CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Three black people are among the 12-member grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case. Paul Fox, director of judicial administration for St. Louis County Circuit Court, confirmed the racial and gender makeup of the grand jury on Friday. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has said it will be several weeks before a decision is made on whether to charge Darren Wilson, the Ferguson officer who shot and killed Brown on August 9th.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The top-ranking official in the Republican-led Missouri House says today he plans to appoint a bipartisan committee to look into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and the governor's response to it. House Speaker Tim Jones says he believes Governor Jay Nixon has mismanaged the protests and violence in Ferguson following the August 9th shooting.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A United Express flight from St. Louis to Chicago made an emergency landing in Peoria, Illinois after the cabin lost air pressure. Gene Olson is the director of General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. He tells the Journal Star that United Flight 3642 landed in Peoria just before noon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Stephenson was a fill-in starter last season but was expected to anchor the right side of the line this year.
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