Crime in the parts of St. Louis County covered by the county’s police department dropped 7.4 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to numbers released by the department today.
This is the fifth straight year for a decrease - something St. Louis County Chief of Police Tim Fitch called a "great accomplishment." The latest figures bring the total level of crime to its lowest point since 1969.
Boeing has been on the minds of the Show-Me State's political figures lately, thanks to the effort to lure the manufacturing of the 777X airplane to Missouri. Now, the company is planning to bring several hundred research and development jobs to the St. Louis region.
Updated at 1:15 p.m. with further comment from the ACLU.
Updated at 12:05 p.m. with quotes from court administrator Paul Fox.
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether the St. Louis County family court is treating all of the children who appear in front of its judges equally.
The department's Civil Rights Division is specifically looking at whether the court is providing due process to children involved in delinquency proceedings, and if all children are treated equally regardless of race.
The head of the St. Louis County Health Department answered questions this afternoon about an ongoing investigation into a possible misuse of funds, but it remains unclear how much money could be missing.
At the center of the investigation is Edward Mueth, a top official in the department that allegedly set up a computer company that may have over billed the county for goods and services.
Mueth committed suicide one day before he was scheduled to answer questions about a budget item that fell under his supervision.
A Florissant pastor nominated to the St. Louis County Police Commission has withdrawn his name from consideration.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rev. Freddy Clark told County Executive Charlie Dooley Friday morning that he is no longer interested. Clark is the founder of the Shalom Church in Florissant.