Woman not charged in Independence, MO shooting of off-duty firefighter, citing ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

On Oct. 6, an off-duty Kansas City firefighter was shot and killed at an Independence gas station following an altercation inside the store.  Witness reports state that a customer, Ja’Von Taylor, “disrespected”  the gas station’s cashier, which the off-duty firefighter, Anthony Santi, overheard. Santi then attempted to intervene and the…

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Vaccine Deserts in Missouri

Missouri’s COVD-19 vaccination plan has come under fire lately due to a vaccine shortage. Although the tiered process prioritizes the elderly and individuals with underlying health conditions, its efficacy continues to face criticism.  Large metropolitan areas are facing a shortage of resources, in particular the St. Louis metropolitan area, which…

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Local Election Update

The election cycle is heating up in the closing weeks before election day – especially in several key races in Missouri and Kansas. In Missouri, Republican Gov. Mike Parson is holding a steady lead over Democratic challenger Nicole Gallaway. A poll from St. Louis University has Parson with a six-point…

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