Northland school book ban advocate now facing child molestation charge

Ryan Utterback, 29, of Gladstone also faces two other charges KANSAS CITY, Mo. —A Gladstone man, who recently spoke in support of banning books from North Kansas City School District libraries that depicted sexual acts, is facing a felony charge of second-degree child molestation and a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree domestic assault. Ryan Utterback, 29,Continue reading “Northland school book ban advocate now facing child molestation charge”

OSHA opens investigation after Amazon warehouse collapses during tornado, killing 6

The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Monday it has opened an investigation into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois after it was struck by a tornado on Friday, leaving six people dead and another hospitalized. OSHA inspectors, who have been at the site since Saturday, will look into whether workplaceContinue reading “OSHA opens investigation after Amazon warehouse collapses during tornado, killing 6”

Tornadoes sweep US states, killing up to 100 people – DW News

As many as 100 people may be dead after one of the most devastating tornado storms in years struck the US. The state of Kentucky is hardest hit. Dozens there are feared in a single factory. Many more were trapped in an Amazon site in Illinois as twisters ripped across state lines. Kentucky Governor AndyContinue reading “Tornadoes sweep US states, killing up to 100 people – DW News”

This health department stops ‘all COVID-19 related work’ after Missouri AG threat

The local health department of a rural southern Missouri county is halting its COVID-19 response efforts after Attorney General Eric Schmitt wrote agencies this week demanding they drop mitigation measures. The Laclede County Health Department, which serves a 35,000-person county northeast of Springfield, made the announcement in a Facebook post Thursday morning that it was suspending “allContinue reading “This health department stops ‘all COVID-19 related work’ after Missouri AG threat”

Kansas City Police Officer Found Guilty In 2019 Fatal Shooting Of Black Man – Kansas City Star

A Kansas City police detective was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2019 killing of a Black man who was fatally shot in his own backyard. Jackson County Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs announced his decision Friday afternoon. Eric DeValkenaere, 43, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the Dec.Continue reading “Kansas City Police Officer Found Guilty In 2019 Fatal Shooting Of Black Man – Kansas City Star”

Police, constables in Pa. joined ‘anti-government’ Oath Keepers 

One constable supports the group, while some police and others say they have since left it. Dozens of police officers and five current state constables in Pennsylvania joined the Oath Keepers over the past decade, according to a WITF analysis of the group’s registration data, public records and interviews with one current and several formerContinue reading “Police, constables in Pa. joined ‘anti-government’ Oath Keepers “

Josh Hawley Blames The Left For Rightwing Policy That Killed Jobs – The Rational National

During an interview with Axios, the ‘cancelled’ and ‘manly’ Republican Senator Josh Hawley claimed that the left is destroying men.

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

Black Americans in the Civil War: Crash Course Black American History #18

The American Civil War is one of the deadliest in US History, and let’s just get this out of the way: it was about slavery. In the more than 150 years since the end of the Civil War, there have been many attempts to litigate the reasons for the war, but the reality is thatContinue reading “Black Americans in the Civil War: Crash Course Black American History #18”

Missouri executes man said to be disabled, despite pope’s call for clemency

Missouri executed convicted murderer Ernest Johnson on Tuesday evening after both Governor Mike Parson and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant the clemency sought by Pope Francis, among others, on the grounds that Johnson was intellectually disabled. Johnson, 61, was found guilty by a jury of murdering three convenience-store employees in 1994. He wasContinue reading “Missouri executes man said to be disabled, despite pope’s call for clemency”

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