Day: February 7, 2018

Februrary is Earthquake Awareness across the state of Missouri

In the month of February, the state of Missouri hosts an initiative that hopes to bring awareness to residents of the state reading the dangers of earthquakes. According to Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency, the state is home to the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), which generated some of the most powerful earthquakes ever to rock the nation. A series of powerful earthquakes occurred in 1811-12, which collapsed buildings, rung church bells hundreds of miles […]

RELEASE: Olympus Political Consulting opens their doors

There is a new company in Missouri that is set to help political candidates throughout the state run their campaigns.  Olympus Political Consulting opened their doors in early January and has quickly set their sights on key races in the Show Me State.  The company’s Owner and President, Jake Silverman stated, “I love my home state of Missouri.  My goal is to help candidates understand and deliver key policy points to their constituents so Missouri […]

Senate, Governor look to reform Missouri taxes, but which version will advance?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Nearly every Republican in an elected office can agree that modifying or changing the existing tax structure is beneficial to improving the lives of Missourians and making the Show-Me State more attractive to businesses. But the question right now is: which proposal is the best way to do that? It seems that the two real options are either the proposal of Gov. Eric Greitens or a Senate proposal comprised of a […]

RELEASE: Four Corners Development Announces Chadrick Martinez Has Joined the Team as Senior Vice-President of Development

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Four Corners Development, LLC is proud to announce the exciting new addition of Chadrick Martinez as Senior Vice-President of Development.  Prior to assuming his role, Mr. Martinez was Director of Real Estate Development for Housing Catalyst and was responsible for overseeing the agencies LIHTC portfolio growth where he oversaw the development, acquisition, and rehabilitation of a large development pipeline consisting of 636 units total over 142 million in complex federal, state and private […]

RELEASE: Peabody Reports Earnings For Quarter And Year Ended December 31, 2017

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Peabody (NYSE: BTU) today announced its fourth quarter 2017 operating results, including revenues of $1.52 billion, income from continuing operations, net of income taxes of $378.0 million, net income attributable to common stockholders of $317.4 million, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.47 and Adjusted EBITDA 1 of $416.2 million, the largest result in five years. “A highly successful fourth quarter capped a year of substantial achievement for Peabody, as the company delivered results and generated value,” […]

RELEASE: SET IT OFF coming to Peabody Opera House

St. Louis, MO-Critics have hailed it as one of the most “extravagantly action packed,” “excitingly staged, engaging and impressive” movies of all time with “intense heist sequences.” It is the movie SET IT OFF. Now, the movie has been adapted for the stage and will be premiering in Atlanta, GA followed by performances in DC, LA, St. Louis, Houston and Dallas, just to name a few. Complete tour dates will be announced in the coming […]

St. Louis County Department of Health offering free testing for National Black HIV/AIDS awareness day

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis County Department of Health is offering free testing events for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually on Feb. 7 to increase education, testing, community involvement and treatment among black communities. The annual event is also observed to give people an opportunity to reflect on the impact that HIV and AIDS have had on people and nations throughout the world. In addition, it serves […]

Parkway South Middle School teacher and coach charged with statutory rape of student

Ronald Smith Jr., a teacher and coach at Parkway South Middle School, is accused of felony statutory rape for his alleged sexual relationship with an underage student. In a complaint filed Tuesday, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Smith, 42, of the 2000 block of Painted Leaf Drive in Maryland Heights, for one count of statutory rape, one count of statutory sodomy, and sexual contact with a student by teacher. Smith is […]

Republicans handed first special election defeat amid Greitens scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In an interview with the Morning Consult last week, Governor Eric Greitens wouldn’t say if he thought the Missouri Republican Party could hold all four seats in Tuesday’s special elections, saying “That’s up to the voters. … What I can tell you is Republican policies are working.” The voters, it seems, may see things a little differently, as Republicans failed to hold all four seats as their Democratic counterparts came up […]

RELEASE: Dividend initiated by Peabody Board of Directors, demonstrating strong financial position, cash flow generation potential and commitment to shareholder returns

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Peabody (NYSE: BTU) announced today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.115 per share on the company’s common stock, payable on March 5, 2018 to shareholders of record on Feb. 19, 2018. “Peabody is pleased to initiate a quarterly dividend program as an important next step in the company’s commitment to shareholder returns, while further demonstrating the company’s strong financial position and robust cash generation potential,” Peabody […]