Day: July 31, 2017

Work zones to watch during your commute

For additional work zone information and real-time roadway weather conditions, go to  For real-time traffic, visit All work is weather permitting and may be shifted due to inclement weather. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures: I-44, St. Louis City, one lane closed westbound I-44/southbound I-55 from the Poplar Street Bridge to Park through mid-August. I-44, St. Louis City, one lane closed on the ramp from westbound Poplar Street Bridge to […]

One year later, suspects sought in fatal hit and run

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding suspects related to a homicide in Ferguson last August. CrimeStoppers will pay a cash reward OF UP TO $5,000 for information that leads the police to make a felony arrest in these and all other homicides. CrimeStoppers also pays cash rewards OF UP TO $1,000 for information that leads police to make any other felony arrests. Michael T. Ellis, 27, of St. Ann was killed when he was […]

PRESS RELEASE: Greitens appoints leaders across state and local government

Governor Eric Greitens made the following appointments today: Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks, of Columbia, was appointed as the new Boone County Clerk. The position became vacant after the resignation of the previous Clerk, Wendy S. Noren. Burks is the Director of Distribution, Inventory and Asset Management at the University of Missouri System. In 2008, he received his commission in the United States Navy through OCS and as an active duty officer, he achieved the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Missouri casinos promote Responsible Gaming Education Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri casinos and their employees are partnering with the American Gaming Association to celebrate the casino industry’s 20th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week, July 31 through August 4, 2017. Responsible Gaming Education Week was created by the American Gaming Association in 1998 to increase awareness of problem gambling issues and promote responsible gaming practices nationwide. The event is part of a year-round focus on responsible gaming education for patrons and employees. […]

PRESS RELEASE: Combat veteran, Bronze Star recipient Mark Osmack announces campaign for Congress against incumbent Ann Wagner

SAINT LOUIS COUNTY – Mark Osmack announced today he is running for Congress against incumbent Ann Wagner in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District. A 4th-generation St. Louisan, Mark was born and raised in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District in south St. Louis County. Mark attended public schools and graduated from Lindbergh High School before attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. During college, Mark worked at Busch Stadium and local grocery stores as a member of UFCW Local 655. Later, Mark joined the Army where […]

PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness invites community feedback about juvenile justice

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness expects to hold its next public feedback session next week in Springfield to gain the public’s input into Missouri’s juvenile justice system. The public is invited to attend this session, which will focus on: * Listening to ideas, experiences or recommendations from the public; and * Examining strategies from community members about the juvenile justice system and ways Missouri courts can best meet the […]

St. Louis County Council set to take up pension bill Tuesday

The St. Louis County Council is set to perfect certain bills pertaining to retirement pension benefits Tuesday night. Councilwoman Hazel Erby’s bill that would rollback the pension plan changes that were passed last November is on the Council agenda for perfection, however, members could vote to delay a vote on the issue. The measure passed last fall for the adjustment pension funds was meant to improve benefit packages to retain quality employees. The change was passed without […]

PRESS RELEASE: Conservation Dept. hosts free outdoor skills Ladies Night Out Aug. 15

Archery, atlatl, fire starting, games, and crafts on tap Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center will host a free Ladies Night Out outdoor skills event 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The event is free and no registration is necessary. Participants may simply walk in to the center at 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City. MDC staff and volunteers will teach skills such as […]