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May 5, 2014
You’ve been a good father. You’ve been a good husband. You’ve been a good taxpaying citizen of the state of Missouri. That leads me to believe that you are a good man and a changed man.
Mississippi County, Missouri, Associate Circuit Judge Terry Lynn Brown • Discussing her decision to free Cornealious “Mike” Anderson, a man who was sentenced to prison on robbery charges in his early 20s, but through a clerical error, was never ordered to go to prison. Since then, Anderson started a family, got married, and launched a successful business—but was put in jail 13 years later, when the state, looking to release him, finally realized that he had been out of prison all this time. Anderson, whose situation drew public outcry, received credit for time served for the 13 years he remained out of prison.
15:18 // 2 months ago
April 12, 2014
It doesn’t bother me none. If he shoots me he shoots me.
Overland Park, Kansas resident Kathy Embley • Taking a somewhat lackadaisical approach to a report that a series of random shootings in the Kansas City area may be connected. At least 12 shootings have been reported since March 8, and while no physical evidence connects them, authorities note that there are similarities such as time of day and location that tie them together.
17:17 // 3 months ago
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November 16, 2013
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May 25, 2013

Train collision in Missouri collapses highway overpass

  • 7people injured when two freight trains struck each other at a rail intersection in southeastern Missouri today, causing eleven cars to derail and strike the pillar of a highway overpass. The overpass collapsed, taking two cars with it. Amazingly, five people between the two cars, as well as two train workers injured all survived, and sustained no life-threatening injuries. source
14:51 // 1 year ago
May 11, 2013
Maybe not the best movie-promotion idea: In Jefferson City, Missouri, a movie theater known for having actors portray characters from popular films did the same thing with “Iron Man 3.” But not everyone was aware of this promotion, as people called into police after spotting a man wearing full tactical gear and a fake gun in the parking lot—and police treated the situation as an active shooter situation. Less than a year ago, James Holmes was suspected of opening fire in a Colorado movie theater during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”  (photo via Amber & Amanda Photography’s Facebook page)

Maybe not the best movie-promotion idea: In Jefferson City, Missouri, a movie theater known for having actors portray characters from popular films did the same thing with “Iron Man 3.” But not everyone was aware of this promotion, as people called into police after spotting a man wearing full tactical gear and a fake gun in the parking lot—and police treated the situation as an active shooter situation. Less than a year ago, James Holmes was suspected of opening fire in a Colorado movie theater during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”  (photo via Amber & Amanda Photography’s Facebook page)

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April 11, 2013
I was not recognized as being the husband, I wasn’t recognized as being the partner.
Roger Gorley • Discussing the situation he faced as he was forced away from the bedside of his partner, Allen, at a Missouri hospital earlier this week. The men, who have been in a civil union for five year, share power of attorney and make medical decisions for one another, but the nurse at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City did not recognize this. Gorley was arrested after a member of Allen’s family asked him to be removed. He was given a restraining order, which he plans to fight in court.
12:15 // 1 year ago
March 23, 2013

Why Kansas City moved away from zero-tolerance against violent crime

  • nine the number of times in the past 44 years that the murder count in Kansas City, Mo. has fallen below 100 in a single year. Zero tolerance hasn’t worked for the city, so they’re now switching to a new carrot-stick model known as “focused deterrence” to help cut down the city’s violence rate, with the goal of catching people on the edges of violent crime before they fall deeper into crime. “For those on the bubble, a lot of them want to do what’s right,” said the city’s police chief, Darryl Forte. source
13:18 // 1 year ago