Survivor recounts robbery attempt that led to deadly shootout at She’s A Pistol gun store

Becky Bieker testified Monday in a Johnson County courtroom as a preliminary hearing began for three of the four defendants accused in the death her husband, Jon Bieker, with whom she owned the Shawnee gun store She’s A Pistol. Londro E. Patterson III, Nicquan K. Midgyett and Hakeem W. Malik are charged with murder and other crimes in the Jan. 9 attempted robbery that turned into a shootout between the Biekers and the assailants.

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Undercover videos become the latest tactic in the battle against abortion

It started with the release of an undercover video of a doctor — a Planned Parenthood executive — talking over lunch in frank detail about the use of fetal organs and tissue. After that came calls for investigations, the release of another video and the promise of more. Gone are the days when anti-abortion activists relied solely on civil disobedience and street theater.

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Judging the Royals

With Yordano Ventura, watch for his secondary pitches

When I asked what to look for when Yordano Ventura was on the mound, I was told to pay attention to his secondary pitches and how soon he established them. Ventura can throw 100 mph, but if he can’t throw anything but a fastball for a strike, hitters will wait for those fastballs and be all over them. Sunday, he went to his curve early.

Judging the Royals

Defensive Indifference Part III: The Reckoning!

When the Royals went to St. Louis to play a makeup game against the Cardinals, there were two cases of a runner on first base taking second base with a runner on third. Both times the official scorekeeper called it “defensive indifference” because the Cardinals did nothing to stop the runner from taking second. I called it BS.

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