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25-year-old Yokeia Smith faced two counts of first-degree murder for the shotgun shooting deaths of her four-year-old daughter and five-year-old son in East St. Louis on August 31. She was jailed in St. Louis on separate crimes.
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Yokeia Smith's aunts Gayle Jones (at left) and Martenia Jones, along with cousin Dawn Triplett (at far right), addressing the media regarding Smith's case.
A 28-year-old man is in critical condition after an exchange of gunfire with a suburban St. Louis police officer.
Meanwhile, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the suspect, Carlos Johnson of Ferguson, is charged with first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer. Johnson did not yet have an attorney.
St. Louis is back on top, but it's not a list city residents are proud to headline. For the first time since 2004, St. Louis again tops CQ Press' crime ranking list, earning our fair city the unwanted title of "Most Dangerous." CQ Press uses publicly available FBI crime data to make its list, but how crime data gets reported and collected across the nation, is a complicated issue. We tried to break it down a bit on today's St. Louis on the Air.