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Are you more worried about your kids sexting than drinking booze? You’re not alone.

Of course you want your kids to be safe and with the below list of Text Shortcodes…it might help you decipher what they are saying or what other people are saying to your kids. A recent poll found sexting is now a bigger worry for parents than smoking or alcohol abuse. Here’s the crazy part: Nine out of 10 parents ... Read More »

Meet Brayden and sign up here for this VIP motorcycle ride May 20th, 2017

Meet my new hero Brayden! This little man beat leukemia and we’re celebrating that victory with a VIP ride because he loves motorcycles. Pre-register here for Saturday May 20th, 2017 at Big St. Charles Motorsports Hwy 70 and Cave Springs!  Pre-registration is recommended because we’re limiting this ride to 75 motorcycles.  Arrive 9-11am and Kickstands up at 11am to head to Chandler ... Read More »

TOTT – Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis & Tennessee Williams Festival

Erin Sulemann is the Executive Director of The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis. The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, public awareness and advocacy. Carrie Houk joined us next to tell us all of the ... Read More »

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    ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle

    NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. The cuts will trim ESPN’s stable of on-air talent and writers by about 10 percent. The 37-year-old network has been squeezed by rising fees to ...
  • Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Paul Ryan

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

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  • Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

    MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said. The trooper was shot multiple times and died at a hospital, state police Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen said at a news conference. “This is a ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump considers action on NAFTA ahead of 100-day mark

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada — though administration officials caution it’s just one of a number of options currently being discussed by the president and his staff. Senior White House officials have been discussing steps that can be ...
  • David Shulkin

    VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector. The order by VA Secretary David Shulkin is described in an internal April ...
  • Trump to order probe into aluminum imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will direct his administration to initiate an investigation Thursday into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the president will sign a memo ordering him to determine the impact of rising aluminum imports. High-purity aluminum is used in a number of defense applications, including military planes and the ...
  • Steve Kerr

    Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just might not be right away. “Look, what he’s facing is fixable,” Myers told The Associated ...
  • YouTube announces music competition series for emerging acts

    NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo. Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America announced Wednesday that “Best.Cover.Ever” will debut on YouTube later this year. Ludacris will host the series, where pop stars will give budding artists a chance to perform a cover ...
  • In Demme’s eclectic career, a nonstop rock ‘n’ roll beat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Through Jonathan Demme’s freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock ‘n’ roll beat. Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called “Sudden Terror.” And Demme’s death Wednesday morning at the age of 73 means that the final scenes ...
  • The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dies after show

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Kerry Turman, a longtime bassist for The Temptations, has died after a performance in Missouri. He was 59. The coroner in Cape Girardeau County says Turman was found dead at a local hotel early Sunday, shortly after performing Saturday night in Cape Girardeau. The vocal group is currently touring with the Beach Boys. Turman had ...
  • Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next April

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year’s induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. The Rock Hall is located in Cleveland, but the city hasn’t hosted the induction ceremony since 2015. The event instead has been held in New York. The hall said last year that it would ...
  • Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire back

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston’s funeral. “She blatantly lied on me … fully well knowing what she was doing,” Aretha Franklin said in a ...
  • Madonna

    Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopic

    NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna isn’t happy with a new biopic planned on her pre-fame life. The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday that Universal had acquired the rights to “Blond Ambition,” a script about the singer. Brett Ratner is expected to produce the film, which centers on her struggles in New York while making her first album. On Tuesday, Madonna expressed ...
  • Los Angeles’ piano-playing mayor declares ‘La La Land’ day

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ mayor declared Tuesday “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall to the tune of the film’s jubilant opening number “Another Day of Sun.” Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed the honor for the musical that claimed six Academy Awards in February and put a ...
  • Trent Dilfer

    ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle

    NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. The cuts will trim ESPN’s stable of on-air talent and writers by about 10 percent. The 37-year-old network has been squeezed by rising fees to ...
  • Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Paul Ryan

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHAT’S IN TRUMP TAX PLAN President Donald Trump proposes dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals, outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth while simplifying the tax code’s tangle of rules. 2. HOW US IS HANDLING NORTH KOREA ...
  • Sheriff: ‘Bachelor’ star refused to answer door after crash

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former “Bachelor” Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before authorities say he left the scene and holed up in his home for hours until his arrest. Soules told the dispatcher that he “rear-ended a guy on a tractor” with his pickup ...
  • HSN CEO to step down to take top job at Weight Watchers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the heavyweight of home shopping on TV is leaving that job to take the top spot at Weight Watchers International Inc. The companies said separately Wednesday that Mindy Grossman is leaving HSN Inc. on May 24 and assuming the role of president and CEO of Weight Watchers in July. Grossman replaces James Chambers ...
  • Kelly Wright

    Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday that the network marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity. Kelly Wright, who primarily works an overnight shift at Fox, said at an emotional news conference that his efforts at promoting diversity at Fox have ...
  • Lawsuit filed against Fox alleges racial discrimination

    NEW YORK (AP) — An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination “that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment.” The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, adds eight former and current Fox employees to a case involving three former Fox workers and their accusations against a since-fired Fox financial executive. It ...
  • NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday. Alvear, who also served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, died at her home in Santa Monica after suffering from ...
  • Robert Durst

    Hollywood producer testifies in Robert Durst murder case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood producer has appeared as a witness in the murder case of real-estate heir Robert Durst. Lynda Obst testified Wednesday in Los Angeles that a friend, Susan Berman, claimed to have impersonated Durst’s wife in a 1982 telephone call. Prosecutors contend that Kathleen Durst already was dead at that point, although her body has never ...
  • In Demme’s eclectic career, a nonstop rock ‘n’ roll beat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Through Jonathan Demme’s freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock ‘n’ roll beat. Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called “Sudden Terror.” And Demme’s death Wednesday morning at the age of 73 means that the final scenes ...
  • Jonathan Demme

    5 notable films by the late Jonathan Demme

    NEW YORK (AP) — MELVIN AND HOWARD: Among the most memorable films about Howard Hughes, this 1980 release starred Jason Robards as the mysterious billionaire and Paul le Mat as Melvin Dummar, the struggling everyman who encounters Hughes in the Nevada desert. Mary Steenburgen won an Oscar for playing Lynda, Melvin’s first wife. STOP MAKING SENSE: One of the most ...
  • Director Jonathan Demme, who helmed Oscar-winners ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Philadelphia,’ dies at 73, rep says

    NEW YORK (AP) — Director Jonathan Demme, who helmed Oscar-winners ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Philadelphia,’ dies at 73, rep says.
  • Jeff Goldblum

    Report: Jeff Goldblum signs on for ‘Jurassic World’ sequel

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise. The Hollywood Reporter says Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in next year’s “Jurassic World” sequel. Goldblum played the mathematician in the first two films of the franchise, 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and its 1997 follow-up “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Representatives for Goldblum didn’t ...
  • Los Angeles’ piano-playing mayor declares ‘La La Land’ day

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ mayor declared Tuesday “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall to the tune of the film’s jubilant opening number “Another Day of Sun.” Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed the honor for the musical that claimed six Academy Awards in February and put a ...
  • Disney sets May 2019 release for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars” is coming back to the summer movie season. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the Colin Trevorrow-directed “Star Wars: Episode IX” would fly into theaters on May 24, 2019, making it the first in the main trilogy to debut in the summer box office season, which kicks off at the beginning of ...
  • Sheriff: ‘Bachelor’ star refused to answer door after crash

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former “Bachelor” Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before authorities say he left the scene and holed up in his home for hours until his arrest. Soules told the dispatcher that he “rear-ended a guy on a tractor” with his pickup ...
  • Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death

    BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star. Lawrence Army Jr., an attorney for inmate Kyle Kennedy, said Wednesday that Hernandez wrote in a letter to his client: “I think ...
  • Bill Cosby

    Cosby, daughter, lawyer speak out as sex assault trial looms

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby and his delegates are speaking out in select media interviews Wednesday, a month before jury selection starts in his Pennsylvania sex assault trial. Cosby tells a black news service that he is working on new material and hopes to resume his entertainment career. “I think about walking out on stage somewhere in the United States ...
  • Marshawn Lynch

    Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of retirement

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade to his hometown team in Oakland. Lynch passed a physical Wednesday and agreed to a restructured two-year contract. Those were the final steps needed before Seattle could trade his rights along with a ...
  • The Latest: Iowa man “mourning” after death of giant rabbit

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a giant rabbit that died following a trans-Atlantic flight (all times local): 6:20 p.m. An Iowa man who was getting a giant rabbit from Britain for his boss to show at the Iowa State Fair says “we’re still in the mourning process” after hearing that the animal died en route. Bryan Bergdale of West ...
  • Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp’s former managers call him ‘habitual liar’

    Johnny Depp’s former business team is calling the star “a habitual liar” after Depp said in an interview that his one-time managers “clearly let him down.” Depp sued The Management Group in January for more than $25 million, charging fraud and negligence. The Management Group countersued, saying Depp spent lavishly on homes, private jets, art and memorabilia in spite of ...
  • Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up now

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Livestrong cancer charity saw a fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong’s performance-enhancing drug scandal. Livestrong’s most recent federal financial disclosures obtained by The Associated Press show sharp declines in contributions, revenue and assets in in 2015. Contributions in 2015 fell to $3.7 million from $11.9 million ...