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Beloved Yorkie Stays With Girl for Entire 12-Hour Ordeal

3-year-old Remy Elliott and Fat Heath were lost in a corn field nearly half a day

(Newser) - A little girl is home in the arms of her mother after reportedly getting lost in a Missouri cornfield for nearly 12 hours, during which her beloved pooch never left her side. Per KFVS , 3-year-old Remy Elliott had a friend in the family's Yorkshire Terrier, named Fat Heath, when... More »

'This Is Intolerable': Air Force Fires Woman in Viral Video

Tabitha Duncan, 20, is getting booted from the Air Force

(Newser) - A Missouri woman who was booted from the Air Force for appearing in a racist Snapchat video says she "was drunk" and needs "to seek help," the Air Force Times reports. Tabitha Duncan, 20, appeared in the recent video driving along a dark road with others who... More »

Governor Quits in Scandal, Signs 'Revenge Porn' Law

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was accused of taking nonconsensual photo of a woman

(Newser) - Just hours before he left office Friday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed scores of new laws, including a measure that makes it a crime to try to threaten a person using a private sexual image—the same allegation that led to his downfall, reports the AP . In the flurry of... More »

School District Yanks Senior From Graduation Due to Prank

Kylan Scheele admits he put high school up for sale on Craigslist but says it was all in good fun

(Newser) - While some of his classmates had more ambitious senior pranks in the works, such as setting live mice loose, Kylan Scheele decided to do something "more laid-back," he tells FOX4 —a joke that has now resulted in him getting yanked from walking in graduation. The 18-year-old Missourian,... More »

Charge Dropped Against Embattled Missouri Governor

Prosecutors on Monday abruptly dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Eric Greitens

(Newser) - Prosecutors on Monday abruptly dropped an invasion-of-privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens but said they still hope to pursue a case against him for allegedly taking a revealing photo of a woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair. Greitens, who has long denied any criminal wrongdoing, emerged... More »

Man Stops Truck Alongside Highway, Ends Up Stabbed

Cody Harter was a Missouri Air National Guard member who served tours in Iraq and Qatar

(Newser) - A Missouri Air National Guard member died in a highway median Saturday after what police suspect was a road-rage incident that took a deadly turn, reports KMBC . ABC News reports Cody Harter, variously identified as 23 and 24, was headed home to St. Joseph around 7:30pm when witnesses say... More »

Concerns About Governor Spur Historic Move in Missouri

Lawmakers call special session to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens

(Newser) - In a historic move, Missouri lawmakers announced Thursday that they are calling themselves into a special session later this month to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens following allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of charity resources for his political campaign. Republican House and Senate leaders said they had gathered more... More »

New Felony Charge for Beleaguered Mo. Governor

Eric Greitens says computer tampering charge is a continued 'smear' against him

(Newser) - St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term GOP governor. The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier charge alleging Greitens took... More »

The Plot Thickens for Embattled Missouri Governor

Eric Greitens could face 2nd felony charge

(Newser) - Missouri's top Republican legislative leaders abandoned GOP Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday, calling on him to resign instead of continuing to fight allegations that he illegally took advantage of both a charity he founded and a woman with whom he had an affair. Greitens already is facing a May... More »

Report: Missouri Gov. Initiated Unwanted Sexual Encounters

Panel is looking into impeachment

(Newser) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens initiated a physically aggressive unwanted sexual encounter with his hairdresser and threatened to distribute a partially nude photo of her if she spoke about it, according to testimony from the woman released Wednesday by a House investigatory committee. The graphic report details multiple instances in which... More »

Pickle Mystery Grips Missouri Town

Someone has been leaving pickle jars on interstate ramp

(Newser) - Over the past five years, witnesses have seen full jars, partially filled jars, and even a jar topped with a bow for Christmas. Now, the search for the culprit who's been leaving pickle jars on an I-270 ramp in Des Peres, Mo., is heating up, per Fox 2 . "... More »

Disney Wouldn't Let Her on Ship. 2 Weeks Earlier, It Would Have

Emily Jackson was 25 weeks pregnant—too pregnant, per Disney policy

(Newser) - She had a doctor's note, but Disney didn't budge. CBS News and the Miami Herald report 22-year-old Emily Jackson of St. Louis and her family of 10 showed up last week in Miami to board the Disney Magic cruise ship, but there was a problem: Jackson is 25... More »

Couple With Flowers Instead of Grass Faces Jail

Lawyer says their fight in Missouri could go all the way to the Supreme Court

(Newser) - Janice Duffner is allergic to grass, so she and her husband, Carl, have no lawn—only flowers are planted in their Missouri yard, which also includes ponds and pathways. They bought their St. Peters home in 2002, and in 2008, the Board of Aldermen adopted a city ordinance requiring 50%... More »

Lawyer: Rare Condition Could Make Execution 'Gruesome'

She says Missouri inmate could choke on blood

(Newser) - A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney says. Russell "Rusty" Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening for killing... More »

Her Dad Took Her to Missouri to Marry Her Rapist

'Kansas City Star' looks at why it's easier for child brides to wed in Missouri

(Newser) - When Keith Strawn was told he had to spend 120 days in jail, the sentencing judge advised the Idaho man to use the time to "think about the 120 days your daughter was married to a rapist because of you." How his daughter Heather came to marry her... More »

Judge Who Gave Teen 241 Years Wants Sentence Tossed

But Missouri is defending constitutionality of lengthy sentence

(Newser) - Missouri is defending a prison sentence for a man who committed robbery and other crimes on a single day when he was 16 and now isn't eligible for parole until he's 112 years old, the AP reports. State Attorney General Josh Hawley says in a US Supreme Court... More »

After 911 Call, Officers Were Sent to Wrong House—Fatally

Missouri officers responded to home in Clinton, when call really came from Windsor

(Newser) - "It is a coincidence," says Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe, and a deadly one. After a 911 call Tuesday in which women were heard screaming , police were dispatched to a home in Clinton, Mo., where all were shot, one fatally—and it was the wrong home. Lowe... More »

First Came the 911 Screams. Then a Cop and a Suspect Died

Tragedy after Tuesday standoff in Missouri

(Newser) - It started with a 911 call, punctuated by two women's screams. It ended with a police officer and a suspect dead. Following the 911 call Tuesday, police responded to a home in Clinton, Mo., around 9:20pm local time. They were met with gunfire from a suspect, who barricaded... More »

Post-Parkland, 3rd-Graders Selling AR-15 Raffle Tickets

Some are calling it 'tone deaf,' but coach says he thinks it's a 'positive thing'

(Newser) - Candidates in Kansas and Maryland have drawn criticism for refusing to nix their AR-15 raffles after the Parkland school shooting last week. Now, another (but much younger) group is in the spotlight. The Kansas City Star reports members of a third-grade baseball team in Neosho, Mo., are trying to raise... More »

Missouri Gov. Admits Affair, Denies Blackmail

'It was a deeply personal mistake'

(Newser) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledges he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an affair with to stay quiet, the AP reports. The Republican governor and his wife, Sheena, released a joint statement Wednesday night after KMOV reported that Greitens had... More »

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