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    Michael Brown’s family condemns shootings of NYC officers

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers. The statement released Saturday by the Parks & Crump law firm says Brown’s family rejects “any kind of violence directed toward members […]
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    St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch Breaks Silence

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    AG Koster to sue towns for excessive traffic fines

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Over a dozen St. Louis County municipalities are facing legal action for violating Macks Creek Law. Attorney General Chris Koster announced during a morning news conference that he filed a civil law suit against thirteen municipalities in violation of the Missouri law that prohibits a municipality from receiving more than […]
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    Items from Ferguson unrest headed to museum in Washington D.C.

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of the Washington museum’s exhibit on civil rights. The museum about journalism and the First Amendment will display items including a press pass, a “Police the Police” poster and rubber pellets from a grenade used by police […]
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    Ferguson Commission Moves Forward with Smoother Waters

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    Prosecutor McCulloch releases additional grand jury documents

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor has released hundreds of pages of additional documents from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown, including the interview transcript of a friend who was with Brown when he was killed. Prosecutor Robert McCulloch says the records released Saturday were inadvertently not included with […]
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    Judge imposes limits on police response to protesters

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A federal judge has imposed some limits on what actions police can take during protests in Missouri. U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson late Thursday granted a temporary restraining order on behalf of protesters involved in demonstrations against the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. […]
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    Secretary of State Jason Kander announces Ferguson Rebuild Initiative

    Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is teaming up with two organizations to help north county businesses that were negatively impacted by the Ferguson crisis. Kander along with members of North County Incorporated and the Regional Business Council were at Cathy’s Kitchen in Ferguson this morning to announce the Ferguson Rebuild […]
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    Missouri lawmakers take up Ferguson legislation

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri lawmakers are vowing an aggressive investigation into why Gov. Jay Nixon did not use National Guard troops to prevent angry crowds from burning and looting businesses in Ferguson when a grand jury decision was announced in the police shooting of Michael Brown. A House and Senate investigative committee met […]
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    Did the State Drop the Ball in Ferguson?

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    UMSL links hiring freeze to Ferguson unrest

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A University of Missouri campus near the site of the fatal Ferguson police shooting has announced a hiring freeze for faculty and staff in response to what administrators call an unexpected enrollment drop by students worried about their safety. The University of Missouri-St. Louis announced the move Wednesday in a campus-wide […]
  • St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has just announced that the grand jury¹s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death on Michael Brown on November 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri. The photo of police officer Wilson in an undated video grab.     UPI
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    Lawyer group asks judge to revoke Darren Wilson’s license

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A bar association that represents black lawyers and judges wants the state of Missouri to revoke the license of the former Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old. The National Bar Association has asked the Missouri Department of Public Safety to revoke Darren Wilson’s license in response to the […]
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    Federal autopsy released in Michael Brown shooting

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS )  Authorities have released the federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting. The autopsy on 18-year-old Michael Brown was performed by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System at the request of the Department of Justice. The conclusions were similar to those reached in autopsies performed by the St. Louis County […]
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    AP: Witness interview missing from grand jury documents

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A police interview with a key witness was not provided along with the thousands of documents released after a grand jury decided to not indict a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. An Associated Press review of the records released by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob […]
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    Rewards offered for Ferguson, Dellwood arsons

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards up to $10,000 for information leading to arrests in the intentional fires set after the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. The ATF announced the rewards Friday. The agency singled out the arson at Flood Christian Church […]
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    Missouri’s cost for Ferguson security near $12M

    KTRS – The Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol have racked up nearly $12 million of costs while providing security stemming from protests in Ferguson and the St. Louis area. Nixon activated the Guard and increased the Highway Patrol’s presence in the St. Louis area as a grand jury decided on Nov. 24 not […]
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    Police release picture of suspect in Ferguson Market arson

    Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – St. Louis County Police are asking for help to find a man suspected of lighting the Ferguson Market on fire last month. Police released an image of the man appearing to pour lighter fluid on the ground inside the market. The fire was set during the violent reaction to the grand […]
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    Police cases stir national protests, debate

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands and thousands of diverse people united by anger took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury clearing a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. Grandparents marched with their grandchildren. Experienced activists […]
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    Ferguson Commission member charged in connection to protest

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – The youngest member of the Ferguson Commission is facing a misdemeanor charge connected to a protest at St. Louis City Hall. Court records show that Rasheen Aldridge was part of the protest that forced security to lock down city hall on November 26. The prosecutor says that while protesters were […]
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    Protesters marching to Jefferson City encounter opposition

    ROSEBUD, Mo. (AP) – Demonstrators marching from Ferguson to Missouri’s capital to protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown have met with opposition as they passed through a rural town. Television station KRCG reports that some people in Rosebud shouted obscenities and held signs telling them to “go home.” The Columbia Missourian reports that […]
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    Municipal office candidates invited to weekend workshop

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – With municipal elections in several areas–including Ferguson–just a handful of months away, prospective candidates can get some free training. The weekend workshop begins at 10 AM Saturday on the campus of University of Missouri-St. Louis. Flyers for the event were distributed at the first meeting of Ferguson Commission this week. […]
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    Ferguson protester: Obama trip too late now

    A leader of protests in Ferguson, who met with President Barack Obama says a trip to St. Louis now would be “too little, too late.” Ashley Yates told reporters Tuesday that the youth leaders who met Obama in the Oval Office on Monday did not push him to make a visit to Ferguson. The president […]
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    National Guard moving out of Ferguson

    KTRS – The National Guard is starting the process to withdraw from the St. Louis region. Governor Jay Nixon’s office confirmed that the Guard is beginning a draw down in presence in the area. After a violent outburst last week, Nixon increased the number of Guardsmen from 700 to 2,200. As of 1 PM Tuesday, […]
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    Michael Brown’s stepdad investigated for comments

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) St. Louis Police are investigating Michael Brown’s stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer Darren Wilson. St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said Tuesday that police want to talk to Louis Head about his comments as part […]
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    Governor Nixon begins removal of National Guard troops

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis police chief says the National Guard will soon be ending its deployment in the city. The Guard was activated by Gov. Jay Nixon to provide security as a grand jury decision was announced Nov. 24 in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white Ferguson […]
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    Ferguson Commission holds first meeting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The 16-person panel chosen by Missouri’s governor to help find long-term solutions after the Ferguson police shooting is meeting for the first time Monday. The Ferguson Commission’s first session is largely an organizational one. A public comment session is set to start at 3:30 p.m. at the Ferguson Community Center. The […]
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    President Obama calls on funding for police body cameras

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Spurred by the Ferguson, Missouri shooting, President Barack Obama is calling for $75 million in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to wear body cameras that record their interactions with civilians. However, Obama is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide military-style equipment to local law enforcement. The president […]
  • A worker at the Lid Store, begins to lower their gate as protesters march around the Saint Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, Missouri on November 28, 2014, bringing awareness to the grand jury decision not to bring charges against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, during Black Friday shopping. About 150 protestors march peacefully as police stood near. Many stores closed their doors as the people marched before officials closed the mall. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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    Gallery: Galleria Weekend Protest

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    Images of Ferguson

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    Rams Players’ Actions Pathetic So Says STL County Police Assn. President

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    Ferguson jurors faced lots of work, safety fears

    Clayton, MO – The grand jurors who decided not to indict a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown were told from the outset of their work that they faced “an awesome burden.” Transcripts of the proceedings show that some grand jurors raised concerns about their personal safety as they drew close […]
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    At Portland’s Ferguson protest, boy hugs officer

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A touching photo of a white police officer hugging an African-American boy at a Portland protest this week has drawn heavy attention on social media. The moment was captured by a photographer covering a protest in Portland, Oregon, over a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren […]
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    Volunteers paint boarded storefronts in Ferguson

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Volunteers in St. Louis came together on Thanksgiving to help some Ferguson businesses to recover from unrest this week. Volunteers turned out yesterday morning to paint the board covering broken windows on South Florissant. Similar to displays we saw on south Grand last week, families were decorating the plywood with […]
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    Chief Tom Jackson questions lack of National Guard on Monday

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is speaking out, asking why National Guard troops were not deployed to the city Monday night. Dozens of Ferguson and Dellwood businesses were damaged Monday night and more than 20 were set on fire. Rioters also peppered the community with gunfire, preventing fire fighters from […]
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    Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame. Christie made the remarks as he talked to reporters about the aftermath […]
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    Sharpton gathers families of men killed by police

    NEW YORK (AP) – The Rev. Al Sharpton is joining the families of three unarmed black men who recently died at the hands of police officers. Sharpton’s meeting Wednesday came two days after the decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of one of the men, Michael Brown. […]
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    Donation campaign for Ferguson business collects more than $100,000

    Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – The online community is rallying around a Ferguson business owner who promises to stay in the community, even though her business was damaged during riots this week. Natalie DuBose opened Natalie’s Cakes and More in June. When protesters took to the streets after the grand jury decision, windows of her business […]
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    Witness Number 10′s Testimony Read and Critiqued

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    Ferguson Commission Details Mission

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    St. Louis County Police Assn. Pres. Gabe Crocker Discusses Night 2

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    Protesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm down

    KTRS – Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Tuesday was far calmer than the previous night, though officers did have to extinguish a police car that was set on […]
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    At least 18 injured in Ferguson-related protests

    KTRS – Hospitals report having treated at least 18 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. Several Ferguson businesses were damaged or destroyed by fires and others were looted during the protests that […]
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    Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson: `I know I did my job right’

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS )  - Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn’t have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old’s shooting death. Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. He offered details of the Aug. 9th shooting like […]
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    Ferguson protesters leave Chicago mayor’s office

    CHICAGO (AP) – Dozens of Ferguson police shooting protesters who camped out for hours at the doors of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office inside City Hall have left the building. Protester Rose Afriyie says about 100 people who had been in the fifth floor of City Hall since Tuesday morning left around 7 p.m. after […]
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    Clergy protest grand jury decision near Ferguson

    Clayton, MO ( KTRS ) – Clergy and others who blocked morning traffic in the St. Louis suburb where the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced have ended their protest without any apparent arrests being made. About 100 demonstrators assembled in downtown Clayton, shortly after sunrise Tuesday and spent several hours blocking intersections, singing spirituals […]
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    Police order protesters off Ferguson streets

    KTRS – Police have ordered protesters off the streets of Ferguson after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations. Protesters gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on Tuesday for a second night following a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Despite several arrests, […]
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    Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Ferguson’s mayor says the National Guard wasn’t deployed quickly enough as violent protests broke out following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles on Tuesday thanked the police officers, firefighters and highway patrol troopers who worked to save businesses in a more than a […]
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    Red Sox delete tweet; 2nd gaffe by Boston pro team

    BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox fans are crying foul over an innocuous tweet that the team acknowledges was ill-timed. The Red Sox tweeted: “So how was everyone’s Monday?” The tweet went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the death […]
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    McGraw Takes Officials and Rioters To Task

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    Attorney Jay Kanzler Says Police Didn’t Protect Ferguson Properties As Promised

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    Prosecuting Attorney Says McCulloch Was Right On

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    Did Justice Department Prevent National Guard Deployment?

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    ABC’s Legal Analyst Royal Oakes Says McCulloch Agreed With Grand Jury

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    County Police Assn. President Responds to Criticism Over Police Response

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    Attorney Scott Sherman Breaks Down The Grand Jury Decision

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    ABC’s Jim Ryan Recounts Rioting After Grand Jury Announcement

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    Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson Police Officer in shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three […]
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    Grand Jury: Darren Wilson Won’t Be Indicted

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9, that was never in question. But in the more than 100 days since the shooting, additional details about the shooting have stayed mostly under wraps. Tonight, that ended when the grand jury announced that Officer Darren Wilson will […]
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    Governor Nixon calls for “peace, respect, and restraint” after announcement

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for “peace, respect and restraint” when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old. At a press conference Monday, Nixon said he did not know whether the grand jury has decided to […]
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    Prosecutor will announce grand jury decision at 8 PM

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office has announced plans for an 8 p.m. news conference to announce whether a grand jury has indicted a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The announcement will be made at the downtown courthouse in the county seat of Clayton. The grand […]
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    Grand jury uncertainty causes closings of some area schools

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Schools across the metro area are canceling after-school activities and some are even canceling classes: Affton School District has canceled all after school activities Monday. Clayton School District has canceled all after-school and evening activities, including all district and school meetings. Confluence Charter Schools have canceled all after-school and evening […]
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    Prosecutor’s office confirms grand jury decision

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s office confirmed that a decision from the grand jury in the Darren Wilson case is set to be announced. An email from the Prosecutor’s office said that an announcement is expected sometime Monday, but an exact time was not given. Governor Jay Nixon arrived in […]
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    Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a lawyer for Brown’s family said Monday. The panel has been considering charges against Darren Wilson, the white suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot the black 18-year-old after […]
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    Ferguson Officer, Darren Wilson, marries girlfriend

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married. Records at the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds office show that 28-year-old Darren Wilson married Barbara Spradling on Oct. 24. A municipal judge performed the ceremony in Overland, Missouri. […]
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    Police Invoke Emergency Plan Saturday Night

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    Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A St. Louis civic group that promotes downtown businesses has told its members that the grand jury considering charges in the Ferguson police shooting case hasn’t reached a decision. Downtown STL Incorporated told members in an email Saturday that the grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue deliberating whether charges are […]
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    Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways

    EFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are several unusual things about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The first atypical thing is how long it’s been meeting. Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot the black […]
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    Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis civic group that promotes downtown businesses has told its members that the grand jury considering charges in the Ferguson police shooting case hasn’t reached a decision. Downtown STL Inc. told members in an email Saturday that the grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue deliberating whether charges are […]
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    Jennings School District closes on Monday and Tuesday

    JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) – A school district that includes some students from Ferguson, Missouri, is calling off classes Monday and Tuesday, citing potential unrest if a much-anticipated grand jury announcement occurs soon. The Jennings School District had already planned to shut down Wednesday through the end of the week for Thanksgiving. A letter sent home […]
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    Some Illinois schools make preparations for grand jury decision

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – School officials in areas of southern Illinois say they’re preparing for a grand jury decision regarding the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. Jeff Dosier is superintendent of Belleville District 201. He tells the Belleville News-Democrat that a field trip scheduled for Friday was canceled. He said […]
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    Union rep: Wilson does not expect charges

    A police union official says Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown does not expect to face criminal charges. Jeff Roorda is the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association. He says he met Thursday with Wilson, who has kept out of the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting. A grand […]
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    National Action Network schedules press conference for Friday

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) The National Action Network says they will hold a press conference Friday, if the St. Louis grand jury announces their decision in the fatal Shooting of Michael Brown. National Action Network (NAN) Ferguson Chapter President Rev. Carlton Lee and Michael Browns family attorney Anthony Gray say, they will hold […]
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    Police Union: Wilson does not expect to face charges

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police union official says the suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot Michael Brown does not expect to face criminal charges. Jeff Roorda is the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association. He says he met Thursday with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who has kept out of […]
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    Boston PD asks college students to remain peaceful after grand jury decision

    BOSTON (AP) – Boston’s police commissioner is urging the city’s college students to act “responsibly and peacefully” if they participate in public demonstrations once a grand jury decides whether to bring charges in the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. In a message posted Thursday on the department’s website, Commissioner William […]
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    Crisis Intervention in Ferguson

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    Alderman Antonio French calling for counselors and mental health professionals

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) Tuesday, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced that he would be asking for 400 National Guard troops to respond in the city. The troops would not be used to confront protesters, but would supply security at 45 locations throughout the city. Slay also said the police would wear regular […]
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    Records reveal divide on Ferguson police tactics

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Missouri Highway Patrol captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death was both vilified and praised for appearing to sympathize with protesters. Capt. Ron Johnson talked and marched with protesters, posed for photos and spoke at a rally […]
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    St. Louis Co. police stick to security guard rules

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Security guard companies have asked St. Louis County police for exemptions in security officer licensing requirements, in anticipation of needing more guards for any unrest that might follow the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police are expediting the licensing approval process, but are […]
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    Alderman asks for counselors to be sent to Ferguson

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Tuesday, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced that he would be asking for 400 National Guard troops to respond in the city. The troops would not be used to confront protesters, but would supply security at 45 locations throughout the city. Slay also said the police would wear regular police […]
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    Gun sales surge ahead of jury’s Ferguson decision

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) Ferguson St. Louis gun dealers are reporting a surge in sales, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Steven King of Metro Shooting Supplies says he’s sold two to three times more weapons than usual in […]
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    Federal authorities continue investigation in Ferguson

    WASHINGTON (AP) – As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation into the Ferguson shooting, a separate federal review of the police department could hold the potential for longer-lasting change. A county grand jury is expected to announce its findings soon in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a […]
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    Ferguson unrest leads some conventions to reconsider St. Louis plans

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – The unrest in Ferguson over Michael Brown’s death has caused some organizations to rethink holding their conventions in the St. Louis region. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Church of God in Christ’s annual convention has contributed millions of dollars to the St. Louis economy. The church’s presiding bishop sent a […]
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    Governor Nixon to unveil members of Ferguson Commission

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – In just over an hour, Governor Jay Nixon is expected to announce who will serve on a special Commission on Ferguson. We should also learn more about the role of the commission after the grand jury announces its decision. Nixon has said he hopes this announcement will ease tension ahead […]
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    The Leader Missouri Wishes it Had

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    LT. Gov. Peter Kinder Calls Out Jay Nixon

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    Jay Nixon’s Lack of Leadership Says It All

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    Ferguson protesters demonstrate in Clayton

    Clayton, Mo ( KTRS ) – Ferguson police shooting protesters aren’t waiting for an imminent grand jury announcement on possible criminal charges against Darren Wilson to take to the streets. Demonstrators targeted downtown Clayton Monday, blocking traffic at several intersections before marching to the county Justice Center. That’s where the grand jury has been meeting […]
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    Ex- Ferguson correctional officer faces felony charges

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) A former Ferguson corrections officer faces felony charges and a lawsuit for allegedly having sex with a pregnant inmate and allowing her to escape. This new case comes as the St. Louis suburb’s police force is already under scrutiny following the shooting death of Michael Brown. 29 yr old Jaris […]
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    Governor Nixon declares state of emergency

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday. The Governor made the decision so that he could take several actions. First, Nixon activated the National Guard. He says the guard will serve as support for law enforcement agencies. Second, Nixon ordered that the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis […]
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    Timeline of Radio Calls of Darren Wilson Encounter

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    Clayton chief preparing for grand jury decision

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The police chief in the St. Louis County seat of Clayton says his department will both protect protesters’ rights and the safety of people and businesses once the grand jury decision in the Ferguson case is announced. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy released a statement Friday acknowledging reports that demonstrators may […]
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    Residents of town near Ferguson warned: Be ready

    BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County town that neighbors Ferguson, Missouri, is warning residents to prepare for potential unrest that may follow the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case. Berkeley officials passed out flyers this week urging its 9,000 residents to be prepared just as they would in the event of […]
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    Teacher suspended for Ferguson tweets to resign

    DUNCANVILLE, Texas (AP) – A suburban Dallas teacher suspended for what administrators called “reprehensible” and racially charged social media posts about the killing of a black Missouri 18-year-old by a white police officer now says she’s resigning. In a statement issued Thursday through the Texas American Federation of Teachers, Vinita Hegwood (HEG’-wood) also said she […]
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    Pentagon making changes in surplus gear program

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department says it’s making changes in a program that provides surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies. The Pentagon has been reviewing the military surplus program, which came under scrutiny following the police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri last summer. At a House hearing Thursday, a Defense Department undersecretary […]
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    Michael Brown Family Attorneys Respond To Gov. Nixon Press Conference

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    Forensics expert to testify at Ferguson grand jury

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) A forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Michael Brown will testify Thursday, before the grand jury deciding whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Attorney Benjamin Crump says Brown’s parents are pleased because they are concerned that the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s office, which also did […]
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    Protester Attacked By Other Protesters Speaks Out

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    Governor Nixon outlines plans for response to grand jury

    Governor Nixon today says law enforcement in Ferguson, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, other area municipalities AND the State Highway Patrol are ready for a unified response if violence erupts when a grand jury issues a decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. Nixon would not speak to specifics of planned operations. “For the […]
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    Governor Nixon to announce police plans after Grand Jury

    WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to outline law enforcement plans as the St. Louis region prepares for the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case. You can watch a live stream of the Governor’s speech on FOX2Now.com at 2pm. Nixon and law enforcement leaders are expected to speak at […]
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    Ferguson Police stocking up on riot gear.

    KTRS – St. Louis County police have spent around $100,000 stocking up on riot gear if protests turn violent after prosecutors announce whether Ferguson officer Darren Wilson will face criminal charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown. A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says that a grand jury decision on whether to […]
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    Prosecutor McCulloch: Grand Jury announcement dates are speculation

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – A recently as a week ago, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said he did not expect a decision from the Grand Jury until mid-to-late November. Since then, many of you have heard speculation about when a decision could be expected. Today, McCulloch issued a strongly worded statement, saying his […]
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    Federal officials finish training with area police

    SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (AP) – A federal law enforcement team has completed the first of several training sessions for local police in the St. Louis area following the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown. The Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services worked with top commanders from Ferguson, the city of St. Louis, St. Louis […]
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    Protesters arrested in Ferguson demonstration

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) Wednesday nights Ferguson protests has left at least two protesters facing charges after confrontations with police. Demonstrators, some in masks, gathered at Ferguson Police headquarters Wednesday night and marched, eventually shutting down an intersection for several minutes. Officials say demonstrators blocked an ambulance on an emergency run. St. Louis County […]
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    Parents of Michael Brown to speak at U.N Conference

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) The parents of Michael Brown will travel to Switzlerland this week to speak at a United Nations human rights conference. Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden are scheduled to address the 53rd Session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva, on Monday November 10th. Justin Hansford, a […]
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    “Million Mask March” Protesters in Ferguson

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks took to the streets of Ferguson Wednesday night. Demonstrators gathered near the Ferguson Police Department at around 7 pm. Reports say that last nights protest were part of a world wide movement organized by the online group Anonymous called the “Million Mask March”. In the […]
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    Michael Brown’s parents to speak at United Nations

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The parents of Ferguson police shooting victim Michael Brown are headed to Switzerland next week to speak at a United Nations human rights conference. Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden are scheduled to address the 53rd Session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva on Nov. 12 and 13. […]
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    African-American community is being asked to get out and vote today in honor of Michael Brown.

    The African-American community is being asked to get out and vote today in honor of Michael Brown. That was the message at the “Community Get Out and Vote Rally” last night at Greater St. Mark Family Church in north county. State Representative and Pastor Tommie Pierson was among those in attendance, he had this to […]
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    Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS )  The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, MO, for 12 days in August for safety. The no fly zone was initially put in to place when police helicopters reported being fired at while patrolling the civil unrest in […]
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    I Support Officer Wilson Facebook Page Creator Discusses Ferguson

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    Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

    St, Louis ( KTRS )  St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says a tweet leaking information on the grand jury investigating Ferguson police officer Darren Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman’s Twitter account. McCulloch released a statement criticizing leaks in the investigation that followed the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown  on Aug. […]
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    Darren Wilson Drug Cases up in the Air

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    Ferguson Leaks Planned To Soften Grand Jury Findings?

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    Rev Al. Sharpton returning to Ferguson.

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) The National Action Network has announced that Rev. Al Sharpton will be returning to the St. Louis area this weekend, October 31st. Sharpton will be back in Ferguson for a four day “Justice for Michael Brown” weekend event. It’s set to begin Friday with a leadership breakfast, those in attendance […]
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    Ferguson City Council meeting

    The Ferguson City Council is calling for change on the issue of police-involved shootings. The four city council members present at last night’s city council meeting unanimously passed two resolutions. Councilman Mark Byrne says the passage of these resolutions is a step in the right direction. “If there’s one thing we’ve tried to do is […]
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    Rep. Lacy Clay asks for DOJ to expand investigation

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is asking the Justice Department to widen its civil rights investigation in the St. Louis region to include municipal courts in the city and throughout St. Louis County. Clay on Tuesday sent a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, citing a report released this […]
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    Felony drug case involved Darren Wilson, dismissed

    CLAYTON, MO (AP) – A felony drug case involving the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident has been dismissed after the officer twice failed to appear in court. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Louis County judge on Monday dismissed a felony marijuana possession charge against 28-year-old Christopher […]
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    Schools prepare to close after grand jury decision

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson-Florissant and Clayton school districts are reminding parents of emergency procedures ahead of the upcoming decision by a St. Louis County grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that both districts sent letters home to parents discussing possible school cancellations or early dismissals, should safety […]
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    Chris Hayes Sits Down With Protest Agitator

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    Ferguson and the Politics of Fear Debated

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    Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into the shooting death of Michael Brown. A grand jury is expected to decide by mid-November whether Wilson will face criminal charges, and the Justice Department is investigating for […]
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    5 arrested after protest in Ferguson

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) Five people are facing misdemeanor charges after violence erupted during a protest in Ferguson. St. Louis County Police say about 200 people demonstrated late Wednesday and early Thursday outside of Ferguson police headquarters. Police spokesman Brian Schellman says people knocked over barricades, blocked traffic and threw rocks and bottles at […]
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    Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) Experts say Michael Brown’s official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that St. Louis medical examiner Dr. Michael Graham and another pathologist reviewed the report and say […]
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    St. Louis police chief speaks with Protesters in a closed meeting

    St. Louis ( KTRS ) A small group of participants cut short an impromptu meeting between Ferguson protesters and St. Louis County police chief John Belmar. Chief Belmar agreed to a closed-door meeting with about 20 protesters Tuesday night after a St. Louis County Council meeting. Participants asked reporters to leave the council chambers in […]
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    Forensic Evidence is Consistent with Officer Darren Wilson Statements

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    Jamilah Nasheed is Toxic For St. Louis Says STL County Police Assn. President

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    Ferguson residents meet with U.S Department of Justice reps

    St. Louis ( KTRS ) Fox 2 news reports Ferguson residents met with representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice one last time Tuesday night at a town hall meeting. Apparently about 120 people attended, making it one of the smallest in the series of town hall meetings that began in September. But those who […]
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    Senator Roy Blunt Discusses Ferguson, Ebola, and the US Senate

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    Sharpton to return to Ferguson before election

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) The Rev. Al Sharpton says he plans to return to Ferguson to continue to pressure St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch to file criminal charges in Michael Brown’s police shooting death. Details of Sharpton’s four-day visit have not yet been announced. He’s expected to arrive on Oct. 31 and remain […]
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    State Senator arrested at Ferguson protests.

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) A Missouri Senator has been arrested while protesting in front of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department. St. Louis County Police spokesman Sergeant Brian Schellman says the on scene commander told protesters they could not block the street, and most of them complied. However, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed and one other person […]
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    Protesters arrested after smashing pumpkins at prosecutor’s office

    Clayton, MO (KTRS) – Some protesters were arrested outside of St. Louis County Prosecutor, Bob McCulloch’s office. Their offense–Smashing pumpkins. Some of the pumpkins had phrases like police brutality written on them. Before the demonstration began, police told the protesters that smashing the pumpkins would be an arrestable offense. Pumpkin smashing has been in the […]
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    Darren Wilson Told Investigators He Fought in Car

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    The Board Meeting Preaches Patience with Grand Jury Case

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    The Board Meeting: Stark Differences Between Michael Brown and Vonderitt D Myers Jr. Cases

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    Michael Brown’s Lawyer is Pine Lawn’s Police Chief

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    Eye Witness Details Mike Brown Shooting

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    A Heated Discussion Over Racial Tensions in St. Louis

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    Ferguson city council meeting takes place a city hall

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) The Ferguson city council met Tuesday night for the first time at city hall since the August unrest over the Michael Brown shooting. Once again city officials heard from people upset with the way the city has handled events since then. The council had previously met in larger venues to […]
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    Michael Brown protesters storm local Wal-Mart

    Maplewood, MO ( KTRS ) A Wal-Mart in Maplewood almost had to stop operations Monday night. Fox 2 reports that Michael Brown protesters entered the store and gathered in the back. Once they assembled in the store, they started chanting “What do we want…justice now”. Protesters did shut down one Wal-Mart temporarily. But police quickly […]
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    Police: Nearly 20 arrested in Ferguson protest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Nearly 20 people have been arrested during a large rally to protest the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Clergy members led several hundred people during a march Monday from a church to police headquarters, marking the third straight day of recent protests in the St. Louis suburb. St. […]
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    Christian musicians, worship leaders bring peace through song to Ferguson

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) – Thousands of people are expected to descend on the St. Louis area Friday for the Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance. At Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in Ferguson, the message of justice was conveyed in a different way. On Thursday night, Christian musician and worship leader Ike Ndolo led a […]
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    Community leaders and activist seek more input from Ferguson residents

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) A group of community leaders and activists have been meeting in private to discuss issues that face the City of Ferguson and its residents. At a Wednesday meeting the group announced they would be going public to bring more people into its coalition. Currently the coalition encompasses law enforcement officers, […]
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    Man shot Wednesday afternoon has died.

    St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) Ferguson report that a man who was shot in the chest on the parking lot of the Park Ridge apartments Wednesday afternoon has died. The shooting happened within a few yards of a state senator. Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, (D) University City, was getting ready to help out at the […]
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    Election officials “overstated” voter registration increases

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – St. Louis County election officials are acknowledging that an error led them to significantly overstate the number of newly registered voters following a fatal police shooting. County elections director Rita Heard Days said Tuesday that an additional 128 people registered to vote in Ferguson from Aug. 11 through Monday. St. […]
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    Judge bars `keep moving’ rule in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A federal judge in St. Louis has ordered Ferguson police to stop forcing peaceful protesters to “keep moving” or face arrest. Police have used what some call the “five-second” rule to enforce curfews during protests over the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a white […]
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    4 plaintiffs join suit tied to Ferguson shooting

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four plaintiffs have joined a federal lawsuit that alleges law enforcement used excessive force after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the original suit was filed August 28th. The plaintiffs who joined the suit Thursday are Antawn Harris, Nathan Burns, Kia Bowers […]
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    Michael Brown protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony in a peaceful demonstration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that as the musicians were about to start performing a song Saturday night, the demonstrators began singing and unfurled from a balcony […]
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    County police take control of protest security

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police are again taking control of Ferguson security after another round of overnight protester arrests. The county said Friday that the change takes place immediately and comes at the request of Ferguson’s mayor and Police Chief Tom Jackson, who cited a “lack of resources and manpower.” Ferguson police […]
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    Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Some local officials and rights groups are questioning whether police went too far in arresting about a dozen people during another night of protests in Ferguson. The reason for Thursday’s arrests outside of the Ferguson Police headquarters wasn’t immediately clear. Patricia Bynes, a Democratic committeewoman of Ferguson Township who was at […]
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    Voter registration efforts continue in Ferguson

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Voter registration efforts in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown have been successful. USA Today reports more than 3,000 people have registered to vote since the August 9 shooting. Nearly 4,900 people have registered to vote in St. Louis County and about three-quarters of those live in Ferguson. […]
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    Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks probe

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Prosecutors say they’re investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old near St. Louis haven’t seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer. The Twitter user claimed Wednesday that a friend serving on the grand jury told her the panel […]
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    McGraw, “Where is the Leadership in Ferguson?”

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    Suspect arrested by Darren Wilson takes case to court

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A St. Louis County grand jury will review another case involving the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old. A judge approved the request by county prosecutors Monday in a case involving a drug suspect arrested in 2013 by officer Darren Wilson. The man’s attorney wants the drug distribution […]
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    Nixon To Afghanistan While Terrorism in Own Backyard

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    Police: Ferguson Officer Shot; 2 Suspects Wanted

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a media briefing early Sunday that the officer approached […]
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    Feds tell Ferguson chief to ban bracelets

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Federal civil rights investigators want the Ferguson police chief to ban his officers from wearing bracelets supporting a white colleague who shot and killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old. In a letter released Friday, the U.S. Justice Department asks Police Chief Tom Jackson to “confirm our understanding” that officers in the suburban […]
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    Ferguson unrest persists despite chief’s gesture

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson police chief’s attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer still erupted into a clash that activists are blaming on police missteps. The trouble Thursday night came hours after Police Chief Tom Jackson released a videotaped apology to […]
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    Ferguson chief apologizes in video to Brown family

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month has released a video apologizing to the family, saying Michael Brown’s body remained on the street for too long after he was killed. The video featuring Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was released by a public relations agency […]
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    Ferguson Chief apologizes to protesters and Brown family

    Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – In a video message, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson apologized to the parents of Michael Brown. Jackson said, “No one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you’re feeling”. Jackson also apologized for the way that police handled protests in Ferguson. Brown was shot on August […]
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    Should Police Wear Names On Uniforms?

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    Capt. Johnson: Police will wear riot gear if necessary

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol led a news conference this morning to address the latest round of violence in Ferguson last night. Captain Ron Johnson briefed the media on these violent protests, where some threatened to burn down the town, but his message was to request others […]
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    Grand Jury To Make Decision Early November

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    Michael Brown memorial rebuilt after fire

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Residents have rebuilt a memorial at the Ferguson, Missouri, site where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. The memorial, one of two at the site, was destroyed when a fire broke out before dawn Tuesday on Canfield Drive, the street where Ferguson officer Darren Wilson shot Brown. The blaze […]
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    Reporter Removed From Ferguson Meeting

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    3 arrested in latest round of Ferguson protests

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Police say three people have been arrested while protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1uswbp1) reports that about 35 people were near the police department Saturday when a protester said he was bumped by a passing vehicle. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas […]
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    Gov. Nixon creates Office of Community Engagement

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri will have a new government agency to help low-income and minority families after sometimes violent protests erupted earlier this year following a police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday signed an executive order creating the Office of Community Engagement. The order follows the fatal […]
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    Officer Darren Wilson testifies before the Grand Jury.

    ST. LOUIS – Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the shooting death of 18 yr old Michael Brown reportedly testified before the Grand Jury Tuesday. It would be the fourth time Wilson has given his account of the shooting that took place on August 9th. None of those accounts are yet public. The St. Louis […]
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    Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A prosecutor says he’ll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn’t indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him. Spokesman Ed Magee on Wednesday said St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has ordered that the […]
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    More Ferguson City Council meetings have been scheduled.

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The city of Ferguson has released its plans for a series of town hall meetings officials hope will help restore trust in a community rocked by the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The neighborhood meetings begin on Monday evening with three sessions at three different locations in the north […]
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    McCulloch: We will release grand jury transcripts if no indictment handed down

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A prosecutor says he’ll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn’t indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him. Spokesman Ed Magee on Wednesday said St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has ordered that the […]
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    Nixon ‘not thinking about politics’ amid unrest in Ferguson (VIDEO / AUDIO)

    Many have said any political aspirations Governor Nixon had when his second term as Governor ends in 2016 are destined for failure in the aftermath of the civil unrest in Ferguson. Black Senators who represent the area have openly called Nixon a “coward” and “pathetic” for his lack of involvement. Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says Ferguson […]
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    David Hunn Discusses Timeline of Michael Brown Shooting

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    Grand jury looking into Michael Brown shooting extended to January

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) A grand jury now has until January 7th to decide if there is enough evidence to press charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for Michael Brown’s death. On September 10th, a circuit judge asked for the full extension. Police say Wilson struggled with brown and that during the incident; brown […]
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    Backstoppers: We are not taking donations for Darren Wilson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis nonprofit that provides assistance to families of emergency workers who die in the line of duty says it is not raising money for the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Backstoppers released a statement on Monday dispelling reports on social media, saying the organization […]
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    Poll: Racial divide over Michael Brown shooting

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – A poll out Monday shows a sharp racial divide in the perception of the shooting of Michael Brown. 65-percent of African-Americans polled said Officer Darren Wilson was not justified, while 62 percent of white residents called the shooting justified. The numbers do not get better: 71 percent of African Americans said […]
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    New focus on minority voting after Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (AP) – A few miles from the street where Michael Brown died last month in Ferguson, Missouri, lies the grave of Dred Scott. Scott is the slave who went to the Supreme Court and tried, unsuccessfully, to be recognized as a free American citizen _ 157 years ago. Michael Brown is the unarmed […]
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    Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Legal experts say cellphone video showing a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson could bolster arguments that Brown was surrendering when he was shot. The video obtained by The Associated Press and first aired […]
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    Michael Browns family and supporters calling for immediate arrest of Officer Wilson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The parents and supporters of the 18-year-old killed in a fatal police shooting in suburban St. Louis are renewing their calls for the officer’s immediate arrest. Michael Brown’s parents joined about 20 supporters Tuesday morning at a news conference outside the Ferguson police station. A St. Louis County grand jury is […]
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    Hundreds attend Ferguson’s first city council meeting since Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A long line of speakers fired passionate comments during the 1st Ferguson City Council meeting following the shooting death of Michael Brown. The Council conducted its regular business and then took public comment.  The meeting held at the Greater Grace Church on Pershall Road ended at 10 pm with some citizens […]
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    Crime Commissioner responds to his e-mail about possibly burning Ferguson City Hall

    (KTVI) – An e-mail conversation, shared with FOX 2, reveals inflammatory comments between respected African American leaders.  One leader responded by e-mail, saying `right on` to apparent words of violence. The conversation is contained in a 38 page email sent to all St. Louis Media. It’s titled ‘Civil Disobedience Shutdown of Interstate 70,’ then this […]
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    Michael Brown supporters call for Darren Wilson’s arrest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The parents and supporters of the 18-year-old killed in a fatal police shooting in suburban St. Louis are renewing their calls for the officer’s immediate arrest. Michael Brown’s parents joined about 20 supporters Tuesday morning at a news conference outside the Ferguson police station. A St. Louis County grand jury is […]
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    Two Jefferson County construction workers describe Michael Brown shooting

    (KTVI) – Two key witnesses to the police shooting of Michael Brown are construction workers who just happened to be working nearby.  One spoke exclusively to Fox 2, days after the shooting.  The other witness recently came forward to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The two men, who were working for a Jefferson County construction company, […]
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    Ferguson city council to propose sweeping changes

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – It will be the 1st meeting for the Ferguson City Council following the unrest following the Michael Brown shooting.  The council will meet at Greater Grace Church, 3690 Pershall Road at 7 pm. Through a press release, the city indicated a number of proposed changes will be discussed during the meeting.  […]
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    Ferguson residents work for healing

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Members of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church met for a parish dinner Saturday night eager to find ways to help their hurting community begin to heal. Jan Nelke spoke fondly of her hometown of Ferguson and the racial harmony she believes exists there. She described community activities available to everyone. […]
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    AG Holder: DOJ launching broad investigation of Ferguson Police

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department is launching a broad investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. That’s according to Attorney General Eric Holder. He announced the investigation following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb. It’s a separate inquiry […]
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    UPDATE- US to investigate Ferguson police

    Ferguson, MO ( KTRS) The Justice Dept. is planning to announce a broad civil rights investigation looking at the enforcement practices of the Ferguson, Missouri police department in the wake of the fatal shooting of  Michael Brown a few weeks ago. Law enforcement sources familiar with the planned probe say it will examine stops and […]
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    Police upset with comments made by Gov. Nixon on Michael Brown case

    St. Louis (KTVI) – Tonight police officers are speaking out about their concerns with comments made by Governor Jay Nixon in the Brown case. They’re upset with his public videotaped statement. The Missouri Peace Officers Association says Nixon’s comments suggested guilt before due process for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. FOX2 obtained a letter written […]
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    Mid-Missouri man describes repeated lies by witness in Michael Brown Shooting Case

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – We`re looking deeper into the criminal cases against a witness in the Michael Brown shooting.  Dorian Johnson pleaded guilty to lying to police in a 2011 theft case and a warrant still remains for his arrest.  FOX2`s Chris Hayes went to Jefferson City to talk to a man who says […]
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    Protesters slow traffic on I-270 on Labor Day

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – A planned protest to shutdown area highways on Labor Day was canceled, but not everyone got the message. The original plan was for drivers to stop their cars on highways at 4:30 in the afternoon and hold up traffic for four minutes and thirty seconds. The length of time would […]
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    Fraternal Order of Police Says Riot Gear Used In Defense Not To Go on the Offensive

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    Professor Calls for Building Community in Ferguson

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    Centene to bring hundreds of jobs to Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson, the site of protests in the three weeks since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The company says the center will bring up to 200 jobs to the St. Louis suburb. Centene’s chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff said […]
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    Jennings Fire Department merges to save city money

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – As of September 1st, the city of Jennings no longer has its own fire department. Last month, residents voted to give up their fire department and join the Riverview Fire Protection District. Jennings’ fire house, 11 firefighters and two fire trucks are now part of Riverview. With a total of 33 […]
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    Ferguson shooting could shift county exec contest

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) _ The fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson could alter the political dynamics of the upcoming election for St. Louis County executive. The November election pits Republican state Representative Rick Stream of Kirkwood against Democratic Councilman Steve Stenger of Affton in south St. Louis County. Stenger relied on strong support […]
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    Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County so that businesses can get aid following looting in Ferguson. Nixon said he submitted a formal request Friday to the U.S. Small Business Administration to make low-interest loans available to businesses. The […]
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    Ferguson police get body cameras after shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old will soon wear body cameras while on patrol. KMOV-TV reports that Ferguson police are being trained to use and wear the battery-powered cameras, which record both audio and video A private company donated three body […]
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    National March of Ferguson set for Saturday

    Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – National leaders are expected to take part in the “National March on Ferguson” Saturday. The march is being organized by the “Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition”. The march steps off at 10 AM from the burned out QuikTrip. The group will march down Canfield to the spot where Brown was […]
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    Two officers lose jobs in wake of Ferguson unrest

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Two former police officers are looking for new jobs. Thursday, an officer from St. Ann resigned and a Glendale police officer was fired. Lieutenant Ray Albers was caught on cell phone video pointing a rifle at protesters in Ferguson and threatening to kill them. Albers resigned after the video surfaced, […]
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    Missouri senator a constant presence at Ferguson rallies

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is a constant presence in Ferguson since an officer fatally shot an 18-year-old. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chappelle-Nadal, a self-proclaimed “unpopular” state senator, has become more popular with some constituents since being involved in protests over the death of Michael Brown. The Democrat from […]
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    New class of St. Louis police recruits graduate

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– There is a new class of police recruits hitting the streets of St. Louis Thursday night. But for new officers the reality of dealing with unrest, like that in Ferguson, is not far from their minds. So many across the nation watched the events unfold in Ferguson. Citizens asking for change, […]
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    Ferguson unrest could cost taxpayers millions

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The cost of extra policing in Ferguson after rioting and looting that followed the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown could cost local, Missouri and federal taxpayers millions of dollars. St. Louis County Chief Operating Officer Garry Earls estimates the county spent $1.5 million in police overtime to deal with […]
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    Officer who pointed gun at protests is out of a job

    ST. ANN, Mo. (AP) – A suburban St. Louis police officer shown on cellphone video pointing his rifle at demonstrators in Ferguson and threatening them is now out of a job. St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez confirmed in an interview with The Associated Press that police Lt. Ray Albers resigned Thursday. A phone call […]
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    Storm rolls through Ferguson just as normalcy was returning

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Storms knocked out power to about 6,000 St. Louis area customers Wednesday night. It also plowed through Ferguson and Jennings right where things were just starting to return to normal after the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown. The worst of it was on Kinamore Drive: part of a snapped […]
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    Officials: All National Guard members pulled out of Ferguson

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri National Guard has completed its departure from Ferguson, Missouri, where the citizen-soldiers were summoned to help quell unrest after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson announced the move Wednesday afternoon at a press conference. He was joined by St. Louis Police Chief […]
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    Senator Blunt: Feds should reimburse St. Louis-area police

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is asking the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month. Blunt said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday that many of the police agencies do not have the […]
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    Online fundraising collects thousands for Michael Brown’s family and Darren Wilson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Hundreds of thousands of dollars have poured into online fundraising sites on behalf of the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him. As of Wednesday, nearly $700,000 had been raised for both sides through the website GoFundMe.com. An attorney for Michael Brown’s parents, Benjamin […]
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    Alleged audio of Michael Brown shooting released

    (KTVI)- An audio recording that allegedly captures the gunshots that killed Michael Brown has been released to CNN. On the tape is the voice of a  Ferguson man talking during a video chat. In the background you can hear what sounds like several gunshots, a pause and then several more gunshots. It’s important to point out […]
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    Peaceful march held in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A march for peace stayed peaceful Tuesday night in Ferguson, although one man was arrested.  Officials say there are fewer officers at the command post and those numbers will continue to drop as peace continues to take hold in the community. Joseph Anderson is the President of 100 Black Men.  His […]
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    Federal investigators continue probe into Brown shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) – As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown must meet a difficult standard of proof. It’s a […]
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    Ferguson city council postpones Tuesday’s meeting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The city council in Ferguson, Missouri, has postponed a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, citing a need for a larger venue due to interest from residents following the death of Michael Brown. A new date and place has not been set. It would have been the first council meeting since Brown was […]
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    Alleged Gunshot Audio Questioned By National Media

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    Alleged New Audio Released of Gunshots

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    Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – The thousands of people who turned out for Michael Brown’s funeral included several civil rights leaders and celebrities. Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9 by a Ferguson police officer. His funeral was Monday at Friendly Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Al Sharpton was among those who spoke […]
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    Koster kicks off campaign to recruit minorities into law enforcement

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster launches an initiative to recruit more minority police officers. Koster says the situation in Ferguson makes it clear how much distrust can build between the police and the community, if officers on force do not reflect the demographics of the communities they serve. Dr. David Klinger, […]
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    Ferguson students return to school after shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – More than 11,000 students in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer killed an unarmed black 18-year-old returned to school Monday after more than a week of missed classes. Classes in the Ferguson-Florissant School District were scheduled to begin Aug. 14, five days after Michael Brown’s shooting death. But […]
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    Ferguson Calm Over Weekend; Mike Brown To Be Laid To Rest Today

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    Grand Jury picked for Michael Brown shooting case.

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – Three black people are among the 12-member grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case. Paul Fox, director of judicial administration for St. Louis County Circuit Court, confirmed the racial and gender makeup of the grand jury on Friday. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has said it will be […]
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    Financial aid is hopefully on the way for businesses in Ferguson.

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Governor Jay Nixon’s office says the state has begun the process of seeking federal help for businesses damaged during protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by a police officer. U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt asked Nixon on Friday to consider seeking a Small Business Administration disaster […]
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    Rams, Cardinals watching Ferguson with sadness

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – More than most, Kenny Britt can relate to the drama unfolding just a few miles from Rams Park in Ferguson. The St. Louis wide receiver and former 2009 first-round draft pick feels strongly that the trouble in Ferguson, scene of so much unrest following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black […]
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    Officials: White House reviewing equipment program

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama’s call for more separation between the nation’s armed forces and civilian law enforcement. The examination comes in the aftermath of the police response to unrest […]
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    Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Residents in the suburban St. Louis neighborhoods near where an officer killed an 18-year-old teenager say their lives have been upended in the last two weeks. Angelia Dickens says she has been afraid to leave her Ferguson apartment at night as protesters clash with police. The 55-year-old has stopped going to […]
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    Protesters, police march peacefully in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, have marched peacefully through Ferguson as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day. Several community activists walked side-by-side with police officers in uniform as they walked down one of the main streets in Ferguson that had been filled with armored vehicles and […]
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    Shocking Video of Tactical Unit Getting Fired Upon, Top Cops Explains

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    Criticism Rains Down on Nixon’s Handling of Ferguson

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    Highway Patrol troopers fix basketball goal for Ferguson children

    (KTVI) – With all the tension surrounding the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, police haven’t gotten the best publicity. But Wednesday was one of the more calm days in Ferguson.   That was the day two Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers went out of their way to help some kids in the community. The troopers […]
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    St. Louis alderman not going away after protestors leave Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– One demonstrator says he will not be going away after all the other protestors leave Ferguson. Demonstrators continue to march to show their displeasure over the shooting death of Michael Brown. “Just making sure what happened Saturday never happens again,” said demonstrator Alicia Street. The pause in activity gives St. Louis Alderman […]
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    Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) – 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 the store for juice to bring up his blood sugar led to a […]
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    Jon Hamm hopes Ferguson will come out stronger

    LONDON (AP) – Jon Hamm, a St. Louis native, says he hopes “cooler heads prevail” in the Missouri city of Ferguson and “people come through it for the better.” Talking about the riots that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, Hamm says “it’s difficult to watch because it’s […]
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    Gov. Nixon orders systematic withdraw of National Guard

    Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – The Missouri National Guard is heading home. Governor Jay Nixon ordered Brigadier General Gregory Mason to begin a “systematic withdraw”. The guard will coordinate the pull out with Missouri State Highway Patrol. Nixon says they have seen fewer incidents of outside instigators interfering with peaceful protests, and overall fewer acts of […]
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    Grand jury hears evidence in Ferguson case

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. St. Louis County prosecutor’s spokesman Ed Magee confirmed the panel heard evidence Wednesday but offered no other details. Officials have vowed not to release any information about the […]
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    Group collecting donations for kids of Ferguson

    St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – One group is coordinating efforts to collect necessities for the children of Ferguson. Epworth Children and Family Services is running daily collections. Donations can be dropped off at 110 North Eld in Webster Groves between 8 AM and 5 PM every weekday. They are requesting items like gift cards grocery […]
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    Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after police shooting

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. Holder made his first stop Wednesday at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College, a few miles from the suburb […]
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    House Majority Leader Says Nixon Undermining Grand Jury Process

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    The Board Meeting Discusses McCulloch’s Integrity To Prosecute

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    McCulloch Tells Nixon To Man Up and Make Decision

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    Senator Nadal Calls For McCulloch To Recuse Himself

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    The Latest From Ferguson: Day 10

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    93% of those arrested Monday were not from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Police report that 52 people were arrested Monday in Ferguson.  93% of those arrested were not Ferguson residents. Of all those arrested, 27% were not residents of Missouri. Many were arrested for “refusal to disperse.” One arrest was made for possession of a controlled substance, two arrests […]
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    Ferguson-Florissant to Offer Free Meals to Students Starting Wednesday

    Jana Shortt, Director of Communications and Marketing says free meals will be offered for children and teens in need of food assistance at five Ferguson-Florissant elementary schools on Wednesday August 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Sack lunches will be available for all FFSD students and can be […]
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    Arrests made after peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Demonstrators have taken to the Ferguson streets again Tuesday night.   Their presence was peaceful until about midnight.  That is when protesters started throwing objects at police officers.  Police told protesters to disperse and the media to go back to the designated media area.  When demonstrators did not comply they started […]
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    Classes delayed due to Ferguson unrest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The start of fall classes has been postponed again in the St. Louis suburb where a fatal police shooting continues to provoke unrest. Classes in the Ferguson-Florissant School District were scheduled to begin on Aug. 14, five days after 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death. The district initially postponed the start of school […]
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    David Stokes: Be Leary of National Media Defining St. Louis

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    The Latest From Ferguson: Day 9

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    Platte County Prosecutor Explains Grand Jury Process

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    Autopsy Press Conference

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    Ferguson protesters spar with police; 31 arrests, 2 shootings

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Governor Nixon ordered the National Guard into a St. Louis suburb early Monday morning.  Over the past week demonstrations have erupted over the police shooting death of Michael Brown.  Monday night was a test to see how those protesters and military police would interact. Peaceful protests began early in the […]
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    More late-night clashes in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Police and protesters are again in a tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Monday night, police used bullhorns to order the crowds to leave, and noisemakers and armored vehicles were used to push back […]
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    Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday. Holder recently authorized a federal autopsy on the body of Michael Brown, the […]
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    Gov. Nixon: No curfew in Ferguson tonight

    Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – In statement, Governor Jay Nixon says that there will not be a curfew in Ferguson tonight. Earlier today Nixon ordered the National Guard to provide protection and safety for the unified Command Center. Officials believe the center was the target of a coordinated attack last night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol […]
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    Grand jury may start soon in Missouri shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in suburban St. Louis. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch is overseeing the case that will determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson faces criminal charges for the […]
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    President of the STL County Police Assoc. Says They May Sue Missouri State Highway Patrol

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    Ferguson Market’s Attorney Details Stores Theft

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    CREDIBILITY CONCERNS IN MISSOURI SHOOTING PROBE

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters, Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager are increasingly facing questions about whether their eventual findings can be seen as credible among residents who are highly distrustful of those in charge. The coming […]
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    MISSOURI GOVERNOR SENDS NATIONAL GUARD TO FERGUSON

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager. In a statement, Nixon said the National Guard would help “in restoring […]
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    Kevin Jackson Calls Black Leadership Publicity Seekers

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    Governor Nixon signs executive order directing Missouri National Guard resources to Ferguson

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KTRS) – Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson. Gov. Jay Nixon said in a press release “Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the […]
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    Ferguson-Florissant School District will be closed Monday August 18th.

    Due to continuing unrest in some areas of Ferguson, and in the interest of the safety of students and families, all schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District will be closed Monday, August 18. Jana Shortt Director of Communications & Marketing says in a email sent to KTRS “Information we have received from officials on the […]
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    Justice Dept. authorizes 2nd autopsy on Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, MO — After another night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has approved a second autopsy on the body of Michael Brown, the Justice Department said Sunday. The autopsy will be conducted by a federal medical examiner, Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement. “Due to the extraordinary […]
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    Nixon: FBI, locals must get investigation right

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he didn’t know the surveillance video from a convenience store was going to be released. Nixon said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he was not happy with the release of the video, which police say shows 18-year-old Michael Brown stealing a box of cigars before […]
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    Holder asks for federal autopsy of Michael Brown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner. Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a news release on Sunday that Holder asked for the additional autopsy because of the “extraordinary circumstances involved in […]
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    Chief: Officer didn’t know Brown was a suspect

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn’t know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says 18-year-old Michael Brown and his friend were stopped Saturday “because they were […]
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    Police, looters clash again in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri after another tense day in the St. Louis suburb. Several hundred people congregated on a busy Ferguson street Friday night as protests continued nearly a week after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. It was peaceful until about midnight, […]
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    Complete Ferguson Police Report

    The Ferguson Police Department released records pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law.   Click Here For the…ferguson-police-report        
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    Image of Mike Brown Released In Robbery

      Ferguson Police release image of Mike Brown in convenience store.
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    Protests Take Different Tone Thursday Night

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    Gov. Nixon: Missouri State Highway Patrol to take over security in Ferguson

    FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that’s been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Nixon made the announcement at a news conference Thursday. Nixon says security […]
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    Congressman wants to stop transfer of weapons to police

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A Democratic congressman is introducing a bill to curb a Defense Department program that provides machine guns and other surplus military equipment for free to local law enforcement agencies across the country. Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia says his bill is a response to the death of an unarmed black teenager shot […]
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    The Board Meeting Discusses Ferguson

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    Senator Claire McCaskill calls for fresh start to protest response

    Ferguson, MO (KTRS) – Senator Claire McCaskill is in Ferguson and she says the police response to protesters needs to change. In a statement, McCaskill called on leaders to de-militarize the situation, as the response from police has “become the problem instead of the solution”. The Senator is scheduled to speak with Attorney General Eric […]
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    Another Night Of Tear Gas In Ferguson

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    PROTESTS TURN VIOLENT IN ST. LOUIS SUBURB

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown. Hours earlier, the police chief had said race relations were the top […]
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    Striking contrast at Ferguson protest

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protestors wielding bullhorns and challenging the  line of police in riot gear were  not the only demonstrators on West Florissant Wednesday evening. Members of a local Ferguson church brought in a band on a flatbed truck about six thirty.  The lively gospel music quickly drew some protestors away from the police […]
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    Protesters pushed from Ferguson streets

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis SWAT Team was on  the scene of a protest on West Florissant street in Ferguson on Wednesday evening.  Demonstrators were filling the streets. Police told the crowd to clear the area or there will be arrests. Just before 9 pm  police say the crowd that gathered at West Florissant and […]
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    Ferguson Mayor speaks out

    Ferguson, MO (KTVI) – Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson is heartbroken his city is now in the national spotlight for the death of Michael Brown and the violence that has followed. Mayor Knowles says he has received death threats as have members of the city council, the police chief and his police officers. He wants […]
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    Demonstrator claims he was beaten by police

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Martez Little, 24, of Ferguson, a witness to the officer involved shooting near Ferguson just after midnight Wednesday morning, said police also beat and threatened him. Esrail Britton, 19, was critically wounded by a police officer just after midnight Wednesday morning. St. Louis County Police officers pulled guns on little, handcuffed […]
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    King Center urges peace in responses to shooting

    ATLANTA (AP) _ The leader of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center is asking demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere to be peaceful in their response to the death of a man who was shot by a police officer. Bernice King said in a statement Wednesday the organization discourages violence and other destructive acts as […]
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    Statement from Governor Jay Nixon on events in Ferguson

    Jefferson City, MO (KTRS) — Gov. Jay Nixon tonight issued the following statement on events in Ferguson, Missouri: “The worsening situation in Ferguson is deeply troubling, and does not represent who we are as Missourians or as Americans. While we all respect the solemn responsibility of our law enforcement officers to protect the public, we […]
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    Ferguson Chief Won’t Be Pressured Into Releasing Officer’s Name

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager says cyber-attacks on his city’s website won’t sway him into publicly releasing the officer’s name. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Wednesday that someone burrowed into the website and shut it down for much of […]
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    The 4th Amendment Discussed In Regards To Police Force

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    Guns Sales On The Rise Around Town

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    Police shoot man pointing gun at officers in Ferguson; woman shot in drive-by

    FERGUSON (KTVI) – There’s been another police shooting in Ferguson overnight. At around 1 AM, 4 men in ski masks, armed with shotguns, approached a crowd at Sheffingdell Ct. and Chambers Rd.   Police arrived to hear shots fired, and see people running.  One officer chased a suspected shooter.  Police say the gunman pointed his handgun […]
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    Police and demonstrators face-off near QuikTrip without incident

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Tempers flared for a while outside St. Mark’s church after the community meeting on the shooting of Michael Brown held by Reverend Al Sharpton and community leaders ended.  The large crowd had gathered outside because the church had filled to capacity for the meeting. Those left outside held an impromptu rally […]
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    Obama: Teen’s death has prompted ‘strong passions’

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) – President Barack Obama says that while the shooting death of a Missouri teenager has prompted “strong passions,” people should remember Michael Brown through “reflection and understanding.” Obama’s comments came in a written statement about 18-year-old Brown. The unarmed teen was fatally shot by a police officer Saturday while walking on a […]
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    Protesters march in Clayton, demand answers in Michael Brown death

    Clayton, MO (KTRS) – Demonstrators continue to protest in downtown Clayton. They demand answers and action for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Protestors issued the same list of demands that was released yesterday. The chief requests: for the officer who shot Brown to be identified, fire, and charged with murder. The full list of […]
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    The Latest From Ferguson

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    NAACP tries to bring calm to Ferguson

    NORMANDY, MO (KTVI) – An overflow crowd attended Monday evenings NAACP meeting at the Murchison Tabernacle CME Church in the 7600 block of Natural Bridge Road. Emotions were running high before meeting and remained so during the meeting. Those attending the meeting voice their concerns over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the looting […]
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    Tear gas tossed to disrupt demonstrators

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Protestors met with a line of police at the burned QuikTrip on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson Monday evening. Protesters were on the scene most of the day,  shouting demands and filling  the streets. The crowds  started marching down the road at dusk.  Police were concerned that they were going to […]
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    FBI opens civil rights case after police shoot man

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager. Cheryl Mimura, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s St. Louis field office, says the agency opened an investigation Monday into possible civil rights violations arising from the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. […]
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    Dennis Ferguson from Zisser Tire in Ferguson

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    FBI taking over investigation into shooting of Missouri teen

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Police say the FBI is taking over the investigation of a suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson tells The Associated Press that he was informed Monday that the FBI was going to take over the investigation into the death of 18-year-old […]
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    Hacker Group Anonymous Makes Threats To Ferguson Police Department

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    VANDALISM, LOOTING AFTER VIGIL FOR St. LOUIS MAN

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police in riot gear who tried to block access to parts of the city. The tensions erupted after a candlelight vigil Sunday […]
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    Family condemns looting, violence over Mike Brown death

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – At least a dozen businesses in north St. Louis County were looted Sunday following a peaceful vigil. Hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil in memory of  shooting death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, MO teen who was shot by a Ferguson Police officer Saturday afternoon.  Brown was unarmed. Around 8:30 p.m. […]
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    Police trying to stop looting in north St. Louis County

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – At least a dozen businesses in north St. Louis County were looted Sunday following a peaceful vigil. Hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil in memory of  shooting death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, MO teen who was shot by a Ferguson Police officer Saturday afternoon.  Brown was unarmed. Around 8:30 p.m. […]
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    Rev. Al Sharpton set to visit St. Louis

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) _ The Rev. Al Sharpton says the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a St. Louis-area police officer is “very disturbing,” and the civil-rights leader is planning a visit to that suburb to make that known. Sharpton tells The Associated Press that he’s spoken with a grandfather of Michael […]