Law enforcement agencies respond to calls for demilitarization
State and national leaders are questioning the flow of military equipment to local police and sheriff's departments after continued rioting in Ferguson.
"We began equipping police departments with all kinds of tools that had not been typical of policing, and maybe it's time we take a look at that," Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said in a news conference last week.
"There is a big difference between ...
Report: One in five Missourians depend on food pantries, meal programs
Boxes and cans are stacked high at the Webster County Pantry, waiting for individuals who need a helping hand. The organization continues to see an increase in the number of people requesting assistance.
“It’s not the old stereotype that people used to think about, that didn’t want to work,” stated director Gerald Nehhl. “I’d say the majority of people are working people just struggling to get ...
Springfield survey results: people happier, want better streets
The City of Springfield says the results of the 2014 Citizen Survey show that people here are pleased with the overall direction their city is taking. The city also says the survey shows the people who took it feel they are receiving a good value for the taxes they pay. Overall citizen satisfaction in the City of Springfield is 15% higher than the Kansas/Missouri average ...
Jonesboro paper says police chief bullied reporter
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied one of the newspaper's reporters into quitting by making derogatory statements about her on Facebook.
In a story published Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1sVC15h ), Sun Publisher David Mosesso said Chief Michael Yates had maligned Sunshine Crump's character and was interfering with the Sun's ability to conduct its ...
Grand jury hears evidence in Ferguson case
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
St. Louis County prosecutor's spokesman Ed Magee confirmed the panel heard evidence Wednesday but offered no other details. Officials have vowed not to release any information about the grand jury's proceedings in order to avoid compromising the case.
During the ...
Gay firefighter seeks equal benefits
Andi Mooneyham is a firefighter in the Ozark Fire Protection District.
"The thought of getting to go really fast on a truck with lights and sirens has always been amazing for any kid myself included," Mooneyham says she loves her job.
Andi's been doing her dream job for 8 years and has worked her way up to Captain of the 'A shift.'
Her fire chief, Darren White has ...