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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:09 PM

Alleged plot included bombing Arch, killing St. Louis County prosecutor, Ferguson chief St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said to be targets. THE GRAND JURY EVIDENCE

See the testimony the grand jury heard

Photos: Darren Wilson medical exam

Transcripts of police and FBI interviews

Reports and evidence considered by the grand jury

Volunteers bring breakfast to quiet Ferguson on Thanksgiving

Scores arrested in California protests of Ferguson grand jury decision

Snow, cold slow third night of protests across St. Louis

Ferguson library stays open, attracts over $175,000 in grassroot support

Donations roll in for Ferguson bake shop

Federal officials investigating fire at church connected to Michael Brown family


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:09 PM

Officers in central Missouri town kill man in exchange of fire STAFF REPORTS Police said the man that was killed was assaulting someone. 

Ferguson update: Snow slows protests; donors help bakery Snow and cold slowed the third night of protests after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting.

Honeybees getting federal disaster assistance Industry struggling from drought.

On Thanksgiving, digest the politics of turkey By Chuck Raasch craasch@post-dispatch.com

McCaskill denies Reid claim she has 'hate' for former St. Louis archbishop By Chuck Raasch craasch@post-dispatch.com 202-298-6880 Praising Pope Francis, McCaskill spokesman says she never associates hate with the church 

State to assist in probe of Ferguson arson, looting and vandalism By Mark Schlinkmann mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com 636-255-7233 Nixon orders involvement of Highway Patrol and fire safety investigators.

St. Louis Board of Aldermen president's car stolen, crashed into South Grand store By Nicholas J.C. Pistor npistor@post-dispatch.com 314-436-2239 Area is a few blocks from site of protests on South Grand

Court temporarily blocks Missouri from paying membership fees to Common Core-aligned consortium By Alex Stuckey astuckey@post-dispatch.com ​573-556-6186 JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri will not be able to pay more than $1 million in membership fees to a Common Core-aligned interstate consortium after…

Police break up demonstration at St. Louis City Hall, arrest 3 during 2nd day of downtown protests By Doug Moore dmoore@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8125 About 250 protesters gathered outside the Old Courthouse late Wednesday morning and held mock trials of major characters in the Michael Brown case

Nixon: No special prosecutor in Darren Wilson case By Alex Stuckey astuckey@post-dispatch.com ​573-556-6186 Some call for Brown shooting case to be presented to new grand jury by special prosecutor.

New St. Charles fire chief formerly headed Las Vegas department By Mark Schlinkmann mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com 636-255-7233 Mike Myers, who retired last year as Las Vegas chief, succeeds Rick Daly, who is retiring.

One felony charge filed in incident in Richmond Heights By Joel Currier jcurrier@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8256 Police say St. Louis woman struck a Richmond Heights squad car.

Tear gas used after protesters burn police car, break windows at Ferguson city hall; 68 arrested FROM STAFF REPORTS Commanders said the second night's chaos was far less than that of the night before.

Christmas scene, upbeat slogans splash color across plywood in Ferguson By Susan Weich sweich@post-dispatch.com 314-493-9674 Business owners and helpful strangers spruced up the protest ground Wednesday with brooms and paintbrushes.

Proposed lower ozone standards draw criticism from Blunt, business By Chuck Raasch craasch@post-dispatch.com 202-298-6880 Could be in place late next year 

In grand jury testimony, passion but little agreement from witnesses By Jeremy Kohler jkohler@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8337 Stephen Deere sdeere@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8116 and Walker Moskop wmoskop@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8349 Eyewitnesses were not consistent in what they saw when Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown

McClellan: Where have all the area leaders gone? By Bill McClellan bmcclellan@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8143 St. Louis is missing its strong business leaders. 

PHOTOS: Protests continue in Ferguson, downtown A second night of protests brought violence to Ferguson and a large march downtown where protesters shutdown I-70.

Cleanup in Ferguson after night of fires, looting Residents helped Ferguson businesses clean up on Tuesday after looting and fires destroyed several overnight on Monday, Nov. 24.

University City council grants 6-month extension for start of Loop Trolley work


St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:09 PM

'I could have been Mike Brown'

Help us find solutions with #FergusonNext

Ferguson burns. Time for Justice Department to act.

Addressing the scourge of police violence

It is time to understand the 'other' side

The grand jury says no. Now St. Louis must make the most of it.

Messenger: Finding empathy is enduring struggle in post-Ferguson world

One school district. One focus. One future: Unify St. Louis schools (Part II)

Program to promote understanding is a good example for all schools

Balanced editorial about decision

Looters hurt small-business owners

Respect the grand jury process

Police patrols should have two officers

Culture of violence in America

Grand jury makes a courageous decision

Can't compare destruction by thugs to damage by storms

Real work begins to change policing

Time to encourage real dialogue

Letter: Officer Wilson's conduct should be considered criminal

Demand the government make sure we are all treated equally


Kansas City Star
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:09 PM

Business Kansas City’s image is improving, and the new head of VisitKC wants to maintain momentum About five months ago, Burt moved from Washington and became president and chief executive officer at the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, since renamed Visit KC. In a recent session with reporters, Burt recapped some notable efforts he has been part of and some of his initiatives to extend his agency’s reach and influence.

University of Kansas Live updates, stats from today’s Kansas-Rhode Island game Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Thursday’s Orlando Classic game between the No. 11 Kansas Jayhawks and the Rhode Island Rams for live stats and updates from Rustin Dodd, The Star’s Kansas beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. ESPN2 will telecast the game starting at 1 p.m. Central. KU coach Bill Self says young players need to `play with youthful exuberance' Kansas-Rhode Island college basketball preview

Kansas Report: Pilot inexperience likely cause of 2012 crash that killed six members of prominent Kansas family The National Transportation Safety Board says Ronald Bramlage purchased the 2006 single-engine Pilatus PC-12/47 just five weeks before the June 2012 crash in Florida that killed Bramlage, his wife and their four children. The family was returning home to Junction City, Kan., from the Bahamas.

Living Christmas spirit shines in Country Club Plaza’s famous lights The shopping district’s traditional Thanksgiving lighting ceremony was created by someone who might just surprise you. Here’s a brief history of the event, and of the Plaza itself. Tonight, Royals general manager Dayton Moore and left fielder Alex Gordon will have the honor of flipping the switch at 6:54 p.m.. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Three simultaneous fireworks displays will follow the lighting. Photo gallery: Plaza Lights through the years Royals' Dayton Moore, Alex Gordon to flip switch on Plaza Lights Country Club Plaza is being lit up this year in LEDs

Live updates, stats from today’s Kansas-Rhode Island game Thu 1:26 PM

11-year-old dies in crash on icy Missouri highway Thu 1:56 PM

One man killed, another arrested after accident at U.S. 56 and 159th Street in Olathe Thu 8:34 AM

Officers responding to assault call fatally shoot Versailles, Mo., man Thu 11:14 AM

Report: Pilot inexperience likely cause of 2012 crash that killed six members of prominent Kansas family Thu 9:59 AM

4 teens die in southwest Missouri crash Thu 1:11 PM

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night Thu 1:42 PM

Turkeys provided for displaced Ferguson workers Thu 1:16 PM

Hong Kong student protest leader banned from site Thu 1:11 PM

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing Thu 1:31 PM

Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea Thu 1:42 PM

Sinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing Thu 1:36 PM

Community Faces: Holiday travelers Wednesday at Kansas City International Airport Travelers streamed through Kansas City International Airport on Wednesday morning in advance of Thanksgiving Day.

Jason Sudeikis is Kansas City proud on Seth Meyers show

Ex-Chiefs QB Tyler Thigpen arrested after being found asleep in Wendy's drive-thru

Kansas City police arrest Star photographer at Ferguson protest march


Kansas City Star - Political News
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:09 PM

Missouri lawmakers face renewed calls to change loose ethics laws Some think the 2015 legislative session could be different, with several longtime opponents of ethics reform out of office and legislative leaders voicing support for tackling the issue. But advocates aren’t taking any chances. Two years before the next statewide election, an ethics reform ballot measure has already been filed with the secretary of state’s office — an insurance policy of sorts in case the issue once again languishes in the statehouse.

Obama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

Missouri auditor finds improvement in Hickman Mills School District Of 17 problem areas cited in a March report, recommended fixes for 16 of them either have been completed or were being completed. “They have made a tremendous amount of progress in these eight months and we hope to see them continue on this path,” said Spence Jackson, spokesman for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich’s office.

Crime Harrison County, Mo., prosecutor-elect pleads guilty in theft case Richard F. Turner admitted that he stole from an elderly client to pay off his mortgage, cover living expenses, prop up a struggling clothing business and purchase a swimming pool.

Dave Helling: Bargains aren’t always what they seem We don’t want to think too hard about what we buy. We purchase our miraculous phones, big-screen TVs and tablet computers the same way we buy almost everything else: as cheaply as possible. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work. But let’s think a moment about the full cost of the goods and services we buy.

National Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a procedure to place a heart stent this morning after doctors discovered blockage in one of her arteries, the high court announced.

EPA proposes a lower ozone standard to curtail asthma and other ailments The Environmental Protection Agency wants the new standard for ground-level ozone — known as smog — to be set between 65 and 70 parts per billion, as measured by air quality monitors. That’s a drop from the current 75 parts per billion, a standard that was set in 2008.

Community Faces: Holiday travelers Wednesday at Kansas City International Airport Travelers streamed through Kansas City International Airport on Wednesday morning in advance of Thanksgiving Day.

Jason Sudeikis is Kansas City proud on Seth Meyers show

Kansas City police arrest Star photographer at Ferguson protest march

AP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out

Obama picks KC prosecutor for federal bench in Missouri Roseann Ketchmark, now a federal prosecutor, gets the nod for the federal bench. Obama picks KC prosecutor for federal bench in Missouri Roseann Ketchmark, now a federal prosecutor, gets the nod for the federal bench.

TheChat: Obama to go it alone on immigration And...a group of Sam Brownback critics vow to keep going just like the suffragists once did

Koster campaign committee moves to limit donations, political damage The Missouri attorney general imposes new restrictions on his fundraising efforts to “remove even the appearance of a conflict of interest.” The move follows a story in The New York Times that suggested he may have improperly helped donors.

Wyandotte County turnout was way, way, waaay down, and that was very, very bad for Democrats As Kansas Democrats continue to search for answers for their mid-term election thumping, more attention is turning to the Democratic stronghold of Wyandotte County

Pelosi picks up slab o’ ribs after Giants World Series victory House minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi picked up a slab or two of Gates on Tuesday, apparently the payoff for a bet on the World Series.

Official: U.S. commandos took part in Yemen raid U.S. special operations forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a senior defense official said Wednesday, deepening the mystery surrounding a rare raid by American commandos in the country.

‘Everything’ is on the table as Kansas deals with budget shortfall, Gov. Sam Brownback says Based on current spending levels, the predicted budget hole for the next year will be $715 million. During his recent re-election campaign, the governor repeatedly dismissed concerns about the state’s finances raised by economists and his opponents.

American Royal halts plan to raze Kemper Arena and replace it with events center The American Royal this week sent a letter to Councilman Ed Ford, chairman of the council’s planning and zoning committee, saying it was pulling its proposal. The letter made clear that the American Royal has been stung by negative public and media reaction to its proposal.

Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:09 PM

Ferguson pays a high price for mistakes by Prosecutor Bob McCulloch and Gov. Jay Nixon The battered city of Ferguson, Mo., suffered more insult and injury as looters and arsonists took to the streets following an announcement that a grand jury would not indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Bad decisions have taken center stage from the start of the Ferguson upheaval, and they continued this week.

Monday Poll results: Readers divided on Obama’s immigration action We asked for your opinions on President Barack Obama’s announcement last week that he would take executive action to delay deportation of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Here are the results of the unscientific survey.

Anger over Ferguson grand jury outcome in Michael Brown death must be channeled toward justice A grand jury’s decision not to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown may be explainable within the confines of Missouri law. But Monday’s announcement that officer Darren Wilson will face no criminal charges does not make the Aug. 9 death of the black teenager any more acceptable. There had to have been a better possible outcome than Brown’s body sprawled on Canfield Drive for four hours while crowds gathered and anger mounted.

The Monday Poll: Do you approve of President Obama’s actions on immigration? Saying he couldn’t wait for a gridlocked Congress, President Barack Obama last week took executive action on U.S. immigration policies. The Monday Poll would like to know what you’re thinking about Obama’s executive actions on immigration and other aspects of this issue.

New postmaster general faces lots of turmoil as more cuts loom nationwide No matter what Megan Brennan does as the nation’s first woman postmaster general, she is bound to make a lot of people unhappy. Brennan, who will take over as the agency continues to bleed red ink, will have to be a political wizard to get needed legislation passed, stop the financial losses and put the Postal Service back on firm footing.

October brings good jobs news in Kansas Kansans got some upbeat news late last week: The number of jobs added to the state’s economy surged in October. Gov. Sam Brownback, who was re-elected on Nov. 4 to another four-year term, has long promised that income tax cuts he approved would attract lots of new employees.

A downtown baseball park is a looong way in the future Building a baseball ballpark in downtown Kansas City is a wonderfully provocative idea. But the project is not going to happen anytime soon given the facts that Kauffman Stadium was only recently remodeled and the Royals have a lease to play there 17 more years.

Community Faces: Holiday travelers Wednesday at Kansas City International Airport Travelers streamed through Kansas City International Airport on Wednesday morning in advance of Thanksgiving Day.

Congress should extend a tax credit to boost renewable wind power In their lame-duck session, lawmakers need to take action crucial to the growth of clean wind energy in gusty states such as Kansas and other parts of the country.

Attorney General Chris Koster ups Missouri’s ethics ante It shouldn’t have required embarrassing media coverage to do the right thing, but Koster’s new rules raise the needle on Missouri’s ethical barometer, even if he’s the only one so far who has to follow them.

Michael Brooks should depart from the Kansas City Council as soon as possible How Michael Brooks leaves the council is not yet certain. He could resign, get defeated at the polls in 2015 or not run for re-election. However it happens, there are compelling reasons for Brooks to leave public office quickly.

The enduring reach of hatred claims victims in Jerusalem and the Kansas City region The murders of Jews in Jerusalem and Johnson County, though very different in motive, reflect the tragic inclination of people and political movements to target people because of race and ethnicity.

Here’s one possible fix for Kansas City’s Kemper Arena, offered by its original architect Helmut Jahn, the original design architect for Kemper Arena, had a thought about the facility and sketched a concept that could downsize the seating bowl.

The Monday Poll results: Tweak Obamacare, don’t repeal Our unscientific Monday Poll, based on more than 700 responses, shows most respondents generally satisfied with their own health care. The results:

Brownback administration can’t sugarcoat Kansas poverty count Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has often been fact-challenged. So its claim just before Election Day that poverty in Kansas had dropped by more than 2 percent attracted notice.

Costly renovated Kansas City police headquarters should serve public well Taxpayers spent far more than initially expected to extensively renovate the Police Department’s Headquarters in downtown Kansas City. So far, the results appear to be a building that will serve the public well and improve working conditions for the police.

The Monday Poll: What’s next for Obamacare? As the Affordable Care Act begins its second year of enrollment in the insurance exchanges, the Monday Poll would like to know what you’re thinking about President Barack Obama’s health care law right now. Should it be scrapped? Could the new GOP-controlled Congress do better?

Pluses of the Affordable Care Act mount, but so do attacks The Affordable Care Act has enabled about 20 million Americans to gain health insurance. It has established incentives that have improved patient outcomes and helped slow inflation in health care costs. But as enrollment gets started for the second year, President Barack Obama’s signature health care act remains under attack on multiple fronts.

Climate change deal with China will cut pollution and protect health President Barack Obama deserves great credit for brokering a breakthrough deal with China to slash future greenhouse gas emissions. Polls consistently show that a large majority of Americans want to make it possible for people to breathe cleaner air in the future — even if it means slapping stricter pollution controls on U.S. industries, such as coal-fired power plants in Kansas and Missouri.

Good for KC Council members, who hit pause on Kemper demolition and seek new options Perhaps the American Royal Association should not have the final say on whether to demolish Kemper Arena, an underused but architecturally important, city-owned landmark. That was the implication of Kansas City Council members, who have asked for a request for proposals for envisioning a new life for Kemper.


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The Independence Examiner
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:09 PM

Top Videos: Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow's Cursing Contest, Meghan Trainor's Thanksgiving Carols Posted at 1:06 PM This Thanksgiving week, Meghan Trainor decided that carols shouldn't just be sung on Christmas, and a grandmother fulfilled her lifelong dream of participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Jennifer... --

Is Natalie Portman Joining the Steve Jobs Biopic? Posted at 12:05 PM Natalie Portman is in early talks to join 

13 Bizarre Sleeping Habits Of Super Successful People Posted at 12:01 PM False

Sainsbury's Is Doing Black Friday For The First Time And Its Deals Look Insane Posted at 12:01 PM False

Blue Springs North Library December activities Posted at 11:00 AM The Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of December. The library is located at 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. All activities are free, but registration is required, call...

Facebook's Privacy Policy Is Changing And You're Going To Get A Long Email About It (FB) Posted at 12:01 PM False

British Crime Novelist P.D. James Dies at 94 Posted at 11:06 AM P.D. James, who authored more than 20 crime novels, died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England, 

Not interested in football? Here's a list of the best Thanksgiving day TV Posted at 10:30 AM From classic re-runs, to new, original programming and binge-marathon watching, Thanksgiving is a cornucopia of television variety spilling out in HD.

Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Says He's Broke, Homeless Posted at 11:05 AM Scott Stapp, the singer of alternative rock band 

Decorative Concrete Finishes: a Picture Glossary Posted at 11:10 AM   Concrete is not just for sidewalks these days. In fact, with the development of special decorative techniques,... Healthy helpings of football on the menu for Turkey Day Posted at 10:00 AM If you include pre and post-game television programming, you can ignore friends and family on Thanksgiving day for more than 12 hours. Here's a guide of what to watch for the ultimate football fix. NEXT 10  »


The Independence Examiner - Editorials
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:09 PM

Top Videos: Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow's Cursing Contest, Meghan Trainor's Thanksgiving Carols Posted at 1:06 PM This Thanksgiving week, Meghan Trainor decided that carols shouldn't just be sung on Christmas, and a grandmother fulfilled her lifelong dream of participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Jennifer... --

Is Natalie Portman Joining the Steve Jobs Biopic? Posted at 12:05 PM Natalie Portman is in early talks to join 

13 Bizarre Sleeping Habits Of Super Successful People Posted at 12:01 PM

Sainsbury's Is Doing Black Friday For The First Time And Its Deals Look Insane Posted at 12:01 PM

Blue Springs North Library December activities Posted at 11:00 AM The Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of December. The library is located at 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. All activities are free, but registration is required, call...

Facebook's Privacy Policy Is Changing And You're Going To Get A Long Email About It (FB) Posted at 12:01 PM

British Crime Novelist P.D. James Dies at 94 Posted at 11:06 AM P.D. James, who authored more than 20 crime novels, died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England, 

Not interested in football? Here's a list of the best Thanksgiving day TV Posted at 10:30 AM From classic re-runs, to new, original programming and binge-marathon watching, Thanksgiving is a cornucopia of television variety spilling out in HD.

Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Says He's Broke, Homeless Posted at 11:05 AM Scott Stapp, the singer of alternative rock band 

Decorative Concrete Finishes: a Picture Glossary Posted at 11:10 AM   Concrete is not just for sidewalks these days. In fact, with the development of special decorative techniques,... Healthy helpings of football on the menu for Turkey Day Posted at 10:00 AM If you include pre and post-game television programming, you can ignore friends and family on Thanksgiving day for more than 12 hours. Here's a guide of what to watch for the ultimate football fix. NEXT 10  »


Columbia Daily Tribune
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:11 PM

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Crowd rallies against grand jury decision outside Boone County Courthouse Scores of people gathered Tuesday evening at the Boone County Courthouse Plaza to protest a St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown in...

Boone County Council on Aging merging with Services for Independent Living The Boone County Council on Aging will merge with Services for Independent Living by the end of the year as the two organizations join forces to coordinate services for senior adults and individuals with disabilities.

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City considering ban on plastic bags Columbia's Environment and Energy Commission is reviewing a proposal that would partially ban distribution of plastic shopping bags, a ubiquitous fixture of American retail banned or regulated by several cities and states across the United States with the intent of...

Columbia city buses won't run on Thanksgiving Columbia city buses will not run Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the city said in a news release, and the University of Missouri's free Tiger Line bus service is shut down for a week for the university's Thanksgiving...

150 Years Ago: Nine Callaway men arrested for refusing order to work for Unionist MEXICO -- An August order directing 11 men to labor on the farm of James and Frances Martien was legal and endorsed by then-Provost Marshal General John Sanderson, Lt. Isaac Gannett wrote in a letter reporting he had arrested nine...

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Arkansas' giant O-line will be a test for MU's stout run defense It's almost gotten to the “Brock Osweiler is tall” threshold of ubiquity.

Porter launches a dunk party in Tolton's victory Tolton's Michael Porter Jr. played it safe with his first dunk of his sophomore season.

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More in Food Trib's View Darkow Trib Talk Opinion The Tribune's View Ferguson As noted here several days ago, adequate grounds for indicting Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson were elusive, and thoughts turned to possible aftermath trouble.


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:13 PM

Ferguson As noted here several days ago, adequate grounds for indicting Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson were elusive, and thoughts turned to possible aftermath trouble.

County power As the Boone County Commission considers something as simple as regulations for rental properties, it faces once again the disadvantage of operating under the statutory form of government established in state law.

Children's Grief Awareness Day On Thursday children at Lee Elementary School focused on grief, chanting, “Children grieve, too,” while adults responded, “Children's grief matters.”

Immigration Republicans and other assorted haters of President Barack Obama are in a righteous snit today as their nemesis provided them, as promised, a handy excuse for further vitriol.

Obamacare lawsuit In their never-ending attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act, opponents have found another way to pick at the law in court. Seizing on language in the law that says federal insurance tax credits are available to people who live...

Ferguson Every day we see new reports of warlike preparation for violence in Ferguson -- and beyond, as the virus spreads across the nation.

School redistricting Columbia school board members and their committee advisers would rather don hair shirts than face another redistricting challenge, but here they are again, this time dealing with the shuffle soon to be necessary when a new elementary school is built...

Keystone XL If you don't think politics often trump science and other rational considerations, please notice the hi-jinks surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline decision.

Zoning The long-awaited report of consultants hired by the city to review downtown zoning rules was presented at a public meeting Thursday at City Hall.

Plastic bags At first blush, the very idea of banning single-use plastic bags at the grocery store seems preposterous to us bucolic country types, but on second or third thought our increasingly urbanized innards can see the point, setting up a debate...

How to die We are hearing more these days about “death with dignity,” which is a dignified way of saying it makes sense to breathe our last in the most painless and pleasant way possible under terms we control.

Infrastructure Although I disagreed mightily with his method, give credit to Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala for thinking hard and working tirelessly for his trip generation plan to levy fees on new development to pay for transportation improvements.

That irksome ichthus Years ago the Christian symbol of the fish displayed on county public property raised no hackles. In 1992, the so-called ichthus was placed on a memorial in Courthouse Plaza honoring Boone County's Gulf War veterans.

`Ban the box' What began as a simple-sounding idea proposed by the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence has become a larger issue evoking mixed reactions from the business community and others.

Restoration A new way of administering discipline at Columbia Public Schools makes sense. Instead of kicking offenders out of school, officials are developing a system built around “restorative practices.”

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St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:14 PM

Gratitude springs from grateful heart `Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.'

Dumps deserve the bad name Rural life comes with its many positives and just a few negatives. But the negatives sure can be a problem sometimes.

Child care law puts end to `cliff' Supporters of the Success by 6 initiative in St. Joseph will find a lot to like in compromise child care legislation, in the works for two years, that a remarkably unified Congress passed last week and President Obama has signed.

Wiring looms as threat Winter's abrupt arrival with record cold this month also brought along an even less welcome event: an outbreak of house fires.

You can make a difference The problem with fighting hunger is the task is so large, it's hard to know where to start.

`Shop local' comes with added benefits It should come as no surprise a local newspaper would want to see local retailers thrive and prosper.

Keep local attorneys in charge Changes in our legal system should come with good rationale; one proposed in the wake of the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting does not.

We all need a coat to fend off winter The good news of this season is our community and region routinely respond generously to appeals for charitable donations.

Senator has seen enough When the day comes again that Congress is respected for what it accomplishes through bipartisan agreement, perhaps Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill will receive some of the credit.

Failure to preserve peace would be irresponsible It's disappointing a national civil rights leader has a problem with responsible efforts in Missouri to keep the peace.

PSC rule protects vulnerable The Cold Weather Rule in Missouri has been on the books since the late 1970s, and for more than 35 years it has served to protect the welfare of some of the state's most vulnerable residents.

Region rallies to boost river corridor's future The Missouri River still connects us.

Safety knows no season "Learn to share the road.”

Startups get boost at MWSU Just like when starting a new business, hanging a nameplate - "Center for Entrepreneurship” - is the easy part for a new university outreach that aspires to make a difference in the community and region.

Postal service at risk? Postal workers have a vested interest in keeping the U.S. Postal Service on its feet. The rest of us just want timely, reliable letter and parcel deliveries at a reasonable cost.

Grain Belt Express hits a rough spot The problem for promoters of a high-voltage power line across Missouri is many people have trouble seeing the benefit for the state.

VA gets priorities straight Robert McDonald, head of Veterans Affairs since this summer, participated in a revealing press conference with Washington-based reporters eager to know what the former corporate executive understood about the deep problems unearthed at VA hospitals.

In St. Joe, holidays start with giving Every community has its holiday traditions, and St. Joseph's are among the best.

Threat to deer Persists Missouri's firearm deer season begins Saturday. This annual experience is an important one for the state's many hunters, but a disease raises a continuing concern.

Dog park appeals to pets and owners St. Joseph is a community that values animals and all they bring to our lives.


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The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Our View: Take it off the table Posted: November 27, 2014 Whether you gather around the table with your closest family and friends or you find yourself seated among strangers this Thanksgiving Day, some things are always welcomed.

Other Views: Ferguson Posted: November 26, 2014 The following are excerpts from editorials written in reaction to Monday night's St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer in connection with the August shooting death of an 18-year-old teen.

Geoff Caldwell: Ruling by race endangers law for all Posted: November 26, 2014 “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

Travis Hurley: Make sense or simply mourn? Posted: November 26, 2014 I couldn't sleep Monday night. 

Caroline Tubbs: Let education system do its job Posted: November 25, 2014 At last. Some parties involved in American education are leading the way toward sanity.

Our View: United States of Ferguson Posted: November 25, 2014 It started with the shooting death of a young black man by a Ferguson police officer.

Our View: Better answers needed Posted: November 24, 2014 Congress is right to demand answers from drug companies given what has happened to the price of many generic drugs.

William Keczkemethy: Remember the forgotten guardians Posted: November 24, 2014 At times, they are the forgotten guardians. They rise early every day to prepare to give children their best. They often spend 40 hours a week with more than 150 youngsters. They observe, listen, coach, mediate, nurse and are in a constant state of action. In every situation, they must remain patient, understanding and flexible. They are always seeking new ways to help your children reach their full potential.

Herb Van Fleet: With climate change, you can't change the facts Posted: November 23, 2014 The International Panel on Climate Change is at it again.On Nov. 2, the IPCC released its latest report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability — Fifth Assessment.” It was written by 306 authors from 60 countries and runs 1,820 pages. And consistent with previous reports, this one portends gloom and doom for the planet unless we begin to make a concerted effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide.

Marilyn Beasley: Are the American people really stupid? Posted: November 23, 2014 After watching numerous videos of Jonathan Gruber speak about the American people, I had to respond to his “stupid” words.

Remember the Alamo: A trip to San Antonio Posted: November 23, 2014 SAN ANTONIO — The most famous building in Texas is smaller than you expect, and it's about as pretty as your average California mission. In fact, it was once a mission, though these days it stands across the street from an unholy row of Ripley's and Guinness tourist operations. You can cover it in about two hours.

Gene Garman: Honor Flight of the Ozarks provides unforgettable day Posted: November 23, 2014 I qualify as a Korean War veteran who enlisted during war time — in 1953 — via the Joplin recruiting station, into the United States Marine Corps.

Rockefeller's legacy runs deep through nation Posted: November 23, 2014 Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive.

Obama should use term 'invasion' over Ukraine Posted: November 22, 2014 It's time for President Obama to start using the I-word when referring to Russia's assault on Ukraine. I mean invasion.

Other views: Tech must lead privacy fight Posted: November 22, 2014 The Senate charade this week allowing the National Security Agency to continue spying on Americans' phone records would be laughable if it didn't have such dangerous implications for both the tech industry and consumer privacy.

Give thanks for animals this holiday season Posted: November 22, 2014 Most of us share our homes with animals, so we know that they provide us with companionship, teach us how to love unconditionally and help us enjoy the outdoors and get more exercise.

Letters to the editor Posted: November 21, 2014 Reaping what's sown 

Other views: Death with dignity Posted: November 21, 2014 We are hearing more these days about “death with dignity,” which is a dignified way of saying it makes sense to breathe our last in the most painless and pleasant way possible under terms we control.

Our View: Turn empty bowls into full ones Posted: November 20, 2014 One look at the Missouri Hunger Atlas, a county-by-county examination of  poverty and food uncertainty, shows there's no question that there are far too many people in Southwest Missouri who likely go without meals.

Caroline H. Little: Millennials engaged in the news Posted: November 20, 2014 It has become a never-ending quest to define millennials. Those between the age of 18 and 34 are often portrayed as a self-absorbed, narcissistic generation obsessed with technology.


The Jefferson City News Tribune
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson - The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies - Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy - The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke - on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms - Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.

3 reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously - Gas prices may be hovering at a four-year low, but Americans are paying more for food, health care and other costs. Unemployment is falling, too, but wage growth has been stagnant. And even though the stock and housing markets have improved, Americans haven't changed their deal-hungry shopping habits.

Miller County gets poor rating during state audit Presiding Commissioner responds to audit findings - The financial condition of Miller County is okay, despite the indications of the recently released Missouri State Audit, according to Miller County Presiding Commissioner Tom Wright.

More invest in animal cruelty investigator training Program coordinator: law enforcement enrollment increases - Lisa Dority told a group in Fulton that she didn't expect animals to be such a large part of her life, but due to her involvement with the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School, educating others about animals has become her job.

Youth shares his blessings, makes donation - A Prairie Home fourth grader took action to meet the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) theme of “Sharing Our Blessings" by donating to the Cargill Cares Food Pantry recently.

Russellville School board approves child care program for January - A child care program before and after school will begin in January 2015 for the Cole County R-1 School District at Russellville.

At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases - For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit - with no other campers around. But their isolation was interrupted each morning by a visit from a public health nurse, who came to ask Fankhauser how he was feeling and to watch him take his temperature.

Missouri 4-H Foundation launches gift challenge to support Youth Futures program - The Missouri 4-H Foundation board of trustees has announced a $250,000 matching gift challenge to support 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach, a successful long-term mentoring program that prepares underserved youths to succeed in college.

SEC schools have incentive beyond border conflicts - Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point. A conference that's again arguably the best in the nation, with six ranked teams, has saved plenty of drama for the final weekend of the regular season.

Rebirth of ground game has college teams running wild - There goes Melvin Gordon, ripping off another long run. And there's Samaje Perine piling up yards in punishing fashion. Oh, look, here comes Tevin Coleman - and there he goes, sprinting away from a bunch of flailing defenders.

American Royal halts efforts for events center - Citing a lack of interest by the city, the American Royal is halting planning and fundraising for a new events center in Kansas City.

Jason Avant ready for fresh start in Kansas City - When he became a free agent after last season, Jason Avant wanted to go to Kansas City. He wanted to be reunited with Andy Reid, his longtime coach in Philadelphia, and thought the Chiefs would be the perfect place to continue his career.

Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest - Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Video shows cop shot boy seconds after encountering him - The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.

Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood - Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" - a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

Judge puts Arizona 'revenge porn' law on hold - A federal judge on Wednesday put a new Arizona law against "revenge porn" on hold after civil rights groups sued over constitutional grounds.

FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson - The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies - Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy - The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke - on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Missouri 4-H Foundation launches gift challenge to support Youth Futures program - The Missouri 4-H Foundation board of trustees has announced a $250,000 matching gift challenge to support 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach, a successful long-term mentoring program that prepares underserved youths to succeed in college.

American Royal halts efforts for events center - Citing a lack of interest by the city, the American Royal is halting planning and fundraising for a new events center in Kansas City.

Sharpton gathers families of 3 men killed by cops - The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown.

Protests postpone St. Louis Thanksgiving parade - The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in St. Louis has been postponed because of the continued protests over Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings.

2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead - A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.

Police identify man found after Ferguson car fire - St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.

Missouri holiday travel off to semi-smooth start - A small band of snow along a stretch of eastern Missouri briefly caused headaches for holiday drivers Wednesday, but otherwise it was smooth sailing for motorists on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests - Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

Audit: Missouri commission kept veterans in dark - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims, according to Auditor Tom Schweich's report released Wednesday.

Missouri man, 70, gets life in prison for murder - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A western Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his neighbor following a feud.

Missouri taxpayers sue Nixon for Common Core test - A Missouri judge says taxes from three people suing Gov. Jay Nixon won't go to a group creating tests for the Common Core education standards.

Missouri Black Caucus responds to Ferguson protesters' demand for change - When state Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis heard the St. Louis County grand jury had decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, he was standing outside the Ferguson Police Department among a crowd of disappointed protesters.

Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson - National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Green blocks state Common Core payments - Temporary restraining order effective only 15 days from Nov. 25

Police order protesters off Ferguson streets - Officers have ordered protesters off Ferguson streets after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations.

Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence.

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case - Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Miller County gets poor rating during state audit Presiding Commissioner responds to audit findings - The financial condition of Miller County is okay, despite the indications of the recently released Missouri State Audit, according to Miller County Presiding Commissioner Tom Wright.

More invest in animal cruelty investigator training Program coordinator: law enforcement enrollment increases - Lisa Dority told a group in Fulton that she didn't expect animals to be such a large part of her life, but due to her involvement with the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School, educating others about animals has become her job.

Youth shares his blessings, makes donation - A Prairie Home fourth grader took action to meet the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) theme of “Sharing Our Blessings" by donating to the Cargill Cares Food Pantry recently.

Russellville School board approves child care program for January - A child care program before and after school will begin in January 2015 for the Cole County R-1 School District at Russellville.

Missouri 4-H Foundation launches gift challenge to support Youth Futures program - The Missouri 4-H Foundation board of trustees has announced a $250,000 matching gift challenge to support 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach, a successful long-term mentoring program that prepares underserved youths to succeed in college.

Audit: Missouri commission kept veterans in dark - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims, according to Auditor Tom Schweich's report released Wednesday.

Message of Thanksgiving, service shared at JC prayer breakfast - Although other speakers touched briefly upon the events unfolding in Ferguson, keynote speaker Donald Claycomb's remarks hewed closer to a homily on the value of community service at the 35th Annual Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce prayer breakfast held Wednesday.

Candlelight tours at Mansion cancelled - The Governor's Mansion candlelight tours will not be happening Dec. 5 and 6, according to a press release from the Office of Administration on Wednesday.

Missouri Black Caucus responds to Ferguson protesters' demand for change - When state Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis heard the St. Louis County grand jury had decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, he was standing outside the Ferguson Police Department among a crowd of disappointed protesters.

Midshipman from Mid-Missouri gets holiday break to explain benefits of service academies - Mid-Missouri students can be appointed to the U.S. military academies.

Old RR Donnelley facility sold - The former RR Donnelley facility has been sold, but the exact buyer and selling price still are unknown.

Firefighters continue work on fire museum - Jefferson City firefighters are continuing their slow, but steady, work on turning an abandoned fire station into a museum reflecting the history of the Fire Department.

Community meals available on Thanksgiving - For those looking for a hot meal on Thanksgiving, there are several opportunities within Mid-Missouri.

NAACP plans march to Capitol - Members of the NAACP on Saturday plan to march more than 120 miles in seven days from Ferguson to the Missouri Governor's Mansion.

Former resident's first novel earns good notices - The debut novel of a former Helias graduate is being hailed as “masterful," “mesmerizing" and “well-crafted" by a host of national reviewers this fall.

Green blocks state Common Core payments - Temporary restraining order effective only 15 days from Nov. 25

Lebanon man charged in robbery - A Lebanon man who led authorities on a chase Monday in Cole and Callaway counties has been charged with a robbery in Cole County.

FFA chapter serves more than 600 meals - The Russellville FFA Chapter held its annual Turkey Supper on Saturday.

Area man killed in wreck - A Belle man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Monday night in Maries County.

Lebanon man charged with robbery in Cole Co. - A Lebanon man who led authorities on a chase in Cole and Callaway County, Monday, has been charged with a robbery in Cole County.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Your Opinion: Iran, Ferguson and amendment - I believe several months ago many of us knew that Iran was not going to make any concessions on their nuclear arms deal and looks like “we the people" were correct.

Your Opinion: GOP elected to stop Obama - I am not at all surprised by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and other liberal news outlets telling us that if the Republicans shut down the government, they would be blamed and be held accountable in the 2016 elections.

Our Opinion: A gratitude list for Thanksgiving - What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?

Your Opinion: Question about administration - As a past heavy equipment instructor accepted by 26 states, I know that our President Obama was educated by a lady that graduated from Lincoln University in 1953.

Your Opinion: Imperious pseudo-amnesty - Pseudo-amnesty for even more illegal aliens - more proof that we have a president who believes he is an emperor who has no need to honor his oath of office, nor adhere to our Constitution?

Our Opinion: Abandoned building gets new lease on life - Abandoned buildings create a challenge for communities.

Our Opinion: Travel 'o'er the fields' safely this Thanksgiving - "Jingle Bells," now a popular Christmas song, originally may have been written with Thanksgiving travel in mind.

Your Opinion: Conversation needed about community attributes - Your Oct. 24 editorial asks several questions of our community and its leaders. The one closest to my own heart is, “Are we complacent?"

Your Opinion: Executive orders disregard process - President Obama and the Democrats had veto-proof majorities in both the House and Senate. In that period of time laws were passed that were supposed to improve the lives of the American people.

Your Opinion: Limits pave way for death panels - I reference an Nov. 11 article by Ben Shapiro headlined “The Death Panels Are Coming".

Our Opinion: Will Gen Z disconnect from high tech? News Tribune editorial - Future change - prompted by loss of privacy, online discomfort and being overconnected - may come in the form of a retreat from technology by Generation Z.

Perspective: Thanksgiving reflections - When individuals are asked what they are most thankful for at Thanksgiving time, they usually mention good health, family, and loved ones.

Our Opinion: Seasonal crimes call for precautions News Tribune editorial - Jefferson City police have issued a seasonal crime prevention reminder in the wake of a recent incident.

Perspective: Giving thanks - Thanksgiving is not only a day to celebrate with loved ones but also a reminder for all of our good fortunes.

Our Opinion: Bonds reflect commitment to mental health - Issuing bonds to build a new Fulton State Hospital is a welcome sign.


The Southeast Missourian
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Be safe: It's prime time for deer collisions (11/27/14) Nearly every motorist has a story about close calls with a deer standing on or near a roadway. Colliding with a deer...

Southeast president offers Ferguson students a place to stay (11/27/14) In reaction to Monday's decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer...

Thankful: Hooper's generous spirit lives on in others he helped (11/27/14) The same day Dominic Hooper's obituary was printed in the Southeast Missourian, his name also appeared among those of...

Road work 11/27/14 (11/27/14) Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane as the Missouri Department of Transportation crews...

Fruitland rest area out of commission for now (11/27/14) Motorists traveling north along Interstate 55 this Thanksgiving holiday will have one fewer rest area available to...

Guthrie pleads guilty to assaulting an officer (11/26/14) A Jackson man pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer in connection with a June 2012 confrontation with police. Lawrence Guthrie, 48, initially had been charged with one count each of domestic assault and armed criminal action and three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer...

Pseudoephedrine sales down in Missouri, but meth problem remains (11/25/14) Methamphetamine crimes have been a chronic problem in Southeast Missouri. Modern technology and cooperation from local governments have significantly helped law enforcement officers combat the issue, but officials said the state has not yet managed to solve its meth problem...

Malden mom charged in child's death (11/25/14) KENNETT, Mo. -- A Malden, Missouri, woman made her first appearance in a Dunklin County court Friday morning after she was charged with causing the death of her 5-year-old daughter. Tina Diann Burton, 45, appeared before Associate Circuit Judge John Spielman for arraignment on charges of felony second-degree murder/first-degree involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse...

Federal court document alludes to video evidence in murder case (11/21/14) A document filed recently in federal court suggests video evidence may exist against a Bonne Terre, Missouri, man accused of killing Cape Girardeau tattoo artist Samuel "Tick" Francis. Melvin Scherrer, 50, faces state charges of first-degree murder and four other felonies in connection with the death of Francis, 38, whose body was found July 25, 2013, in a septic tank in rural St. Francois County, Missouri...

Suspect sought in armed robbery, assault (11/21/14) Authorities are looking for a Cape Girardeau man in connection with an armed robbery and assault reported Tuesday evening in Cape Girardeau County. Torian D. Hence, 25, is accused of striking a co-worker in the head and taking his wallet. A probable cause statement filed by Cpl. H. VanGennip says an employee at Do It Best, 5422 Nash Road, reported "he heard his boss screaming and found him 'beat up.'"...

Cape Girardeau School Board moves forward on bond issue (11/25/14) Cape Girardeau School Board members reached consensus Monday on moving forward with a possible bond issue to address construction and renovation needs at Central Junior High, the Career and Technology Center and other facilities around the district...

Schools superintendent resigns in Poplar Bluff (11/25/14) POPLAR BLUFF, Mo -- Poplar Bluff School District superintendent Chris Hon announced his resignation late last week, effective at the end of his contract. It ends June 30, 2016, as the district is scheduled to complete construction of its new high school and fourth- to sixth-grade center...

St. Louis teens breaking down racial barriers (11/25/14) MAPLEWOOD, Mo. -- One of the St. Louis region's most racially diverse high schools is focused on breaking down barriers by talking about race and promoting understanding. The racial makeup of Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School's 350 students is about 47 percent white, 40 percent black and 4 percent Hispanic. ...

More than 40 nominated for state education commissioner (11/23/14) The deadline to nominate candidates for Missouri Commissioner of Education position ended Friday with more than 40 names submitted. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education staff will contact nominees, inform them of their nominations and invite them to apply, a news release states...

Principal accused of taking college placement test for student (11/20/14) POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Doniphan, Missouri, high school principal made his first appearance in court Tuesday morning on a charge he forged a former student's college placement test. Accompanied by his attorney, Sam Spain, Ronald W. McCutchen appeared before Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Swindle for arraignment on felony forgery...


The Southeast Missourian - State News
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies (11/27/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted they didn't see the shooting at all...

Missouri holiday travel off to semi-smooth start (11/27/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A small band of snow along a stretch of eastern Missouri briefly caused headaches for holiday drivers Wednesday, but otherwise it was smooth sailing for motorists on one of the busiest travel days of the year. At least a half-dozen semitrailers slid off Interstate 70 near Montgomery City while trying to make it up a hill before noon Wednesday, but there were no serious injuries, Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Paul Reinsch said...

Protests postpone St. Louis parade (11/27/14) ST. LOUIS -- The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in St. Louis has been postponed. Parade organizers cite community unrest that erupted after a grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death. They hope to reschedule before Christmas...

Audit: Mo. commission kept vets in dark (11/27/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims, according to Auditor Tom Schweich's report released Wednesday. Schweich's office found the Veterans Service Offices properly handled pension and disability claims but repeatedly failed to inform veterans about what actions they took...

Joplin church comes full circle since storm (11/27/14) JOPLIN, Mo. -- In the quiet, empty sanctuary of Unity of Joplin's building, rows of chairs and a handful of tables sit atop a recently restored hardwood floor. That flooring could have gone undiscovered if not for what at first appeared to be a tragedy, minister Gordon Keyler said...

Ferguson residents clean, hope for calm (11/27/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Ferguson business owners and residents spent Wednesday boarding up windows and clearing debris after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area...

Protesters across U.S. peaceful, disruptive (11/27/14) People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb...

ACLU's Missouri chapter suing Ozark fire agency (11/26/14) OZARK, Mo. -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing an Ozark fire department for denying spousal benefits to the wife of female fire captain, noting a local judge recently ordered Missouri to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Andi Mooneyham, a fire captain at the Ozark Fire Protection District, after she sought benefits for her spouse, whom she legally married in California in July, the Springfield News-Leader reported...

At least 18 injured in Ferguson-related protests (11/26/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Hospitals report having treated at least 18 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown...

Additional guardsmen dispatched to Ferguson (11/26/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out after the grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson. Nixon's office announced Tuesday the additional guardsmen will provide security at the Ferguson Police Department, which was at the center of protests late Monday and early Tuesday. ...

Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right' (11/26/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death. Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. He offered details of the Aug. 9 shooting like those contained in his grand jury testimony, released a day earlier after it was decided he wouldn't be indicted in the death...

Ferguson protesters rally across U.S. for second day (11/26/14) People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb...

Tough to make a case against police in shootings (11/26/14) WASHINGTON -- A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of making a case against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case...

Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle' (11/26/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, but by almost all accounts, Michael Brown was physically struggling with the officer through his open window moments before he was fatally shot Aug. 9...

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows U.S. racial problems (11/26/14) MOSCOW -- The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were among the sharpest from a foreign official as images of violent protests in Ferguson topped newscasts around the world. ...

Advocates want prescription pill tracking database (11/25/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri State Rep. Holly Rehder said Monday that after years of failed attempts, next session could finally mean a breakthrough for creating a prescription drug database. Rehder announced her plans to next week refile the legislation for the database alongside police and doctors in the Capitol...

St. Louis teens breaking down racial barriers (11/25/14) MAPLEWOOD, Mo. -- One of the St. Louis region's most racially diverse high schools is focused on breaking down barriers by talking about race and promoting understanding. The racial makeup of Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School's 350 students is about 47 percent white, 40 percent black and 4 percent Hispanic. ...


The Southeast Missourian - Local News
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Thankful: Woman gives foster children 'a second chance' (11/27/14) 2 At 8 years old, Jennifer Jones told her mom she wanted to be a foster parent when she grew up. Her mom told her she'd end up like the old lady in the shoe. "I said, "When I'm grown, I'm going to adopt all the kids who don't have any parents,'" she recalled. She wasn't sure where the urge came from at the time, and it still strikes her as odd now...

Be safe: It's prime time for deer collisions (11/27/14) Nearly every motorist has a story about close calls with a deer standing on or near a roadway. Colliding with a deer can be dangerous, but drivers can take steps as they travel during the Thanksgiving holiday to be more alert and possibly avoid an accident...

Southeast president offers Ferguson students a place to stay (11/27/14) In reaction to Monday's decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teen Michael Brown, Southeast Missouri State University is offering support services to students from that area...

Thankful: Hooper's generous spirit lives on in others he helped (11/27/14) The same day Dominic Hooper's obituary was printed in the Southeast Missourian, his name also appeared among those of students achieving the high honor roll at Scott City High School, where he was a senior. The achievements of the four-year honor student went beyond academics -- he was a member of the National Honor Society and the A+ program. ...

Road work 11/27/14 (11/27/14) Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane as the Missouri Department of Transportation crews make guardrail repairs to the bridge 1 mile north of U.S. 60. A MoDOT news release says the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Monday and Tuesday...

Fruitland rest area out of commission for now (11/27/14) Motorists traveling north along Interstate 55 this Thanksgiving holiday will have one fewer rest area available to them. The Missouri Department of Transportation received notice at 11 p.m. Tuesday of a structure fire at the Fruitland rest area at mile marker 108. General services manager for facilities Dave Belanger said a technician was sent to the site once MoDOT had received notice of smoke coming from both restrooms, but firefighters already were on the scene extinguishing the fire...

Thankful: Faith-based program leads woman to healing, happiness (11/27/14) Three years ago, Leah Fisher found herself mired in the doldrums of everyday family life. There was no great calamity, but after over 30 years of marriage, the all-too-common challenges of holding together a blended family had begun to overwhelm her...

Charleston teacher thankful to be alive after colon cancer treatment (11/27/14) If anyone has a lot to be thankful for this fall, it's Bill Foster. The Charleston Middle School language arts teacher almost died before being diagnosed with stage three colon cancer Feb. 3, but surgery eight days later and 12 rounds of chemotherapy have restored his health and given him a fresh start...

Vietnam veteran thankful for opportunity to serve others (11/27/14) When Prentiss Waltman takes veterans to medical appointments for Disabled American Veterans, it's with a sense of gratitude. A Vietnam veteran himself, of the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force, Waltman says his volunteer work is as rewarding to him as it is to veterans whose punctuality is crucial to their treatments from the Veterans Administration...

Thankful: A rough two years, but 'back pain Lord's way of showing me my cancer' (11/27/14) The Mueller family has much for which they are thankful, having finally reached the other side of more than two years of intense trials and tribulations. Marty Mueller has endured more in a short time than most people have in a lifetime. Two major back surgeries in the past two-and-a-half years, colon cancer a year-and-a-half ago, and a blood clot a year ago last summer have been grueling times for Marty Mueller...

Tailor Institute forges on, expands programming (11/26/14) The loss of a leader can destroy a group, leaving members struggling to continue without their uniting visionary. But sometimes it strengthens a group. For some, including staff and supporters of the Tailor Institute, such a loss means working harder and doing more...

University incubator closer to becoming reality (11/26/14) 2 Southeast Missouri State University's Creative Labs and Industries Incubator in downtown Cape Girardeau is moving along on several fronts. The incubator, which is designed to help students practice taking ideas and developing them into products and services, is planned for a two-story building in the 600 block of Broadway...

SEMO students call for justice in Ferguson (11/26/14) 50 Southeast Missouri State University students who gathered Tuesday on campus to protest Monday's grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, said they wanted an indictment of the white police officer who shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown and denounced related violence and destruction in and around St. Louis...

Guthrie pleads guilty to assaulting an officer (11/26/14) A Jackson man pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer in connection with a June 2012 confrontation with police. Lawrence Guthrie, 48, initially had been charged with one count each of domestic assault and armed criminal action and three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer...

Final ride (11/25/14) Members of American Legion Riders Post 369 of Benton, Missouri, escort the funeral procession Monday for U.S. Navy veteran Richard Bueltemann from St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau en route to the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. (Fred Lynch)...

Pseudoephedrine sales down in Missouri, but meth problem remains (11/25/14) 7 Methamphetamine crimes have been a chronic problem in Southeast Missouri. Modern technology and cooperation from local governments have significantly helped law enforcement officers combat the issue, but officials said the state has not yet managed to solve its meth problem...

Cape Girardeau School Board moves forward on bond issue (11/25/14) 1 Cape Girardeau School Board members reached consensus Monday on moving forward with a possible bond issue to address construction and renovation needs at Central Junior High, the Career and Technology Center and other facilities around the district...

Blind man goes hunting with help from sons, app (11/25/14) Blind for most of his adult life, a local man packed up a rifle and went on his first deer hunt last week with the help of his sons. "I can't say it's a habit or anything, but I have always liked hunting," said 51-year-old Danny Sisco of Doniphan, Missouri. "When I was younger I got out and walked in the woods, but I have never shot anything. Of course you have to see them to shoot them."...

Forecaster: Southeast Missouri won't be snowbound on Thanksgiving (11/25/14) Although the East Coast is in for a nor'easter over Thanksgiving weekend, Southeast Missouri should be normal, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s. David Humphrey, lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky, said no snow is predicted locally. There's a small chance of precipitation Wednesday, but right now, it looks like it might be rain showers...

Social welfare group becomes Empower Missouri (11/25/14) The Missouri Association for Social Welfare may have a new name, but its mission remains the same. During its annual conference in Jefferson City, Missouri, the social justice group unveiled its new name: Empower Missouri. It also unveiled a new blue and yellow logo...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (11/27/2014) at 02:15 PM

Today we take time for a day of thanks (11/27/14) Editor's note: The following is the editorial board's annual Thanksgiving Day editorial. Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest-home; All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin. -- Henry Alford (1810-1871) "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come"...

Speak Out Speak Out 11/27/14 (11/27/14) Yes, I think it's time that the people of Jackson congratulate the Jackson Indian football team for a great season. We are really proud of them, and we're sorry that they didn't get any further. But maybe next year. But we're still proud of them. Congratulations to all the boys. Good luck, boys...

Opinion Column 2016 presidential contest (11/26/14) Hillary Clinton, the heir apparent to the throne, may not find smooth sailing as many thought she would. The former first lady, secretary of state and senator has long been expected to walk into the Democratic presidential nomination with nary a concern...

Speak Out Speak Out 11/26/14 (11/26/14) I'll say it once. I'll say it again. I'll say it 10 times. I'll say it 20 times. I am proud of my Cape Central Tigers, cheerleaders and football players. They are going to the dome next Saturday. I went to school there in 1985, and I am so proud of the cheerleaders and so proud of the football players. They are going to the dome for the first time next Saturday. And I am so proud of you guys. You guys have made me so happy...

Editorial Helping those in need stay warm (11/26/14) Though the official start of winter is one month away, this area has already felt the chill and experienced some snow. There will be many more cold days ahead, and for most people it means increased utility bills. Missouri residents who meet standards may be eligible to receive assistance with the expense through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which is run through the Missouri Department of Social Services...

Opinion Column Putin's Pravda: The RT 'news' channel (11/25/14) Americans traveling abroad, or surfing through the approximately 200 channels delivered to most homes, sometimes stumble across an English-language channel: RT. Broadcasts feature entertaining and attractive hosts, hard-hitting stories on global issues, and a range of experts from the United States, U.K. and other nations commenting on world events...

Editorial We celebrate successful women among us (11/25/14) For 10 years the local Zonta organization, at an annual banquet, has recognized leading women for their success. Each year the nominees are impressive. These are women who have set goals and have reached them, and continue to strive for excellence. On Friday the organization held its annual luncheon and recognized several women...

Speak Out Speak Out 11/25/14 (11/25/14) I have to tell you, I'm not a big fan of Jackson. But that big American flag flying over city hall is majestic. I'm calling in about the Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials. An 8 percent increase in wages statewide for the elected officials? I'm looking to see who votes themselves the extra 8 percent. ...

Speak Out Speak Out 11/24/14 (11/24/14) A surprising thanks to uber conservative Phil Gramm for pointing out the growing wealth gap in the U.S. Kudos to both the Cape Girardeau Public Schools and Notre Dame Regional High School for receiving above average grades from the authoritative and comprehensive review given by the prestigious and online school ranking service, niche.com...

Editorial Celebrating the virtues of drug court (11/24/14) An addiction to drugs and alcohol is one of the most heartbreaking afflictions imaginable, particularly for surrounding family. They watch as their loved one turns into someone else. Addictions can turn people into thieves, liars and worse. They lead to bad, life-altering decisions, even suicide...

Speak Out Speak Out 11/23/14 (11/23/14) Winter salt; Petition; Inflation; County roads; Wealth gap; School rankings; Smoking problem; Voters overruled; Where's Obama; Thanks, government?; Thanksgiving; Constitution; Tracks repair; Jensen on Ferguson; American flag; State pay raise; Mail is late

Editorial Editorial: Matheny impresses despite emotional, challenging day (11/23/14) More than 1,600 people had the pleasure of hearing St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny give a talk about leadership on Monday at the Arrow Leadership and Success Summit, sponsored by Saint Francis Medical Center. But it may be the story behind the scenes that will leave a greater impression. More on that later...

Speak Out Speak Out 11/21/14 (11/21/14) Editorial support; Dividing nation; Gruber; School rankings; Wealth gap; Smoking problem; Voters overruled; Where's Obama; Thanks, government?; Thanksgiving; Constitution; Tracks repair

Editorial Opportunities to help children, elderly at Christmas (11/21/14) 'Tis the season for shopping and gift-giving. But while you buys gifts for friends a families, we hope you consider purchasing some for those in need as well. Each year the Southeast Missourian and the Jaycees team up with Toybox and Christmas for the Elderly. Toybox provides toys for children and Christmas for the Elderly provides assistance to seniors who struggle to make ends meet. A story has appeared in the Southeast Missourian about the programs, and we wrote an editorial recently as well...

Letter to the Editor Matheny talk was inspiring (11/21/14) I wish to express my appreciation to the Southeast Missourian and the Arrow for their efforts in bringing St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to our community. Mr. Matheny presented an engaging and well delivered speech that was simply outstanding. As a community member, and someone who works with college students, I found his message and focus on improving those things you have control over, as particularly relevant for our Southeast Missouri State University students...

Opinion Column The costs of war (11/20/14) According to a Congressional Research Service report dated March 29, 2011, the sixth continuing resolution for the federal budget for fiscal year 2012 shows approximately $806 billion in Iraq War costs. Keep in mind that this budgeted amount is after the drawdown of U.S. troops and operations. I mention this to give some perspective to future costs as some politicians are encouraging that U.S. forces return to Iraq to fight ISIS...

Editorial 'Fall for Dance' begins tonight (11/20/14) Students at Southeast Missouri State University will perform "a roller-coaster ride" of a show this week for "Fall for Dance." The annual concert features six different performances in a one-act show. The subject matter ranges from more serious and "dark" themes to happy themes. Artistic coordinator Hilary Peterson wanted the overall production to be optimistic and fun for the audience...

Speak Out Speak out (11/20/14) Pinocchio If Pelosi, Reid and Obama each were affected as Pinocchio was when telling a lie, I wonder which one would have the longest nose! Carbon deal Oh, wow, President Obama has just negotiated another of his famous deals in which the U.S. gives up a lot and the other country gives up very little. ...

Editorial Event today to celebrate, cultivate entrepreneurs (11/19/14) Job creation in today's economy doesn't come easy. Many big corporations are scaling back, reinventing themselves or moving jobs overseas. Many of the jobs created in the United States today are done so by entrepreneurs. This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week...

Opinion Column Column: Israel is living well but dangerously (11/18/14) Israel is a safe country, with crime rates lower than the U.S., most of Europe and East Asia. The daily safety of its citizens is even starker when compared to Africa, Latin America and most of its neighbors in the Middle East. Indeed, it is far more dangerous for the average American tourist to visit a major U.S. ...


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