Oregon Shooting Puts Pressure on Missouri's Mental Health CoalitionThe CEO of Missouri's mental health coalition says the program plans to improve the speed in which it refer clients to professional care, before they get too deep into mental illness.
Intruder Drill Teaches Lessons Of Sandy Hook Hazelwood School District staff undergo two days of training
Missouri Allocated $10M for Mental Health After NewtownThe Sandy Hook shootings not only sparked debates about gun control and school security, but also put the spotlight on mental health.
St. Charles Co. School Safety Plan Includes Bullet Resistant Windows, Security CamerasOther ideas, like police officers in every school, deemed too costly.
Gun Violence Sparks Protests At St. Louis City HallRecent gun violence in St. Louis sparked a rally on the City Hall steps.
Some In Illinois Want Polling Places Out Of Schools“Schools are sanctuaries for our children, and they are supposed to be, by design, a safe place,” says Illinois State Rep. Jack Franks.
Ill. House OKs Ban On Semi-Automatic GunsOne of the amendments would make it a felony for anyone to sell, purchase or transfer a military-style assault weapon.
Overnight America: January 16th, 2012 - Alex Seitz-Wald, Niall Stanage
Missouri Lawmaker Wants Tax on Violent Video GamesA Republican lawmaker from rural Missouri is calling for a sales tax on violent video games in response to a deadly Connecticut school shooting.
New Police Chief Says He's Met With School Officials About ShootingsAnd while no changes will be implemented immediately, Captain Sam Dotson calls the meeting productive.
McCaskill Petition Urges NRA to Come to the TableShe says what's needed are "commonsense laws that respect that right, but prevent the mass slaughter of innocent Americans."
Experts: Don't Blame Asperger's For NewtownThere's no evidence that suggests that people who have Asperger's are more likely than anybody else to commit homicide, expert said.