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Effigy of President Obama found hanging from Missouri bridge

Police in Grain Valley, Missouri have rerouted traffic after an effigy of President Barack Obama was found hanging from the Lesholz Bridge. Authorities received reports of the effigy beginning around 5:30 a.m. this morning. When they arrived on the scene, police called for the Independence police squad, which used a…

US Supreme Court Justice Alito halts Missouri execution for inmate’s health condition

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. stayed the execution of a Missouri inmate late Tuesday night after the lethal injection death of Russell Bucklew had been scheduled and unscheduled by legal wrangling earlier in the day. Bucklew’s execution was scheduled for just after midnight on Wednesday morning for…

Missouri lawmakers tweak ATV bill to include direct sales ban on Tesla electric cars

Anti-Tesla Push In Missouri (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Gas2. The scumbags that make up the car dealership lobby are at it again, this time sneaking language into an unrelated Missouri bill that would ban Tesla’s direct sales model. There has been no public debate about this bill…  …

Tornado damages or destroys hundreds of homes in Missouri town

A tornado destroyed or damaged 200 to 300 homes in a small town east of Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday but caused no injuries, officials reported. The tornado touched down in Orrick, Missouri, at 5:45 p.m., damaging a school and a Baptist church, said Collin Stosberg, public information officer for…

Missouri tries to pass sneaky anti-Tesla law

The scumbags that make up the car dealership lobby are at it again, this time sneaking a language into an unrelated Missouri bill that would ban Tesla’s direct sales model. There has been no public debate about this bill, and it’s already been passed……

Missouri executes mastermind in 1993 cattle-stealing plot that left couple dead

Missouri on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering an elderly farming couple in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said. William Rousan, 57, was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. local time at a state prison in Bonne Terre, said Mike O’Connell,…

U.S. judge blocks sale of controversial execution drug to Missouri

A U.S. judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a pharmacy from providing a compound execution drug to Missouri jailers to use in the February 26 lethal injection of Michael Taylor, guilty in the death of a 15-year-old girl. Missouri and several other U.S. states that have the death penalty have increasingly…

Potential NFL draft pick comes out as gay; would be first openly gay football player

Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam — a USA TODAY All-America pick last season — revealed that he is gay in multiple interviews today. “I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it,” Sam told the New York Times. “I just want…

Convicted murderer executed in Missouri with the experimental chemical pentobarbital

A convicted murder was executed by lethal injection Wednesday night in the US state of Missouri, his lawyers said. Herbert Smulls, 56, was put to death after a reprieve granted by US Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito late Tuesday was lifted by the court. Smulls had challenging the use of…

Accused Maryville rapist avoids sexual assault charges, faces misdemeanor

The teenager who was accused or raping 14-year-old Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Missouri in 2012 will be charged with a misdemeanor instead of sexual assault, prosecutors said on Thursday. In a press conference, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced he had filed charges against 19-year-old Matthew Barnett for the…

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