Day: January 30, 2018

Twitter bots follow Greitens by the thousands, mostly avoid other lawmakers

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Twitter bots, or fake followers, have been catching media attention recently. And it appears that Gov. Eric Greitens’ official Twitter account has the most fake followers out of the statewide elected officials and legislative leadership. TwitterAudit, a website that audits Twitter accounts, gives Greitens a score of 67 percent, which means the 33 percent of their Twitter followers are from “fake” accounts. With Greitens, that translates […]

Shooting victim transported to Bellefontaine Neighbors police station dies

A gunshot victim who was transported to the Bellefontaine Neighbors police station died of his injuries Monday night, police said. At approximately 6:15 p.m. , a vehicle containing one male victim suffering from gunshot wounds drove to the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors police station for help. The vehicle was driven and occupied by friends of the victim. Officers from the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department contacted an ambulance immediately and the gunshot wound victim, a 23 year […]

RELEASE: Ameren seeks tech startups from the US and around the world to participate in energy-focused accelerator program in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is seeking applicants for the Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, that will assess, mentor and invest in energy-technology startup companies. Applications are being accepted through March 9 at from interested entrepreneurs and energy-technology companies. Selected companies each will receive $100,000 in seed capital to participate in the Ameren Accelerator program, which will be located […]

RELEASE: Report to Missouri Veterans Commission details major improvements at St. Louis Home following appointment of Interim Home Administrator

JEFFERSON CITY — The St. Louis Veterans Home on Monday reported major improvements in key areas of the quality of care provided to Veterans, increases in staffing levels, and a steep reduction in involuntary employee overtime. The presentation came during the Missouri Veterans Commission’s quarterly meeting in Jefferson City, which was attended by many members of Missouri’s Veterans’ service organizations. Improved areas of performance included: An 80 percent reduction in the number of new facility-acquired […]

RELEASE: Community leaders express support for Governor Greitens’ tax plan for working families

Several of the state and nation’s prominent business and community leaders offered their support for tax relief for working families following Gov. Eric Greitens speech Monday. This bold and responsible plan results in a tax cut for 97% of Missouri taxpayers. For 380,000 working-class Missourians, their tax burden will be completely eliminated. Gov. Greitens’ plan will give Missouri the 2nd lowest corporate income tax rate in the country, of states that have a corporate income tax. Ray […]