Day: March 8, 2018

House committee hears three different liquor bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Three bills regarding alcohol were presented to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday night. The legislation included allowing underaged adults who work of a licensed retailer to carry liquor to a customer’s vehicle, allowing retailers to transport products to and from a warehouse, and requiring intoxicating liquor to physically come into the possession of a licensed wholesaler. Rep. Jack Bondon’s HB 2364, which he calls the Three-Tier Verification Act, ensures […]

STL County PD looking for suspect who hit an off-duty officer with vehicle

The St. Louis County Police Department is still on the hunt for a suspect after an off-duty officer was hit by their fleeing vehicle near a South County Costco.   Police said at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday an off-duty officer was shopping at Costco, located at 4200 Rusty Road, near South County Mall, when he was told by store employees that two customers were stealing from the store. The police officer, a 20-year veteran […]

Buffer zone bill could get a vote on final passage at Board of Aldermen meeting

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman For the second week in a row, the bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood, could get a vote for final passage by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Friday. With the legislative session quickly coming to a close, the bill would need to get final passage in the next two weeks before the board goes on spring break, […]

RELEASE: St. Louis area students win prizes in C-SPAN’s video documentary competition

WASHINGTON (March 7, 2018) – C-SPAN announced today that students from Kirkwood, Clayton and Lake Saint Louis, Missouri are winners in C-SPAN’s national 2018 StudentCam competition. Jack Rintoul, a student at Kirkwood High School, will receive $750 for his third-prize winning video, “Curing Hazelwood,” about freedom of speech. The following students have won honorable mention prizes, and each winning documentary will receive $250: Matthew Johnson, Kirkwood High School: “Your Cell Phone: Will the Vault be Opened?,” […]

The Mission continues looks to distance themselves from founder and embattled Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the circle continues tightening around the embattled governor of Missouri, it seems that some of those most closely tied to Gov. Eric R. Greitens are jumping ship to distance themselves from the tumultuous times the Governor is facing. The Mission Continues, a charity organization started by Greitens in 2007, released a letter this week following news that Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office would be opening an inquiry into the […]

RELEASE: Facebook Silences Conservative U.S. Senate Candidate for AR-15 Giveaway (Again)

Kansas City, MO. — U.S. Senate Candidate Austin Petersen was banned from Facebook yesterday after sharing a video for an AR-15 raffle on his personal Facebook page. Petersen was previously censored by the social media platform in September 2017 after a similar contest. “This is the second time my personal account has been banned from Facebook due to my campaign raffling off a perfectly legal firearm,” said Petersen. “I demand an explanation from Facebook’s leadership […]

RELEASE: Mantovani commits to new ethics plan involving reforms in political fundraising and government practices

MANTOVANI COMMITS TO NEW ETHICS PLAN INVOLVING REFORMS IN POLITICAL FUNDRAISING AND GOVERNMENT PRACTICES, ELIMINATING THE “CORRUPTION TAX” IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY St. Louis, MO (March 7, 2018) – As an extension to his commitment to transform the St. Louis region, Democratic County Executive candidate Mark Mantovani Wednesday announced a sweeping ethics reform plan committed to revising political fundraising and other government practices as County Executive. Mantovani pointed to a litany of bad financial deals […]

RELEASE: Bruno David Gallery’s Four New Exhibitions for April-May 2018, open Friday, April 13, 2018

JAMES AUSTIN MURRAY Distant Stars CARMON COLANGELO Happy Planet BUNNY BURSON Rise LAURA BEARD Acoustic Shadow Dates: April 13 – June 1, 2018 Location: Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton, MO 63105 Opening Reception & Meet the Artists: Friday, April 13, 2018, from 5 to 8 pm (SAINT LOUIS, MO — March 1, 2018) — Bruno David Gallery continues its 12th season with four new solo exhibitions. New York painter James Austin Murray presents […]

Metro Transit lands $1.75 million grant to add electric bus technology to fleet in 2020

Metro Transit will soon add two pollution-free, battery-powered electric buses to its fleet. The Federal Transit Administration awarded Metro a $1.75 million grant that will enable the St. Louis-based public transit agency to two replace diesel buses with electric buses. The FTA funds came from its Low or No Emission Vehicle Program, Metro announced Wednesday. That money will be used to purchase two extended-range battery electric buses that will be added to Metro’s clean-burning diesel […]

RELEASE: Edward Jones’ Penny Pennington receives inaugural Great Place to Work® for All leadership award

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Penny Pennington, principal of Edward Jones’ Client Strategies Group, recently was honored with a Great Place to Work for All Leadership award. Pennington was one of the women leaders honored from companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women. The awards were announced by Great Place to Work at a gala on March 7, the eve of the 107th International Women’s Day, […]