Day: September 18, 2017

Ameren to help hurricane victims in Florida

Ameren has dispatched employees to assist with hurricane restoration efforts in Florida. The company has sent approximately 1,000 full-time employees to the state since Hurricane Irma devastated portions of the state. Ameren also announced last week that an additional $25,000 donation to aid Red Cross relief efforts, following a similar donation two weeks ago for Texas following Hurricane Harvey. “Historic storms such as Harvey and Irma require a large collaborative response effort from utilities and […]

MetroLink Work Scheduled September 18-24

MetroLink riders should allow a little extra time for their commutes this week as work along the light rail system may result in brief delays for Blue Line and Red Line passengers. Monday through Friday (September 18-22) from 8 p.m. until the end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Sunnen and Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Stations to allow crews to perform track maintenance. Blue Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of up […]

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of Ferguson, one that dominated the news cycle in 2014. And speaking on the issue, then-Republican candidate Greitens told voters that if he were governor, he would have established a command presence in Ferguson and achieved “peace by the second night.” The […]

St. Louis Police Wives Association asking for donations for police officers responding to protests

In conjunction with the St. Louis Police Wives Association (SLPWA) announced that they were accepting donations today in support of police officers responding to the civil disobedience that has erupted in St. Louis in the wake of former police officer Jason Stockley’s acquittal on Friday.   Donations of water, sports drinks, soda, non-perishable food items, and personal hygiene items are welcomed and encouraged. However, organizers of the donation drive were quick to point out that […]

St. Louis County Council will honor three middle school students who saved bus driver’s life

The St. Louis County Council will hear a resolution on Tuesday that would honor three middle school students who stopped their school bus when the driver had a medical emergency. Introduced by Councilman Pat Dolan, the resolution would recognize three Rogers Middle School students who assisted their bus driver after she was reportedly not responding. The students, Alex Fisher, Emilio Steward and Vernon Brown with the help of Michael Harrell, an adult, turned off the […]

St. Louis Alderwoman drafts marijuana legislation proposal

By Michael Layer ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Green on Monday drafted a proposal of a local bill to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in St. Louis in November 2018. The proposal would decriminalize simple possession, create licensed dispensaries, and repeal local ordinances prohibiting marijuana consumption for recreational use. Because marijuana is still illegal in Missouri, Green’s bill raises questions when city laws contradict state laws. While the bill permits recreational use for […]

St. Louis County Police respond to shooting in North County

On September 17, 2017 at approximately 7:58 PM, St. Louis County Police officers from the North County Precinct responded to the 10700 Hallwood Drive for a ShotSpotter activation and a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim, approximately 24 years of age, in a vehicle parked in the street. He suffered from gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital for life-saving treatment. He remains in the hospital in critical […]