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.
St. Louis, MO – The Humane Society said this morning (Thu.) that it has finalized an agreement to become the new owners of a couple dozen horses that were involved in a trailer crash on I-44 in September.
The horses were in a trailer bound for a slaughter facility in Illinois when it overturned near Sullivan. In all, 25 horses and a mule survived the wreck, though one has since died. Two pregnant horses also have since miscarried.
Kansas City, MO – Federal prosecutors in Kansas City have indicted four people who worked for the advocacy group ACORN; the four are accused of turning in false voter registrations to the Kansas City election board.
ACORN has been holding voter registration drives focused on low-income and minority residents in parts of Missouri this year.
And St. Louis election officials say the group has also turned in faulty registrations, and they also plan on turning those cards over to investigators.