• The New American Bible

    1-800-DOUBTS: A new helpline for troubled atheists

     The man on the line sounds nervous.  He’s been a Christian for 20 years but can’t believe in the Bible anymore. He hasn’t told his friends or family and still sits, uneasy, in church each Sunday. “I feel like I’m lying,” he tells the woman on the other end of the phone. “I’m pretending to […]

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    Leonard Nimoy, Spock of Star Trek, dies at 83

    Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of “Star Trek’s” logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83. Nimoy died this morning in Bel Air, California, his son Adam Nimoy told CNN. According to his granddaughter, Madeleine Nimoy, the cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His “Star […]

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    Report: Schweich believed he was target of smears prior to death

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich died Thursday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said officers were called to the auditor’s home in the 7100 block of Wydown Boulevard just before 9:50 a.m. for a reported gunshot victim.They found Schweich on the […]


    Missouri sets execution date for man who stabbed ex-wife’s boyfriend

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI)- The Missouri Supreme Court set a mid-April execution date for Andre Cole, 52, of Normandy, who stabbed his ex-wife’s boyfriend 22 times over child support payments. According to our partners at the Post-Dispatch, Cole has been on death row in since he was convicted in 2001. He killed Anthony Curtis on […]

  • Veterans facility leaves vets cold

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Veterans arriving for scheduled appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic on Manchester Road received a chilly reception in the lobby Monday morning. Saturday’s ice storm is blamed for shutting down the heating system in the front part of the building for several hours. Employees went about their day […]

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    Oscars 2015: 5 things we loved

    “Birdman” will go into the history books as 2014’s best picture winner, but the 87th Academy Awards will also be remembered for a handful of stirring moments — and a few awkward ones: “Glory” gets the glory Common and John Legend’s song “Glory,” written for the film “Selma,” had the Oscar crowd visibly moved with […]

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    Did Bill O’Reilly pull a Brian Williams? What he said about his war coverage

    NEW YORK,  — Did Bill O’Reilly claim that he reported inside a war zone during the 1982 Falklands conflict between Britain and Argentina? That’s the central question raised by Mother Jones in a report published Thursday, and the answer appears to be both yes and no. The Fox News host insists he never said he […]

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    ‘American Sniper’ trial: Deputy says defendant explained killings

    STEPHENVILLE, TX — A former deputy testified last week that he overheard the defendant in the “American Sniper” murder trial explain why he killed two men. Gene Cole, who worked for the Erath County Sheriff’s Office at the time, testified Friday that on June 22, 2013, he “heard Mr. [Eddie Ray] Routh say, ‘I shot […]

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    ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Bob Simon dies in car accident

    “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon, who covered both the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, died Wednesday in a car accident in New York, CBS News reported. He was 73. “It’s a terrible loss for all of us at CBS News,” said Jeff Fager, the executive producer of “60 Minutes.” “It’s such a tragedy, made worse because […]

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    Accused killer of ‘American sniper’ Chris Kyle acted bizarrely for years, family says

    Jodi Routh was desperate. Since being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in July 2011, her son had been in and out of Veterans Affairs clinics, she said. He showed no progress in two years, and his erratic behavior continued to spiral out of control. Jodi Routh worked as an aide at the same Midlothian, Texas, […]

  • Missing DeSoto kindergarten teacher found

    DESOTO, MO (KTVI) – De Soto police have located a missing kindergarten teacher. Ann Vaughn had last seen on Sunday, February 8. When she didn’t show up to Vineland School Monday, police went by her house to look for her. They did not find any signs of foul play, but no one knew where she […]

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    ‘American Sniper’ fame weighs on trial of accused killer

    Everyone knows who Chris Kyle was — the “American Sniper.” That may make work challenging for a small Texas county tasked with giving his accused murderer, Eddie Ray Routh, a fair trial. Jury selection is set for Thursday, and an Erath County court will begin sifting through 800 hundred potential jurors, the Stephenville Empire-Tribune reported. […]