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Parents offer opposing opinions on raffling off firearms to raise money

Parents offer opposing opinions on raffling off firearms to raise money

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ST. PETERS, MO - Some local youth sports parents are weighing in on the decision of a Neosho youth team to raise money by raffling off an AR-15.  Organizers of that raffle have been criticized by some who point out the AR-15 was the type of firearm used in the Florida school shooting that took 17 lives. There was a mix of opinions at Gametime Sports in St. Peters Monday night.  Some parents did not see a problem with the raffle while others believed it was in poor taste. “It’s not the gun that kills, it’s the people behind them,” said one parent. “It’s not right.  It’s in bad taste,” said another parent. Firearm raffles are not uncommon.  We found the website 52gunraffle.com.  One upcoming raffle features an AR-15 style firearm. AR-15 style rifles were banned in the United States in 1994
Rutland’s Winter Festival continues

Rutland’s Winter Festival continues

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RUTLAND, Vt. (NEWS10) – The Winter Festival is in full swing and one of the most popular events of the season is being held on Tuesday. Activities kicked off on Friday and over the weekend with snow sculpture contests, kid activities, and a chili cook-off. The biggest events is sledding down Center Street where we do the tubing right down the middle of downtown. Last year, there were 700 to 800 people sledding down the hill. Sledding starts at 7 p.m. and the festival continues through Saturday, February 24.
Founder of #MeToo movement says society needs a shift to disrupt sexual violence

Founder of #MeToo movement says society needs a shift to disrupt sexual violence

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WEBSTER GROVES, MO – Hundreds of people, including students turned out to hear Tarana Burke the activist who kicked off the #MeToo campaign. Burke made a stop at Webster University Monday night. Burke said that even though she has visited St. Louis before, she had never heard of the university until she was invited to speak. She said that part of the reason she accepted the invitation was due to the fact that St. Louis continues to ranks high on the list when it comes to sex trafficking. She began her lecture by saying that a shift is needed in our society. Burke said that the reason behind her nationwide lecture is to empower young women of color who have been sexually abused, assaulted, or exploited, and to keep them from being marginalized. She said that the movement’s purpose is to cr
Join me for an evening of crypto with writers Paul Vigna and Michael Casey

Join me for an evening of crypto with writers Paul Vigna and Michael Casey

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 I’m pleased to announce that I’m going to have Paul Vigna and Michael Casey, authors of The Truth Machine, onstage with me next week at Knotel, a co-working and event space in Manhattan. I’d love for you to come. You can RSVP here. It’s happening on February 28 at 7pm and will feature a 35-minute talk with two of the top writers in crypto. These guys literally wrote… Read More
Student helps prevent potential school shooting

Student helps prevent potential school shooting

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(NEWS10) – Police in Vermont are crediting a New York State teen and a high school resource officer for thwarting a possible school shooting. The alleged threat first came to light 160 miles away from the school in Vermont. It was here in Dutchess County, New York where a concerned high school student showed a disturbing text message to her school’s resource officer. The student told the officer she had messages on her phone from an acquaintance plotting a mass shooting at a school in Vermont. This was just days after the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida and after news that law enforcement failed to act on tips about the accused shooter. Back in Dutchess County the school resource officer took action and contacted law enforcement in Vermont regarding an 18-year-old named Jack S
St. Louis police to handout candy to build trust with children

St. Louis police to handout candy to build trust with children

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ST. LOUIS – The City of St. Louis Police Department will now have officers hand out candy from their patrol cars to the city's youth. Police Chief John Hayden announced the news on Twitter and said it's a good way to build positive relationships between police and young people in the community. The effort got underway on Monday. Chief Hayden wrote in part in the tweet, "it's the little things that often do the most good." Starting tomorrow @SLMPD Officers will begin to distribute candy from their patrol cars to build relationships with youth in our community. It's the little things that often do the most good. — John Hayden (@ChiefJohnHayden) February 18, 2018 There was mixed reaction on social media about the new effort. The St. Louis Ethical Society of Police responded to
Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable

Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable

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 Tech companies are scrambling to catch up to the fact that kids have joined a web originally built for adults, and are using it the way adults do — by liking and commenting, sharing, clicking through on personalized recommendations and viewing ads. But the tech underpinning apps and sites built for kids can’t operate the same way it does for adults. Enter SuperAwesome. Read More