Posted: Aug 11, 2014 12:57 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Aug 11, 2014 2:19 PM
FERGUSON (AP) - Streets in the Missouri community of Ferguson are relative quiet this morning. There's some debris left over from the unrest last night, when crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city.
More than 30 people were arrested on charges including assault, burglary and theft. Police say two officers suffered minor injuries.
The violence followed a candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police in the St. Louis suburb. Police say Michael Brown was shot multiple times during a scuffle with an officer. The investigation into what led to the shooting continues.
Among the businesses that were looted last night were a check-cashing store, a boutique and a small grocery store. Some in the crowd climbed atop police cars as officers with riot shields and batons stood nearby, trying to restrict access to the most seriously affected areas.
Mayor James Knowles says a "small group of people" created "a huge mess." He said, "We're only hurting ourselves, only hurting our community, hurting our neighbors."
Saturday's shooting has drawn criticism from some civil rights leaders. A board member of the NAACP says, "Yet again, a young African-American man has been killed by law enforcement."
Posted 11:31 AM 11/29/2015 by Associated Press
NORMANDY (AP) — It's been more than 15 months since Michael Brown became a household name after a white police officer shot and killed the black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
But Brown's fame stands in stark contrast to the relative obscurity of his (More)
Posted 6:52 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are set to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration on how the state spends money to help refugees.
The Legislature recently set the Monday hearing in response to deadly attacks in Paris and criticism of Nixon's decision not to (More)
Posted 4:38 PM 11/28/2015 by Emma Balkenbush, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Natasha Johnson started the group, Show Me-Just and Caring Communities, in 2013 and is now beginning to develop the group further.
Johnson started the anti-bully group with another parent after learning about a middle school student who had committed suicide after (More)
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Posted 3:29 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway patrol arrested the man responsible for two high speed chases in Boone and Audrain counties Saturday afternoon.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department said the initial call reported a suspicious incident, in which the suspect knocked on the (More)
Posted 2:18 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
SEDALIA (AP) — The cause of a fire that destroyed three Sedalia homes on Thanksgiving Day isn't known.
Sedalia Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Irwin says the cause couldn't be determined because of "the complexity of the house." The Sedalia Democrat reports that heavy smoke (More)
Posted 1:00 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 4:19 AM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Governor's Mansion is about to look a little more festive.
The Christmas trees that will adorn the Jefferson City mansion are arriving Monday morning. The outside tree is a 30-foot Norway spruce that came from the yard of a Washington resident. Also (More)
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Posted 2:58 PM 11/27/2015 by Nick Komisar & Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporters
COLUMBIA - The moment the MU football team announced on Twitter that it wasn't going to play until former UM Systems President Tim Wolfe resigned, the Concerned Student 1950 movement was thrust into the national spotlight. A photo was tweeted by some members of the team locking arms, with (More)