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Updated: 11/24/2014 - The funeral service for fallen LCSO Deputy Christopher Smith is set for Tuesday. Smith was ambushed, shot and killed while responding to a house fire on Saturday.

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Fires, Vandalism, Gunfire Follow Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson

Updated: 6:57 AM - Protests quickly turned violent in the Ferguson, Missouri area Monday night after it was announced that a St. Louis County grand jury had decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Updated: 1:41 PM - The Tallahassee Police Department has been meeting with local civil rights groups, pastors and community leaders to be prepared to respond to the decision of the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri.
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