National Headline News

News > Latest News > National Headline News > Missouri governor sends Guard, lifts curfew

Missouri governor sends Guard, lifts curfew

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash between armored police and what he called "a violent criminal element intent upon terrorizing the community." The unrest followed the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. The neighborhood has been under a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew the past two days, after Nixon declared a state of emergency. The governor says in a statement that the curfew is now lifted. He says the Guard will be under the direction of the state Highway Patrol.

National Headline News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is about to propose long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year-old police officer and a suspect died after a shootout Saturday afternoon...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack...
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off...