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No, That's Not a Desert— That's the Mississippi River

Drought, record-low water levels are mucking up ship routes and commerce along trade super-route

(Newser) - Every year, 589 million tons of freight moves up and down the Mississippi River, which CNN deems "America's most important trade waterway." But you may need to take "water" out of that description along many sections of the route, as a historic drought has caused the...

Prosecutors: Father, Son Nearly Drowned Pokemon Go Rival

Robert and Angelo Matteuzzi convicted of felony assault following 'ridiculous' brawl

(Newser) - Two men from Missouri have been found guilty of assault after a brawl over Pokemon Go that landed the pair and their victim in a lake, along with some teeth. The popular smartphone game sees rival players do virtual battle with Pokemon characters for control of real-life locations known as...

Police Say School Shooter's Family Took His Gun Away

St. Louis police say relatives 'did everything they could'

(Newser) - The "heartbroken" family of St. Louis school shooter Orlando Harris did "everything that they possibly could have done, but sometimes that's not enough," Police Commissioner Michael Sack said Wednesday. Sack said the 19-year-old's family had long been concerned about his mental health and would check...

In St. Louis School Shooting, 'Miles Davis' Warning Helped

Code in announcement alerted teachers of a threat

(Newser) - It took four minutes for officers to enter Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis on Monday following reports of an active shooter . "There was no sidewalk conference, there was no discussion," Police Commissioner Michael Sack said, per CNN . "They just went right in....

St. Louis High School Shooter Identified as Former Student

Police say gunman graduated last year, didn't have criminal record

(Newser) - The gunman who killed a teacher and a 16-year-old girl at a St. Louis high school before he was killed by police Monday has been identified as Orlando Harris, a 19-year-old former student. Harris graduated from Central Visual and Performing Arts High School last year, and one survivor heard him...

6 Hurt in Shooting at St. Louis High School
3 Dead in Shooting
at St. Louis High School

3 Dead in Shooting at St. Louis High School

Police say shooter died in exchange of gunfire

(Newser) - (Updated throughout with new details.) At least three people, including the shooter, were killed Monday in a shooting inside a St. Louis high school. The shooting just after 9am at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School forced students to barricade doors and huddle in classroom corners, jump from...

Alarming Report in Mo.: 'I Wouldn't Want My Child in This School'
Alarming Discovery
at Mo. School 'Takes
Your Breath From You'

Alarming Discovery at Mo. School 'Takes Your Breath From You'

Radioactive waste found at Jana Elementary, in St. Louis suburb where WWII nukes were made

(Newser) - There's significant radioactive contamination at an elementary school in suburban St. Louis where nuclear weapons were produced during World War II, according to a new report by environmental investigation consultants. The report by Boston Chemical Data Corp. confirmed fears about contamination at Jana Elementary School, in the Hazelwood School...

These Are the 10 Safest, Least Safe US Cities
This Is the Safest
City in America

This Is the Safest City in America

Columbia, Md., tops WalletHub's rankings; St. Louis is at the bottom

(Newser) - When people think of "safety" in their homes and communities, crime is often the first thing that pops into their heads. But as WalletHub notes for its rankings of the safest cities in America, there's more to it than that. Safety can also encompass a variety of other...

St. Louis Just Got an Insane Amount of Rain

City records a record 8.8 inches, and surrounding areas even more

(Newser) - St. Louis was a mess on Tuesday after the city was deluged with record rainfall overnight. By the official measure taken at Lambert Airport about 9am, the city had recorded 8.8 inches since midnight, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . The figure easily surpassed the previous daily record of 6....

This Is the No.1 Stressed City in the US

Cleveland might have your stomach in knots, per WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - If you've been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, you're not alone—especially depending on where you live. WalletHub wanted to see what parts of the country were more frazzled than others, and so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining more...

Want to Get (and Stay) Married? Here's Where to Go

LawnStarter ranks the best US cities for wedded bliss

(Newser) - Maybe there actually is something to getting married in front of Cinderella Castle. Orlando, Fla., where the "happiest place on Earth" (Disney World) is located, is just one of the entries making up the top 10 in LawnStarter's ranking of the best US cities to get (and stay)...

Meet Anya and Irina, Welcome News for Their Species

Rare Amur leopard cubs are doing well at St. Louis Zoo

(Newser) - Two much-welcomed new arrivals are doing well at the St. Louis Zoo, and they have what St. Louis Public Radio describes as "computerized dating" to thank for their existence. Anya and Irina are rare Amur leopard cubs who were born last month to parents Dot and Samson. Only about...

Young Cousins Killed When Gun Goes Off During Livestream

Police called it murder-suicide, but family says shootings were accidental

(Newser) - Two young cousins were shot to death while livestreaming on Instagram during a family birthday party on Friday. St. Louis police first called the deaths of Paris Harvey, 12, and Kuaron Harvey, 14, a murder-suicide, but family members said the shootings were an accident, USA Today reports. The cousins were...

Police Chase Proves Fatal for Suspect, Detective

They collided head-on in a suburb of St. Louis

(Newser) - A police detective and a suspect died in a head-on collision of their vehicles near St. Louis following a police attempt to stop the suspect’s car, authorities said. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon after officers with the St. Louis County Police Department's drug unit tried to stop a...

Stones Play First Show Without Charlie Watts

Band launches tour by playing tribute to the late drummer

(Newser) - With the stage empty, a drumbeat began Sunday night in St. Louis. Large photos were projected of the members of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and a smiling Charlie Watts, the drummer who died last month . At that, the band came onstage and played "Street...

Shootings in Colorado, St. Louis Leave 6 Dead

Officer was among those killed in suburban Denver

(Newser) - Two Monday shootings with multiple casualties are making headlines, one that left three dead—including a police officer—in suburban Denver, and another that left three dead and four injured in St. Louis. Details:
  • Arvada, Colorado: The shooting took place in the shopping district of Olde Town Arvada Monday afternoon,

Officer Convicted in Beating of Black Undercover Colleague

Luther Hall was attacked by white police at protest

(Newser) - A St. Louis jury has convicted a former police officer of a felony civil rights charge in the beating of a Black undercover officer at a protest in 2017. Dustin Boone, who aided other officers in their attack on Luther Hall, a detective, was found guilty of deprivation of rights...

Gun-Pointing Couple Enter Guilty Pleas

'I'd do it again,' Mark McCloskey says outside St. Louis court

(Newser) - A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators last year pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges and agreed to give up the weapons they used during the confrontation. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey,...

Ellie Kemper Apologizes for Participating in Pageant

Actress disavows organization with 'racist' past that runs St. Louis debutante ball

(Newser) - Ellie Kemper—star of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as well as The Office—is denouncing a beauty pageant she won as a teenager. In an Instagram post Monday, Kemper disavows the Veiled Prophet Ball of St. Louis, at which she was crowned Queen of Love and Beauty in 1999, reports...

His Mission: Nabbing Pedophiles. Now, His Own Charges

Vigilante 'predator hunter' Kyle Swanson indicted after January 'sting' went south

(Newser) - Kyle Swanson says he was inspired by Chris Hansen, of To Catch a Predator fame, to set up his own vigilante group to expose suspected pedophiles, typically by luring them to sites in St. Louis, then showing the confrontations on his YouTube channel and other social media. But, like Hansen...

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