Tag Archives: Missouri

Multiple Injuries In Missouri Amtrak Crash/Derailment

Kansas City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Missouri Highway Patrol has confirmed that an Amtrak passenger train has derailed in rural Missouri early Monday afternoon. Several train cars can be seen on their side in photos posted to social media shortly after the incident. The crash appears to have taken place near Mendon, Missouri. Amtrak has confirmed that several cars derailed …

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Greitens’ Ex-Wife Menaced After “RINO Hunting” Ad

The Associated Press reports: The family of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he released a violent campaign video in which he declares he’s “hunting” RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, the lawyer for his ex-wife said in court Thursday. Attorney Helen Wade said Sheena Greitens has received written threats, …

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Missouri GOP Leader Called Cops Over Greitens Ad

The Kansas City Star reports: Hours after former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens released a video saying he would hunt members of the Republican party who he considered not conservative enough, the Republican floor leader of the Missouri state Senate said he had contacted law enforcement. “We have been in contact with the Missouri Highway Patrol and hope that former Gov …

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Facebook Removes Greitens’ Murderous Campaign Ad

Kansas City’s NBC affiliate reports: A campaign ad released Monday on social media by U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens violated abusive behavior rules at social media sites Facebook and Twitter. The ad, released on Facebook and Twitter Monday morning, remains on Twitter though with the disclaimer that the video and tweet remain accessible “in the public’s interest.” A Meta spokesperson …

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POLL: Greitens +6 In Missouri GOP Senate Primary

The Hill reports: Disgraced former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens leads the field of Republicans vying for the party’s nomination to succeed retiring Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), according to a new poll from The Hill and Emerson College. The poll of 1,000 likely GOP primary voters in Missouri found Greitens notching 26 percent support ahead of the Aug. 2 nominating contest. …

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SCOTUS Rejects Law License Appeal By McCloskeys

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a St. Louis couple potentially facing indefinite suspension of their law licenses after they waved guns at a racial justice protest outside their home in 2020. Mark McCloskey, a personal injury attorney and Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, and his wife Patricia McCloskey drew national …

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GOP Rep Unveils Plan To Force Harris To Resign, Have Biden Appoint Trump As VP, Then Have Biden Resign

Raw Story reports: On Thursday, Rep. Billy Long (R-MO), a candidate for Senate in Missouri and an avid promoter of election conspiracy theories, put forward a bizarre new plan on Twitter for how he will get former President Donald Trump reinstated to office. Specifically, he said that he will get Vice President Kamala Harris to resign, have President Joe Biden …

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Police: Pastor Murdered Man Over Affair With His Wife

Baton Rouge’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Missouri husband has been charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting the man he says his wife was having an affair with, according to police. Matthew Dedmon, 47, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Joe Newburn, 57. Dedmon told investigators he is a pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Rogersville. …

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GOP Rep Blames Gun Violence On Abortion [AUDIO]

“When I was growing up in Springfield, you had one or two murders a year. Now, we have two, three, four a week in Springfield, Missouri. So, something has happened to our society. I go back to abortion, when we decided it was okay to murder kids in their mothers’ wombs. Life has no value to a lot of these …

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Far-Right Group Posts “Woke Map” Of Missouri Schools

The Huffington Post reports: A far-right Missouri organization has launched a disturbing map alerting followers to “hot spots” of so-called “woke” activity in the state. As of Monday, the 12 map locations all concerned educational institutions, and linked to articles, videos and tweets trashing things like critical race theory and diversity training. The information named at least 12 specific schools …

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Missouri Bans Pharmacists From Criticizing Horse Paste

The Daily Beast reports: When the Missouri state legislature on Wednesday passed a standard-issue licensure bill for physical therapists, few noticed a clandestine provision on its 32nd page banning pharmacists from telling patients about the potential dangers of using unproven drugs touted by conspiracy fringe groups as “forbidden cures” for COVID-19. The measure in the bill, passed unanimously by the …

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Internal Greitens Poll Shows Him +7 In MO Senate Race

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: Former Gov. Eric Greitens leads the pack in the race for the Republican nomination for Senate in Missouri, according to a poll conducted for his campaign. In the survey, Greitens led Rep. Vicky Hartzler 26% to 19%. State Attorney General Eric Schmitt was trailing in third at 14%, followed by Rep. Billy Long at …

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At This Weekend’s Christian Men’s Conference [VIDEO]

Jezebel reports: In this week’s edition of “Are Men Okay?,” we need to discuss the annual Christian men’s conference taking place in Missouri this weekend, in which, on Friday night, a monster truck drove off a giant ramp in an arena amidst shooting columns of flames against the soundtrack of really bad live electric guitar music. If and only if …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Gay MO Rep Rages At GOP Author Of Anti-Trans Bill: “I Grew Up Afraid Of People Like You”

The Springfield News-Leader reports: Local school districts in Missouri would be able to call elections on whether to ban transgender athletes from youth sports under a bill given initial approval by the House on Wednesday evening. A bill originally designed to audit the state’s voter rolls and tweak elections laws was amended by Rep. Chuck Basye, a Rocheport Republican, to …

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Missouri Man Charged With Assaulting Capitol Police

Kansas City’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man from Drexel, Missouri, located in Cass County, has been charged with assaulting law enforcement officers during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Cale Clayton, 41, faces charges of “assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, civil disorder, theft of government property, and related offenses,” according to a release from the U.S. Department …

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Missouri GOP Fails In US House Redistricting Battle

The Kansas City Star reports: The Missouri Senate approved a congressional map on Thursday, ending weeks of Republican infighting over how far to go in drawing GOP-leaning districts for partisan advantage. The map — approved in a 22-10 vote — was the result of a compromise among Republicans, including between GOP leaders and some members of the Conservative Caucus, a …

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McConnell Shrugs At Calls For Greitens To Drop Out

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday sidestepped saying if former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is running for Senate, should drop out in the wake of allegations of abuse by his former wife. “Well look I think all of the developments of the last 24 hours are things the people of Missouri are going to …

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Missouri GOP Senate Candidate’s Ex-Wife Accuses Him Of Repeated Physical Abuse, Threatening To Kill Himself

The Associated Press reports: Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, now a leading Republican Senate candidate, was physically abusive and demonstrated such “unstable and coercive behavior” that steps were taken to limit his access to firearms, according to new allegations from his ex-wife revealed in court records on Monday. The sworn affidavit from Sheena Greitens is part of an ongoing child …

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MO Bill Bans Abortions For Ectopic Pregnancies, Which Can Be Fatal To The Mother, Are Nonviable For Fetuses

The Hill reports: Missouri state Rep. Brian Seitz (R) introduced a bill in the state House that would ban the termination of ectopic pregnancies. These pregnancies, which occur when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube, can be life-threatening for the mother if left untreated, and the fetus can’t survive to be …

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Missouri GOP Rep’s Bill Allows Private Citizens To Sue Those Who Help Women Get Out Of State Abortions

The Washington Post reports: A prominent antiabortion lawmaker in Missouri, from where thousands of residents have traveled to next-door Illinois to receive abortions since Missouri passed one of the country’s strictest abortion laws in 2019, believes she has found a solution. An unusual new provision, introduced by state Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman (R), would allow private citizens to sue anyone …

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