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Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson speaks Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, about taking over the security of Ferguson, Mo., as Gov. Jay Nixon looks on. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Ferguson Security Takeover Brings in Captain Ronald Johnson

He’s an African American. He’s from North St. Louis County. And as a local commander of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, his job Thursday night is to establish calm in Ferguson.

08/14/2014

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 11:  Missouri State Highway Patrol tactical vehicle travels down South Florissant Road following a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  Civil unrest broke out as a result of the shooting of the unarmed black man as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted police officers. Dozens were arrested for various infractions including assault, burglary and theft.  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Missouri State Highway Patrol Will Take Over Ferguson Security

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that’s been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Thursday.

08/14/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

TIMELINE: The Death of Michael Brown and Unrest in Ferguson

On Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a recent high school graduate about to start college, was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. Brown was unarmed.

08/12/2014

File photo of a dirt bike. Photo: Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images

Boy, 13, Dies in Missouri Dirt Bike Accident

An eastern Missouri boy has died following a collision of two dirt bikes at a state park in St. Francois County.

07/28/2014

Warren Gladders

Lawyer Pleads Guilty to 3 Bank Robberies

Warren J. Gladders, 64, of Wentzville, Missouri, entered the guilty plea in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.

07/07/2014

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Commissions 34 New Troopers

After completing 26 weeks of police academy training, the 98th class of Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated today.

06/27/2014

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Handcuffed Man Drowns While in Trooper’s Custody

Brandon Ellingson of Clive, Iowa, had been placed in a life vest and was being transported for a sobriety test late Saturday afternoon.

06/03/2014

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Trooper Out of Hospital After Being Struck

Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeremy Potocki of Weldon Spring was struck about 8:30 a.m. Sunday on the shoulder of Interstate 55 in south St. Louis County.

05/27/2014

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Poplar Bluff Deputy Shoots, Kills Suspect

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a southeast Missouri man was shot and killed by a Butler County sheriff’s deputy.

05/27/2014

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Fatal Crash in North St. Louis County

One person died when a Mustang collided with a MoDOT street sweeper on Southbound I-270 at St. Charles Rock Road around 1 o’clock this morning.

04/25/2014

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