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Grand jury hears evidence in Ferguson case

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.

Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them, police said Wednesday.

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Holder says he understands mistrust of police

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

Judge rejects appeals of Mamtek CEO

The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in a central Missouri town, a federal judge ruled in a bankruptcy case.

Columbia City Council OKs downtown student housing

The Columbia City Council has approved a Texas-based housing developer’s proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus.

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Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters

The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.

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How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson.

Ferguson pledges outreach efforts

Ferguson’s leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.

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Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.

St. Charles weighs ban on texting while driving

The city of St. Charles could join others in eastern Missouri in banning texting while driving for motorists of all ages.

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FBI director addresses Ferguson on visit to Utah

FBI director James Comey publicly addressed the agency's civil rights investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri during a visit to Salt Lake City on Tuesday, saying the bureau has sent dozens of agents to Ferguson.

Police: St. Louis officers kill knife-wielding man

A large crowd, some chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," gathered Tuesday at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.

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Marchers carry message from LU to Capitol

More than 80 people gathered at Lincoln University for Equal Protection Rally just before sundown on Monday.

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Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Strong DOJ response seeks truth, calm

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

The Missouri prosecutor overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has deep family roots among police: his father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin all worked for St. Louis’ police department, and his father was killed while responding to a call involving a black suspect.

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Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Sends AG to Ferguson, cautions Nixon on use of National Guard

Calling for a sharp separation between the nation’s armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon.

Questions, answers about Guard's role in Ferguson

The National Guard is a regular presence in responding to natural disasters, but it also has a long history in helping curb civil disturbances.

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