Day: March 7, 2018

Graves Garrett forms legal expense fund for Governor’s staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Graves Garrett, the law firm representing some members of the Governor’s Office, has announced the formation of a legal expense fund to aid in paying for legal expenses for some official staff members of the Governor’s Office. The new nonprofit, called the Missouri Legal Expense Fund, was created on March 6 in compliance with Section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 527), which makes it a tax-exempt […]

Bill to implement independent investigative team for officer-involved shootings delayed in public safety committee

A bill that would move officer-involved shooting investigations out of the St. Louis Metro Police Department by creating an independent investigative unit in the Circuit Attorney’s Office did not get a vote from the Board of Aldermen’s public safety committee Wednesday, delaying its passage for now. With just two full board meetings left in the current legislative period, Board Bill 234 will not be passed out of committee in enough time for it to be […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s public safety committee approves public safety plan bill

ST. LOUIS — In the wake of the record number of murders in St. Louis city last year, the head of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen is pushing a new tool to combat crime. Board Bill 222, introduced by Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, would create a public safety plan with data-driven results to better determine what areas the city needs to implement its crime reduction services. The bill passed unanimously out of the board’s […]

Budget tops Ozark Technical Community College’s priorities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Ozark Technical Community College is using this week in Jefferson City to communicate their priorities, talk to lawmakers, and get a sense of legislation that will affect them moving forward. “The budget is first and foremost,” said Hal Higdon, OTC’s Chancellor. When Gov. Eric Greitens made his budget proposal, it included significant cuts to higher education which would affect OTC and other public schools. On Tuesday morning, the House Budget Committee […]

RELEASE: Statement from Governor Eric Greitens on the Death of Officer Ryan Morton

Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 6, 2018. Two other officers were injured. A statement from Governor Eric Greitens is below: “Through the ages, the people who protect us go by different names. In one era, they are called warriors. In another, knights. In our era, the people who walk our streets and defend the defenseless are given an honored name: they are […]

St. Peters getting an Amazon Fulfillment Center but it may not boost overall employment in the area

PHOTO: Amazon Fulfillment Center, Shakopee, Minnesota by Tony Webster Amazon announced on Wednesday that they’re planning for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters but past studies have suggested that it may not directly result in more jobs in the area. According to the online retail giant, the new fulfillment center would create more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a tech-driven workplace. […]

RELEASE: Build-A-Bear Workshop® Brings Spring to Life with Easter Basket Must-Haves and In-store Activities

ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Spring has sprung at Build-A-Bear Workshop®, Inc. (NYSE:BBW), an interactive destination where Guests can create personalized furry friends, with new springtime activities and Make-Your-Own fun for all ages. The experiential retailer is offering several ways to entertain the kids during Spring Break, plus a selection of new bunnies and cute furry friends to complete every Easter basket. A Bunny for Everyone Build-A-Bear® is helping Guests beat Spring Break boredom, hone creativity and make […]

RELEASE: Blunt Statement on the Passing of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement on the death of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton, who was killed in the line of duty. “Officer Christopher Morton put his life on the line in service to his community and our nation, and we are deeply saddened by his loss,” Blunt said. “Officer Morton’s death is yet another stark reminder of the danger our law enforcement men and women face every […]

STL County PD label suspicious death in South County as a homicide

The St. Louis County Police Department announced on Tuesday that they are labeling a South County man’s death a homicide. Monday at approximately 4:40 p.m., St. Louis County Police officers from the South County Precinct responded to the 600 block of Bayless Avenue for a call for a check the welfare. According to police, upon arrival they located one male victim, Jeffrey Breitenfeld, 51, of St. Louis, inside his residence. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. […]

RELEASE: Gateway Motorsports Park to offer Indycar fans the most unique lodging in all of motorsports

Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will offer its INDYCAR fans the most unique lodging opportunity in all of motorsports: Instead of staying at a motel or camping out, fans will be able to live in a fully-functional house – albeit a tiny one – in the infield of the oval track. Try It Tiny Village will be constructed in the infield of Gateway Motorsports Park in August for the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group […]