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meteors and stars in the night sky
Digital Content Producer
November 15, 2019 - 3:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK/AP) - Piggybacking on the crazy meteor news that happened in St. Louis this week is the best meteor shower of the month. The Leonid meteor shower will happen across all of the U.S. this Saturday night and into early Sunday morning. "Twenty meteors per hour are likely through the...
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(Mac the pitbull on Facebook)
Digital Content Producer
November 15, 2019 - 1:09 pm
JACKSON, Mo. (KFTK) - It turns out there's a big demand for puppies with tails growing from their heads. But it sounds like this one in Missouri isn't going anywhere anytime soon. After photos of a dog named Narwhal went viral on Wednesday, workers at the Mac's Mission animal rescue in Missouri...
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Associated Press
November 15, 2019 - 12:52 pm
CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP/KFTK) — The husband of a missing St. Louis County woman has been charged with murder in her disappearance, according to online documents. Beau Rothwell, 28, has been charged with 2nd degree murder of his wife, Jennifer Rothwell. Her body hasn't been found. The murder charge was...
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Digital Content Producer
November 15, 2019 - 8:29 am
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - Our partner station 102.5 KEZK is back as St. Louis' official Christmas station for the 16th year in a row. At 8 a.m. on Friday the radio station flipped the switch and will now be playing Christmas music for 24 hours straight from now until the holidays are over. CLICK HERE TO...
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(Joplin Police Department via AP)
Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 6:29 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman whose husband’s corpse was found in a freezer in a bedroom inside their southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was arrested Thursday, a day after she was charged with...
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Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 5:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A self-described advocate for police accountability is suing St. Louis for the release of police stop records that he believes could prove certain officers target black motorists but that he says the police department has refused to supply. Black drivers in Missouri are 91% more...
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Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 11:02 am
ST. LOUIS (AP/KFTK) - Meteorite hunters were scouring farm fields for remnants of a basketball-size hunk of rock that blazed across the sky in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that several Washington University researchers and a separate duo that included Science Channel show...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
November 14, 2019 - 7:07 am
(KFTK) - Our founding fathers are rolling over in their graves! Impeachment was designed to be used when/if a president violates serious constitutional guidlines such as treason or bribery. This one though is breaking the mold. Sorry, butt-hurt individuals from a different political party are...
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Digital Content Producer
November 13, 2019 - 5:17 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - A local minister who says he "walked away from homosexuality" defends conversion therapy, while others warn aldermen the practic is "barbaric" and should be banned for minors. The Reverend Jim Venice (photo above) spoke before the Public Health Committee of the Board of Aldermen...
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