Kelsey Proud

Kelsey Proud is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she earned a Convergence (Multimedia) Journalism degree. She has worked at PBS Interactive in Washington, D.C., MSN UK News in London and is a social media enthusiast. Kelsey feels journalism is truly a public service and hopes her work enhances community and reaches those who need information most.  Though she's "from" Chicago, Kelsey has also lived in several different regions of the United States, including periods of time in North Carolina, Ohio, New Mexico and Illinois. Her extended family has roots in Boone and Audrain counties in Missouri, too. She is a wannabe chef and globe trekker, former competitive golfer and band-ie (trumpet), and honorary Missourian.

Michael Brown Shooting
9:12 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Live Updates: Protests In St. Louis, D.C. And More

Protesters at the "Carnival for Injustice" in downtown St. Louis on December 12, 2014.

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 12:41 pm

This is where you can find the latest updates from our newsroom and reliable community sources on developments related to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson August 9.

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Missouri Statehouse
3:36 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

LIVE BLOG: Missouri State Of The State 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deliver his sixth State of the State address Tuesday.
Credit Courtesy /

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon delivered his sixth State of the State address Tuesday evening at the Statehouse in Jefferson City, Mo. He presented his proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, and called for an increase of $278 million to K-12 schools and a freeze on undergraduate tuition. 

His speech was followed by the Republican response, delivered by House speaker Tim Jones of Eureka.

Saint Louis Public Radio and the Beacon live-blogged the speech. You can follow along below.

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Lethal Injection
8:07 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Mo. Carries Out Execution After Court Vacates Stays

Joseph Paul Franklin.
(Missouri Department of Corrections)

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 1:10 pm

Update 7:52 a.m 11/20/13:

Missouri carried out the execution of Joseph Paul Franklin a little after 6 a.m. He was put to death after courts overturned Tuesday's stays of execution.

Yesterday, two federal judges issued stays of execution.

The judges took issue with how the state was getting its lethal injection drug from a secret source not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and questioned whether the inmate was mentally competent to be executed.

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Visual Arts
2:58 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

St. Louis' Gateway Arch Placed On List Of Endangered Monuments

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Mo.
Credit Daniel Schwen / Creative Commons

St. Louis' identifying landmark, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (aka The Gateway Arch), has been included on the World Monuments Fund's 2014 Watch List for at-risk monuments.

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11:52 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Pioneering Sex Researcher Virginia Johnson Is Dead At 88

(Courtesy Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine)

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 3:21 pm

Updated 10:52 a.m., 11:33 a.m., 11:53 a.m., 12:11 p.m., and 4 p.m. May be updated further.

Virginia Johnson, one half of the famed Masters and Johnson research team on human sexual behavior, has died at the age of 88, her son Scott tells St. Louis Public Radio.

Johnson was a resident of The Altenheim senior living community in St. Louis. The facility has also confirmed her death.

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5:44 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Live Coverage: Boston Marathon Explosions


Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 7:49 pm

Latest Updates (see rolling updates in live blog below)

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