Day: February 6, 2018

Bills concerning public health and public safety introduced at STL County Council meeting

The St. Louis County Council heard the introduction of multiple bills on Tuesday night, a majority of which deal with public health and public safety. One such bill, introduced to the County Council by County Executive Steve Stenger requests legislation that would allow Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of Public Health to accept and appropriate a grant as lead partner in the amount of $100,000 from the City of St. Louis Department of Health to […]

City of Clayton accepting bids for new Shaw Park Ice Rink facility

The City of Clayton has begun accepting sealed bids for the construction of the new Shaw Park Ice Rink facility. Bids for the multi-use facility have been prepared and were published on the city’s website Tuesday. The advertisements and notice to bidders is available online through the City of Clayton’s website. Proposals will be received until 2 p.m. March 5. The bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud at The Center of Clayton, Meeting […]

Charges issued in North County Homicide

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Tuesday to a St. Louis man involved in a shooting in North County. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued the charges to Tyree Valdez, 21, for one county of murder in the 2nd degree, one count of armed criminal action, and one count of attempted sale of a controlled substance. The shooting occurred earlier this month and resulted in a vehicle containing gunshot victim Montez Hoskin […]

Ag committee approves of bill ensuring right to use working animals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite strong objections from Democrats, a bill prohibiting municipalities from regulating working animals was voted out of committee early Thursday morning. The bill “takes control away from local government,” according Rep. Tracy McCreery. She voiced her frustration that it isn’t just “liberal” St. Louis that has regulations on working animals, but also “conservative cities.” HB 1907, sponsored by Rep. Bryan Spencer, specifies the right to use working animals for the mutual […]

RELEASE: CommuniCare Health Services Celebrates Heart Health on Feb. 14

CINCINNATI, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — – CommuniCare, one of the nation’s largest privately owned skilled nursing companies, will host educational programs, forums and awareness efforts in honor of Heart Month, culminating on February 14with events and activities across CommuniCare centers in seven states:  Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. These events coincide with Heart Month, established in 1964 to encourage Americans to focus on their heart health and get their families, friends and communities involved. CommuniCare centers will offer community blood pressure […]

RELEASE: SixThirty Seeks FinTech Entrepreneurs for SixThirty 2.0

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SixThirty, a global financial technology (FinTech) venture firm based in St. Louis, is seeking FinTech entrepreneurs from around the world to join its Spring 2018 portfolio and participate in its updated go-to-market program – SixThirty 2.0. Selected startups, which must have a working product and market traction, will receive up to a $250,000 investment, up from $100,000, in tandem with focused mentoring from a dedicated team of experts and executives from large global financial services […]

RELEASE: St. Louis Cardinals Truck Day to Florida

The St. Louis Cardinals will be loading the team’s equipment truck tomorrow, as the ball club gets set to depart for Spring Training in Jupiter, Fla. Cardinals’ pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to camp on Tuesday, February 13 and will hold their first on-field work out on Wednesday, February 14. The team’s full squad will hold its first on-field work out on Monday, February 19. Media members wishing to cover the truck loading […]

Greitens looks to continue state job cuts while bringing in jobs in other sectors

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican Governor Eric Greitens has long been a proponent of bringing more jobs to Missouri, as well as shrinking the size of government. In today’s world, Missouri is putting a high premium on private sector jobs while looking to cut back the public sector. In his first year in office, the Greitens administration trimmed 223 positions. His proposed budget for FY 2019 looks to further reduce the size of the government’s […]

One woman dead after car crashes into creek during school pickup

ST. PETERS, MO. — A 63-year-old St. Peters woman was pronounced dead in a fatal single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, police said. According to authorities, Mary Brown, of the 2100 block of Asher Court, was killed in a single-car crash that occurred at 2:26 p.m. in St. Peters. St. Louis County Police officers from the Wildwood Precinct responded to the Rockwood Valley Middle School, located at 1220 Babler Park Drive, for a call for a vehicle […]

RELEASE: Express Scripts reduces employers’ annual prescription drug spending growth rate to historic low in 2017

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — At a time when consumers, businesses and policymakers are intensely focused on reducing prescription drug costs, Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) helped employers reduce the rate of growth in per-person prescription drug spending to 1.5 percent in 2017, according to the 2017 Express Scripts Drug Trend Report released today.  While this growth rate is the lowest Express Scripts has measured since 1993, there is more to be done to make prescription medications more affordable […]