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Camden County Museum Begins Preparations for Civil War Reenactment

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:47:31 GMT

Every three years the Camden County Museum does a Civil War reenactment at the gun club. Valerie Thomas is the coordinator for the event and she says the roots of the Civil War run deep in Missouri.

Missouri Baptist University president to retire

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:35:40 GMT

R. Alton Lacey, who has served as president of Missouri Baptist University in Creve Coeur for more than two decades, plans to retire next year.

How Unhinged Media Bias Cost Me My Job

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:53:24 GMT

Everyone has bias. When we see print and media journalists claim to be neutral holding allegiance only to the truth, we certainly long to believe that is true.

Severe storms, flooding to threaten holiday activities across central US this Memorial Day weekend

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:01:45 GMT

Another period of volatile weather is expected across some storm-weary regions of the country during the Memorial Day weekend. "A storm system developing over eastern Kansas on Saturday will spread the threat of severe weather from Topeka, Kansas, to St Louis and south toward Little Rock, Arkansas," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Brown.

Who's behind the humor of the witty signs along Missouri highways and interstates?

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:07:09 GMT

Driving along any major Missouri interstate or highway, humor is splashed across several of the Missouri Department of Transportation electronic message boards. "I don't know who decides what to put on there, but it's pretty funny.

20-foot python on the loose in Missouri

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:25:30 GMT

Giant 20-foot Burmese python dubbed 'SS Wraps' is on the loose in Missouri after it escaped its owner's home Ben Trexel III last saw his pet serpent on May 18, before a branch crashed through his roof during a storm Trexel, a pizza deliveryman, has been raising the python or nine years, since it was a six-inch-long hatchling Trexel, 30, who has four young children, says SS Wraps means a lot to his family and he oes not want him harmed Somewhere in the Missouri Ozarks, there is a 20-foot Burmese python on the loose, and its owner desperately wants his slithery pet back.

Should a limited public option be part of health care reform?

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:10:31 GMT

It's easy to lose track of important information when other stories get in the way. Russia, the budget, terror attacks and White House intrigue suck up a lot of oxygen.

Crime 21 mins ago 4:23 p.m.Man pleads guilty to stolen valor, has history of fraud

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:31:08 GMT

This mugshot was taken when Mark B. Chartrand, 46, was arrested in St. Louis in 2015 for passing bad check of more than $500. On May, 25, he pleaded guilty to posing as a purple heart recipient to defraud people in California.

Democrats focus on voting rights to fight Trump's voter fraud commission

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:53:32 GMT

Democrats focus on voting rights to fight Trump's voter fraud commission The DNC is launching a new voting commission to combat voter suppression Check out this story on WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee is launching a new voting commission to combat a recently announced Trump administration effort - to investigate voter fraud - which Democrats fear will lead to voter suppression in poor and minority communities. The commission will document and report on "voter suppression tactics" and make recommendations for strengthening access to the polls for all Americans, according to a statement provided to USA TODAY.

Alton murder suspect apprehended in Maplewood, Missouri by U.S. Marshals and Alton Police

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:52 GMT

Alton Police Chief Jason "Jake" Simmons told Cameron D. Matlock, 25, was apprehended while "hiding out" in Maplewood, Missouri late Wednesday afternoon. Matlock was charged with one count of first degree murder, one count of armed robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon following the murder of Derrance Taylor, 34, early in the morning hours of May 14, 2017 in the 900 block of Union in Alton.

Drunk driver gets 16 years for Kansas crash that killed Newark man, passenger

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:02:16 GMT

A Missouri who admitted driving drunk has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for causing a wreck in Topeka that killed a Newark man and a woman from Texas. Fernando De Jesus Osorino was sentenced Friday for two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of driving under the influence.

Gov. Greitens requests federal aid for state's 'historic' flooding

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:46:33 GMT

According to the governor's camp, the flooding led to hundreds of rescues and evacuations, as well as major damage and destruction to hundreds of homes and businesses. "As soon as safely possible, damage assessment teams began operating all over Missouri.

Missouri House advances utility rate bill to Senate

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:19:41 GMT

Lawmakers in the Missouri House have given final approval to a measure that could lower utility rates to certain companies in the state. The bill will allow the Public Service Commission to consider lower utility rates than what's allowed under state law for steel works facilities or aluminum smelters.

19,000 could lose insurance in Missouri

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:13:16 GMT

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 24 at 5:42PM EDT expiring May 24 at 11:00PM EDT in effect for: Highlands, Lee Coastal Flood Statement issued May 24 at 5:06PM EDT expiring May 25 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Pinellas Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 24 at 2:50PM EDT expiring May 24 at 11:00PM EDT in effect for: Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Lee, Polk Coastal Flood Watch issued May 23 at 2:32PM EDT expiring May 25 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Pinellas Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is the latest insurer to announce it is withdrawing from Obamacare next year, citing big losses and uncertainty. The move would leave nearly 19,000 residents in Western Missouri without a coverage option unless another carrier steps in.

Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's Daughter After 'Wrestling Moves': Cops

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:37:12 GMT

A Missouri man and woman have been charged in the death of a toddler who cops say was severely injured by the man's "wrestling moves." Richard Gamache, 24, is charged with first-degree child abuse related to the death of a 2-year-old Jefferson County girl, identified only as "A.C.," who was found having seizures when EMS responded to a 911 call on May 16. Emergency crews said the girl's body had multiple bruises and she was immediately transported to a hospital for further treatment, according to a probable cause statement.

University of Missouri introduces new chancellor

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:16:14 GMT

This 2014 photo provided by the State University of New York shows Alexander Cartwright, the provost and executive vice chancellor at the university. The University of Missouri System is set to hire Cartwright to run its flagship campus in Columbia, two years after the previous chancellor resigned amid protests over racial concerns on campus.

University of Missouri introduces new chancellor

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:16:13 GMT

A top New York state university administrator hired to oversee the University of Missouri's flagship campus faces thorny challenges, including pending budget cuts and lingering racial discord that school officials have partly blamed for slumping enrollment. Alexander Cartwright, the provost and executive vice chancellor State University of New York, was introduced Wednesday as the Columbia campus' first permanent chancellor since R. Bowen Loftin resigned under pressure in November 2015.