The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed, to ease racial tensions, and to reassure people that the investigation will be fair.
St. Louis police continue to search for clues in the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman early this morning in South St. Louis. Captain Michael Sack says Jennifer Keefe was shot and killed in her car in the 4400 block of Minnesota.
An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and five other counts after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound.
Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died at age 89.
A 20-year-old is pronounced dead shortly after falling off the back of a golf cart.
After wandering away during a family gathering, 2-year-old Zeb’Ulen Klaus was found dead in the swimming pool.
A Nebraska man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and former divorce attorney has pleaded no contest in the death of his ex-wife.
Missouri House member Rory Ellinger, of St. Louis County, has died after a battle against liver cancer.
19-year-old Dallas Halter is charged with first-degree murder, arson and several other related charges.
An investigation is underway after a young woman died of a drug overdose following an electronic music concert at the Crystal City Underground.