POLICE SHOOTING-BODY CAMERAS
Ferguson police get body cameras after shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old will soon wear body cameras while on patrol.
KMOV-TV reports that Ferguson police are being trained to use and wear the battery-powered cameras, which record both audio and video
A private company donated three body cameras after the August 9th shooting death of Michael Brown Junior by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. Ferguson police recently bought two cameras, and another private company is donating 50 more cameras - enough to provide one camera for each of the city's 53 officers.
Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County so that businesses can get aid following looting in Ferguson.
Nixon said he submitted a formal request Friday to the U.S. Small Business Administration to make low-interest loans available to businesses.
The request comes after the August 9th police shooting of Michael Brown led to protests that occasionally turned violent in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Some businesses were looted while others lost customers or had to temporarily close because of clashes between police and protesters.
State and local governments also are offering aid to businesses affected by the events in Ferguson.
PRAIRIE FARMS-JOB CUTS
Prairie Farms cuts 66 jobs in St. Louis County
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) - Sixty-six Prairie Farms Dairy employees in St. Louis County are out of a job, effective immediately.
The Carlinville, Illinois, company announced the cuts on Friday, citing plans to combine production facilities to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Prairie Farms says it will transfer production performed in Hazelwood to other plants.
The Hazelwood plant will continue to operate as a distribution hub for other Prairie Farms plants in Missouri and Illinois. Prairie Farms has 36 production facilities in 17 states.
Water back on at SEMO after pipe break
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - City water service has returned to Southeast Missouri State University after a broken water main forced the Cape Girardeau campus to cancel classes earlier this week.
The water main was repaired Wednesday night but could not be activated until the city completed safety tests Friday.
Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday morning, but the school wants students who live in residence halls to return from their unexpected break by Labor Day.
JEFFERSON COUNTY-THREE DEAD
Names released for 3 who died in Jefferson County
FENTON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have identified the three people found dead in a suburban St. Louis home from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning as a couple and their adult son.
Police say 64-year-old Smail Zukic, 55-year-old Asija Zukic and 31-year-old Snead Zukic were found Thursday in a home near Fenton. Another family member found them. Authorities believe they may have been dead for two days.
Fire officials say very high levels of carbon monoxide were found inside the home. Authorities believe a car had been left running in the garage. An investigation continues but Sheriff Glenn Boyer says it appears to be an accident.
T25-S DAKOTA ST-MISSOURI
Missouri set for opener against South Dakota State
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Braylon Webb has made 30 starts for Missouri, the most by any current Southeastern Conference safety. He still expects to have the "jitters" in the Tigers' opener against an overmatched Football Championship Subdivision opponent.
The 24th-ranked Tigers host South Dakota State on Saturday. The Jackrabbits play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and are 0-6 against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents since moving to Division One in 2004.
South Dakota State coach John Stiegelmeier said the matchup might be the toughest in school history, but that his team wasn't traveling to be "tourists."
Defending SEC East champion Missouri is 13-0 against Football Championship Subdivision teams.
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