Gov. Nixon Visits St. Louis County Following Shooting Of Two Officers In Ferguson

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Following the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson Wednesday night, Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to St. Louis County this afternoon for a briefing from St. Louis County Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Earlier in the day, the Governor spoke by phone with St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and Captain Mike Nelson, acting Chief of the Webster Groves Police Department.

“I ask Missourians to join me in calling for calm in the wake of the cowardly and reprehensible ambush of two police officers who were acting to protect the public,” Gov. Nixon said. “I also thank all the brave law enforcement officers who selflessly risk their lives each day to keep communities safe.”

BREAKING NEWS: NAACP Activist Begin March From Ferguson To Jefferson City Traveling Through Franklin County On Monday

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - Sheriff Gary Toelke released a statement regarding reports of a group of individuals marching from Ferguson, Mo to Jefferson City.  NOTE: The group began their march on Sunday.

Sheriff Toelke said this morning confirming reports by various media agencies that a group of individuals will be marching from Ferguson, Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri this week. 

Part of their route travels through Franklin County.  It is “estimated” that they will enter Franklin County sometime Monday morning or early afternoon. 

Gov. Jay Nixon Statement Following St. Louis County Grand Jury Decision

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision in the investigation into the death of Michael Brown:

While the 12 men and women on the St. Louis County grand jury have concluded their work, the rest of us have much more work to do in order to use the lessons we have learned these past four months to create safer, stronger and more united communities.

BREAKING NEWS: Hunter Hayes Concert On Thursday Cancelled Due To State Of Emergency

Photo by Kyle Quick of Hunter Hayes at the Gasconade County Fair.

ST. LOUIS, Mo – (November 19, 2014) Earlier this afternoon it was announced that out of respect for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's declaration declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, Hunter Hayes’ Thursday, November 20 show at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis has been cancelled.

Tickets will be reimbursed at the point of purchase.

BREAKING NEWS: Nixon Announces National Guard To Support Law Enforcement Efforts In Event Of Unrest In Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.  The Governor said the Guard will provide support for law enforcement’s objectives of maintaining safety and protecting constitutional rights.

Franklin County SWAT Providing Assistance In Ferguson

Stock photo courtesy of FCSD.

UNION, Mo. - The Franklin County SWAT Team assisted authorities in Ferguson, Mo last night and will be assisting them once again this evening.

“We will  be providing assistance on an as need basis as the situation continues.  Our participation is the result of a “request” not an order from the Highway Patrol and St. Louis County Police”, said Sheriff Gary Toelke.

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Nixon Delivers Message About The Situation In Ferguson - Issues Statement About Bob McCullough

Below you can read Gov. Nixon’s message.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Following Nixon’s address to Missourians he released the following statement regarding St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

“From the outset, I have been clear about the need to have a vigorous prosecution of this case, and that includes minimizing any potential legal uncertainty."

Gov. Nixon Issues Statement About Last Night's Terrorizing Acts And Deployment Of National Guard To Ferguson

Photo courtesy of Governor's office. Guard’s mission limited in scope; tasked with protecting the Unified Command Center so law enforcement can protect peaceful protestors, citizens and property.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The following is a statement from Gov. Jay Nixon regarding the ongoing situation in Ferguson, MO:

“Last night, Ferguson, Missouri experienced a very difficult and dangerous night as a result of a violent criminal element intent upon terrorizing the community.  As long as there are vandals and looters and threats to the people and property of Ferguson, we must take action to protect our citizens. 

Following Coordinated Attacks On Civilians And Law Enforcement Missouri National Guard Deployed To Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Early this morning Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.

“Last night, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk", said Gov. Nixon.