A video recording of a phone call between Trooper Anthony Piercy and a Missouri Highway Patrol supervisor was part of a massive release of records to The Star late last week, more than three months after the May 31 drowning of Brandon Ellingson in the Lake of the Ozarks.
A national union is escalating its criticism of St. Louis' public transit system over the distribution of an Oreo cookie recipe, saying the agency is trying to create a divide between Metro bus drivers and light rail operators, most of whom are black, and the largely white maintenance workers.
A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him.
Our second of 16 #PaperChiefs action figures came out Friday in the Chiefs Extra section of The Star's print edition. Tweet your photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to email@example.com for a chance to win a TV (winner will be selected Thursday, Sept. 18th), plus other prizes. Check out our photo gallery:
In stories before and on Aug. 25 about the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, The Associated Press, relying on information from authorities, erroneously reported that Wilson had served two years as an officer in Jennings, Missouri, before serving for four years in Ferguson. Records show Wilson served almost two years in Jennings and just less than three years in Ferguson before the shooting.
A newly formed group of municipal judges, lawyers and court administrators is pushing for reforms in St. Louis County's 81 local courts in an effort to lower the financial burden of fines and court fees on residents and reduce the county's reliance on those revenues.
The Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed the construction of a proposed high-voltage wind energy transmission line that would stretch across a section of the state, saying it would reduce the state's reliance on coal.