Day: October 17, 2017

St. Louis County Council moves STL County Police pay raise initiative to final passage

An ordinance that would give St. Louis Police Department personnel a pay raise was approved Tuesday night and will now move along to final passage at the St. Louis County Council. The St. Louis County Council moved the ordinance 6-0 to final passage after they passed a substitution bill that requires 15 percent of the Proposition P money to be set aside for pensions. The initiative, originally introduced by County Executive Steve Stenger along with […]

St. Louis natives opening Mediterranean restaurant in Clayton

Two proud St. Louis natives are breaking ground on a healthy new endeavor in Clayton. With the help of local investor Michael Staenberg, St. Louis native and CEO James Park is bringing Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh home to 8143 Maryland Avenue in Clayton. The Denver-based Mediterranean cuisine brand known for its wholesome, healthy and simple dishes announced Tuesday it is entering the St. Louis market in mid-November.  While no official grand opening date has been announced, […]

This Week in Missouri Supreme Court: Week of October 17, 2017

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court offered just one hand down for the week of October 17, 2017. In the State of Missouri v. Larry Clay, Clay appealed a decision that found him guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action, which sentenced him to 25 years in prison. After an argument between Clay and three other men at his house, the altercation escalated into a physical conflict. During the […]

Stenger and Councilman Page clash over STL County Police Department raise

Clashes between St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and Councilman Sam Page are expected at Tuesday night’s Council meeting regarding a proposed pay raise for St. Louis County Police Department personnel. In an ordinance initiated by the county police union and Stenger, there would be a pay raise of 30 percent for the County police staff. The ordinance is expected to be voted upon in its “perfection” stage on Tuesday. The raises would come from […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Executive Signs Proposition P Accountability Ordinance into Law

Clayton, MO – (October 17, 2017) – St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has signed into law a bill mandating funds generated by Proposition P will be dedicated ONLY to police and public safety, with the funds monitored in an open and transparent manner. The St. Louis County Council passed the bill, sponsored by Councilman Mark Harder, on October 3rd. “Transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of public trust in government,” County Executive Stenger said. […]

RELEASE: Blunt Commends Confirmation of MSU’s David Trachtenberg as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today applauding the confirmation of David Trachtenberg as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. “David Trachtenberg’s academic background and professional experience have provided him extensive knowledge on a broad range of defense policy issues,” Blunt said. “David does not just have the right credentials for this position, he has demonstrated the passion and professionalism that will make him an asset to the […]

RELEASE: Busch Stadium to host ninth annual Boutique Bridal Show on Jan. 28

ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 17, 2017 – Tickets for the ninth annual Busch Stadium Boutique Bridal Event on Sunday, January 28, 2018, are on sale now at The event, which takes place from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Redbird Club at Busch Stadium, allows guests to tour many of the unique and versatile venues throughout the ballpark which will be staged and decorated for rehearsal dinners and weddings.  Guests can also sample cocktails […]