Author: Bill

Springfield police seek missing and endangered child with autism

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri- The Springfield Police Department says they are investigating a report of a missing and endangered juvenile and is asking for the public’s assistance. Brayden Jessen, 12, left Great Circle at 1212 W. Lombard at approximately 8:15 a.m. today and was last seen running westbound on Lombard. Police say Jessen has autism, is low-functioning and has the potential to harm himself. He is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 142 pounds and has dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, brown pants with zippers on the sides and gray shoes. Anyone...

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MSHP Water Patrol To Begin Annual Buoy Audit May 1

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the following: The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division will be conducting their annual buoy audit beginning May 1, 2018. The division manages thousands of buoy permits, which must be maintained by the individual permit holders. The annual audit involves verifying the permit holder still owns the property associated with the permit, ensuring the buoy is placed properly, and confirming the buoy displays the correct markings. Additionally, the buoy must be well maintained and the markings...

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Dick’s will destroy all assault-style sporting rifles pulled from shelves

PITTSBURG, Pennsylvania- Dick’s Sporting Goods said on Tuesday that it plans to destroy all the assault-style firearms and accessories it pulled from shelves in reaction to the school shooting in Parkland Florida. Dick’s is based in the Pittsburgh area. The company’s decision to destroy the guns was first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. ““We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our February 28th policy change,” a spokeswoman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations.” The Post-Gazette...

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Statement by President George W. Bush on the Passing of Mrs. Barbara Bush

Statement by President George W. Bush on the Passing of Mrs. Barbara Bush DALLAS, Texas-  Via the Office of President George W. Bush: “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my...

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Waynesville students said to be planning walkout over school gun violence

WAYNESVILLE, Missouri- According to a posting that is being circulated online, a group of Waynesville students are planning a walkout on Friday the 20th at 10 a.m. to bring awareness to gun violence in schools. Below is the copy made available to a Pulaski County news source, apparently by the student group: “The Waynesville High School students are leading a demonstration in honor of lives lost in school violence, political legislative inactivity, and our ability as a student body to unite together. This demonstration is not about a singular issue, but rather that our school cares about the safety...

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