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  • In shadow of Ferguson, group builds ties across racial, cultural lines

    August 22, 2014 | 10:12 am

    On the evening of Aug. 12, after two consecutive nights of clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo., Mikal Smith rose to address a community meeting in the neighboring city of Florissant. In front of Governor Jay Nixon, Obama administration officials and community...

  • Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

    August 18, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.

    Nixon, who had declared...

  • Missouri names officer in shooting of unarmed teen, cites robbery

    August 15, 2014 | 11:12 am

    Police named Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., and said the youth was the key suspect in a robbery that occurred minutes before the shooting, which sparked days of sometimes violent protests.

    Wilson was the officer who...

  • Obama urges police to respect protesters in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    President Barack Obama called on police Thursday to respect demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., in an attempt to defuse tensions after four nights of often-violent protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager.

    "There is never an excuse for violence against police or...

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  • Obama urges police to respect protesters in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    President Barack Obama called on police Thursday to respect demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., in an attempt to defuse tensions after four nights of often-violent protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager.

    "There is never an excuse for violence against police or...

  • Obama says Missouri shooting death tragic, reflection needed

    August 13, 2014 | 7:23 pm

    President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy on Tuesday and urged a thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting and arrests in a St. Louis suburb.

    But early on Wednesday, a police officer shot and critically...

  • Missouri shooting victim Michael Brown’s father calls for peace after riots

    August 12, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    The father of an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by police over the weekend in a St. Louis suburb made another plea on Tuesday for an end to the violence that has followed the incident, while activists demanded authorities release the name of the officer involved.

    ...
  • White supremacist executed for 1977 synagogue killing

    November 20, 2013 | 11:56 am

    A white supremacist was executed in Missouri for killing a man at a St. Louis-area synagogue in 1977.

    Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, was executed early Wednesday morning for the sniper shooting of Gerald Gordon, who was killed outside of the Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel synagogue in...

  • Camper Ethan Kadish’s condition still critical after lightning strike

    July 5, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Ethan Kadish, the only one of three campers still hospitalized after being struck by lightning Saturday at a Jewish camp in Indiana, remains in critical but stable condition.

    The 12-year-old from Cincinnati requires help with his breathing and needs his chest cleared, according...

  • Reform, Conservative St. Louis day schools to merge

    October 19, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Two St. Louis Jewish day schools, a Reform and a Conservative, have voted to merge.

    The boards of the Conservative-affiliated Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis and the Saul Mirowitz Day School-Reform Jewish Academy backed the merger in separate votes Monday, according to the...

  • A “Sukkah City” to rise in St. Louis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 10, 2011 | 7:50 pm

    A cocoon of whirling prairie grasses, a pavilion with a ceiling of carefully angled tubes, a shelter made entirely of wind chimes—these and seven other architecturally innovative booths will be erected on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis on Oct. 17 to celebrate the...

  • Hearing set to seek new Rubashkin trial

    May 17, 2011 | 11:16 am

    A hearing has been scheduled to request a new trial for former Agriprocessors official Sholom Rubashkin.

    Documents filed Monday indicate a new hearing is set for June 15 before the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, The Associated Press reported.

    Rubashkin, the former...

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