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

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The Post-Dispatch reports that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Saturday. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told the newspaper officers had the devices on during a protest march Saturday. The march protested the August 9th police shooting death of Michael Brown.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - The fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson could alter the political dynamics of the upcoming election for St. Louis County executive. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the November election pits Republican state Representative Rick Stream of Kirkwood against Democratic Councilman Steve Stenger of Affton in south St. Louis County.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A plea hearing is set for this week for a former Mamtek CEO accused of committing fraud in a failed effort to build an artificial sweetener plant in central Missouri. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Bruce Cole is charged with one count of theft and four counts of securities fraud. A 1:30 p.m. Tuesday plea hearing was put on Judge Daniel Pelikan's docket late Friday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin is working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that $6.5 million has been lent to about 4,000 patients since SSM Health Care inked a deal with Commerce Bank five months ago.

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