St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - After 27 years on the fore, Jon Belmar, has been named St. Louis County's new top cop.
The St. Louis County Police Board of Commissioners voted today to name Belmar, 50, as outgoing Chief Tim Fitch's replacement. Belmar was one of three lieutenant colonels that the board interviewed for the position. his started his career with the county police in the Affton Southwest precinct and he later served in the South County precinct, Tactical Operations Unit, West County precinct, Arson and Explosives Unit and Bureau of Crimes Against Persons.
Tim Fitch retired this week after 34-years in law enforcement.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. stock market is opening sharply lower as investors fret over disappointing earnings and more trouble in overseas markets.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 226 points, or 1.4 percent, to 15,625 moments after the market opened Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 22 points, or 1.2 percent, to 1,772. The Nasdaq dropped 43 points, or 1.1 percent, to 4,079.
Disappointing results and outlooks from retailers left investors uneasy. Amazon fell 8 percent after it reported earnings that fell short of expectations. Wal-Mart cut its outlook.
Currencies for several countries fell against the dollar as turmoil in emerging markets flared up once again.
It's been a tough January for investors. The Dow is down 5 percent, while the S&P 500 index has lost 4 percent.