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  • Ex-Ferguson police chief joins university police force

    MIAMI – The man who became chief of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager there has returned to Florida. On Thursday, 54-year-old Delrish Moss was named captain with the Florida International University Police Department. The Miami Herald reports Moss will oversee daytime patrol and act as the department’s public information officer. Moss joined the Ferguson department in 2016, two years after a white police officer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Moss […]

  • Verdict expected in federal case stemming from Michael Brown protests

    ST. LOUIS – A federal jury listened to new testimony in a civil lawsuit filed against several people, including St. Louis County Police Chief John Belmar and the city of Ferguson. The lawsuit was filed by Dwayne A. Matthews Jr. after an incident that occurred in the Ferguson protests on the night of August 10, 2014, the day after Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer. A jury of seven people heard testimony and watched videos […]

  • Gunshot victim knocks on nearby neighbors door for help

    FERGUSON, Mo. –  A man with gunshot wounds knocked on doors seeking help Wednesday morning in Ferguson. Police were called to Marion place near Ruggles Road for reports of shots fired around midnight. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was stabilized and is expected to recover. We are told the two people were taken into custody soon after. Police have not released any additional information.

  • Fox 2 celebrates Black History Visionaries

      In honor of Black History Month, FOX 2 celebrates the men and women whose imagination, talent, courage, and vision make our world a better place. We’re shining a light on African Americans who serve our communities with compassion. Our honorees stand out in the worlds of business, education, engineering, entertainment, the arts, sports, and many more. Margaret Bush Wilson An American Activist, Margaret Bush Wilson was the second African American woman admitted to practice law in Missouri. As a […]

  • Students feel inspired by artist who painted faces of St. Louis and Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS – An exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum is inspiring some St. Louis students. The artist who painted the faces of St. Louis and Ferguson residents has encouraged some students to try their hand at this style of art. Fox 2/News 11’s Patrick Clark has the story.

  • You Paid For It: St. Louis County mayors oppose Better Together city-county merger plan

    ST. LOUIS – You Paid For It is digging into the St. Louis city county merger deal being unveiled Monday by the group Better Together. Already municipal mayors are lining up against it.  At a meeting Thursday they voted on their own plan for deciding what form of government is best for the area. Elliott Davis talked to Ferguson Mayor James Knowles who disagrees most strongly with Better Together’s plan for a statewide vote to decide the issue. He says […]

  • New community outreach center opens in north St. Louis to provide job training, resources

    ST. LOUIS – The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Better Family Life are partnering to open the first ever Save Our Sons Better Family Life Community Outreach Center in north St. Louis. The facility is located in The Shops at Roberts Village at 1330 Aubert. The partnership aims to curtail crime the “Hayden Rectangle,” an area St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden has identified as having some of the highest-crime neighborhoods, including Wells-Goodfellow, Walnut Park East and West, […]

  • Urban prosecutors in Missouri put end to most pot cases

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Recreational use of marijuana is illegal in Missouri, but for about one-third of the state’s residents, it’s a crime prosecutors won’t pursue. Over the past seven months, prosecutors in St. Louis city, Jackson County and most recently St. Louis County have all announced they will no longer prosecute most low-level marijuana possession cases. Missouri’s urban areas join a growing list of places across the U.S. where similar policies have been adopted. They include the Manhattan and […]

  • Urban prosecutors in Missouri put end to most pot cases

    ST. LOUIS – Recreational use of marijana is illegal in Missouri, but for about one-third of the state’s residents, it’s a crime prosecutors won’t pursue. Over the past seven months, prosecutors in St. Louis city, Jackson County and most recently St. Louis County have all announced they will no longer prosecute most low-level marijuana possession cases. Missouri’s urban areas join a growing list of places across the U.S. where similar policies have been adopted. They include the Manhattan and Brooklyn […]

  • ‘Save Our Sons’ program helps men with career training and job coaching

    ST. LOUIS – Save Our Sons a program through The Urban Leagues of Greater St. Louis is giving men the job skills for a successful career.  There are over 450 men working in self and family supporting careers. The Save Our Sons program seeks to help economically disadvantaged African American men living in Ferguson and surrounding North St. Louis County communities find jobs and have the opportunity to earn livable wages. Director of the Save Our Sons Program, Jamie Dennis joined FOX […]

  • Martin Luther King III key notes Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis MLK tribute

    ST. LOUIS – Big names in the St. Louis region will be making their way to St. Louis University campus to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. The event will take place on Thursday, January 17  at the Busch Student Center and begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Dr. King’s son Martin Luther King III will serve as the events keynote speaker. Several community leaders will also be […]

  • Police pursuit ends in Ferguson; two people in custody, police looking for third suspect

    FERGUSON, Mo. – St. Louis County police appeared in a Ferguson neighborhood Wednesday afternoon after a police pursuit came to an end there. According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were conducting an investigation at 55 Wayside around 12:05 p.m. when the suspect struck a police car with their vehicle and then sped away. Officers launched a pursuit of the suspect’s vehicle through Ferguson. The pursuit ended near the intersection of Airport Road […]