Illinois-Missouri death toll in historic floods at 20; four missing

Jan 1, 2016

Illinois-Missouri death toll in historic floods at 20; four missing

Surging Midwestern rivers forced hundreds of evacuations, threatened dozens of levees and brought transportation by car, boat or train to a virtual standstill Thursday in the St. Louis area. Swollen rivers and streams, already high from a wet late fall, were pushed to heights ...

NFL owners hear from teams in L.A. scenario

Nov 12, 2015

NFL owners hear from teams in L.A. scenario

The three NFL cities in line to potentially lose their NFL teams to Los Angeles made thorough and impassioned presentations to the league Wednesday as a step toward keeping them. Officials from Oakland, San Diego and St. Louis spoke to the league’s Los Angeles, ...

Thousands attend Missouri funeral for Ferguson teen killed by cop

Aug 26, 2014

Thousands attend Missouri funeral for Ferguson teen killed by cop

Relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old Missouri man who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a “gentle soul” with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day “the world would know his name.” Thousands ...

Aug 22, 2014

St. Louis police release video of shooting

The St. Louis police chief has released audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting this week of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency when it comes to officer-involved shootings. Police Chief ...

'Change is coming' after police shooting in Ferguson, Holder says

Aug 21, 2014

'Change is coming' after police shooting in Ferguson, Holder says

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students that “change is coming” Wednesday in suburban St. Louis near the community where a white police officer shot to death an unarmed black 18-year-old and sparked days of furious protests. Meanwhile, a small group of protesters ...

Vigils in U.S. honor victims of police brutality

Aug 15, 2014

Vigils in U.S. honor victims of police brutality

Thousands of people across America attended protest vigils Thursday for an unarmed black Missouri teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer and for other victims who organizers say died as a result of police brutality. The vigils, observed in more than ...

Nightly protests follow shooting of unarmed black teen in Missouri

Aug 14, 2014

Nightly protests follow shooting of unarmed black teen in Missouri

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to disperse some 350 protesters late Wednesday, the fourth night of racially charged demonstrations after police shot to death an unarmed black teen. Some demonstrators hurled rocks at police as others scattered, ...