(Updated 9:55 p.m. Wed., March 12)
The commission currently overseeing fire dispatching for most of St. Louis County has rejected a move by some fire districts to shift operations to St. Louis County's new emergency center.
Three protection or ambulance districts on the commission for the Central County Emergency 911 had sought the change. But the districts' request appears to be dead, for now, because four votes were needed on the panel before any talks with the county could move forward.
The commission deadlocked at 3-3 Wednesday night.