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Missouri Executes Man Who Killed Former Lover, Husband

Governor refused to grant clemency, citing David Hosier's 'lack of remorse'

(Newser) - A man convicted of killing his former lover and her husband in what prosecutors described as a fit of rage was executed Tuesday evening in Missouri. David Hosier, 69, was pronounced dead at 6:11pm following a single-dose injection of the sedative pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre....

7 People on Skydiving Flight Escape Plane Before It Crashes

Plane, however, was a total loss in Missouri accident

(Newser) - A small plane crashed into a Missouri field Saturday afternoon, but all seven people on board survived, thanks to the fact that they were on what the National Transportation Safety Board terms a "skydiving mission" at the time. The pilot and all six passengers parachuted out of the single-engine...

Fire Chief at 'Loss for Words' After Man, 91, Donates $500K

Sam Sloan hands over a fat check to cash-strapped volunteer fire department in Missouri

(Newser) - When Mark Hardin, fire chief for Missouri's Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department, saw last month that the department's bank account had dwindled to just $169, he wasn't sure what he was going to do next, as his firefighters were struggling to do their jobs with decades-old gear. "...

Cops: Man Confesses to Killing Wife Over Medical Bills

It was Ronnie Wiggs' third attempt at murder, police say

(Newser) - A man charged with murder in Missouri has allegedly confessed to killing his wife on his third attempt, saying he could no longer afford to pay her medical bills. The unidentified 72-year-old woman was found without a pulse Friday in her hospital bed at Centerpoint Medical Center in the Kansas...

With Hours Left, SCOTUS Rejects Inmate's Appeals
Missouri Executes
Brian Dorsey

Missouri Executes Brian Dorsey

SCOTUS rejected 2 appeals

(Newser) - This story has been updated with news of Dorsey's execution. Missouri inmate Brian Dorsey was executed Tuesday evening after the US Supreme Court declined to intervene. The court turned down two appeals by Dorsey's lawyers, one arguing that their client did not have proper legal representation by his...

Missouri Governor Denies Clemency for Brian Dorsey

Prison guards, jurors, and a judge had called for inmate's life to be spared

(Newser) - Despite the chorus of calls to grant clemency to Brian Dorsey, Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson decided not to prevent the execution scheduled for Tuesday. "Governor Parson has chosen to ignore the wealth of information before him showing that Brian Dorsey is uniquely deserving of mercy," Dorsey'...

Teams' Future Unclear After Voters Reject Stadium Tax

Tax would have been in place for 40 years

(Newser) - The future of the Royals and Chiefs in Kansas City was thrown into question Tuesday night when residents of Jackson County, Missouri, resoundingly voted down a sales tax measure that would have helped to fund a new downtown ballpark along with major renovations to Arrowhead Stadium. Royals owner John Sherman...

Supreme Court Seems to Back Government Lobbying on Posts

Louisiana, Missouri call administration's efforts a First Amendment issue

(Newser) - While looking for when the lobbying would become coercion, the Supreme Court sounded unreceptive to arguments Monday that the government should not be able to try to persuade news or social media companies to not publish certain information. The case began with the Biden administration's efforts last year to...

Olivia Rodrigo's Concert Freebies Cause a Stir in Missouri

Emergency contraception handed out for free at singer's show in state that bans abortion

(Newser) - Attendees of pop star Olivia Rodrigo's recent concert in Missouri got more than a show: Some went home with the morning-after pill, free of charge, in the state where abortion is banned. The emergency contraception from startup Julie, which costs about $50 per pill, was handed out for free...

Kansas, Missouri Hit With 'Gorilla Hail'

Baseball-sized hail was being reported in some areas

(Newser) - Volatile weather was homing in on parts of Kansas and Missouri Wednesday night, with some storms bringing massive chunks of hail, the AP reports. The National Weather Service just after 8pm CST said that the Kansas City metro area was under a severe thunderstorm warning for a storm that will...

Fans at Freezing Chiefs Game Left With Unwanted Souvenir

Frostbite, leading to multiple amputations, hospital says of frigid game in KC in January

(Newser) - Some of the people who attended the near-record cold Kansas City Chiefs playoff game in January had to undergo amputations after suffering frostbite, a Missouri hospital said Friday. Research Medical Center didn't provide exact numbers but said in a statement it treated dozens of people who'd experienced frostbite...

News Station Sorry Anchor Referred to 'Colored' Homeowners

TV station says script originally read 'homeowners of color'

(Newser) - While on-air teasing a story about Black homeowners, a local St. Louis news anchor referred instead to "colored" homeowners, prompting mea culpas. "Last night at this time, I read an outdated racial term on-air during a story," KMOV anchor Cory Stark said on February 27, NBC News...

Owners of Boarding School Charged With Felonies

Charges against Missouri husband and wife include first-degree kidnapping

(Newser) - The husband and wife owners of a Missouri boarding school for boys have been jailed and charged with felony crimes after a lengthy investigation by a county sheriff. Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch said in a news release that Larry Musgraves Jr., 57, was arrested Friday evening on the ABM...

Attorney for Girl Hurt in Britt Reid Crash in 'Disbelief' Over Clemency

Missouri governor commutes ex-Chiefs assistant coach's sentence, places him on house arrest

(Newser) - Britt Reid was sentenced in November 2022 to three years behind bars, but the former assistant coach for the Kansas City Chiefs just saw that sentence shortened. The Kansas City Star reports that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson commuted the 38-year-old's sentence on Friday, placing him under house arrest until...

Missouri GOP: About That KKK Affiliate Running for Governor...

Party aims to block Darrell Leon McClanahan III, who claims 'GOP knew exactly who I am'

(Newser) - After accepting a filing fee and candidacy paperwork for one Darrell Leon McClanahan III, the Missouri Republican Party is backing away from the man running in the primary for governor, whom New Republic describes as a "known white supremacist." A day after former state Rep. Shamed Dogan, previously...

Court Worker Killed While Trying to Serve Eviction Notice

A police officer was also killed in Missouri shooting

(Newser) - A court employee and a police officer were fatally shot Thursday after the court process server tried to serve an eviction notice at a home in Independence, Missouri, authorities said. A second officer was critically injured, but is expected to survive, police said. Independence Police Chief Adam Dustman said Thursday...

Girl Scouts to Troop: Stop Tying Us to Your Gaza Fundraiser

St. Louis mom says girls were making bracelets to raise cash for humanitarian aid for Palestinian kids

(Newser) - On the Girl Scouts of the USA website, the organization touts its diversity, including with a feature-length piece on two California troops made up of Muslim children who attend school in an Islamic mosque. But a St. Louis mom says she's now being threatened with legal action from the...

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Comforted Teen After Gunfire

Fan recalls Andy Reid offering him a hug amid reports of similar efforts from players

(Newser) - Panicked, injured, and having lost his friend amid the chaos that followed the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl celebration, Gabe Wallace followed a security guard's advice and took shelter inside Kansas City's Union Station. He was then comforted by a familiar face: Chiefs' head coach...

Chiefs Fans Describe Tackling Gunman
Chiefs Fans Tackled Gunman

Chiefs Fans Tackled Gunman

Trey Filter, Paul Contreras held the man until police arrived

(Newser) - Trey Filter hoped to log some cool-parent points by taking his sons to the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl celebration. "The boys were super happy there was no school," Filter of Maize tells KAKE . "And we were very excited after the Chiefs' win, of course." The...

Police: Baby Dies After Mom Puts Her in Oven for a Nap

Missouri woman told police she accidentally put baby in oven instead of the crib

(Newser) - An infant in Missouri died when her mother mistakenly put her down for a nap in an oven, a prosecutor said Saturday. Mariah Thomas of Kansas City was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the AP . The Kansas City Star notes that the charge against Thomas is...

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