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  • ‘Where the Pavement Ends’ details a racial divide between Ferguson and Kinloch

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Where the Pavement Ends is one of the hundreds of films in this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. It focuses on the emotionally charged relationship between historically black Kinlock and its formally all white neighbor, Ferguson. Suburban Avenue in Kinlock served as a blockade between the two communities to prevent easy access to Ferguson.  Where the Pavement Ends tells the story of two neighboring towns that were worlds apart.

  • ‘Voting while black’: How activists are racing to create a midterm ‘black wave’

    On a drizzly Saturday morning, nearly 200 people gathered in a downtown conference center here for what was billed as a “black joy” brunch — complete with mimosas, glasses of sweet tea and plates of fried chicken and waffles. But the gathering wasn’t merely social. As a DJ blared Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” over the sound system, the crowd of mostly African-American women pulled out their cell phones, logged into an online voter-outreach tool called Relay and began a texting […]

  • Emerson executive donates $2.5 million to Ranken Technical

    ST. LOUIS – Ranken Technical College in north St. Louis has received a $2.5 million pledge from a former Emerson executive. The school announced Friday that Edward Monser made the pledge to support construction of a center for micro-enterprises and high tech manufacturing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports it is the largest personal donation in the school’s 111-year history. The new center will provide an industrial environment for 100 to 150 students, who will produce $4 million to $5 million […]

  • Missouri man charged after woman’s body found in stream

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A man has been criminally charged days after a woman’s body was found near Fellows Lake at Springfield. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 35-year-old Joseph Ehlers has been charged with abandonment of a corpse in connection with the death of 21-year-old Elisa Ferguson. Police say Ferguson’s body was found Monday afternoon in a stream off a rural road on City Utilities property. Police say Ehlers, who was charged Thursday told investigators that he came home from work […]

  • Renowned artist Kehinde Wiley’s exhibit at SLAM captures essence of St. Louis, Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS – Artist Kehinde Wiley has spent the last three years working on capturing the essence of St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri. “The name of the exhibition is called St. Louis,” says Wiley. “People, all my subjects, were minding their own business and I basically tried to convince them that I was legitimate and they should be subjects in my work.” Wiley’s paintings have been featured in museums across America and around the world and on the hit television […]

  • Car with child inside slams into parked SUV then home in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A man in custody Wednesday morning after crashing his car into a Ferguson home with a child inside the vehicle. FOX 2 Nissan Rogue Runner Jason Maxwell is on the scene. Car vs house in Ferguson details on Fox2 News In the morning – https://t.co/hYpNkYlrtC pic.twitter.com/PqnamsXgML — FOX 2 Rogue Runner (@RogueRunnerSTL) October 17, 2018 Car vs house in Ferguson homeowner is in shock pic.twitter.com/Q9JOvxjuFD — FOX 2 Rogue Runner (@RogueRunnerSTL) October 17, 2018

  • Spectrum volunteers partner with rebuilding together to give back to community

    FERGUSON, MO – Rebuilding together to transform lives of those who need it most. Charter Spectrum along with Rebuilding Together is making repairs to some local area homes for people who are unable to maintain them on their own. That included Don and Ida McNab who have lived in their Ferguson home on North Elizabeth Avenue for 28 years. And after all those years of wear and tear, they both needed a little help with repairs. “We didn’t realize how […]

  • 76-year-old tries to attack son with chainsaw, son runs him over with lawn mower

    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A Tennessee man lost one of his legs after his son, trying to fend off the 76-year-old’s chainsaw attack, drove over the older man with a lawn mower, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The father, identified as Douglas Ferguson, of Bristol, now faces a charge of attempted second degree murder, according to the Bristol Herald Courier. The incident happened June 28, but, because of the severity of the injury, authorities weren’t able to serve the […]

  • McCluer North staffer accused of inappropriate messages with students

    FLORISSANT, Mo. – For the second time in two years, an employee of the Ferguson-Florissant School District is suspected of serious allegations involving students. District officials got word on Tuesday that a staff member had inappropriate communications with more than one student at McCluer North High School and by the next day, the staff member had been put paid administrative leave and police were called. On Friday, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged 35-year-old Timothy Nagel with patronizing prostitution […]

  • Outgoing Ferguson police chief says he isn’t being forced out

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Ferguson is about to begin a search for its fourth police chief in less than four years. Chief Delrish Moss was hired while the city was still struggling with civil unrest in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting by a Ferguson police officer. On Friday, Chief Moss held a news conference to discuss his resignation and hopes for the future. This was certainly a surprise when Moss announced his intention to leave the department next month. […]

  • Ferguson police chief stepping down; city seeking replacement

    FERGUSON, Mo. –  The police chief in Ferguson is resigning after almost two and a half years on the job.  Delrish Moss was hired as Ferguson was still struggling to deal with the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. Moss was sworn in back in May of 2016. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles says Moss is going to return to Florida to care for his ailing mother. Moss came to Ferguson from Miami where he had been a homicide detective and […]

  • Ferguson-Florissant school district approves redistricting plan

    HAZELWOOD, MO – Changes are on the way to the Ferguson-Florissant school district. On Wednesday night the school board voted on a new redistricting plan. After much discussion and disagreement, the board decided on option number two, which means McCluer and McCluer North will continue as traditional high schools and McCluer South-Berkeley will become a STEAM-based high school, meaning it will have a curriculum focusing on fields such as science, technology, and arts. At one point some board members wanted […]