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Grand Jury clears Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown

Ferguson - At 9:30 p.m. ET, a grand jury decided to clear Missouri police officer Darren Wilson over the death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

Anonymous seizes Twitter account of KKK amidst Ferguson threats

Ferguson - There's a lot of tension in the air in Ferguson, Missouri as reports indicate that the grand jury decision regarding the shooting death of teen, Michael Brown, may be imminent.

Source: Feds say charges against Ferguson cop unlikely

Washington, D. C. - Reports from the U.S. capital indicate that federal prosecutors are likely not planning to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in August and set off riots and days of street protests.

Op-Ed: Allegations of inappropriate affair in Russ Faria murder case Special

Explosive allegations surfaced this week alleging that Lincoln County, Missouri, prosecutor, Leah Askey, was having an affair with one of the lead detectives in the Russ Faria murder case during the time of Faria’s arrest, trial, and conviction.

Missouri cops look for suspects in officer shootings in Ferguson

Ferguson - Missouri law enforcement officers in the St. Louis suburb where deep racial schisms were exposed last month are continuing to look for suspects in two separate shootings involving police.

Op-Ed: Ferguson police chief should be fired

Ferguson - If there still was anyone in the country who thought Tom Jackson could continue as police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, the video "apology" he posted Thursday surely disabused them of any such notion.

Ford to add more than 1,000 jobs in Missouri

On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced that it has plans to add 1,200 new jobs at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri.

Grand jury gets more time to decide on Ferguson charges

Ferguson - A Missouri grand jury considering whether to indict a Ferguson police officer over the death of Michael Brown can hear evidence for four more months.

Report: U.S. authorities to probe Ferguson police conduct

Ferguson - The U.S. Justice Department plans to launch a full-scale investigation into alleged civil rights abuses by police in Ferguson, Missouri, where two weeks of sometimes violent protests followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager last month.

Teacher raises more than $150,000 to feed Ferguson students

Ferguson - The turmoil in Ferguson has forced schools in the local school district to stay closed until August 25, and this means that low-income students who rely on reduced-price or free lunches may not be getting the food that they need.

St. Louis police allegedly shoot another African American suspect

St Louis - A cell phone video has emerged showing St. Louis police allegedly shooting an African American male in broad daylight after he stole two sodas from a local store.

Missouri governor summons National Guard to Ferguson

Ferguson - Missouri National Guard officers were called in Monday to help the state highway patrol restore order in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb wracked by nightly protests since an unarmed black teen was killed by police more than a week ago.

Livestream video captured Sunday's Ferguson protests

Ferguson - On Sunday night, Vice journalist Tim Pool is livestreamed video of the chaos in Ferguson, MO, minutes before the curfew descends on the embattled neighbourhood. Seven people have been arrested and one man has been reportedly shot.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey marches in Ferguson protests

Ferguson - Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and the first person to send out a tweet from Twitter, has been using Twitter to provide updates live from the ground at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Cops say slain Missouri teen robbed convenience store

Ferguson - Police in Ferguson, Mo., now allege that an African American teen shot and killed by an officer on Aug. 9, sparking days of civil unrest, was involved in a robbery of a convenience store 15 minutes earlier.

Missouri man executed for murder, rape of college student in 1995

Bonne Terre - A 43-year-old Missouri man convicted of raping and strangling a college student in 1995 was executed August 6 as his family members and those of his victim watched.

Missouri Governor doesn't want teachers packing heat

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed teachers and other school staff members to carry firearms on campus.

Congressmen who voted for NDAA detention face voters on Aug. 5th

A round of primary elections is scheduled to take place on August 5th in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington.

Bride-to-be killed on her way to her bachelorette party

Kansas City - Revelers became mourners when a woman’s life was cut tragically short in a vehicle en route to her own bachelorette party.

Op-Ed: Same-sex marriage spreading like wildfire

Boulder - A leftist Colorado county this week began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. They don’t call it the People’s Republic of Boulder for nothing.

Kenny Rogers to visit Children's Center and host benefit concert

Sikeston - Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers is a man with a big heart. He will be visiting the Kenny Rogers Children's Center on June 1 and he will be hosting a benefit concert.

Missouri shop offers free fudge to 300+ lb people on Fat Tuesday

A recently-opened candy shop in Missouri is taking the concept of Fat Tuesday to a whole new level by offering free fudge to anyone over 300 pounds today only.

Family discovers woman's death on Facebook after tragic fire Special

When 45-year-old Leah Tarkington passed away on Jan. 16, there was confusion about her death. Tarkington's body had been found inside a shed in the yard of her father’s home after firefighters extinguished a large fire late that afternoon.

Some U.S. states may return to firing squad for executions

With European manufacturers boycotting the sale of the drugs normally used to painlessly execute prisoners in the United States, some politicians are panicking. Now they are looking for alternative methods to kill.

Missouri congress fails to override gun veto

The attempt to override the Governor’s veto in Missouri fell one vote short on Wednesday. Had it passed, it would have nullified several federal gun control measures.

5 videos of the Oklahoma tornado you need to see now

Spreading fast across the Web are these five videos showing stunning footage of the deadly Oklahoma tornado, which has killed nine and injured at least 75 people. In one video, a meteorologist's car is flung 200 yards by a surging tornado.

Missouri overpass collapses after freight train collision

Chaffee - A section of a highway overpass collapsed before dawn Saturday in rural southeastern Missouri near Chaffee, 15 miles southwest of Cape Girardeau, after about a dozen rail cars derailed and struck the support pillar.

Police respond to movie theater 'active shooter' publicity stunt

Jefferson City - During the opening weekend of "Iron Man 3", Goodrich Capital 8 Theaters held a publicity stunt, with a man in full tactical gear, carrying a fake gun, entering the cinema. Police and several customers were not amused.

New oil spill from ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline despite shut down

Doniphan - While very much smaller than the recent Mayflower, Arkansas spill, this new rupture causes even more concern over the aging Pegasus pipeline. (Video update).

Photo Essay: Kansas City is full of fountains and history Special

Kansas City - There are many reasons to visit Kansas City including its beautiful fountains and fascinating history. Tourists will make unexpected discoveries and wonderful memories in this heartland city.
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Home Depot.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Home Depot. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
SHOOTING: Protesters objecting to the police shooting of an unarmed black teen gather in Ferguson  M...
SHOOTING: Protesters objecting to the police shooting of an unarmed black teen gather in Ferguson, Mo., before the start of demonstrations on Aug. 13., four days after Michael Brown died. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson  Missouri  over the police shooting of...
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Site of Jim Bob s Steaks & Ribs on S. Range Line.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Site of Jim Bob's Steaks & Ribs on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
Pastor Sean Harris  Fred Phelps Protests  LGBT Protests
Pastor Sean Harris, Fred Phelps Protests, LGBT Protests
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Harvey s at Union Station.  Kansas City  MO
Harvey's at Union Station. Kansas City, MO
Protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson  Mo.  gather in front of St. Louis Coun...
Protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., gather in front of St. Louis County police headquarters in nearby Clayton. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Stuffed Grizzly Bear at Bass Pro Shops.  Springfield  MO  April 2012.
Stuffed Grizzly Bear at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012.
Route 66 items for sale at St. James Winery off I-44.  St. James  MO
Route 66 items for sale at St. James Winery off I-44. St. James, MO
Pastor Sean Harris  Fred Phelps Protests  LGBT Protests
Pastor Sean Harris, Fred Phelps Protests, LGBT Protests
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IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
Inside the IHOP on S. Range Line.  Joplin  MO  June 5  2011
Inside the IHOP on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO June 5, 2011
Site of the former Sonice Drive-in on S. Range Line.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Site of the former Sonice Drive-in on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
Alligator gar at Bass Pro Shops.  Springfield  MO  April 2012
Alligator gar at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012
Black-and-white photo shows memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown on the streets of Ferguson  Mis...
Black-and-white photo shows memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis
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John Cochran VA Medical Center in Missouri.
John Cochran VA Medical Center in Missouri.
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Jim Bob s Steaks & Ribs.  Joplin  MO
Jim Bob's Steaks & Ribs. Joplin, MO
Demonstrators march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson  Missouri  on Aug. 13 to protest the polic...
Demonstrators march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 13 to protest the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager a few days before.
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Fountain at Country Club Plaza.  Kansas City  MO
Fountain at Country Club Plaza. Kansas City, MO