Day: November 21, 2017

STL County Council to discuss McCulloch’s pension once again

During Tuesday night’s St. Louis County Council meeting council members approved Councilmember Hazel Erby’s substitute bill which would roll back the previously agreed upon county pension plan. The substitute bill would offer the same reduction in St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch benefits under the county’s retirement plan which was approved by the council in 2009. Even though the bill was approved, St. Louis County Councilmembers still have to vote on the legislation at […]

RELEASE: Greitens: How come our administrator pay has been rising more than twice as fast as teacher pay?

“Let me tell you why we’re fighting so hard for kids and teachers in Missouri. Today, the system works for insiders and bureaucrats who get paid real well, but it fails too many students, families, and teachers. We know insiders and bureaucrats will lie. You deserve to know the facts. Here’s a lie: Missourians don’t give enough tax money to schools. Here are the facts: Missourians spend about the national average on our schools. I […]

Greitens’ attempt to oust Board of Education commissioner flounders in tied vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a stunning turn of events, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens received a loss in his attempt to supplant the current Board of Education commissioner in the Show-Me State. “I look forward to the focus returning to educating our children,” Commissioner Vandeven said.More than 50 superintendents from across the state attending the Jefferson City meeting on Tuesday to protest and show support for Vandeven, all of whom celebrated in the hallways with […]

Missouri’s Supreme Court announces execution date for death row inmate

The Supreme Court of Missouri on Tuesday has issued an execution order for a man who murdered his ex-girlfriend’s lover in 1996. Russell Bucklew, who killed romantic rival, Michael Sanders, after he followed his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Ray to her and Sanders’ trailer home in Cape Girardeau County. Bucklew shot Sanders to death in front of his young sons before kidnapping and raping Ray at gunpoint. In 2014, the United States Supreme Court halted the execution of […]

RELEASE: Centene Corporation Announces Organizational Enhancements and Several Key Leadership Appointments

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today an enhanced organizational structure and the appointments of several key executives, effective November 16, 2017. These changes capitalize on Centene’s management depth and culture of excellence as well as align with the Company’s strategic objectives to further its growth, innovation and global presence. Cynthia J. Brinkley, currently Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Development, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. […]

Fitzpatrick: Tax reform debate making it hard to estimate revenues

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick is gearing up for his second year as the House Budget chair, and following an impressive first session, the Republican lawmaker knows that the next fiscal year will be just as trying, if not more. Fun fact: House Budget Chair @FitzpatrickMO is #MizzouMade and, at 30 yrs old, is among the youngest state budget leaders in the country. #moleg @Mizzou @COMOChamber pic.twitter.com/cqvvYpqivv — Stuart Murray (@murraystu) November 14, 2017 […]

RELEASE: Cardinals to host 6th annual holiday gift drive to support youth

Fans Asked To Donate New, Unwrapped Toys or Gift Cards Outside Busch Stadium on December 6 ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals Front Office and Cardinals Care are teaming up with the American Red Cross, KMOV, Rawlings Sporting Goods, Fontbonne University, Companion Bakery, The Cup and the St. Louis Blues to provide holiday gifts to area youth in need and children of military families at Scott Air Force Base.  Special […]

RELEASE: Katt Williams and Mike Epps headed to Scottrade Center on New Year’s Eve

Comedian heavyweights Katt Williams and Mike Epps will team up together on stage for an explosive one-night only comedy performance this New Year’s Eve at the Scottrade Center. This night of comedy, featuring the two comedians, will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31. Williams and Epps are currently shooting the urban comedy, The House Next Door, a sequel to the 2016 indie horror comedy Meet the Blacks. The pairing of Williams and […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens appoints member to State Board of Education

Jennifer Edwards was appointed to the State Board of Education by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on Tuesday. Edwards, of Springfield, is the President and Co-Founder of Decoding Dyslexia Missouri. She is a founding board member of the Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning. Edwards earned her bachelor’s degree in international business management from Missouri State University. She released the following statement: “I applied to be on the Board of Education because I am worried about the downward trend in […]

Man killed in Jennings kitchen fire

JENNINGS — A 44-year-old man died in a house fire early Tuesday morning after he apparently left food cooking on the stove and was unable to extinguish the flames. Riverview Fire Chief Keith Goldstein said so far nothing is suspicious about the blaze, but that investigators are looking into the exact cause. The fire was reported after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at 2026 Murvale Drive, near Jennings Station Road. The name of the victim has not […]