The Missouri National Guard is hosting an interesting, weeklong training starting this Saturday called "Vigilant Guard." The exercise imagines a catastrophic earthquake that ripples through the New Madrid Seismic Zone -- which could badly damage our fair city.
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Daryl Hall: Died from apparent "friendly" fire. So, it turns out that the off-duty St. Louis police officer killed in April outside a downtown bar was likely shot to death by the nightclub's bouncer in a case of mistaken identity. Officer Daryl Hall died April 24 from bullet wounds to the neck an ... More >>
courtesy of the National Guard BureauThe Missouri National Guard, on the ground in Joplin. (It does kind of look like WW II, no?)
The news in Joplin, Missouri, is even worse than initially feared. Not only are there at least 89 people dead, but a broad swatch of the town has been destroyed. T ... More >>
A massive tornado -- now believed to be the fourth deadliest on record -- ripped though Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday afternoon. At least 89 people have been reported dead in the storm's six-mile-long wake.
Our sister newspaper, the Dallas Observer, had a photographer on the scene, who returned with ... More >>
Photos via KMOV.comJacqueline Baron is in custody; her accomplice remains on the loose.An 18-year-old teenager arrested last week at Alton High School is expected to be transferred to Ferguson this week in connection with the murder this month of Lawrence Valiant. Valiant, a 32-year-old cook with ... More >>
And, no, it's not jihadists strapping bombs to themselves. (Thank God.)Unfortunately, for reasons still unknown, six members of the state's National Guard have killed themselves this year. That's the most in one year since the Guard starting keeping track in 2001. Remarkably, none of the six were de ... More >>
Did you hear the guy who called in to Charlie Brennan's show on KMOX this morning? Said fella claimed that if you punch "St. Louis" or "Missouri" into the state treasurer's database of unclaimed property -- that's code for dinero, folks -- you'd find all kinds of local and state agencies with dol ... More >>
Sgt. Jen Dipley, of Festus and of the Missouri Army National Guard, shipped out to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, five weeks ago, not to hunt for terrorists or WMD but to help the Afghans develop their own sustainable agriculture system.That means stuff they can eat, not stuff we can smoke.