Day: December 5, 2017

STL County Councilman Mark Harder calls on County Auditor for update

Councilman Mark Harder on Tuesday called for the St. Louis County Auditor to provide an update on completed audits to the St. Louis County Council. In addition to the status of audits that St. Louis County Auditor Mark Tucker has conducted, Harder also requested to hear an update on the hiring of personnel for the Auditor’s Office. “I sent a letter through to all the council members asking for an update on audits performed since […]

Parson calls for ouster of St. Louis Veterans Home administrator

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Lt. Governor Mike Parson is continuing to call for action to resolve the issues of alleged mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home, and the solution he is calling for is the removal of the top administrators at the embattled veterans home. “Of all the veterans homes we have in this state, this is the one that seems to have the issues,” Parson said. “And it’s reoccurring, the same problems.” In […]

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh opens its doors in downtown Clayton

Two proud St. Louis natives have officially opened their doors on a healthy new endeavor in downtown Clayton. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh has been serving Mediterranean-inspired food to the people of Denver since 2009. Recently, the fast yet healthy restaurant branched out from the Mile High City, and made St. Louis the first of many new stops in the region. With the help of local investor Michael Staenberg, St. Louis native and CEO James Park has […]

RELEASE: Cards ink free-agent RHP Miles Mikolas to two-year deal

St. Louis, Mo., December 5, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed free- agent right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas (pronounced MIY-koh-lahs) to a two-year deal (2018-19). Financial terms were not disclosed. Mikolas, 29, has starred the past three seasons (2015-17) in the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball League, going a combined 31-13 with a 2.18 ERA in 62 starts for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japan Central League. Mikolas went 14-8 with […]

RELEASE: State employee donations exceed $1 million in annual charitable campaign; over $30 million raised in campaign history

“Building a Brighter Future” campaign will benefit nearly 800 Missouri charities JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Office of Administration today announced that this year’s Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) exceeded donations of $1 million for the 14th consecutive year, with more than $1,060,388.00 donated to 796 Missouri charities. During the past 33 years, state employees have donated more than $30 million to the annual campaign. “There is no greater mark of human compassion than the willingness of a […]

SEMO steel mill and smelter still waiting decision from companies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ latest post on social media regarding a steel mill heading to the Show-Me State left more than a few confused. News of a new rebar steel mill being built in Sedalia broke on Nov. 21, which Governor Greitens announced on Facebook. The post, which failed to mention anything about the company or the location of the steel mill, left many confused as to whether the steel mill […]

RELEASE: Harlem Globetrotters World Trick Day From Roof of City Museum

As the Harlem Globetrotters prepare for their games at Scottrade Center this Saturday, the world famous team celebrated the 2nd annual World Trick Shot Day by making a shot from the school bus on the roof of City Museum in St. Louis. Zeus McClurkin trekked up to the world’s only school bus on a roof, reached out of the driver side window, and made a shot to a hoop over 140 feet below.  The shot […]

RELEASE: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America. Hearing Details: Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Date: Tuesday, […]

RELEASE: Schnucks pharmacies offering $10 gift card to patients receiving flu shot

In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), Schnucks is offering a $10 Schnucks Gift Card to all patients who get a flu shot at any of the 95 Schnucks Pharmacies between Dec. 6 and Dec. 12, 2017. “Schnucks Pharmacies make it easy for patients to get vaccinated,” said Senior Director of Pharmacy Operations Bob Buganski. “No appointment is necessary, no prescription is required, and our pharmacists are certified immunizers. Patients can simply stop by […]

RELEASE: State releases November 2017 General Revenue report

JEFFERSON CITY — State Budget Director Dan Haug announced Tuesday that November 2017 net general revenue collections increased 8.2 percent compared to November 2016, from $687.2 million last year to $743.8 million this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE Individual income tax collections Increased 3.7 percent for the year, from $2.59 billion last year to $2.69 billion this year. Increased 3.2 percent for the month. Sales and use tax collections Increased 0.7 percent for the […]