- Missouri law aims to help teachers of traumatized children Updated: Jun-25-16 11:47 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri teachers trying to wrest control of the classroom back from unruly students can put on a stern look, raise their voices or use suspensions or other punishments as discipline.
- AP names Sarah Rafi as Central region deputy editor Updated: Jun-21-16 12:26 pm
CHICAGO - Sarah Rafi, a veteran editor who has helped lead Associated Press coverage of such stories as the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, and the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has been promoted to deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region.
- Prosecutor: St. Louis cop acted in self-defense in shooting Updated: Jun-20-16 4:01 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis police officer who fatally shot a robbery suspect in January acted in self-defense, a prosecutor ruled Monday.
- Federal appeals court reinstates Ferguson grand juror's suit Updated: Jun-20-16 1:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a judge wrongly tossed a lawsuit by a woman wanting to speak publicly about her time on the grand jury that declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man.
- Lawyers for Ferguson seek any Michael Brown juvenile records Updated: Jun-18-16 11:10 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown's parents are seeking access to any juvenile records of the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 - a request once rejected by a judge after a newspaper and blog sought such documents.
- Nixon signs bill to limit Missouri cities' profit from fines Updated: Jun-17-16 7:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed legislation he touted as further limiting cities' ability to profit from traffic tickets and fines, a policy goal that gained traction following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
- Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit in Ferguson case Updated: Jun-09-16 7:18 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A county judge correctly dismissed a lawsuit by activists who sought an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, a Missouri appellate court has ruled.
- Prosecutor clears 2 St. Louis officers in fatal shooting Updated: Jun-02-16 7:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The prosecutor for St. Louis said Thursday she won't be charging two officers in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old last year, concluding that no evidence disproves claims by police that it was self-defense.
- Report: Black Missouri drivers still get stopped more often Updated: Jun-01-16 6:11 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Black drivers in Missouri were nearly 70 percent more likely than whites to get stopped by the police last year, marking a slight improvement from the year before but showing there still are significant racial disparities in such stops.
- Police officer resigns months after handcuffed woman died Updated: Jun-01-16 3:28 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A white Florida police officer has resigned months after handcuffing a black woman at a hospital where she died less than two hours later.