Curfew ordered in Ferguson in wake of teen's killing by cop

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency today and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.

Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state would not allow a handful of looters to endanger the community.

The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m.

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