Archive - Sep 12, 2012

General Assembly overturns Nixon veto of contraception bill blocking Obama's mandate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With a razor thin margin in the Missouri House of Representatives, the Missouri General Assembly overturned Gov. Jay Nixons veto of legislation that would expand the state’s religious exemption for insurers.

The law, which takes effect immediately, will allow Missouri employers and insurers to chose not to provide coverage for contraception and abortion. It came in reaction to a new policy by President Barack Obama earlier this year requiring employers to cover contraceptive care.

Middle school girls take third place - Schenck, Chavez, and Mays bring home medals

Pictured is the middle school girls team: (no particular order) Alison Long, Kallista Stubblefield, Emily Lewis, Lucy Roth.  Not pictured Abby Grater.
Photos by John Tucker

Linn, Mo. - The big story at Saturday's cross-country meet was the middle school girl’s team taking third place.  Abby Grater led the lady rocks finishing in third place followed by Lucy Roth in 22nd, Emily Lewis 28th, Kallista Stubblefield 54th, and Alison Long in 59th.
Congratulations girls!

QUICK THOUGHT: Standing at Ground Zero seven months later and video of what I saw

Photo taken at Ground Zero of two New York Firefighters with Kyle Quick in April of 2011.

Do you remember Tuesday, September 11, 2001?  Can you recall exactly where you were when two planes crashed into both towers of the World Trade Center?  Have you been to ground zero?

BREAKING NEWS: Troopers forced to use lethal force in Tuesday's shooting

UPDATED: Wed. Sept. 12

St. Clair, Mo. – We just spoke with Sargeant Al Nothum, spokes person for Missouri State Highway Patrol, regarding Tuesday’s shooting involving two State Troopers, that took place on Highway K one fourth of a mile south of Highway 30 at a parking lot of MFA,

Sgt. Nothum said, “Two of our troopers from our Drug and Crime division had a prearranged meeting with the subject due to an ongoing investigation. Troopers had previously had several conversation with the suspect prior to their meeting.”

Statement by the President on the Attack in Benghazi

The White House -  I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.