Day: February 26, 2018

RELEASE: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed opposes legislation to allow guns on college campuses

One week after AR-15 and handgun were confiscated at Washington University, the Missouri House considers allowing these weapons on campuses statewide JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) opposes legislation that would place higher education students and staff in danger of gun violence by weakening common sense restrictions on where a person can legally carry a firearm. House Bill 1936 would expand the list of locations a person without a concealed carry […]

Judge Roy Moore endorses Courtland Sykes for U.S Senate

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – One of Missouri’s conservative candidates for the 2018 U.S. Senate race has picked up an endorsement over the weekend from another former U.S. Senate candidate. On Friday, Republican Judge Roy Moore, the man who fell short in his 2017 special election bid to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate, has now endorsed Courtland Sykes in his bid to win the Republican nomination in the Show-Me State. Courtland Sykes In a letter […]

RELEASE: Severe Weather Awareness Week and Statewide Tornado Drill help Missourians prepare for deadly severe weather threats

From March 4 to10 residents are encouraged to take action to prepare for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flooding and lightning JEFFERSON CITY – In 2017, Missourians were reminded once again of the deadly, unforgiving force of severe weather. The state suffered its first tornado death in five years; with nine flooding fatalities, Missouri also experienced its second deadliest year for flooding in almost a decade. Beginning April 28, 2017, Missouri was hit by up to 12 […]

Clayton to consider appeal opposing Flaherty & Collins’ luxury apartment plans

Clayton’s Board of Aldermen will again consider 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. The Clayton Board of Aldermen approved a rezoning from High Density Commercial (HDC) to Planned Unit Development to allow a mixed use, commercial and multi-family residential development project to be built by Flaherty & Collins Properties, which bought the property from […]

RELEASE: David Blaine Live returns to North American audiences for spring and summer tour

LOS ANGELES, CA (Feb 26, 2018) – Death-defying magician, David Blaine is taking his mind-blowing show ‘David Blaine Live’ on the road this spring and summer with a new round of 36 North American tour dates. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off May 6, 2018 in San Diego, CA and make stops in cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more. Citi® is the official presale credit card of […]

RELEASE: Union Station MetroLink Station Elevator Out of Service Starting March 1

The elevator at the Union Station MetroLink Station will be out of service for approximately 12 weeks beginning on March 1 for repairs and restoration. MetroLink riders who normally use the elevator at the Union Station MetroLink Station are encouraged to access the MetroLink platform instead at the Civic Center Transit Center during the elevator rehabilitation project. The Civic Center Transit Center is located two blocks east of the Union Station MetroLink Station at 14th […]

Mizzou may provide data research for STL County’s drug monitoring program

County Executive Steve Stenger on Tuesday is recommending that the St. Louis County Council introduce a bill that would allow the county to enter into a contract with the University of Missouri to carry out grant activities related to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The legislation which Stenger is recommending comes from Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of the St. Louis County Department of Health, which would allow the county to enter into a […]

Kenzi, the 6-year-old Asian elephant and daughter of Raja, dies at the Saint Louis Zoo

A 6-year-old Asian elephant calf born at the Saint Louis Zoo has died just days after falling ill. Kenzi, who was born at the zoo in 2012, was taken sick over the weekend and died Saturday despite ‘the very best efforts of all teams involved in her care’, zookeepers said. Kenzi, the daughter of Raja and Rani, succumbed to elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) — specifically, EEHV-1A — at 1:14 a.m. CT Saturday. EEHV is a […]

Republicans defer to House committee’s investigation after MOGOP calls indictment a ‘political hit job’

Greitens’ attorneys, GOP ED say the indictment is unprecedented, while others believe that’s the point JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As more and more members of the Republican-controlled legislature ask the Governor to resign after a Thursday afternoon Grand Jury indictment for felony violation of privacy laws, the Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Sam Cooper put out a statement denouncing the Grand Jury’s decision to indict. Gov. Eric Greitens was taken into custody Thursday, February 22 […]

RELEASE: Centene to acquire MHM services to expand national footprint in correctional healthcare sector

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MHM Services, Inc. (“MHM”) a national provider of healthcare and staffing services to correctional systems and other government agencies. Under the terms of the agreement, Centene will acquire 100 percent of the stock of MHM, including its 49 percent ownership of Centurion, the correctional healthcare services joint venture between Centene and MHM. MHM provides behavioral health, medical and dental […]