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UPDATE: Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

After protesters filled the streets of Ferguson on Monday, the city's leaders urged people to stay at home Tuesday night and "allow peace to settle in."

Police mistrust still prevalent years later

Michael Brown's death is the latest illustration of deep divisions between minorities and police that have simmered for generations.

UPDATE: Police: St. Louis officers kill knife-wielding man

Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday to a store where the man was reported to have stolen energy drinks and a pastry.

As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death

The first black president appears to be attempting to determine what role, if any, he can play in defusing a crisis that has made evident the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the U.S.

Mass for Peace planned in St. Louis

A collection will be taken during the service to assist food pantries and parishes in the Ferguson area, and to help those affected by looting and property destruction.


UPDATE: Judge: Mamtek CEO committed $1.3M bond fraud

U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey rejected all claims raised by Bruce Cole and his wife, Nanette Cole, in a bankruptcy case.

EPA launches probe of alleged pollution by Tyson

The EPA is investigating the role of a food company in a Missouri ammonia discharge that killed more than 100,000 fish.

St. Charles weighs ban on texting while driving

St. Charles Police Chief Randy McKinley said he supports the goal but sees enforcement problems.

UPDATE: Pathologist doesn't know if Ferguson teen was shot with hands up

An independent autopsy conducted on 18-year-old Michael Brown determined that the teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to the hired pathologists and the family's attorneys.

UPDATE: Strong Justice Department response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

Gov. Jay Nixon asked for a federal investigations two days after Michael Brown was shot.

Police shooting in Ferguson draws protesters from near, far

Some of the protesters said they previously had been shot by police or know relatives and friends who had been.

Questions, answers about Guard's role in Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon said he acted to protect the people and property from a "violent criminal element intent upon terrorizing the community."

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Here's a look at the key elements since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

The coming days and weeks will be crucial as grand jurors begin hearing evidence that will help determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is charged with a state crime for the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Lawsuit seeks records related to Missouri shooting

The lawsuit filed Monday by the National Bar Association contends the Ferguson Police Department is in violation of the state open-records law for not releasing reports about the Aug. 9 shooting.

Study: Missouri's public defenders overworked

Consultants have warned for years that Missouri was operating a "constitutionally inadequate" public defender system.

Journalist arrested, released in Ferguson

Photographer Scott Olson said he was "arrested for just doing my job."

Police set up protest zone in Ferguson

The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9 has spurred several protests and confrontations with police.

Obama says it is time to review local police militarization

The president said it would be useful to review how local law enforcement agencies have used federal grants that permit them to obtain heavier armaments.

Move in to new Joplin High School set for Monday

The school district received its temporary certificate of occupancy for the school on Friday.