Day: February 15, 2018

RELEASE: MetroLink maintenance work scheduled for Feb. 17 & 19

Maintenance of the light rail system may result in brief delays for Blue Line and Red Line passengers on Saturday, February 17 from 11:30 p.m. to end of service. MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station to accommodate nearby construction work, and Blue Line and Red Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes. Metro Transit will begin a major rehabilitation project on Monday, February 19, to […]

St. Louis County NAACP to celebrate the legacy of Rosa Parks

The St. Louis County Branch of the NAACP announced that it will host an annual observance celebration of the life and legacy of Rosa Parks this month. On Feb. 24, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host the event at 10:30 a.m. at Hazelwood School District’s Jamestown Elementary School. Around 300 community leaders, children and parents are expected to attend this celebratory event. Esther Haywood, branch president of the St. Louis […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen bill to ban carriage rides put on hold

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is backing down from its effort to ban carriage rides in the city. Last Friday, Aldermen were expected to give first-round approval to a measure sponsored by Joe Vaccaro that kept horses from city streets unless they were part of a parade or a police detail. Final consent would’ve been given at tomorrow’s weekly meeting, but the city of St. Louis has pulled back its decision to ban them altogether […]

RELEASE: Jack Black announces campaign to replace term-limited Rep. Fraker

John Black of Webster County has announced his candidacy for Missouri House of Representatives District 137, comprised of Greene and Webster counties, as a Republican. He is seeking to replace Representative Lyndall Fraker of Marshfield, who is term-limited. “I have retired and am ready to work hard for the interests of the people of Greene and Webster Counties,” states Black. “I would hope to continue the past 20 plus years of public service by succeeding […]

RELEASE: Hillary Shields launches campaign for Missouri Senate

Lee’s Summit, Mo. – Lee’s Summit community leader and AFS host mom Hillary Shields will be hosting a reception on February 21st to kick-off her campaign for Missouri’s 8th Senate District. After narrowly losing in a special election last year, Shields will be running in a rematch against Republican Mike Cierpiot. Hillary Shields “Volunteering in my community has taught me a lot about the issues affecting families in Eastern Jackson County, from the importance of supporting […]

MO GOP looking for paid volunteers to gather signatures for pro-Right-to-Work petition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Though the right-to-work law is now headed toward the ballot in November, but that doesn’t mean that the fight is finished. In an email sent out by county party groups, Republicans are asking for volunteers to carry petitions and gather signatures for a proposed petition. Here’s the language that the Missouri GOP is proposing: “Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to provide that every employee shall have the freedom to […]

RELEASE: Cardinals sign free-agent pitcher Bud Norris

JUPITER, Fla., February 14, 2018 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Bud Norris to a one-year contract, and that he will be in the Cardinals Major League Spring Training Camp that opens today with the first workout for pitchers and catchers. Norris, 32, appeared in a career single-season high 60 games (57 in relief) for the Los Angeles Angels last season, and led the Halos with 19 saves, […]

Investigators expand Greitens probe, begin interviewing lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With a Grand Jury empaneled in the Governor’s hometown of St. Louis, the Missouri Times has learned that investigators from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office have begun interviewing lawmakers at the state Capitol in what appears to be an expansion on what began on as a sex crime investigation into a broader probe of corruption inside the Greitens’ administration. The Missouri Times has confirmed that investigators have appeared in the […]

Neal Griffin joins Armstrong Teasdale’s St. Louis office

Neal Griffin, a former  associate with Stinson Leonard Street LLP and assistant general counsel for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, has joined Armstrong Teasdale’s Clayton office. Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, announced the addition of Griffin Tuesday. Griffin will counsel clients on all aspects of real estate development, including financing, design, acquisition, construction and leasing. If a dispute arises, Griffin seeks practical and timely resolutions for his clients and […]

RELEASE: Build-A-Bear Workshop CeleBEARates 10th year on FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — For the tenth year running, Build-A-Bear Workshop has been named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 55 on the list, which is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on 50-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits […]