Month: February 2018

St. Louis Board of Aldermen perfect ‘Buffer Zone’ Bill

Protesters who picket outside any health facility in the city of St. Louis will have to do so from farther away under a bill passed Friday by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. By a slim vote of 15-13, the Board perfected Board Bill 34, which would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone around health care facility driveways. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly enter, remain on, or create […]

RELEASE: Ameren Missouri proposal offers customers fast-charging electric vehicle stations, improved air quality and new choices

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Ameren Missouri has filed its Charge Ahead program with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The proposed program encourages electric vehicle (EV) and equipment use among Missouriresidents and businesses and is focused on helping Ameren Missouri customers use electricity in ways that provide a broad range of benefits, including reduced emissions, lower overall energy costs and improved productivity. If approved, the program would initiate the following: New incentives for the installation of workplace, […]

RELEASE: Great Rivers Habit Alliance pledges its support of HB2182

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — The frequency of devastating flood events throughout Missouri over the last five years has brought new concerns for the appropriate, proper and rational development of our floodplains. Many individuals and businesses who honestly believed their property was situated safely outside the often misunderstood 100-year floodplain are now bewildered to learn the personal and financial devastation they face by not having flood insurance. Rep. Elaine Gannon (R) District 115 of Desoto has witnessed far […]

RELEASE: Emmis announces agreements to sell its St. Louis Radio stations for $60 Million

As part of its previously announced agreements in principle to sell its St. Louis stations, Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its St. Louis stations KSHE (94.7 FM) and The Point (KPNT, 105.7 FM) to Hubbard Radio for $45 million, and St. Louis stations KFTK (FM News Talk 97.1 FM) and NOW (KNOU, 96.3 FM) to Entercom Communications Corp for $15 million. The transactions are […]

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed calls for impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, has joined other Missouri legislators on Friday calling for the removal of Gov. Eric Greitens following the news of his indictment. Nasheed in a statement stated that the governor should be removed for the good of all residents of the state. “Gov. Greitens has to go,” Nasheed said. “Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity, and instead they got a liar and alleged criminal. I am […]

Representative Ruth calls for Gov. Greitens to resign

Another Republican female legislator is calling for Gov. Eric Greitens resignation following the news of his indictment on Thursday. Rep. Becky Ruth, R-Festus, made a statement on her Facebook account on Friday stating that the governor needs to remove himself from office for the good of the state and its citizens. “As I stated in January, the governor should be held accountable for his actions,” Ruth said in a written statement. “Yesterday’s indictment by the Grand Jury […]

RELEASE: Cardinals to wear caps of Stoneman Douglas Eagles Baseball team during first spring training game

ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 23, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced Cardinals players and coaches will wear the caps of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles baseball team during the club’s first Spring Training game against the Miami Marlins this afternoon. We were all horrified and heartbroken by what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week,” said Cardinals Vice President of Community Relations and Cardinals Care Executive Director, Michael Hall.  […]

RELEASE: Emmis Announces Agreements to Sell its St. Louis Radio Stations for $60 Million

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its previously announced agreements in principle to sell its St. Louis stations, Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its St. Louis stations KSHE (94.7 FM) and The Point (KPNT, 105.7 FM) to Hubbard Radio for $45 million, and St. Louis stations KFTK (FM News Talk 97.1 FM) and NOW (KNOU, 96.3 FM) to Entercom Communications Corp for $15 million. The transactions […]

Greitens indicted by grand jury, taken into custody; Greitens’ lawyers will appeal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been indicted by a City of St. Louis Grand Jury. The news was announced by the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Thursday afternoon. According to a news release, the Republican governor was indicted on a first-degree felony invasion of privacy charge for an incident that took place on March 21, 2015, in the City of St. Louis. That charge is assumed to […]

RELEASE: Mantovani Campaign Releases First TV Ad in St. Louis County Executive Race

Spot highlights Mantovani’s roots in the region and his plan to move St. Louis County forward St. Louis, MO (February 23, 2018) — Mark Mantovani, Democratic candidate for St. Louis County Executive, is the first campaign out of the blocks in a television advertising campaign for the August 7 primary election. The Mantovani for STL campaign today released “Hometown,” an introductory :60 second TV ad highlighting Mantovani’s roots growing up in Affton, raising his family […]