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Missouri Governor doesn't want teachers packing heat

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed teachers and other school staff members to carry firearms on campus.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 4 comments

Congressmen who voted for NDAA detention face voters on Aug. 5th

A round of primary elections is scheduled to take place on August 5th in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 3 comments

Bride-to-be killed on her way to her bachelorette party

Kansas City - Revelers became mourners when a woman’s life was cut tragically short in a vehicle en route to her own bachelorette party.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

Op-Ed: Same-sex marriage spreading like wildfire

Boulder - A leftist Colorado county this week began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. They don’t call it the People’s Republic of Boulder for nothing.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

Kenny Rogers to visit Children's Center and host benefit concert

Sikeston - Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers is a man with a big heart. He will be visiting the Kenny Rogers Children's Center on June 1 and he will be hosting a benefit concert.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Missouri shop offers free fudge to 300+ lb people on Fat Tuesday

A recently-opened candy shop in Missouri is taking the concept of Fat Tuesday to a whole new level by offering free fudge to anyone over 300 pounds today only.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

Family discovers woman's death on Facebook after tragic fire Special

When 45-year-old Leah Tarkington passed away on Jan. 16, there was confusion about her death. Tarkington's body had been found inside a shed in the yard of her father’s home after firefighters extinguished a large fire late that afternoon.
Digital Journal Report by Angela Atkinson

Some U.S. states may return to firing squad for executions

With European manufacturers boycotting the sale of the drugs normally used to painlessly execute prisoners in the United States, some politicians are panicking. Now they are looking for alternative methods to kill.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 15 comments

Missouri congress fails to override gun veto

The attempt to override the Governor’s veto in Missouri fell one vote short on Wednesday. Had it passed, it would have nullified several federal gun control measures.
In the Media by Justin King

5 videos of the Oklahoma tornado you need to see now

Spreading fast across the Web are these five videos showing stunning footage of the deadly Oklahoma tornado, which has killed nine and injured at least 75 people. In one video, a meteorologist's car is flung 200 yards by a surging tornado.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 8 comments

Missouri overpass collapses after freight train collision

Chaffee - A section of a highway overpass collapsed before dawn Saturday in rural southeastern Missouri near Chaffee, 15 miles southwest of Cape Girardeau, after about a dozen rail cars derailed and struck the support pillar.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Police respond to movie theater 'active shooter' publicity stunt

Jefferson City - During the opening weekend of "Iron Man 3", Goodrich Capital 8 Theaters held a publicity stunt, with a man in full tactical gear, carrying a fake gun, entering the cinema. Police and several customers were not amused.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

New oil spill from ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline despite shut down

Doniphan - While very much smaller than the recent Mayflower, Arkansas spill, this new rupture causes even more concern over the aging Pegasus pipeline. (Video update).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Photo Essay: Kansas City is full of fountains and history Special

Kansas City - There are many reasons to visit Kansas City including its beautiful fountains and fascinating history. Tourists will make unexpected discoveries and wonderful memories in this heartland city.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 2 comments

Pit bull puppy dragged behind truck survives and is recuperating

A puppy that survived being dragged down a Missouri interstate two weeks ago has undergone surgery and is recuperating. Medical staff overseeing the puppy are cautiously optimistic.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Preacher's speech against gay rights comes to stunning conclusion

Springfield - This past summer, a bill that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to the Springfield Missouri's non-discrimination statutes was introduced by two members of the city's council.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Missouri taxpayers to pay extra $55 million into state pensions

Kansas City - Critics argue that the Missouri state pension plans have been underfunded for quite some time and have been overly optimistic in their projections. This is part of the reason why taxpayers will pay an additional $55 million next year into these plans.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Akin posts video apology as damage control after rape gaffe

Instead of dropping out, embattled U.S. politician Todd Akin withstood pressure to withdraw as a Republican Senatorial candidate from Missouri by releasing an apology.
In the Media by Alex Guibord - 1 comment

Mitt Romney calls on Republican Rep. Todd Akin to quit race

Washington - Tuesday, Mitt Romney called on embattled Republican Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race over Akin’s controversial and offensive remarks on rape and abortion.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 1 comment

Legitimate rape comment draws ire of Democrats and Republicans

Saint Louis - Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin, appearing Sunday on The Jaco Report on FOX 2, responded to a question regarding abortion in the case of rape by saying "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Missouri man finds pre-Prohibition whiskey hidden in his attic

Saint Joseph - A Missouri man was doing some repair work in his home when he stumbled upon a stash of pre-Prohibition whiskey underneath the floorboards in his attic.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Japan/Missouri face clean-up of thousands of dead sardines & fish

Around the world, the number of dead zones, some of which are naturally occurring, increased from 149 in 2003 to more than 200 in 2006, according to a 2008 report by the United Nations Environmental Program.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 2 comments

UFO: Missouri residents report hovering orbs in night sky

Blue Springs - Residents of Blue Springs, Missouri, say that in the the past two weeks they have seen lights appearing as light orbs hovering in the night sky. The Missouri UFO Network is investigating, and government agencies say they have not identified the objects.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Will Joplin's Jim Bob's Steaks & Ribs be back? Special

Joplin - An EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, and at least two businesses, one a hometown favorite for almost 20 years, have yet to reopen one year later.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 1 comment

Joplin, Missouri businesses open one year after the EF-5 tornado Special

Joplin - On the one-year anniversary of the tornado that devastated Joplin, businesses have reopened and lost co-workers and customers are remembered.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

UFO: Missouri witness reports unidentified entity skull finding

What do you think this Missouri witness found? Do you think this witness found some kind of unusual rock? Did the witness find a terrestrial animal skull? Or, do you think that this witness found an alien skull?
In the Media by Raymond Samuels - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Pastor Sean Harris, remember his name

Fayetteville - Pastor Sean Harris of North Carolina makes news regarding his remarks advocating abuse by parents of children who exhibit homosexual tendencies. His sermon was in reference to the Amendment to Ban Same-Sex Marriage in N.C.
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano - 4 comments

Missing Great Danes remain a mystery Special

A recent rash of missing dog cases has some Missouri residents worried about their canine friends. One breed in particular, Great Dane, is affected.
Digital Journal Report by Kevin Jess - 1 comment

Missouri History Museum seeking women's underpants

Saint Louis - Have some old, potentially embarrassing underwear hidden away in the back of your dresser drawers? Good news: the Missouri History Museum will take them off your hands.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 2 comments

Residents mystified after garage door openers stop working

Saint Charles - In a mysterious occurence, residents on one street in St. Charles County, Missouri have all had garage door openers stop working.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments
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IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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John Cochran VA Medical Center in Missouri.
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John Cochran VA Medical Center in Missouri.
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Home Depot.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Home Depot. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Stuffed Grizzly Bear at Bass Pro Shops.  Springfield  MO  April 2012.
Stuffed Grizzly Bear at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012.
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Entrance to Bass Pro Shops original store.  Springfield  MO  April 2012.
Entrance to Bass Pro Shops original store. Springfield, MO April 2012.
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Pizza Hut on S. Range Line - rebuilt and now hiring.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Pizza Hut on S. Range Line - rebuilt and now hiring. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Alligator gar at Bass Pro Shops.  Springfield  MO  April 2012
Alligator gar at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012
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Academy and Goodyear stores open.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Academy and Goodyear stores open. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Route 66 items for sale at St. James Winery off I-44.  St. James  MO
Route 66 items for sale at St. James Winery off I-44. St. James, MO
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IHOP  seen on left  is under construction.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012.
IHOP, seen on left, is under construction. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012.
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Jim Bob s Steaks & Ribs.  Joplin  MO
Jim Bob's Steaks & Ribs. Joplin, MO
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Alligator snapping turtle at Bass Pro Shops.  Springfield  MO  April 2012
Alligator snapping turtle at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012
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Academy Sports+Outdoors.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Academy Sports+Outdoors. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Pizza Hut and foundation of former Sonic on S. Range Line.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Pizza Hut and foundation of former Sonic on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Fountain with National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial in background.  Kansas City  MO
Fountain with National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial in background. Kansas City, MO
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Pastor Sean Harris  Fred Phelps Protests  LGBT Protests
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Pastor Sean Harris, Fred Phelps Protests, LGBT Protests
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View of downtown skyline.  Kansas City  MO
View of downtown skyline. Kansas City, MO
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Site of the former Sonice Drive-in on S. Range Line.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Site of the former Sonice Drive-in on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Fountain at Country Club Plaza.  Kansas City  MO
Fountain at Country Club Plaza. Kansas City, MO
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