Tag: Missouri

Coast Guard Ignored Calls for Safeguards Before Duck Boat Sank, Report Says

The federal agency investigating the sinking of a duck boat in Missouri last year that killed 17 people said the Coast Guard ignored warnings that it should adopt more stringent safety requirements for the amphibious craft. The agency, the National Transportation Safety Board, criticized the Coast Guard’s oversight of duck boat operations in a 14-page […]

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Teen whose last wish was funeral procession with sports cars dies from bone cancer

Alec Ingram in the hospital on Aug. 1, 2019. Picture from the “Alec Ingram’s fight with Cancer” Facebook page. WASHINGTON, Mo. (WDAF) – The family of a Missouri teen who fought a rare form of cancer says he’s at peace and no longer in pain. Fourteen-year-old Alec Ingram passed away on Thursday after battling osteosarcoma for […]

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Kansas City voters choose to rename Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Please enable Javascript to watch this video KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – What once was old is new again. On Tuesday, roughly two-thirds of Kansas City voters rejected the recently-renamed Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The ballot asked city leaders to revert to the former Paseo Boulevard name. The citizen petition-led drive scored a big […]

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Kansas City Votes to Remove Martin Luther King Jr.’s Name From Historic Boulevard

Since his assassination in 1968, more than a thousand streets have been named after Martin Luther King Jr. But after over a year of disputes and hostility, one city where you’ll no longer find a boulevard honoring the civil rights icon is in Kansas City, Mo. New York Times reports that on Tuesday, the community […]

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Bartender wins $50,000 after getting a lottery ticket for a tip

A bartender in Missouri got a massive tip when a customer left her a winning lottery ticket worth $50,000. It would sound like an unusual item to receive as a tip, but winner and Bleacher’s Bar staff member Taylor Russey told the Missouri Lottery that this was a normal occurrence for this particular customer. A bartender in […]

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Missouri Health Director Kept a Spreadsheet of Women’s Periods

Missouri’s top health official reportedly testified Tuesday that he once tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients through a spreadsheet. Dr. Randall Williams, the director of the state’s health department, was speaking before the Admistrative Hearing Commission tasked with determining the fate of the state’s last abortion clinic. He said the purpose of the […]

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Jury awards $20 million to police officer who said he was told to tone down his ‘gayness’

× Jury awards $20 million to police officer who said he was told to tone down his ‘gayness’ A jury has awarded nearly $20 million to a police officer in Missouri who alleged that his department discriminated against him over his sexual orientation and said he was told to “tone down your gayness.” St. Louis […]

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Man charged with murders of Wisconsin brothers who disappeared after farm visit

Please enable Javascript to watch this video BRAYMER, Mo. (WDAF) – Prosecutors released court documents Wednesday that shed light on what Missouri investigators say happened on July 21, the day two Wisconsin brothers disappeared north of Kansas City. The Caldwell County prosecutor charged 25-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson with two counts of first-degree murder in the […]

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19-year-old charged after allegedly mutilating, decapitating cat in Arby’s bathroom

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Editor’s note: Some readers might find the details in this story extremely graphic and disturbing.  LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – A 19-year-old faces charges for allegedly mutilating a cat in the bathroom of a Missouri Arby’s. Tanner Maggard has been charged with second-degree animal abuse and second-degree property damage […]

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New Illinois Abortion Clinic Anticipates Post-Roe World

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — When it opens just across the river from St. Louis this week, the new Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois will be one of the largest abortion clinics in the Midwest, set up to serve around 11,000 women a year with various health services, double the capacity of the clinic it is […]

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Brianna ‘BB’ Hill Becomes the 20th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

Screenshot: KCTV In what’s become far too common, another black trans woman has been killed. KCTV reports that on Monday morning, Brianna “BB” Hill was gunned down in the Vineyard neighborhood of Kansas City, Mo. When police arrived at the scene, the alleged shooter was present, according to Police Capt. Tim Hernandez. Authorities believe there […]

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2 Senior Black Congressional Leaders Take the Safe Route and Back Biden for President

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.); Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.)Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images for Yahoo Finance), Teresa Kroeger (Getty Images for Google) Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and G.K. Butterfield (D.-N.C.), both former chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus, are throwing their political weight behind Joe Biden in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Cleaver says […]

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Missouri Attorney General Refers 12 Catholic Clergy for Prosecution

The Missouri attorney general will refer a dozen men who previously served as Roman Catholic clergy for potential criminal prosecution, his office announced on Friday after a yearlong statewide investigation into clergy sexual abuse. The investigation found that 163 priests or clergy members were accused of sexual abuse or misconduct against minors. “Sexual abuse of […]

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A Federal Judge Just Blocked Another Abortion Ban That Challenges Roe v. Wade

A Missouri judge has temporarily blocked a law banning abortion as early as eight weeks into a pregnancy, just one day before the law would have taken effect. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs issued the order Tuesday after the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, which operates the last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, […]

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Missouri’s Eight-Week Abortion Ban Is Blocked by Federal Judge

A federal judge in Missouri blocked the state on Tuesday from enforcing a ban on abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy, enacted by Republican legislators this year as part of a national campaign to restrict abortion and perhaps prompt the United States Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade. Senior Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

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It’s Been a Deadly Summer for Black Children in St. Louis. State Lawmakers Are Poised to Do Absolutely Nothing

Demonstrators protest the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 17, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the third day of protests in the city following the acquittal of Stockley, who had been charged with first-degree murder last year following the 2011 on-duty shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith.Photo: Scott Olson […]

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