State News

Official: Ferguson grand jury still in session

There was no indication when the grand jury would render a decision on whether to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the death of Brown, who was 18 and unarmed when he was killed.

Judge: Missouri police can't stop media recordings

The court order follows a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union that said police tried to stop journalists from recording in Ferguson, where protests have been ongoing since 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August.

FBI sends nearly 100 additional agents to Ferguson

In preparation for the possible unrest in Ferguson following the grand jury decision on the Michael Brown shooting, the FBI has sent 100 additional agents to supplement law enforcement.

School district near Ferguson cancels classes ahead of expected grand jury ruling

The Jennings School District has called off classes Monday and Tuesday in preparation for the potential ruling of the grand jury on the Ferguson case.

Missouri Republicans facing leadership challenge

Despite wins for the Missouri Republican Party in the recent elections, an internal battle over leadership is brewing with the party.

Key figures in the Michael Brown shooting case

Take a look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown's shooting.

Holder urges calm ahead of Ferguson decision

Attorney General Eric Holder asks police across the nation to "minimize needless confrontation" with protesters.

Michael Brown's dad urges peace in online video

An online public service announcement featuring Michael Brown Sr. emphasizes peaceful action.


Police, protest groups to announce conduct pact

Guidelines for police and protestors aim to control conduct after a grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case.


Woman accused of mailing pot to inmate

Kimberly Leann McNamara is in jail after a corrections officer discovered marijuana and a prescription drug in a greeting card she sent to a jail inmate.


Deaths of 2 homeless Sedalia men linked to cold

Pettis County Coroner Skip Smith ruled both deaths were caused by hypothermia.

Obama nominates new Missouri federal judge

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Roseann A. Ketchmark for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Key things to know as St. Louis prepares for Ferguson decision

Protests have been constant in Ferguson since the shooting. Though a handful of demonstrations have been in support of Wilson, the vast majority of protesters want to see the officer charged with murder.

UPDATE: After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

Officers, some in riot gear, responded to the noisy but peaceful rally that forced the temporary closure of South Florissant Road.

Missouri issues $92 million in bonds for Fulton Hospital

The bonding is the result of a measure passed this year by the legislature and signed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Schweich weighing running for Missouri governor

A formal declaration would make him the second Republican candidate.

Police union: Ferguson officer seems confident about grand jury

The business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers' Association said he met Thursday with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who has remained secluded from the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting.

Joplin church comes full circle since tornado

The Unity of Joplin church was destroyed by the 2011 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri. Now, the church is winding down its renovations at a new location, made possible by congregation and Unity churches across the world.

Missouri lawmaker vows to block pay raises for legislators

Rep. Mark Parkinson of St. Charles said it's an "inappropriate time" because the state's economy continues to recover.


Missouri executes Leon Taylor for 1994 killing

Taylor is the ninth man put to death in Missouri this year and the 11th since November 2013.