Judge Michael Burton ruled Friday that the Pattonville, Ritenour and Francis Howell school districts must immediately allow the children of four families in the Normandy school district to return to their schools.
Thomas Jackson's leadership has drawn wide criticism, both for the aggressive police response to the protesters and for his agency's erratic and infrequent releases of key information.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson provided the name and said Darren Wilson had not been the focus of any public complaints. He declined to offer many details about Wilson's life or career but commended his police record and his demeanor.
A spokesman for the Defense Logistics Agency, the government's combat logistics support agency, said the Ferguson Police Department has been part of the surplus equipment program.
The extra cost — a minuscule part of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's $3 billion annual budget — comes after the state's previous supplier refused to provide more of the powerful sedative last year, claiming it had become a target of execution opponents.
In New York, thousands of people peacefully gathered in Manhattan's Times Square and Union Square, invoking the rallying cries "hands up, don't shoot" and "I can't breathe," alluding to the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner, who was placed in an officer's chokehold.
Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the officer did not know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting and stopped Michael Brown and a companion "because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic."
A competing proposal from developer Steve Foutch would reconfigure the 40-year-old, 18,000-seat Kemper in western Kansas City to be used mostly for youth sports.
After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson police officer, the city north of downtown St. Louis erupted into violent protests. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed.
Conversation about the events in Ferguson have gained national attention on social media, and users of all stripes are weighing in on the issues the events in the St. Louis suburb have brought to the forefront.
Nixon's promise to ease the deep racial tensions was swiftly put to the test as demonstrators gathered again Thursday evening in the neighborhood where looters smashed and burned businesses on Sunday and police repeatedly fired tear gas and smoke bombs.
In his first in-person statement on the situation, Obama appealed Thursday for "peace and calm" in Ferguson and called for restraint by all involved.
The repeated scenes of police officers wearing military-style camouflage and gas masks and training their rifles on unarmed civilians — some holding their hands up — led critics to condemn the unusual show of force, suggesting it looks more like an Army trying to quell a revolution than a police department trying to keep the peace in a small suburb.
Dennis Leporin, of Columbia, had pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder and other charges. He was sentenced Wednesday.
Figures from the Department of Economic Development show the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in July.
The industry has grown to a point where some fish experts have begun to worry about what happens to carp businesses if they actually succeed in helping to wipe the species out.
The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City and St. Joseph said Thursday it disputes many of the arbitrator's findings but would continue to honor a pledge to provide a safe environment for children.
Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and unrest that followed in the St. Louis suburb.
While Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said he wanted to mend fences with the community, protesters were on the streets of Ferguson again Wednesday, facing heavily armed police who at time trained weapons on them from an armored truck.
Anonymous had pledged to create mischief with Ferguson's city computers if the name wasn't released, and representatives of the group have taken credit for the incident.