The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
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When Michael Sweitzer lost his balance atop his combine machine noon Sunday, he thought he might lose more than half of his 185 acre corn crop this year, too. The area farmer was checking the combine’s hopper when he fell about 10 feet, breaking three ribs and puncturing a lung. At the hospital, doctors told Sweitzer his ribs were going to take about six to eight weeks to heal. The future of the 110 acres of corn he had yet to harvest looked grim. It might have...

Updated at 1:24 PM

Obituary published Oct. 8, 2015 in The Mexico Ledger

Updated at 1:23 PM

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — An 800-pound Rhode Island man says he's been kicked out of a hospital's in-patient weight loss program for ordering pizza.

Updated at 1:21 PM

Death notice published Oct. 8, 2015 in the Mexico Ledger

Updated at 1:16 PM

America is as always in the midst of a bitter debate over guns.

Updated at 11:34 AM

Some police chases end in crashes. Others end in … the Indian Ocean?

Updated at 10:59 AM

Don Landgren cartoon mocking the Pumpkin Spice craze.

Updated at 10:57 AM

Actress Ashley Benson has apologized after sparking up Internet uproar on Tuesday this week when she posted a snap of herself wearing a "Cecil the Lion" costume on her Instagram account. 

Updated at 10:20 AM

BOISE, Idaho — A restaurant manager gave an Idaho mother a free meal after two other customers delivered a scathing note to her table, accusing her baby of "ruining" their dinner.

Updated at 9:57 AM

An Alabama television reporter's attempt to interview a city commissioner went haywire on Tuesday when the local politician hit the reporter in the face.

Updated at 9:47 AM

If you think your commute is bad, try getting stuck in a traffic jam with thousands of other people in Beijing. 

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