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Missouri bill requires missing firearms to be reported

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:21:29 GMT

A proposed bill would impose penalties on Missouri gun owners who don't report a lost or stolen firearm within three days of discovering the item is missing. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that under the bill proposed by Democratic Rep. Bruce Franks, gun owners failing to file a report on a missing or stolen firearm could face up to $100 for the first violation and $1,000 for the second.




Today in History: January 23

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:42:03 GMT

On Jan. 23, 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called "Lame Duck Amendment," was ratified as Missouri approved it. In 1516, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, who with his late queen consort, Isabella of Castile, sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492, died in Madrigalejo, Spain.




The battle over who goes to which bathroom is only heating up

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:57:23 GMT

The new year was barely a few days old before "bathroom bills" started popping up in state legislatures around the country. Despite the political and economic smack-down that North Carolina experienced last year after passing its own effort to restrict public restroom rights for transgender people , more states might be following suit this year.




Duke heads to D.C. to participate in Trump's inauguration, Women's March on Washington

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:32:22 GMT

The Women's March in Washington, D.C. had about three times more people than Trump's inauguration, according to crowd scientists. Duke community members made their way to Washington D.C. this weekend for two very different events-President Donald Trump's Friday inauguration and the Women's March on Washington the next day.




Missouri man building home from old tires, other recyclables

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:27:01 GMT

A southwestern Missouri man is taking recycling to the extreme by building a house made from everything from old tires to cardboard and wood scraps from dilapidated barns. Jimmy Carter, 36, expects to complete what he calls his 3,500-square-foot "Carter Groundhouse Project" in about four years on his family's 260-acre farm near Jasper.




Severe storms: Death toll hits 16 amid Southeast tornadoes

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:05:23 GMT

The National Weather Service has expanded flash flood warnings across Southern California as a storm dumps rain at a rate of nearly three-quarters of an inch per hour The National Weather Service has expanded flash flood warnings across Southern California as a storm dumps rain at a rate of nearly three-quarters of an inch per hour Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced a recall of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.




More deaths reported after 16 die amid Southeast tornadoes

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:05:22 GMT

Authorities in San Antonio say one person is dead and five others have been injured after two men robbed a jewelry store in a San Antonio mall Authorities in San Antonio say one person is dead and five others have been injured after two men robbed a jewelry store in a San Antonio mall Fast-moving floodwaters swept through mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third _ and largest _ in the latest series of storms brought powerful rain Sunday and... Fast-moving floodwaters swept through mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third _ and largest _ in the latest series of storms brought powerful rain Sunday and warnings about damaging mudslides Emergency responders rushed to answer new reports of deaths and injuries Sunday evening in southern Georgia as violent storms already blamed for ... (more)




Central Missouri Ag Club Pie Auction nets $34,050 -

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:57:04 GMT

A German Chocolate pie made by Megan White, of Cole Camp, receives the honor of Grand Champion at the Central Missouri Ag Club Banquet and Pie Auction Saturday evening at the Pork Place on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The pie sold for $3,100 and was purchased by Starline Brass, of Sedalia.




Hot stuff: Mizzou professor helps invent temp-regulating mug

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:47:43 GMT

A University of Missouri professor hopes his invention of a new mug that maintains the coffee's temperature longer percolates into hot sales. Columbia professor Hongbin "Bill" Ma's company, ThermAvant International, and the university have a patent pending for what's called the Lexo mug, The Columbia Missourian reported.




Some question push for tougher penalties for attacking cops

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:42:55 GMT

Gov. Eric Greitens is pushing to toughen Missouri's already stiff penalties for attacking a police officer, reflecting similar efforts underway in other states and pleasing many in Missouri's law enforcement community, which has been on the defensive since the police killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson more than two years ago. Whether such changes are needed is debatable - among those who think they aren't is a fellow Republican lawmaker and legal expert who helped craft revisions of the state's criminal code that just took effect.




Some question push for tougher penalties for attacking cops

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:42:54 GMT

In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens speaks in Jefferson City, Mo. The newly seated Governor is pushing to toughen Missouri's already stiff penalties for attacking a police officer, reflecting similar efforts underway in other states and pleasing many in Missouri's law enforcement community, which has been on the defensive since the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson.




Some question push for tougher penalties for attacking cops

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:42:53 GMT

The newly seated Governor is pushing to toughen Missouri's already stiff penalties for attacking a police officer, re... JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Eric Greitens is pushing to toughen Missouri's already stiff penalties for attacking a police officer, reflecting similar efforts underway in other states and pleasing many in Missouri's law enforcement community, which has been on the defensive since the police killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson more than two years ago.




Landmark home on Elmerine Avenue shaped city history

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:32:59 GMT

In a Jefferson City neighborhood where several Missouri governors have made their home before being elected into the Executive Mansion, 1208 Elmerine Avenue hosted many a reception for newly elected governors as well as being home to former Gov. Jay Nixon. Called a "colonial revival" style in the 2008 survey of the Moreau Heights neighborhood by the State Historic Preservation Office, the home was built about 1924.




Leaving their mark on Missouri

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:10:01 GMT

Samuel Clemens' boyhood home is in Hannibal. The home became inspiration for some of his works, like "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."




Missouri, Kansas rallies against Trump draw thousands

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:56:14 GMT

Thousands of protesters, mostly women, gathered in Missouri's two biggest cities and Kansas' capital city in disapproval of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president. Packing a park across from Kansas City's landmark Union Station, the throng Saturday was urged by organizers to be vigilant about the new Trump administration's policies and not let their activism wane.




Missouri 18-year-old accused of stabbing grandmother

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:39:55 GMT

A St. Louis 18-year-old is jailed on $250,000 bond after being accused of wounding her grandmother during a stabbing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Destiny Harris was charged Friday with armed criminal action, kidnapping and property destruction.




1,000 Expected To Attend Women's March In D.C.

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:31:35 GMT

About 1,000 Missourians, including Sarah Potter, will march. Potter tells the Missourinet she helped organize the Women's March on Washington for Missouri and says the event is to showcase the need to expand women's rights and protect the rights of all people.