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 County Police and the FBI are working together to investigate a bank robbery.
A Fifth Third Bank in Ferguson was robbed today. Witnesses told police that the suspect told a teller he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect made of with cash.
No description of the suspect has been released.
Researchers at Saint Louis University are say dogs may be more than man's best friend.
The doctors say having dogs in the house may keep children from developing asthma and allergies later in life. The researchers exposed mice to dust from a dog owner’s home then tested the mice’s immune response to a substance that commonly triggers asthma attacks. The mice exposed to the dust had a less severe reaction.
Doctors say the exposure teaches your immune system how to react.
The Ferguson-Florissant School District is moving forward with plans to terminate Superintendent Dr. Art McCoy.
On November 6 the board placed Dr. McCoy on paid leave. The next step in the procedure is to hold a hearing with McCoy so he can hear the reasons for his termination. The hearing will be in a closed session, unless the two sides agree to hold the meeting in open session.
In a statement posted to the school district's Facebook page, Board President Paul Morris says that after the hearing they will decide if McCoy's contract should be terminated with cause.
The school board has not released the reason they placed McCoy on leave last month.
The full statement is posted below: