Missouri

Adding guns for teachers in Missouri schools

Adding guns for teachers in Missouri schools

Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the Republican-led Legislature to expand gun rights over the objection of the Democratic governor. The new law will allow specially trained school employees to carry concealed […]

Missouri enacts 72-hour hold on abortions

Missouri enacts 72-hour hold on abortions

Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation’s most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest. The new requirement will take effect 30 days after Wednesday’s vote by the Republican-led Legislature, overruling the veto of […]

Lawsuits seek Michael Brown’s juvenile records

Lawsuits seek Michael Brown’s juvenile records

Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday when a judge considers two media requests to release any possible juvenile records of the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month. Juvenile records are confidential in Missouri, so it’s not definitively known if Brown was arrested before he legally became […]

Brief flareup in a mostly peaceful night in Ferguson

Brief flareup in a mostly peaceful night in Ferguson

Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Police reported only a handful of arrests, and traffic flowed freely along the West Florissant Avenue commercial corridor near the suburban St. Louis apartment […]

Another quiet night in Ferguson, Missouri

Another quiet night in Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson’s streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday, but instead of confrontations with […]

Is peace returning to Ferguson, Missouri?

Is peace returning to Ferguson, Missouri?

  The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Gov. Jay Nixon also ordered the Missouri National Guard, which arrived Monday, to begin withdrawing as flare-ups have been […]