Top Stories: The search for the next police chief in St. Louis is down to eight candidates. KMOV reports that three of the candidates are from within the police department and the other five are from across the country. Six finalists will be selected December 15th, who will appear at a town hall meeting that night at the St. Louis University School of Law. A panel chaired by Missouri’s Republican Senator Roy Blunt held a hearing on the opioid crisis yesterday. Blunt identified three key proposals for battling the problem during the meeting of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services. One path calls for finding the best option for treating an opioid use disorder.