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Ferguson mayor: Darren Wilson still on leave

Darren Wilson was placed on leave Aug. 9, the day the white officer fatally shot 18-year-old Brown, who was unarmed and black.

Testimony offers differing accounts of Michael Brown's shooting

Officer Darren Wilson told the St. Louis County grand jury that Brown looked like "a demon" after the first shot was fired.

Clergy block morning traffic commute in Ferguson protest

Demonstrators block intersections in downtown Clayton, where the grand jury met.

Missouri lawmaker wants school tests made in-state

Common Core aims to create consistent, high achievement goals for students across state lines, but it has become a magnet for conservative critics who say states should have more say over what students learn.

ACLU's Missouri chapter suing Ozark fire agency

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Ozark Fire Protection District for denying spousal benefits to the wife of a female fire captain despite the ruling of a local judge ordering Missouri to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.


UPDATE: Protesters take to streets after violence erupts in Ferguson

Some protesters erupted in anger after the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson won't be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Protesters overran a barricade and taunted police. Some chanted "murderer," and others threw rocks and other items.

UPDATE: Violence breaks out after grand jury didn't indict Ferguson officer in shooting

Within minutes of the announcement by St. Louis County's top prosecutor, crowds began pouring into Ferguson streets to protest the decision. Some taunted police, shattered windows and vandalized cars. Several gunshots were also heard. Officers released smoke and pepper spray to disperse the gatherings.


WHAT OTHERS ARE REPORTING: A roundup of news about Ferguson

Need to get caught up on what's happening in Ferguson? Check out our Storify of what the Missourian and other media outlets have reported so far.

A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case

The  grand jury's decision resolves one aspect of the case, but additional investigations remain.

Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision

The president said first and foremost the nation is built on the rule of law. He said despite anger and intense disagreement on either side, Americans need to accept the decision that the grand jury made.

UPDATE: Thousands flood streets in mostly peaceful protest of decision in Ferguson

Police departments in several major cities said they were bracing for large demonstrations with the potential for the kind of violence that marred nightly protests in Ferguson after Brown's killing. But police reported that gatherings were mostly peaceful immediately following Monday's announcement.

Timeline of events after shooting death of Michael Brown

A timeline shows the key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Advocates want prescription pill tracking database

Missouri is the only state in the nation to not have a database aimed at tracking the names of people who buy a prescription drug, the quantity and date and other details.

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries

Records at the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds office show that 28-year-old Darren Wilson married Barbara Spradling on Oct. 24. A municipal judge performed the ceremony in Overland, Missouri.


Roller derby catching on for youngsters, adults

Roller derby has been growing in popularity in recent years thanks to movies like 2009's "Whip It" and a growing number of skater-run leagues. The Junior Warriors, a Kansas City co-ed team of players ranging from 10 to 17, allows kids and teenagers to get into the sport.

Anxieties mount as Ferguson awaits jury decision

Though a decision to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was expected to come down this weekend, it could take much longer.

Man dies after being shot during Missouri hunt

The 31-year old Illinois man died after a shooting during a hunting trip in northwestern Missouri. The shooting appears to have been accidental, the coroner in Sangamon County, Illinois, said.

2 boys fall through ice, die in northwest Missouri

Both boys were 17 years old and died after thin ice gave way in a private pond near Savannah, Missouri.

UPDATE: Ferguson grand jury decision does not appear imminent

Ben Crump, the attorney for Michael Brown's parents, said Saturday that he hadn't heard anything about a decision, and prosecutors had promised to tell him when one was reached.

Columbia National Guard dispatched to Ferguson

Columbia's 175th Military Police Battalion is heading to Ferguson in anticipation of the grand jury decision.