SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The owner of a bar that requires its female employees to wear shorts and bikini tops asked Springfield police for help after he says he received many harassing phone calls and threats to burn down his business.
Missouri police have been buying new gear and getting trained on constitutional rights as they prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white policeman in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Missouri State University officials are denouncing treatment that some people received during a protest at homecoming events. The protesters who marched silently through homecoming festivities on the Springfield campus Saturday say they were met with racial slurs and gun gestures.
A southwest Missouri man is now charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his mother. Charges against 28-year-old Jason William Fury of Golden City were amended this week after his mother, 58-year-old Sherry Fury, died Monday of a gunshot wound to the head.
A suburban Kansas City man who confessed to killing the wife of his prayer group leader had just undergone an exorcism to expel demons when he gave his account to police, his attorneys said in a motion to exclude those statements from his trial next month.
The owner of a bar that requires female employees to wear shorts and bikini tops asked Springfield police for help after he said he received many harassing phone calls and threats to burn down his business.
Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.
A former student at St. Louis Community College's Meramec campus pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting a female student in a bathroom, a crime that led to criticism of how the response was handled, and the ouster of some top officials.
It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand: