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University officials examine proposed ban on fake guns

Friday, 13 December 2013 13:42 Published in Local News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Missouri State University officials are trying to decide how, or if, to monitor fake guns used on campus during a popular Zombie game.
 
The "Humans vs. Zombies" game drew 500 students during a week in October. Participants try to tag other people, who then become zombies. The humans can defend themselves against the zombies by stunning them with Nerf guns or a balled-up sock.
 
The Springfield News-Leader reports that during October's game, a professor called 911 and put a classroom on lockdown after thinking he saw a gun. And the university's safety and transportation department got several calls on its non-emergency number while the game was being played.
 
Department director Don Clark says banning the Nerf guns is a possibility but he is not sure that's the right solution.
 

St. Louis County Police chief to retire

Friday, 13 December 2013 13:40 Published in Local News

St. Louis County Police chief Tim Fitch is retiring next year.

 

Fitch said he has notified the County Police Board of Commissioners. He plans to leave his position in February. Fitch has served as cheif since June of 2009. He plans to launch his own public safety consulting firm.

ESPN will air Cardinal Glennon PSA on Saturday

Thursday, 12 December 2013 17:45 Published in Local News
That didn't take long. Less than a day after rejecting an advertisement from Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, ESPN has reversed their stance.
 
In a statement, ESPN reviewed the ad and will accept the original submission. The ad included the phrase "at SSM Children's Medical Center, we celebrate the birth of Jesus" and implored viewers to reveal "God's healing presence this Christmas."
 
The spot will air on Saturday, the 14th.
 

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