Sanders Supporters Disrupt First Night Of DNC Despite Attempts ​To Unify

First Lady Michelle Obama came on stage to the roar of the crowd during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Obama extolled the virtues of the United States and without naming him, she made the case against GOP nominee Donald Trump.And then she declared that she was "with her.""I am here tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with [the responsibility of the presidency,]" she said. "Only one person who I believe is truly...
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Show Me Summer

Join us for our series "Show Me Summer". We're diving into all of those places in Southeast Missouri that mean something to you and your family.

Got (Chocolate) Milk?

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Long before it began asking, “Got Milk?” the Dairy Association used to tout milk as “Mother Nature’s most nearly perfect food.”  The slogan always made sense to me, especially those days when after I got home from school my mother would fix me a tall glass of chocolate milk.  Without the chocolate, milk was only nearly perfect.  With it, it could not be improved.

I was moved recently to think back on those memories and wonder, is chocolate milk really be just for kids?

Chiggers

Jul 24, 2016

Learn how to discover nature with ease as you take the itch out of summer. Every Missourian knows chiggers are the worst pests in the summer months. First they appear as annoying red bumps then the itch begins and spreads.

Chiggers are not bugs or any other type of insect. They're a juvenile form of a specific family of mites. Although they're almost invisible to the unaided eye...when several chiggers cluster together near an elastic waistband or wristwatch you might see their bright red color.

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Tucked away in a bundle of hills is the village of New Hamburg, Missouri. It hasn't its own zip code nor does it house more than 200 residents. But once a year, hundreds of people return to what they call home. KRCU's Lindsey Grojean captured the sounds of the New Hamburg Picnic, an annual summer celebration not only for fun, but to keep St. Lawrence Parish, the heart of the community beating.

Editor's Note: Chris Grojean is the father of KRCU's Lindsey Grojean.

Vaping

Jul 20, 2016

The good news: Teenagers are smoking less! The bad news: They are vaping more.  A national survey confirms earlier indications that e-cigarettes are now more popular among teenage students than traditional cigarettes and other forms of tobacco according to federal health officials.

Warren Hearnes was the first Missouri governor elected to two consecutive terms. He brought significant changes to civil rights, education, mental health, the environment, and highway programs
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It seems like Almost Yesterday that Warren Eastman Hearnes became governor of Missouri. Born in Moline, Illinois, on July 24, 1923, Hearnes grew up in Charleston, Missouri, the county seat of Mississippi County, a place he called home for the remainder of his life.

While in high school he determined that he wanted to attend West Point in pursuit of a military career. The desired appointment was received and he graduated from the academy in the class of 1946. In 1947, Hearnes married his high school sweetheart, Betty Cooper, a minister’s daughter.

For Michelle Obama, this election is about the kids. On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the first lady wove her vision for the next generation with her hope for the next president.

"This election, and every election, is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives," she said, adding that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate "who I trust with that responsibility."

Thank you so much. You know, it's hard to believe that it has been eight years since I first came to this convention to talk with you about why I thought my husband should be President. Remember how I told you about his character and conviction, his decency and his grace — the traits that we've seen every day that he's served our country in the White House.

Bernie Sanders addresses the Democratic National Convention Monday night, after an day of disunity in the Philadelphia arena. Read his remarks as prepared for delivery here:


Good evening.

How great it is to be with you tonight.

Tim LaHaye, evangelical pastor and co-author of the best-selling Left Behind novels, has died at the age of 90.

LaHaye was a prominent Christian leader, a successful megachurch pastor, the author of scores of nonfiction books and the founder of The Institute for Creation Research as well as several schools.

But he is best-known for Left Behind, the wildly popular series of novels imagining Jesus' return to Earth in the modern era. LaHaye conceived the idea for the series, which he co-wrote with novelist Jerry B. Jenkins.

From the get-go, Michelle Obama was the reluctant political spouse.

She was apparently "not thrilled from the very beginning about Barack Obama's political career," going back to when he was an Illinois state senator, according to Peter Slevin, the author of a biography about Michelle Obama.

Michael Jordan is condemning violence against both African-Americans and police. His forceful and emotional statement, released by ESPN's The Undefeated, is a marked change for the NBA legend.

Jordan has been famously apolitical during his career – first as a Hall of Fame basketball player for the Chicago Bulls and more recently as an owner of the Charlotte Hornets – avoiding public statements on politics and civil rights, when other athletes have spoken out.

First Lady Michelle Obama came on stage to the roar of the crowd during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Obama extolled the virtues of the United States and without naming him, she made the case against GOP nominee Donald Trump.

And then she declared that she was "with her."

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A 12-year-old boy named Strazh hangs from the monkey bars, staring at the ground. The other kids in the park in San Francisco aren't interested in him. And he's not interested in them.

"I just like to play by myself," he says.

Strazh has autism. Today is a good day. But on most others, Strazh has meltdowns. Something frustrates him and he can't control his emotions.

"I sometimes end up screaming," he says. "And I end up yelling and screaming."

The water supply for communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is threatened by an oil spill that dumped an estimated 66,000 gallons of heavy oil, along with natural gas used to dilute it, into a major river.

The pipeline that broke is owned by Husky Energy Inc. The site of last Thursday's leak is within 1,000 feet of the North Saskatchewan River.

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Loudon Wainwright III: 'Please Discover Me Now!'

From family fights to finding roadkill, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III does not consider any topic off limits. Many fans know Wainwright for his 26-album repertoire of witty and personally revealing music, chronicling the ups and downs of his life from early adulthood to his early sixties.In true Renaissance man fashion, Wainwright has also appeared as the singing surgeon on M*A*S*H, acted in several Judd Apatow projects, and served as Dave Letterman's first musical...
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'I'm Petrified For My Children': Will Racism And Guns Lead To America's Ruin?

I write novels for a living, and novels are about how characters deal with the intrinsic conflicts that make them who they are — and their efforts to overcome them. Sometimes characters are able to overcome their conflicts and sometimes, in tragedies, they succumb to them, which results in ruin. This is why it troubled me so much to witness recent events unfold like something out of a book.Part of the heartbreak of watching the nightmare up the highway from me in Dallas was seeing, like a...
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