Latest Ku Klux Klan News

Sale of racist memorabilia banned at Kentucky fairgrounds

Nov. 16, 2018 8:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair Board has banned the sale of racist memorabilia at the Louisville fairgrounds including Ku Klux Klan and post-World War II Nazi items. News outlets report the board unanimously passed the resolution to ban the items Thursday. The ban follows Nazi Christmas...

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

Nov. 13, 2018 2:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri teacher who oversaw a history class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan has apologized for a "lapse of judgment" and is suspended indefinitely, the superintendent of the predominantly white district said Tuesday. The...

Wife says she, not her son, fatally shot Missouri KKK leader

Nov. 8, 2018 4:28 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader says she, not her son, pulled the trigger. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Malissa Ancona and her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr., face first-degree murder charges in the February 2017 death of Frank Ancona , who called himself...

2 arrested in Northern Ireland after posing as Ku Klux Klan

Nov. 8, 2018 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men after investigating reports that people dressed as Ku Klux Klan members posed for photos outside an Islamic prayer center. The images circulating on social media are said to depict people dressed as KKK members in a town near Belfast last...

KKK robe, Nazi decorations displayed at Kentucky gun show

Oct. 30, 2018 4:52 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nazi Christmas decorations and an authentic Ku Klux Klan robe were on display or for sale at a gun show in Kentucky. The Courier Journal reported Monday that the items were seen at the National Gun Day annual show in Louisville over the weekend. The event was housed at the Kentucky...

Bar owner says man in KKK garb attended costume contest

Oct. 30, 2018 4:48 AM EDT

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — The co-owner of a Mississippi bar says a man showed up to the bar's Halloween party and costume contest wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. Mutt & BC's Bar & Grill head Bryan Carroll tells The Clarion Ledger that the white man was asked to remove the outfit and leave...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 26, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL NEWS: CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter and wife...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 19, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Michael Buble to retire from music THE FACTS: The Canadian singer...

Prosecutors: Man with KKK robe had unregistered machine gun

Oct. 11, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to illegally having an unregistered machine gun, months after he was arrested and found with other firearms, a methamphetamine pipe and a Ku Klux Klan robe. Court records show 39-year-old James Christopher Varner of...