Day: January 18, 2018

Clayton real estate developer pleads guilty to insider loan scheme

A Clayton real estate developer has plead guilty to assisting in an unlawful insider loan scheme at the now defunct Excel Bank. Michael Litz, 63, of Ladue, appeared before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig to enter his plea of guilty Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for April 25. Litz is the third person to plead guilty in a criminal investigation of Excel Bank, which failed in 2012. Former Excel loan officer Tim Murphy pleaded guilty […]

RELEASE: Ameren CEO steps up to lead Variety as New Board Chair

St. Louis (Jan 17, 2018) – Warner Baxter, Chairman, President & CEO, Ameren Corporation, and an active community leader and partner, has accepted the role of board chair of Variety the Children’s Charity. Variety is St. Louis’ best resource for kids with physical and developmental disabilities, also referred to as special needs, and their families. The organization focuses on four core areas that help kids reach their full potential: providing medical equipment, the therapy to use it, and developing unique educational and recreational programs. […]

RELEASE: Cookson: Resign as Governor…so that the work can resume

From Rep. Steve Cookson: I want to thank Eric Greitens for his service to the nation and the State of Missouri, and specifically for appointing me to the Organ Donor Task Force. However, after the events of the last week, including the victim confirming that it was, in fact, her voice, on the tape that aired Wednesday night, I want to appeal to his sense of character, and any regard he may have for the […]

RELEASE: Butler: Governor is too distracted to lead

From Rep. Michael Butler, House Minority Caucus Chair: I’d like to first of all state how much respect I have for Reps. Conway and Haefner for courageously stepping forward and calling for the governor to resign. It has become clear to me that the Governor does not have the political support or the moral authority to continue to lead this state. This scandal is far too big of a distraction for him to effectively lead in this […]

Emery’s utility bill passes committee with 9-1 vote

Romine, Libla still opposing JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Legislation regarding utilities is moving forward, with the latest news Wednesday afternoon that Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 had passed out of its first Senate committee. Just last week, the committee heard hours of testimony on whether the bill should advance, debating the merits of what Emery called a more simplified version of the previous year’s utility bill, SB 190. The bill seeks to push utility companies […]

RELEASE: Purina Pro Plan Partners With Tim Tebow As This Year’s “Barketologist” Of The Purina Pro Plan $1 Million Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Bracket Challenge

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Do you have what it takes to complete a perfect bracket and win big? Find out this February when the Purina Pro Plan $1 Million Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Bracket Challenge returns for the third year in a row, with former professional football quarterback and current professional baseball outfielder, Tim Tebow as the official “barketologist.” Dog lovers and sports enthusiasts are invited to visit and test their bracket skills for a for a chance […]

Walton Gray introduces resolution that seeks to build community relationships with police

One St. Louis County councilmember on Tuesday introduced a resolution that seeks to create a community relations division that would attempt to enhance the relationship between communities and the county’s police department. Councilmember Rochelle Walton Gray said the goal was to create more open talks and relationships between youth and law enforcement. The program would allow more of a police presence within county’s schools to increase positive social interactions between police and local youth. The […]

Collective bargaining and paycheck protection get a hearing in Senate’s Committee on General Laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The issue of paycheck protection and collective bargaining is once again making its way before the Missouri State Legislature. The Senate Committee on General Laws on Wednesday heard testimony on SB 602, a bill sponsored by Sen. Bob Onder which seeks to modify and expand the state’s Public Sector Labor Law. And, as many of the legislators will tell you, it’s nothing they haven’t heard before. Wednesday’s hearing lasted roughly an […]

Juvenile carjacker arrested after pursuit, crash in North St. Louis County

A carjacking suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon after crashing the stolen vehicle into a building during a police pursuit. The juvenile suspect suffered minor injuries in the crash. Authorities did not give his age. At approximately 1:49 p.m., St. Louis County Police officers from the North County Precinct responded to the 11000 Dunklin Drive for a call for a robbery by an armed suspect. Police said the suspect displayed a large knife and threatened the […]

RELEASE: Edgewell Personal Care announces agreement to acquire Jack Black, L.L.C.

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) announced today an agreement to acquire Jack Black, L.L.C., a leading U.S. based luxury men’s skincare products company. Founded in Dallas, TX in 2000, Jack Black was an early pioneer and innovator in the growing men’s skincare industry and today is the #1 brand in the U.S. men’s prestige skincare market.*  Addressing men’s every day personal care needs, the brand offers a full range of products […]