Missouri

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Cops Wrongly Claimed He Killed His Wife. Now They'll Pay

Russell Faria, to be awarded $2M, has a suspect in mind

(Newser) - A Missouri sheriff's department has reportedly reached a $2 million settlement with a man who spent three years in prison for his wife's murder before his conviction was overturned. An insurance company will cover the payment to a "thrilled" Russell Faria, according to his lawyers, one of... More »

70M Americans Face Severe Weather Forecast

That could include tornadoes and hail

(Newser) - Good thing Americans have nothing else to worry about—because severe storms that might include hail and tornadoes are forecast for a good swath of the country on Saturday, CNN reports. "Over 70 million Americans face the threat of severe weather today, with the greatest threat for a significant... More »

Walmart's Mystery Deodorant Licker Is Allegedly Found

Cody Pfister of Missouri charged with making terrorist threats

(Newser) - A Missouri man who allegedly filmed himself licking a bunch of deodorant for sale at Walmart is now charged with making terrorist threats. Police in Warrenton, 55 miles west of St. Louis, said they received reports about the March 11 video from as far away as the Netherlands before arresting... More »

Virus-Stricken Family: It Started With 'Normal Cough'

5 family members infected, with 2 in intensive care

(Newser) - A Missouri family is urging people to stay inside after five members were diagnosed with the coronavirus, including a father and mother in intensive care. Jane Weinhaus, 63, was on a ventilator for more than a week after developing "a normal cough" that wouldn't improve, her son, Ryan,... More »

10 States Waging an Aggressive War Against Coronavirus

And 10 that may need to step it up

(Newser) - As "social distancing" and "flattening the curve" become part of our coronavirus vernacular, certain states are taking extra-aggressive measures to ensure its residents stay healthy. WalletHub wanted to see which states have done the most in terms of limiting exposure to the virus, looking at nearly 36 metrics... More »

Judge Agrees With Star Who Sat Out for Justice

Court throws out 1997 convictions of Maya Moore's family friend

(Newser) - Maya Moore has always been known for hitting the big shot on the grandest stage. She just got the biggest assist of her career. A judge on Monday overturned the 1997 burglary and assault convictions of Jonathon Irons, a Missouri man whose case has been championed by the WNBA star... More »

Guy's Joker 'Performance' Ends in Charge of Terrorist Threat

'I'm planning on killing a bunch of people,' Jeremy Garnier said on livestream

(Newser) - A man in a Joker costume threatened to kill people on a nearly hourlong livestream as he drove around a St. Louis suburb on Monday, according to University City police. "I'm going to start killing people until this reaches a thousand [viewers] and once it reaches a thousand,... More »

3 Relatives Arrested After Girl, 11, Gives Birth

17-year-old admitted raping relative 100 times

(Newser) - After a couple brought a baby with the umbilical cord still attached to a Missouri hospital last week, claiming they had found the newborn on their porch, police soon uncovered the disturbing truth. At their home in suburban St. Louis, police found an 11-year-old girl who had given birth in... More »

Deadly Crash Kills 2 Moms, Their Daughters

Ex-volleyball stars Carrie McCaw, Lesley Prather killed, along with their 2 respective daughters

(Newser) - "As a parent, as any other human being, it was horrific." That's how a woman who ran to help victims of a car accident in Missouri described the scene she encountered Friday to CBS 17 —one that took the lives of two former volleyball stars and... More »

'A Fresh Perspective' Leads to Charges in 1987 Slaying

The body of Karla Jane Delcour, 22, was found tied up along a highway in Missouri

(Newser) - Authorities announced murder charges Friday against a Texas man in the 1987 killing of a young Missouri woman who was found dead near a highway with her hands tied to a rope around her neck. Kirby R. King, 64, is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Karla Jane... More »

Cops: Murdered Pregnant Woman Had Chilling Search on Phone

'What to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant'

(Newser) - Police in St. Louis County, Mo., had several reasons to be suspicious of Beau Rothwell after his 28-year-old wife went missing in mid-November—chief among them that he refused to give a DNA sample or let cops search his car, home, or cellphone, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Another disturbing... More »

Remains of 2 Missing Brothers Found in 2 Separate States

Officials ID remains of Nicholas and Justin Diemel in Mo., Neb.; Garland Nelson charged

(Newser) - The fate of two brothers from Wisconsin who went missing while on a business trip in July has now been confirmed. On Friday, authorities said that remains found in Caldwell County, Mo., and in Lincoln, Neb., were those of 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel and 24-year-old Justin Diemel, respectively, Fox News reports.... More »

After a Year, KC Voters Rescind MLK Honor

Majority of voters want The Paseo back in Kansas City

(Newser) - Both sides say they're fighting to retain history. Now, the day after a contentious election, the side that fought for the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. has lost that battle. The AP reports Kansas City voted "overwhelmingly"—almost 70% of the vote, per unofficial late-night returns... More »

A Bartender Got a Tip Worth $2. It Turned Into $50K

Missouri's Taylor Russey says customer's gratuity was a Powerball ticket

(Newser) - Most watering hole patrons don't offer lottery tickets as gratuities, but one regular at Missouri's Bleachers Bar does it quite often—and a bartender at the O'Fallon establishment is now a $50,000 winner because of it. CNN reports on Taylor Russey's windfall, which came about... More »

Missouri Health Chief Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients' Periods

Data indicated 4 failed abortions out of thousands

(Newser) - Missouri's health director admitted Tuesday to tracking the menstrual periods of women who visited the sole abortion clinic in the state with the goal of identifying those who had failed procedures. Planned Parenthood's St. Louis clinic is facing accusations of failed medical abortions as it fights to remain... More »

Big Win for Cop Told to 'Tone Down Your Gayness'

St. Louis County Sgt. Keith Wildhaber awarded $19M

(Newser) - A jury has awarded $19 million to a Missouri police officer who says his supervisors denied him promotions because he was too outwardly gay. "If you ever want to see a white shirt, you should tone down your gayness," a member of the St. Louis County Board of... More »

A Man Vanished Into Thin Air. A Dirt Biker Solved the Mystery

Ryan Linneman of Missouri is in critical condition after car crash left him in a ravine for a week

(Newser) - A dirt biker out for a ride stumbled across a horrifying sight on Wednesday: a smashed-up car at the bottom of a ravine, with what he thought was a dead body inside. As Fox News reports, that horror story soon became a miraculous one, as the man inside the car... More »

Cop Charged After 2nd Shooting With Similar Details

Sheriff's deputy Lauren Michael charged with assault after scooter incident in Kansas City

(Newser) - A 29-year-old sheriff's deputy in Jackson County, Mo., has been charged with felony assault and criminal action, and an investigation has been launched regarding a 2017 incident for which she'd received a medal of valor. "Laws that protect law enforcement's actions are a high hurdle for... More »

Planned Parenthood: We Built a Huge Clinic in Secret

Facility in Illinois will be open later this month, not far from last abortion clinic in Missouri

(Newser) - One of the largest abortion clinics in the US has been under hush-hush construction for more than a year, but Planned Parenthood is now revealing details. In August, CBS News got one of the first glimpses of the 18,000-square-foot "mega-clinic" in southern Illinois, built about 15 miles from... More »

Teen's Beauty Product Explodes, Blows Hole in Car Roof

Mom warns about keeping cans of dry shampoo, and other aerosol cans, away from heat

(Newser) - Dry shampoo can be handy on the go, but that doesn't mean it should be stored in your car. A Missouri teen learned that the hard way after an aerosol can of dry shampoo exploded in her car's center console, smashed through the sunroof, and landed 50 feet... More »

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