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President Obama spoke about the Michael Brown case and race issues in America less than an hour after St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury had found "no probable cause exists" to file any indictments against police officer Darren Wilson in Brown's death.

A grand jury in St. Louis County has decided not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with a crime for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, 18-year-old black man.

Shoppers should take the proper precautions to ensure their safety and use common sense when shopping this weekend.

Cape Girardeau police spokesperson Darin Hickey says the police department is prepared to handle the anticipated influx of traffic on Black Friday.

There will be extra patrol officers on duty that will be working near the retail areas of Cape Girardeau.

Authorities Are Investigating Fatal Fire

Nov 12, 2014
Cape Girardeau Fire Department / City of Cape Girardeau

The Missouri State Fire Marshal's office has taken over the investigation of the fire that took the life of a Cape Girardeau man.

James Stuart Weber was pronounced dead around 5:45 p.m., Monday. His parents found him in their garage after returning to their house on Big Bend Road. When Weber was unresponsive, they called 911 to provide medical attention, according to firefighter Andrew Juden.

It wasn’t until firefighters were on the scene that they discovered evidence of a fire.

MoDOT Prepares For Winter With Statewide Drill

Nov 4, 2014

Snow is not in the weather forecast yet but it is not too early for the Missouri Department of Transportation to prepare for winter storms. A statewide drill will be conducted on November 5 to test the readiness of MoDOT maintenance crews.

The point of the annual drill is to make sure every MoDOT employee knows what to do when snowstorms hit the weather forecast.