Gov. Jay Nixon has denied a petition for clemency from Joseph Franklin. Franklin was sentenced by a jury to receive the ultimate punishment for committing merciless acts of violence, fueled by hate. In October 1977, Franklin fired five shots at a group of worshipers leaving a synagogue in Richmond Heights, killing Gerald Gordon and wounding Steven Goldman and William Ash. Nixon says this cowardly and calculated shooting was only one of many senseless acts of extreme violence that Franklin, motivated by racial and religious intolerance, committed against numerous victims across the country from Tennessee and Ohio to Utah and Wisconsin.
Missouri House Republican Nick Marshall of Parkville says he will seek to file articles of impeachment against Democrat Governor Jay Nixon after he believes the administration violated Missouri’s tax law. Earlier in the year the Governor issued an executive order directing officials to accept join tax filings from same-sex couples who are legally married. He also wants to go after the release of names from the concealed gun permit holders to federal agents as well as driver’s license procedures that he believes the administration did in violation of the tax law. A response from the state Attorney general’s office says they see that the filing the Governor’s office made appears to follow the requirements of the Missouri Tax law.
As you get ready to roast, fry or slow cook your turkey this year you might be able to squeeze another favorite dish in this year’s plans. Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away, and experts say this year’s meal will cost less. The average cost to feed 10 people a normal Thanksgiving meal will be $48.61. That is down from $51.87 last year. The price per person comes to $4.86. The meal consists of a 16-pound turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and beverages of coffee and milk. The turkey was the biggest contributing factor to lower costs for the holiday. The average price per pound dropped 18 cents.
Tyson foods raised dividends for shareholders after announcing a fiscal fourth-quarter net income which climbed a total of 41%. Tyson foods based in the Ozarks is expecting to see their 2014 revenue jump above the analysts’ estimates to possibly bring in a total of 36 billion in revenue prompted officials to raise the quarterly dividends by 50%. Previously the company paid 5 cents a share and now will be paying 7.5 cents. Dividends will be paid on December 13th of this year.
The man accused of killing his step niece will be in court on Monday for a preliminary hearing. 30-year old Steven Henderson of Iberia is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 13-year old Macala Shelton. She was reported missing in June before Henderson led authorities to her body near an abandoned farm. After an interview, he told authorities that he stabbed her with a large survival knife and also told them where they would find the knife. It was found in the house Henderson lived in with Shelton. Henderson is being held in the Miller County Jail on a bond of 500 thousand dollars.
The Lake Ozark Board of Alderman will have a special meeting on Monday afternoon. The one item on the agenda is an ordinance that would impose a moratorium on the placement, construction and modification of wireless telecommunications facilities in the city. The moratorium would last for 60 days. The bill is a response to the Uniform Wireless Communications Infrastructure Deployment Act which was signed by Governor Nixon in July. An executive session is also on the agenda. The meeting is set for 1:00 on Monday afternoon and will be held at Lake Ozark City Hall.
A Linn-area meat processor this weekend said hunters brought in fewer deer on the first day of firearm season than he has seen in the past. He said hunters used to bring in as many as 50 deer on the first day of firearm season in the past. Last year, he said hunters brought in about 100 deer in total, compared to 300 during normal years. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, the main portion of firearm season continues through Tuesday, Nov. 26. Hours run from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. Hunters may take one antlered deer during the firearms deer season, including the two youth firearm sessions.