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Food pantries receive seeds, vegetable plants

A University of Missouri program is offering people who do not have enough food a chance to grow some of their own by distributing seeds and vegetable plants to food pantries.

Oklahoma teacher teams with Missouri company

On the way to the pond in back of his house, Greg Dorris had to stop at an inflatable kids pool for a demonstration of the lure he designed.

Judge rules in favor of Normandy parents

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of parents who want three school districts to allow their children, who had transferred from an unaccredited school district, to return to their classrooms this year.

Police try to ease distrust with greater rapport

The shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. has brought the long-simmering debate over law enforcement and the use of deadly force to the forefront yet again.

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Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for “militarizing America’s Main Streets” and aggravating clashes between police and protesters.

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Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority

In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority — first to county police and then to state troopers.

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May protests at Capitol result in August charges

The 23 clergy members who were arrested in May for disrupting a session of the Missouri Senate were charged Friday with obstructing government operations and first-degree trespassing.

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Police identify officer, allege teen robbed store

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.

Rev. Jackson joins protest after Missouri shooting

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined protesters marching in the streets of a St. Louis suburb following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.

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Ameren still interested in nuclear

Past the razor wire and security checkpoints that guard Missouri’s first and only nuclear power plant, there’s an empty gravel lot where a second reactor was to have been built.

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Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson

County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest and mounting public tension.

Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Wants to rein in Pentagon program arming local police

Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

Turk pleads guilty in drug fraud case

A Turkish citizen has pleaded guilty in St. Louis to smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.

Springfield mayor opposes nondiscrimination rule

A Springfield City Council member said he and the mayor oppose a proposal that would expand a nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Judge affirms award against Missouri diocese

A judge has affirmed an arbitrator’s $1.1 million breach-of-contract award against the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City and St. Joseph for violating a 2008 settlement with victims of sexual abuse by priests.

Parole considered for driver in fatal wreck

A man is being considered for parole months after receiving a five-year prison sentence for causing a fatal wreck after smoking synthetic marijuana, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Springfield schools offering some off-campus classes

On Tuesday, 50 Springfield students will start eighth grade in a hospital. Forty fifth-graders will go to class in a science museum.

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Protesters march through streets of Ferguson

Law enforcement officers mix with the crowd

A huge crowd of people protesting the death of a black Missouri teenager shot by a white police officer have gathered in Ferguson, chanting and carrying signs.

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Missouri Highway Patrol takes control of Ferguson security

The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer.