Missouri

Jay Z posted bail for protesters, writer says

New York (AFP) – Rap mogul Jay Z has quietly used his wealth to post bail for people arrested in protests across the United States against police excesses, an author close to him said. Dream… READ MORE

STATES SAYING ‘NO’ TO CITIES SEEKING TO REGULATE BUSINESSES

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator- himself… READ MORE

Missouri GOP governor candidate dies

Tom Schweich, the Missouri state auditor and a top GOP candidate for the governor’s mansion in 2016, has died. Schweich, 54, was rushed to the hospital on Thursday for a “medical situation.” The auditor’s spokesman,… READ MORE

New Black Panthers accused of plot to kill Ferguson’s prosecutor, police chief

St. Louis-area media outlets are reporting that two New Black Panther Party men were plotting to use the Ferguson chaos that was projected post-grand jury ruling as a shield to kill Police Chief Tom Jackson… READ MORE

Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for…… READ MORE

Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second…… READ MORE

Obama: Ferguson Made White Children Fearful of People Who Don't Look Like Them

Saturday night at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner, President Barack Obama addressed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, saying, “It scares the hearts of white children… READ MORE

Justice Department investigators in Missouri

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights investigators for the Justice Department will be in suburban St. Louis Wednesday night to explain details about…… READ MORE

Dem Rep: 'There's Going to Be a Problem in the Streets' if Justice Isn't Served in Ferguson

Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation” Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO) sad “there is going to be a problem in the streets” of Ferguson if “justice” is not served in the case of Officer Darren Wilson… READ MORE

Steve King: ‘Race Hustlers’ Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton Trying to ‘Monetize’ Ferguson Unrest

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) slammed “race hustlers” like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for trying to “monetize” the civil unrest in Ferguson and raise their profiles.  “They’re race hustlers,” King said this week on Iowa’s WHO… READ MORE

Missouri Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, curfew in St. Louis suburb where teen killed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, curfew in St. Louis suburb where teen killed.… READ MORE

KC Business Owners not Sold on Minimum Wage Increase

KMBC in Kansas City reports that business owners in the city were not sold by the president’s speech in the city as part of his campaign to increase the minimum wage.  “Dozens of local businesses… READ MORE

Missouri man identified as gunman in Kansas Jewish centers shooting

The man who allegedly killed three people when he opened fire outside a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community in a Kansas City suburb Sunday is reportedly a 73-year-old Missouri man with a history… READ MORE