Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
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.Steven Assanti, of Cranston, says he is addicted to food and has been enrolled in a weight loss program at Rhode Island Hospital for the past 80 days. He says he's lost more than 20 pounds.

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 11:27 AM

The Brookfield Lady Dogs softball team is taking part in the Class 2, District 16 tournament this week at Putnam County High School in Unionville. The Lady Dogs are the five seed, and opened against Putnam County. The Lady Dogs won this contest 8-1,...

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. 

Posted at 10:30 AM

Thursday, Oct. 8

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. 

Updated at 9:07 AM

Try thinking of a film in which Tom Hanks isn’t the good guy. Without doing a detailed Internet search, the only characters I can come up with are the murderous Irish author in “Cloud Atlas” and the hitman in “Road to Perdition.” Otherwise, Hanks...

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