Day: August 14, 2017

Governor Eric Greitens Hosting Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Governor Eric Greitens will host Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer and participate in a roundtable to discuss Missouri and Israel’s friendship and economic partnership. Media is invited to attend the business roundtable, which is being co-hosted by the BioSTL and the Missouri Partnership. The Governor will also host the Israeli ambassador for a dinner in the Governor’s mansion. Business Roundtable Tuesday, August 15th 1:15 PM Danforth Plant Science Center 975 North […]

Senate leadership hires new administrator

JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Leadership announced today the hiring of Patrick Baker to serve in the role of Senate administrator. The Senate administrator acts in the capacity of the chief executive officer of the Senate and oversees all operations of the Senate, coordinating directors and all Senate staff. “We were fortunate to have a lot of qualified candidates apply for the position, and the decision wasn’t easy,” said Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin. “But, we […]

Ehlmann seeks re-election to St. Charles County Executive post

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann will be seeking re-election. In a press release, Ehlmann says he intends to run for another term, pledging to encourage economic growth in one of the fastest growing counties in the Show-Me State. “I will be asking the voters for the privilege of serving them an additional four years,” Ehlmann said. “If elected, I look forward to working with our local, state, and federal officials […]

Few transfer students from unaccredited schools remain in Clayton district

Fewer than 4 percent of Clayton High School’s student population comprises transfer students from unaccredited St. Louis City schools, around 30 students, according to the district spokesman. That number has dropped dramatically since kids were first bused in under statutory tuition mandates applied to Riverview Gardens and Normandy, two districts the state took control of after years of failing grades. In 2013, more than a thousand children were bused to some 22 successful school districts […]

Clayton-based energy company may go bankrupt

Clayton-based Armstrong Energy is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to “recurring losses from operations”. In a quarterly report that was filed on Friday, the company reported $17.2 million loss on revenue of $60.9 million, which is a “substantial decline in cash flows from operating activities over the previous 24 months.” The report states that Armstrong Energy isn’t confident regarding their ability to continue as a business. “Our continuing operating losses, negative cash flow projects, […]

Upcoming solar eclipse prompts concern over eye safety

St. Louis, MO – August 21, 2017 is a thrilling occasion for American skywatchers, as they will be treated to the first solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades, says a press release sent out by St. Louis County Health Department officials. As excitement for the event grows and crowds flock to the St. Louis area to view the celestial sight, concern over proper eye safety has become an active […]

Nurse accused of stealing narcotics at Town and Country assisted living center

A woman from Troy, Mo., is accused of stealing narcotics over several months while employed at Mason Pointe Lutheran Senior Services in Town and Country. Charging documents say Amy Michelle Johnson, 37, faces a Class D felony for stealing oxycodone, morphine, and other controlled substances from March 1 to July 7, 2017. Court documents allege an internal investigation showed she had “stolen numerous doses over several months”. The facility uses an automated machine that dispenses […]

Gov. Greitens orders flags to half-staff statewide in honor of fallen Marine from Callaway County

Gov. Eric Greitens has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis be flown at half-staff on Aug. 15 to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Sergeant Talon Leach. Sergeant Leach, age 27, of Fulton, was a member of the United States Marine Corps who died on July 10 in the line of duty after a transport plane he was in crashed on […]

Clayton teachers prepare to go high-tech this year

“We realized we had a problem when Kindergartners were sitting down at a desktop computer and trying to swipe the screen,” said Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Milena Garganiga. “We were really behind.” As Gargeniga talked about how technology is a huge focus of this year’s teacher development days before school starts, about 450 teachers and staff at Clayton High School attended sessions on, yes, technology, but also sessions on any number of things […]

St. Louis County Blog 12 p.m. — Peter Kinder appointed by Trump, LaunchCode a finalist, new super PAC supports Hawley

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 12 p.m. Clayton Times: Protest planned regarding ice rink during St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday A conservation group is scheduled to rally at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday to protest a new ice rink facility being built in Creve Coeur Lake Park. The Missouri Times: Pro right-to-work group accused of armed intimidation A pro-right-to-work group is catching some flak after it was reported that four armed men were handing out […]