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- Flooding Shuts Down Parts of Springfield Thursday Night
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- Pension Saga Continues in Springfield
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- Therapy Dog Boosts Hopes of Hospice Patients
- UPDATED -- Heat Advisory in Effect
- Felon to Free Man: Store Clerk Who Faced Deportation Tells His Story
- UPDATED - 2 Bodies Found at Riverside Park
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- Old Buildings Means More Costs For District 186
- Woman Dies After Colliding With Train
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- Multiple Arrests in Ferguson, MO During Teen Shooting Protests
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- How Did Ferguson's New Curfew Work
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- Ferguson in State of Emergency
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- Ferguson MO, How You Can Help
- Shooting in Ferguson, Both Sides of the Story
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- Vets Call Non-Vet Floats "Slap in the face"
- Teachers Spend Hundreds Of Dollars On School Supplies
- UPDATE: Ferguson Protests AND Cleanup
- Farmers Share Concerns at Illinois State Fair Agriculture Day
- Quinn Accused of "Squirreling Away" Your Tax Dollars
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UPDATE: Ferguson Protests AND Cleanup
Updated: Wednesday, August 13 2014, 11:39 AM CDT
The protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, days after a teenager was shot and killed by a police officer. Civil rights leaders are calling for calm in the St. Louis suburb.
Tear gas was used on crowds again last night and there are reports of at least a dozen more arrests; and a drive-by shooting.
The family and friends of 18-year-old Michael Brown want answers from the investigation.
Karin Caifa has the latest.
"We are Michael Brown... We are Michael Brown... We are Michael Brown."
Protestors and police were in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, once again Tuesday night.
Those protestors are seeking justice for the teenager shot and killed by police on Saturday.
They've got to bury a boy whose dreams, whose hopes, whose everything they may not have made, they could make through him.
The Reverend Al Sharpton joined the parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown and others Tuesday night at one community forum in Ferguson.
But the major questions, remain unanswered.
Eyewitnesses continue to counter the story of police, who say Brown tried to take an officer's gun.
Dorian Johnson is a friend of Brown's.
"The weapon was already drawn on us, so we were more trying to get away out of the angle or aim of the weapon besides going towards the weapon because it was drawn at us already."
Another point of contention, police have not released the name of the officer who pulled the trigger. Ferguson's police chief says that's for the officer's safety. Speaking at a meeting on Tuesday, he addressed the community's frustrations:
"I want what you want. I want the truth. And I want justice. And I want to have it as soon as possible."
President Obama issued a statement with condolences to the Brown family and also calling for calm in Ferguson. The FBI and Federal Civil Rights investigators remain on the case.
I'm Karin Caifa reporting.
Some of the news coming out of the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri is not all bad.
The chaos of the looting and the rioting inspired some college students to turn the crimes into giving and helping.
Farrah Fazal explains how.
Steps away from the symbol of sadness and the sign of frustration are people with purpose.
"We be better when the devil stop killing our kids."
"We want to embark change upon this community."
You have to understand things before you can turn the burning of buildings like this one into lessons.
"This is not a product of them being animals, this is a product of them being treated like animals. This is a product of them not having an outlet."
"Hurting people hurt people. They hurt people's business, people's cars."
These college students say they understand why the looters and rioters created chaos.
"They didn't feel like they were being heard."
They say they live perceptions E\everywhere they go.
"I am not a looter. What you thought that was in your mind is what you perpetuate about us."
They are more than the color of their skin and they spent the last few days proving it.
They went door to door from business owner to business owner.
"I just want you to know I come in peace."
They picked up trash, cleared debris. They tried to repair things.
Not everybody was glad to see them.
"I asked for a broom; as i reached for the broom, he snatched it very hard and said, 'No, we got it.' And as a person you have to step back and say I understand because you're hurting as well."
"The heartbreaking fact is that we cannot give them anything else because we look like the ones who harmed their business."
They know hurt runs deep but they won't allow perception to be come the reality.