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Colin Jeffery

Colin Jeffery

St. Louis one of the best cities to retire to

Monday, 18 November 2013 17:31 Published in Local News

St. Louis turns out to be a golden place to spend your golden years.

According to Livability.com, St. Louis is the second-best city to retire to in the country. Only Cincinnati ranks above St. Louis. The city earns praise for excellent health care, parks, and age and cultural diversity. 

 

The Salvation Army joins the growing list of organizations providing aid in areas hit by yesterday's tornadoes.

Canteen trucks were sent to several places, including New Minden, Illinois. The canteen is used to serve hot meals to first responders while rescue and recovery efforts continue. You can donate money to the Salvation Army by texting STORM to 80888 and then reply YES to the confirmation to finalize the donation.

You can also donate at: http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/usc/2013-storms 

 

Gov. Nixon refuses to halt Joseph Franklin's execution

Monday, 18 November 2013 16:35 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has refused to halt the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime in Missouri a "cowardly and calculated shooting."

Nixon's office announced the decision Monday afternoon.

Franklin is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing 42-year-old Gerald Gordon in a sniper attack outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977. It was one of as many as 20 killings committed by Franklin, who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980. He was convicted of seven other murders but the Missouri case was the only one resulting in a death sentence.

The execution would be the first in Missouri in nearly three years and the first ever in the state to use a single execution drug, the sedative pentobarbital.

 

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