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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

fox2now.com — (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

fox2now.com — 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

kplr11.com — 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

kplr11.com — (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

fox2now.com — 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?

kplr11.com — 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

kplr11.com — (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

fox2now.com — 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

kplr11.com — (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.

kplr11.com — 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 25, 2014

RT @Nouriel: In the US instead you get mad at someone (family/stranger), you pick up a gun & kill. Murder rate 20x more than Europe given g…

Oct 25, 2014

@FarrahFazal @ksdknews Very nice piece on her last night, but missing the usual @ksdknews trope of why police are victims. Try harder?

Oct 25, 2014

Justice Holmes formulation of 1A not covering "yelling fire in crowded theatre" could apply to open-carry gun nuts downtown today?

Oct 25, 2014

@dylanized @jgoley70 @Bill_McClellan As I recall it was Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. who said it first, circa 1969?

Oct 25, 2014

RT @gapsuited: An Open Carry March is just a Klan Rally on Laundry Day. @nhdogmom @GreenBiotechie

Oct 25, 2014

RT @GoNolesjw: @bomani_jones could you imagine what the police response would be if ferguson protesters decided to have open carry march?!

Oct 25, 2014

Beautiful day for march by openly-armed white nationalists at CityGarden downtown at 1pm. politicususa.com/2014/10/24/ope…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @jgoley70: Legalize and tax weed so we can get some money back from these social leeches...cuz we know they always have money for weed #Ferguson

Oct 25, 2014

RT @jgoley70: #Ferguson #FergusonOctober I hope these protests continue so i can laugh all the way to the ballot box, come on Reps take the Senate back!

Oct 25, 2014

Protests over Vonderrit Myers shooting in Shaw/South Grand Fri. night & Sat. a.m. bitly.com/1zrUGK2

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