St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is shuffling the desks, and job titles of some of his city hall staff. He's bringing in some new faces to replace some who are retiring.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that long-time alderman Fred Wessels is giving up his seat on the Board of Aldermen to take over the community development administration. He'll replace Jill Claybour, who retired.
Former police board commissioner Richard Gray will be the new director of public safety, and current director, Charlene Deeken will be Gray's deputy.
Several other staffers will switch jobs.
All of the changes take affect on Monday.
As the end of the St. Louis Rams lease of the Edward Jones Dome draws nearer, team owner Stan Kroenke may be looking at moving the team back to Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times cites multiple sources in reporting that a holding company tied to the billionaire developer just purchased a 60 acre tract of land in Englewood, Calif. an L.A. suburb. It had reportedly been the site of a planned Walmart, but the store was never built. The land has also long-been considered as a possible site for a football arena should Los Angeles get another NFL team.
Its not clear how Kroenke plans to use the land, but the purchase does give him new options when the Rams' lease ends after the 2014 season.
Four suspects are facing charges connected to a home invasion in Alton earlier this month.
Rachel Barnes, 24, Christopher Hill, 27, DeMarco Smith, 20, and Curtis Wallace, 38, have been all been arrested for armed robbery and home invasion, according to Alton Police. Hill and Wallace also face attempted murder charges. Police say they were called to a home an January 16. They found a 55-year-old man who had been beaten with fists, gun, and a pipe, and then was stabbed.
Police from Alton, St. Louis County and St. Louis City worked together to catch the suspects. The victim has since been released from the hospital.
The St. Louis Fire Department was on the scene of a fire at the downtown St. Louis Post Office.
The department's public information officer says 22 patients were evaluated after showing symptoms of minor smoke inhalation.
No word on the extent of the damage or cause of the fire.