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AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2014

Prayers For Peace In Ferguson

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

Protests on Monday, Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Mo

The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson.  At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 18, 2014

More Mayhem In Ferguson: Tear Gas, Riot Gear, Gunshots

By Elise Hu

Police fire tear gas in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is sending the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order. He signed the executive order after another night of violence. In a statement, Nixon said the guard's help is needed to "restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson."



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

By Bill Chappell

Capt. Ron Johnson with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

By The Associated Press

President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 14, 2014

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Faceoff

by Bill Chappell

Police walk through a cloud of smoke, clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday night.

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.


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