound on Broadway...

Cape County Transit taxis to accept cards beginning Monday (4/28/17) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Passengers will find it easier to pay for Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA) taxi rides now that they can pay with credit or debit cards. The authority has installed computer tablets and card readers in its vehicles. The tablets were installed in 40 CTA vehicles about three months ago, and the card readers have been tested for about a week now, said Steve Colbert, CTA operations manager...

Strattman to step down as principal at St. Mary (4/28/17) 1 By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Carol Strattman has announced she’s stepping down after 24 years as principal of St. Mary Cathedral School. A celebration in her honor is planned for May 7. She said she didn’t fully realize when she applied for the job she would serve in the role for decades or enjoy it as much as she has...

Rep. Smith praises Trump's inquiry into aluminum imports (4/28/17) 1 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian U.S. Rep. Jason Smith praised President Donald Trump's effort Thursday to protect the American aluminum industry, suggesting it could lead to imposition of tariffs on imported aluminum. Such a move may make American aluminum companies more competitive and eventually lead to the reopening of the smelter plant in New Madrid County, Missouri, Smith said...

Time for a trim on Broadway (4/28/17) Joseph Ettling prunes a Chinese elm tree Thursday in the 400 block of Broadway in Cape Girardeau. City parks department employees trim the trees on the Broadway streetscape once a year for aesthetics and improved sight for motorists. The trees were planted as part of the $4.5 million Broadway corridor project completed in 2012.

Missouri lawmakers pass limits on public construction (4/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri local governments no longer would be able to require union working conditions for public-construction projects under a bill passed Thursday by the Republican-led Legislature. Counties, cities and other local governments currently have the option to issue bid requirements mandating union working conditions for contractors if less than half a project's funds come from the state. The bill, which passed the House 104-52, would prohibit that...

Missouri Senate passes school choice, transfer proposal (4/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators approved an education proposal Thursday that would create tax-credit education savings accounts for some students and would change the way students can transfer from low-performing districts and schools. Opponents say the savings accounts could be the "camel's nose under the tent" for more school-choice proposals. And a change in the accreditation process could require the state to revamp the way it evaluates districts and schools...

Woman reported man was abused at home for mentally disabled (4/28/17) FULTON, Mo. -- The former guardian for a central Missouri man who police believe was recently found dead in a concrete-encased container said she once called an abuse hotline because she believed he was being mistreated at a home for the mentally disabled...

Inmate argues religious duty to deal heroin; appeal fails (4/28/17) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis man ordered to spend more than a quarter century in prison on drug charges has failed to have his prosecution overturned, despite his argument he has a religious duty to sell heroin. In an appeal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. ...

Audit: Ferguson courts 'in disarray' after police killing (4/28/17) ST. LOUIS -- An audit launched in the wake of unrest after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson found the city's court system "in disarray" and disorganized, according to a report released Wednesday by the Missouri state auditor. State Auditor Nicole Galloway was in St. Louis to release details of the audit, which gave Ferguson courts a "poor" rating -- the lowest available. The performance was so bad, Galloway said, her office will conduct a follow-up review later this year...

Today in History (4/29/17) Today in History Today is Saturday, April 29, the 119th day of 2017. There are 246 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 29, 1992, a jury in Simi Valley, California, acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King; the verdicts were followed by several days of rioting in Los Angeles resulting in 55 deaths...

Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn (4/28/17) WASHINGTON -- Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump's ousted national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network...

Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled (4/28/17) BERKELEY, Calif. -- Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting "USA" gathered peacefully Thursday for a rally at a park in Berkeley -- home of the free-speech movement -- to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter...

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests (4/28/17) WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests. "We know that China is in communications with the regime in Pyongyang," Tillerson said on Fox News Channel. "They confirmed to us that they had requested the regime conduct no further nuclear test."...

Senate confirms Alex Acosta as Trump's secretary of labor (4/28/17) WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as secretary of labor, filling out President Donald Trump's cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The 60-38 vote confirms Acosta to the post. Once sworn in as the nation's 27th secretary of labor, the son of Cuban immigrants will lead a sprawling agency that enforces more than 180 federal laws covering about 10 million employers and 125 million workers...

Missouri House passes bill to protect Airbnb, other rentals (4/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Some Missouri lawmakers want to shield lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state. House members on Thursday voted 90-49 to pass a bill to do so. The legislation would prohibit cities and other local governments from adopting fines or regulations that in effect ban residents from renting out their homes to vacationers through sites such as Airbnb. ...

Missouri House wants more information on state legal costs (4/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House members want more information on how much money the state is paying in lawsuit settlements and judgments. House members voted 150-1 on Thursday to pass legislation to require the attorney general and administration commissioner to update lawmakers and others monthly on state legal expenses. ...

France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack (4/28/17) PARIS -- France said the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin-gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said France came to this conclusion after comparing samples from a 2013 sarin attack in Syria that matched the new ones...

Passenger who was dragged off jet settles with United (4/28/17) CHICAGO -- The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible. David Dao's legal team said the agreement includes a provision the amount will remain confidential. One of his lawyers praised United CEO Oscar Munoz...

500 people in R.I. get duplicate tax-refund checks (4/28/17) PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax-refund checks totaling $364,000. A state official said human error is to blame. The checks were sent in a group of refunds mailed Friday. The checks people received are identical, but only one of the two checks can be cashed. Rhode Island Department of Administration policy director Allison Rogers said people can cash one check and return the other to the state, along with a brief explanation...


The Southeast Missourian - State News
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

Missouri lawmakers pass limits on public construction (4/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri local governments no longer would be able to require union working conditions for public-construction projects under a bill passed Thursday by the Republican-led Legislature. Counties, cities and other local governments currently have the option to issue bid requirements mandating union working conditions for contractors if less than half a project's funds come from the state. The bill, which passed the House 104-52, would prohibit that...

Missouri Senate passes school choice, transfer proposal (4/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators approved an education proposal Thursday that would create tax-credit education savings accounts for some students and would change the way students can transfer from low-performing districts and schools. Opponents say the savings accounts could be the "camel's nose under the tent" for more school-choice proposals. And a change in the accreditation process could require the state to revamp the way it evaluates districts and schools...

Woman reported man was abused at home for mentally disabled (4/28/17) FULTON, Mo. -- The former guardian for a central Missouri man who police believe was recently found dead in a concrete-encased container said she once called an abuse hotline because she believed he was being mistreated at a home for the mentally disabled...

Inmate argues religious duty to deal heroin; appeal fails (4/28/17) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis man ordered to spend more than a quarter century in prison on drug charges has failed to have his prosecution overturned, despite his argument he has a religious duty to sell heroin. In an appeal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. ...

Audit: Ferguson courts 'in disarray' after police killing (4/28/17) ST. LOUIS -- An audit launched in the wake of unrest after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson found the city's court system "in disarray" and disorganized, according to a report released Wednesday by the Missouri state auditor. State Auditor Nicole Galloway was in St. Louis to release details of the audit, which gave Ferguson courts a "poor" rating -- the lowest available. The performance was so bad, Galloway said, her office will conduct a follow-up review later this year...

Missouri House passes bill to protect Airbnb, other rentals (4/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Some Missouri lawmakers want to shield lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state. House members on Thursday voted 90-49 to pass a bill to do so. The legislation would prohibit cities and other local governments from adopting fines or regulations that in effect ban residents from renting out their homes to vacationers through sites such as Airbnb. ...

Missouri House wants more information on state legal costs (4/28/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House members want more information on how much money the state is paying in lawsuit settlements and judgments. House members voted 150-1 on Thursday to pass legislation to require the attorney general and administration commissioner to update lawmakers and others monthly on state legal expenses. ...

Missouri proposes new protections for domestic abuse victims (4/27/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's secretary of state and top legislative leaders said Wednesday they will try to strengthen confidentiality protections for alleged abuse victims after a St. Louis County judge recently ordered a woman participating in a state-sponsored secrecy program to nonetheless reveal her home address...

Fulton man whose body was in concrete may have been missing for months (4/27/17) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri man whose body authorities believe is the one found in a crate encased in concrete in a dumpster might have been missing for months before the group home where he lived reported he was gone, a police chief said Wednesday...

Hanging at St. Louis lockup went undiscovered for hours (4/27/17) ST. LOUIS -- The body of an inmate who hanged himself at a St. Louis halfway house remained undiscovered for hours while corrections employees streamed movies and skipped security checks, records show. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported it obtained an abridged portion of an inspector general's report into the October death of 41-year-old David Garceau through an open-records request. ...

Missouri House OKs payouts for extra expenses (4/27/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri representatives have approved that the state pay an extra $241 million in unexpected expenses for this fiscal year. House members voted 143-7 in favor of the supplemental budget Wednesday. It soon will go to the governor’s desk. Most of the money comes from federal funds, and most of it will go toward unexpected Medicaid expenses. ...

St. Louis' city minimum wage may rise as early as next week (4/27/17) ST. LOUIS — St. Louis' city minimum wage could rise to $10 an hour starting next week now that the state's highest court won't reconsider its ruling upholding it. The Missouri Supreme Court in February rejected claims by business groups that setting a wage higher than the state's $7.65 one would spawn regulatory confusion. ...

August execution date set for Missouri inmate (4/27/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for this summer for a man sentenced to death for the 1998 fatal stabbing of a former newspaper reporter during a burglary. The state’s high court Wednesday scheduled Marcellus Williams to be executed Aug. 22 ...

Judge W. Brent Powell appointed to Missouri Supreme Court (4/26/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Jackson County Circuit Judge W. Brent Powell was appointed Tuesday to the Missouri Supreme Court, marking the first high-profile judicial selection by new Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Powell will replace former Judge Richard Teitelman, who died in November at his home in St. Louis...

Missouri Senate votes to up funding for public K-12 schools (4/26/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri public K-12 schools appear set to get roughly $48 million more in basic aid next fiscal year after state senators voted Tuesday to bump up funding enough to meet targets called for under state law. Because House members also passed a spending proposal that would meet funding goals, the money for schools likely will be locked into the final budget due to Gov. Eric Greitens by May 5...

Missouri to launch new disability savings accounts program (4/25/17) ST. LOUIS -- Missouri is launching a new program for tax-free savings accounts to help families financially support people with disabilities. Treasurer Eric Schmitt announced the program's start Monday in St. Louis. It will allow people with disabilities or their families to open tax-exempt savings accounts to pay for related expenses. The savings wouldn't count toward total assets when determining a person's eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits...

Wolf pup born in Missouri offers hope for endangered breed (4/25/17) EUREKA, Mo. -- A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm. The Mexican wolf population once roamed Mexico and the western U.S. in the thousands but was nearly wiped out by the 1970s, largely from decades of hunting, trapping and poisoning...

Missouri senator moving out of room he rented from lobbyist (4/25/17) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri senator said Monday he's moving out of a room in Jefferson City he rents from a lobbyist after questions from a co-worker about the ethics of doing so. After telling colleagues on the Senate floor he's staying at a hotel as he searches for a new place in the city, Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf criticized GOP Gov. Eric Greitens' ethics...

Mizzou's WWII-era housing faces demolition (4/24/17) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A man who owns two World War II-era Quonset huts in Columbia is preparing to demolish the housing while a third adjacent hut stays put. City senior building inspector Doug Kenney said Robert Craig had applied for a demolition permit March 21...

State sees improvement in combating feral hogs (4/24/17) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Efforts to eradicate feral hogs from Missouri are improving, thanks to better techniques, more resources and the use of aerial hunting, a state wildlife official said. The Missouri Department of Conservation, partner agencies and private landowners have combined to trap and kill 2,332 feral hogs in the first three months of this year, almost half the total of 5,358 feral hogs captured in all of 2016, The Columbia Missourian reported...


The Southeast Missourian - Local News
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

No injuries in school bus-minivan accident (4/28/17) 1 Traffic is blocked Friday morning, April 28, 2017 at the intersection of Broadway and North Sprigg street after a collision between a short bus and a minivan. Cape Girardeau police said no injuries resulted in the accident. The Robinson Transport bus driven for Cape Girardeau Public Schools was northbound on Sprigg. The minivan was eastbound on Broadway...

Cape County Transit taxis to accept cards beginning Monday (4/28/17) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Passengers will find it easier to pay for Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA) taxi rides now that they can pay with credit or debit cards. The authority has installed computer tablets and card readers in its vehicles. The tablets were installed in 40 CTA vehicles about three months ago, and the card readers have been tested for about a week now, said Steve Colbert, CTA operations manager...

Strattman to step down as principal at St. Mary (4/28/17) 1 By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Carol Strattman has announced she’s stepping down after 24 years as principal of St. Mary Cathedral School. A celebration in her honor is planned for May 7. She said she didn’t fully realize when she applied for the job she would serve in the role for decades or enjoy it as much as she has...

Rep. Smith praises Trump's inquiry into aluminum imports (4/28/17) 1 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian U.S. Rep. Jason Smith praised President Donald Trump's effort Thursday to protect the American aluminum industry, suggesting it could lead to imposition of tariffs on imported aluminum. Such a move may make American aluminum companies more competitive and eventually lead to the reopening of the smelter plant in New Madrid County, Missouri, Smith said...

Time for a trim on Broadway (4/28/17) Joseph Ettling prunes a Chinese elm tree Thursday in the 400 block of Broadway in Cape Girardeau. City parks department employees trim the trees on the Broadway streetscape once a year for aesthetics and improved sight for motorists. The trees were planted as part of the $4.5 million Broadway corridor project completed in 2012.

State Supreme Court rules against congressman's mother in dog-kennel defamation case (4/27/17) 1 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The Missouri Supreme Court ruled the operator of a dog kennel cannot sue advocacy groups after they said she ran one of the "worst puppy mills" in the state. The court Tuesday unanimously upheld a Dent County circuit court decision that dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Mary Ann Smith of Salem, Missouri...

Cape's Main Street project nears completion (4/27/17) 1 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau's Main Street project is slated to be completed next month, city engineer Casey Brunke said Wednesday. The $1.24 million project to spruce up downtown with new pavement, sidewalks and lighting on Main Street began in February. Fronabarger Concreters is the contractor...

Area schoolchildren learn about agriculture during Farm Day (4/27/17) By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian More than 900 third-grade students from 13 area schools learned about forestry, soil erosion, beekeeping, corn production, soybeans, poultry, pork, beef and dairy Wednesday at the 22nd annual Farm Day. The event at Flickerwood Arena in Fruitland was sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Cattlemen’s Association...

Cape officials look for more public input without $40,000 survey (4/27/17) 3 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau city officials do not want to spend $40,000 to professionally survey residents as to whether city government is focused on the right objectives. But several council members have suggested the city needs more public feedback than the 85 residents who made their views known at six ward meetings earlier this year...

Reading program to expand in Cape to get struggling readers to grade level (4/27/17) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Next school year, the United Way of Southeast Missouri will augment its Read to Succeed program with a Read to Excel program targeted at older readers, facilitated by the DeltaCorps Regional Authority. Currently, United Way volunteers in the Read to Succeed program tutor kindergartners and first-graders in all Cape Girardeau public schools...

Road work 4/27/27 (4/27/17) Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County between Route AB and Highway 74 will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. Because of these repairs, the northbound I-55 off ramp at exit 93A will be closed during this time. The work will take place at 6:30 a.m. May 7, according to an updated news release from MoDOT...

Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 4/27/17 (4/27/17) Approval of minutes n Minutes of the April 24 meeting Communications/reports -- other elected officials n None at this time Public comments n Items listed on agenda Routine business...

Into the swing of things during cars smash fundraiser Wednesday (4/27/17) Jacob White takes a swing at the windshield of a Honda Civic during a fundraiser for the National Society of Leadership and Success at Southeast Missouri State University on Wednesday in front of Kent Library in Cape Girardeau.

Taylor Twins Garden in Jackson will be dedicated Saturday (4/26/17) By Marybeth Niederkorn ~ Southeast Missourian Everyone asks about the Taylor Twins. Cassi Bock Holcomb, owner of Cassi Bock Landscaping, said that's the question she gets most often about the garden at the corner of West Main and North Missouri streets in Jackson that will be dedicated at a 1 p.m. ceremony Saturday...

Cape officials mull use tax, letting quarter-cent sales tax expire (4/26/17) 15 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau city officials may place a use-tax proposal before voters in 2019 that would be linked to elimination of a sewer capital-improvements sales tax. City manager Scott Meyer outlined the plan at the city council's retreat last week. The plan is still being drafted, and the council has made no final decision...

Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian A Perryville, Missouri, family is organizing a bone-marrow registration drive in hopes of finding a match for their 6-year-old son, who needs a bone-marrow transplant. Wade Watcher's mother Jenni said for the most part, he's a regular 6-year-old. "Active and funny and adorable," she said. "He's smart and loves to draw. He likes playing basketball. He's a pretty awesome kid."...

Bollinger County Route CC reduced for bridge repairs (4/26/17) Southeast Missourian Route CC in Bollinger County between Highway 51 and County Road 310 will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform repairs to the bridge. The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily May 15 through Oct. 1, according to a MoDOT news release...

Police: Man bit off woman's fingertip when she tried to break up fight (4/26/17) By MICHELLE FRIEDRICH ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — A Poplar Bluff man may face assault charges after he bit off the tip of a woman’s finger as she tried to break up an altercation involving the man and her son Monday morning...

Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17) 2 By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Kerry Turman, bassist for the Temptations, died hours after the band’s concert Saturday night at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said authorities went to Turman’s room at the Candlewood Suites early Sunday, where Turman was pronounced dead...

Southeast's interior-design program receives six-year accreditation (4/26/17) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University’s interior-design program has received six-year accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), school officials said. The accreditation follows an application process, self-study and program-analysis report, and site visit to the campus in November, school officials said in a news release...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

Local runners compete in Boston Marathon (4/28/17) Some of them get up before dawn and hit the streets before everyone else gets out of bed. Others lace up their shoes in the evening. Some just work in a good run whenever they have a hole in their schedule. But if you pay attention on your daily commute anywhere in Cape Girardeau, you're likely to see a runner...

Jim Drury street naming a fitting tribute (4/27/17) One of the more important developments in Cape Girardeau over the past decade or so has been a development of a relationship. The Drury family, major players in the development of the city's commercial west side, has been working with city government leadership rather than against it...

Semoball Awards finalists announced for winter sports (4/26/17) Several outstanding area athletes were announced last week as finalists for the fourth annual Semoball Awards. Coming June 8, semoball.com will host another top-notch awards show, complete with red carpet event and a special speaking appearance by St. Louis Cardinal favorite David Eckstein, the undersized shortstop who beat all the odds in becoming a World Series champion and MVP...

Prescription takeback program offered in Jackson, Cape (4/25/17) Prescription drugs need to be disposed of in a proper way. Just throwing them in the garbage or flushing them down the toilet is not the way. Jackson and Cape Girardeau are making it easy by providing depositories into which these drugs may be deposited...

Feeding the hungry shows the love of Christ (4/23/17) Hundreds of people packed the Jackson Civic Center on April 8 to fill "MannaPack" boxes in a Feed My Starving Children event. Feed My Starving Children is a not-for-profit Christian organization where children and adults hand-pack meals to be delivered to malnourished children. Over the United States, hundreds of thousands of volunteers have packed tens of millions of meals...

SEMO newspaper picks up national, statewide awards (4/21/17) The Southeast Missouri State University newspaper, the Arrow, recently won 16 awards in a statewide competition. The college newspaper won five first place awards for feature page, photo page, video, campus engagement/promotions and best overall newspaper...

Walk for Women raises funds for student scholarships (4/20/17) About 200 student athletes from Southeast Missouri State University and nearly 500 people overall participated earlier this month in the annual Walk for Women event. The event aims to promote awareness of women's issues and raise funds for scholarships for athletes...

Cape Public Schools mark 150th anniversary (4/19/17) Cape Girardeau is celebrating its 150th anniversary of public schools for the next year. On April 7, students in the Cape Girardeau School District celebrated the first day of public school. According to a story by Tyler Graef, establishing a public school was met with great resistance back in 1867. ...

Teen Challenge celebrates (4/18/17) Adult & Teen Challenge Mid-America, formerly known simply as Teen Challenge, held its annual banquet on April 8 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. About 1,000 attendees packed the place to pay tribute to students and graduates of the program, which has become synonymous with addiction deliverance. Among those present were donors, churches and members of the community, who were blessed with a mini concert, testimonies, prayers and more...

Farmers markets have started in the area (4/17/17) We all love to eat. Eating fresh, wholesome food is twice as nice. And locally grown food is the icing on the cake -- and the leaves on the lettuce. This is the season, and patrons of farmers markets that opened last week will have their choice of food from a multitude of vendors at the Cape Farmers Market in the West Park Mall parking lot in Cape Girardeau and the Bollinger County Farmers Market behind the Co-Op in Marble Hill...

The story of Easter (4/16/17) Editor's note: The following is our annual Easter editorial. A miraculous event 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem changed the world. On this Easter morning, the story is presented again from the Holy Bible (the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Chapter 28):...

On Good Friday, Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness (4/14/17) Today is Good Friday, the day Christians recognize as the day Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was nailed to the cross and died. Sunday, Christians recognize Easter, the day Christ was resurrected. The story of the cross is a violent one. Nailed to a tree, Jesus suffered. ...

Special Olympics a positive event for Cape Girardeau (4/13/17) If you've ever been to a Special Olympics event, you've seen the joy on athletes' faces as they get to let their competitive spirits fly. Often confined to the sidelines as spectators, the Special Olympics give all the athletes the opportunity to participate in sport...

Summer reading programs receive a boost from grants (4/12/17) Two local libraries recently received grants for summer literacy programs. Riverside Regional Library received a grant announced by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft for $11,956 for an eight-week summer reading program. Cape Girardeau's public library also received a state grant in the amount of $14,990. ...

New public art on display downtown (4/11/17) Something exciting is always going on in our area, and Thursday evening was no exception. Cape Girardeau launched the fifth public outdoor sculptures exhibition with a reception at the Vasterling Suites Courtyard on Broadway. Congratulations to all seven artists, six of whom attended the opening, whose works will be up in downtown Cape Girardeau for a year. ...

Prom season is here; have fun, be safe (4/10/17) The school year is winding down, which means prom season is upon is. It's an occasion many students look forward to throughout their high school years -- to get all dolled and gussied up, celebrate the night with dates or friends and make memories that last a lifetime...

All tax, bond issues in area get voters' nod (4/9/17) Another local election has come and gone, and we tip our caps to all of those involved. Thanks to those who ran for office; thanks to those who helped organize campaigns for different issues; and thank you to all of those who bothered to show up and cast their votes, even when there were no state or national races on the ballot...

Car enthusiasts ready to rev their engines (4/7/17) The temperature is increasing; daylight is lasting longer and buds are blooming. You know what that means: It's time for car shows. The Cape Girardeau Capaha Antique Car Club is revving up for its 53rd year with events scheduled throughout the year. Cruisin' Uptown Jackson is scheduled for the courthouse square at 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is held the second Saturday of the month in April through September. On July 4, there will be a big competition at the July 4 celebration in Jackson...

Eclipse is grand opportunity for regional tourism (4/6/17) Local tourism officials as well as Southeast Missouri State University are preparing for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Thousands are expected to descend upon the region, as Cape Girardeau, Perryville and other locations are located in a narrow band on the map that will give gazers the longest view of the eclipse...

Local pianists share their gift of music (4/5/17) Recently two local piano recitals were held in Cape Girardeau and Jackson to celebrate years of music education by local teachers. About 250 people attended a Jackson recital on Sunday held at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The event honored piano teachers Julia PaPierre and Susan Venable...


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