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Jumping Jacks May Become Official State Exercise

Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:09 Published in Local News
 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are considering official designation for the jumping jack.
 
 A bill is proposing to make the jumping jack Missouri's official state exercise. Missouri-born Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing is credited as inventing jumping jacks as a training drill for cadets when he taught at West Point in the late 1800s.
 
The proposal is supported by students at Pershing Elementary School in St. Joseph.
 
The legislation has cleared the House and will be considered by a state Senate committee.
 

St. Charles Officer On Leave After Deadly Shooting

Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:06 Published in Local News
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A man is dead after he was shot by police in St. Charles.
St. Charles police went to a home Wednesday night after neighbors complained the man was threatening them and igniting fireworks.
 
KSDK reports police say the man was holding a weapon and refused their commands to drop it. He was shot when he moved toward the officers and threatened them.
The officer, a 13-year veteran, was placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.
 
 No one else was injured.

Pine Lawn Drug Bust Nets Pot-Filled Cookies and Candy

Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:42 Published in Local News
St. Louis, MO  --  Two suspects are jailed in Pine Lawn after a routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust.  
 
Fox2 News reports that a man and a woman were stopped for speeding on Interstate 70 near Jennings Station Rd.  just after 3 o'clock Thursday morning.  
Police say they could smell pot as they approached the car. They were given permission to search the vehicle and found several pounds of the drug hidden beneath the liner of the trunk. 
 
The duo had bought the marijuana in Colorado and it is unknown at this time whether they were transporting it to Missouri or through the state.
In addition to packages, the pot was contained in cookies, brownies, chocolate bars and other candies.  A 24 year old man from Virginia and a  34 year old woman from Colorado are in custody.
 

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