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October 16, 2019 - 12:35 pm
(KFTK) — Missouri has the nation's third-highest murder rate, according to a recent report from SafeWise . From 2013 through 2017, murder rates in the state have risen 61%, the State of Safety report mentioned. Missouri averages 7.9 murders for every 100,000 people. However, during this time span,...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
October 16, 2019 - 8:52 am
Lee Ann Pitman is running for state representative for Missouri House District 99. Lifelong resident of Missouri, Pitman believes she has the plan to prioritize small business and jobs to help stimulate the local economy. There will be a special election on Tuesday, November 5th. The seat was...
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The Annie Frey Show
October 15, 2019 - 5:20 pm
You may know him as "Young Pageviews" or the guy at the Blues games with a Chinchilla. Ben Friedman is the host of Barstool Outdoors and a part of the Portnoy Barstool enterprise. Friedman is from St. Louis and has a great passion for the Cardinals and the Blues. CARDINALS WIN 13-1!!! WE’RE GOING...
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Gun manufacturer and dealer in Illinois
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October 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Gun dealers would have to tell St. Louis police whenever somebody trying to buy a gun in the city fails the background check, under a bill passed unanimously out of a committee in the Board of Aldermen, according to our partner station KMOX . If passed into law, the bill is...
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The Annie Frey Show
October 15, 2019 - 4:36 pm
Amy Elik is running in the Illinois House of Representatives 111th District seat currently held by state Rep. Monica Bristow. From her official Facebook Page: "As a CPA and auditor with over two decades of experience, I served as a trusted financial advisor on behalf of my clients. Given Illinois’...
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
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October 15, 2019 - 1:54 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials are developing a public safety campaign aimed at making young people aware of the risks of vaping. Republican Gov. Mike Parson said at a news conference Tuesday that he is directing leaders of the state health, education and public safety departments to...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
October 15, 2019 - 9:52 am
St. Louis County councilman Mark Harder joins Marc to discuss the latest request from The Loop Trolley for additional tax dollars. “We’re done,” says Harder. Related: The Delmar Loop Trolley Needs More Funding To Stay on Track Not only is the County denying the requests, Harder intends to call on...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
October 15, 2019 - 9:27 am
(KFTK) - Congressman John Shimkus joins the show to discuss his reaction to President Trump pulling troops from northern Syria. He maintains that we abandoned our alleys and it was a, “terrible decision.” Related: Trump loses Metro East ally John Shimkus over Syria decision Shimkus says this...
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October 14, 2019 - 5:48 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - The reach of Cardinals Nation has been extended 7,000 miles away to Nanjing, China thanks to a gift from St. Louis which was unveiled Monday. A bronze statue of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was placed outside a youth ballpark as a gift from St. Louis to its sister...
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