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Journalist, author, recovering talk host and war correspondent, public speaker, occasional academic, Papa, atheist. Time's short, dammit, get on with it.

Niece charged with murder in shooting death of aunt — (KTVI) - Wendy Hill-Onkle helped raise money for families whose kids were going through cancer treatment. Now, Wendy has been murdered and those she touched are trying to raise money for her funeral. Wendy Hall-Onkle, 40, had five children. One of them, Alex, had a rare aggressive form of cancer.

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge events will go on despite cold temps — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Despite the bitter cold, some 3,500 runners and bicyclists are expected on the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Saturday morning. The Run and Bike event is part of the opening ceremonies for this 1,500 foot $350-million bridge which opens to car and truck traffic on Sunday.

Proposed Missouri gun law about rural white rage — ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Once again, the Missouri General Assembly's debating a law to nullify federal gun laws in Missouri. They've been warned by legal experts that the law would be unconstitutional since federal law trumps state law in constitutional matters. It doesn't matter.

Missouri’s voter ID law proposals — (KPLR) - In Tuesday's Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at Missouri's voter id proposals.My grandpa was born at the end of the 19th century. When I was a boy, he used to tell me stories about having to pay a Missouri poll tax before he could vote.

Propane shortage raising rates for Missouri customers — PACIFIC, MO (KTVI)- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Monday declared a state of emergency and a Missouri state senator demanded an investigation over propane prices and supplies. Propane is in short supply and the price is skyrocketing. For thousands of people in rural areas that means either pay a fortune or not be able to heat your home.

Who wants to die for a mistake? — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - US Navy Lieutenant John Kerry appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee debating Vietnam in 1971. He said to the Senators, "How do you ask someone to be the last man to die for a mistake?" Over 40 years later John Kerry is the Secretary of State and David Hickma...

Jacology: How to twist language — (KPLR) - In Wednesday's Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at how to twist language.This week's George Orwell award goes to whoever named an outfit called Freedom Industries. Freedom Industries makes you think of, well, freedom, liberty, the Tea Party, all that stuff you hear in political campaigns.

Northside redevelopment project to begin in June — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Fox 2 has exclusive details on the long-delayed northside development that's supposed to re-build 1500 acres of the north side and provide everything from new housing to new businesses and new jobs. The project's been delayed for years, but now it's ready to begin.

The NRA a year following the Newtown massacre — (KPLR) - In Wednesday's Jacology, Charles Jaco looks at the year since the massacre of children at Newtown.It's been a year since a gunman started the day by murdering his brother, and then calmly proceeded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 26 children.

Was Mandela a cross between Jesus and Ghandi? Nope. — ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - I was walking back from the grocery store on a Thursday evening in April, 1968 when a man ran out on his front porch in my home town yelling, "they killed the n-word. They killed the n-word." He sounded pretty happy about it.
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Oct 20, 2014

RT @chriskingstl: Wording of PR from Nixon's office matches my sources that he'll announce a #Ferguson Commission tomorrow.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @chriskingstl: Police moved to 12-hour shifts to prepare for Weekend of Resistance & will again to prepare for grand jury decision. So t…

Oct 20, 2014

Talking either Grand Jury riots preps or keeping Rams in StL, I'll wager. BTW, total speculation.…

Oct 20, 2014

Fellow wordsmiths, am a tad disappointed. The punkin chunkin Ferguson demo in Clayton has to produce better than my "Law & Gourder". Anyone?

Oct 20, 2014

RT @Patricialicious: "Your Honor, while they did not reach for my gun, they reached for a pumpkin. I felt legitimately threatened." Is this the conversation?

Oct 20, 2014

RT @PDPJ: 2 of 2 to be lobbed in the "direction of officers arresting another person."…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @PDPJ: 1 of 2--Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said the demonstrator was charged with assault because police sensed the pumpkin was about...

Oct 20, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: CDC: You can only get Ebola from contact w/bodily fluids. US: Only 2 people get Ebola from contact w/bodily fluids. Congress/Media: Panic

Oct 20, 2014

RT @michaeldweiss: Unsurprisingly, @martinchulov gets what others miss: "Guided in by special forces and by Kurdish spotters"... Yes, Virginia, US boots.

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