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Tribute to first responders held at O'Fallon, MO memorial

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:12 Published in Local News

First responders in O'Fallon, Missouri held a tribute this morning to honor the memories of the victims of the 9/11.

At 8:30, the police department gathered at a memorial in downtown O'Fallon that is made of steel recovered from the World Trade Center. The piece is called "A Tirbute to First Responders".

Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler has remembrance of his fallen brethren, "They didn't know what they were getting into that day, like many of us when we go to work in the morning, but they stepped up to the plate and did what they had to do".

The ceremony included a rifle salute and moment of silence.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A national group is vowing to sue if Missouri legislators enact a law allowing criminal charges against federal agents who attempt to enforce federal gun-control laws.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence said Wednesday that it is prepared to sue if the Missouri Legislature overrides Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill. Lawmakers were convening Wednesday to decide on the veto override.

The legislation attempts to nullify federal policies that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms." It allows state misdemeanor charges against federal authorities who try to enforce those laws or against anyone who publishes the identity of a gun owner.

The Brady Center says the measure violates constitutional provisions protecting free-speech and declaring federal laws supreme over conflicting state measures.

 

Suspect recovering after being shot during break-in attempt

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 12:25 Published in Local News

Charges are filed against two men who allegedly broke into a woman's home on Tuesday.

Police say Terrill Wise and Jahon Anderson kicked down the door of the woman's home on Lafayette near I-44. The woman grabbed her one-year-old child and hid in a shower in the upstairs bathroom. The mother says she heard the suspects moving throughout her home and one even came into the bathroom but did not see her. The woman called 911 and when an officer arrived, he confronted the suspects.

The officer says a suspect attacked him and that is when he shot the man. Other officers responded to the scene and both suspects were captured. Wise and Anderson now face multiple felony charges.

The woman and her child were not hurt. 

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