St. Louis Police are undergoing a major transition this morning.
At 4 a.m., crews physically made the switch as city police consolidate nine police districts into six. It's been more than 50 years since the district map in St. Louis was last changed.
Chief Sam Dotson says the redistricting is a crime-reducing strategy that will put more officers on the streets and improve communication within the department and between police and residents.
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Sunday was a doggone good day for one St. Louis dog-owner after firefighters rescued her puppy from a drainpipe. It happened at Union Blvd. and Enright Ave. in north city about 9:00 a.m.
Fire Department officials say the small grey puppy had slipped into a foot-wide drainage pipe that wasn't properly covered. The puppy's owner had been walking another dog on a leash, when it happened.
Firefighters lowered a noose 26 feet down and snagged the puppy, pulling it to freedom.
The puppy wasn't injured and was returned to its owner.