AP: Ferguson, Justice Department close to agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) – A person familiar with the matter says the Justice Department is close to an agreement with the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, about making widespread changes within the agency. Such an overhaul could avert a civil rights lawsuit that federal officials have the option to bring against departments that resist changing their…

Secret Santa brings gifts of cash, hope to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Top Missouri Highway Patrol commanders and Ferguson police returned to the scene of sometimes violent protests after Michael Brown’s shooting death – not to make widespread arrests or to deploy tear gas, but to help an anonymous benefactor spread some unexpected holiday cheer. The secret Santa is a Kansas City businessman…

Ferguson announces hiring of new city manager

( KTRS ) The city¬†Ferguson has announced the hiring of a new city manager. According to a statement, released late Tuesday night, the city council chose De’Carlon Seewood.¬†Seewood will fill the vacancy created when former City Manager John Shaw resigned in March following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice over racial profiling…