Dellwood mayor seeks aid to rebuild after riots

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Posted: Nov 28, 2014 3:51 PM

DELLWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of a town neighboring Ferguson, Missouri, is calling on state and federal officials to help rebuild following an outbreak of violent protests that destroyed businesses.

Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones said Friday that while much attention has focused on Ferguson, most of the businesses that were looted and burned were in his town.

The violence on Monday followed a grand jury's decision not to indict white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed.

Jones also called on state leaders to explain why the National Guard wasn't deployed to help protect Dellwood, as was done in Ferguson.

Gov. Jay Nixon's office on Friday announced a plan to offer no- and low-interest loans, and other programs, for affected businesses.