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Ferguson costs continue to rise

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FERGUSON (KMOV.com) -- Costs of the unrest continue to rise in Ferguson after the August death of Michael Brown. 

A few weeks ago, the calculated cost for St. Louis County was $4.2 million, but within the last 24 hours, County COO Garry Earls says the expected total is now $4.5 million. 

The majority of costs have gone to police officer overtime pay, while emergency funding for Ferguson residents, repair of police vehicles, and the cost of food and supplies for first responders in the area have increased the expected expenses. 

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