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Former Ferguson Mayor Calls On Missouri Governor To Resign

Posted On November 25, 2014

(Jennings, MO) -- The Governor of Missouri is being criticized for not being prepared for the destruction that hit Ferguson last night. Former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher is calling for Governor Jay Nixon to resign, saying more National Guard members should have been sent to protect the St. Louis suburb. Following last night's grand jury…

Maryland Governor Gives Conditional Okay To Fracking

Posted On November 25, 2014

(Annapolis, MD) -- Maryland's governor could be opening up the western part of the state to fracking. Outgoing Governor Martin O'Malley says he'll propose strict environmental rules next month under which energy companies can use hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas. Governor-elect Larry Hogan has called the opportunity of fracking in Western Maryland "an…

Pentagon: No Connection Between Hagel Departure & ISIS Strategy

Posted On November 25, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- Pentagon spokesman John Kirby insists there is no connection between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announced resignation and the evolving U.S. strategy against ISIS.   Kirby told a briefing that Hagel will continue working on the agenda that he established until he departs. Hagel has vowed to remain on the job until his…

Sharpton Calls For Peace In Ferguson

Posted On November 25, 2014

(St. Louis, MO) -- Reverend Al Sharpton is calling for peaceful protests to express frustration over a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed an unarmed teen.   Sharpton says those who reacted to Monday night's announcement with violence have soiled the memory of Michael Brown. He instead suggested economic boycotts…

Body Found In Ferguson Near Location Of Brown Shooting

Posted On November 25, 2014

(Ferguson, MO) -- On top of surveying damage and dealing with the threat of more violence, police in Ferguson, Missouri are now investigating a murder after the discovery of a body this morning. Investigators say a man was found dead inside a car close to the apartment complex where 18 year old Michael Brown was…