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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Missouri’

Ferguson Cop Leaving Police Force

After Furguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, 28, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, during an altercation, protesters in that town began burning police cars, smashing and looting storefront windows and firing gunshots, shortly after the verdict was read that the officer would not be indicted. Now Wilson’s lawyer has said his client will be leaving the …

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Michael Brown Verdict: Will The Outcome Lead To Violent Protests In Ferguson?

It seems the state of Missouri is bracing for the possibility that a grand jury might acquit Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency ahead of a grand jury’s decision on whether or not to prosecute Wilson. Days after the shooting, the suburb of Ferguson in Missouri caught …

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Piaget Crenshaw Releases Video Evidence in Michael Brown Case

There is perhaps no bigger news story in the United States at the current moment than the case of Michael Brown – a Ferguson, Mo teen who was gunned-down by a police officer in broad daylight a little more than a week ago. The decision to fire upon Brown has been questioned by many witnesses, most of whom state that …

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Mike Brown: Unarmed African American Teen Killed By Missouri Police

The death of an 18-year-old African-American teen who was shot by a police officer in St. Louis on Saturday is causing unrest in the Missouri city as citizens are calling for answers. Police are saying that teenager Mike Brown was shot after a struggle with the police officer for his gun, an assertion that many are calling into question, including …

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Missouri Executes Man for Murdering 3

Former small time methamphetamine dealer John Middleton, 54, was executed by lethal injection Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri in 1995, due to fear his victims would report his drug activities to authorities. Middleton died after being injected with pentobarbital, marking the sixth execution in Missouri so far this year. The execution was initially scheduled for Wednesday …

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Kim Anderson Named Missouri Coach

On Monday, Missouri announced that Kim Anderson would be their new head basketball coach. Anderson, who led Central Missouri to the Division II national championship, used to play for Missouri and was named the Big Eight player of the year in 1977. He also served as the assistant coach for the team for eleven years. This will make Anderson’s first …

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Tornadoes Reported in Mid and Southwestern States: 8

It’s time for one of nature’s biggest blockbuster hits: Tornado Season. On Thursday, the bulk of the Midwestern and Southwestern states experienced high winds and giant balls of hail in one day, and eight tornadoes touched down in Texas, Missouri and Illinois within an three-hour period. According to NBC News, four tornadoes hit Texas on Thursday evening between 6 p.m. …

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Missouri Execution: Michael Taylor Is Dead

Missouri inmate Michael Taylor, 47, was executed on Wednesday for the abduction, rape, and death of 15-year-old Ann Harrison in 1989. Harrison was in her own driveway carrying a purse, flute, and her school books when she was abducted by Taylor, and another man named Roderick Nunley. The two men forced Harrison into a car that they had stolen the …

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Missouri Execution of Child Killer Inhumane?

Time ran out for Michael Taylor. The state of Missouri executed him a few hours ago. He was announced dead at 12:01 Wednesday morning. With Taylor entering his final hours of life, his defense attorney tried desperately to get a stay of execution on the grounds of “violations of equal protection and due process”. But federal courts and the governor …

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Hailey Owens’ Body Found, Suspect Was School Employee

Hailey Owens, the 10-year old girl who went missing while walking near her home in Springfield, Missouri on Tuesday afternoon, was found lifeless in a vehicle belonging to a public school employee late Tuesday night. Craig Wood has been arrested and charged with first degree murder after police tracked his vehicle–a gold Ford Ranger, which was described by a witness–to …

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California Egg Law Disputed By MO Attorney General

The California egg law set to go into effect in 2015 is being challenged by Missouri’s Attorney General, Chris Koster. A law passed in California in 2008 banned the sale of eggs from hens that have spent their entire lives in cages which do not meet certain standards involving quality of life. The 2010 regulations stipulate that hens’ eggs, beef, …

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Life Sentence For Pot: Jeff Mizanskey Seeks Support

A Missouri newspaper tells us of a man named Jeff Mizanskey who was convicted of an intent to distribute about five pounds of marijuana charge in 1993. Today, Mizanskey seeks support to gain clemency from the resulting life sentence. Although this was his third marijuana offense, Riverfront Times tells us that Mizanskey has never been convicted of a violent crime. …

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