Year: 2017

RELEASE: Build-A-Bear Workshop Announces New Licensed Partnership With Nintendo

Available Online Now; Rolling Out to U.S., U.K. and Canada Build-A-Bear Workshop Stores This Weekend ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW), an interactive destination where Guests can create personalized furry friends, today announced a new licensed partnership with Nintendo, unveiling three new Make-Your-Own Super Mario furry friends—plus, a pre-stuffed Toad, sound chips and accessories. This is the first time Super Mario products have been offered at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Starting today, […]

RELEASE: National Report: Missouri Ranks 49th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Missouri ranks 49th nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations.Missouri is spending just $48,500 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is less than one-tenth of one percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report challenges states to do more to fight […]

STL County Police investigating shooting death of a man in Jennings

St. Louis County Police Department on Wednesday are investigating a shooting homicide in Jennings. According to police, around 8:00 a.m. officers from the St. Louis County Police Department City of Jennings Precinct responded to a call for a shooting near the intersection of Jennings Station and Switzer. Once on the scene officers located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound near an apartment complex at the 8600 block of Jennings Station. The […]

RELEASE: Cardinals launch third annual high school student video challenge

ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 13, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals have launched the third annual Cardinals High School Student Video Challenge, a youth engagement initiative that offers St. Louis area high school students a unique opportunity to compete for the chance to write, create and produce a video featuring Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and Fredbird with the team at the students’ school. “Our High School Student Video Challenge offers us the chance to […]

STL County Councilman Harder introduces resolution regarding city and county merger

One St. Louis County councilman introduced a resolution on Tuesday that hopes to put the voters in St. Louis City and the County in charge of a potential merger, not the state. According to Councilman Mark Harder’s resolution, certain legislators and other individuals are seeking to impose significant and potentially damaging changes to the governmental structure of St. Louis City and St. Louis County by having the two merge. Harder said even though he was […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

RELEASE: Blunt-Backed Bill Would Strengthen Consumer Protections, Provide Regulatory Relief for Community Banks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recently cosponsored the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation would roll back excessive red tape on community banks, and strengthen consumer protections for veterans, senior citizens, and victims of fraud. “Credit unions and community banks provide critical financial services for families and small businesses across Missouri,” said Blunt. “However, since Dodd-Frank became law, small and mid-sized banks have faced a huge regulatory burden […]

RELEASE: Blunt’s Military Family Stability Act Signed Into Law

Bipartisan Bill Increases Flexibility for Military Families WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Military Family Stability Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act conference report. The measure, which Blunt introduced in May of this year, will increase flexibility for military families by allowing them to either move early or remain at their current duty station for up to six months when a service member […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

RELEASE: Missouri to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Greitens Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

RESTON, Va., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Missouri’s first responders save lives and protect communities. “Governor Greitens’ decision to opt-in to FirstNet is the right choice for our state and for our first responders. We […]