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Stepfather of Blake Fitzgerald's son speaks out

(WIAT) — The family of a man killed by police after an alleged multi-state crime spree is struggling with the reality of what happened.

Blake Fitzgerald left three children behind in the Joplin, Missouri area when he and girlfriend Brittany Harper took off on their reported run from the law. 143 more words

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Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A gun-dealers trade group is pushing legislation in several conservative states to restrict what it says is discrimination by financial institutions. 98 more words

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St. Louis Utility Company Pushes Back Against Carbon Rules

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis utility company is pushing back on the federal government’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that even though Ameren Missouri hasn’t filed a court challenge itself, the utility asked the Environmental Protection Agency to prevent implementation of the regulations and re-propose new ones. 108 more words


Missouri Senate Debates Repealing Death Penalty

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Republican-led Missouri Senate for the first time in years debated a bill to repeal the state’s death penalty, though the measure is unlikely to advance. 138 more words


Fragrant Water Lilies

Here is a series of the freshly blooming Fragrant Water Lilies (Nymphaeaceae – Nymphaea odorata) taken at Shaw Nature Reserve this past summer.  I converted these to look like oil paintings using Photoshop CS6. 112 more words

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Rock Hill officer recovering after weekend hit and run

ROCK HILL, MO (KTVI)- A Rock Hill, MO police officer is recovering after being struck by a car on Sunday.  Officer Steven Sperber suffered head injuries in the incident. 178 more words