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Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, puts curfew in place to protect public safety and security in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and authorizing the Missouri State Highway Patrol to put in place a curfew within the City of Ferguson in order to protect public safety and security. Tonight, the curfew will begin at midnight and expire at 5 a.m.

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Patrol urges safety during holiday weekend

Colonel Ronald Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make safety part of their Labor Day weekend. Col. Replogle strongly urges the use of seat belts when traveling in any kind of vehicle and life jackets when on a Missouri lake, river, or stream.

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Gov. Nixon announces Missouri State Highway Patrol will take the lead on security responsibilities in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov.  Jay Nixon today announced that the Missouri State Highway Patrol would immediately begin directing supervision of security responsibilities in the city of Ferguson. The Governor said those efforts would be under the supervision of Troop C Commander Capt. Ron Johnson, who grew up in north St. Louis County.

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McCaskill in Ferguson: Time to ‘de-militarize this situation’

• Senator meets with citizens in Ferguson, calls for their right to peacefully protest to be respected, protected
 
WASHINGTON – Following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, and subsequent clashes between local police and protestors, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is in Ferguson today, talking directly with constituents. She released the following statement:

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Troop I announces Brake Safety Awareness Week

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, will participate in "Brake Safety Awareness Week,” scheduled for September 7 through September 13, 2014.

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Gov. Nixon asks U.S. Department of Justice for an independent investigation of fatal shooting in Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has requested that the U.S. Department of Justice conduct an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday.

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