Jerseyville, Ill. – Funeral services are today for a Jerseyville teen who died after being shot twice by police with a stun gun.
Seventeen-year-old Roger Holyfield died Sunday, a day after his confrontation with Jerseyville police. Officers say they found him walking with a Bible in one hand, a cordless telephone in the other while shouting "I want Jesus."
Police say the teen was shocked twice after he wouldn't acknowledge officers who approached him, continued yelling and became combative.
St. Louis, MO. – The two leading candidates for St. Louis County Executive in Tuesday's election have starkly different views on the condition of the county.
Democratic incumbent Charlie Dooley, who has held the seat since 2003, says he wants to build on the successes the county has had in recent years.
"Continuing to be the economic engine of the state and the region, continuing to produce jobs and opportunities for those and continuing for St. Louis County to be a great place to live and to work," Dooley said.
Springfield, MO – President Bush is using today's Missouri visit to blast Democrats, accusing them of not having a plan to keep America safe from terrorists. At a Springfield rally for Senator Jim Talent, Bush said Democrats calling for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq aren't unpatriotic, just wrong. He said Democrats who voted against legislation to detain and interrogate suspected terrorists, the NSA's eavesdropping program and the Patriot Act don't understand the stakes in the war on terror.