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Gov. Mike Parson plans to call special session to target violent crime

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson plans to call a special legislative session later this year to address violent crime in the state, Missourinet reported. “I think I’ve talked to most of the mayors ...

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Liberty Alliance launches campaign to support pending crime bill

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Liberty Alliance, a conservative advocacy group, is supporting a Missouri crime reform bill that other conservatives oppose. The organization has launched a digital ad campaign to encourage Gov. Mike Parson to sign ...

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Inner city pastors seek solutions as murders spike

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Pastors in the inner city continue to pray against violence as the murder toll climbs in Kansas City. Two more people were shot and killed over the July 4 weekend as the ...

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Weekend shootings shock nation, including Missouri

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It was a virtual blood bath in many cities across the U.S. as Fourth of July weekend shootings shocked the public. That was the case in Kansas City, Kansas City and Columbia, ...

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African American pastor calls on black community to do its own “healing work”

Marc Little, an African American pastor, community and business leader, states the black community does not need the help of whites to heal from the trauma in their homes and lives, in ...

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In historic move, President Trump signs executive order on police reform

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In a major move applauded by black community leaders across the nation, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order on police reform in an effort to build trust between minority communities and ...

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Ben Carson speaks out against calls to defund police departments

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Recent calls to abolish or defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death are not a good idea, according to Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Carson ...

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Just Mercy’ and the pursuit of real justice

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Just Mercy is based on a book of the same name written by the Bryan Stevenson, a legal advocate who’s spent the better part of three decades crusading for the rights and ...

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Stopping George Soros’ Clean Missouri law, motorcycle helmets among bills taken up this session

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The Missouri Legislature has adjourned after wrapping up business during the coronavirus outbreak. Legislators passed several key bills, and await the signature of Gov. Mike Parson. They include a measure to let ...

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Top Ukraine police official demands list of Jews

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A demand by a senior police officer in western Ukraine for a list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of local Jewish community members has been roundly condemned by Jewish leaders ...

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Kansas is unmatched at tracking offenders but may ease rules

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Kansas is unmatched in tracking offenders, resulting in more than 21,000 people convicted of sex, drug or violent crimes being registered on a public database. One of them is Marc Schultz, who ...

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Police officer among 4 murdered at Springfield gas station

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Four people are dead, including a police officer, at the hands of a gunman who then turned the weapon on himself. The incident occured at a Springfield, MO convenience store. Officers Christopher ...

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Missouri 23rd, Kansas 37th in rankings of most “sinful” states

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Let the state that is without sin cast the first stone. Missouri is the 23rd most sinful state in the nation, according to a WalletHub survey, while Kansas comes in at No. ...

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Kansas City mayor proposes adding police to fight crime

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas proposes to put more police officers on the streets to address the high crime rate. “We owe it to the victims, to their families, to our own ...

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Man convicted in murder of missionary near International House of Prayer

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A Kansas City man has been convicted of shooting and killing a Chinese missionary near the International House of Prayer. The murder rocked the large missionary community in the region. Curtrail Hudson, ...

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Posing as nurse, woman kidnaps baby from maternity ward in Colombia

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A baby was kidnapped in a hospital by a woman pretending to be a nurse. The incident happened in Colombia this week after the baby girl was taken from her from her ...

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Guatemala to get $1 billion investment to improve economy, security

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The best way to decrease illegal immigration, say many, is to produce economic incentives and better security for migrants to stay in their own country. The Trump administration announced late Wedesday it ...

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Bipartisan effort hopes to update Missouri HIV laws

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Modernizing Missouri’s current HIV laws is a top priority for lawmakers of both parties as the 2020 legislative session gets under way in Jefferson City. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, hopes legislative ...

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Kansas City files lawsuit over what it calls illegal firearms trafficking

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has made reducing violent crime his top priority for 2020. He and the city council this week announced a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer for ignoring what ...

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California police search for missing nephew of former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden

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Police in California continue to search for a missing 25-year-old Missouri man who disappeared on New Year’s Eve. Alexander Holden is the nephew of Bob Holden, who was governor of Missouri from ...

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Kansas City one of seven cities to receive increased resources against violent crime

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Kansas City is among seven cities with high rates of violent crime that will receive increased federal law enforcement resources. U.S. Attorney General William Barr made the announcement at a news conference ...

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KC Mayor seeks bipartisan effort to combat violence

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Quinton Lucas says the hardest part of being the Mayor of Kansas City is dealing with the increasing violence in Missouri’s largest city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 ...

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Local pastor seeking donations to make Christmas brighter for children of murder victims

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It would be hard to think of someone facing a more difficult time this Christmas than the children of one of the nearly 200 murder victims in Kansas City this year. A ...

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St. Louis faith leaders push for changes in Missouri juvenile sentencing guidelines

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Seventeen-year-old offenders automatically are prosecuted as adults in Missouri. A group of faith leaders is trying to change that and give prosecutors discretion in filing charges against juvenile suspects, according to KSDK-TV. ...

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Missouri has one of nation’s highest murder rates

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The Show-Me State has one of the nation’s highest murder rates – and it is climbing rapidly. Missouri had 7.9 murders per 100,000 residents in the period from 2013 to 2017, trailing ...

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