Clinic suspect says he’s a ‘warrior’ for babies

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic says he’s guilty and that he’s a “warrior for the babies.” Robert Lewis Dear made the comments Wednesday during a court hearing for prosecutors to announce charges filed against him. The 57-year-old said he was guilty and that…

Illinois House Speaker calls for hike to income tax rate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – House Speaker Michael Madigan says the state’s income tax should be restored to the 5 percent level it was at until January. The Chicago Democrat told a City Club of Chicago crowd that the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit demands a tax hike. A four-year, temporary increase from 3 percent to 5 percent…

Activists Bring West Lake Message To Lawmakers’ Offices

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Friday will be the 35th anniversary of the Superfund Law. To celebrate this milestone, Just Moms STL and other community activists wore party hats and delivered cupcakes today the St.Louis area offices of several lawmakers, to thank them for their efforts with West Lake Landfill.  This refers to the introduction of…

Student research may rewrite Jasper County Civil War history

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri State University graduate student’s research findings may rewrite the history of the Civil War in Jasper County in Missouri. The Joplin Globe reports that Christopher Dukes outlined two findings based on his research to the Jasper County Commission Tuesday. Dukes says that land acquired by the county to commemorate…

Credit breach could include Des Peres restaurant

(KTRS) – A chain restaurant with a location in Des Peres says that a potential data breach could affect customers in seven states. Nearly 30 Elephant Bar locations could be involved in the breach. The Dallas-based chain has apologized for the breach and is encouraging customers to check their credit and debit card statements. Elephant…