Archive - Aug 20, 2012

Republicans want Akin to rethink Senate bid

Missouri News Horizon
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing mounting pressure from national Republicans to rethink his candidacy, after a string of public blunders that was capped during an interview over the weekend.

Leaders are outraged over comments he made during an interview with KTVI on Sunday in which he was asked whether he supported abortion rights in cases of rape. He responded that doctors have told him "if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

Burn victim flown to Mercy Med Center

New Haven, Mo. – Monday afternoon at 12:17 p.m. New Haven EMS responded to Mar Chem Coated Fabrics off Orchard Street for a burn victim.

New Haven Fire was also dispatched to set up a landing zone for a helicopter to land behind the Assumption church.

Dust issue on Miller Street is being addressed

New Haven, Mo. – Phase two of the Miller Street project has progressed with little disturbance to residents in the construction area.  However citizens have asked about what is being done to reduce the amount of dust.

We spoke with City Administrator Steve Roth about this issue earlier this morning. 

Akin “legitimate rape” comment draws criticism from own party

Missouri News Horizon
Todd Akin’s U.S. Senate campaign is on lock down today, after a week of public statements that have drawn opposition from fellow Republicans that was capped on Sunday by his comments about rape.

In an interview with KTVI on Sunday, Akin was asked whether he supported abortion rights in cases of rape. He responded that doctors have told him if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

The comments drew immediate outrage from his Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

State Fair’s Sale of Champions Auction Supports Missouri Youth

Sedalia, Mo. - The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day Saturday, Aug. 18.  The annual Sale of Champions was a highlight of the day raising $119,900, which will be used to support Missouri youth involved in agriculture. 

MDC offers bright side for drought-lowered fishing ponds

Photo by Kaylin Bade

Bill Graham, MDC,
KANSAS CITY, Mo
-- There are some upsides to this summer’s withering heat and drought conditions that have lowered pond and lake levels.

In ponds with deep enough water for fish to survive, the big fish are eating well. For pond owners, low water offers a good time to make improvements in ponds that can help in future drought.