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  A police interview with a key witness was not provided along with the thousands of documents released after a grand jury decided to not indict a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

An Associated Press review of the records released by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch confirms a report by KDSK-TV that a transcript of the two-hour interview by the FBI and a county police detective with Brown's friend Dorian Johnson was not included.

Plainclothes Columbia police officers have started issuing tickets to drivers with Internet ride-sharing company Uber.

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Ameren Corporation's nuclear plant in mid-Missouri has been shut down due to an electrical equipment failure, but the company and federal regulators say there is no risk to the public.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's revenues are up more than 3 percent so far this fiscal year but the state's budget chief says that's not enough to pay for all of Missouri's expenses.

Revenue figures released Tuesday show individual income tax collections are up 5.5 percent and sales tax collections increased 2.6 percent from July through November.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis police chief says the National Guard will soon be ending its deployment in the city.

The Guard was activated by Gov. Jay Nixon to provide security as a grand jury decision was announced Nov. 24 in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white Ferguson police officer.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Columbia City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will prohibit employers from asking on applications whether a job seeker has a criminal record.

The ordinance, known as "ban the box" also prohibits businesses from conducting background checks until a conditional job offer is made.

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President Barack Obama says he wants to make sure that federal programs that provide Pentagon equipment to police departments "aren't building a militarized culture."

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  The St. Louis Police Officers Association says the five Rams players who stood with their hands raised before Sunday's game should be disciplined and the NFL should publicly apologize.

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  Spurred by the Ferguson shooting, President Barack Obama is calling for $75 million in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to wear body cameras that record their interactions with civilians.

However, Obama is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide military-style equipment to local law enforcement.

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  Gov. Jay Nixon's administration is cutting back on a $32 million-a-year special program for the blind.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the program offers monthly pension-like payments. The Department of Social Services has told all 3,847 people receiving the pension checks to expect a $33-a-month cut in January. The cut will save the state an estimated $730,000.

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The 16-person panel chosen by Missouri's governor to help find long-term solutions after the Ferguson police shooting meets for the first time Monday.

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Some Missouri lawmakers say they plan to make another run at reforming the state's loose ethics laws, but campaign contribution limits probably won't be on the table.

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The need to replace aging touch-screen and optical-scan election machines is looming in Kansas and Missouri.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri is extending a program to offer no-interest loans to small businesses in and near Ferguson damaged by recent violent protests.

The office of Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday outlined a $625,000 pool of loan money for businesses damaged by looting in Ferguson, Jennings, Dellwood and other nearby cities hit by vandals after the Monday night announcement that a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's shooting death.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators have disrupted business at a large suburban St. Louis shopping mall to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.

At least 200 protesters gathered on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday at the Galleria mall in Richmond Heights, about 10 miles south of Ferguson.

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DELLWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of a town neighboring Ferguson, Missouri, is calling on state and federal officials to help rebuild following an outbreak of violent protests that destroyed businesses.

Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones said Friday that while much attention has focused on Ferguson, most of the businesses that were looted and burned were in his town.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia is looking into a partial ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a commission that advises the city council on environmental issues was asked last month to review a proposal.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP passed out Thanksgiving turkeys Thursday for those who lost jobs due to the rioting in Ferguson.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

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A lawmaker is drafting legislation to require Missouri universities create statewide tests for school children.

Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

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A Missouri judge says taxes from three people suing Gov. Jay Nixon won't go to a group creating tests for the Common Core education standards.

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A state audit has found that the Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims.

A lawmaker is drafting legislation to require Missouri universities create statewide tests for school children. 

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Clergy and others who blocked morning traffic in the St. Louis suburb where the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced have ended their protest without any apparent arrests being made.

 

About 100 demonstrators assembled in downtown Clayton, Missouri, shortly after sunrise Tuesday and spent several hours blocking intersections, singing spirituals and chanting. They also observed a 4½-minute moment of silence to mark the 4½ hours that Brown's body remained on the Ferguson street before it was removed.

 

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating after a man's body was found inside a car in Ferguson, but it isn't immediately clear if the death is related to the unrest that followed the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

 

Police were called at 9 a.m. to a residential area, where a man was found dead inside a parked car. The victim's name has not been released.

Authorities are calling the death "suspicious," but have not determined if there is any connection to the violence that broke out last night.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to Springfield's nondiscrimination ordinance will go before voters in April.

 

The Springfield City Council voted Monday to table one proposal that would have repealed the ordinance and another that would have placed it on the ballot. Under the city charter, tabling the proposal for 30 days automatically places it on the April municipal election ballot.
 

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hospitals report having treated at least 18 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.

 

Several Ferguson businesses were damaged or destroyed by fires and others were looted during the protests that erupted after the Monday night announcement.

 

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The state has issued a permit for a large hog-breeding farm in central Missouri that had been strongly opposed by neighbors.

 

The permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will allow Callaway Farrowing to build a farm raising 10,000 hogs on 20 acres in western Callaway County near Kingdom City.

 

Neighbors held meetings in opposition of the farm and submitted a petition with 1,400 signatures asking the state to reject it.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

 

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