The High Noon Five: The KKK, Propofol, Akin's "Ladylike" Comment, And More

Sep 28, 2012

Cape Girardeau police cannot enforce a city ordinance that bans placing handbills on windshields. The Southeast Missourian's Scott Moyers reports federal judge John Ross issued the preliminary injunction after the Ku Klux Klan sued the city, citing infringement of free speech. 

The only domestic company that supplies propofol says they will only sell the painkiller to approved wholesalers and distributors that do not sell to prisons or retail pharmacies. Missouri is the first state to adopt propofol for executing prisoners. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Robert Patrick reports it is not clear how the company's actions would impact the state's ability to use propofol for executions.

Missouri community colleges ... included Mineral Area College ... will share $18 million in competitive state funds to prepare adults for advanced manufacturing and public safety careers, according to The Daily Journal.

The Kansas City Star reports Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin shrugged off criticism of his comments that incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill was more "ladylike" in her first race for the Senate. 

Mamtek's embattled former CEO is fighting extradition to Missouri. The Columbia Tribune's Rudi Keller reports Bruce Cole is charged with four counts of felony securities fraud and one felony count of stealing.