People wanting to resell mobile phones in St. Louis would face tough new restrictions under a newly proposed ordinance.
Mayor Francis Slay and Alderman Craig Schmid announced the legislation in a news release Friday.
The St. Louis Police Department is using a new strategy to curb crime.
Aggravated assaults with firearms are up about 20 percent so far this year over last year.
The police department recently began working with University of Missouri-St. Louis criminology professor Rick Rosenfeld to reduce violent crime.
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says the new strategy is to flood high-crime areas with officers during evening hours.
Updated 4:10 p.m. Thursday: The Associated Press reports that one of the men, 18-year-old Myron Pollard, died early this morning. The name and the condition of the second man were not released.
Our original story:
Two men were shot near Carondelet Park in south St. Louis late Wednesday morning.
The shooting occurred as agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and St. Louis City Police, tried to arrest a total of five suspects.
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