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 President Trump will be in town today, he'll be in St. Charles to give a speech, this is his second visit to Missouri in three months.

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*The Today show signed on this morning with shocking news that its longtime co-host Matt Lauer has been terminated over reports of "inappropriate workplace behavior." NBC News said the decision was made after a "complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace." Lauer has co-hosted the Today show since 1997. This story is developing.


FDA: Bone Treats Are A Danger To Pets-

The Food and Drug Administration is warning dog owners to avoid store-bought "bone treats."

The FDA says it has received nearly 70 reports of pets becoming ill and more than a dozen deaths related to the packaged treats. Unlike real bones, the processed "bone treats" can cause choking, vomiting and blockage of a dog's digestive tract. Pet retailers often sell the items labeled as "Ham Bones," "Pork Femur Bones," "Rib Bones" and "Smokey Knuckle Bones." The full consumer advisory along with tips to help keep dogs safe are posted online at fda.gov. 

Source: NBC News


Hawaii Is Adding An Attack Warning To Monthly Siren Tests-

Hawaii is getting a monthly reminder of North Korea's threat to the U.S.

The state will add an "attack warning" wailing tone siren in December to the monthly tests of the attention alert for other emergencies. Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency reports that the usual 50-second steady tone will be followed by a pause and a 50-second nuclear attack warning tone.

Hawaii Emergency Management chief Toby Clairmont says the attack warning test hasn't been heard since around 1980. In the event of an actual attack, the siren would be the notice to “take immediate shelter -- get inside, stay inside, stay tuned." The state has launched a public service campaign to keep residents from panicking about the situation.

The next tests are set for Friday.

Source: UPI


Robber Successfully Holds Up Las Vegas Casino-

Las Vegas Police are looking for a man who walked into a casino carrying a gun and walked out with a gun and a lot of cash.

It happened at the Bellagio shortly before 4 p.m. yesterday. Police say the gunman was wearing a mask, a wig, and glasses when he walked up to a poker cage and demanded money as gamblers watched.

Surveillance video shows the white, male suspect getting into a car outside the casino and heading away on the Strip. Police are confident they'll find the robber. No one was hurt. Actor James Woods was feet away from the crime and gave an account on Twitter.

“@Bellagio staff were fantastic. They surrendered the money quietly, so no customers would get hurt. Nobody even realized it was happening. Excellent staff, cool under pressure.”

Source: New York Post


*Donald Trump has spent the past couple of years slamming CNN as "fake news" and "dishonest," and now the news network doesn't want to go to his Christmas party.

The annual White House Christmas party, which invites members of the media over to celebrate with the people they report about, will take place on Friday, but CNN won't be there. The network explained in a statement, "In light of the President's continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants."

The White House was quick to respond. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted, "Christmas comes early! Finally, good news from @CNN." 

(Politico)


*The man police in Tampa believe is responsible for a series of killings in the city was apprehended at a McDonald's, and police said Tuesday night they plan to charge him with four counts of first-degree murder.

Police captured the suspect, identified as Howell E. Donaldson the Third, after receiving a tip about someone with a gun at the fast food restaurant in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn was pleased by the arrest, saying, "Tonight, goodness has won. Tonight in the battle between darkness and light, light has won."

Although police offered no other information about Donaldson, records in Florida show that he has no criminal record, other than traffic tickets. 

NBC News


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The St. Louis Blues take on the Anaheim Ducks tonight

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