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State of Emergency in St. Louis County continues “at least the next 24 hours.”
It was the second night in a row there were no shootings, injuries or property damaged in Ferguson.
The State of Emergency in St. Louis County is still in effect at least for Tuesday evening-after a wave of arrests Monday night in Ferguson.
“In light of last night’s violence and unrest in the City of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising my authority as county executive to issue a state of emergency, effective immediately.”
18 people rescued, 30 others evacuated due to rising Yadkin Creek
Gov. Jay Nixon’s state of emergency declaration has prompted the cancellation of a concert scheduled for Thursday night.
Maj. Christopher Ash says it is the civil support team doing regularly scheduled training exercises for a biological weapon situation.
Asked if he declared a state of emergency because he expects a violent reaction to the grand jury’s decision, Nixon said no, and that he hopes there is no violence.
“I only hope that it doesn’t generate the reaction that they’re looking for, preparing for,” Gray said of the governor activating the National Guard.
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As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against Darren Wilson, Missouri’s governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.