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A hot air balloon crashed into a crowd of spectators in Missouri, injuring a young girl

A young girl suffered a serious spinal injury in the crash on Saturday at the Hannibal, Missouri bicentennial celebration.

A man who admitted to molesting a 11-year-old girl will face no jail time

Prosecutors dismissed charges of child kidnapping and statutory rape after reaching a plea agreement with the man in March.
Abortion rights activists rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC in May 2019 and an inset of a screenshot from the "Don't Ban Equality" ad placed in The New York Times.

187 companies, including Bloomberg, Tinder, and Ben & Jerry’s, teamed up to slam abortion restrictions sweeping Southern states

Postmates, Slack, and Yelp were also among those that signed a full-page ad in The New York Times that said abortion restrictions harmed employees.

The Missouri governor who resigned during a sex scandal just returned to the Navy — now the service is trying to figure out what to do with him

The return of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to the Navy has prompted a 30-day review of how the service handles personnel misconduct.
A damaged car sits parked on Woodlawn Avenue following a tornado touchdown overnight in Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S. May 23, 2019.

Tornadoes ripped through the Midwest leaving at least 11 dead and destroying motels, mobile homes, and houses

At least 11 people have died after a string of violent storms swept through buildings, hotels, and homes in Missouri and Oklahoma.

7 photos show the destruction caused by a devastating tornado in Missouri

Three people are dead and at least 20 injured after a tornado swept through Missouri on Wednesday night.
A Facebook video shows the tornado hitting Carl Junction, Missouri, on Wednesday.

‘Basically a war zone’: 3 people dead after devastating storms pummel Missouri

The Missouri Department of Public Safety issued an alert Wednesday warning of a violent tornado near Jefferson City and urging people to seek shelter.
Anti-abortion marchers rally at the Supreme Court during the 46th annual March for Life in Washington

Missouri Senate passes antiabortion bill that bans termination from 8 weeks, days after Alabama and Georgia pass similarly hardline laws

The state senate approved the legislation at nearly 4 a.m. local time on Thursday, with only hours to go before a deadline.
A video posted on Facebook shows a St. Ann, Missouri, officer smashing the window of a car and dragging out the passenger.

A Missouri police chief says a viral video showing an officer smashing a car window and dragging a man through it shows his ‘restraint’

The video has prompted criticism of the police department over allegations that the officer used excessive force to drag the man out of the car.

A viral video that appears to show police officers searching a cancer patient’s hospital room for marijuana sparked outrage on social media

Nolan Sousley can be heard on the video telling officers that he only uses cannabis in the form of pills that contain THC oil.