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Mother of Trayvon Martin announces run for local office

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke to supporters Monday at a small event space tucked away...

Ferguson activist turned lawmaker resigns from Legislature

May. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist who became a prominent urban voice in Missouri's largely conservative Legislature, is giving up his House seat, in part due to mental health struggles. Franks was first elected in 2016 when he defeated veteran Democratic lawmaker Penny Hubbard, two...

St. Louis-area cop indicted for shooting shoplifting suspect

May. 1, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police officer who says she meant to use her stun gun but mistakenly grabbed her service revolver was indicted on a second-degree assault charge Wednesday for shooting a suspected shoplifter outside a grocery store. St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell said Julia...

Board alleges pathology assistant misrepresented himself

Apr. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas board alleges in a lawsuit that a pathology assistant performed autopsies without the proper oversight. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts also alleges that Shawn Parcells made medical diagnoses and represented himself as a...

Michael Brown's mother loses Ferguson City Council race

Apr. 3, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's mother was defeated Tuesday in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. Lesley McSpadden finished third in a three-way race in Ferguson's 3rd...

The Latest: Michael Brown's mother defeated in council race

Apr. 3, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, running for Ferguson City Council (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Michael Brown's mother has been defeated in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give...

Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, loses City Council race in Ferguson, Missouri, where an officer killed her son

Apr. 3, 2019 12:04 AM EDT
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, loses City Council race in Ferguson, Missouri, where an officer killed her son.

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 2, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW MANY WAYS YOU CAN MEASURE 1ST QUARTER OF YEAR For Democratic presidential candidates, it is 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions — and that's 10 months out from the Iowa...

Man involved in Michael Brown autopsy blocked in Kansas

Mar. 27, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man involved in an autopsy of Michael Brown after the black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has been temporarily banned from conducting autopsies in Kansas. A judge ruled Monday that Shawn Parcells, of Leawood, Kansas, can't resume his...

Clarification: Ferguson Activists-Deaths story

Mar. 21, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In a story March 17, The Associated Press reported that the deaths of six young men connected with the 2014 anti-police protests in Ferguson have drawn attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. The headline referred to the...