Unlike the governors of four other states that ban gay marriage, Governor Jay Nixon did not block the Missouri National Guard from providing full military benefits to same-sex couples. The governors of Louisiana, Texas , Mississippi and, most recently, Oklahoma ordered their own state's National G ... More >>
Some development news this week at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport: A jet company is moving in! Airport officials announced yesterday that Jet Linx, a company that offers private jet services for its members, will have a new base in St. Louis utilizing facilities formerly used for the Miss ... More >>
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. "The initial earthquake and anticipate ... More >>
Nearly every local news outlet has reported the story: This week the Army plans to drive armored vehicles through city streets as part of a training exercise it is holding at its reserve center in north St. Louis. But it was KSDK's version of the story last Thursday that really ignited the crazies. ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, State Rep. Zach Wyatt -- Air Force veteran, beef cattle farmer, and Republican lawmaker -- came out of the closet yesterday to denounce Missouri's "Don't Say Gay" bill. Below is a video of his speech with St. Louis-area lawmakers Jeanette Mott Oxford and Mike Colona (among ... 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 >>
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 >>
Barack Obama took a lot of flack on the campaign trail in '08 for suggesting that Midwesterners "cling to guns or religion." Now, thanks to one Michigan arms manufacturer, it's now possible to actually embrace both at the same time. Trijicon, a company based in Wixom, Michigan, produces combat rif ... More >>
Dustin Goy mugshot viaYou have to feel a little sorry for 32 year-old Dustin Goy. In 2007, at a bar in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Goy got into an argument with Anthony Carlsen. The pair stepped outside and Goy punched Carlsen just once, in the side of the head, knocking him out instantly. Carlsen fe ... More >>
Good news from the 3rd battalion, 24th Marine Corps regiment based in Bridgeton: The 1,500-man ensemble is shipping out of Iraq, and, as Lt. Col. Shane Tomko puts it, "They're all in one piece."The U.S. Army will keep some troops in Iraq until 2011, but the 3/24 was the last Marine unit to deploy ... More >>
After five years of construction the U.S.S. Missouri, the latest of the Navy's nuclear attack submarines, will be officially christened Saturday in Connecticut.And the spirit that will be smashed across the bow of the vessel? A 12 oz. can of Missouri's finest -- Bud Light. No, we jest. The Navy h ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, November 21. Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Boulevard.
flickr.com/photos/34284761@N04Yesterday, just in time for the arrival of this year's freshman class at Washington University, U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings for 2010. Wash. U. came in at number 12, tying with Northwestern. (Just call 'em the Princeton and Yale of ... More >>
thedonovan.comThe Belleville News-Democrat published a curious story this morning about St. Clair County's four year-long legal battle with a gun club in Caseyville. Since June 2001, the county has spent almost $200,000 in legal fees attempting to shutter a shooting range near Scott Air Force B ... More >>
This just in from the media arm of Mansion Theatre, home of "Branson's biggest shows."A junket of Branson-based singers and a few Branson favorites (i.e. Tony Orlando) just returned from a trip to Iraq and Germany to visit and entertain U.S. troops. The group also handed out Crocs sandals to the Ira ... More >>
(Earthworms and Fresh Heir are currently touring around air force bases in England and Europe. Mathias from Earthworms is keeping a diary for us while he's away. Read on below for the third installment; the first one is here, second one is here.)Greetings from Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo! Kosovo... is b ... More >>
Perhaps the new president is still a little peeved about losing Missouri in the general election (though unlikely), but it's probably his allegiance to the Chicago White Sox that caused him to reluctantly mention the Cardinals and give a shout-out to Scott Air Force Base during Tuesday night's Comma ... More >>
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