Year: 2018

Schnucks launches companywide fundraising effort to support military heroes and their families

St. Louis-based Schnucks Markets is inviting its customers to join them in supporting families of fallen and disabled service members for the next few months. Beginning Wednesday at checkout lines in all 100 of the company’s Midwest stores, Schnucks customers offered the option to “round up” their purchase to the nearest dollar. Customers who prefer self-checkout can donate up to $5. It’s all part of the Schnucks’ campaign to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, […]

RELEASE: U City creates unique TIF that extends beyond redevelopment area to reinvest in 3rd Ward and Olive businesses

UNIVERSITY CITY — University City is proposing a commercial redevelopment in the area along Olive that runs east of I-170 and west of McKnight/Woodson. If approved, University City plans to implement a unique Tax Increment Financing (TIF) tool that will extend far beyond the redevelopment area to benefit schools, businesses, and the whole of University City. Since the redevelopment was initially proposed in 2017, City Council was adamant that the project should result in more […]

RELEASE: Blunt congratulates Missourians accepted to service academies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) this week congratulated Missourians who accepted appointments to attend service academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. The following 18 individuals were nominated by Senator Blunt: Oakley Dale Barham of Grain Valley; Lindsay Nicole Brummett of St. Louis; Joseph Christopher Chellis of St. Louis; Max Michael Darrah of Foristell; Mark Ryan Dickey […]

REEASE: St. Louis County Department of Health Department reminds citizens about safe swimming practices

As warmer weather arrives and swimming pools reopen, Saint Louis residents are heading out to take part in the popular summer activity. During the swimming season, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health reminds citizens that pool safety is a critical part of their summer fun. “People should be aware of the risks associated with swimming,” said Dr. Fredrick Echols, director of Communicable Disease Control Services at the Saint Louis County Department of Public […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County urges caution during extreme heat

The St. Louis County Executive and Department of Public Health are urging residents to be cautious during the hot weather expected in the Saint Louis area. “Our region experiences extreme heat every summer, and it’s important to observe common sense precautions whenever this happens,” said Steve Stenger, County Executive of St. Louis County. As temperatures continue to hover near 90 degrees, the Department of Public Health recommends the following: Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Spend as little time […]

RELEASE: Missouri Insurance Director in DC to meet with Missouri Congressional delegation

Jefferson City, Mo – Director Chlora Lindley-Myers of the Missouri Department of Insurance joined more than 31 members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to discuss insurance issues with members of Congress. Topics raised included health insurance market stabilization, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization, federal financial regulatory reform and billing issues with air ambulance carriers. “It’s important that we meet with our congressional colleagues to represent Missouri consumers and insurance industry interests, […]

House committee tosses out photos defense allege could be Greitens’ ex-mistress

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — During the cross-examination of the woman who had an affair with Gov. Eric Greitens, the defense asked if her photos were on a website that was pornographic in nature. She denied the allegation in the deposition and the House committee investigating the allegation surrounding the embattled Republican governor tossed out the photos. In a closed meeting that took nearly an hour, committee members viewed the photos and determined they were not […]

Under oath, Faughn answers committee questions, reiterates the money was his

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “It was my money,” Scott Faughn testified under oath to the House investigative committee. Al Watkins has previously said he thought the money came from an out-of-state Republican donor. After the hearing, which lasted more than three hours, Ed Dowd, Gov. Eric Greitens personal attorney, questioned the reliability of both individuals and stated he does not believe Faughn is the source of the money. Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri […]

Defense gets their wish on cross-examination, sort of

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Under the rules adopted by the House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens, his defense will not get the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in a public setting. That doesn’t mean cross-examination won’t be in the official records. The Special Investigative Committee on Oversight is currently workings its way through reading more than 700 pages of testimony by KS, or Witness 1 in the House report — the unnamed woman who had an […]

As special session gets underway, pro-Greitens ad set to air around state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At least $185,000 in television ads will begin appearing this week in support of Gov. Eric Greitens, who is facing a felony computer tampering charge and multiple investigations. In a year where he doesn’t appear on the ballot, though the entire state House is up for re-election along with half of the state Senate and a U.S. Senate seat, the ads are set to appear as the special session is getting […]