Author: Bill

Last man to walk on the moon, Astronaut Gene Cernan dies

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida- N.A.S.A. has announced that Euguene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, surrounded by his family. Photo gallery of Eugene Cernan Cernan, a Captain in the U.S. Navy, left his mark on the history of exploration by flying three times in space, twice to the moon. He also holds the distinction of being the second American to walk in space and the last human to leave his footprints on the lunar surface. He was one of 14 astronauts selected by NASA in October 1963. He piloted the Gemini 9...

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Civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis addresses FBI staff

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-  On January 12, 2017, the FBI says  longtime civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis visited their headquarters and spoke to Bureau employees during a commemorative program heralding the legacy of the man who invited Lewis to join his civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Introduced by FBI Director James Comey, Lewis—the son of sharecroppers—spoke of his childhood in rural Alabama and hearing his parents tell him “that’s the way it is” when he questioned signs that marked the water fountains and bathrooms African-Americans could use. “Don’t get in the way,” his parents cautioned their son. “Don’t get into trouble.” But according to Lewis, by 1955—when he was 15 years old—Dr. King and Rosa Parks “inspired me to find a way to get in the way,” the FBI press release reported. And over the next five decades, he found many nonviolent ways to combat racism and segregation—including taking part in lunch counter sit-ins, joining up with King and taking part in the Freedom Rides, speaking at the 1963 March on Washington, organizing the Selma to Montgomery March, and working toward the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. “Voting,” said Lewis, “is the most powerful nonviolent tool that we have, and everybody must use it to make the world a better place.” During his remarks, Lewis appealed to FBI employees—who gave the...

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Stolen guitar, amp recovered and suspect charged with burglary

LEBANON, Missouri- On Thursday Lebanon police said they recovered a stolen electric guitar and amplifier, they also arrested a burglary suspect in connection with the incident. Police said that the 23 year-old theft  victim came to the police department and reported his musical equipment was taken from his girlfriend’s residence in the 700 block of Parkhurst. According to the police report, the victim said that his neighbor witnessed a 21 year old white male from Lebanon entering the apartment. Police then responded to the suspect’s apartment and met with the suspect’s girlfriend. The LPD officer said the girlfriend allowed the apartment to be searched and the stolen items...

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Three stabbed in Camden County, suspect sought as residents advised to lock doors

UPDATE: According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, the stabbing suspect has been taken into custody. “Suspect in stabbing on Horseshoe Bend has been taken into custody without further incident. Name being withheld until formal charging. Thank you to all the officers assisting in this situation.” CAMDENTON, Missouri- The Camden County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that three people were stabbed today on Carol Road this Sunday afternoon and a male suspect is being sought. The address listed by the sheriff’s office is in the Village of the Four Seasons. Deputies arrived at the address at 3:58 today to...

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Suspect sought for shooting at MSHP trooper

MARSHALL, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says they are seeking parole violation suspect Troy Bateman in connection with shots being fired at a trooper Friday night. Bateman, 35, of Marshall, MO, wanted in questioning in the incident. The patrol says if you observe the suspect, please use extreme caution and do not attempt to make contact with him. According to the MSHP, a trooper attempted  to pull over a Bateman for a traffic violation on Route EE at 160th Street in Saline County, Missouri. The suspect failed to  stop, but then slid off the road, jumped from the car and ran...

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