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

GLENDALE, Mo. (AP) - Another St. Louis area police officer is out of a job over threats to Ferguson protesters found online. The Post-Dispatch reports that Glendale officer Matthew Pappert was fired Thursday over Facebook comments suggesting protesters of the shooting death of an 18-year-old black man should be "put down like rabid dogs." Pappert's comments included Facebook postings that the protesters were "a burden on society and a blight on the community." He was suspended with pay last week.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is a constant presence in Ferguson since an officer fatally shot an 18-year-old. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chappelle-Nadal, a self-proclaimed "unpopular" state senator, has become more popular with some constituents since being involved in protests over the death of Michael Brown. The Democrat from University City represents Ferguson in the Missouri Senate.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Newly released state data shows the struggling Normandy school district in St. Louis County saw its academic performance drop to the lowest in the state during a tumultuous school year that saw hundreds of its students transfer. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the performance report on Friday.

FENTON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have identified the three people found dead in a suburban St. Louis home from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning as a couple and their adult son. Police say 64-year-old Smail Zukic, 55-year-old Asija Zukic and 31-year-old Snead Zukic were found Thursday in a home near Fenton.

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