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Here's 'Social Distancing' on Memorial Day

The AP looks at how crowds are gathering around the US this weekend

(Newser) - The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the US meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans, the AP reports. Sheriff's deputies... More »

For First Time in US During Pandemic, an Execution

Missouri puts Walter Barton to death

(Newser) - Many states have postponed scheduled executions amid the coronavirus pandemic, but on Tuesday night, an inmate was put to death for the first time since March 5. Walter Barton, 64, was convicted of murdering his former landlord, 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler, in 1991, USA Today reports. Kuehler operated a mobile home... More »

What Happened Here Led to Murder Charges

Makuya Stephanie Kambamba, 28, is accused of killing her newborn child

(Newser) - In a sad story out of Missouri, authorities are accusing a woman of letting her newborn baby die in the toilet where she gave birth. KTVO reports that Makuya Stephanie Kambamba, 28, of Kirksville, is facing murder-one and -two charges in the death earlier this month. Court documents say she... More »

This Is the State With the Worst Drug Abuse

Missouri gets unwanted distinction in WalletHub list

(Newser) - As America remains mired in a drug crisis , the added weight of the coronavirus pandemic has only made things harder. That's per WalletHub , which looked at all 50 states and DC to see which areas are affected the most by drug abuse. It looked at nearly two dozen metrics,... More »

Horrific Crash Kills Family, Including 2 Babies

Their pregnant mom, and a teen also among victims

(Newser) - A horrific Mother's Day weekend crash claimed the lives of five family members, including a young expectant mother and her two children. Travon Nelson, 22, was driving his pregnant partner Kristy Monroe, 22, the couple's 1- or 2-year-old son and 7-month-old daughter, and Nelson's 16-year-old brother in... More »

NTSB Lays Fault in Deadly Duck Boat Sinking

Weather warning wasn't relayed to Ride the Ducks captain

(Newser) - The 2018 sinking of a duck boat in southwest Missouri that resulted in the deaths of 17 people could've been avoided had closer attention been paid to the weather . That's the takeaway from a summary of the National Transportation Safety Board's final report on the accident on... More »

Judge Lets Goodfellas Mobster Go Free

Vinny Asaro is allowed to go home

(Newser) - Goodfellas wiseguy Vinny Asaro got a break Friday when he was released from prison over concerns about the coronavirus, the New York Post reports. The thinking: He's 85 and suffered a stroke just last year. "If Asaro were to contract COVID-19, given his age and current state, it... More »

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 »

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