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Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal

POSTED: 11:04 AM CDT Apr 19, 2014 
Missouri Governor Nixon vetoes bill that nullified federal gun laws
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -

Missouri Republicans have outlined a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing gun control laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights.
 
Under the bill endorsed by a Senate committee, federal agents who enforce those laws would be banned from future service in any state or local law enforcement agency.
 
The change comes as House and Senate backers try to reach a compromise on the legislation that has been passed separately by each chamber. The current version is pending in the Senate.
 
Supporters say the measure would make federal agents think twice before enforcing a gun control law. But the new approach is unlikely to sway opponents of the measure, who still say it is unconstitutional because states cannot nullify federal laws.
 

Woman injured in shooting in Brighton Friday evening

POSTED: 10:56 PM CDT Apr 18, 2014    UPDATED: 10:50 AM CDT Apr 19, 2014 
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BRIGHTON, Mo. -

Greene County Sheriff's authorities are investigating a shooting that injured a woman Friday evening in Brighton, Missouri.

Investigators believe the shooting was a domestic dispute over property off of Farm Road 6.  A woman suffered minor injuries after the bullet grazed her in the head.  She was taken to a Springfield hospital. 

Investigators took into custody a second person involved for questioning.

 

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Marionville Mayor: I agree with Frazier Miller's beliefs, not behaviors

POSTED: 07:36 PM CDT Apr 15, 2014    UPDATED: 04:56 PM CDT Apr 16, 2014 

VIDEO: Marionville mayor on Frazier Glenn Cross: I agree with him

MARIONVILLE, Mo. -

Kansas prosecutors filed state murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites over the weekend.

Johnson County District Attorney announced Tuesday the charges against Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller.  He's charged for the deaths of a 14-year-old boy, Reat Underwood; the boy's grandfather, William Corporon; and a woman, Terri LaManno.  The capital murder count is for the deaths of Corporon and Reat, said Johnson County district attorney Steve Howe.  The premeditated murder count is for the death of LaManno.

Cross, 73, lives in the Aurora area and his racist activities have long drawn the attention of hate-group monitors.

"He was always a little bit different," said Brent Kasinger, who knew Frazier Cross as Frazier Miller. "He was always real nice and polite. He was not shy, that's one thing. He was not a shy person at all. He spoke his opinion, which you know, you could respect that at least. You may not like his opinion, but at least you knew it. You knew exactly where he stood with him."

Marionville's new mayor, elected Tuesday, calls Miller a friend.

"He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people.  He respected his elders greatly, a long as they were the same color as him," said Mayor Daniel Clevenger. "Very fair and honest and never had a bit of problems out of him."

In addition to being mayor, Clevenger, also owns a repair shop.  He knew Miller by many names.

"When I first met him, he called himself Frazier Mais.  I think that was spelled Mais, if I remember right," he said.  "Then all of a sudden he started calling himself Frazier Miller."

Despite the name change, Clevenger said Miller's biased beliefs stayed strong.

"Kind of agreed with him on some things, but I don't like to express that too much," said Clevenger.

That hasn't always been the case.  Nearly a decade ago, Clevenger wrote a letter to the editor of the Aurora Advertiser.

"I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings," wrote Clevenger. "The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State's workforce."

The letter continued.

"Made a few Jews rich by killin' us off."

He also spoke of the "Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world's largest debtor nation."

Years later, Clevenger's views haven't seemed to change.

"There some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us.  We've got a false economy and it's, some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there," he said.  "The fact that the Federal Reserve prints up phony money and freely hands it out, I think that's completely wrong.  The people that run the Federal Reserve, they're Jewish."

After prosecutors charged Miller, known as Cross, with murder, Clevenger said his opinion of his friend has changed.

"It was shocking that he would do something like that, but knowing him and how much was built up inside of him, I can understand why he would be the one to do that," said Clevenger. "He didn't expect to live very long. So after he done this, I kind of speculated that he might be wanting to go out proving his point big time on that. I imagine when he goes to trial, he will be able to really state his views on things, and I think he's just wanting to go out with a bang."

Although Clevenger puts blame on some minorities, he said he stands firmly against violence.  He also said he doesn't hate anyone.

"I think it's terrible what Frazier did," said Clevenger. "He didn't have any right to do that and I think he should pay with his life."

Jasper School employee is accused of having sex with students

POSTED: 06:27 AM CDT Apr 16, 2014    UPDATED: 10:34 AM CDT Apr 16, 2014 
Janice Rusk
JOPLIN, Mo. -

Jasper County officers arrested a former school employee on charges that she had sexual contact with at least one student.  Janice Rusk, 42, of Jasper faces charges of statutory rape and statutory sodomy after an investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department.

The investigation began in March after the sheriff’s department received information that Rusk had sexual contact with several Jasper students while she was a special education teacher's aide.  The school district says she is no longer employed there.

The sheriff’s department says more charges are likely as the investigation progresses.  A judge set Rusk's bond at $5,000.

Fire destroys RV, backs up traffic on I-44

POSTED: 12:49 PM CDT Apr 12, 2014    UPDATED: 12:57 PM CDT Apr 12, 2014 
Rv Fire 6
STRAFFORD, Mo. -

No one was hurt when fire destroyed an RV on I-44 late Saturday morning. Crews from Strafford and other fire departments responded to the fire at the 86 mile marker in the eastbound lane of the highway.

As crews fought to put out the burning RV, the flames spread to the grass by the side of the highway. The fire forced the Missouri State Highway Patrol to stop traffic in the eastbound lane for a while. At least one accident occured in the backed up traffic.

No word on what caused the fire in the RV.

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Arkansas State Patrol finds missing sisters from Branson, arrests father

POSTED: 09:30 AM CDT Apr 11, 2014    UPDATED: 03:42 PM CDT Apr 11, 2014 
Fant girls from Branson taken by father
BRANSON, Mo. -

The Branson Police Department was notified that the Arkansas State Police arrested John Fant, who is charged with abducting his two young daughters on Thursday night in Branson.   The arrest was made in Boone County, Ark.  Farrah Fant and Delilah Fant are in protective custody.

Fant is charged with two counts of interference with custody, for which he could get four-year prison sentences if he's convicted. 

Descriptions of the suspect, the girls and the vehicle, a 2002 Toyota, were circulated widely by regional media.  A concerned citizen in Arkansas contacted a law enforcement agency after seeing Fant's vehicle. That call led directly to Fant's arrest and the recovery of the two girls.

100 volunteer buddies needed for Miracle League ball season

POSTED: 05:33 PM CDT Apr 07, 2014 

100 volunteer buddies needed for Miracle League ball season

City of Columbia dismissed from Ferguson lawsuit

POSTED: 07:51 AM CDT Apr 04, 2014 
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - -

A federal judge has dismissed the city of Columbia from a lawsuit filed by a man who spent more than 10 years in prison for murder before his convictions were vacated.
 
U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey issued an order last week dismissing the city from a lawsuit filed by Ryan Ferguson. The city was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be added to the lawsuit again in the future.
 
The city was one of 13 defendants in the lawsuit filed by Ferguson, who was convicted in the 2001 killing Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. He was released in November after his convictions were vacated.
 
The Tribune reports the dismissal is contingent upon it having no effect on Ferguson's remaining claims against the other defendants.

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Missouri Senate seeks tax break for exercise

POSTED: 07:13 AM CDT Apr 02, 2014 
Exercise, gym, people on bikes
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation intended to restore a tax exemption for exercise.

A bill given initial approval Tuesday night seeks to prevent state sales taxes from being collected on dues paid to fitness centers, gymnastics and dance studies, and other similar places.

Senators said the state Department of Revenue has been demanding large tax bills from some of those businesses. But lawmakers said they didn't intend for them to be taxed.

Missouri law charges sales tax on fees paid to places of "amusement, entertainment ... recreation, games and athletic events." The state Supreme court has interpreted that to apply to exercise and fitness clubs.

Sponsoring Sen. Bob Dixon, a Springfield Republican, said he doesn't consider exercise to be recreation or amusement.

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Fitness center bill is SB584.

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Senate: http://www.senate.mo.gov

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POSTED: 09:14 PM CST Mar 06, 2014    UPDATED: 09:34 PM CST Mar 06, 2014 

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade registration

POSTED: 09:14 PM CST Feb 05, 2014    UPDATED: 09:17 PM CST Feb 05, 2014 
St. Patrick’s Day Parade registration
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POSTED: 11:36 AM CST Jan 28, 2014 

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Rob Jones Journey

POSTED: 04:51 PM CST Jan 14, 2014 

SPRINGFIELD, MO. Rob Jones is a double amputee riding his bike across America to raise money for Veterans charities.

You can follow his travels or donate through his websites Rob Jones Journey or his facebook page.

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