Month: September 2016

Governor today grants 14 pardons to those who have become law-abiding citizens

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Gov. Jay Nixon today granted pardons to 14 individuals, each of whom has completed his or her sentence and become a law-abiding citizen. “These individuals have successfully completed the terms of their sentences and have become productive members of society,” Gov. Nixon said. “I take my authority to grant pardons seriously, and after a careful review of each of these individuals, I have found them worthy of this action.” Those granted pardons are: David Newell, who was placed on a two-year term of probation after being convicted in Stoddard County in 1970 of burglary and stealing....

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Hurricane Matthew strengthens as coastal evacuations underway

CRITICAL UPDATE: 12:46 PM, 10/6 Reports form an Air Force plane indicate that Hurricane Matthew has continued to strengthen. Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is possible, and Matthew should remain a Category 4 hurricane while it approaches the Florida coast. Matthew is centered at 11 a.m EDT about 25 miles (40 km) west-northwest of Nassau and 180 miles (290 km) southwest of W. Palm Beach, Fla. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Central and Northwest Bahamas,...

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MDC reminds hunters feral hogs can’t be taken on conservation areas

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – “REMINDER: You may not hunt feral hogs on conservation areas starting today. Learn more below. — Joe@MDC At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The new regulation prohibiting hog hunting on MDC areas does not apply to private property. The Commission’s decision followed consideration of feedback received during a public comment period on the topic that ended in May....

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South Carolina school shooting victim fighting for life

GREENVILLE, South Carolina- Family members have given updates on the condition of Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old shot at Townville Elementary on Wednesday. They say he is in intensive care and his prognosis is not favorable after a severed femoral artery by gunshot has caused apparent brain injury. “As you all know, our nephew Jacob Hall was one of the victims in the senseless shooting at Townville Elementary Wednesday afternoon. The support and love that has been shown by the entire state has been overwhelming and very much appreciated. Jacob is a very sick little boy and is fighting for his life....

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Rolla Police Department sets record straight about Creepy Clowns

ROLLA, Missouri-  It appears the Rolla, Missouri Police Department took the unusual step of doing some investigative journalism of its own to set the record straight about Creepy Clown sightings. In the end, they concluded there is nothing to be worried about in the city right now. “CREEPY CLOWNS IN ROLLA!!!!!!!…..are not real. Well they are, but they aren’t. How do I know? Because I spent the entire day investigating them. So here is what I’ve found. In Rolla there have been several instances where “people” have seen creepy clowns. There were two creepy clowns with Facebook accounts who...

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