Two south St. Louis schools will be renovated instead of being closed.
St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams recommended to the school board Thursday night that Shenandoah and Mann Elementary Schools remain open.
A 2009 study had suggested that both be closed and a single new school be built to replace them. Adams says improvements in enrollment, academics and community support since then influenced his decision.
The proposed renovations would cost about $1.4 million.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is doing something he's never done before. He's calling for an FBI investigation of an officer-involved shooting.
In April 2013, 25 year old Cary Ball was shot to death by police after he fled a traffic stop. The officers say Ball had pointed his gun at them. A police investigation concluded last month that the shooting was justified.
Ball's family told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that they don't believe he would have aimed a gun at police. They've filed a wrongful-death suit.
Chief Dotson told the paper that he's asked for the FBI probe to make certain his department got it right, and not because of any allegations against the officers involved.