The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
Updated at 3:02 PM

It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago. The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina. In that case, a diabetic man's erratic behavior during a trip to a convenience store for juice to bring up his low blood sugar led to a confrontation with officers that left him with injuries from head to foot.

Updated at 2:41 PM

We’re coming to the end of a longish road trip from Wyoming to Oklahoma and back, and what a trip it’s been.

Updated at 2:16 PM

Most people, prior to buying something, look at the cost to make sure they are being charged a fair price. Or, even better, if they can find a bargain.

Posted at 2:00 PM

Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross.

Updated at 1:36 PM

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior Hamas military commanders Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.

Updated at 1:06 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on ISIS.

Updated at 12:16 PM

Jessica Hartman leaves soon for Atlantic City

Updated at 12:13 PM

Meeting to be held at the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce office

Updated at 12:10 PM

There were 2,335 students who attended the first day of school

Updated at 12:07 PM

Arrested was result of a traffic stop

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