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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Governor Jay Nixon says his decision to draw down the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson follows progress in stemming upheaval in the St. Louis suburb since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon tells KMOX-AM that "the last two nights have been really good" in the suburb that had been the center of nightly racial unrest since Michael Brown was killed August 9th.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's lieutenant governor wants lawmakers to look into events related to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder on Thursday called for the creation of a bipartisan panel of House and Senate members to review the state's law allowing the use of deadly force by police officers.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Governor Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for McCulloch's ouster. The August 9th shooting of Brown by a Ferguson police officer has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The mayor of the southeast Missouri city of Bloomfield is resigning for health reasons part-way into her first term. The Dexter Daily Statesman reports Mayor Donna Medlin said she receives injections every two to three months to manage pain in her back.

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