Day: February 14, 2018

Missouri veterans to participate in inaugural Firefighter Veterans Initiative program

Active service members and recent veterans from Missouri will participate in a physically demanding event that hopes to attract military veterans into a career in fire service. The Firefighter Veterans Initiative is a new program to recruit veterans to careers in Missouri’s fire fighting career service and support them through a mentoring program of firefighting professionals. The program was initiated by Gov. Eric Greitens and will be held at the Jefferson City Fire Department Hyde […]

Missouri School Boards Association hosts legislative day in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 300 members headed to the Capital City on Tuesday for the Missouri School Board Association’s legislative day. The organization gathered to discuss their legislative agenda, talking about the ins and outs of education in the Show-Me State with education leaders in the House and Senate. Rep. Rocky Miller speaks with members. Photo courtesy of the MSBA “We’re concerned about some initiatives that are pending, whether it’s ESAs or charter […]

RELEASE: Edgewell Personal Care Announces the Appointment of Rod R. Little as Chief Financial Officer

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) today announced the appointment of Rod R. Little as chief financial officer (CFO). Little served most recently as CFO with HSN Inc. and, prior to that, Elizabeth Arden Inc. He will begin March 5, 2018 and will be based in the company’s Shelton, Conn. office, reporting to David Hatfield, chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of directors. “Rod is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of global […]

RELEASE: Bichon Frise For The Win! Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Crowns 11th “Best in Show” Champion In 12 Years Fueled By Purina Pro Plan

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For the 11th time in 12 years, the “Best in Show” winning dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a Pro Plan-fed dog*. Last night, GCH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love, or Flynn, for short, a Bichon Frise handled by Bill McFadden, joined an elite group of canine competitors by taking home the exclusive title at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York […]

RELEASE: Blunt-backed new markets tax credit program awards $215 million in tax credits to St. Louis, Kansas City-based groups

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today touted the U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement that four Missouri-based organizations have been selected to receive a total of $215 million in New Markets Tax Credit authority for 2017. The NMTC program provides a 39 percent federal tax credit for businesses or economic development projects in areas with poverty rates of at least 20 percent, or median incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median. “The […]

RELEASE: Government whistleblower bill approved by Senate committee

JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Bill 786, which would restore and strengthen protections for government whistleblowers, was approved this week by the Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. “This legislation will help to expose and prevent government corruption by strengthening protections for those employees who have the courage to come forward and report misconduct,” Sen. Jill Schupp, the bill’s sponsor, said. “I appreciate the bipartisan support this legislation has already received, and I […]

RELEASE: Cardinals premium & opening day flex packs on sale this week

ST. LOUIS — As part of a continued effort to make Opening Day and Cubs weekend game tickets available to as many fans as possible, the Cardinals announced that Premium and Opening Day Flex Packs will go on sale this week at cardinals.com/flexpacks.  Details of the Flex Packs are as follows: Premium Flex Pack:  Fans may choose one game from a list of five premium Chicago Cubs dates plus a minimum of any two additional […]

Gregory’s audit of Department of Revenue highlights $36 million in cost-savings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. David Gregory has been a man with a mission since being elected to office, and it seems that the hard work is paying off. While testifying before the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, the Republican state representative presented some of the results of an audit he has been working on for several months. “Missouri families have to carefully watch their budgets and identify areas for savings. They expect their state […]

Police identify victim in North County shooting

The St. Louis County Police Department on Tuesday identified the victim of a Castle Point shooting. Police announced that Jarrell Rush, 21, of St. Louis, was the was discovered shot to death near the 10200 block of Count Drive in Castle Point. On Feb. 12 at approximately 7:00 p.m. officers from the St. Louis County Police Department North County Precinct responded to the 10200 block of Count Drive for a report of a shooting. Upon […]

Clayton delays appeal opposing plan for 22-story luxury apartment

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Clayton’s Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night tabled an appeal from a local developer looking to stop the rezoning and subsequent building of a luxury apartment on a city-owned parking lot at 8049 Forsyth Boulevard. At the Jan. 9 Board of Aldermen meeting the Board approved a rezoning from High Density Commercial (HDC) to Planned Unit Development (PUD) to allow a mixed use, commercial and multi-family residential development […]