Washington Girl Scout Recipient of Top Girl Scout National Honor

Pictured: Jamielee Buenemann who recently received Girl Scouting’s highest award for her innovative and advanced project focusing on renewable energy. Photo courtesy Kathryn Kiefer (Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri)

WASHINGTON, MO - Jamielee Buenemann, a 2015 graduate of Washington High School and one of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s graduating seniors, was one of only 10 young women nationwide to receive the award.

She completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by researching, designing and constructing a residential-scale wind turbine almost entirely from recycled materials, raising awareness in her community about the accessibility and affordability for renewable energy.

"Being named a National Young Woman of Distinction is the highest honor a girl can earn through Girl Scouts, and it is emblematic of her vision, resolve, and commitment to putting her skills to work to make the world a better place," said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.

National Peace Officer Memorial Day - Honoring Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

Even though New Haven Police Chief John Sheible (pictured on left) was off duty he still stopped to help at a vehicle accident. (photo by Kyle Quick)

By Kyle Quick

Today, May 15 is a day we remember officers killed in the line of duty on National Peace Officer Memorial Day.  Flags are lowered to half-staff across the Untied States as a symbol, expressing their sympathy and appreciation to all police officers who place their life on the line everyday, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Happy Flag Day - 200th Anniversary Of Star Spangled Banner

Photo by Kyle Quick of the American Flag next to the Pepsi Main Stage at the 2013 Washington Town and Country Fair.

June 14th National Flag Day - What would life be like without symbols? We often use simple pictures to show complex ideas, with something small representing something big. Wedding rings mean marriage. Mobile phone icons lead to us take action. Flags represent nations.

Couple Marries at The UPS Store

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., (PRNewswire) "We do everything at The UPS Store," says Jonathan Parker, operator of the newly opened The UPS Store in Miami Beach with his wife Melissa.  Parker got a phone call at 2pm on Wednesday, April 9,  that one of the store's customers needed a marriage ceremony asap. 

He had been running errands all day and was not dressed for any formal event.  So he ran home grabbed a shower and a suit and went to the store.  The Bride and Groom are expecting a baby girl in a few weeks, so they wanted to get all the T's crossed and I's dotted legally to get their family started properly.

"With a bit more notice," Parker says, "we would have decorated the store and made it even more special."  Nevertheless, he did his best to make the ceremony special.

National FFA Week

More than a half-million students in all 50 U.S. states this week will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host communitywide events to help others in need.

It’s National FFA Week and a host of activities are planned to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education.

The week-long tradition started in 1948. Each year, National FFA Week runs Saturday to Saturday, encompassing President George Washington’s Feb. 22 birthday in recognition of Washington’s legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

Government Shutdown Suspends U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services In Missouri

Due to a lapse in appropriations that has caused a federal government shutdown, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service facilities and lands are now closed to the public and public use activities have been suspended nationwide.

This includes all National Wildlife Refuges, Waterfowl Production Areas, National Fish Hatcheries, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Offices and Ecological Services Offices.

In Missouri the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has closed nine national wildlife refuges, one ecological services office, one national fish hatchery and one fish and wildlife coordination office totaling more than 61,000 acres of land.

BREAKING NEWS: Missouri Task Force 1 Deployed In Support Of Colorado Flooding

QuickNewsNow first media outlet in the state to report on this Breaking News.  Publishing our initial story at 10:10 a.m.

Two local area firefighters, Brian Strubberg and Jeff Buchheit are among the 80 members of MTF1

UPDATED: 11:18 a.m.
, Mo. - Seconds ago Boone County Fire Chief Scott Olsen, released the following statement:

At 10:00 p.m. on September 14, 2013, Missouri Task Force 1 (MO‐TF1) was activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deploy to Colorado to assist with search and rescue efforts. Massive flooding has affected 12 Colorado counties.

President Obama Addresses the Nation with his plans on Syria

The White House - Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war in Syria.

Over 100,000 people have been killed.

In that time, we have worked with friends and allies to provide humanitarian support for the Syrian people, to help the moderate opposition within Syria, and to shape a political settlement.

But we have resisted calls for military action because we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force.

Snowden Espionage Charges Could Chill Free Speech

Pictured left, Edward Snowden, former government employee.

­— This summer, Edward Snowden, a former government employee, leaked information about U.S. intelligence activities including widespread, warrantless surveillance of domestic and foreign telephone and Internet communications.

The federal government has charged Snowden with crimes under the Espionage Act, and in recent days, David Miranda, the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald who received classified documents from Snowden, was detained for hours in a London airport under a similar U.K. law.

A University of Missouri law expert says Snowden’s charges, as well as Miranda’s detention under U.K. law, show how governments are using terrorism powers too broadly by potentially misapplying laws.

CBS News Reporting Two Have Been Killed in San Francisco Plane Crash

San Francisco Airport has also been shutdown.

Photo tweeted by CHANNELNEWSASIA

UPDATED: 7:54 p.m. - Officials have confirmed that two peole were killed in this afternoon's plane crash at San Francisco Airport and after 60 people were reported missing, officials are saying that 59 of those unacounted for have been found.

UPDATED:  4:48 p.m - News everyone feared is now being reported by CBS News that two people were killed, with 61 injured, some critically.  CBS sites this is according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

UPDATED: 3:49 p.m. - According to San Francisco Fire/EMS they have 190 patients (This does not include patients already transported following the crash) with minor to moderate injuries who are being triaged and treated at the International Terminal.