Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden embraces her brother Courtney McSpadden during McSpadden's election night watch party after losing the Ferguson City Council race at Sweetie Pie's in Dellwood on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in St. Louis. Her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. McSpadden finished third in a three-way race in Ferguson's 3rd Ward. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 12:58 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's mother was defeated Tuesday in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. Lesley McSpadden finished third in a three-way race in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015, file photo, Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, attends an event by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in St. Louis. McSpadden could soon have oversight over the Ferguson, Missouri, police department connected to her son's death. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, voters in Ferguson will select city council members in three of the St. Louis suburb's six wards. McSpadden is among three candidates running in Ward 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:11 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, running for Ferguson City Council (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Michael Brown's mother has been defeated in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped...
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March 31, 2019 - 9:24 am
Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon McElroy rescues flag after storm. Watch the latest video at
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March 26, 2019 - 7:57 pm
More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural parts of the Midwest could face the risk of contamination from floodwater, posing a health concern that could linger long after the flooding subsides. Major flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and several...
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March 25, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Flooding has closed about 140 roads in Missouri, even as water levels begin falling along much of the Missouri River. In Kansas City, Missouri, where the river crested Sunday, the public water utility has asked residents to conserve water because it's working hard to treat the murky water. The...
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March 22, 2019 - 6:36 pm
A gas stop in Missouri paid off handsomely for a Shawnee, Kansas, man, to the tune of $50 million. The Missouri Lottery said Thursday that Hira Singh claimed a $50 million Mega Millions jackpot at the agency's office in Jefferson City. Singh stopped at a Kansas City, Missouri, QuikTrip store for...
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March 20, 2019 - 10:21 pm
A young boy, 3, is dead after breaking away from his father's hand in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, running into traffic and being struck by a gas company truck. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The boy was in critical condition when officers arrived, but died at a hospital. His...
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March 20, 2019 - 10:39 am
Missouri regulators have reversed course and given the go-ahead to one of the nation's largest renewable energy projects. The Grain Belt Express power line approved Wednesday would carry wind power from Kansas on a 780-mile (1,255 kilometer) path across Missouri and Illinois before hooking into a...
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March 20, 2019 - 8:31 am
Passenger rail traffic on a popular Missouri route has been suspended and evacuations continue as the flooding Missouri River busts more levees. Amtrak announced Tuesday that it is temporarily halting its Missouri River Runner Service between Kansas City and St. Louis because freight traffic has...
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AP Photo/Orlin Wagner
March 18, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised — either breached or...
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