Business / Virginia

McAuliffe announces Ferguson to expand operations, creating 434 new jobs in Newport News

~ Largest U.S. plumbing wholesaler to invest $82.8 million to expand headquarters, build new campus platform ~ NEWPORT NEWS – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday, June 5, that Ferguson, the largest plumbing wholesaler in the U.S., will invest $82.8 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Newport News, retaining more than 1,000 … Continue reading

Clinton to meet with church officials near Ferguson unrest
National / Politics

Clinton to meet with church officials near Ferguson unrest

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is putting America’s struggle with race relations at the forefront of her presidential campaign, joining with church members near the epicenter of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, as the nation grapples with the deadly shootings of nine black church members in South Carolina. The leading Democratic presidential … Continue reading

Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown’s death
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Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown’s death

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday night that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for the family said in … Continue reading

Lifestyle / National / U.S. News

Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday, March 12 sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest. The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St. Louis County Police … Continue reading