Month: January 2017

Neil McGill Gorsuch expected to be Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia– Neil McGill Gorsuch is expected by many to be Donald Trump’s pick for Supreme Court Justice. The Harvard and Oxford graduate was nominated by George W. Bush in, 2006, and confirmed by the Senate for his seat as an Associate Judge of the United States Supreme Court. He is the son of Anne Burford, the first female head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Gorsuch is a proponent of originalism, the concept that the Constitution should be interpreted as the Founding Fathers would have interpreted it, and of textualism, the idea that statutes should be...

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Governor says budget address will be moved to Nixa school to focus on students with special needs

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri-  Governor Eric Greitens says the state budget presentation will be made in Nixa at school that serves children with special challenges. His mother was an early childhood teacher of students with disabilities. “On Thursday, we’ll roll out our budget. But we aren’t going to do it in Jefferson City. We’re holding our budget address in Nixa, in a public school facility that serves children with special needs. Our state’s budget affects real people. And we take that responsibility seriously. It’s our job to decide how to distribute the money that comes in, and the truth is, less...

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Cab ride leads to domestic abuse investigation and arrest of man for assaulting pregnant girlfriend

LEBANON, Missouri- Lebanon police say that a call from a concerned cab driver led to the arrest of 31 year-old man for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend Tuesday. In the report,  the officer said  she was dispatched to the 300 block of North Washington for a well-being check in the early morning. This came after  a Lebanon cab driver told police that a “hysterical” pregnant female had been picked up near Lebanon High School.  Investigation found an 18 year-old  female of Lebanon  had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Police arrested the man on suspicion of 2nd degree domestic assault and placed the...

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Sleeping Lebanon driver crashes on I-44 injuring passenger

PHELPS COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that a sleeping man from Lebanon crashed on I-44 early Tuesday morning. The incident happened at the mile marker 172. The driver of the car was identified as Stephen Branch, 31. His passenger, Jobrina Dailey, 39, also from Lebanon, was taken by ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Troopers say Branch was westbound when he left the right side of the roadway after dozing off. He then over-corrected and went off the left side of the road striking an embankment. The 2016 Dodge Dart received moderate damage....

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Gunman charged in mosque shooting that killed six in Quebec

QUEBEC CITY- CTV says a  27-year-old man has been identified as the lone suspect in a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque, where six were killed and five others critically injured during evening prayers on Sunday. Alexandre Bissonnette of Quebec City was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder on Monday. In an afternoon press conference, an RCMP spokesperson said that additional terrorism-related charges may be forthcoming. Vigils for the slain men were held across the country on Monday, drawing scores of mourners, according to the report. “I think it’s necessary for the...

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