{FD} Civil lawsuit over Michael Brown’s death nears settlement with Ferguson

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the family of Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police Officer Darren Wilson are nearing settlement of a lawsuit over Brown’s 2014 fatal shooting by Wilson.

{FD} Missouri appears most entrenched holdout on Real ID mandates

Some Missouri lawmakers are so concerned about stricter driver's license requirements mandated by the federal government that they're determined to defy the standards, risking new hassles next year for residents trying to fly or enter military installations.

{FD} Kansas archdiocese ushers out Girl Scouts and their cookies

The archdiocese covering the Kansas City, Kansas, region and much of the eastern part of the state said Monday it is severing ties with Girl Scouts and urging an end to cookie sales, citing philosophical concerns with the organization.

{FD} Kansas City set for national WWI centennial observance

Foreign dignitaries from around the world are converging on Kansas City, Missouri, and its towering World War I monument to observe the 100th anniversary of the day the U.S. entered "The Great War." A sellout crowd of 3,000 onlookers also snapped up tickets for the daylong observance Thursday titled, "In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace." The event on the grounds of the Liberty Memorial — the nation's official WWI monument — will feature patriotic music, speeches and readings from the time America declared war on Germany.

{FD} Convenience store lawyer says Ferguson surveillance footage edited for film

Surveillance footage showing Michael Brown in a Ferguson, Missouri market on the day he was fatally shot was heavily edited by a documentary crew and is “100 percent false,” an attorney for the convenience store told reporters Monday.