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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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Nov 20, 2014

RT @BklynMiddleton: Really difficult for me to grasp from security standpoint & (human rights standpoint) that an organized, armed group wi…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @BklynMiddleton: of violence openly vowed "lethal force" & there hasn't been serious statements issued by local/federal agencies and pub…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @chriskingstl: Not sure what rumor hysteria has been whipped up, but absolutely the soonest we expect to hear a GJ decision announced is 11am Sunday.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @JenniferJoyceCA: Surveillance cameras installed by @AntonioFrench played important role in solving "murder for hire" case that will be sentenced today.

Nov 20, 2014

RT @tchopstl: Why we are local media watchdogs: a local reporter calls the wrong PD, gets false info. & tweets it. 1/2 #Ferguson http://t.c…

Nov 20, 2014

"Simple-minded darkies"?!? Does the Nevada House Speaker have relatives in law enforcement hereabouts?…

Nov 20, 2014

@lizzzbrown @drgoddess @3ChicsPolitico What was anyone supposed to ask her? "So how's it feel being married to an accused serial rapist?"

Nov 20, 2014

RT @sunnymo1833: @louisefalange we have tickets 4- 2 night time tvenues in early Dec & I fear rioters will show up...nothing about these p…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @WyzeChef: I'm not talking about ppl who've come to help or because they care. I mean legit outside agitators who want there to be bloodshed.

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