Day: November 7, 2017

STL County Council approves legislation that would give higher-ranked STL County Police officers a raise

St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed legislation that would give higher-ranked St. Louis County Police personnel a pay raise. The legislation was passed 6-0 and would give officers ranked lieutenant and above a higher salary. On average, the higher ranked commanders for the police department would receive an approximate 15 percent raise. Last month, the council unanimously passed legislation that would give all other St. Louis County Police officers a 30 percent raise as […]

‘Wild Lights’ to illuminate St. Louis Zoo for 18th year

The Saint Louis Zoo is getting into the Christmas season once again by lighting up their grounds with Christmas lights for the 18th straight year. The annual U.S. Bank Wild Lights will open November 24-26, for the first of five weeks from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., featuring a wild, arctic wonderland with over half a million twinkling lights. “Every year the event gets bigger and better with more lights and activities for all ages,” St. […]

RELEASE: Rebecca Creek Distillery Spirits Released Throughout Missouri

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Texas-based Rebecca Creek Distillery, one of the largest craft distilleries in North America, has released its award-winning spirits throughout the state of Missouri for the first time. St. Louis-based Major Brands is handling distribution of the distillery’s artisan spirits, which include Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Whiskey, Texas Ranger Whiskey, Enchanted Rock Vodka, and Enchanted Rock Peach Vodka. The distillery’s spirit lineup has received numerous medals and awards, including platinum […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson extends best wishes to departing staff member Tyler Habiger

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Tyler Habiger, Director of Communications for Lieutenant Governor Parson, will be leaving the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on November 9 to pursue a career in higher education. He has accepted a position with the Kansas University Endowment Association in Lawrence, KS and will pursue a doctorate degree and teach. “Tyler has been an outstanding employee since my first campaign for the Missouri Senate, and a friend of my family for many years,” said […]

St. Louis County Police Association endorses Cierpiot for SD 8 bid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An ad put out by State Representative Mike Cierpiot in his bid for the State Senate District 8 seat one week ago received mixed reactions. That’s because of the ad, titled “Safer Missouri,” claimed that the recent unrest in St. Louis has made the Show-Me State a “national disgrace.” The ad, which calls for the support of law enforcement, has now garnered support from the St. Louis County Police Association. In […]

RELEASE: NARAL condemns Greitens’ attack on birth control access

In response to the latest attack on women’s healthcare and reproductive freedom at the hands of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri’s Alison Dreith released the following statement: “Since he took office, Gov. Greitens has made it his priority to play politics with the healthcare that Missouri women and families count on. This latest unnecessary move furthers a fringe, anti-choice agenda and marginalizes those who use birth control as part of their daily health routine,” […]

Ceylon luxury apartment building set to host grand opening in Clayton

After two years of construction, the Ceylon Apartments, a six-story luxury apartment and retail building is opening its doors. In conjunction with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Ceylon Apartments will host a grand opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion on Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m. Those in attendance can stay and join Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger for Spanish Tapas provided by Barcelona, cocktails, live music and tours of the building’s […]

Government jobs increased under Greitens? New data says yes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before taking office, Governor Eric Greitens campaigned on the promise of bringing more jobs to the Show-Me State while downsizing state government. But new numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that job numbers in the private sector are not growing at the same level as they did under Gov. Jay Nixon during his final year, but are rather plateauing. A monthly survey shows that the Mid-America Business Conditions […]

STL County releases report about its prescription drug monitoring program

St. Louis County has released details regarding the results of its drug monitoring program on Tuesday. The County’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) which launched in April, seeks to improve opioid prescribing by providing critical information regarding a patient’s controlled substance history and informing clinical practices by identifying patients at high-risk. According to St. Louis County the PDMP found: Those aged 65 years and older received the highest rates of controlled substances. Opioids are the […]

RELEASE: Cardinals announce roster moves

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday that the team has outrighted infielder Alex Mejia nd catcher Alberto Rosario off the team’s 40-man Major League roster and gave right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal his unconditional release. Mejia will be assigned to the triple-A Memphis roster and Rosario is now eligible to become a minor league free-agent. The Cardinals also announced today that they have tendered a qualifying offer to free-agent pitcher Lance Lynn. Following Monday’s moves, the Cardinals Major League roster currently stands […]