Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson; protest turns lighter, even festive

  • by: DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 15, 2014 - 6:17 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer.

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