KRCU http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Rodeo Apologizes For Incident Involving Clown In Obama Mask http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-rodeo-apologizes-incident-involving-clown-obama-mask <p><em>Updated at 5:31 p.m. with additional comments from Al Watkins, attorney for Mo. Rodeo Cowboy Assoc. Pres. Mark Ficken.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 3:20 p.m. with comments from Gov. Jay Nixon. Jacob McCleland contributed reporting from Cape Girardeau.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 2:50 p.m. with actions taken against the rodeo clown.</em></p><p>The Missouri State Fair has permanently banned a rodeo clown whose imitation of President Barack Obama has been widely criticized as disrespectful.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:32:40 +0000 The Associated Press, Rachel Lippmann, Marshall Griffin & KRCU 29016 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Rodeo Apologizes For Incident Involving Clown In Obama Mask Nixon Signs Several Bills Impacting Military Veterans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-several-bills-impacting-military-veterans <p><em>Reporting by Jacob McCleland of KRCU.</em></p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed several pieces of legislation Wednesday related to veterans.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One bill requires licensing boards to accept military training and education for licensing requirements.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a press conference in Cape </span>Girardeau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Nixon said many members of the military have skill sets that are very transferable to the workplace, like truck drivers and emergency medical technicians - or EMT's.</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:24:34 +0000 KRCU 28122 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Signs Several Bills Impacting Military Veterans Enyart Votes Yes On Farm Bill, Measure Fails http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/enyart-votes-yes-farm-bill-measure-fails <p>Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart&nbsp;was one of only 24 Democrats who voted in favor of the U.S. House's failed Farm Bill on Thursday.</p><p>Enyart, who sits on the House Agriculture Committee, supported the bill despite some misgivings but said&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he is disappointed in the bill’s failure.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:49:37 +0000 KRCU 27607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Enyart Votes Yes On Farm Bill, Measure Fails Mapped: How Did Jason Smith Win Tuesday's Special Election? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mapped-how-did-jason-smith-win-tuesdays-special-election <p><em>Reporting by KRCU's Jacob McCleland contributed to this piece.</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Republican Jason Smith easily won a special election on Tuesday to fill Jo Ann Emerson’s vacant seat in the US House of Representatives.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:13:18 +0000 Chris McDaniel & KRCU 27095 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mapped: How Did Jason Smith Win Tuesday's Special Election? US Supreme Court Sides With Missouri Man, Says Warrants Needed For Most DUI Blood Tests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-sides-missouri-man-says-warrants-needed-most-dui-blood-tests <p><i>Updated 4:49 p.m. with reporting from KRCU's Jacob McCleland</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The United States Supreme Court </span><a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-1425_cb8e.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">ruled</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on Wednesday in a Missouri case that police cannot take a blood test from a drunk driving suspect without a warrant during a routine drunk driving arrest.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:18:52 +0000 KRCU 25517 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Supreme Court Sides With Missouri Man, Says Warrants Needed For Most DUI Blood Tests Emerson Resigns, Special Election Date Announced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/emerson-resigns-special-election-date-announced <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporting by Jacob McClelland and Chris McDaniel.</em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated at 2:28 with announcement of the date of the special election.</em></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:27:56 +0000 Chris McDaniel & KRCU 8582 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Emerson Resigns, Special Election Date Announced Republicans Seeking To Succeed Emerson Make Their Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republicans-seeking-succeed-emerson-make-their-case <p><em>Reporting from Jacob McCleland of KRCU.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republicans who hope to replace Jo Ann Emerson in the U.S. House of Representatives stressed their conservative credentials while trying to differentiate themselves in a crowded field at a voter forum in Cape&nbsp;</span>Girardeau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Thursday night.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:27:07 +0000 KRCU 8477 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republicans Seeking To Succeed Emerson Make Their Case US Supreme Court To Hear Mo. Drunk Driving Case On Wednesday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-hear-mo-drunk-driving-case-wednesday <p></p><p><em>Reporting by Jacob McCleland of KRCU.</em></p><p>The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments this Wednesday (today) to determine whether police officers can take blood tests from drunk driving suspects without a warrant.</p><p>The case springs from a drunk driving arrest in Cape Girardeau in 2010.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 KRCU 8163 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Supreme Court To Hear Mo. Drunk Driving Case On Wednesday New York Bomb Suspect Has Missouri Ties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-york-bomb-suspect-has-missouri-ties <p></p><p><em>Reporting for this story by&nbsp;KRCU’s&nbsp;Jacob&nbsp;McCleland.</em><br><br>The Bangladeshi man who is <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=163142309">accused of attempting to blow up the&nbsp;Federal Reserve Bank of New York</a> has ties to Missouri. The 21-year old studied at Southeast Missouri State University.</p><p>Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis took 12 hours of entry level classes at Southeast during the spring 2012 semester. Nafis aspired to study cyber security, but never took any upper level courses.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:51:18 +0000 KRCU 5557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New York Bomb Suspect Has Missouri Ties Judge Denies Deposition Request in Martin Wrongful Death Hearing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-denies-deposition-request-martin-wrongful-death-hearing <p><em>Jacob McCleland contributed reporting from Cape Girardeau.</em></p><p>A Cape Girardeau judge denied a deposition request on Tuesday in the wrongful death hearing of Adrienne Martin, the 27-year-old woman who died of a drug overdose in August Busch IV’s mansion in 2010.</p><p>Martin’s mother, Christine Trampler, requested depositions of Busch and three others. &nbsp;But Judge William Syler denied her request because it would further drag out the year-and-a-half old case.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:43:19 +0000 KRCU 5219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge Denies Deposition Request in Martin Wrongful Death Hearing