Day: August 16, 2017

Missouri lawyers elect members of 2017-18 Board of Governors and Young Lawyers’ Section Council

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The lawyers of Missouri, voting in districts throughout the state, elected six new members to the 45-member Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar and retained 16 incumbents for new terms beginning this September. Members of the Board of Governors are elected to serve two-year terms. Newly elected members of the Board of Governors include: District 7:  Scott A. Robbins of Poplar Bluff District 9:  Michael P. Downey of St. Louis District 11:  Patti Hageman and Maria Zschocheof St. […]

Gov. Greitens: Troopers on city interstates getting dangerous criminals off the streets

It was just over a month ago when Gov. Eric Greitens announced an initiative to put 30 Missouri Highway Patrol troopers on interstates 64, 44, and 55 where they run through St. Louis City, an effort aimed at helping an over-burdened city police force get a handle on violent crime. These are interstates where rolling gunfire has resulted in fatal shootings and crashes earlier this year, and in the first week of the collaborative enforcement […]

Are some security guards slipping through the cracks?

James Fields, the man who allegedly mowed down 20 people in Charlottesville, killing one, was employed by Securitas Security Services USA, a company that also provides about 1,600 security officers in the St. Louis region. Meanwhile, in recent weeks, a Securitas employee contracted by MetroLink was arrested in St. Louis for stealing a woman’s purse. With background checks an obvious requirement to be a security officer, are some simply slipping through the cracks? As for Murphy […]

An Illinois-based Pizza restaurant might be opening up a shop in downtown Clayton

Peel Wood-Fired Pizza has plans to open their restaurant in the first-floor retail area at 212 South Meramec Ave. According to Co-owner Patrick Thirion, they have submitted their conditional use permit to the City of Clayton and are waiting for the board to review. “We are very excited about the opportunity to be part of such a great municipality,” Thirion said in a written statement. “We have been researching multiple locations and decided that Clayton […]

Construction is Underway on New Cortex MetroLink Station

Construction is underway on the first new MetroLink station to be added to the bi-state region’s light rail system in more than a decade. The Cortex MetroLink Station will be built in the central corridor of St. Louis, Missouri, on the current MetroLink alignment between the Central West End and Grand MetroLink Stations. Two local firms, L. Keeley Construction and Wissehr Electrical Contractors, were awarded the first contracts for the project. L. Keeley Construction will […]

Resolution that would suggest more transparency for Prop P passes

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed 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. The resolution was unanimously passed at the meeting, and Harder said the next step is preparing an ordinance. Proposition P is a half-cent sales tax that’s expected to generate $80 million a […]

50,000 more drug disposal pouches donated to Mo. to fight opioid epidemic

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On Monday, Governor Eric Greitens announced 50,000 more drug disposal pouches have been donated from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. The pouches are free for the public and designed for prescription drug users to be able to sustainably dispose of their excess drugs to prevent a possible addiction. They are distributed at Walmarts and given to Missouri law enforcement. Since their announcement in October of last year, the company says that […]

MoDOT asks motorists to plan ahead for eclipse, expects traffic to be heavy

With just a few days to go until the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, the Missouri Department of Transportation is offering a variety of tools to help travelers be prepared for the increase in traffic that will come with this unique event. To help drivers be more informed, MoDOT’s Central District has created a website offering solar eclipse information specific to central Missouri. The site, located at www.modot.org/central, contains information about ongoing construction projects, some […]

Commuter watch: Work zones this week, MoDOT limiting work to accommodate eclipse traffic

The Missouri Department of Transportation is limiting work zones this weekend and on Monday, Aug. 21, to help manage the flow of traffic around the area due to Monday’s total solar eclipse, according to a press release. Work zones with permanent lane closures, such as on eastbound I-44/northbound I-55 in St. Louis City and eastbound I-64 across the Mississippi River, will remain in place, and crews may work behind barrier wall. Drivers who are heading […]

Blunt to Participate in Press Conference on Rural Broadband During Missouri State Fair

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Sedalia, Mo., tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, at 11:45 a.m. CT to participate in a press conference at the Missouri State Fair. Blunt, who will be joined by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst, University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart, CEO of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Barry Hart, and President of the Missouri Telecommunication Association […]