Month: September 2017

U.S. Senate candidate banned from Facebook for AR-15 giveaway

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Austin Petersen, a candidate for U.S. Senate, has lost access to his Facebook account after he attempted to give away an AR-15 on his personal account last Friday as a part of his campaign for the office. Since Facebook policies prohibit “The purchase, sale or trade of firearms, ammunition, and explosives between private individuals,” Facebook prevented him from having access to his account for 30 days and his […]

ISMIE Expands its Product and Service Lines in Missouri

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company and ISMIE Indemnity announced plans today for expanded service and product offerings in the state of Missouri. With a recent updated rate filing, the companies will offer medical liability coverage for individual health professionals, groups and healthcare facilities. ISMIE plans to pursue new business in Missouri as a component of its national expansion plan. “For many years, we at ISMIE have been proud to serve […]

Steak restaurant leaving Clayton for downtown St. Louis

One of Clayton’s high-end restaurants will be relocating to Lumière Place Casinos & Hotels in downtown St. Louis in 2018. Morton’s The Steakhouse located at 7822 Bonhomme Ave. will move to a new location inside the casino, but will remain open until Nov. 30. Tim Whitlock, senior vice president of operations, said the location move to downtown was a positive one and urged Clayton residents to visit the new location. “We are thrilled to be […]

Blunt Highlights New Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), along with U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.), Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, held a press conference today on the introduction of the Safeguarding Addresses from Emerging (SAFE) at Home Act.The bill would strengthen privacy protections for victims of domestic violence by allowing participants in state Address Confidentiality Programs to use their confidential substitute address when creating […]

Bartender showdown: Competition will test who makes the best cocktails in Clayton

Clayton will host an event in October that will put Clayton’s mixologists head-to-head to see who makes the best cocktails in the area. Clayton Cocktail Cup will be hosted at Two Twelve in Clayton on Thursday, Oct. 19. with tickets costing $25 which will include two drinks, appetizers, and music. According to Clayton Chamber of Commerce, there will be multiple rounds that will test the area’s best bartenders. The first round instructs competitors to make […]

RELEASE: Courtland Sykes announces U.S. Senate run in Missouri

“It is time to elect leaders who understand how to be servants,” Sykes said. “We need a change from ladder climbers and career politicians.” On Tuesday, Courtland Sykes announced his candidacy for the Missouri United States Senate race in 2018. Sykes pledged to limit himself to serving two terms in the Senate. Courtland Sykes will be running as an outsider, but has already received support for his campaign. “We have talked with thousands of Missouri […]

Turning a New Leaf: Missouri veterans’ fight to save lives through medical cannabis reform

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joshua Lee gained popularity in April when he posted a photo online carrying almost 10,000 Smarties. The Afghanistan veteran stuffed $60 worth of Smarties candies in a bag to represent the annual amount of medication he is scheduled to take to combat his physical and psychological ailments. The bag weighed over 10 pounds and its size is striking. “Prior to myself posting that picture online, I was a […]

Blues Star Tarasenko to throw out first pitch Friday before Cards game

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 28, 2017 – St. Louis Blues All-Star forward Vladimir Tarasenko will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers take the field on Friday night at 7:15 p.m. Friday’s game marks the third consecutive season the Cardinals will team up with the Blues to help kick off hockey season with St. Louis Blues Night at Busch Stadium.  Cardinals players will be wearing Blues-themed jerseys during […]

Missouri Chamber sues for right to contribute to its own PAC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It hasn’t yet been a year since Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, a campaign contribution reform measure seeking to place restrictions on how money can be donated or maneuvered in the realm of Missouri elections, but it’s already led to a number of legal challenges in the Show-Me State. Now, one more can be added to the list, as the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday filed a lawsuit […]

St. Charles County approves Nike expansion

St. Charles County has approved an expansion of a Nike subsidiary building that makes soles for their footwear. This week, St. Charles County officials approved Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation’s 75,000-square-foot expansion that would manufacture Nike’s AIR technology, the sole of Nike’s shoes that allow the shoe to be more lightweight and cushioned. Nike states the AIR soles allow the shoes to compress to reduce the force of impact and are made up of pressurized air […]