Illinois Marine among 8 dead in Nepal helicopter crash

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) – A U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer from Illinois is among the eight dead who were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal. Officials identified the victims Sunday. Cpl. Sara A. Medina, a combat photographer with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa, Japan, and a native of…

Missouri lawmaker says he helps others hide lobbyist gifts

(KTRS) An ethics complaint has been filed against a Missouri House member who says he has helped other lawmakers hide lobbyist gifts from required public reporting. Liberal advocacy group Progress Missouri’s executive director Sean Nicholson says that he filed a complaint against Republican Rep. Craig Redmon of Canton. Lobbyists are required to publicly report meals…

Kali The Polar Bear Arrives In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The St. Louis Zoo is welcoming a new addition. On Friday morning Kali, a two and a half year-old polar bear arrived at the St. Louis Zoo from New York. Kali gained international attention after he became an orphan in Alaska when a hunter shot his mother. The hunter reportedly didn’t know…