Day: October 10, 2017

St. Louis County Council passes bill that adds more accessibility to some County parks

In a relatively quiet St. Louis County Council meeting, the council passed legislation on Tuesday that would improve accessibility in some County parks. Bill No. 248 which is sponsored 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 bill passed 5-0 with Councilmembers Ernie Trakas and Hazel Erby absent. The parks located in Councilmembers Page, Dolan, and […]

South County Republican Trakas plays key role in North County Democrats’ council majority

CLAYTON, MO – They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. A South County Republican taking his marching orders from North County Democrats to add more employees to county bureaucracy would prove them right. It has become common knowledge that Ernie Trakas, who represents South County on the county council, has consistently voted with North County Democrats Rochelle Walton Gray from Black Jack, Hazel Erby from University City, and Sam Page of Creve Coeur to deliver […]

Franks responds to protest, rap criticism

By Michael Layer St. Louis representative urges people to learn the context of stories before making quick judgments ST. LOUIS – After a week of so-called “cheap shots,” Rep. Bruce Franks spoke out against his treatment on an Overtime episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Last Thursday, the Daily Caller, a conservative online news outlet founded by Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson, ran an article criticizing Franks. The article slammed the St. Louis representative […]

Illinois-based Foundation Raises Money and Awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

As pediatric cancer month drew to a close last month, Rhonda and Doug Brown, who founded Joshua’s Great Things Foundation in honor of their son Joshua, delivered a check for $45,000 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The donation will support the research of Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.   Since 2014, Joshua’s Great Things has donated $100,000 to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for ongoing research. Dr. Rubin’s Washington […]

Castle Point neighborhood in STL County awarded $1 million to use for community police outreach

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced on Tuesday that the County has been awarded a $1 million grant for the Castle Point neighborhood that will be used to focus on cooperation between police and the community. The Castle Point neighborhood which is located in St. Louis County has been awarded the grant by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. The three-year grant will focus on innovative strategies promoting partnerships between the area’s police and […]

RELEASE: Express Scripts to Acquire eviCore healthcare; Accelerates Company’s Shift to Patient Benefit Management

ST. LOUIS and BLUFFTON, S.C., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire privately-held eviCore healthcare, the industry leader in evidence-based medical benefit management services, for $3.6 billion. Combining Express Scripts’ leading pharmacy benefit management offering and eviCore’s highly complementary medical benefits management (MBM) platform will create a uniquely comprehensive patient benefit management solution. Express Scripts is acquiring eviCore from current investors including […]

MetroLink Work Scheduled for October 9-13

Construction and maintenance work along the light rail system may result in brief delays for Metro transit riders this week. MetroLink will operate on a single track Monday, October 9, through Friday, October 13, from 8 p.m. to the end of service each night at the Sunnen and Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Stations to allow crews to perform track maintenance. · Blue Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of 5 minutes. · Red Line MetroLink service will not be […]