Youth Counselor Charged With Rape

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  A St. Louis area youth counselor is accused of sexual abusing a child. Twenty-year-old William “Billy” Hogenmiller has been charged with first-degree rape for the alleged assault on a child last week. Hogenmiller has worked at a youth-serving organization as a counselor, and an organization that provides respite care to adults…

Illinois gun sales breaking records.

( KTRS ) Recent Illinois gun sales are breaking state records. Illinois State Police did 418,000 background checks on firearm purchasers in 2015 compared with 162,000 a decade earlier. State background checks for December hit a record high for any month at 60,000. The state’s single-day record was broken on November 27th, Black Friday, when background…

Oscars host Rock

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Oscar night belonged to host Chris Rock, who launched immediately into the uproar over the lack of diversity in this year’s nominees, and he didn’t let up. Rock called the Oscars, “The White People’s Choice Awards.” In his much anticipated opening monologue, he asked “Is Hollywood racist? He said “Hollywood is…