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Police chief: Officers hurt, 23 arrests made in St. Louis protests

In a video statement posted on Twitter early Friday, Interim Chief Lawrence O’Toole said that nine city officers suffered injuries, ranging from a broken jaw to a separated shoulder. O’Toole also reported that one Missouri State Highway patrol officer sustained injuries.

Michael Brown’s parents sue Ferguson over son’s death

The family of an unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by a white police officer on a Ferguson, Mo., street filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Thomas Jackson and former officer Darren Wilson.

Brown’s family files wrongful death lawsuit

Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. have filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Thomas Jackson, and former officer Darren Wilson for the wrongful death of their son, 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr.

Chief: Officers shot in Ferguson ‘ambushed’

Missouri State Highway Patrol and St. Louis County police took over security near the Ferguson Police Department Thursday night after two officers were wounded by gunfire outside police headquarters in this city torn by racial unrest. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sharply condemned the shootings of police Wednesday night as a “disgusting and coward attack.”

Brown’s family to file civil lawsuit

An attorney for the family of Mike Brown announced Thursday morning intent to file a civil lawsuit against the City of Ferguson and former police officer Darren Wilson.

Slay: Crime is STL’s No. 1 issue

The city’s homicide rate this year quadrupled overnight, rising from two to eight during a violent 12-hour span that ended with a murder during rush hour Thursday morning in downtown St. Louis.

Man killed by police identified

A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says officers were conducting hot spot patrolling near the 4600 block of Cottage Avenue when they saw the Monte Carlo make an illegal turn. When the officers turned their patrol vehicle around to conduct a traffic stop, they say the suspects sped away.

Suspect killed by police officers in St. Louis

Chief Sam Dotson says the suspect was the passenger in a stolen red Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Officers conducting hot spot policing in the area saw the vehicle make an illegal turn and speed away, so they put a call out to other officers in the area to be on the lookout for the car.

Police report explains why DGB wasn’t charged

On Thursday NewsChannel 5 learned Mizzou wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not be charged after an alleged incident over the weekend. Up until Thursday, details surrounding the incident were unclear, but NewsChannel 5 has obtained documents from the Columbia Police Department outlining what the investigating officers say happened.

MoDOT issues ‘no travel advisory’ for Tuesday

The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a “no travel advisory” during Tuesday’s anticipated snowstorm. A spokesperson for MoDOT says hazardous conditions are expected across the state due to heavy snowfall and strong winds.

Commission to study Ferguson issues meets today

The 16-member panel convenes one week after the announcement of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the black teen’s Aug. 9 shooting death. Members will consider changes in several areas, including the way the public interacts with law enforcement, race relations, health care, business ownership, and community stability.

Woman killed, officer shot 5 miles south of Ferguson

In a burglary that may have been timed to take advantage of law-enforcement focus elsewhere, a police officer was shot and a woman killed in this St. Louis suburb south of Ferguson, Mo., and the suspect remains at large.

2 FBI agents, police officer shot in Mo.; suspect dead

Major Washington, 33, had been tentatively identified by University City police as the suspect who shot and killed his mother and wounded a University City officer Monday night, and wounded two FBI special agents Wednesday morning.

Grand jury: No indictment for Darren Wilson

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, will not face criminal charges, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

Timeline: Unrest in Ferguson

This was an interactive timeline of the unrest that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Red Lobster server surprises widow on anniversary

For 31 years the woman and her husband spent their anniversary at Red Lobster. The unidentified woman’s husband passed away in March, so her daughter decided to keep the tradition alive, taking her mom out for an anniversary meal.

Senate votes to name I-70 bridge after Stan Musial

“As Jack Buck would say, ‘That’s a winner,’” said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who introduced the legislation earlier this year. “It’s a good day for St. Louis, Cardinal Nation, and the Musial family-and I’m thrilled the Stan Span will soon be a reality.”

Neighborhood rebuilds burnt Michael Brown memorial

The fire started around 6:45 a.m. CT Tuesday on the street where Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown, 18, on the afternoon of Aug. 9, said Capt. Jeremy Corcoran with the Ferguson Police Department.

Woman dies saving daughter in parking lot accident

Colleen Segbers, 33, was leaving a Walgreens drug store shortly after 7:30 p.m. CT Monday when a 58-year-old woman, who thought she had her SUV parked in one of the store’s handicapped spaces, realized her car was moving as she adjusted the radio, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officials.

5 arrested, 2 officers injured in Brown memorial unrest

Five protesters were arrested and some businesses were damaged Tuesday night after a memorial to Michael Brown was destroyed in a fire. The confrontation reignited tensions in the St. Louis suburb that was rocked by violence this summer after Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

Police use tear gas to disperse St. Louis looters

Police began using tear gas to disperse crowds early Monday morning in suburban St. Louis after multiple stores were vandalized and looted Sunday night. Crowds became unruly at a vigil for an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by police.

Clashes on second night of Ferguson curfew

Protests in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown continued Sunday as police for the second night imposed a curfew on this St. Louis suburb. Meanwhile, a preliminary autopsy found that Brown was shot at least six times, but the circumstances of his death remained unclear.