Day: October 9, 2017

RELEASE: Blunt: End of Excessive Energy Regulations Provides Major Relief for Missourians

EPA Announcement Follows Three-Year Effort by Blunt to Stop Burdensome Rules WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today applauded Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that he will issue a new rule withdrawing the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP), one of the most expensive and burdensome Obama administration energy policies. “With today’s announcement, hardworking Missourians no longer have to fear that they’ll be facing a double-digit increase in their utility bills because of […]

Accessibility improvements may be coming to STL County Parks

Legislation that aims to make St. Louis County parks more accessible is expected to pass on Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council meeting. Bill No. 248 which was introduced by Councilmembers Sam Page, Pat Dolan and Colleen Wasinger seeks to hire Ottolino Winters Huebner, Inc. for construction of restrooms in three St. Louis County Parks. The parks located in each of the councilmembers’ district include Creve Coeur Park, Queeny Park, and Tilles Park. The expected cost […]

MDC to hold grand opening for new August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range Saturday, Oct. 28

Shooters can try out the new range and receive a free hour of shooting. St. CHARLES, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) brand new shooting range on the August. A Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 28.  To celebrate, MDC is holding a special grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendees will receive one hour of free shooting at the rifle/pistol range, or a […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed to file legislation revamping guidelines after officer-involved deaths

JEFFERSON CITY — On Friday, State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced her intent to file legislation for the 2018 legislative session. Her first piece of legislation addresses the procedures involved in the investigation of a police officer-involved death. “Our citizens deserve accountability and transparency when the use of deadly force occurs.” Sen. Nasheed said. “These tragedies demand answers and closure for everyone involved. That’s why I am refiling a bill for our next legislative […]

Former senator and NFL Pro Bowler speaks out on National Anthem debate

Commissioner Kenney concerned protesters are losing message to divisive politics JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the national debate over the issue of protest vs. respect for the National Anthem continues across the U.S., all eyes still remain on the National Football League, where the issue has come into the spotlight as several players have protested the treatment of black people by police by kneeling during the National Anthem. The move has been heavily criticized by […]

STL County PD labeling Affton shooting ‘suicide by cop’

A police officer involved shooting earlier this month in Affton has now been labeled as a “suicide by cop”. On Oct. 1, St. Louis County Police Officers from Affton Southwest Precinct responded to a residence in the 7700 block of Harlan Street for a “call for police”. Once police officers arrived at the scene, 38-year-old Joshua Lanflisi opened the door and released a dog from the residence as officers stepped back. According to police, Lanflisi […]