A string of shootings across St. Louis left three people dead and several others wounded from Friday night to late Sunday night.
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While St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones looks to cut open police positions in the city, she's adding officers to her personal security team.
St Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones signed her first executive order Wednesday, taking an aim at police accountability.
Newly elected St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones led a group of elected leaders on a tour of the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) and the Medium Security Institution, known as the Workhouse, on Saturday. The group emerged from the Workhouse and had harsh criticism for the living conditions.
The proposal, presented by St. Louis Budget Director Paul Payne, would zero out the budget for the facility. According to the proposal, roughly $7.8 million would be saved by closing the facility, and that money would be allocated to several other areas.
A new mayor took office in the City of St. Louis Tuesday.
Speeding is one of the biggest issues on the interstates in the St. Louis Metro, which can lead to aggressive driving and other incidents. Now, there's growing concern about shootings on the interstate.
Newly-elected St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones announced her pick for Public Safety Director Thursday, filling Judge Jimmie Edwards' vacancy with a former police chief.
Following Tishaura Jones' win in Tuesday's mayoral race, the first African-American female mayor in St. Louis history said some aspects of administration changeover between her and outgoing mayor Lyda Krewson had already been in the works, so Jones would not be caught off guard if she won the election.
Treasurer Tishaura Jones defeated Ward 20 Alderwoman Cara Spencer in the St. Louis Mayoral election Tuesday night, becoming the first Black female mayor in the city's history.