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.
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, Missouri to other plants.
ELLINGTON, Mo. (AP) - A 66-year-old eastern Missouri woman who had been reported missing is hospitalized with moderate injuries after being found in a wrecked car. The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that Dorothy Brooks of Ellington went missing Wednesday evening, prompting the Missouri State Highway Patrol to issue an endangered person advisory.
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning while riding his bicycle. The Post-Dispatch reports that 51-year-old Joseph Adams of Ballwin was biking along the Maryland Heights Expressway Thursday afternoon when he was struck in the head by lightning.
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