Nixon appoints new MU Curator

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a community development official with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Nixon said in a news release Friday that Yvonne Sparks will fill a vacant seat on the board, which oversees the university’s four campuses. Her appointment…

Man, 19, accused in connection with Ferguson-related looting

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A St. Louis County 19-year-old is accused of assisting in the looting that followed a grand jury’s decision a year ago not to indict a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that prosecutors have charged Ithamar Trotter with second-degree burglary. Authorities allege Trotter…