Author: Bill

Seahawks players considering “group action” in National Anthem protest

SEATTLE, Washington- The Seattle Times writes Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who said he plans to continue to sit during the national anthem this season, may not be doing so by himself when the team opens the regular season Sunday against Miami. Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he is also considering sitting during the anthem before Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. kickoff at CenturyLink Field while linebacker Bobby Wagner said the team has been talking about a group action. “I have (considered it),” Baldwin said before Seattle’s practice Wednesday afternoon. “I want to make sure I get all of my ducks in...

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Female student dead in Western Texas school shooting, officer may have been injured by friendly fire

BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas KWES  is reporting a female student died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Alpine High School in Alpine, TX, according to Brewster County Sheriff Ronnie Dodson. The shooter – a female student at the school – turned the gun on herself after shooting another student in the lower extremities, Dodson told radio station KVLF. It is not confirmed if the injured student is male or female, but is at Big Bend Medical Center. No names have been released at this time. A federal officer was injured when another officer’s gun discharged and has been taken...

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Ways you can show support for Avah Jennings, little girl diagnosed with luekemia

LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon community is again gathering around one of its members stricken with illness. On August 30, 2016, Avah Mae Jennings was diagnosed with leukemia. The 4 year-old has since been undergoing treatment  in Memphis Tennessee. The immediate family is lodged at the Ronald McDonald House to be nearby. Her parents  are  hopeful about her prognosis,  saying she is diagnosed with A.L.L. leukemia and from their understanding, this type is the most curable with a 95-98% success rate. Over the last several days, her family has been optimistic, reporting on a Facebook page that Avah is taking all this in stride....

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Fort Leonard Wood’s East Gate hours to change

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri- Officials say operating hours are changing for Fort Leonard Wood’s East Gate beginning Oct. 1 and will be reassessed after three months. New times will be 5 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and closed on weekends. The North, South and West gates will remain open 24/7. The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood’s Directorate of Emergency Services, which is responsible for operation of the post’s four main entry-control points, said there were several factors responsible for the decision to reduce the East Gate hours. “Highest among those factors is...

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Unknown driver forces vehicle off I-44 and causes crash, victim taken to hospital

HAZELGREEN, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an unknown vehicle ran Jeff Kinsley, 48, of Lebanon off of I-44 Tuesday evening. Kinsley then overcorrected while travelling in the westbound lanes and went off the left side of the roadway. He struck a guardrail coming to a rest. The incident happened at Mile Marker 143 near the Hazelgreen Fishing Access. Kinsley was taken to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon by Pulaski County ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. There was extensive damage to the 2005 Pontiac G6 and it was towed from the scene. Trooper Ice responded at 4:27 P.M.  ...

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