Day: January 5, 2018

Love’s Democratic opposition hits ‘Lyin’ Love’ after ethics hearing

“Are you as embarrassed as I am?” Chase Crawford, Rep. Warren Love’s announced Democratic opponent for 2018, asked in response to a three-hour hearing over a Facebook post. The Thursday afternoon ethics hearing stemmed from Rep. Warren Love, R-Osceola, posting in August that those responsible for vandalizing a Confederate monument should be “found and hung from a tall tree with a long rope.” Under oath, Love said he would submit to the mercy of the […]

STL County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger to not seek re-election, former STL County police chief interested in seat

St. Louis County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger announced Thursday that she won’t seek a fourth term with the St. Louis County Council and now a former St. Louis County Police Chief expressed interest in the position. Wasinger, a Republican who represents the county’s 3rd district, has held the position since 2007 and stated to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that she wants to give another person the chance at the seat and that she wants to seek out other […]

RELEASE: Lockton Benefit Group announces Mascolo as Chief Operating Officer

/PRNewswire/ — Lockton Benefit Group (LBG) is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Mascolo as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Mascolo will focus on coordination and collaboration across the benefits group as well as play an essential role in working with insurers and other business partners. Mascolo is highly regarded in the benefits industry for his client consulting and management skills. He has been in the healthcare and insurance business for […]

Love reneges on oath to abide by ethics committee decision, citing confusion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Representative Warren Love will not be punished for his controversial post on social media, but the one thing that seems certain is the emotions felt from every side involved in the ethical proceeding. Everyone is confused. Rep. Love is still reeling from the conclusion of the three-hour Thursday afternoon hearing, telling members of the media he was confused when he said that he would accept whatever decision the House Committee […]

Clayton Township Democrats kick off new year discussing progressive movement, community policing

UNIVERSITY CITY — The political season has begun and the Clayton Township Democrats kicked off the new year by focusing on the progressive movement in 2018 and beyond at their monthly meeting Thursday night. About 30 local residents met at the University City Public Library to hear from Adam Kustra, the leader of Mobilize Missouri, who also managed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign in Missouri in 2016. Kustra spoke about some of the most pressing […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson’s 2017 Year in Review

On Christmas Eve last year, I had undergone a five-way bypass surgery. Less than two weeks later on Monday, January 9, 2017, I took the oath of office as the 47th Lieutenant Governor. I was reminded, on my first day of office, of the many challenges Missouri faced in the upcoming months and years. A commitment was made to represent the young and the old, Republicans and the Democrats, from all walks of life. One […]

The Libertine becomes latest restaurant in Clayton to close

Yet another restaurant in downtown Clayton is shutting its doors. The Libertine, located at 7927 Forsyth Blvd., will serve its customers for the final time on Saturday, the restaurant announced Thursday. Owners Nick and Audra Luedde, on Facebook, said they were closing the 5-year-old restaurant to focus on a new concept, which they said would be announced later this month. “As exciting as we are about the next adventure, ending The Libertine is truly bittersweet,” […]

RELEASE: Spire to host earnings conference call on January 31

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR) will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, January 31, to discuss our fiscal 2018 first quarter financial results. We will issue our earnings news release before the market opens that day and it will be available on our website at under the Resources tab. To access the call, please dial the applicable phone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. Date and Time: Wednesday, […]

RELEASE: Education Corporation of America to acquire selected campuses from Vatterott Educational Centers

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operates private, accredited colleges across the U.S., has entered into an agreement to acquire certain campuses and other selected assets of Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC), another operator of private, accredited colleges. The newly acquired campuses serve well over 90% of VEC’s students, will be held by ECA’s wholly owned subsidiary, Virginia College, LLC, and will retain the strong VEC brands. The acquired campuses will continue to […]