St. Louis News: St. Louis City, Federal Government Celebrate Transfer of Land for Next NGA West Site

Signing Ceremony “kicks off the next step in our shared vision with the NGA,” Mayor Krewson says ST LOUIS, MO – Community leaders and local, state, and federal officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the official transfer of City land to the federal government for the construction of the Next NGA West Campus. Mayor Lyda Krewson, … Continue reading St. Louis News: St. Louis City, Federal Government Celebrate Transfer of Land for Next NGA West Site

BEIRUT | Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

BEIRUT  — U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants’ single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. The fall of Hajin is a blow to the extremists. The town was their main stronghold in the last pocket of land … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

STRASBOURG, France | Video captures aftermath of France attack suspect shootout

STRASBOURG, France — The immediate aftermath of the shootout between French security forces and the suspect in the Strasbourg attack has been caught on camera from across the street, with video footage showing armed officers at the scene and the body of the man slumped in a doorway. More officers arrive at the scene soon … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | Video captures aftermath of France attack suspect shootout

BERLIN | German parliament approves 3rd gender identity for records

BERLIN— The German parliament has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as “diverse.” Lawmakers approved the change late Thursday. The government had to act after Germany‘s highest court ruled last year that people must be allowed to register as neither male nor female, ordering authorities to … Continue reading BERLIN | German parliament approves 3rd gender identity for records

Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On Dec. 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline, received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a … Continue reading Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian military officials say they are moving troops away from the border with Eritrea, months after the former rivals made a surprising peace. Gen. Asrat Denero, head of the army’s Western Command, says the “threat level from the Eritrean side has declined sharply. So we have decided that there is no … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace

Missouri News: Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces, Daniel J. Jensen, Randolph County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Randolph County jury found Daniel J. Jensen, 41, of Moberly, Missouri, to be a sexually violent predator.  The jury took only 35 minutes to deliberate. Jensen has a history of abuse.  He had previously been convicted in California for molesting two boys, ages … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces, Daniel J. Jensen, Randolph County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Missouri News: Columbia Man, Kenneth Ronald Jones, Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Sex Trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Columbia, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for his role in a prostitution operation that involved sex trafficking a minor victim. Kenneth Ronald Jones, 26, of Columbia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole. In separate but related … Continue reading Missouri News: Columbia Man, Kenneth Ronald Jones, Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Sex Trafficking