Day: August 15, 2017

Greitens talks business with Israeli ambassador at Danforth Plant Science Center, slams neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville

Gov. Eric Greitens and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer visited the Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur today for a business roundtable, and then took time with the press to discuss the unrest in Charlottesville, Va. “It’s a real honor to have Ambassador Bermer here in Missouri, we have a fantastic foundation of economic partnerships, research partnerships, military cooperation, and we’re looking forward to building on those partnerships with Israel and leading […]

County Council moves to sort out Prop P spending confusion

And dozens of protesters speak out against changes at Creve Coeur Lake Park The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday proposed a resolution that would clear up how Proposition P money would be used. Councilman Mark Harder directed the resolution to Peter Krane, County Counselor, regarding the call for more transparency on how the funds are being spent. Proposition P is a half-cent sales tax that’s expected to generate $80 million a year for public safety. It […]

Jennings jail suicide victim in court this week

The family of a man who tried to hang himself in the Jennings jail — and later died from his injuries — was in US District Court of St. Louis this week for a pretrial conference. JeJuan Brison, 26, was found unresponsive in his jail cell by officers on Oct. 4, 2014; reported attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. His mother, plaintiff Christina Brooks, filed suit in state court against the City of Jennings, the […]

Ameren Missouri Installing Smart Grid Technology to Improve Service Reliability in St. Louis Metro Region

ST. LOUIS (Aug. 15, 2017) – As part of the ongoing effort to maintain a high level of service reliability for customers and to modernize aging infrastructure, Ameren Missouri will install smart grid technology on multiple energy distribution projects in 2017. Smart grid technology consists of equipment such as a “Viper” switches and “IntelliRupters” that can quickly identify and isolate a service issue, which results in faster energy restoration for customers while permanent repairs are […]

Schmitt will not run for U.S. Senate in 2018, paves way for Hawley to run

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will not be seeking the Republican nomination to run against U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in 2018. Schmitt had been considered a top candidate to enter the Senate race, which is expected to feature a potentially large field of Republican hopefuls looking to unseat the top Democrat in the Show-Me State. The Republican met with top Republican officials in Washington D.C. in July to discuss a potential bid […]

Rock Hill restaurant donating 100 percent of its earnings to charity once a month

Every month, a local pizza restaurant in Rock Hill is donating 100 percent of their earned proceeds from an entire business day to charity. The event is called Giveback Tuesday, when Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria will donate all proceeds from lunch, dinner, and carryout for a specified day. So far, the restaurant has donated more than $120,000 to local nonprofit organizations. Katie Collier, co-owner of Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria said Giveback Tuesdays were started […]

Experts urge companies to beef up systems at Missouri Chamber’s Cybersecurity Summit

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the threat of cybersecurity continues to loom in today’s digital age, both Missouri’s public and private sectors have turned their eyes to finding ways to not only address the threat but also find ways to prevent attacks. A number of national experts gathered at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to discuss the issue of cyber hacking and share proactive solutions with Missouri businesses. The Cybersecurity Summit, hosted by the Missouri Chamber of […]

Missouri Department of Conservation researchers discover lake sturgeons in Mississippi River

St. LOUIS, Mo.—Not long ago a photo of two great white sharks circulated on social media, allegedly taken in the Mississippi River near St. Louis.  It was soon revealed to be an internet hoax and the photo was actually taken in Costa Rica. But it turns out there is a big fish story in the Mississippi River, and it is even more fascinating—because it’s true. The story goes back to a milestone two years ago […]

Metro delays expected at Sunnen, Maplewood-Manchester

MetroLink work this week could cause delays for some riders, especially during peak travel times, according to a press release. Blue Line MetroLink riders may want to allow a few extra minutes for their evening commutes this week as maintenance work along the light rail system may result in brief delays. From 8 p.m. to end of service, Aug. 14 through 18, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Sunnen and Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Stations […]

Israeli ambassador to U.S. in St. Louis today

Gov. 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. The business roundtable is being co-hosted by the BioSTL and the Missouri Partnership at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Greitens and Dermer will then travel to Jefferson City for dinner at the Governor’s mansion.