Associated Press

Associated Press
From a march in Ferguson on Aug. 15
Durrie Bouscaren I St. Louis Public Radio / St. Louis Public Radio

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that 

local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests.

The St. Louis County police released the following statement in response:

(Photo courtesy of the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney)

ST. LOUIS –

Updated at 3:45 with comments from Indian community.

Updated as of 2:15 p.m. after 1:30 p.m. court appearance:

(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

ST. LOUIS –

Authorities say 19-year-old William Mack Sapp of south St. Louis County is charged with second-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident. He is jailed on $500,000 bond following his arrest on Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear if Sapp had an attorney.

The other alleged racer, 19-year-old Trenton Pinckard of Glen Carbon, Ill., was charged earlier this week with leaving the scene of an accident.