Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri | Prosecutor faces first challenger since Ferguson protests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Television helicopters hovered as thousands of protesters flooded the streets not far from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. The images of a convenience store set ablaze and heavily armed officers introduced many people to Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb that would become synonymous with … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri | Prosecutor faces first challenger since Ferguson protests

Drake’s Place is a “New American” Classic in Ferguson

Great Food, Great Ambiance is Team Effort at Drake’s Place Ferguson, MO/December 17, 2017 (STL.News) – Some restaurants are trendy with chef-driven menus and cutting edge culinary offerings.  Others are classics—flavorful, comfortable and familiar.  The rarest dining find is the restaurant that somehow combines those elements to create a warm, friendly, and inviting space with … Continue reading Drake’s Place is a “New American” Classic in Ferguson

Centene, Schnucks And People’s Health Centers Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Ferguson Clinic

ST. LOUIS, MO/November 30, 2017 (STL.News) — Yesterday, Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) along with its Missouri subsidiary, Home State Health, and their partners, Schnuck Markets Inc. and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, hosted a grand opening of a full-service health center located within the Schnucks supermarket in Ferguson, Missouri. Leaders from the organizations participated … Continue reading Centene, Schnucks And People’s Health Centers Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Ferguson Clinic

APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

FERGUSON, Mo./November 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. Washington attorney Clark Kent Ervin resigned in September after serving a little … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for police

WASHINGTON/August 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under a program that had been sharply curtailed amid an outcry over police use of armored vehicles and other war-fighting gear to confront protesters. Documents obtained by The Associated Press indicate President … Continue reading Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for police

Ferguson-Florissant Schools Superintendent Joseph Davis Arrested

Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Dr. Joseph Davis in Custody over Former School District Allegations ST. LOUIS, MO/August 18, 2017 (STL.News) The Board of Education recently granted a paid leave of absence to Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Davis. According to school officials, Davis was taken into custody on Wednesday regarding allegations relating to his previous school district in North … Continue reading Ferguson-Florissant Schools Superintendent Joseph Davis Arrested

Ceremony Held For Three-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown Death

FERGUSON, MO/August 9, 2017 (STL.News) Wednesday marked the three year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown during a police confrontation in Ferguson. About 100 supporters gathered for a remembrance ceremony outside of Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson, the site where the 18-year-old died. The event was highlighted with dance performances, involving a “hands … Continue reading Ceremony Held For Three-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown Death

Urban League Unveils Ferguson Community Empowerment Center

ST. LOUIS, MO/July 26, 2017 (STL.News) The former site of the Ferguson QuikTrip that became a symbol of civil unrest now has new life. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday for the Urban League’s Ferguson Community Empowerment Center, which was built on the site of where the Quik Trip was stood along West Florissant.  The … Continue reading Urban League Unveils Ferguson Community Empowerment Center

Chief Says No Evidence Of Criminal Activity At Ferguson Market

FERGUSON, MO/July 26, 2017 (STL.News) A group of Ferguson residents continue to call for the closing of Ferguson Market, citing criminal activity. However, Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss says there has been no credible evidence of any such activity, “We don’t have anything to support that.  We’re not the only agency that’s looked into the … Continue reading Chief Says No Evidence Of Criminal Activity At Ferguson Market

State Auditor Releases Scathing Audit On Fergusons Municipal Court

FERGUSON, MO/April 26, 2017 (STL.News) Despite positive changes made in Ferguson since the civil unrest in 2014, it continues to be haunted by the past. On Tuesday morning, State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a scathing audit on the north county town’s municipal court.  The audit which pertains to the fiscal year of August 1, 2014 – … Continue reading State Auditor Releases Scathing Audit On Fergusons Municipal Court

Mayor who led Ferguson through turmoil is re-elected

FERGUSON, MO/April 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Ferguson, Missouri, voters opted for experience over change in re-electing a mayor who has led them through a tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown thrust the St. Louis suburb into the national debate over race. James Knowles III won a third term, holding off … Continue reading Mayor who led Ferguson through turmoil is re-elected

Ferguson, St. Louis voters consider body camera initiatives

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP)(STL.News) — Ferguson police have had body cameras since shortly after the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a white officer on the force. But 2½ years later, concerns persist about how they’re being used and what happens to the footage. On Tuesday, the people of Ferguson will vote on … Continue reading Ferguson, St. Louis voters consider body camera initiatives

Ferguson mayor seeks third term as challenged city’s face

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP)(STL.News) — Ferguson’s leadership has changed drastically since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown put the St. Louis suburb at the center of the debate over the treatment of blacks by the nation’s police forces. The one constant has been Mayor James Knowles III, who is asking voters for another three years on … Continue reading Ferguson mayor seeks third term as challenged city’s face

Controversial Documentary Addressed At Ferguson City Council Meeting

FERGUSON, MO/March 15, 2017 (STL.News) The fallout continues over the release of a documentary about Michael Brown. A crowd voiced their concerns over the documentary at Tuesday night’s Ferguson City Council meeting.  Some of those in attendance placed blame on Ferguson Market and called for its closure, alleging drug activity.  Others said the protests stemming from … Continue reading Controversial Documentary Addressed At Ferguson City Council Meeting

Michael Brown Documentary Sparks More Controversary

FERGUSON, MO/March 13, 2017 (STL.News) A documentary on the Michael Brown case in Ferguson is generating controversy and more civil unrest. At issue is the footage shown in the documentary “Stranger Fruit,” which was released over the weekend at a film festival in Texas.  The surveillance video from Ferguson Market shows Brown inside of the … Continue reading Michael Brown Documentary Sparks More Controversary