Tag: Missouri

2 Dems Announce Support For Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Two Democratic senators — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota — said Thursday that they would vote to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Manchin, who frequently crosses the aisle to side with the GOP, said he found Gorsuch to be “an honest and thoughtful man,” and that…

Widespread Ice Storm Coats Midwest This Weekend

A major ice storm plus freezing rain will make for dangerous conditions across the Midwest this weekend, stretching as far as Texas and Washington, D.C. One motorist has already been killed by the storm, which is expected to lay down a glaze of ice up to an inch thick that will make travel difficult and…

Car, Amtrak Train Collide in Missouri [VIDEO]

Local news sources report that a car crashed into an Amtrak train in St. Louis County on Monday, injuring at least two people around 6 a.m. There was a large emergency response to the scene, where at least one person was still trapped after the incident. Scarce details were immediately available.

43 Dead In Massive Storm-Tornadoes Weather [VIDEO]

A severe storm has claimed the lives of 24 people in Missouri. This hasty severe weather has originated deadly tornadoes in Texas, intense flooding in the Midwest and blizzard conditions in New Mexico. “The storm system will gradually pull away by Tuesday, but flooding and treacherous travel could (linger) into midweek,” the National Weather Service…

Right-Wing Anti-Government Militia Patrols Ferguson [VIDEO]

A far-right militia called Oath Keepers showed up in Ferguson, Missouri, toting assault rifles Monday night. The St. Louis County police chief called their presence “both unnecessary and inflammatory.” “They just showed up, walking around carrying their assault rifles,” a local Democratic committeewoman told NBC News. As The Daily Beast’s John Avlon has reported, the…

Nine Dead, Including Gunman, After Missouri Shooting Spree [VIDEO]

Seven people were dead in a shooting spree in and around the rural Missouri community of Tyrone, police said Friday. An eighth person at one of the crime scenes was also found dead, apparently of natural causes, said Texas County authorities. In addition, the suspect, believed to be a 36-year-old male, was found dead of…

Meth Cook Gets Kicked In The Face By Missouri Police [VIDEO]

A Missouri drug task force officer may face consequences for kicking Timothy Whittle in the face during his arrest following a pursuit on foot. The Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force suspected Whittle of manufacturing methamphetamine. When officers attempted to serve a warrant at Whittle’s residence, he fled in an SUV before switching to a black pickup…

Missouri Cop Fatally Shoots Teenager [VIDEO]

A police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, shot and killed young man who pointed a gun at him late Tuesday night, St. Louis County police say. The officer saw two people outside the station, got out of his vehicle and approached them. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun. “Fearing for his life, the Berkeley…

Authorities investigate Michael Brown’s stepfather following outburst

Investigators are considering whether to charge Michael Brown’s stepfather with attempting to incite a riot for an outburst following the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision. Police are investigating Louis Head as part of a larger inquiry into violence after the jury declined to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown. Photo:…

Watch Now > John Oliver: Ferguson vs Police [VIDEO]

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Ferguson & Police [VIDEO] In the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting, Last Week Tonight looks at the racial profiling from some of Ferguson’s law enforcement officers and politicians, as well as the unnecessary militarization of U.S. police.

31 Arrested, 2 Shot in Ferguson on Monday Night

Chaos and violence continued in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday evening. Two people were shot near West Florissant and Canfield during protests. Cops were not involved in the shooting, and information of their conditions have not yet been released. More than 30 people were also arrested, with some from as far away as California and New…

Ferguson Protesters Throw Rocks at Chris Hayes’ Head [VIDEO]

Ferguson Protesters Throw Rocks at Chris Hayes’ Head [VIDEO] MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was reporting live from Ferguson, Missouri Monday night when protesters began throwing rocks at him. It appeared that he was hit at least once before his colleague Craig Melvin stepped in and helped block him from the unexpected onslaught. “Tell the true story!”…

New Eyewitness: Cop Chased After Brown [VIDEO]

New Eyewitness: Cop Chased After Brown [VIDEO] A new eyewitness who recorded footage of Michael Brown on her phone says he was chased down by officer Darren Wilson. Piaget Crenshaw has come forward with her account of the immediate events prior to Brown’s murder. “I knew the police shouldn’t have been chasing this young boy…

Highway Patrol Leads Ferguson Marchers

In a scene strikingly different from the events of just 24 hours ago, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri—where unarmed black teen Mike Brown was shot down on Saturday—were led in a peaceful march through the town by Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson on Thursday. It was announced earlier in the day that Johnson’s Highway Patrol…

Supreme Court halts Missouri execution

The U.S. Supreme Court put on hold the execution of Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew, who challenged the state’s refusal to disclose the source of its lethal injection drug. Bucklew’s attorneys say his rare medical condition and the secrecy surrounding the surrounding the state’s lethal injection drug combine to make for an unacceptably high chance of…

Hackers Target Town After Missouri Rape Case Is Dismissed

The Internet activists known as Anonymous says it is targeting a rural Missouri town of Maryville after the Kansas City Star published a powerful examination of a possible rape case that went unprosecuted by local authorities. Anonymous released a statement on Monday in which a synthesized voice warns Mayor Jim Fall and other officials to…

Multiple Tornadoes In Oklahoma Leave 5 Dead

Multiple tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area killed at least 5 people and left around 98 others injured on Friday night. A mother and her baby are among the dead. The latest outbreak of tornadoes in the area last night hit just 11 days after a tornado slammed the suburb of Moore, Okla., leaving 24…

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…