Tag Archives: Missouri

MO Health Official Resigns Due To Threats By Cultists

“I’ve had strange cars driving back and forth past my house. I get threatening messages from people saying they’re watching me. “They followed my family to the park and took pictures of my kids. How insane is that? “I know it’s my job to be out front talking about the importance of public health — educating people, keeping them safe. …

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Poll Worker Knew COVID+ Status And Has Since Died

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: An election judge supervisor who had tested positive for COVID-19 broke quarantine, worked on Election Day and has since died, St. Charles County health officials said Thursday. The supervisor, who was not named, received a positive test from a private lab on Oct. 30, the health department said. The lab told the supervisor to quarantine …

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All Full: Kansas City Hospitals Turn Away Ambulances

The Kansas City Star reports: Some Kansas City area hospitals, facing their biggest influx of coronavirus patients since the pandemic began, are refusing ambulances because their beds are already filled, according to a leading doctor at St. Luke’s Health System. On Wednesday night, eight metro hospitals and emergency departments reported such high volumes of patients that they temporarily stopped accepting …

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St. Louis Cultists Plead Not Guilty On Gun Charges

The Associated Press reports: A St. Louis couple celebrated in some circles and vilified in others for waving guns at protesters marching on their private street pleaded not guilty to two felony charges at a brief hearing Wednesday. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both attorneys in their early 60s, were indicted by a St. Louis grand jury last week …

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MISSOURI: Grand Jury Indicts St. Louis Trump Cultists

St. Louis’s CBS News affiliate reports: A grand jury indicted Mark and Patricia McCloskey Tuesday on charges of exhibiting guns at protesters in a June incident in their neighborhood. Additionally, the grand jury added a charge of tampering with evidence for both members of the couple. The McCloskeys were in court Tuesday, but the case was pushed back a week …

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GOP Missouri Gov And Wife Test Positive For COVID

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Gov. Mike Parson postponed an event in St. Louis Wednesday and a debate on Friday after First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19. Later Wednesday, in a brief statement, Parson said he also has tested positive, but was awaiting the results of a second test to confirm that result. Earlier Wednesday, Kelli Jones, a …

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MO Radio Host Pulled Off Air After Slur Against Kamala

The Springfield News-Leader reports: A Missouri sports radio host was off the air Monday morning after making offensive comments Friday about vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. Nate Lucas, who hosts “The Nate Lucas Show” on Springfield’s Jock radio stations, …

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Missouri Becomes Sixth Red State To Expand Medicaid

Forbes reports: Voters in Republican-leaning Missouri supported a ballot measure to extend Medicaid benefits to more than 200,000 low-income adults in the latest vote testing the popularity of the Affordable Care Act during the Covid-19 pandemic. The vote by a narrow margin of Missourians to expand Medicaid under the ACA is a political blow to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who …

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Progressive Cori Bush Wins Missouri US House Primary

CBS News reports: Cori Bush, a nurse and Black Lives Matter activist, has ousted longtime Missouri U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary, according to The Associated Press. It’s the latest example of a progressive challenger topping a long-tenured Democratic incumbent. Clay has represented the state’s 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001. He succeeded his father …

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St. Louis Couple Charged With Felony Gun Brandishing

St. Louis’s ABC News affiliate reports: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has filed charges against a St. Louis couple who confronted protesters with guns in June, 5 On Your Side has learned. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the Central West End couple who confronted protesters June 28 with a rifle and a gun in Mayor Lyda Krewson’s neighborhood, have been …

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Missouri Gov: Schools Must Open Because Kids Who Get COVID There Will Just Go Back Home And “Get Over It”

“There’s data out there, there’s scientific evidence now of who this affects and who it doesn’t, and kids are the least likely to have a problem with this. “These kids have got to get back to school. They’re at the lowest risk possible, and if they do get COVID-19, which they will — and they will when they go to …

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Missouri Gov Vows To Pardon St. Louis Gun Brandishers

The Associated Press reports: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson told a radio host that based on the information he’s received, it’s likely he would pardon a white St. Louis couple if they are charged for brandishing guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion. Democratic Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is investigating Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both in their 60s, for …

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MISSOURI: Trump +7, Support In Key Groups Eroding

The Hill reports: President Trump has an edge over presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Missouri, but there are signs that his support there may be slipping, according to a Saint Louis University-YouGov poll released on Monday. The poll shows Trump garnering 50 percent of the vote in Missouri, putting him 7 points ahead of Biden. Among virtually every …

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St. Louis Couple Has History Of Brandishing A Gun

The Associated Press reports: The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property, according to an affidavit in an ongoing case. The McCloskeys and the trustees of Portland Place are involved in a three-year legal dispute over a small …

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Prosecutor: St. Louis Couple May Face Criminal Charges

The New York Post reports: The St. Louis lawyers who pulled weapons on protesters marching past their home are being investigated for possible criminal charges, the city’s lead prosecutor has revealed. Mark and Patricia McCloskey — who went viral after brandishing an AR-15-style rifle and a silver-colored handgun, respectively — were the only ones to lodge a police report over …

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Trump Retweets Clip Of Couple Pointing Guns At BLM

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump courted controversy on Monday – and perhaps sought to deflect attention from reports about Russia placing bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan – by retweeting news footage of a white couple in St Louis, Missouri who pointed guns at protesters marching for police reform. The president’s action came a day after he retweeted footage of …

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St. Louis Couple Points Guns At BLM Protesters [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Videos have emerged showing a married couple in Missouri pointing guns at protesters who were demanding the resignation of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Footage which appeared on social media shows a man holding a semi-automatic rifle and a woman pointing a handgun as hundreds of protesters march past their home in the Central West End neighborhood of …

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Hannity Rips Missouri Pool Party: “Please Wear A Mask”

The Hill reports: Fox News’s Sean Hannity ripped partygoers who flaunted social distancing guidelines at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend, stating that “if they get the virus and then are in contact with older and more vulnerable Americans, that could be a disaster for others.” The warning from Hannity comes after videos and photos went viral …

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MISSOURI: Travel Warning Issued After “Reckless” Party

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: St. Louis County Executive Sam Page issued a travel advisory Monday in response to videos of crowds cramming into pools at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend. Page’s order “urges those who ignored protective practices to self-quarantine for 14 days or until testing negative for COVID-19.” “This reckless behavior endangers countless people …

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Missouri Officials Condemn “Irresponsible” Pool Party

The Hill reports: Missouri officials on Monday slammed the “irresponsible and dangerous” behavior of people who crowded pools and patios at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams released a statement Monday warning people that the coronavirus pandemic is not over. “This Memorial Day, we caution that COVID-19 is …

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