Day: August 30, 2017

St. Louis County Council holds committee hearing regarding Creve Coeur ice rink construction

On Wednesday, the St. Louis County Council held a committee hearing that took a focused look at the Legacy Ice Center. The Legacy Ice Center would be located within Creve Coeur Lake Park, which would include three outdoor ice rinks and one indoor rink. The entire project would take up 40 acres of the 214,000-acre public park. Last year, the council unanimously passed legislation that would allow the ice rinks to be built within the […]

Thin ice: New Creve Coeur ice rink construction is frozen after St. Louis County Council meeting

St. Louis County Council Chairman Sam Page’s resolution that would halt the construction of the controversial Legacy Ice Center in Creve Coeur Lake Park narrowly passed during Tuesday night’s council meeting. Councilman Sam Page’s resolution would stop all construction work and grading was passed 4 to 3 during the council meeting. It will now be discussed at tomorrow’s Committee of the Whole meeting, along with Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger’s own resolution about the ice rink facility. […]

Can the legislature call a special election? Constitution, cases say yes

By Rachael Herndon Dunn JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri political minds are buzzing about the legislature being able to set a special election by resolution without the signature of the governor, citing the Constitution being upheld by Missouri Supreme Court cases. The discussion arises from talks of Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal being expelled from the Senate after a Facebook comment saying she believed the President of the United States should be expelled. Const. of 1875, Art. […]

St. Louis Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers is awarded Chapter of the Year for 2017

Yesterday, the St. Louis Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) was awarded the 2017 Barbara Manspeaker AAZK Chapter of the Year award at the annual AAZK National Conference in Washington, D.C. The chapter was recognized for its leadership in advancing the animal care profession, dedication to the association and for promoting conservation to the general public. Among the members of the AAZK St. Louis Chapter are animal care professionals, employees, docents and […]

Metro goes smoke-free on September 5

All Metro transit center properties in Missouri and Illinois will become entirely smoke-free on Tuesday, September 5. While smoking is not currently permitted on Metro vehicles or on MetroLink station platforms, smoking of any kind, including the use of e-cigarettes, will be prohibited at all Metro transit center locations, including: ·         Indoor waiting areas and outdoor areas, including bus shelters ·         MetroLink stations and platforms  ·         Metro Park-Ride lots ·         Metro transit vehicles (MetroBus, MetroLink […]

Quadruple Homicide: 4th victim identified; CrimeStopper raises reward

The fourth victim is positively identified as Terrence Dehart, 10 years of age, of the 10400 block of Balmoral Drive in St. Louis, MO 63137. As previously released, the victims are as follows: Patricia Steward, 56 years of age, of the 10400 block of Balmoral Drive in St. Louis, MO 63137. Joseph Corley, 20 years of age, of the 10400 block of Balmoral Drive in St. Louis, MO 63137. Deandre Kelley Jr., 18 years of […]

Economic contribution of Missouri beer distributors recognized this Labor Day

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This Labor Day, the National Beer Wholesalers Association(NBWA) is recognizing the hardworking men and women in America’s beer distribution industry whose jobs are strengthening the state and national economies every day. Independent beer distributors support 135,000 local jobs across the United States – a 24 percent increase in the last decade.  NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser said, “In every town across this country – big and small, urban […]

Blunt to attend annual Fisher Delta Research Center field day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Portageville, Mo., tomorrow, Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 a.m. CT to deliver remarks during the 56th Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day. Blunt will highlight his work to ensure Missouri farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to play a key role in meeting world food demand. Specifically, Blunt will discuss his efforts to roll back burdensome regulations and expand rural broadband. Blunt […]