AP names Ferguson, same sex marriage top 2014 Missouri stories
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Unrest that erupted after in August after a white police officer shot an unarmed black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis has been named the top Missouri story of 2014 by Associated Press reporters and editors.
Violence erupted in late November after a grand jury announced it would not indict officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown, who some witnesses said had his hands up.
A judge's decision overturning Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was named the state's second-biggest story of the year, followed by the state's execution of 10 inmates even as questions swirled around the lethal drugs used to end their lives.
The Kansas City Royals' improbable run through the playoffs that ended with a Game 7 World Series loss to San Francisco came in fourth.
(Editor's note: Police shootings also topped AP's list of top national stories, followed by Ebola, ISIS and the midterm elections.)