Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Gas Station Shooting

Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Gas Station Shooting

Leon Taylor, the man who was convicted for shooting and killing gas station attendant Robert Newton during a 1994 robbery, was executed in Bonne Terri, Missouri, early Wednesday morning. Newton was shot by Taylor in front of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in Independence, Miss., on April 14, 1994. Taylor also tried to shoot the girl, but his gun jammed […]

Missouri Governor Nixon Speaks on Ferguson

Missouri Governor Nixon Speaks on Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon just completed a live broadcast in which he outlined a plan to create a special “Ferguson Commission” to investigate the circumstances and events surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. on August 9 at the hands of a Ferguson Police officer. His broadcast, made from the Florissant Valley Community College […]

Missouri Man Killed by St. Louis Police

Missouri Man Killed by St. Louis Police

St. Louis police officers shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man today, after he was seen allegedly brandishing a knife. The suspect was walking erratically up and down a street in St. Louis, Missouri. When police arrived, the suspect turned and walked towards the officers holding his waist and then reportedly pulled out a knife. The suspect allegedly […]