Gov. Jay Nixon

National gurardsmen stand guard at the police station on November 29, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9 shooting of Brown, an 18-year-old black man, who was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. When the grand jury announced on November 24, that Wilson would not face charges in the shooting rioting and looting broke out throughout the area leaving several businesses burned to the ground.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sen. Schmitt: Committee Not Satisfied with Nixon’s National Guard Explanation

“It raised more questions than answers,” he says.

02/13/2015

Missouri State Highway Patrol officers file photo. ( Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to Step Down in May

Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday that Col. Ron Replogle plans to retire May 1 after serving five years as superintendent and 31 years with the patrol.

02/11/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon prespares to have Thanksgiving dinner with National Guard troops on guard in Ferguson,Missouri on November 27, 2014. The 2000 troops have been called up to protect key locations in the St. Louis and Ferguson area due to the riots, looting and burning as a result of the Michael Brown grand jury ruling.      UPI/Handout

Gov. Nixon Calling Special Session Over Ferguson Funding

Governor will ask the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to the protests in Ferguson.

11/28/2014

Looters break into a Meineke store as protests engulf Ferguson on November 26, 2014. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

State Extends Aid To Ferguson Businesses

Missouri is extending a program that offers no-interest loans to small businesses damaged by violent demonstrations in and near Ferguson.

11/28/2014

Ferguson Riots

Lt. Gov. Questions if Obama Administration Pressured Nixon Not to Deploy National Guard Monday

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder questioned whether Gov. Jay Nixon was told not to deploy the National Guard to deter violent protesters Monday night after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the death of Michael Brown.

11/26/2014

Though the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, several federal investigations will proceed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What’s Next In The Ferguson Case?

Though the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, several federal investigations will proceed.

11/24/2014

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Community Activist: Young Protesters Saying Making Grand Jury Announcement At Night ‘Is Sketchy’

A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor said Monday.

11/24/2014

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol speaks to members of the media after speaking with Attorney General Eric Holder at Drake's Place Restaurant on Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Capt. Ron Johnson: There Will Be Protests ‘No Matter What the Grand Jury’ Decision is

Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson believes that there will be protests no matter what the grand jury decision is in the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

11/19/2014

Michael Brown Jr. (UPI/handout)

Probe of Ferguson Police Could Spur Broad Change

As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation in the Ferguson shooting, a broader federal civil rights review could hold a greater potential to refashion the police department and bring long-lasting change.

11/19/2014

(Photo by Missouri Department of Corrections)

Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Killing

Taylor shot Robert Newton to death in front of Newton’s 8-year-old step-daughter during a gas station robbery; he tried to kill the girl, too, but his gun jammed.

11/19/2014

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