{FD} Missouri girl, 14, faces social media bullying after shooting elk she mistook for buck

A 14-year-old Missouri girl spotted giant antlers and pulled the trigger, thinking she had just nabbed a white-tailed buck, only to discover the animal was an elk — an innocent mistake that some social media users have bullied her about, her father said.

{FD} St. Louis jail infested with snakes, mold is ‘inhumane’ for inmates, lawsuit alleges

A St. Louis jail with only one working toilet for 70 inmates and infestations of snakes, squirrels and birds is creating “hellish and inhumane conditions” for those held there, according to a lawsuit filed against the city.

{FD} FBI cites black extremists as new domestic terrorist threat

The 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has spawned a violent domestic threat – “black identity extremists” who have stepped up attacks on police, according to a report by the FBI’s counterterrorism division.

{FD} ACLU sues St. Louis over treatment of protesters

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man.

{FD} U2 cancels St. Louis concert due to safety concerns after protests

Irish rock band U2 announced their concert in St. Louis slated for Saturday night was canceled due to the lack of police protection in wake of Friday’s protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting of a black man.

{FD} St. Louis ex-officer Jason Stockley acquitted in killing of black man, city braces for protests

A white former St. Louis police officer was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man who was shot to death during a 2011 high-speed chase, a verdict which stirred feelings of anger in the local community.

{FD} Colleges struggle over defending or curbing free speech

Both the University of Missouri and Evergreen State College have been rocked by left-wing demonstrations, some of which administrators in both schools allowed. Now both have had to deal with falling enrollment and a decline in funds - and there are fears the situation could spread to other schools.