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Volunteers clean up debris on the parking lot of a QuikTrip gas station after demonstrators looted and set fire to the building when a candlelight vigil became violent in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Burned-Out Ferguson QuikTrip to Be Transformed Into Job Center

“It served as a symbol of what had transpired,” says Urban League President and CEO Mike McMillan. “It is our goal to take it into a phoenix rising from the ashes, so that we will then transform what was a tragedy and turn it into a triumph.”

03/17/2015

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STL-Based Tech Training Program Leads to Multi-Million Dollar Federal Effort

The $100 million federal TechHire initiative hopes to train more people for jobs in the technology field. TechHire is modeled in part on LaunchCode, a program that began in St. Louis.

03/10/2015

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Cardinals Launch Annual Migration South to Jupiter

Besides bats, balls and gloves, players take creature comforts like guitars and golf clubs.

02/12/2015

Krista McCormick, NPLEx account manager with Appriss, explains how the national computer database works to block the excessive sale of products containing pseudoephedrine to meth producers during a training session for Metro-East law enforcers. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

NPLEx Database Keeps Meth-Making ‘Smurfs’ at Bay

NPLEx can block purchases if buyer has exceeded amount within certain time limit.

02/12/2015

St. Louis Fire Department chief training officer Doug Randall checks out a small mannequin patient during the unveiling of the St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Foundation Simulation Center in St. Louis on January 7, 2015. The Lifesaving Foundation, which provides funding for various emergency medical services in the way of equiptment and training, is unveiling the $500 thousand simulation center for the training of EMT's and paramedics in the St. Louis area. The center contains mannequins that breath, talk, bleed and simulate a real person in a realtime situation with rooms that simulate an explosion, fire or any kind of medical emergency. The center is the first of its kind in the St. Louis region. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Life-Like Mannequins Interact with STL First Responders in Training

“Instead of me standing there relating the information to them, they actually have to think their way through and treat the actual mannequin, just like you do in the field,” says EMS supervisor Chris Thompson.

01/09/2015

Jennings students listen intently as St. Louis County Police Department Lt. Col. Troy Doyle answers their questions. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Jennings School District Students March to City Hall with Demands

Part protest, part civics lesson this morning for more than 100 students from the Jennings School District.

12/11/2014

Demonstrators pray outside of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center where a grand jury is expected to begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 20, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

POLL: Race Relations in U.S. at Low Not Seen Since 1990s

The survey, in the wake of grand juries clearing white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men, finds 45 percent of Americans believe race relations in the U.S. are good.

12/10/2014

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Crafting Civilian Review Board for Police Department

The Ferguson City Council is responding to calls for better accountability for police and are working on forming a civilian review board for the Ferguson Police Department.

11/11/2014

Department of Justice trainers have been meeting with local police to teach "unbiased" policing. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Justice Department Hosts St. Louis Police Training

Davis says the training is not to be taken as a signal that no federal charges are expected in the Ferguson case, saying they are “two different tracks.”

11/07/2014

Royal New Zealand Navy warship, HMNZS Te Mana arrives in Sydney Harbour, on October 4, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

New Zealand Signs $127M Beechcraft Military Deal

New Zealand has signed a $127 million contract with Wichita, Kan.-based Beechcraft Corp. for military pilot training.

01/26/2014

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